Opinion: Long Beach routinely delays public records requests. That’s illegal.
Long Beach is not meeting its legal obligations to release public records—and that has a direct impact on the public’s ability to understand how decisions are being made, and how well the government is managing public funds and assets.
A farewell letter from the publisher: Thank you, Long Beach. See you soon, Oregon.
My time in Long Beach will soon be coming to a close after accepting a job to become the publisher of the Rogue Valley Times, serving Medford, Oregon and the Jackson County community.
Column: Key to the City is a fitting tribute for Rich Archbold, a newsman’s newsman
Rich Archbold has never ceased his celebratory chronicling of our community — Long Beach and the people in this city are an endless party, captured across the decades in Rich’s work.
Opinion: A heavily redacted report led to a censure at LBCC; the public deserves to see it
The LBCC Board of Trustees voted this week to censure one of its own members, but the public was left guessing about a litany of serious allegations against board members, including sexual harassment, extortion, threats and political corruption.
Column: I almost died getting to the city’s ‘open streets’ event on my bike
The Beach Streets event proved once again how many people are just waiting for the chance to ditch their cars; it also shows how dangerous our streets really are any other day when cars reign supreme.
Opinion: Villanueva’s anti-Luna double-deck bus tour is nothing more than a publicity crawl
Obviously, Villanueva sees Luna’s failure as a ripe source of attack in the race, while Luna has a sweeping slate of Villanueva’s weaknesses to exploit, and it’s a list that’s growing by the day.
Here’s what happens when karma loses its cool in a heat wave
It’s like people had been having a water balloon fight or a cannonball contest in the room. I’m thinking the entire house has to be rebuilt; nothing is salvageable.
Column: Thoughts after yet another school shooting; is America broken?
Research shows that more guns result in more shootings, and more shootings result in more gun sales. It is the most vicious of circles.
Column: The familiar pit in every parent’s stomach after a school shooting
Grief and fear of school shootings are emotions I’ve grown up with. With my own kids now in school, those feelings have given way to hopelessness.
Column: I gave up my car a year ago; here’s what it’s been like
Jake Gotta decided to go car-free when he moved to Belmont Heights. Here’s the good and the bad.
Opinion: Overturning Roe v Wade will be devastating and profoundly wrong
The current ruling of Roe v Wade is the right one; overturning will be profoundly and disturbingly wrong, columnist Tim Grobaty writes.
Column: Computer coding is easy; mailing a letter is hard
There is wisdom that accrues with age, even if it’s wisdom about things that are starting to fall from common usage. For instance: I know how to mail a letter. Not all younger folks do.
Opinion: The city shouldn’t pay Alden Global Capital, which destroys local news
The simple matter is paying Alden Global Capital, which owns the Press-Telegram, for the scant information their papers provide about Long Beach, the money will only allow the papers to stay alive for the dwindling days before Alden sucks their last dollar.
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