EmpowerLA to Help Right Wilmington NC

On August 9, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

Rumors of the demise of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council were not only greatly exaggerated, they were not true, said EmpowerLA Director of Outreach and Communications Stephen Box.
“In a nutshell, [the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment] is not dismantling or decertifying,” Box said.

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By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

I became a journalist to add my grain of salt onto the world through information and for the betterment of humanity. And, while I admire newsrooms who maintain themselves at a distance, I often wonder what makes political endorsement acceptable, but support through truth and information unethical.

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Someone to call CASA

On June 10, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Avila, Assistant Editor

Lisa Slayton had a rough start at life. In total, she has lived in eight foster homes and about five group homes. She was alone. That is, until she became a ward of the court at the age of 14. That’s when she met Sam Herod.

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LB District 2 Voters Take to the Polls

On June 6, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

A segment of Long Beach voters will be choosing a representative for one of the most impactful and coveted areas in the city: District 2.

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Measure A Measures Up

On June 6, 2016, in News, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

Spare some change, fix a few leaks and save for a rainy, or do without and pay later? That’s what Long Beach residents will be asked this coming primary

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Mæry Queens Sinks the Ship

On May 13, 2016, in Blog, Print, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

I love Long Beach! So, when I received a very well written press release about a webisode series that was to spotlight gay life in the city, I immediately pitched it to my editor as “a perfect feature for our Pride edition.”
Well, not quite.

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LBCCD Board Member Fights to Keep Seat

On April 8, 2016, in Blog, News, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor
Irma Archuleta isn’t afraid of a challenge, especially when it comes to wearing different hats in her profession.
“I always take life as a challenge,” Archuleta, 63, said. “It’s about the challenges you take and the challenges that you are able to conquer.”
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Photo By Phillip Cook
Article by Zamná Ávila, RLn Assistant Editor

These days, people who complete an educational program are caught in a catch-22. Employers require candidates to have work experience in addition to their credentials. Michael Song wanted to solve this problem, at least for the students who completed Los Angeles Harbor College’s architectural program.

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Restaurateurs Serve Up Minimum Wage Cost

On February 6, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

Photo courtesy of Raise the Wage Coalition
By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

Business owners in the restaurant and hospitality industries continue to fret over the cost of doing business as Los Angeles County and two of its largest cities prepare to raise the minimum wage. Read more at www.RandomLengthsNews.com

Garcia Talks Economics

On January 22, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor
Speaking to a full house at the Terrace Theatre Mayor Robert Garcia focused on successes in economic development in his state of the city address Jan. 13
He noted that the city received $4 billion to repurpose the Boeing C-17 site and retrain workers and that Virgin Galactic, Mercedes-Benz USA and Shimadzu Instruments have recently found a home in Long Beach.
“Aerospace is alive and well in Long Beach!” Garcia said. “I am confident that Long Beach—the birthplace of the commercial aircraft industry—is becoming a center of commercial space industry.

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