Sparked largely by an increase in the Los Angeles area, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in California jumped by 22 percent in 2009. That's according to a report released today by the Anti-Defamation League.
Across the state, there were 275 reported incidents of anti-Semitism, up from 226 the previous year, according to the league's annual "Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents." It was the highest number of such incidents in a decade and the second year in a row the number increased by more than 20 percent statewide, the report found. California also had the highest number of reported incidents in the country.