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When Temple Judea in Tarzana installs Donald Goor as senior rabbi this week, the Reform congregation will become the country's largest mainstream synagogue to have an openly gay man as its spiritual leader. The liberal Reform branch of Judaism dropped barriers to ordaining gay and lesbian rabbis seven years ago, but only a few congregations have picked gay clergy for assistant or senior pulpit posts, according to estimates.
October 17, 2003 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
A Tarzana man pleaded guilty for his role in an $11-million scheme in which he and co-conspirators acquired companies and then used their lines of credit to buy enormous amounts of merchandise before filing for bankruptcy. Valery Vasserman, 57, pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to charges that included conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud.
January 2, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
The bargain hunters jockey gingerly for a spot to park their luxury sedans and SUVs along Brewster Drive, a winding road in the hills of Tarzana. It's a woodsy neighborhood of large homes behind wrought-iron gates, and more than two dozen shoppers are here to bid for a piece of it. Housing auctions are plentiful these days, including builders' closeouts that lure hundreds of bidders to hotel ballrooms and public sales of foreclosures on...
April 11, 1998 | EDWARD YOON
Proposed zoning changes for seven of the 57 sub-areas in the Encino-Tarzana Community Plan Update Program were presented to residents this week at a public hearing held by the city's Department of City Planning. The 25 area residents attending Thursday's meeting at Portola Middle School in Tarzana got an overview of the proposed changes by Gary Klein, city planning assistant, as well as a copy of the preliminary change matrix and change map.
July 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
Bruce Malmuth, who directed such films as "Nighthawks" and "Hard to Kill" and played bit parts in "The Karate Kid" and other movies, has died. He was 71. Malmuth died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of esophageal cancer, said his brother, Daniel. Malmuth was best known for directing Sylvester Stallone in the 1981 thriller "Nighthawks," Steven Seagal in the 1990 political action film "Hard to Kill" and Jill Clayburgh in the 1986 suspense movie "Where Are the Children?"
April 14, 1988
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May 4, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, A tale of a fateful trip, That started from this tropic port Aboard this tiny ship. -- "The Ballad of Gilligan's Island" by George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz * George Wyle, the musical director for such singers as Andy Williams, Howard Keel and Doris Day and the songwriter of such classics as "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and the theme for "Gilligan's Island," has died. He was 87.
January 27, 1999 | KAREN E. KLEIN
Kelly Lester started decorating beige switch plates with colorful collages after her first child was born and she wanted a job that would let her stay home. She took the plates to street fairs, craft malls and boutiques and has turned the idea into a wholesale business with 1,500 accounts nationwide. Making her family her top priority, Lester has continued working at home while giving her employees a large amount of freedom to run her factory. Lester was interviewed by Karen E. Klein.
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