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Published on May 6th, 2013 | by RLn Staff


Harbor Currents: NEWS May 6, 2013

LONG BEACH — Bryan Johnson Dailey, 23, died on May 4 as a result of gun wounds inflicted near 10th Street and Linden Avenue in Long Beach.
At about 10:15 p.m. May 3, Long Beach Police Department officers found Dailey with multiple wounds to his upper torso. He was taken to the nearest hospital, where he died several hours later. The incident appears to be gang-related.
Anyone with information is asked to call (562) 570-7244 or anonymously at (800) 222-8477.

Traffic Fatality 
LONG BEACH — A three-vehicle traffic collision resulted in the death of a man, at about 6:48 a.m. May 5, on the 3000 block of 70th Street in Long Beach.
Long Beach Police Department officials say the collision involved a car and two parked vehicles. The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2000 Ford that 72-year-old John Dawson of Bellflower was traveling east on 70th Street when it turned onto two unoccupied cars, east of Orizaba Avenue. Dawson may have had a medical emergency at the time. He died at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call (562) 570-7355 or anonymously at (800) 222-8477.
Officer Involved Shooting
LONG BEACH — A shooting involving a Long Beach Police officer took place 12:20 a.m. April 28, near Artesia Boulevard and Butler Avenue. .
Long Beach Police Department officers were dispatched when they received a report of a man with a gun.
When officers located the suspect matching the description, the suspect ran. During the chase, the suspect pulled a handgun and an officer involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was shot in the upper body and was transported to a local hospital, where he died as a result from his injuries.
If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Long Beach Police Department, at (562) 570-7244.

CSU, EPA Increase Environmental Stewards’ Opportunities
LOS ANGELES — California State University and the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, recently signed a memorandum of understanding designed to increase environmental opportunities at all 23 CSU campuses for the following 5 years.
The MOU identifies opportunities with the EPA—including internships, service learning, and curriculum development—for CSU students, faculty and staff. In order to
streamline the collaboration, the CSU plans to designate a central contact on each campus that will coordinate projects and other efforts with the EPA.
Activities outlined in the MOU will also encourage CSU students to participate in environmental fields of study and help the EPA attract a highly trained workforce.
The MOU presents numerous benefits for both partners including:
–CSU student volunteer service-learning opportunities with the EPA
–Independent study opportunities where CSU students can earn credit at multiple campuses for completion of EPA projects, lectures, or curriculum
–EPA input for the CSU to develop current and pertinent environmental curriculum
As part of this collaboration, CSU Channel Islands recently partnered with EPA’s Marine Debris Program. The partnership implements scientific protocols with geographic information system mapping as part of a beach cleanup throughout the region and creates opportunities for faculty, students and EPA experts to interact.

Bill Seeks Greater Transparency in Campaign Financing
SACRAMENTO – A plan to strengthen the California Political Reform Act through greater disclosures of political contributions passed the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee April 30.
Specifically, Senate Bill 2, known as the Sunshine in Campaigns Act would:
         Give enforcement agencies more tools to conduct discretionary audits for investigative purposes and strengthens penalties for failing to disclose campaign contributions – the first increase in fines and penalties in almost15 years.
         Boost disclosures on all political committees by moving California to quarterly and monthly filings, aligning the state’s filing schedule with requirements for federal elections.
        Require candidates to “Stand by your Ad,” as required of candidates for federal office.
        Reform slate mailers by requiring disclosures of which candidate is paid to be on the mailer by an independent expenditure and ensure that the notice to voters is in the same languages as the mailer.
SB 2 is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of California and California Common Cause.  The bill will now face review by the Senate Appropriations Committee; no date has yet been set.

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