• LB Man to be Arraigned for Smuggling Lizards

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — Operation Jungle Book, a law enforcement initiative led by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service that targeted wildlife smuggling, has resulted in federal criminal charges against a defendant who allegedly participated in the illegal importation and/or transportation of monitor lizards. The

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  • LB Land Use Element Draws Angry Crowd

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Boos and hiss greeted Long Beach Director of Development Amy Bodek who made a presentation at an Oct. 4 Land Use Element community meeting at Whaley Park. The General Plan is a long-range policy document required by state law, which sets forth the goals, policies, and directions the city will take to achieve th

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  • California Becomes a Sanctuary

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SACRAMENTO — On Oct. 5, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a legislation that would limit state and local enforcement agencies in holding, questioning and transferring undocumented immigrants at the request of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Senate Bill 54, dubbed the sanctuary state law, takes effect in Januar

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  • Long Beach Woman Dies Vegas Massacre

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LAS VEGAS — On Oct. 2, the Manhattan Beach Police Department confirmed the death of one of its own from a shooting spree that took place Oct. 1 during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. Thirty-three-year-old Rachel Parker, a Long Beach resident, was among the 59 people who died while attending the co

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  • Long Beach Goes Sanctuary

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Sept. 19, chants from outside the overflowing Long Beach City Hall could be heard throughout the almost eight hours it took the city council to hear a motion that would help its undocumented community. “What do we want?” “Sanctuary!” “When do we want it? “N

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  • Westin Long Beach Gets Unionized

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Sept. 8, Highgate Hotels, the new owners of the Westin Long Beach Hotel, announced the approval of the unionization of its employees. Highgate Hotels bought the Westin in mid-August. The Westin is a full service hotel with 474 guest rooms, meeting rooms, banquet facilities and a full restau

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  • Trump Dumps DACA, Locals #RESIST

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 200,000 youths in California are being impacted by Donald Trump’s Sept. 5 decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Former President Barack Obama signed DACA into law during its presidency, in 2012, to protect undocumented youths who entered the

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  • Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Narcotics Charges

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Aug. 28, the leader of a narcotics-distribution ring pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges and admitted importing a powerful synthetic opioid from China that was used to produce homemade pills. These, were distributed in bulk across the nation. Gary Resnik, 32, of Long Beach, led

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  • Say Bye to Columbus Day, Hello Indigenous People’s Day

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LOS ANGELES — On Aug. 30 the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to eliminate observance of Columbus Day from the city’s calendar. District 15 Councilman Joe Buscaino, a first-generation Italian American reared in San Pedro, however, objected to the renaming of the holiday to Indigenous People’s Day.

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  • Ships Ahoy!

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    2017 LA Fleet Week Ships Announced

    SAN PEDRO — On Aug. 23 Los Angeles Fleet Week organizers released the names and details of the visiting military ships to the Los Angeles Harbor. The U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy ships, which will start arriving Aug. 29, wi

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