by Neena Strichart
We all know that with the way the economy has been behaving, or misbehaving, for so long, many of our local nonprofits and charities are finding quite a dip in monetary donations and even a decline in volunteer hours that had been so generously given in the past.
Folks have been struggling to make their own ends meet, and giving to a charity in some cases has been considered a budgeted luxury. [Read more →]
Why can’t Long Beach leave the streets in the beautiful neighborhoods of Los Cerritos and Bixby Knolls alone? And I don’t mean not re-paving those roads that need it– Long Beach already does that.
Remember the fiasco with diagonal parking along Atlantic Avenue in the Bixby Knolls business district? That street was made so crooked it was harder to follow than the IRS Code. [Read more →]
Thanks to a rebounding economy, tough decisions made by Democratic legislators and voter approval of a temporary tax increase, our state budget has reached stability. In an effort to maintain these positive gains and strengthen our state, Assembly Democrats have created the “Blueprint for a Responsible Budget,” a set of guidelines for lawmakers as we craft the state budget in time for the June 15 deadline. [Read more →]