• 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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  • Bill Close Loophole in California Shield Law

    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

  • Brown Issues Statement on Prop. 8 Ruling

    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 reality

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  • LB Man Charged with Sex Trafficking

    [caption id="attachment_3843" align="alignright" width="200"]child sex trafficking - Jackson pic Ralph Allen Jackson Jr. is charged with sex trafficking.[/caption] LONG BE

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  • New BREATHE LA Board Chariman

    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 H

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