SSA Marine, the gigantic international shipping-industry company that is majority-owned by investment and banking firm Goldman Sachs, will be the target of protests on Monday (Dec.12) by Occupy the Ports, Protesters will convene at Harry Bridges Park (beside the Queen Mary) at 5 a.m.
Long Beach Roller Derby nights at the Queen Mary Dome already feel like local tradition, but unless the league can raise $20,000 by early January to pay off the loan for its banked-turn track, it may become another Long Beach tradition lost.
At the height of its popularity, Long Beach Roller Derby finds itself in a deep financial hole that threatens to shut it down. But the women who compete in the hard-hitting roller skating bouts are battling back by establishing a fundraising campaign on kickstarter.com. The two-year-old league’s debt has mounted from expenses that include rent [...]