Letters, emails and website comments | Aug. 19

Safety first? Just how long are Long Beach residents going to put up with this corrupt city government? Murders such as those of precious Jennabel Anaya, 4, and her mom, Carina Mansera [“Police seeking info about shooting of family outside their home,” Aug. 12, 2016] have become commonplace in this town. Meanwhile, city officials provide…

Letters, emails and website comments | July 29

Hired, admired, retired This month the Bellflower-Long Beach Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) Lodge #888 is congratulating Josephine M.Rosser, the lodge’s secretary, on her retirement. Born on July 1, 1927 in Staten Island, New York, Josephine lived on the East Coast for nearly 25 years before moving westward to California with her husband…

Letters, emails and website comments | July 22

Conference called It’s finally here. Later this week, nearly 3,000 elected officials and administrators representing counties across the country will descend upon Los Angeles County for the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 81st annual conference in Long Beach. Attendees will meet to discuss a wide range of issues impacting residents living in both urban and…

Letters, emails and website comments | July 1

One for the books I am writing this, not in my role as [Signal Hill] Parks & Recreation commissioner, but as a long-time resident and compulsive reader. The “temporary” library is open now in the community center building as we await the construction of the new library. It is organized, welcoming and waiting for you…

Letters, emails and website comments | June 10

Grievance about malfeasance? I know not every member of the Long Beach City Council is as dumb as their votes would indicate. Isn’t there some point at which actions by reasonably intelligent officials become so absurd as to constitute malfeasance? In Long Beach, that’s a question badly in need of an answer because this city…

Letters, emails and website comments | June 3

Do-re-mi-fa-so grateful Thank you so much for running the piece on the Long Beach Chorale’s upcoming concert at the Aquarium of the Pacific [“Chorale concert to feature multimedia elements, world premiere”]. As a community chorus, it’s awesome to get the support from a community newspaper! Doreen Wiley Long Beach Chorale Marketing

Letters, emails and website comments | May 20

Taxpayers, lax mayors? The taxpayers don’t want to be told what is good for them by people who have ruined the City’s financial future, cared little about infrastructure when they were in office and elevated public employment at the demise of services the citizens of Long Beach had paid for. During contract negotiations for the…

Letters, emails and website comments | May 13

A bad sign? With the upcoming election bearing down here in Long Beach, something is again happening that is deeply disturbing. Political actions of those running political campaigns that will do anything to win are occurring right under our noses, and no one seems to be paying attention. I am talking about the proliferation of…

Letters, emails and website comments | May 6

Open to interpretation As the legislative author of the language-access policy for the City of Long Beach, I wanted to keep you informed on the progress of the policy. On Aug. 13, 2013, the city council adopted a comprehensive language access policy (LAP). On Oct. 6, 2015, the LAP was amended by the city council…