‘[Dreamers] believe in our democracy, and we have got to keep it up’

At town hall, Sen. Kamala Harris expresses optimism about democratic process

[The following is the second installment of a two-part story on U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s April 6 visit to Long Beach, when she addressed residents during a town-hall meeting.] Immigration The people of California are impacted the most by federal decisions regarding immigration policy, Harris said, because of California’s large immigrant population. Harris described her…

EDCO features new Earth Day video on its website

EDCO has created and released a new Earth Day video, in celebration of Earth Day 2018, on its website, edcodisposal.com. The EDCO Earth Day video can be viewed under “Recycling Videos” at the bottom of the homepage and features what can be done to help reduce, reuse and recycle. Residents must put their ZIP code…

Goodwill SOLAC seeking ‘closet-cleaning’ donations

With Earth Day just around the corner, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC) is urging local residents and businesses to “clear out their closets” and donate their gently used items to their nearest Goodwill. “As you reorganize your home and refresh your wardrobe, give people in your local community a chance…

Clean-air technologies sought for port equipment

The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles are offering seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that improve air quality. The funding is part of the ports’ Technology Advancement Program, or TAP. This year’s 2018 call for projects requests concept papers for a variety of projects that have the…

City of Long Beach receives ‘Green Leadership’ Award

The City of Long Beach received a Green California Summit Leadership Award in the “Sustainable Community” category at the 12th annual Green California Summit on April 9, in Sacramento. Green Technology, a nonprofit initiative designed to inform government efforts toward sustainability, bestows the award to a city or community that has implemented outstanding sustainability projects…

Lowenthal, colleagues call for reversal of Interior Department ruling threatening millions of migratory birds

Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), along with 62 of his House colleagues, called on U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on April 19 to reverse an internal department legal reinterpretation of a century-old law that protects more than 1,000 species of migratory birds across North America. This recent reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty…

LBCC Board of Trustees approves two new VP appointments

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees approved two new vice president appointments at its March 27 meeting. Dr. Kathleen J. Scott is the new vice president of Academic Affairs and Dr. Mike Muñoz is the new vice president of Student Support Services for Long Beach City College. “Dr. Scott and Dr. Muñoz…

#AlarmYourself

Gretchen Swanson, president of the Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA), set up a booth to support neighborhood safety and women’s empowerment alongside 10th Street and across from Frances Willard Elementary School on Friday, March 30. Swanson said that it was important to note the location of her table being just on the other side of…

Marching for their lives

In response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, hundreds of thousands of protesters walked the streets of their cities on Saturday, March 24. The momentum and activism quickly spread throughout the country, and it was estimated that nearly 800 marches were in action that day, the City of Long…

Revving up

Long Beach Honda staff and Signal Hill city officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 23 to celebrate the reopening of the auto-manufacturer’s dealership located at 1500 E. Spring St. Event attendees were treated to a taco food-truck and refreshments. Fred Angiuli, Long Beach Honda general manager, told the Signal Tribune that “foot traffic” to…