• Long Beach Gets New Mayor, City Council

    [gallery ids="7528,7533,7534,7535,7527"] By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor On July 15, Long Beach swore in its youngest, first openly gay and first Latino mayor, during mayoral inauguration ceremony at the Terrace Theatre. “As mayor I want our lead our city into the future,” said Mayor Robert García, 36, who was sworn in at th

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  • RL NEWS of the Week: July 24, 2014

    LBPD Seeks Help with Hate Crime Robbery LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Police Department is seeking help from community members in identifying a man suspect of a hate crime-related robbery. On July 2, 2014, at about 4:30 p.m., a woman was attacked in the parking lot of a local shopping center in the 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue.

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  • Art Draws Attention to San Pedro

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer

    In the past few years several successful artists have moved from the crowded and costly habitat of Santa Monica and Venice to the port town of San Pedro.

    Their motivations vary slightly. Some Santa Monica and Venice Beach artists fled metropolitan congestion. while others were fleeing oppr

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  • Advice to Long Beach Leaders from Those Who Preceded Them

    Institutional memory is hard to come by in Long Beach government. With the mayor and nine city councilmembers termed out after eight years in office, the greatest possible stability would be seeing the same 10 faces behind the dais for six years running. And when change inevitably comes, it can be sweeping.

    No year better epitomizes that

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  • RLn NEWS of the Day: July 16, 2014

    June Container Volumes Increase at POLA SAN PEDRO — The Port of Los Angeles released its June 2014 containerized cargo volumes. In June 2014, overall volumes increased 13.89 percent compared to June 2013. Total cargo for June was 736,438 twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, the largest volume in monthly containers since Septe

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: July 15, 2014

    July 17 Stearns Park Neighborhood Association Meeting The Stearns Park Neighborhood Association meets at 6:30 p.m. July 17, at the Stearns Park Community Center in Long Beach. The group will have guest speakers discussing street repair and mosquito season, among other issues. Details: (562) 71

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  • RL NEWS of the Week: July 15, 2014

    [gallery ids="7387,7388,7389,7390,7391,7392,7386"] Teamsters Agree to Cooling Off Period SAN PEDRO — On July 12, Teamsters agreed to pull down their pickets and enter a cooling off period to allow the Harbor Commission time to investigate worker safety, poor working conditions and unfair practices allegations. On July 6, the

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  • RLn NEWS of Week

    New Board Officers and Committee Chairs Appointed! SAN PEDRO — At the July 8, 2014 board and stakeholder meeting the new Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Board was seated and took the oath of office.  The following officers and committee chairs were appointed: Executive Board 

  • How Meeting Susan Anspach Completed The Circle

    Goodnight moon. Goodnight room. Goodnight Lionel in the room. ---Susan Anspach   I met her at a Thanksgiving party in 2012. Karen Kaye, the sister of avant garde filmmaker Stanton Kaye, had been throwing the parties for years at her Echo Park home. Back in 1971, Stan made a

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: June 30, 2014

    July 1 LB City Council Votes on Civic Center The Long Beach City Council will consider whether to move forward on building a new Civic Center, which includes the Main Library and City Hall, at its July 1 meeting. Mayor Bob Foster and other council member, who are retiring, asked for the item to be included in th

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