• Lieu Pushes Transparency, GPS-Parolee Tracking, Job Creation Laws

    SACRAMENTO – With Aug. 12’s resumption of California’s 2013 Senate session, Sen. Ted W. Lieu of Torrance has one month to steer through efforts to enact reforms and create jobs. Below, in bill-number order, are key bills Lieu will be presenting beginning next week.

  • NSA to Replace System Administrators with Computers

    Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency , recently announced his plans to replace human system administrators at NSA headquarters with computers.

    This is part of the NSA’s plan to reduce and prevent future intelligence leaks in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations on the United States su

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  • The Great Mulch Wall in Long Beach

    LONG BEACH -- This week in Long Beach, noise pollution might be down thanks to the Great Wall of Mulch that has been built along the heavily traveled Terminal Island Freeway.

    The wall extends the length of Hudson Park on the westside and is serving as an environmentally friendly buffer zone. It is said to reduce noise

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  • Kelly Colopy Appointed Director of Health and Human Services

    LONG BEACH — On July 29, City Manager Patrick H. West announced the appointment of Kelly Colopy as director of Health and Human Services, effective Sept. 9, 2013. Colopy has 17 years of professional experience in the field of human services, and currently manages the public mental health network in Salt Lake County, Utah, as Network Director

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  • Cain and Abel

    LONG BEACH — An argument between brothers turned deadly, on July 27, say officials of the Long Beach Police Department. At about 12:15 a.m., officers responded to a stabbing near Elm Avenue and Louise Street., where they found 20-year-old Geovany Ortiz. The young man was transported to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His b

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  • Owner of Marijuana Stores in Orange, Los Angeles Counties Sentenced

    SANTA ANA, California –  A San Clemente man who owned and operated a string of nine illegal marijuana stores that generated at least $25 million in profits was sentenced, July 22, to 262 months in federal prison for drug trafficking and tax evasion. John Melvin Walker, also known as “Pops,” 56, of San Clemente, was also ordered to pay the

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  • Ports Announce CAAP Award Winners

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach honored five companies for their extraordinary efforts to fight harmful emissions at the 6th Annual Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards, July 18, in San Pedro. Awards this year were made in three categories: Air Quality Leadership at the Corporate Level           Read More

  • 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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