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Commentary: Main Street menace: Assembly Bill 1522

April 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Commentary

By John Kabateck Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business Sometimes the proposals that the [California] Legislature comes up with are enough to make small employers feel ill. Such is the case with Assembly Bill 1522, the proposed mandatory paid sick-leave bill authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez. AB 1522 mandates that all employers provide paid […]

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Commentary: Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for our nation’s children

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Commentary

By Kevin Concannon USDA Under Secretary Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple […]

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Commentary: International sporting events make Long Beach a top springtime destination this April

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Commentary

by Bob Maguglin, Public Relations Director, Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau By land and by sea, the city of Long Beach is the place to be for entertainment-seeking travelers this April. Two international sporting events happen on the same week, each celebrating a milestone anniversary. The 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach auto […]

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Commentary: We need a ‘living wage,’ higher minimum wage and lower taxes on small business

February 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Commentary

By Peter Mathews Political science professor, Cypress College The Long Beach City Council recently voted for a “living wage” of $13.26 per hour for Long Beach Airport and Convention Center workers, including their retail workers. Minimum wage has lost 20 percent of purchasing power since 1973, and President Obama recently called for cities across the […]

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Commentary: Snakes deserve the same compassion we give puppies and kittens

February 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Commentary

by Stephen Strichart, Associate Publisher The news broke last week on local TV channels: “A Santa Ana man was arrested with hundreds of pythons in his house. Neighbors said smell was terrible. Snakes found dead and dying. Also found were cages of rats and mice, used as food for the snakes.” As the news was […]

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