• 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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  • 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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