• Pot Desert by the Sea

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    LA passes ordinance regulating cannabis, but the black market may continue to thrive

    Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Although the Los Angeles City Council adopted three ordinances to regulate and zone cannabis businesses in Los Angeles, it’s hard to imagine the

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  • Council Seeks Way Out of Lawsuit

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    Carson City Council’s vote allows members to hold two offices at once

    By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter Carson Mayor Albert Robles is due in Los Angeles Superior Court Jan. 25 for a case rooted in two issues — his refusal to resign from the other

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  • Inauguration Protest Case Results in ‘Not Guilty’

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    A jury found the first six defendants to stand trial in connection with protests at Donald Trump’s inauguration not guilty on all charges.

    By Baynard Woods, Contributor The first six of 193 people charged with rioting and conspiracy after being arrested in conne

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  • Corruption Code Stuck in Error Mode

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Sara Corcoran, Washington DC Correspondent Title 18 Section 201 is a relatively unknown section of the federal criminal code related to the bribery of public officials and witnesses. Its interpretation and limitations can impact higher profile public officials. The federal bribery sta

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  • Global Warming’s Clearer Role in Wildfires

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The Thomas Fire became the largest recorded wildfire in California history this week, the first of a far-flung splatter of fires triggered by Santa Ana winds starting on Dec. 4. The Creek, Rye and Little Mountain fires erupted the next

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  • State of Long Beach

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jan. 9, 2018 Mingle with Long Beach friends and neighbors before hearing Mayor Robert Garcia give a year-in-review and address issues for the future at the State of the City. RSVP. Time: 5 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018 Details: http:/

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  • Platform Places Activism Experience on SameSide

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor These days, the extent of our outrage at public policy, government misdeeds or private injustice comes in the form of a retweet, a repost or an online rant in all caps in 140 characters or less. Indeed, if there is ever a revolution,

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  • AltaSea’s Future Defies History

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    Krusoe and the future of fighting global climate change on the LA Waterfront

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher In the history of the world, there has never been an industry, a marketplace or an economy that’s been created without

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  • FCC Ends Net Neutrality

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission, headed by Donald Trump administration appointee Chairman Ajit Pai, voted along party lines of 3-2 to repeal regulations protecting net neutrality. Pai, the face of Trump'roll back of Barack Obama era policies in the telecommunications indus

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  • Apply for the Arts Activation Fund

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Department of Cultural Affairs’ Arts Activation Fund supports creative, community-benefit projects in site-specific areas of Los Angeles. The fund projects are either temporary objects, installations, or experiences that are free to the community and appropriately sited in public places or within public view. Th

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