• Fear of a Black (& Brown & Yellow) Electorate

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor

    “Throwing out pre-clearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Shelby County v. Holder, dissent.

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  • Fringe Festival

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer

    If you love theater, there is no better place to be through the end of the week than Hollywood.

    That's where the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival is taking place, and there is something for every taste, from serious plays to one-man (or -woman) shows, from magic to musicals, and from Sh

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  • Hungry Women

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Hungry Woman is Josefina Lopez's latest play. The play is a look at a Latina from Los Angeles who flees to when her life, her love, the very meaning of her life, is in jeopardy.  Hungry Women, based on her novel of the same name, opened this week at Casa 0101, the theater s

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  • Power Analysis Workshop

    Join the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs & a Healthy Community as they take a take a closer look at the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees, starting at 5 p.m. July 10,  at the MHA Village. The group will learn how the board operate, what powers they have and the community can make their voices are heard. The goal of this worksh

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  • Visioning the Future for the Main Library

    Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is hosting a community meeting on “Visioning the Future of the Main Library,” starting at 12:30 p.m. June 29, at the El Dorado Library Community Room in Long Beach. Request for Qualifications Hints Someone Wants to Move Main Library. Read More

  • Theft of the Courthouse

    Where there's no justice, democracy fails

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher ... as through this  world I've wandered
I've seen lots of funny men;
 Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen. –Ballad of Pretty Boy Floyd by Woody Guthrie Read More