• Brown Signs Bill Protecting California Journalist

    SACRAMENTO – On Oct. 3,Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a Sen. Ted W. Lieu 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 their newsgathering communications, according to Senate Bill 558, sponsored

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  • Brown Signs Plan to Protect Patients from Deceptive Marketing

    SACRAMENTO – On Oct. 2, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that offers greater against getting deceived, especially now that up to 6 million Californians are newly eligible for health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act. For example, under current law, PPO health insurance plans could send marketing materials in a different lan

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  • Motorcyclist Dies in 7th Street Collision

    LONG BEACH — A 27-year-old motorcyclist died Oct. 1, as a result of a collision near the intersection of 7th Street and Termino Avenue in Long Beach. Long Beach Police Department officials stated that the collision took place at about 4:41 p.m. when Daniel Camaniciu of Torrance was speeding westbound on 7th Street. Cam

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  • West Appoints New DeputyCity Manager

    LONG BEACH — On Oct. 2, City Manager Patrick H. West announced the appointment of Tom Modica to the position of deputy city manager.

    Modica served as the director of government affairs and strategic initiatives in the City Manager's Office. There he coordinated the city’s federal, state and local relations.

    Modica is taking t

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  • Harbor Commission Scraps Unused Container Fee

    SAN PEDRO —The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, on Sept. 19, voted in favor of Port of Los Angeles staff’s recommendation to eliminate a never-used container fee created almost six years ago to help finance major rail, highway and bridge improvement projects. The Infrastructu

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  • 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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