Environmental Justice, Unions Intervene to Save Chemical Safety Rules

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval="3" images="16831,16830,16828" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]LOS ANGELES — On April 10, three California environmental justice organizations and the United Steel Workers filed a motion to intervene in an industry lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency. The interveners fear that in the drive

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  • Public Advocates Accuse LBUSD of Mismangement

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — Children’s Defense Fund-California, Latinos in Action and parents Marina Roman Sanchez and Guadalupe Luna recently filed a complaint against the Long Beach Unified School District for allegedly misspending as much as $40 million, which was supposed to help needy students. The complaint states t

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  • Where Union Women in Solidarity Gather

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval="3" images="16732,16733,16734,16735,16736,16737,16739" img_size="full" css_animation="fadeIn"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]More than 110 women belonging to the ILWU Locals 94, 63 and 13 gathered March 9, at Raffaello's Ristorante in San Pedro. Attendees included Kathy Bridges, th

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  • Queen Mary Needs About $300 Million for Repairs

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation="flipInY"]LONG BEACH — A recent marine study found that the Queen Mary is at risk of its hull collapsing and flooding due to corrosion. Corroded pillars also could lead to the collapse of an area. Should that happen, there are no watertight doors or working pumps to remove the water. Flood preventi

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  • 24 Million Will Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Plan

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation="fadeInLeftBig"]On March 13, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the GOP health care bill, warning that 14 million more people would be uninsured in 2018, a number that would increase to 24 million by 2026. The CBO estimates are routinely recognized as the most authoritative b

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  • Molina Healthcare Moves to Pedro

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation="fadeIn"]LONG BEACH — On March 2, Molina Healthcare it is planning to relocate about 400 employees from Long Beach to San Pedro. The employees are expected to move in September to the Topaz building, a 222 W. 6th St., between the waterfront and the community’s downtown. The move is

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  • San Pedro Shooting Leaves One Dead

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — The Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Area homicide detectives are asking the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 22-year-old Juan Antonio Bueno. The shooting took place at about 8:

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  • LB Supports ‘Sanctuary State’ Legislation

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On Feb. 7, the Long Beach City Council 7-0 voted, Councilwoman Stacy Mungo and Councilman Dee Andrew did not participate,  to support state bills that would essentially make California a “sanctuary state.” District 1 Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez moved for the proposal to support the bills. Prior to the c

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  • Aquarium of Pacific Expansion Breaks Ground

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Feb. 2, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for its Pacific Visions wing. The new wing of the aquarium is expected to be a 29,000-square-foot, biomorphic sustainable structure designed that the San Francisco-based architectural f

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  • Trump Ban on Muslims Met with Fear, Resistance

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Jan. 27, Donald Trump issued an executive order to temporarily ban about 218 million people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Hundreds of opponents to the order protested at major airports in the country, where Muslim refugees and people with visas to

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