• Hahn Votes “No” on Cutting Educational Funding

    Washington, DC— On July 19, Rep. Janice Hahn, District 44, voted “no” on the Student Success Act of 2013, which would drastically cut educational funding for vital programs that help disadvantaged students, English learner students and students with special needs. The bill, written by Republican John Kline, of Minnesota, passed the House o

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  • False Bomb Threat Gets Pedro Man in Jail

    LONG BEACH —  A San Pedro man was arrested for making a bomb threat to a Walmart in Long Beach on July 21. Thirty-year-old Patrick Quintana, allegedly phoned in a bomb threat, at about 8:30 p.m. July 21, to the Walmart at the CityPlaceShopping Center in Long Beach, officials said. Police say the store was evacuated and a search was conduct

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  • Young Mother Killed in Long Beach

    LONG BEACH — A 23-year-old woman was killed on the morning of July 25, near 5th Street on Walnut Avenue in Long Beach. At about 6:20 a.m., Long Beach Police Department officers found Jazzmine Wash dead at the scene, laying on the courtyard of an apartment complex on Walnut Avenue, officials said. Wash had sustained multiple gunsh

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  • Brown Appoints RPV Teen to Board of Education

    SACRAMENTO – On July 7, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced his appointments Jesse Zhang, 16, of Rancho Palos Verdes, to the California State Board of Education. Zhang is a student at the California Academy of Math and Science and has been an intern for the Port of Long Beach, Department of Finance since 2013. He has been vice president of the

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  • Long Beach Seeks New City Attorney

    City Attorney Robert Shannon recently retired, after 39 years in Long Beach. [caption id="attachment_4333" align="alignright" width="150"]Read More

  • POLA Container Volumes Drop in June

    The Port of Los Angeles has released its June 2013 cargo volumes. June overall volumes decreased 7.2 percent compared to June 2012. The decrease was due in part to a vessel service that shifted out of the Port of Los Angeles.  Imports dropped 7.2 percent, from 353,930

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  • Hahn Decries Security Weaknesses at Nation’s Ports

    Washington, DC— On July 9, Rep. Janice Hahn (CA-44) took to the House Floor to urge her colleagues to support the GAPS Act, legislation that directs the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a comprehensive classified study of potential gaps in our nation’s port security:

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  • Senate District 28 Releases 7-Month Report

    SACRAMENTO – Below, in bill-number order, are some of the bills, sponsored by Sen. Ted W. Lieu, that will be heard in policy or fiscal hearings in the Assembly after summer recess. Sept. 13 is the constitutional deadline for Sen. Lieu to get the bills to the governor’s desk.

    • Senate Bill 2 – Sunshine in Campaigns Act
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  • Rep. Hahn Highlights Benefits of Immigration Reform

    Janice Hahn (CA-44) recently touted the economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform for workers, middle class families, and the country as a whole. A new White House report found that fixing our broken immigration system would create jobs, boost economic growth, reduce deficits, and strengthen Social Security, among a range of other

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  • Buscaino, POLA Boosts LA Waterfront Impact

    According to reports from the Port of Los Angeles to Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office, in the past year, the USS Iowa, CRAFTED at the Port of LA, and the special events series at the LA Waterfront has welcomed more than 500,000 visitors to San Pedro. With $8.4 million in total spending activities, including nearly $2 million in visitor spendin

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