BY TINA VASQUEZ / The Downey Patriot The photo of the City of Downey’s emotionally moving memorial to fallen police officers that DowneyBeat.com editor John Zander posted March 5 on the online newspaper’s Facebook page didn’t move everybody’s emotions equally. Zander’s heart swelled for the Downey police officers who risk their lives in the line of [...]
BY ARIELLA RAMS and ALISON TRUAX / Daily 49er The booming of drumbeats, jingling of ornate Native American costumes and smells of fresh fry bread filled the air Saturday and Sunday as the Cal State Puvungna Pow Wow was observed on the Tongva people’s sacred land at Cal State Long Beach for the 43rd consecutive [...]
[ This lead-and-link appears with the permission of the Sacramento Bee, in accordance with GreaterLongBeach.com policy, which is based upon respect for the work of journalists and a belief that the source of a story is part of that story. ] BY TOREY OOT / Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO—In their latest effort to rebuild and rebrand, California Republicans [...]
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By ALFRED PALLARCA / DAILY 49ER A former student body president at California State University/Long Beach will receive a Purple Heart award after incurring a serious combat wound during a United States Marines mission in Afghanistan. Mark Andrews, who served as CSULB’s president of Associated Students, Inc., during his senior year of 2008-2009, suffered a [...]
A New York government building designed in the Brutalism style of archetecture---just like the Long Beach Civic Center (above)---is being considered for demolition ... a frequent topic for this building in Long Beach. Why? Among other things, people hate it.
BY AMANDA BECKER / RollCall.com Kinde Durkee’s plea of guilty Friday to five counts of mail fraud against her clients—translation, to embezzling more than $7 million from the campaign bank accounts of California political candidates—did not answer the question that’s been asked most since since she was arrested in September: Where did the money go? [...]
A resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute believes public-sector employees have it better than those in the private sector. In this interview with RollCall.com, Andrew Biggs explores why and what might be done about it
The nation's top two Spanish-language media networks, Univision and Telemundo, have launched separate get-out-the-vote efforts ahead of this fall’s elections so as to capitalize on their broad reach into Hispanic households and to mobilize viewers. They don't influence how viewers vote, just that they should.
At the request of GreaterLong Beach.com, state Senator---and Congressional candidate---Alan Lowenthal explains his thinking in introducing SB 1243, which would permanently exempt large ships from paying California sales tax on fuel at the same time that California residents are being asked to raise their own taxes
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