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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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Commentary: More than just the homeless guy in the wheelchair at the 7-Eleven by Shoshanah Siegel

January 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Commentary

On Tuesday morning, I read that there was a traffic accident involving a person in a wheelchair, then another friend called to tell me that there were lit candles at the 7-Eleven. Then I knew.

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Finding the right school for your child

January 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Commentary

Andrew Campanella President, National School Choice Week If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options. As California prepares to commemorate National School Choice Week later this month at 440 events across the state, many parents will begin evaluating the […]

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