Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
True or False:
1) We should eliminate civil rights through popular vote, as long as a very narrow majority of voters agree.2) Special interests and citizens from other states should be allowed to fund political campaigns that affect your rights in your state.
If you answered "true" to either question you may be a supporter of California Proposition 8--the ballot measure that was titled "Eliminates rights of same-sex couples to marry." If so, on this test and in last Tuesday's election--even with the right answer staring you in the face--you failed.
California made history last week, to be sure, but not the kind of history we like and can be proud of and certainly not the kind of history we're known for. In 1948, California led the nation by becoming the first state to strike down bans on interracial marriage. In the Perez v Sharp decision that found marriage to be a fundamental right, the state Supreme court stated "the right to marry is the right to join in marriage with the person of one's choice" (emphasis added). Nearly 20 years later, the United States Supreme Court agreed that marriage was a "basic civil right" when it struck down anti-miscegenation laws all across the country.
To read full story, follow this LINK
Friday, October 10, 2008
Potable Reuse for Water Supply Sustainability Conference: Critical Today, Essential Tomorrow
November 16-19, 2008
Hyatt Regency Long BeachLong Beach, CA
The WateReuse Association and the International Water Association will present a specialty conference with the theme "Potable Reuse for Water Supply Sustainability: Critical Today, Essential Tomorrow" on November 16-19 in Long Beach, CA. This conference will bring together leading experts from around the world to discuss critical factors in the success of potable reuse projects, including meeting regulatory hurdles, demonstrating environmental and economic viability, and enhancing public understanding and acceptance.
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:· Presentations on success stories and lessons learned from Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Singapore, Australia, Europe, and Africa
· A panel discussion on environmental drivers and opportunities
· Presentations on policy and perception, regulations and research, technology and nature, and energy and economics
· Tours of the Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System and the West Basin Municipal Water District’s Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility
Register today and save up to $100 on the registration fees! (Full payment must accompany your registration to qualify for the early-bird discount rate.) Online Registration (You will be asked to login or create an account. If you are a member or past attendee, you already have an account established. Your username is your e-mail address. To get your password, click here. To register another person, you must login using his or her WateReuse username and password.)Download a Printer-Friendly Registration FormView the Conference Brochure.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Fox Auto Consultants - auto broker for purchase of vehicle lease
They are located at 17610 Beach Blvd. #36, Huntington Beach, and can be reached at: 714.846.7599. He will take care of Long Beach as well as all surrounding areas! Since 1934 the Fox family has been catering to the wishes of clients wanting to get the best deal on their new vehicles without having to go through the "normal" dealer process! Since they've been in the automobile industry for over 60 years they can assure you'll be treated with dignity & respect & get the right deal! They handle almost all makes & models of CARS, TRUCKS, VANS, & S.U.V.s!! They are the only auto broker you want to know!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
For the first time, the Law Enforcement Torch Run route will bring the "Flame of Hope" by boat across the Los Angeles-Long Beach Channel to officers and Special Olympics runners waiting for the handoff at the dock, according to a Long Beach Police Department statement.
From there, runners will carry the torch along Ocean Boulevard to the next handoff point in front of Legends Restaurant and Sports Bar at 5236 east 2nd Street in Belmont Shores around 3:30 p.m., the statement said.
Then, officers and athletes will carry the torch to the Opening Ceremonies at the Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach. The ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. will include the lighting of the cauldron by a law enforcement officer and Special Olympics athlete, marking the official start of the games, according to the statement.
The Long Beach Police Department, the Long Beach FBI office and the United States Probation office have been supporters of Special Olympics and the Torch Run for more than a decade.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Let's kill this idea before it gets any further. Please urge the governor to back off of this wrong-headed move. Here is the LINK for you to do your part and send in an electronic letter. Please help save our parks.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
There has been something going on down on the sands of Long Beach. A tall crane and some other engineering odds and ends have been seen by many as they drive down Ocean Blvd. at the foot of the bluffs at Junipero Ave.The Under Ocean Floor Intake & Discharge Demonstration System is an experiment by the Long Beach Water Department in an attempt to turn seawater into clear, high-quality drinking water. Called “The Long Beach Method,” the procedure aims to save energy by pushing seawater through two membranes at less pressure than traditional desalination technology.
The effort to turn sea water into clear water began almost 10 years ago, when the program received the green light for development by Congress on Oct. 9, 1996.
To read more of this story see the Beachcomber on line HERE. And to find out more of what is going on in Long Beach, check out www.LocalLongBeachOnLine.com
Monday, January 7, 2008
Their elaborate introduction to Mesa and invitation to move here from Southern California starts later this month as the company prepares to relocate its Long Beach, Calif., aircraft maintenance operations to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. "It's kind of a Herculean effort because of flying so many people over here," Davis said. "We want them to become acclimated to the community. It's quite an ordeal to close one operation and open another."Such a massive and painstaking exercise to woo employees and their families to pull up roots and resettle in another state is rare in Mesa, said Charlie Deaton, president of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, which is helping Cessna carry out the project.The costly venture will pay dividends, however, if it enables Cessna to retain much of its experienced workforce, said Deaton and other business analysts."These are highly skilled people who know the airplanes, said Doug Oliver, director of Cessna's corporate communications. "They have a wealth of information and knowledge that's hard to find."And even if all of them make the move, Cessna will eventually hire additional mechanics to keep up with a growing demand being fueled by the company's climb in aircraft production, said Davis.
From the Arizona Republic
Thursday, January 3, 2008
The Breakers are back in action tonight at 730pm and Sunday at 530pm. Home games are played at the Long Beach City College Gymnasium on Carson Street. Tickets are available through ticketmaster (213 480 3232) or at the door. Kids under age 13 are always FREE.
For more information, call 562 277 2344 or visit www.lbbreakers.com.
Surfing is Angela's first love. On New Year's Day she is usually out surfing in Huntington Beach with all her surfing buddies. She would like to thank all her surfing buddies, the Huntington Beach Long Board Crew, and the Surf Museum in Huntington Beach, for the support they have given her. Well what would New Years be without surfing? Well apparently the powers that be also thought Angela should surf today. The wind was blowing the wrong way today. The water was choppy and not good for rowing. Then it happened….the wind created big waves, excellent for Ocean Rowing Boat Surfing. Angela and Franck guided themselves with their oars and were able to catch a dozen or so good waves. They did not get long rides, but it was fun. Franck caught on to the English surf logo. Soon after the first wave, he kept asking if the next wave was a good one for surfing. We are going to work on him saying, "Dude." Both Angela and Franck seemed exhilarated by their morning session of surfing the 2/3 meter waves. So, while the rowing completely sucked today….the surfing was EXCELLENT.
The weather has been very rough and the winds not good for rowing. They are hoping for the winds to start blowing back in the westerly direction so they can take advantage of the winds and the equatorial currents. It has been tough to make progress and Angela and Franck have been rowing together many hours a day. It has taken a physical toll, but their spirits remain high. I just found out at the beginning of the race Angela fell off her seat and bruised her back very badly on Franck's foot stretchers. She was unable to do anything but crawl out onto the deck. She was not able to row. That was one of the reasons for their slow start. Also Franck was very sea sick at first and not able to row. So compared to the start, they are doing well now, but it is still not a picnic. They are trying to make sure they take the time to get rest so they can heal and stay healthy. It is a long race and they are ready for the long haul.
Angela is the Founder and Director of the California Adaptive Rowing Program in Long Beach, CA www.carplb.net . It is a free program where differently-abled people learn row with the help of dedicated volunteers. It is part Long Beach Rowing Association and they row out of the Pete Archer Rowing Center. Boy About Town, Patric, of Long Beach found out about the program and was very excited. He took the time to come down with his partner and 2 friends to check out the program on Saturday. He gave CARP a Super-Fabulous rating. Boy is amazing and so very funny! He wrote about it in his blog, which Angela found very entertaining when I read it to her. His blog is at http://fab-boy-about-town.blogspot.com/ and his visit to the rowing program is called "Boy gets a new outlook" http://fab-boy-about-town.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=21 Vicki, Tom and the volunteers are doing a wonderful job with CARP. It is running as smoothly as ever and Angela is so proud. Angela and Franck called the dock while Boy was there and was able to talk to him as well as Vicki, Tom, Kurt, Ron, Nahu, Loren, Wanda, Christian and some others. The spirit of the CARPies filled Angela and Franck with new energy! They rowed 52 miles that day. Boy About Town is apparently well read and I have received many messages from people who found out about Row of Life from Boy's Blog. Angela is looking forward to meeting Boy in person and doing some events together, when she returns. Boy also writes a weekly newsletter. .