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During Climate Week 2020, Gov. Newsom to Host California Climate Action Day Highlighting California’s Global Leadership

The series of virtual conversations will cover topics including building the state’s climate resilience, implementing climate policies in an equitable way, aligning financial decision-making with climate realities and other subjects.

San Pedro News

Social Media Spreads Fear on Anti-fascism Caravan

For four years, thousands of people descended upon San Pedro to see the latest in advanced military vessels, vehicles and weapons along...

San Pedro Festival of the Arts 2020

San Pedro♥Festival of the Arts (previously the TriArt♥Festival) announces its 14th year. This is a free virtual family event...

Activist, Captain Provide Perspectives on Community Policing

While some conservatives have called for stricter policing, others have called for the defunding of the police. Wherever you stand, there’s no...

5th Annual Peace Week

Join a week's worth of events in the harbor area to promote peace

CeSPNC Bylaws Committee Meeting

Zoom meeting for CeSPNC

Join Southern California Chefs in 20CHEFS

Beacon House of San Pedro announced two well-known Midwestern chefs to its 20CHEFS fundraising roster: the Food Network’s Andrew Zimmern (Minneapolis) and...

Carson News

Lawsuit Aims to Stop Carson’s District-based Voting

On Aug. 17, the city of Carson was hit with a lawsuit to prevent the city from implementing district elections for the...

Tax Measure to Appear on November Ballot

Editor's note: The City Manager's remarks about public support for the sales tax were recharacterized as a statement of fact rather than...

City of Carson Offers Emergency Rental Assistance To Residents

The financial assistance is available for up to a maximum of $1,000 per month for up to three months and based on actual need for monthly rent payment, and does not have to be repaid.

Long Beach News

Long Beach Announces Funding for Businesses and Nonprofits

The City Manager’s Office is working with Long Beach City Council and other city departments to create programs for the community and businesses.

George Floyd/BLM Protest

Community Forums on Police Reform

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Labor Notes

Gov. Newsom Signs Bills to Support Small Businesses Grappling with Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic, Bolster Economic Recovery

California small businesses are drivers of economic growth – creating two-thirds of new jobs and employing nearly half of all private sector employees.

POLA, And Other Groups Donate 75,000 Masks To United Farm Workers

United Farm Workers of America, represents farm workers and is actively advocating for the health and safety of all farm workers who continue to work outdoors amid the pandemic, wildfire smoke and extreme heat.

Labor Must Fight for a Public Works Program

Strikes and job actions throughout Los Angeles and nationally have pointed to an uptick in labor’s actions to regain concessions that have...

The Pandemic’s Heroes: The Gaslighting of Essential Workers

Praise for the “essential worker” as heroes is ubiquitous. You can’t change a channel, read a news feed, or peruse social media...

Port News

Port Sued Again For Inadequate China Shipping Air Quality Mitigations

SAN PEDRO — The 20-year battle for clean air at the China Shipping Terminal is headed back to court, as the original...

POLA, And Other Groups Donate 75,000 Masks To United Farm Workers

United Farm Workers of America, represents farm workers and is actively advocating for the health and safety of all farm workers who continue to work outdoors amid the pandemic, wildfire smoke and extreme heat.

Rail Project Virtual Meeting, Sept. 2

LONG BEACH -The Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility project team will update the public during a virtual community meeting at 11...

Culture

Environmental Films Discussion Magnifies Need For Diplomacy

Thebaut aligns with the use of solar wind and tidal energy, even nuclear power is a clean energy. As a regional environmental planner he created numerous environmental impact statements and planning studies under the national and state environmental policy act. He said we must have the technologies to create mitigating measures and the knowledge on how we can mitigate the impact.

San Pedro Festival of the Arts 2020

San Pedro♥Festival of the Arts (previously the TriArt♥Festival) announces its 14th year. This is a free virtual family event...

Netflix and Faux Allyship

“I would rather see that than a statement on Black Lives Matter, because Black Lives Matter is quite comprehensive in terms of what it aims to do and so selling products is really not part of Black Lives Matter’s platform,” Dr. Donna Nicol said.

5th Annual Peace Week

Join a week's worth of events in the harbor area to promote peace

FILM SET FOR A CHICANO NOIR

Photographs by David Baconhttps://davidbaconrealitycheck.blogspot.com/2020/08/film-set-for-chicano-noir.html As night falls in Fresno, shooting stills for a video is like being inside a...

Development News

Proposed 102-Unit Building Approved By Hunter Chase, Reporter The Los Angeles City Planning Commission unanimously approved a four-story apartment complex at 1309-1331 S. Pacific Ave. in...
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At Length

Fog In the Media

Even the weather girl should know which way the wind blows Sitting, as I do most early mornings, drinking...

Hypocrisy on the White House Lawn

Shades of Nixon’s law and order while breaking and entering The Republican National Convulsion was mostly impossible to witness,...

Trump: A Clear and Present Danger

From listening to President Donald Trump’s hateful jeremiads against the US Postal Service, you’d think the constitutionally mandated function of the federal...

Republicans’ Revolt

COVID-19 denials, conspiracies and distractions I was stopped on the sidewalk the other day by one of our well...

NOrman Soloman

Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee Could Defy “the Madness of Militarism” as Co-Chairs of the Democratic Convention’s Biggest Delegation

“For the past two weeks,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “Sanders supporters have argued that his March 3 primary win in California meant a progressive like Khanna -- an early endorser of the Vermont senator and a national co-chair of his presidential campaign -- should be the face of the state’s delegation.”

California “Berning” for Ro Khanna to Chair its Delegation to DNC

By Norman Solomon The Democratic Party is at a crossroads in California, where Bernie Sanders defeated Joe Biden in...

California “Berning” for Ro Khanna to Chair the State’s Delegation to Democratic National Convention

In recent days, over 110 Sanders delegates -- just elected in “virtual caucuses” across the state -- have signed a statement calling for Congressman Ro Khanna to be the chair of California’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention in mid-August.

Bernie’s Decision: Retreat Should Not Be Confused with Surrender

By Norman Solomon, RootsAction.org Politics is ultimately about life and death, as the current pandemic horrors make clear. Policies that can seem abstract not only...

David Bacon

FILM SET FOR A CHICANO NOIR

Photographs by David Baconhttps://davidbaconrealitycheck.blogspot.com/2020/08/film-set-for-chicano-noir.html As night falls in Fresno, shooting stills for a video is like being inside a...

SAN QUENTIN VIGIL SAYS INCARCERATION HAS BECOME A DEATH SENTENCE – PHOTOGRAPHS

On May 30th the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation transferred 121 prisoners from the California Institution for Men prison in Chino into San Quentin. At the time there were no known cases of the virus in San Quentin, while Chino was a recognized hot spot.

RENT STRIKE IN OAKLAND IN THE COVID TIMES – PHOTOESSAY

During the COVID-19 crisis the landlord is insisting on bringing investors to inspect the apartments despite the danger of contagion.

Workers’ Strikes Are an Important Part of Today’s Movement

There have been over 800 strikes since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to Payday Report, with many especially since the murder of George Floyd. Regardless of the exact number, it is clear that something new is developing among workers.
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Random Highlights

During Climate Week 2020, Gov. Newsom to Host California Climate Action Day Highlighting California’s Global Leadership

The series of virtual conversations will cover topics including building the state’s climate resilience, implementing climate policies in an equitable way, aligning financial decision-making with climate realities and other subjects.

Earthquake Damage In San Pedro

Earthquake brought flooding near Weymouth corners.

Long Beach Convention Center will serve as LA County Vote Center

Every Vote Center will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the early voting period.

Environmental Films Discussion Magnifies Need For Diplomacy

Thebaut aligns with the use of solar wind and tidal energy, even nuclear power is a clean energy. As a regional environmental planner he created numerous environmental impact statements and planning studies under the national and state environmental policy act. He said we must have the technologies to create mitigating measures and the knowledge on how we can mitigate the impact.

More COVID Testing Available

By law, the insurance company may not charge you any co-pay, deductible, or any out-of-pocket expense for the test.

NC Nurses win Union for the First Time

Registered nurses at Mission Hospital Healthcare North Carolina Division voted 70 percent in favor of joining National Nurses United on Sept. 17.

Washington and Oregon Join California in Pilot Project Using Google and Apple Exposure Notification Technology to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The app confidentially notifies individuals who may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.

After Labor Day COVID-19 Numbers See Increase In L.A. County – 38 New Deaths and 1,160 New Positive Cases Confirmed

There are 780 people now hospitalized with COVID-19 and 31% of these people are in the ICU. The number of daily hospitalizations has returned to levels seen early in the pandemic.

Millionaires versus Markets: Big Money Battles Prop. 15

The corporate owner of Terranea Resort has spent $250,000 to defeat Proposition 15, while Carson’s largest landowner, the Watson Land Corp., has...

Campaigning in a Different World

Top District 7 vote-getters in school board race look to distinguish themselves in new political environment The District 7...

Elections

Long Beach Convention Center will serve as LA County Vote Center

Every Vote Center will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the early voting period.

Millionaires versus Markets: Big Money Battles Prop. 15

The corporate owner of Terranea Resort has spent $250,000 to defeat Proposition 15, while Carson’s largest landowner, the Watson Land Corp., has...

Campaigning in a Different World

Top District 7 vote-getters in school board race look to distinguish themselves in new political environment The District 7...

Prop. 22 — The Great Wage Theft

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash have spent $47.5 million each on Prop. 22. It’s a cheap price compared to what they owe

Health

More COVID Testing Available

By law, the insurance company may not charge you any co-pay, deductible, or any out-of-pocket expense for the test.

Washington and Oregon Join California in Pilot Project Using Google and Apple Exposure Notification Technology to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The app confidentially notifies individuals who may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.

After Labor Day COVID-19 Numbers See Increase In L.A. County – 38 New Deaths and 1,160 New Positive Cases Confirmed

There are 780 people now hospitalized with COVID-19 and 31% of these people are in the ICU. The number of daily hospitalizations has returned to levels seen early in the pandemic.

Public Health Recommends Testing for Individuals Possibly Exposed to COVID-19 and Closely Monitors Data After Labor Day Weekend

Public Health is carefully monitoring data over the next couple of weeks to see the impact of the holiday weekend on the transmission of the virus across County communities and recommends testing for individuals possibly exposed to COVID-19.