Assemblymember Allen filing appeal, aimed at Attorney General Becerra, to California Supreme Court

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Assemblymember Travis Allen, who represents California’s 72nd district, announced that he is filing an appeal to the California Supreme Court challenging the unpublished decision by the state Court of Appeals that would allow California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to “issue a misleading, politicized ballot title and summary for the Repeal the…

Food Finders continues its 28th holiday food drive

This year marks the 28th year of Food Finders’ Holiday Food Drive, a community-wide effort that results in thousands of meals for those in need during the holiday season, according to the food rescue organization. The drive kicked off in October and takes place throughout Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange counties, continuing through Dec.…

Government agency shares latest weather, oceanic data at local event

On same day of new satellite launch, NOAA informs public about its studies at annual function

In a quiet, early morning at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this past Saturday, the booming sound of the first Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) soaring for liftoff interrupted the silence at the site, marking the beginning of an era of advanced weather-forecasting technology. The satellite is the first in a series of future…

LB councilmember’s former chief of staff ordered to community service for alcohol-related charges

The charges are believed to be the ‘end of the ordeal’ in the case between Pearce and Cotter

One chapter has closed on the ill-fated dispute last summer between Long Beach 2nd District City Councilmember Jeannine Pearce and her former chief of staff Devin Cotter. City Prosecutor Doug Haubert announced last week that Cotter has been ordered to complete community service as part of a plea agreement relating to a case filed against…

Board of supervisors passes Hahn proposal requiring inspections of LA County massage parlors

On Nov. 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved 4th District County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s motion that would require massage parlors in LA County to undergo periodic County Department of Public Health inspections, according to a press release from Hahn’s office. The inspections would certify that establishments are meeting health and safety…

LGB hosts ribbon-cutting for completed parking renovations

Long Beach Airport (LGB) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 22 to celebrate completed renovations to Parking Structure A. The improvements to the parking structure are intended to provide flexibility for those traveling during the holiday season. “This project is a part of a larger vision of ensuring that the Long Beach Airport remains…

Port of LB awards $440,000 in sponsorships to local community groups

Last week, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners awarded $440,650 in sponsorships to 100 local organizations that support causes related to art, environment, social justice and historic preservation, according to a press release. The Port of Long Beach’s community sponsorship program aims to educate and engage the public about the port’s role in international…

A game of colors

Townhall meeting rallies Democratic support for candidates running in Republican-held congressional districts

The Republican party currently holds a majority of control over the United States House and Senate. In an effort to put the Democratic party in charge of Congress, Alan Lowenthal, California’s 47th District congressmember, hosted a townhall meeting on Friday, Nov. 10, in Long Beach to muster support for Orange County Democratic candidates who aim…