Employees at a Starbucks in Belmont Store submitted a petition to seek unionization on Monday, joining two other local stores—one in Long Beach and one in Lakewood—in the nationwide movement.
Under this new framework, Long Beach Health Department Director Kelly Colopy said her team will now prioritize awarding money to grassroots organizations that are working in communities that have been the most affected by the pandemic.
After more than a year of renovations, officials on Monday announced the opening of the Ronald R. Arias Health Equity Center in North Long Beach, an interdepartmental center that will offer more resources to families and youth in the area.
Jimmie Kirkwood, 33, was booked on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old, assault with the intention to commit rape and false imprisonment, police said. Kirkwood’s bail is set at $100,000.
The grant is designed to fund “visual art interventions” on roadways, pedestrian spaces and public infrastructure in cities across the nation.
Sara O’Connor, who organized the event, will donate the $5,500 she raised to three organizations that provide food, water, hygiene kits, cash assistance, psychological and social support and first-aid supplies for paramedics and doctors on the front lines.
The traffic closures are Redondo Avenue and Obispo Avenue from 15th Street to Ransom Street, according to the Long Beach PD.
The City Council discussed a resolution this week that would direct its legislative advocates in Sacramento to support laws that would make it easier for street vendors to operate in the state.
In the Washington neighborhood, Habitat LA has 10 homes under construction that are slated for completion by June and 36 more that are underway in the area this year, Habitat LA President and CEO Erin Rank said.
Five free COVID-19 testings sites are still offered seven days a week.