• Two Killed, Two Wounded

    Two men were killed and two women were wounded at about 10 p.m. Sept. 20, in the 6500 block of Rose Avenue in Long Beach, officials said. The four people were shot in the torso. Long Beach Police Department identified the two men killed as 26-year-old Sophon Kao and 24-year-old Jerry Chim, of Long Beach. The two women were in serious condition.

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  • Firefighters Get New Station

    LONG BEACH — Fire Station 12 opened Sept. 23, near Artesia Boulevard and Orange Avenue in Long Beach. The station opened its new facility, replacing a 1920s building on the 6500 block of Gundry Avenue.  The $10 million station is about 11,300 square feet in a 1.2 acre of land previously owned by the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency. It also ha

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  • Officer Involved in a Shooting in Belmont Heights

    LONG BEACH — An officer-involved shooting took place at about 6 p.m. Oct. 21, on the 200 block of Park Avenue, within the BelmontHeights neighborhood of Long Beach.               Officials said armed suspect, 49-year-old Greg Treadway, was in violation of a restraining order from

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  • Silenced Journalist Faces 100 Years in Prison

    By Cory Hooker, Editorial Intern

    Activist-journalist Barrett Brown, who faces up to 100 years in prison for sharing leaked documents exposing the tactics of private intelligence contractors, will be unable to speak to the media about his case after a federal court in Dallas imposed a gag order on Sept. 4.

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  • Senate Asks for Greater Protections for Journalists

    SACRAMENTO – On Sept. 4, The California Senate today approved and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill mandating that reporters and their news organizations be given five days’ notice of any subpoenas of their records held by others. Those records include phone calls or other invasions of t

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  • LB City Council Votes on Budget

    On Sept. 3, the Long Beach City Council unanimously approved the fiscal year 2014 budget.

    Spending more than $25 million on new street and sidewalk improvements, setting aside more than $15 million to build and improve parks, investing $2 million at city athletic fields and investing more than $10 million on new technology, were among so

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  • Environmental Review for Yang Ming Terminal Improvements Begins

    SAN PEDRO — The Port of Los Angeles announced, Aug. 27, that it is initiating the environmental review process on a proposed berth-improvement project by Yang Ming, a Taiwanese marine transport company. The start of the environmental process, which is expected to formally begin this fall with a Notice of Preparation, is the first step in Yan

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  • Chief of Mayor’s Office Of Immigrant Affairs Appointed

    LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti  announced the appointment of Linda Lopez, Aug. 27, as chief of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.   Lopez will oversee coordination of c

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  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds SB 1172

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Aug. 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld California Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits efforts designed to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender expression. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this past year. Efforts to change sexual orientation or gender expression

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  • CA Senate Send Job Training Plan to Brown

    SACRAMENTO – On Aug. 30, the California Senate approved and sent to a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown that seeks to help provide the necessary resources to train and better prepare workers. The measure would direct the California Workforce Investment Board to target job-training resources. Existing law requires that the board, in collaboration wit

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