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May 12, 2009 | Carol J. Williams
Firearms manufacturers and sellers cannot be held liable for criminal misuse of their products, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday in a case stemming from a white supremacist's 1999 shooting rampage at a Jewish community summer camp in Granada Hills. The suit brought by the mother of a man fatally shot by Buford O. Furrow Jr. and the families of five others wounded -- including three preschool children -- sought to hold Georgia-based Glock Inc.
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April 14, 2014 | Matt Pearce and John M. Glionna and Will Webber
Three people were shot to death Sunday at two Jewish community facilities here, and the suspect -- a man in his 70s thought to be a white supremacist -- appeared to shout "Heil Hitler!" as he was taken into custody. The shootings took place on the eve of the Jewish holiday of Passover, which begins at sundown Monday, but police said it was too early to call the shootings, whose victims included a 14-year-old Boy Scout and his grandfather, a hate crime. The gunfire erupted about 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and at the Village Shalom senior living facility, officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1999
The North Valley Jewish Community Center is much more than a building that stands at Rinaldi Street and Havenhurst Avenue in Granada Hills. The center, although titled Jewish, is a blend of families and individuals of all colors and religious denominations, providing opportunities to learn and be enriched through a multitude of classes and social programs for young children through senior citizens. It reflects and celebrates the diversity that is part of the San Fernando Valley. It is a home to all of the families and individuals who have participated in the diverse programs the center offers.
NATIONAL
April 14, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Standing at the lectern, Mindy Corporon calmly spoke about love in the face of hatred, describing how two people so central to her life - her father and her son - were shot to death by a gunman who police say is a white supremacist bent on violence. Her voice steady, she described arriving Sunday afternoon moments after the attacker, whom police identified as Frazier Glenn Cross, opened fire in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center here, a shooting rampage that took the lives of three people, including a woman outside a nearby Jewish senior center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1993
The Jewish Community Center of Orange County will hold a summer picnic Sunday at William R. Mason Regional Park. Families, as well as teen-agers and singles, are invited to the event, which will include volleyball and softball games, bingo, relay races, a bake-off contest and a water-balloon toss. Participants are asked to bring their own main course, snacks and dessert. Charcoal, grills, lemonade and watermelon will be provided. The picnic will run from noon to 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1991 | GERALD FARIS
The folks at the South Bay Jewish Community Center spend a lot of time helping Jews understand what their religion and culture are all about. It offers classes in American Jewish history and current issues facing Jews. "Our job is to promote the continuation of Judaism," says center Director Amy Fox-Lovejoy. But on Sunday, the center is inviting the whole South Bay to learn about Jewish life at its ninth annual "South Bay Jewish Festival" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Recreation Center.
NEWS
August 11, 1999 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dropping kids at day care or camp is so mundane an activity, it obscures the dread hidden in every parent's heart--that any child not at home is somehow unprotected. The worst of those fears were realized Tuesday morning when a gunman walked through the open front door of the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills and opened fire on the only people in sight--little children and people paid to take care of them.
NEWS
October 21, 1994 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since July 18, when a terrorist car bomb destroyed this nation's main Jewish community center, demonstrators have gathered every Monday morning in front of the central courthouse here. "Justice, justice!" they demand. But so far, little apparent progress has been made in judicial and investigative efforts to bring the bombers to justice. Eighteen people have been detained for questioning. Seventeen have been released for lack of evidence.
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April 18, 1988 | Associated Press
A bomb exploded in front of the Frankfurt Jewish Community Center shortly after midnight Sunday, and minutes later another blast ripped through the downtown office of Saudi Arabia's Saudia Airlines, police said. There were no casualties in either explosion, but the airline office was heavily damaged and a Volkswagen bus parked in front of the Jewish Community Center was destroyed, police said. Police spokesman Hans Neitzel said there were no immediate claims of responsibility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1994
The Capistrano Unified School District is growing fast. The sprawling district, which serves San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo and parts of Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita, eclipsed the 33,000-student mark this fall, according to spokeswoman Jacqueline Price. Students in the district: District Enrollment Rising: 1994-95: 33,370 Today Here's a chance to brush up on your bridge game and learn about Israel--all under one roof.
NATIONAL
April 14, 2014 | By Matt Pearce and Will Webber
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - When tragedy came in the form of a gunman to a Jewish community center here Sunday, it was two Methodists who were shot and killed in the building's parking lot. Reat Underwood, a 14-year-old high school freshman, had come to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City with his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporan, 69, who was always accompanying one of his grandkids to some event or another. Reat, a Boy Scout, loved to sing and perform in musicals, and after years of waiting to become eligible, he had come to audition for a local "American Idol"-style competition for high school students.
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April 14, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
AURORA, Mo. - The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., was known even more for his white supremacist beliefs that led him to try to incite a race war, pepper local papers with anti-immigrant letters and get into a shouting match with a Jewish student at Missouri State University. Police arrested Cross on Sunday on suspicion of shooting and killing a 14-year-old Boy Scout and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., and a woman at a nearby Jewish assisted living center.
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April 13, 2014 | By Matt Pearce, John M. Glionna and Will Webber
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -  Three people were shot to death Sunday at two Jewish community facilities here after a man in his 70s opened fire, authorities said. The gunman was believed to be a longtime white supremacist. As the suspect was taken into custody, he appeared to shout "Heil Hitler" as a local TV crew  filmed his arrest. The shootings took place on the eve of the Jewish holiday of Passover, which begins at sundown Monday. Although officials refused to identify the suspect, a Johnson County sheriff's database reported that Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, had been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder Sunday and was being held without bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Not a day goes by that Mindy Finkelstein doesn't pause to remember the terrifying morning 10 years ago when a self-professed white supremacist went on a calculated rampage against Jews and ethnic minorities, killing a man and wounding others. "Every day, it crosses my mind," said Finkelstein, 26, who was shot in the right calf and thigh while working as a day-camp counselor at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills. But speaking on Monday, 10 years after the incident, Finkelstein said she wanted this anniversary to be different.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2009 | Carol J. Williams
Firearms manufacturers and sellers cannot be held liable for criminal misuse of their products, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday in a case stemming from a white supremacist's 1999 shooting rampage at a Jewish community summer camp in Granada Hills. The suit brought by the mother of a man fatally shot by Buford O. Furrow Jr. and the families of five others wounded -- including three preschool children -- sought to hold Georgia-based Glock Inc.
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July 19, 2007 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
'DO you have a pioneering spirit?" read the recent ad in the Jewish Week newspaper of New York. "Are you searching for a meaningful community where YOU can make a difference?" To generations of American Jews, the pitch had a familiar ring. But this was not an invitation to settle the Promised Land. It was a call to repopulate New Orleans, a city known less for its Jewish culture than for its shellfish, sin and pre-Lenten carnival.
SPORTS
September 10, 1987
Claudia Johnson had 21 kills and Renan Komurcuoglu had 50 assists to lead the United States International University volleyball team to an 8-15, 15-8, 15-11, 15-13 victory over the University of Tennessee Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. USIU improves to 6-1, and Tennessee falls to 2-2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2006 | Lynn Doan, Times Staff Writer
Picture the scene as members of the Jewish Historical Society, making their monthly bus tour of Boyle Heights, rolled up to one of the highlights: the former Soto-Michigan Jewish Community Center, a revolutionary hub of multiculturalism in the 1950s. Imagine their surprise when, instead of the Raphael Soriano-designed landmark, they pulled up in front of an empty lot.
OPINION
October 26, 2005
Re "Bill to Shield Gun Makers Is Approved," Oct. 21 Thank God that Congress and the Bush administration have been hard at work protecting innocent gun makers and sellers from frivolous litigation by greedy plaintiffs like those who filed suit after the shootings at the Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills. Aren't the roughly 30,000 gun-related deaths a year in the U.S. a small price to pay for protecting gun industry profits? RON GALPERIN Beverly Hills
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