Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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THEIR LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORS

THEIR LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORS never liked Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity Brothers welcoming the homeless to their Westlake residential district mansion for a shower, sandwich and a place to be out of the sun. It took a year, but for that long residents complained until the city sided with them. The neighbors claimed the hungry men made the neighborhood unsafe and was a nonconforming use of the building. The city zoning board agreed with the residents and denied the brothers a variance. The brothers appealed. But, reported the Los Angeles Times, Sept. 1, the city's central planning commission has denied the appeal.

Briefs, gathered from news services, correspondents and staff, are compiled and edited by gill Donovan.

BARBARA RABKIN

BARBARA RABKIN, the president of Jewish Women International, died Aug. 29 after battling colon cancer for five years. Rabkin, 51, was president of the volunteer and philanthropy organization since March 2000. For nearly 30 years, she held various local and national leadership posts within the organization, and also worked as volunteer director for the Visiting Nurses Association of Northern Virginia and bereavement coordinator for Montgomery, Md., Hospice. Rabkin focused on two areas, working for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1980s and combating domestic violence in the Jewish community.

Briefs, gathered from news services, correspondents and staff, are compiled and edited by gill Donovan. …

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