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Peter Mathews

Education is a Human Right

Published on October 28th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

Our American Declaration of Independence, written mostly by Thomas Jefferson, claims for us “… certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness–That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among [&hellip... Read More



Long Beach Man Killed on 10 Street

Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

Long Beach — Juan Estrada was gunned down, at about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 21, on 10th Street in Long Beach, officials said. Long Beach Police Department officers found the 24-year-old man on the sidewalk with multiple [&hellip... Read More


Port of Oakland

Truckers Shut Down Terminal

Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

Oakland, Calif. — Truck drivers stopped commerce, Oct. 21, at the SSA Marine Terminal, a big terminal within the Port of Oakland, protesting working conditions and rising hauling costs. About 100 pickters rallied outside of three [&hellip... Read More



Garcetti Announces Harbor Commission Appointments

Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

Los Angeles — Mayor Eric Garcetti, announced Oct. 22, his appointment to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. The Board of Harbor Commissioners oversee the management and operation of the Port of Los Angeles. The [&hellip... Read More


Long Beach City Hall

Long Beach Agrees to Pension Deals with Three Unions

Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

Long Beach — On Oct. 22, the Long Beach City Council agreed to pension reforms with three unions. The deals did not include paying more toward retirement costs. Contract with City Manager Pat West and other [&hellip... Read More


Ron Galperin

LA Provides City Finance Information

Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

Los Angeles — On Oct. 23, Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin announced the launch of Control Panel LA, which posts a variety of data so that taxpayers can see where their money goes. Much of the [&hellip... Read More


Eric Garcetti

Mayor Issues Executive Directive for Great Streets Initiative

Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the implementation of the Great Streets Program. The program focuses on specific improvements to defined corridors throughout Los Angeles. The Great Streets Program is created through an executive directive, which [&hellip... Read More

Long Beach


Long Beach Receives Grant Terminal Island Freeway

Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

LONG BEACH— On, Oct. 22, Caltrans awarded the City of Long Beach a $225,000 environmental justice grant to begin developing a vision for transforming the Terminal Island Freeway into a local-serving road with an adjacent landscape [&hellip... Read More

Curtain Call

Caryn Aasness (Puppeteer) Dennis Dyck (Nicky) Kieara Williams (Gary Coleman)

Avenue Q: Message within Joke

Published on October 23rd, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer If you don’t get the fun in Avenue Q, then you probably haven’t seen television for about 40 years or so. But if you are of the generation that was reared [&hellip... Read More

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