• Ports Approve Deeply Flawed CAAP

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    Wide-ranging public objections ignored

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On Nov. 2, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach approved an update to their Clean Air Action Plan in a public meeting that left many local residents deeply disappointed with

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  • Beyond the Shock, the House Resistance Forms

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Shortly after it was announced that a grand jury handed down a 12-count indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and another campaign official, Rick Gates, Rep. Ted Lieu, D-CA 33rd District, called up

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  • CSU Employees Union, CSU Reach Tentative Agreement

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Oct. 27, the California State University Employees Union, comprised of staff employees, and California State University announced that they had reached a three-year tentative successor contract agreement. The workers include registered nurses, police dispatchers and custodians. Among some o

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  • Carson Council Proposes Measure C to Stop Fiscal Emergency

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter On Nov. 7 voters will be asked to vote on Measure C, the Oil Industry Business License Tax. The ballot measure is the result of Carson being in a fiscal emergency for the second time in two years. On Aug. 7, the city council unanimousl

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  • RecycLA Rolls Out New Future For City

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thanks to almost a decade of organizing by the Don’t Waste LA coalition, the city of Los Angeles is in the midst of rolling out the largest transformation of a recycling system in American history. The goal is to recycle  90 percent of the city’s waste by 2025. The long-term aspiration is a zero-waste system

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  • Junk Food News

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    Framing and Avatars in the Post-truth Age

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor A year ago, Random Lengths News and the rest of America’s alternative press celebrated the 40th anniversary of Project Censored, the ongoing mission of journalists Mic

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  • More Merchants Get Evictions from Ports O’ Call

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor During a private meeting on Oct. 20, port staff told Ports O’ Call merchants and restaurateurs that Ports O’ Call Waterfront Dining, Crusty Crab and Acapulco restaurants will be evicted February 2018. When asked for comment,

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  • LB Man to be Arraigned for Smuggling Lizards

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — Operation Jungle Book, a law enforcement initiative led by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service that targeted wildlife smuggling, has resulted in federal criminal charges against a defendant who allegedly participated in the illegal importation and/or transportation of monitor lizards. The

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  • LB Land Use Element Draws Angry Crowd

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Boos and hiss greeted Long Beach Director of Development Amy Bodek who made a presentation at an Oct. 4 Land Use Element community meeting at Whaley Park. The General Plan is a long-range policy document required by state law, which sets forth the goals, policies, and directions the city will take to achieve th

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  • Ban the Weed or Take the Money: Proposition 64

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter Carson is considering its options regarding recent changes to statewide cannabis regulation: ban commercial cannabis in a city-designated “drug-free” since 2008, or take what could be considerable tax revenue. Proposition 64, passe

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