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News and updates about California

The case for Ukraine

Part I: If Ukraine has no right to exist then Canada is in question, and certainly California and Texas have no foot to stand on. Op-ed.

The case for Ukraine

One dead, four wounded in shooting at Southern California church

Police say a person has been arrested and a weapon that may have been involved was recovered.

One dead, four wounded in shooting at Southern California church

A day in the life of the Holy Land

Our Sages said that every 4 steps in Israel adds merits in the World to Come. In America you can try walking from coast-to-coast.. Op-ed.

A day in the life of the Holy Land

California school targeted with antisemitic hate crime

Antisemitic graffiti discovered at an elementary school in Mountain View, California is being investigated as a hate crime.

California school targeted with antisemitic hate crime

Second Sacramento mass shooting suspect arrested

Police announce that second suspect arrested in the deadly shooting is the older brother of the first arrested suspect.

Second Sacramento mass shooting suspect arrested

Police chief says multiple shooters carried out mass shooting in Sacramento

Six people killed and 12 injured in mass shooting in Sacramento, local police chief says.

Multiple shooters carried out mass shooting in Sacramento

15 shot in mass shooting in Sacramento, California

Man opens fire on crowd from car in downtown Sacramento.

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Report: Mass shooting in Sacramento, California

At least 13 people have reportedly been killed in mass shooting downtown Sacramento in California.

Report: Mass shooting in Sacramento, Californiaplayer

California woman with Nazi armband investigated for hate crime

Woman verbally attacks elderly Jewish man who confronts her and then gets into physical altercation with two men who come to his aid.

California woman with Nazi armband investigated for hate crime

Convicted terrorist who planned attacks on Jews gets 15 years for selling meth

California man who served 16 years in jail for planning terror attacks against Jewish facilities sentenced to 15 years for selling meth.

Convicted terrorist who targeted Jews gets 15yrs for selling meth

South Bay Chabad destroyed by fire receives support from Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani government provides fund for reconstruction of California synagogue which burned down 2 months ago.

Calif. Chabad destroyed by fire receives support from Azerbaijan

Multiple antisemitic flyer incidents across US over the weekend

Trend of antisemitic flyers being distributed by hate group in residential areas across the United States continues.

Multiple antisemitic flyer incidents across US over the weekend

American Jewish University to sell Los Angeles campus

Revenue from sale will fund a range of strategic investments tailored for the evolving world of Jewish education.

American Jewish University to sell Los Angeles campus

San Fran man who threatened mass shooting of Jews may not serve jail time

Lawyer's for Ross Farca, who was also found guilty of weapons felonies, say he should receive psychological counselling instead of prison.

San Fran man who threatened to kill Jews may not serve jail time

San Fran Jewish orgs get $4.2 million in state security grants

California has announced that San Francisco Bay Area Jewish organizations will receive $4.2 million in state security grants.

San Fran Jewish orgs get $4.2 million in state security grants

San Francisco targeted with antisemitic messages

Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco, California becomes latest area to be targeted with antisemitic flyers in recent months.

San Francisco targeted with antisemitic messages

In Berkeley, a group of Jews wants to found an urban moshav

The first urban Jewish co-housing project in the US takes shape in Berkeley, California.

In Berkeley, a group of Jews wants to found an urban moshav

New Hollywood museum slammed for erasing Jewish history

Los Angeles museum on the history of Hollywood under fire for not covering the US film industry's Jewish founding fathers in its exhibits.

New Hollywood museum slammed for erasing Jewish history

California Governor denies parole to RFK's killer

California Governor Gavin Newsom rejects parole board's recommendation that Sirhan Sirhan be released from prison.

California Governor denies parole to RFK's killer

California Holocaust memorial fountain overturned for 2nd time in two years

Santa Rosa cemetery memorial to victims of the Holocaust badly damaged for second time in two years.

California Holocaust memorial damaged for 2nd time in two years

California school disciplines students for viral swastika photos

Northern California high school has taken disciplinary action after photos of students covered with Nazi symbols went viral.

California school disciplines students for viral swastika photos

Los Angeles County cities investigating antisemitic stickers

Antisemitic sticker incidents in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach are being investigated by police for possible hate crime charges.

Los Angeles County cities investigating antisemitic stickers

New Chabad House in San Jose destroyed by fire

Only three months after its opening, fire engulfs synagogue but its Torah scrolls are saved when a member alerts firefighters.

New Chabad House in San Jose destroyed by fire

Two dead in shooting at North Hollywood store

Few details available on the motive behind the shooting, but a suspect is in custody.

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California high school investigating photos of students covered in swastikas

A high school in Northern California is investigating after social media photos of students covered with Nazi symbols went viral.

California high school investigating swastika photos of students

Anti-Semitic covid flyers found in California and North Carolina

Flyers containing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories blaming Jews for covid where left at homes in California and North Carolina.

Anti-Semitic covid flyers found in California and North Carolina

LA synagogue worshippers threatened

Antisemitic letter threatening worshippers and vial containing unknown powder found outside Los Angeles synagogue.

LA synagogue worshippers threatened

California announces statewide mask mandate

California to impose statewide mask mandate in all indoor public spaces amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.

California announces statewide mask mandate

This university's library is named after a Nazi sympathizer - but that may change

Fresno State University will consider renaming library honoring Nazi sympathizer.

This university's library is named after a Nazi sympathizer

California man who threatened to murder Jews found guilty

Ross Farca faces more than nine years in prison after being found guilty of threatening to murder Jews in a 2019 online post.

California man who threatened to murder Jews found guilty

Finding a better way

Immigrant from Oakland, California reflects on the challenges - and the blessings - of making Aliyah. Op-ed.

Finding a better way

Armored truck litters highway with bills

An armored truck carrying cash inexplicably found its back door open and part of its load scattered on the freeway.

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Mountain View, California schools defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

Local police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered at two elementary schools in Mountain View recently.

Mountain View, CA schools defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

Northern California town marches against anti-Semitism

Thousands of residents of the northern California town of Los Gatos marched against recent local incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti.

Northern California town marches against anti-Semitism

California Jewish groups eligible for $200,000 security grants

New historic $47.5 million state security grant program will enable Jewish community to drastically improve security preparedness.

California Jewish groups eligible for $200,000 security grants

Residents say California town not removing swastika vandalism

Residents of Porterville are accusing the town of turning a blind eye to swastikas that have lingered on trees and sidewalks for years.

Residents say California town not removing swastika vandalism

Why the productive Middle Class leave California

Other states and Israel can learn much from California’s tragic decline. A bullet-pointed Primer of 17 points that tells it all. Op-ed.

Why the productive Middle Class leave California

California synagogue defaced with anti-Semitic flyers

In second anti-Semitic incident to hit Carmichael, CA in October, Hitler flyers were plastered on the menorah and fence of a synagogue.

California synagogue defaced with anti-Semitic flyers

California parents hold walkout over school vaccine mandate

California mother of three explains why she kept her kids home, saying government officials are 'overreaching.'

California parents hold walkout over school vaccine mandateplayer

California’s controversial ethnic studies requirement is signed into law

After years of debate, including over its handling of Jews, California’s controversial ethnic studies requirement is signed into law.

California’s ethnic studies requirement signed into law