• LB Man Pleads Guilty of Sex Trafficking

    Long Beach — On Dec. 4, William Earl Flavors, of Long Beach, plead guilty to sex trafficking in a federal court.

    Flavors, 40, had prior conviction for forcing women into prostitution. In 2000, he was convicted of taking two teenage girls from Seattle — where he

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  • Brown Appoints Eight to LA County Superior Court

    SACRAMENTO – On Dec. 5, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointments of Deborah S. Brazil, Carl H. Moor, Connie R. Quinones, Armen Tamzarian, Sergio C. Tapia, Lee W. Tsao, Frank M. Tavelman and Joel Wallenstein to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

    Brazil, 54, of Los Angeles, has been a deputy district atto

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  • Andrews Appoints MLK Peace Week Committee Members

    District 6 Councilman Dee Andrews appoints community advocate Alma Campos as the 2014 Peace Week Committee Chair and Belinda Perez as Peace Week Committee co-chairs. In an effort to lift the consciousness of the community about Dr. King’s legacy and principles, Councilman Dee Andrews created Peace Week to promote more than a week of activities

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  • Rally for Child Safety

    Rep. Janice Hahn stood with striking Los Angeles County social workers, Dec. 6, at the Department of Children and Family Services headquarters in Los Angeles. On Dec. 5, thousands of Los Angeles County Children's Social Workers went on strike at DCFS facilities across the southland

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  • In the Heights

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    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer

    In the Heights, the Tony-winning musical about a mostly-Dominican neighborhood in New York's Washington Heights, fits physically almost exactly into the Boyle Height's neighborhood where it is running at Casa 0101 Theatre. Read More

  • RIOTstage: Building a Theatrical Rock ‘n’ Roll Future in the LBC

    Photo: Josh Fischel, center, and the cast of "The Brit" (credit: Hadrian Suciu)

    It was originally conceived solely as a theatre company. But founder Josh Fischel's increasing immersion within Long Beach's strong music scene led him to broaden RIOTstage's mission. Still in its nascence, RIOTstage is now "an entertainment group on

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