Councilmember Neal’s town hall addresses specifics of redistricting

By Steven Piper Staff Writer Per 2010 Census data, Long Beach is facing a redistricting process that will reshape the city’s nine districts, changing affected citizens’ representatives and the resources that are allocated to their neighborhoods. Depending on where the new borders are drawn, the changes might also affect who is eligible to run for…

Local teachers and families rally at Longfellow Elementary to speak out against education cuts

By Steven Piper Staff Writer According to Educate Our State, a nonprofit organization composed of parents concerned about education in the budget-cut-ridden state of California, the state currently ranks last in teacher-to-student ratio, librarian-to-student ratio, and guidance-counselor-to-student ratio. Also, more than 30 percent of California students do not graduate from high school.

JetBlue Airlines makes its inaugural flight from LGB to Anchorage

By Steven Piper Staff Writer If locals’ summer vacation plans are still in the works, then utilizing JetBlue’s new, seasonal route to Anchorage, Alaska out of Long Beach Airport (LGB) might be worth taking advantage of. The inaugural flight to the airline’s new destination was Monday afternoon, and one-way tickets will be as low as…