• Senate Votes on ENDA

    Washington, D.C.  — On Nov. 7, the U.S. Senate voted 64-32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The bill offers protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace. It would prohibit public and private employers, employment agencies and labor unions f

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  • POLA Rewards Container Carriers

    San Pedro — On Nov. 7, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved an incentive program to reward shipping lines that bring new container business to the Port of Los Angeles in 2014. The Ocean Common Carrier Incentive Progra

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  • LBUSD Board Votes to Close Hill Classical Middle School Long Beach

    Long Beach — On Nov. 5, the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted to close Hill Classical Middle School in Long Beach. The school is expected to be converted into a high school modeled after the California Academy of Mathematics and Science on the Cal St

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  • LB Begins Phase II of Bluff Stabilization Project

    Long Beach — Long Beach announced Nov. 6 that it has begun work on the second phase of a project to stabilize the bluff along Ocean Boulevard. Phase II of the Ocean Boulevard Erosion and Enhancement Project stretches from 20th Place to Paloma Avenue. The bluffs will be stabilized with

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  • Landslide Crack Discovered

    San Pedro — A 3 feet in diameter crack was found at the White Point landslide near a home, Nov. 4. The discovery led to a work stoppage. The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council Landslide Committee discussed the issue that evening and decided to contact the Bureau of Engineering to dis

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  • Obama Appoints Garcetti to Climate Preparedness Task Force

    Los Angeles — On Nov. 1, President Barack Obama appointed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to his Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, which will advise the White House on how the federal government helps cities and states prepare for the effects of climate change.

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  • Banished from the Magic Kingdom

    Fullerton — On Nov. 4, a former Disneyland employee was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and stay at least 100 yards away from the theme park, after admitting guilt to setting off two dry ice bombs. Christian Isaiah Barnes, 23, plead guilty to misdemeanor possession of a

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  • Fights Ends in Deadly Stabbing

    Long Beach Police Department officers found 51-year-old Anthony Ramirez laying on the street, at about 8:15 p.m. Nov. 3, on the 1900 block of Locust Avenue, while responding to a call about a fight, officials said. Ramirez was apparently stabbed. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics took Ramirez to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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  • Leadership Changes at Cultural Affairs, Disability Departments

    Los Angeles – On Nov. 4, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Department of Cultural Affairs General Manager and Executive Director Olga Garay-English is stepping down effective Jan. 4, 2014.   She will consult as special advisor to the Creative Economy to Otis College of Art and De

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  • CBP Intercepts Bike Stolen 46 Years Ago

    Los Angeles — U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement officers, the National Insurance Crime Bureau agents and the California Highway Patrol investigators recently recovered a 1953 Triumph motorcycle that was stolen more than 46 years ago from a backyard in Omaha, Neb. During the night of Feb. 4 or 5, 1967. The Omaha patrolman’s stole

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