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LB Director of Technology, Innovation Appointed: RL NEWS Briefs June 2, 2015

LB Director of Technology, Innovation Appointed LONG BEACH — City Manager Pat West named Bryan M. Sastokas director of technology and innovation. His appointment will be effective June 15. The Department of Technology and Innovation plans and develops the technology in

Oldest Harbor Area Synagogue Breaks Ground

Temple Beth El, which is entering its 93rd year, is getting a significant facelift.  On May 31, the synagogue had a ground breaking ceremony for a remodel that promises to enhance the facility with a building that mirrors warmth and spiritual richness. The congregation is l

Community Groups Host People’s State Of The City

LONG BEACH– People from 15 community-based organizations gathered Long Beach residents together for the fourth annual People’s State of the City on May 27, at Stephens Middle School in Long Beach. The free event attracted individuals from across the city to dialogue on issues affecting

Vladovic Wins, Again

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor The results are in. Los Angeles Unified School District Board President Richard

Truckers Reclassification Plan Advances

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On May 19, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to move forward in developing a plan to support misclassified port truck workers. Th

Sardine Fishery Collapse is Ominous Warning of Worse to Come

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On April 13, federal regulators meeting in Rohnert Park, just outside Santa Rosa, Calif., cancelled the next sardine fishing season, starting July 1, due to a deva

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Highlights Local Concerns

Plains All American, the corporate parent behind the Rancho LPG facility, has gained national attention for its abysmal safety record after a 24-inch pipeline owned by a Plains subsidiary,

Tanaka Indicted

The Former Undersheriff Couldn’t Keep a Lid on Pandora’s Box

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor On May 14, former undersheriff of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Depa

Santa Barbara Spill Illustrates Safety Loopholes at Rancho LPG

By Janet Gunter, Community Activist and Member of the San Pedro Homeowners Association

The recent large oil spill at Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara shines a major spotlight on the deficient safety record of 1 44 45 46 127