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California ranked #1 in after school programs

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that California leads the nation in after school programs, placing first among all states in a national survey released Thursday by…

No more race-based lockdowns in California prisons

By Jennifer Schlueter In 2006, African American inmates of the California High Desert State Prison had been locked down for 14 months deprived from outdoor exercise, rehabilitation programs, and prison…

Long Beach Health Department receives $225,000 Covered California navigator grant

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has received a $225,000 Covered California Navigator grant, aimed at increasing health insurance enrollment in the state. Covered California anticipates a…

Belmont Beacon 10/27/2014

Belmont Beacon 10/27/2014

Egg freezing now a female employee benefit at Facebook and Apple

By Jennifer Schlueter Last Tuesday, NBC announced that Apple will soon follow Facebook’s example of financially supporting their female US employees who want to freeze their eggs. This would allow…

California’s water officials neglect their own laws and waste water

By Jennifer Schlueter California’s law makes water bills of state officials defining water rates and rules public record. Thus, The Center for Investigative Reporting examined their data and found the…

Gone Girl is a Heightened but, Unfortunately, Accurate Reflection of Our Culture

By Michael James Gonzalez It’s not surprising that this weekend’s number one movie at the box office was Gone Girl. The film stars a handsome, all-American male, the plot centers…

Cherry Avenue improvement project set to begin

The City of Long Beach is set to begin work this week for street improvements on Cherry Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The City is coordinating…

Belmont Beacon 10/20/2014

Belmont Beacon 10/20/2014

Bike Stolen in 1972, destined for Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

Bike Stolen in 1972, destined for Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Outbound Enforcement Team officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) seaport, in partnership with California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators and National Insurance Crime Bureau…

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