Calling Brown to Act on Homelessness

On October 17, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

It used to be that homeless people in the city congregated in Lincoln Park, downtown and low-income neighborhoods. These days, the homeless issue has bled into wealthier neighborhoods such as East Long Beach and Belmont Shore. As result, communities are up in arms, blaming homeless people for an increase in crime, ranging from petty theft and indecent exposure.

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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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Snapshot: Homeless Get Counted

On February 5, 2015, in News, Print, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

Capt. Gerald Woodyard, formerly of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Division, says, “Being homeless is not a crime.” But, ask someone in the San Pedro community and you might get a different answer. The homeless count is meant to help communities get funding for programs such as transitional and permanent housing to help homeless people get back on their feet.
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Being Homeless is Not a Crime

On December 23, 2014, in News, Print, by Zamná Ávila

Photo By David Johnson
By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor 

Neecee, who asked that her last name not be included in this article, has been homeless for the past three years.
A couple of weeks ago, Neecee was given permission to shower at a friend’s house. When she returned to the place at Plaza Park where she left her cart, all of her belongings were gone.
“It’s hard to survive after something like that because, you have nothing but the clothes on your back,” she said.
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