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Los Angeles man killed in Long Beach; other victim shot but stable

April 11th, 2014 · News

A Los Angeles man was killed in the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue on Saturday, April 5, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
Around 9:07pm on April 5, police were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the area. Arriving officers discovered two adult males with apparent gunshot wounds to their lower bodies.
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported both victims to a local hospital. One victim appeared to be in critical condition and the other in stable condition with a non-life threatening injury. [Read more →]

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Around Town

April 11th, 2014 · Around Town

What Mexican Mobile Consulate
Who 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Consul General of Mexico Carlos Manuel Sada
Where McBride Teen Center,1520 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
When Saturday, April 12 from 7:45am to 2pm
More Info Interested individuals can attend the free event to obtain important documents such as passports and consular ID cards. The event is open to the general public. All those interested in obtaining documents must make an appointment by calling 1-877-639-4835. [Read more →]

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Thoughts from the Publisher

April 11th, 2014 · Thoughts From The Publisher

by Neena Strichart

Unless you are living in a cocoon or are off on a cruise ship, you are aware of Tuesday night’s City of Long Beach election results. For details of who won and who didn’t and who’s to be involved in a run-off in June, take a look at the front page of this issue.
Today I have decided to spend a little time in this column to promote election comments from my Facebook “friends.” Most of the posts are worthy of a letter to the editor, but these days many folks would rather just do a quick Facebook entry. To take advantage of that trend, I contacted several of those who posted opinions on their accounts to get permission to reprint their words. Yippee! Everyone agreed to let me share with our readers. Maybe seeing their words and names in print will encourage them to write to me instead of just posting to a social-media site! [Read more →]

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Commentary: Main Street menace: Assembly Bill 1522

April 11th, 2014 · Commentary

By John Kabateck
Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business

Sometimes the proposals that the [California] Legislature comes up with are enough to make small employers feel ill. Such is the case with Assembly Bill 1522, the proposed mandatory paid sick-leave bill authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez. AB 1522 mandates that all employers provide paid sick leave to all employees after only seven days of work in a calendar year. This bill requires that employers provide all employees with paid sick leave at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked regardless of size of employer or ability to compensate for the loss. [Read more →]

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A drive for drivers

April 11th, 2014 · Uncategorized

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach has been feeding people in the Long Beach area for over 43 years and currently delivers an average of 600 meals every day. We provide valuable services to the elderly and disabled in the Long Beach community, which includes the delivery of two meals each day, emergency medical “Vial of Life” program and daily interaction with our wonderful, well trained volunteers. [Read more →]

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