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February 27, 1997
Raphael J. Sonenshein, a political scientist at Cal State Fullerton, was named director Wednesday of a charter reform panel created by the Los Angeles City Council. The 21-member panel was assigned by the council to study overhauling the city's 72-year-old governing charter that many officials say is inefficient and out of date. Sonenshein, who has written a book on race relations in Los Angeles, will start the job Monday.
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February 1, 2013 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Eric Garcetti jokingly refers to himself as a "kosher burrito. " Wendy Greuel's mother accurately predicted that she would "marry a nice Jewish boy. " And Jan Perry frequently talks about how her conversion to Judaism affects her worldview. The field vying to become Los Angeles' next mayor is diverse in many ways, but one commonality that binds three of the top candidates is their long-standing ties to the Jewish community. All are highlighting their history in hopes of gaining an edge in this key voter bloc.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1995
Cal State Fullerton political scientist Raphael J. Sonenshein came to Los Angeles from northern New Jersey in 1974, having dropped out of a doctoral program at Yale University. He worked for former Mayor Tom Bradley, former councilman David Cunningham and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) during her first campaign for an Assembly seat in 1976.
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June 9, 2006 | Jim Newton, Times Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES owes much to Raphael J. Sonenshein, a pioneering scholar of this city whose serious study has spurred interest in its dense, subtle politics and government. More important, Sonenshein is that rare being -- the civically engaged intellectual. He is honestly dispassionate yet utterly committed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2013 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Eric Garcetti jokingly refers to himself as a "kosher burrito. " Wendy Greuel's mother accurately predicted that she would "marry a nice Jewish boy. " And Jan Perry frequently talks about how her conversion to Judaism affects her worldview. The field vying to become Los Angeles' next mayor is diverse in many ways, but one commonality that binds three of the top candidates is their long-standing ties to the Jewish community. All are highlighting their history in hopes of gaining an edge in this key voter bloc.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2006 | Jim Newton, Times Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES owes much to Raphael J. Sonenshein, a pioneering scholar of this city whose serious study has spurred interest in its dense, subtle politics and government. More important, Sonenshein is that rare being -- the civically engaged intellectual. He is honestly dispassionate yet utterly committed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997
More than 100 applicants have thrown their names into contention for the post of executive director of the city's elected charter reform commission. With the deadline for submissions set for 5 p.m. today, resumes have flooded the Los Angeles city clerk's office from local and national candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1998
A panel of experts will discuss the state of Jewish-African American relations in an event to be held in Santa Monica on Sunday. Organized by the Sholem Community Organization, the event will trace the historical relationship of the two minorities in Los Angeles. "Alliances between blacks and Jews have weakened since the '60s and '70s, when the two communities fought side by side for civil rights," said Neil Richmon, the panel facilitator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
To help residents sort out the jam-packed east county school board races, candidates' forums have been scheduled for the Simi Valley and Conejo Valley panels. In the Conejo Valley, four challengers are hoping to unseat incumbents Dorothy Beaubien, 64, and Dolores Didio), 63. They are electrical engineer Paul F. Finman, 39; homemaker Debra J. Lorier, 42; Lutheran minister Elroi Reimnitz, 48, and engineer Charles E. Rittenburg, 45. The six will face off about district priorities at an Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Showing surprising interest in a potentially powerful but somewhat arcane political job, more than 100 applicants have thrown their names into contention for the post of executive director of the city's elected charter reform commission. With the deadline for submissions set for 5 p.m. today, resumes have flooded the Los Angeles city clerk's office from local and national candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1997
Raphael J. Sonenshein, a political scientist at Cal State Fullerton, was named director Wednesday of a charter reform panel created by the Los Angeles City Council. The 21-member panel was assigned by the council to study overhauling the city's 72-year-old governing charter that many officials say is inefficient and out of date. Sonenshein, who has written a book on race relations in Los Angeles, will start the job Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1995
Cal State Fullerton political scientist Raphael J. Sonenshein came to Los Angeles from northern New Jersey in 1974, having dropped out of a doctoral program at Yale University. He worked for former Mayor Tom Bradley, former councilman David Cunningham and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) during her first campaign for an Assembly seat in 1976.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Jewish and Japanese American leaders will gather Tuesday to discuss the future of their communities in Southern California by reflecting on the past. The program, "Exploring Identity: A Journey of Mutual Discovery," brings together educators and religious leaders from both communities for a symposium that will culminate a citywide series of lectures concerning the past, present and future of the two groups.
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