• Long Beach Goes Sanctuary

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Sept. 19, chants from outside the overflowing Long Beach City Hall could be heard throughout the almost eight hours it took the city council to hear a motion that would help its undocumented community. “What do we want?” “Sanctuary!” “When do we want it? “N

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  • Casual Laborers Want Full-Time Work

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor On Sept. 8, about 300 casual longshore workers demonstrated in front of  the Casual Dispatch Hall in Wilmington. Similar amount of workers protested for more opportunities to become registered full union members. Random Lengths News rec

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  • Westin Long Beach Gets Unionized

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Sept. 8, Highgate Hotels, the new owners of the Westin Long Beach Hotel, announced the approval of the unionization of its employees. Highgate Hotels bought the Westin in mid-August. The Westin is a full service hotel with 474 guest rooms, meeting rooms, banquet facilities and a full restau

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  • Los Rostros de DACA:

    Dreamers Face the Death of DACA

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Diana Hernandez was only 2 years old when her mother brought her to America. Her single mother was encouraged by her two other siblings to come to the land of opportunities and provide a better life for her children. “I

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  • Ports’ CAAP Falls Far Short

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    Port Truckers, Residents Speak Out at Banning’s Landing Meeting

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On Aug. 30, representatives from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach took public comments on their draft Clean Air Action Plan at Banning

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  • Trump’s Ending of DACA Could Mean 800,000 Deportations

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor While running for president, one of Donald Trump’s key campaign promises was to end DACA “immediately.” On Sept. 5, after almost nine full months, “immediately” finally happened — sort of. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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  • Trump Dumps DACA, Locals #RESIST

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 200,000 youths in California are being impacted by Donald Trump’s Sept. 5 decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Former President Barack Obama signed DACA into law during its presidency, in 2012, to protect undocumented youths who entered the

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  • Broken Trust

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]State Lands Commission Agrees Rancho LPG Poses Threat but Sees No Option to Act By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The dangers posed by San Pedro’s Rancho LPG facility have become undeniable for statewide officials, as a result of years of grassroot

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  • Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Narcotics Charges

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Aug. 28, the leader of a narcotics-distribution ring pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges and admitted importing a powerful synthetic opioid from China that was used to produce homemade pills. These, were distributed in bulk across the nation. Gary Resnik, 32, of Long Beach, led

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  • Say Bye to Columbus Day, Hello Indigenous People’s Day

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LOS ANGELES — On Aug. 30 the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to eliminate observance of Columbus Day from the city’s calendar. District 15 Councilman Joe Buscaino, a first-generation Italian American reared in San Pedro, however, objected to the renaming of the holiday to Indigenous People’s Day.

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