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 mRead More
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 Read More
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. Lieu measure that, June 25, passed its first policy review on a bipartisan vote. The wiretaps of Associated Press Read More
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 cannot be enforced. “After years of struggle, the U.S. Supreme Court today has made same-sex marriage a realityRead More
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.
A Long Beach resident, Schoendorf will serve the fiscal year 2013-2014. Schoendorf is an Allergist with HRead More
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 Obama had threatened to veto the House legislation if it were to have rRead More
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 do not know the identity of the woman known only as Jane Doe #40. Through a National Institute of Justice “Solving Cold CaseRead More
LONG BEACH — On June 6, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority committed to:
- Adding four additional sheriff deputies every day who will be patrolling the Long Beach stations by foot.Read More
- Adding four additional security assistants, who will be checking fares at Long Beach stations.