While some care for new paid sick leave law, others see it as ill fit

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor California employees, including part-timers and temp workers, soon won’t have to worry about getting a smaller paycheck or putting their job in jeopardy after missing work because of an illness. The right to accrue and use sick leave under AB 1522, the Healthy Workplace-Healthy Family Act of 2014, will take effect…

New management of The Breakers undeterred by building owner’s lawsuit

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Soon after state authorities ended The Breakers’s time as an assisted-living community for seniors, a new company announced plans to transform the building’s residential quarters into apartments at the historic site. The Breakers is still living in the shadow of its previous life. Now considered a historical landmark, the building on…

Family-friendly event to honor end of slavery in U.S.

The City of Long Beach’s annual Juneteenth Celebration will take place Saturday, June 13 from 11am to 2:30pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. Juneteenth is memorialized as the end of slavery in the United States. The event is hosted by: 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews; the Long Beach Department of Parks,…

Bridge to close for maintenance June 14

The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions from 5am to 3pm on Sunday, June 14 to allow workers to repair and replace safety lights atop the span, which connects the downtown Long Beach area to Terminal Island, according to Port officials. The work to be performed by the Long Beach…

Letters

Let there be fireworks! It is incredible to believe that just nearly a year ago I assumed office with the distinct privilege of serving the 5th District of Long Beach. I am proud to say that my team and I have accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time; I also know our…

Thoughts from the Publisher

I find it hard to believe that 2015 is halfway through its life span. Wasn’t Valentine’s Day just a few weeks ago? It looks as though the older I get the faster time flies– or, as is written in Latin on the face of our family’s grandfather clock, tempus fugit. Because we are so close…

Around Town

‘CHIP’ IN FOR A GOOD CAUSE What Casino-night “Roaring ‘20s” fundraiser Who Hosted by the Executive Association of Long Beach When Friday, June 12 from 6pm to 11pm Where The Grand, 4101 E Willow St. More Info Visitors will be treated to light appetizers, desserts, drinks, raffle prizes, a photo booth, classic cars in the…

Eye On Crime

Crimes reported by LBPD Council districts 6, 7 & 8 (no arrest info supplied) Thursday, June 4 6:25am Battery E. PCH/Pasadena Ave. 9:55am Non-injury hit-and-run Lemon Ave./E. 20th St. 2:37pm Robbery- commercial 200 block W. Willow St. 5:41pm Residential burglary 4400 block Cerritos Ave. 7:14pm Injury hit-and-run E. 23rd St./Elm Ave. 9:30pm Grand theft- motor…

Downtown business owners, residents invited to apply for DLBA board

Downtown Long Beach residents, commercial-property owners and businesses may apply for one of 10 vacancies that become available on the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) Board of Directors, effective Oct. 1. The deadline to apply is June 19. “Unquestionably, DTLB’s (Downtown Long Beach) pool of influential thinkers and creators has grown and changed our downtown,…

Portion of Bixby Road to be repaved, undergo other rehabilitation

The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday awarded a contract for the repaving of Bixby Road between Atlantic and Orange avenues to Sulley-Miller Contracting Company, who will perform rehabilitation work that will include: replacing of damaged curbs, gutters, sidewalks, alley entrances and driveways; trimming and root-shaving trees; and repaving the street, according to 8th District…