Lowenthal’s ‘homeless hate crime bill’ sent to governor

A divided Assembly on Tuesday sent the governor a bill by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal that would let homeless crime victims use hate-crime statutes to seek justice from their attackers in civil court. The so-called “homeless hate crime bill” was approved on a 50-26 vote, along party lines, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.

Around Town

DANCE AND SING, GET UP AND DO YOUR THING The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association will host its summer community party Friday, Aug. 27 at 8pm at the Long Beach Petroleum Club. All are welcome (all ages too).  Eighties attire is encouraged but not mandatory. Donation of $5 at the door will go to the…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Many story ideas come across my desk that we deem worthy of publishing. Sometimes the information comes to us by email or fax, other times we receive it the old-fashioned way– by mail carrier or phone. Some items make it and some don’t. Lots of times they don’t run because we just…

Western states receive Commerce Department assistance to help boost competitiveness in global marketplace

United States Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Monday announced $1.7 million in US Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant funds to the Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC), which serves the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada, to help the region adjust to increasing competition in the global marketplace and create jobs to bolster the…

Long Beach Dog Zone now named ‘Rosie’s Dog Beach’

She has 1,288 fans on Facebook. She appeared on Animal Planet and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She was on the cover of Westways magazine. She inspired the “Bulldog Beauty Contest,” the world’s largest gathering of bulldogs that takes place annually in Long Beach. Now, this bulldog has Los Angeles County’s only dog beach…