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California Governor denies parole to RFK's killer

California Governor denies parole to RFK's killer

California Governor Gavin Newsom rejects parole board's recommendation that Sirhan Sirhan be released from prison.

California Holocaust memorial damaged for 2nd time in two years

California Holocaust memorial fountain overturned for 2nd time in two years

Santa Rosa cemetery memorial to victims of the Holocaust badly damaged for second time in two years.

California school disciplines students for viral swastika photos

California school disciplines students for viral swastika photos

Northern California high school has taken disciplinary action after photos of students covered with Nazi symbols went viral.

Los Angeles County cities investigating antisemitic stickers

Los Angeles County cities investigating antisemitic stickers

Antisemitic sticker incidents in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach are being investigated by police for possible hate crime charges.

New Chabad House in San Jose destroyed by fire

New Chabad House in San Jose destroyed by fire

Only three months after its opening, fire engulfs synagogue but its Torah scrolls are saved when a member alerts firefighters.

Two dead in shooting at North Hollywood storeplayer

Two dead in shooting at North Hollywood store

Few details available on the motive behind the shooting, but a suspect is in custody.

California high school investigating swastika photos of students

California high school investigating photos of students covered in swastikas

A high school in Northern California is investigating after social media photos of students covered with Nazi symbols went viral.

Anti-Semitic covid flyers found in California and North Carolina

Anti-Semitic covid flyers found in California and North Carolina

Flyers containing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories blaming Jews for covid where left at homes in California and North Carolina.

LA synagogue worshippers threatened

LA synagogue worshippers threatened

Antisemitic letter threatening worshippers and vial containing unknown powder found outside Los Angeles synagogue.

California announces statewide mask mandate

California announces statewide mask mandate

California to impose statewide mask mandate in all indoor public spaces amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.

This university's library is named after a Nazi sympathizer

This university's library is named after a Nazi sympathizer - but that may change

Fresno State University will consider renaming library honoring Nazi sympathizer.

California man who threatened to murder Jews found guilty

California man who threatened to murder Jews found guilty

Ross Farca faces more than nine years in prison after being found guilty of threatening to murder Jews in a 2019 online post.

Finding a better way

Finding a better way

Immigrant from Oakland, California reflects on the challenges - and the blessings - of making Aliyah. Op-ed.

Armored truck litters highway with billsplayer

Armored truck litters highway with bills

An armored truck carrying cash inexplicably found its back door open and part of its load scattered on the freeway.

Mountain View, CA schools defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

Mountain View, California schools defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

Local police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered at two elementary schools in Mountain View recently.

Northern California town marches against anti-Semitism

Northern California town marches against anti-Semitism

Thousands of residents of the northern California town of Los Gatos marched against recent local incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti.

California Jewish groups eligible for $200,000 security grants

California Jewish groups eligible for $200,000 security grants

New historic $47.5 million state security grant program will enable Jewish community to drastically improve security preparedness.

Residents say California town not removing swastika vandalism

Residents say California town not removing swastika vandalism

Residents of Porterville are accusing the town of turning a blind eye to swastikas that have lingered on trees and sidewalks for years.

Why the productive Middle Class leave California

Why the productive Middle Class leave California

Other states and Israel can learn much from California’s tragic decline. A bullet-pointed Primer of 17 points that tells it all. Op-ed.

California synagogue defaced with anti-Semitic flyers

California synagogue defaced with anti-Semitic flyers

In second anti-Semitic incident to hit Carmichael, CA in October, Hitler flyers were plastered on the menorah and fence of a synagogue.

California parents hold walkout over school vaccine mandateplayer

California parents hold walkout over school vaccine mandate

California mother of three explains why she kept her kids home, saying government officials are 'overreaching.'

California’s ethnic studies requirement signed into law

California’s controversial ethnic studies requirement is signed into law

After years of debate, including over its handling of Jews, California’s controversial ethnic studies requirement is signed into law.

California governor announces council for Holocaust education

California governor announces council for Holocaust education

Gavin Newsom launches council to boost California Holocaust education.

California town latest to be hit with swastikas in ziploc bags

California town latest to be hit with swastikas in ziploc bags

Carmichael is the latest town to be victimized by white supremacist flyers in ziploc bags that have been popping up at houses across the US.

California to require COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 students

California to require COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 students

The state will be the first in America to require that all students be vaccinated before attending class.

74 Jewish groups urge California gov to veto ethnic studies bill

74 Jewish groups urge California governor to veto ethnic studies bill

3,000 residents also sign petition calling for Governor Newsom to veto bill out of concerns curriculum will be overtly anti-Semitic.

Main LA teachers union indefinitely shelves BDS resolution

Main LA teachers union indefinitely shelves BDS resolution

At heated meeting, Los Angeles teachers union approves board motion to indefinitely postpone voting on BDS resolutions.

Jewish groups urge passage of California hate crimes legislation

Jewish groups urge passage of California hate crimes legislation

New bill would strengthen existing hate crime protections and require improved training and coordination for law enforcement.

San Francisco union shelves BDS resolution

San Francisco union shelves BDS resolution

SF union goes against rising trend of labor groups putting forward BDS resolutions, much to the outcry of many pro-Israel union members.

Larry Elder: Stop the race-baiting, we have other problemsplayer

Larry Elder: Stop the race-baiting, we have other problems

Larry Elder quipped that perhaps the woman with a gorilla mask who threw an egg at him during the campaign was not wearing a mask after all.

Newsom: I care too much about America to allow fraud rumorsplayer

Newsom: I care too much about America to allow fraud rumors

On the footsteps of his win in California's recall, Governor Newsom bashed Republican claims of voter fraud, telling them to 'grow up.'

California Governor Newsom defeats recall effort in landslide

California Governor Newsom defeats recall effort in landslide

Conservative radio host Larry Elder dominates vote among replacement candidates - but incumbent Democrat Gavin beats recall by 2-1 margin.

Calif. lawmakers pass 'revised' ethnic studies education bill

Calif. lawmakers pass 'revised' ethnic studies education bill

Jewish lawmakers say anti-Semitic material removed from controversial bill mandating schools teach courses on ethnicity.

California teachers union slammed for anti-Israel resolution

California teachers union slammed by Jewish advocacy group for anti-Israel resolution

StandWithUs calls San Diego union's resolution “disturbing” and full of "misrepresentations."

Watch: Larry Elder's election day messageplayer

Watch: Larry Elder's election day message

Larry Elder calls on voters to remove Gov. Newsom from office and 'change the world.'

Larry Elder's campaign ad: Where did Newsom's $500 billion go?player

Larry Elder's campaign ad: Where did Newsom's $500 billion go?

Larry Elder releases new ads attacking Gov. Newsom whom he accuses of being a 'nuisance' who steals people's money.

Jewish teens are already targets-ethnic studies means better aim

Jewish teens are already targets, ethnic studies offers better aim

“Teach Palestine” in the “liberated” curriculum vilifies Zionism as anti-inclusion and demonizes Israel. Jewish teens will suffer. Op-ed.

Neo-Nazi flyers left on porches in Santa Cruz, California

Neo-Nazi flyers left on porches near Jewish community center in Santa Cruz, California

Suspect caught in the act by surveillance camera, police hopeful he will be identified.

Kamala Harris cancels Gavin Newsom campaign rallyplayer

Kamala Harris cancels campaign rally for California Governor Gavin Newsom

The Vice President cancelled a rally on behalf of Newsom, who's facing an unprecedented challenge following a series of political debacles.

Larry Elder demolishes Obama: 'Race hustlers demonizing America'player

Larry Elder demolishes Obama: 'Race hustlers demonizing America'

In campaign video, conservative candidate in California governor race slams Obama for perpetuating the lie of racism in America.