By Don Knabe, County of Los Angeles, Fourth District The fight to end the horrors of child sex trafficking continues in Los Angeles County. Earlier this year, I directed the County’s probation department to develop a comprehensive plan to support the victims of this horrible crime. They are developing some groundbreaking programs that I hope […]
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April 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Commentary
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By Gary Feldman, M.D., Medical director Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach This year more children will be diagnosed with autism than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined– and each year this number rises. Autism affects one in 88 children. The problem isn’t the diagnosis; the problem is our lack of […]
March 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Commentary
Submitted by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Video-gaming (playing video games) has become a popular activity for people of all ages. Many children and adolescents spend large amounts of time playing them. Video-gaming is a multibillion-dollar industry– bringing in more money than movies and DVDs. Video games have become very sophisticated and […]
February 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Commentary
By James Johnson, 7th District Long Beach Councilmember Like many other cities, Long Beach has faced several financial challenges in recent years. While many residents struggled with a difficult economy, our city government also suffered from the recession.
January 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Commentary
By Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fourth District A few weeks ago, I received a deeply troubling briefing regarding minor girls who are being bought and sold as prostitutes across Los Angeles County. Some of these girls are as young as 11 and 12. While we often think of child sex trafficking as a […]