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UCC Church Hosts Immigration Reform March

Published on July 1st, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

LONG BEACH — After the final vote by the Senate to pass a large immigration reform, religious leaders from the United Church of Christ Synod rallied July 1 in Long Beach. Demonstrators marched from the Long [&hellip... Read More


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Church Leads Pro-marriage Equality Rally in Long Beach

Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

Marriage equality was the focus of progressive Christians June 28 in Long Beach. On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and Proposition 8 cannot be enforced, [&hellip... Read More


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More Homeless People in Shelters

Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

LONG BEACH — More homeless people, especially veterans, are off the street and in shelters in Long Beach, according to a biennial survey conducted by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, from 2007 [&hellip... Read More


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Bill Close Loophole in California Shield Law

Published on June 26th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

SACRAMENTO – California reporters and their news organizations would have five days notice of any subpoenas of their records, such as phone calls, or other invasions of their news gathering communications under a Sen. Ted W. [&hellip... Read More


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Brown Issues Statement on Prop. 8 Ruling

Published on June 26th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement, June 26, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8. The Supreme Court ruled that the 2010 federal district court’s decision that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional and [&hellip... Read More


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LB Man Charged with Sex Trafficking

Published on June 24th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

LONG BEACH — Ralph Allen Jackson Jr., who allegedly forced a 17-year-old girl to work as a prostitute, was charged with child sex trafficking June 24. The Long Beach Police Department arrested the 40-year-old man, also [&hellip... Read More


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New BREATHE LA Board Chariman

Published on June 20th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

LOS ANGELES – On June 18, BREATHE LA welcomed its new board chairman, Dr. Jud Schoendorf. BREATHE LA is non-profit public benefit organization dedicated to the future of clean air and healthy lungs in Los Angeles County. [&hellip... Read More


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Cuts to Food Stamps Fail in House

Published on June 20th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

Washington, D.C. — A $940 billion farm subsidy legislation dubbed the Farm Bill, failed in the House of Representatives June 20. Sixty-two Republicans joined 172 Democrats, to defeat the bill on a 195-234 vote. President Barack [&hellip... Read More


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Representatives Vote to Deregulate Overseas Swaps

Published on June 17th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

Washington, D.C. — On June 12, the House of Representatives voted 301-124 to pass the “Swaps Jurisdiction Certainty Act,” a bill that would create new requirements for the Dodd-Frank rule-making process and limit regulation of U.S. banks [&hellip... Read More


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Murder, Rape Suspect of 1974 Jane Doe to be Arraigned

Published on June 11th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

LONG BEACH — Sixty-one-year-old Gary Stamp is scheduled to be arraigned June 12 in connection to the 1974 murder and rape of an unidentified Jane Doe. Long Beach Police Department arrested Stamp May 20. Police still [&hellip... Read More


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