The 17th of April was and is a very significant day for our Cambodian people. This year marks 41 years since the beginning of the Killing Fields in Cambodia, which lasted from 1975-1979. It is the day that Cambodian people around the world observe as our national mourning day and in solidarity with those who lost their lives in vain.
The energy was contagious at The Stave Bar in downtown Long Beach Saturday night as an eclectic group of about 100 packed the venue to celebrate the launch of KLBP, a low-power FM radio station hoping to fill the various needs of Long Beach community members with the help of contributors as diverse as the city itself.
Statewide conservation efforts for March doubled the 12 percent saved in February, coming in at a total of 24.3 percent conserved compared to March 2013, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) announced yesterday. A staff proposal is expected to offer revisions to the February emergency water conservation regulations, according the the SWRCB release.
Geron Lacy, the 16-year-old killed in a shooting that occurred early yesterday evening in the Ramona Park neighborhood of North Long Beach reportedly may have been involved in a physical altercation with the suspects on the street, before the suspects returned to the location and shot the victim, police say.