Now, more than ever, the media has to keep an extraordinarily vigilant watch over the actions and words of the leader of this country. In happier times it didn’t need to be said that a free press is essential...
Spaces, even temporary ones which cater to those experiencing homeless, deserve thought and dignity within their design—and their lack thereof might even be exacerbating our problems despite good intentions.
byAl Austin II inCommentary
In an increasing number of cities and counties throughout California, there is a movement to advance the concept that voters choose their representatives, not the other way around.
byMargaret Hennessy inCommentary
The task force was assembled by Mayor Robert Garcia and consists of government officials, academic officials, faith leaders, developers, and various nonprofits. Unfortunately, the task force lacks any direct representatives from housing advocacy organizations.
Public comment takes up a fair slice of the pie chart of “What Makes America Great,” but it eats up almost the entire pie when the chart is re-titled “Why You Don’t Want to Be a Public Official.”
Long Beach is selling Class C apartment complexes to investors that are quickly flipping them for profit—and that has huge implications in terms of an already-skyrocketing housing market and the displacement of our most marginalized.
byMayor Garcia and Kate Azar inCommentary
All 12 library branches offer general use computers and free Wi-Fi. For many in our community, the library is the only place they can access a computer or the internet.