Long Beach 2014 Election Blog
By John Gray, San Pedro resident and retired probation officer
Black Africans were first brought to North America in 1619 as indentured servants who were able to eventually purchase their freedom. Circa 1690, they were asking where their freedom went. Somehow, someway, they were conscripted to work in the cotton fields of Americans southern colonies.
Black people … Read more…
A few years ago, the Garage Theatre put on Cannibal!: The Musical, a work loosely based on a disastrous 1874 prospecting expedition that resulted in Alferd Packer killing and eating the flesh of his fellow trekkers to survive. There may not be an unlikelier subject for a full-blown comedy, but this was one of the … Read more…
By Christian L. Guzman, Contributing Reporter
Community members gathered Sept. 3 at the Croatian Cultural Center in San Pedro to hear peace advocacy speakers including veterans, military families and a community organizer.
With its barrage of anti-war posters, peace symbols and concentration of long-haired men, the gathering harkened back to a Vietnam War protest in … Read more…
SoCal’s favorite 80s band performs songs like Devo’s Whip It, A-ha’s Take on Me and other period classics including Tainted Love, Blister in the Sun, Rebel Yell and Jesse’s Girl. Complete with way cool dance moves that capture the vibe of the era in perfect style from the decade we love.
Time: 8 p.m., … Read more…
In 2007 United States Congress designated September 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims. Los Angeles County Homicide Victim organizations are uniting to hold a three day event from the Streets to the Beach in remembrance of all murdered victims.
Starting on Friday, Sept.23, 2016 at 6:00 pm with a 24 hour walk … Read more…
The New Blues Fest in Long Beach ended on Sept. 4, but the memories of the electrifying performances and my talks with famous blues artists still lingers.
Debi of Debi and The Groove Makers was bubbly and charming in her vintage attire as she started off the afternoon festivities on the Golden Groove stage. Talking to … Read more…
LONG BEACH—Housing Long Beach will lead a march through downtown Long Beach tomorrow, protesting the conditions of three slum buildings and demanding that conditions improve. The owners of the three buildings have recently appeared on a list of landlords who have frequently been cited for code violations. The march will go to a total of … Read more…
LOS ANGELES – On Sept. 20, the Justice Department announced that people with limited English proficiency court will have access to timely and accurate language assistance services at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles to ensure
This resolved a Justice Department investigation of a complaint filed by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los … Read more…
Torrance – On Sept. 19, outside a EPA and SCAQMD meeting held in Torrance, Al Muratsuchi, Congressman Ted Lieu and environmental advocates called for more oversight of Torrance Refineries.
They presented an oversight and safety plan that includes a ban on modified hydrofluoric acid and a commitment to work toward alternatives. On Friday, the ACAQMD released … Read more…
SAN PEDRO – The Port of Angeles issued $35.2 million in green bonds on Sept. 15 to become the first U.S. port to venture into the growing sustainability bond market, in which investors support projects and companies making social and environmental improvements.
The POLA’s green bonds were independently reviewed Sustainalytics, a global leader in sustainability research … Read more…
CandidatesMayor Gerrie Schipske Jana Shields Steven Paul Mozena Doug Otto Bonnie Lowenthal Richard Anthony Camp Damon Dunn Mineo L. Gonzalez Robert Garcia Eric Rock City Attorney James Johnson Matthew Pappas Charles Parkin City Prosecutor Rosemary Chavez Doug Haubert City Auditor Laura Doud City Council District 1 Ricardo Linarez Misi Tagaloa Lena Gonzalez Pilar Pinel City Council District 3 Jim Lewis Martha Flores Gibson Suzie Price Jack Rosenberg Stephen Bello City Council District 5 Thomas Sutfin Stacy Mungo Joseph D. Luyben Carl Kemp City Council District 7
Roberto Uranga Teer Strickland Lee H. Chauser Joan V. Greenwood City Council District 9 Ben Daugherty Rex Richardson