I was a frightened immigrant child: We can’t grow numb to family border separations

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Believing that you are not wanted in this country is one thing, but being separated from your family by ICE agents, put in a holding facility, caged behind chain linked fences, mocked, and told you are not wanted is...
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Long Beach may soon allow sales of recreational marijuana; here’s what you need to know

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The City Council on Tuesday will consider a policy that requires recreational dispensaries to co-locate with medicinal dispensaries.
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Homeless man shot to death in Long Beach; police search for possible suspect on bike

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A man was found shot to death on the sidewalk in an industrial area of Long Beach early Tuesday morning, police said.
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Have you seen Archie? Burglars stole dog from Long Beach home, police say

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A Long Beach resident discovered his dog was missing after her scared off a burglar in his living room Sunday morning, police said.
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Community Hospital doesn’t have to close, potential new operator says

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MemorialCare has every intention to shutter the hospital by July 3, its CEO said, despite the city’s request to transition to the new operator while keeping the doors open.
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Incoming Dew Tour activations to highlight local artists, engage Long Beach students

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While it’s not always expected for a large, multi-day festival to incorporate the talent of the local community into its programming, Dew Tour certainly raises the bar by showcasing the skills of local artists and designers for all attendees...
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14-year-olds arrested on suspicion of setting blaze at Long Beach school after string of arsons, LBFD says

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Investigators have arrested two 14-year-olds from Long Beach after connecting them to the latest in a string of arsons in the Naples and Belmont Shore areas, according to a Long Beach Fire Department spokesman.
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Community Hospital, a place of birth and death, is on life support

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I’ve been back a few times since and as perverse as it sounds, have always enjoyed my visits as a patient at Community. As a place to stay, I’d put it somewhere between a Holiday Inn and the Hotel...
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Why I’m back at the Long Beach Post

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Somehow, after stumbling into both, journalism and Long Beach took in a wretch like me. This is an important thing to note when it comes to the tale behind this massive new media endeavor that myself and an impressive...
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Why I left the Press-Telegram after 42 years

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If you’re one of the largest newspaper owners in the country, with more than 60 daily newspapers and several weeklies in your portfolio, you can make more than $100 million in an elegantly simple way: Destroy your holdings slowly.
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