• Junot Diaz Spotlights His Audience at REDCAT

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer It was with good reason that author, Junot Diaz canceled his original speaking date in January at REDCAT. The Pulitzer Prize winner received an invitation from the White House to attend a private event during the last week of President Barack Obama’s administration.

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  • Course through Civic Center City

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor These days, driving along Ocean Boulevard in downtown Long Beach is quite a distracting adventure. Head west toward San Pedro and your eyes will unavoidably wander toward a wall of blue-covered fences surrounding City Hall and the

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  • Re-Elect Pearlman: An Experienced Trustee

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Nancy Pearlman, LACCD Seat 6 Trustee On March 7, voters have a chance to re-elect me to the Los Angeles Community College District’s Board of Trustees Seat 6. The district’s nine colleges deserve to have my committed and knowledgeable leadership. With more t

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  • Galaz Joins CD 15 Race

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing  Editor Donald Galaz, Vice President of the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council and longtime proponent for a sanctioned racetrack for street racing, announced his write-in bid for the Los Angeles City Council District 15 seat, Feb. 24,

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  • The Buscaino Report Card

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation="bounceInRight"]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor March 7 is the date District 15  voters will grade Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino. Although there are many in the district who believe he should be graded on a pass-fail basis, he won’t be.

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  • Aquatic Academy

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Community members are invited to participate in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquatic Academy course. The class is a four-part education course on climate change and resiliency. Time: 7 p.m. March 7, 14, 21 and 28 Cost: $35 to $50 Details: (562) 590-3100 Venue: Aquarium of the

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  • San Pedro Shooting Leaves One Dead

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — The Los Angeles Police Department Harbor Area homicide detectives are asking the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 22-year-old Juan Antonio Bueno. The shooting took place at about 8:

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  • Immigration Attorney Answers ‘What the Hell is Going On?’

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    Sanctuary Cities, the Cost of ICE and Trump’s Immigration Policies

    By Kym Cunningham, Contributing Writer Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13768, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, on Jan. 25. This order cuts

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  • LB Supports ‘Sanctuary State’ Legislation

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On Feb. 7, the Long Beach City Council 7-0 voted, Councilwoman Stacy Mungo and Councilman Dee Andrew did not participate,  to support state bills that would essentially make California a “sanctuary state.” District 1 Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez moved for the proposal to support the bills. Prior to the c

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  • Aquarium of Pacific Expansion Breaks Ground

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Feb. 2, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for its Pacific Visions wing. The new wing of the aquarium is expected to be a 29,000-square-foot, biomorphic sustainable structure designed that the San Francisco-based architectural f

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