• 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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  • Mercedes-Benz USA Comes to LB

    Mercedes-Benz USA recently signed an agreement to lease more than1 million square feet of the former Boeing 717 manufacturing plant in Long Beach with landlord SARES-REGIS Group and Institutional Partner. The building is located at 4501 East Conant Street in Long Beach, immediately across the street from the Long Beach Airport and the 26

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  • Women’s Health Report Highlights Health Care Challenges

    Low-income women living below the federal poverty level were four times more likely to report a fair or poor health status compared to women with incomes over 300 percent of the federal poverty level according to a new report released July 9, by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The report, Health Indicators for Women in Lo

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  • State-of-the-art Tug Comes to POLA

    SAN PEDRO — Harley Marine Services has brought its tugboat recently  to service the Port of Los Angeles. The ROBERT FRANCO arrived in Los Angeles this past week, joining four other tugs in the fleet that assist cargo vessels and tankers in and out of the San Pedro Bay port complex. The RO

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  • Mayor Appoints Deputy Mayor, Interim Economic Development Manager

    LOS ANGELES — On July 2, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his choice for deputy mayor of city services.

    Garcetti chose 50-year-old Doane Liu, most recent chief of staff to Councilman Joe Buscaino. Jenny Chavez, Buscaino’s policy director is his chief of staff. Garcetti only plans to have four deputy mayors, unlike Ma

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  • Woman Dies in LBPD Custody

    LONG BEACH — A woman, who was found unresponsive in her cell at about 5:15 a.m. June 28, 2013, was pronounced dead by a responding doctor. The woman was arrested at about 2:35 p.m. June 27, at Long Beach Police Headquarters. She had arrived to the police facility yelling and screaming, and when officers contacted her to see if something was w

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  • UCC Church Hosts Immigration Reform March

    [gallery ids="4169,4168,4167" orderby="rand"] 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 Beach Convention Center to the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, Long

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  • Church Leads Pro-marriage Equality Rally in Long Beach

    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, the United Church of Christ, a mainline protestant denomination of more than 1 million m

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  • More Homeless People in Shelters

    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 to 2013. 

    The number of homeless people in emergency shelters and transitional hous

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