A case that’s impossible to forget…a man holding a firecracker arrived with all five fingers blown off. When his reconstructions were done, he was left with a thick, fleshy spatula, that flexed at the wrist.
byTodd R. Means & Bailey K.F. Means inCommentary
Previously, possession of marijuana without a medical recommendation was considered illegal conduct, and therefore could be used as a basis to detain someone. This is no longer true, so long as you are legally possessing marijuana.
byPasin Chanou inCommentary
Long Beach is a place where immigrant economic contributions are front and center. Instead of pursuing higher education, many Cambodian refugees have become entrepreneurs. They’ve opened restaurants, jewelry stores, beauty salons, grocery stores and tailoring businesses.
byEric Gray inCommentary
Serving public office is an honor and a privilege but should be won based on a more fair and equitable playing field. It is not progressive to concentrate power at the top leaving new candidates with fresh ideas and...
byRand Foster, Ashley Hectus and Justin Hectus inMusic
On behalf of all of us who enjoy the opportunity to do something that’s truly bigger than ourselves; thank you for being part of Buskerfest, SAM, and the community that makes it all possible.
byYesenia Pacheco for VoiceWaves inCommentary, Education
At school, people I enjoy spending time with began hugging me and trying to catch up through casual conversation. I couldn’t breathe and got a really bad headache either from all the commotion or feeling the sun on my...
byPatricia Costales inCommentary
Superman is an immigrant. Batman experienced devastating trauma as a child due to community violence. Spider-Man was bullied in school. Jessica Jones suffers from PTSD.
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