• RL NEWS of the Week: Aug. 22, 2014

    18-Year POLB Veteran Moves Up the Ranks LONG BEACH — On Aug. 21, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners appointed John Y. Chun as the new director of engineering design, heading up roads, utilities and other infrastructure projects for the Port of Long Beach. Chun, who started with the port in 1996 as a civil engineering

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  • What We Censor, What We Don’t

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer These day violence, seems to be on the forefront of the newspapers, television and the Internet. However, what we are exposed to is not without censorship. The Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles is exploring the topic of censorship in the media in the provocative exhibit What We Cens

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  • All-American Soap Box Derby Comes to a Track Near You

    By Joseph Baroud, Contributing Writer   The All-American Soap Box Derby is taking place Aug. 23 and 24 amidst the shadows of Queen Mary. The event is scheduled to stay open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be two official races where riders can accumulate points towards being invited to race in a championship in Akron, Ohio 2015.

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  • Sticking to the Subject: Mayor Robert Garcia on Poverty

    If you heard 36-year-old Robert Garcia speak multiple times as he trod the Long Beach campaign trail on his way to become the youngest mayor in Long Beach history, you couldn't help noticing that just about every speech he gave—no matter the topic, no matter the audience—closed on the same note. His inauguration speech last month was no differe

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  • RLn ARTS Calendar: Aug. 15, 2014

    Aug. 21 Tall Ships Discovery Art Exhibit Los Angeles Maritime Institute, home to LA's Official Tall Ships, the Exy Johnson and Irving Johnson, is curating an educational art exhibit in celebration of Tall Ships Festival LA 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 21 and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 23, at fINdings Art Center

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  • RLn COMMUNITY calendar: Aug. 14, 2014

    Aug. 15 Peck Skate Park Opens Community members are invited to attend the grand opening of the long-awaited Peck Park Skate Park in San Pedro, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Details: (310) 548-7580 Venue: PeckPark Location: 560 N. West

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  • Gaza from the Perspective of a Proud Diaspora Jew

    Photo courtesy of Mohammad S Arafat, who lives in Gaza By Lionel Rolfe I have been doing my best not to think too much about Gaza, not only publicly but for myself. I can no longer avoid pondering all the uncomfortable thoughts Israel’s bombing of Gaza is bringing hom

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENT: Aug. 13, 2014

    Aug. 15 6th District Free Food Distribution District 6 Councilman Dee Andrews recently announced free food distribution, starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 15, at Ernest S. McBride Sr. Park in Long Beach. Community members must bring their own bag. Details: (562) 570-68

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  • Two Men Found Guilty of Forcing Women into Prostitution

    LONG BEACH — On Aug. 8, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that a Long Beach Superior Court jury found Lebrette Stacey Winn and Eric James Avery were found guilty of pimping, pandering, sodomy by use of force, mayhem, human trafficking, kidnapping and forcible rape, among other charges. Nine accounts were related to th

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  • RLn NEWS Update: Aug. 8, 2014

    First Human Case of WNV in Long Beach Announced

    LONG BEACH — The first human case of West Nile Virus this year in Long Beach recently was confirmed. As of August 6, 2014, 35 human cases have been reported in 10 California counties, including Los Angeles (1) and Orange (6). There have been two West Nile Virus-related deaths this year in

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