Long Beach 2014 Election Blog
Work to End Homelessness
Take action to end homelessness in Long Beach. The event will include a park cleanup, a cook out and community meal, haircuts, food drive and a roundtable.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30
Venue: Long Beach Main Library Auditorium, 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach
Central SP Rules and Bylaws … Read more…
Court Places BNSF on Hold, Indefinitely
WILMINGTON — BNSF’s environmental analysis was put aside as inadequate, July 26, when a $500 million railyard in Wilmington was placed on indefinite hold in a final judgment.
The judgment affirmed that because the development was close to low-income areas on public land the state had jurisdiction on that specific railroad … Read more…
By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine and Restaurant WriterCa
Three months ago, the Carrillo brothers added a new member to their Happy Diner Family on Gaffey Street. But it’s not another diner—this time, it’s a deli. By following a familiar recipe— everything made in-house, made to order and, like the rest of their establishments, made with bread and … Read more…
Coastal Communications Committee Meeting
The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s Communications Committee meeting is scheduled to take place July 27 at the Corner Store.
Time: 5:30 p.m. July 27
Details: View agenda here
Venue: Corner Store, 1118 W. 37th St., San Pedro
Central Committee on Homelessness
The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council’s Committee on Homelessness is scheduled to meet … Read more…
Voluntary Port Mitigation Fund Approved
LONG BEACH — On July 25, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners authorized a $46.4 million program to lessen the impacts of port-related pollution on the community.
The investment is expected to be disbursed within 12 to 15 years.
The previous funding from the Community Mitigation Grants Program helped pay for projects, … Read more…
I don’t know anything Neil LaBute has done since 2000’s Nurse Betty, but reasons to be pretty is exactly what you would expect if the only data you had was that the author of In the Company of Men and Your Friends & Neighbors had tried his hand at romantic comedy without edulcorating the ethos … Read more…
And Create An Un-Christian Coalition
By Greg Palast with Dennis J. Bernstein for Nation of Change
Bernie Sanders may have conceded the nomination, but he can still win control of the Democratic Party. By harnessing the power of his people, Bernie could ensure Hillary keeps the promises she made to him in exchange for his endorsement. And … Read more…
Initial Marine Oil Terminal Improvements Study Released
SAN PEDRO — An Initial Study/Notice of Preparation for the Marine Oil Terminal Wharf Improvements Project was released on July 21.
This is the first step in the environmental impact report process, and would involve demolishing the 19,000-square-foot timber wharf at Berth 164. The proposed project would also include construction … Read more…
By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer
The Museum of Latin American Art experienced substantial growth and connection to its local community under Director Stuart Ashman. After five years he stepped down from his position in July.
Ashman plans return to New Mexico in August, where he lived for many years. Ashman served as the secretary for Cultural Affairs … Read more…
By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor
Candidate for the 66th District Assembly, Al Muratsuchi, came out on top in the June 7 primary, but turnout, as in the 2014 race, will decide whether or not he takes the seat back from incumbent Assemblyman David Hadley in November.
Muratsuchi won the primary by 4 percentage points—4,540 votes—by carrying Hermosa … 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