April 1, 1993 |
The senior rabbi at one of the West Coast's most prominent temples has resigned in the wake of his confession that he and a younger female rabbi had a brief affair eight years ago, the temple announced Wednesday. Michael P. Sternfield, 46, submitted his resignation to Congregation Beth Israel on Wednesday, just days before the full congregation was to vote on his job status, a temple spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2003 |
As firefighters continued to gain control of wildfires smoldering across Southern California, residents of the once-threatened mountain communities around Big Bear Lake trickled home Sunday, stocking up on groceries, unpacking heirlooms from crammed SUVs and finding, to their relief, that their homes and neighborhoods had not been harmed. "We got so lucky up here," said nurse's aide Julie Eberhard, 45. "I thought the whole mountain was going to go up."