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Entries from March 22nd, 2013

Sen. Ricardo Lara sworn into new 33rd District office

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · News

Sean Belk Staff Writer The son of Mexican-immigrant parents and a native of east Los Angeles, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) was sworn into office Thursday, March 14 to serve the newly drawn 33rd senate district. Lara, 38, now the youngest state senator, won the senate seat nearly unopposed in last year’s November election, receiving […]

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LB city leaders look to rally residents to continue ‘fight’ against controversial railyard project

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · News

Sean Belk Staff Writer In what appears to be an uphill battle, Long Beach city leaders and community activists said they hope to rally residents in coming months against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.’s (BNSF) $500-million railyard project being proposed in Wilmington near west Long Beach, a fight they said may end up in […]

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Long Beach Opera production to examine the U.S.-Mexico border and the War on Drugs

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Culture, Uncategorized

Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present Camelia La Tejana: Only the Truth on Sunday, March 24 at 2pm and Saturday, March 30 at 8pm at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Camelia La Tejana: Only the Truth is set along the US-Mexico border in the context of Mexico’s bloody Drug War. During […]

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Mentally ill-homeless facility moving to 6th district in new deal to use Schroeder Hall site as police substation

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · News

Sean Belk Staff Writer After years of discussion and negotiations, the City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement on where to locate a mentally ill-homeless center as part of a new deal with the US Army to reuse the abandoned property known as Schroeder Army Hall for an east Long Beach police substation. […]

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Police make arrest for attempted shooting of officer

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · News

On Thursday, March 21, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers arrested a suspect for a recent attempted shooting of a police officer. On March 18, 2013, at approximately 6:30pm, officers were dispatched to the area of 8th Street and Maine Avenue regarding a group of possible gang members loitering at the location.

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