In the News

August 03, 2022

BY THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD

The taco and hot dog stands that dot Los Angeles sidewalks are beloved for their tasty fare. But for the estimated 10,000 street vendors in Los Angeles County, only about 200 have permits to sell food. The rest are subject to fines and, in some cases, arrest.

July 06, 2022

Por: Jacqueline García

El miércoles se anunció un esfuerzo estatal para la creación de miles de oportunidades laborales para jóvenes en California especialmente en las áreas más necesitadas como el sureste de Los Ángeles.

June 22, 2022

By Tania Llavaneras / Jahmal Corner

Advocating for Past, Present and Future Generations of High School Students in the Area, District Leaders are Setting a Goal to Receive Necessary Funds to Provide State-of-the-Art Facilities for Local Students

June 22, 2022

BY WES VENTEICHER

A bill that would have forced California’s public pension systems to sell their oil and gas holdings has been dropped from a state Assembly committee agenda for Wednesday, signaling that it won’t move forward this year.

June 21, 2022

California — Today amidst a historic mega-drought, wildfires, and fossil-fueled public health crises, Assemblymember Jim Cooper, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement, refused to allow Senate Bill 1173, California’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, to be heard in his committee.

June 21, 2022

By BRETT WILKINS

Climate, environmental, and social justice advocates on Tuesday condemned the decision by a Democratic California lawmaker to kill proposed legislation that would require two of the state's leading pension funds to divest from the fossil fuel industry. 

June 20, 2022

LOS ANGELES –Today Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a Notice strongly encouraging insurers to provide life and disability income insurance to individuals living with HIV in advance of upcoming mandatory changes to California’s HIV statutes that take effect on January 1, 2023.

June 13, 2022

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The proposed legislation would direct the state’s public pension funds to cease investment in oil, gas and coal companies.

June 10, 2022

By Kristen Farrah Naeem

Cases of catalytic converter theft began skyrocketing across the nation during the pandemic, and Long Beach is no exception.

Stolen catalytic converters are a hot commodity due to the precious metals they contain; people saw them off vehicles in order to sell them to recycling centers and muffler shops for cash.

From 2018 to 2019, 381 catalytic converters were stolen in Long Beach, according to data from the Long Beach Police Department. Then, as the pandemic arrived, there was a sudden explosion in these thefts.