Opinion: Rose Park’s other tragedy

My neighborhood of Rose Park has been hit not only by national newsworthy tragedy, but also by the systematic displacement of our residents. In the past year, long-term residents of whole buildings have been evicted. Hundreds of my neighbors have been forced from their homes. This is another kind of tragedy, and it will take decades for our community to heal.

Opinion: The Long Beach Reform Coalition and its pledge

We are a network, of eight Long Beach grassroots organizations, formed last year to promote the cause of civic reform. We are completely non-partisan and, as our mission statement puts it, seek to “promote and support public policies, laws, and candidates toward the goal of a transparent, accountable, and inclusive government.”