California

Large block letter sign reading 'TRUMP' appears over 405 Freeway

The city cited the reason for the sign's removal as being a traffic hazard.

California governor vetoes bill making ethnic studies a school requirement

The new draft clearly identifies antisemitism as a form of bigotry and removes mention of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
02/10/2020
The Northern California fires affected an already disrupted Yom Kippur

“A very loud alert went off on all our phones,” said Kramer, senior associate rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, California, which had prerecorded the opening Yom Kippur service.

By MAYA MIRSKY/JTA , DAN PINE/JTA , GABE STUTMAN / JTA
01/10/2020
Jewish students in NorCal ask district to fight against antisemitism

“We believe the ‘action’ taken thus far by the administration has done nothing to make us feel secure and safe."

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/10/2020
Napa Valley wineries menaced by wildfire, as California blaze kills 3

All three were civilians, and their deaths brought to 29 the number of people killed since mid-Aug in what now stands as the worst year on record for California wildfires in terms of acreage burned.

By REUTERS
30/09/2020
The California state capitol in Sacramento
Californian Jews launch campaign for Ethnic Studies program inclusion

The JCRC has stated that narratives should go beyond the four foundational groups of California.

18/09/2020
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, injured in the recent shooting at the synagogue in Poway
Brother of ex-Poway synagogue leader pleads guilty in fraud scheme

Prosecutors said he worked with his brother from 2012 to 2018 to conceal more than $700,000 in income from the IRS and avoid paying $155,881 in taxes.

By TNS
16/09/2020
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
Instagram account ‘organized in antisemitism’ lists Jewish students

Daniel May, 14, a ninth-grader at the private Marin Academy in nearby San Rafael, told the J that the online anti-Semitic harassment does not surprise him.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
16/09/2020
Thousands of Oregon evacuees shelter from wildfires

One wildfire fatality has been confirmed in Washington state, where some 400 structures have been lost.

By REUTERS
16/09/2020
Scores of wildfires scorch US West Coast, killing at least nine

In the past 48 hours, three people died from a lightning-sparked fire in northern California, while three were reported dead in Oregon and a 1-year-old boy died in Washington state, police reported.

By REUTERS
11/09/2020
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