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Brown Signs Parking Citations Bill

SACRAMENTO — On Aug. 14, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law, Assembly Bill 443. The bill, authored by Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and sponsored by the City of Long Beach, aims to help to level the playing field for collecting parking citations. It allows the California Departm

Annual Fifth District Community Meeting

Aug. 14 Attend the annual Fifth District Community Meeting to discuss the fiscal year 2014 budget, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14, at the Long Beach Water Treatment Plant. Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske will discuss Mayor Bob Foster’s proposed budget for 2014. Participants also will g

Lieu Asks Congress to Reconsider Vote to Halt NSA Surveillance

SACRAMENTO — On Aug. 12, Sen. Ted Lieu introduced a legislative resolution urging Congress to reconsider its recent vote to halt the U.S. National Security Agency’s massive data and phone records collection of Americans.

The resolution is in response to proposal in the Ho

Little Fish Opens a Doubleheader

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Shakespeare by the Sea's season is running down and it is Little Fish Theatre’s turn to be a host, with two comedies that will fill its newly air-conditioned theater. The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith and Rounding Third <

Lieu Pushes Transparency, GPS-Parolee Tracking, Job Creation Laws

SACRAMENTO – With Aug. 12’s resumption of California’s 2013 Senate session, Sen. Ted W. Lieu of Torrance has one month to steer through efforts to enact reforms and create jobs. Below, in bill-number order, are key bills Lieu will be presenting beginning next week.

NSA to Replace System Administrators with Computers

Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency , recently announced his plans to replace human system administrators at NSA headquarters with computers.

This is part of the NSA’s plan to reduce and prevent future intelligence leaks in the wa

The Great Mulch Wall in Long Beach

LONG BEACH -- This week in Long Beach, noise pollution might be down thanks to the Great Wall of Mulch that has been built along the heavily traveled Terminal Island Freeway.

The wall extends the length of Hudson Park on the westside and is serving as an envi

Kelly Colopy Appointed Director of Health and Human Services

LONG BEACH — On July 29, City Manager Patrick H. West announced the appointment of Kelly Colopy as director of Health and Human Services, effective Sept. 9, 2013. Colopy has 17 years of professional experience in the field of human services, and currently manages the public mental he

Lieu Asks State Fire Officials to Review Ranch LPG Safety

SACRAMENTO – On Aug. 1, Sen. Ted W. Lieu called on the California Fire Marshall to review the safety, risk and fires issues related to 25 million gallons of butane and propane storage tanks in San Pedro near Rancho Palos Verdes. Below is a copy of his letter: July 31, 2013

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