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Remarks Delivered at CPCC Meeting on May 11
05/11/2017 - 5:09pm
Mr. President, honorable members of the Citizens Police Complaint Commission, my name is Stephen Downing. I am a resident of Long Beach living in the 3rd district. It will be one year tomorrow that I appeared before this body and provided you with evidence of corruption surrounding an internal affairs investigation related to the termination and subsequent reinstatement of a police officer named...
Scholarship Honors the 100-Year Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Long Beach
05/11/2017 - 9:59am
At a special meeting of the Rotary Club of Long Beach, Rotary Scholarship Foundation Chair Jane Netherton announced that the recipient of the $15,000 Rotary Centennial Scholarship is CSULB student Yasmeen A. Azam. The luncheon meeting was hosted by Rotarian and CSULB President Jane Close Conoley at her home. The one-time scholarship is the largest to be awarded by the Long Beach Rotary...
Part One
05/11/2017 - 9:33am
His name is David Zink. He’s a 72-year-old veteran, a former military police officer, corrections official, Food Bank executive and Long Beach resident and homeowner since 1968. He is an outspoken medical marijuana activist and has openly cultivated medical cannabis in his backyard since California voters passed the Compassionate Use Act in 1996. He suffers from chronic back pain, diabetic...
JONAS CORONA in Sacramento with Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell, (D-70th District)
05/11/2017 - 9:31am
Imagine the daily activities of a typical 13-year-old male: Going to school, playing sports, hanging with friends and playing video games. Heading up a foundation to help the homeless might well not come to mind. In fact, 13-year-old Long Beach resident Jonas Corona began his role of helping the homeless at age four. While living in Dallas, Jonas’ mother, Renee Corona, helped the homeless on a...
05/11/2017 - 9:28am
In a press event held at the police academy in early September 2015, the issue of sanctuary city status was broached to Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. At that event, Luna stated he was concerned that attitudes in largely Hispanic areas likely reflect a distrust of police. At the time, according to Luna, Homeland Security has classified Long Beach as a sanctuary city, a status derived from...

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