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Toxin Delays Commercial Crab Fishing Season

Crab is a wonderful seafood, loved by many, and so it came as a shock when commercial crab season was delayed in the state of California. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife had to delay commercial crab season, which was set to begin on November 15th, due to a domoic acid, neurotoxin found in the water. The crab fishing ban expands between Oregon and Santa Barbara. Crab is a huge part of California’s culture and economy, so it was definitely a cause for concern. How did the toxin get in the water? Health officials have been running tests

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LA County to Take Action Against Child Trafficking, Publishes Names of Offenders

Los Angeles County is preparing an ordinance that would make public the names of individuals who have solicited sex from minors. In addition, it is taking measures to provide better care and protection for victims of child sex trafficking. Sexual exploitation of minors is one of the biggest concerns for members of the county board. Demand for child sex trafficking is high. The policy under consideration would create a section on the county website through which users can see both the name and photograph of persons convicted of soliciting sex or loitering with intent to solicit sex. If the

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LA Mayor escorted out of town hall meeting

We have noticed an increase of protests regarding the lives of African American individuals. This is true nationwide, and many are in support that black lives matter. This means that acts of violence, especially by law enforcement, for no acceptable reason needs to stop. Mayor Eric Garcetti, the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles, experienced a look into these protests during a weekly town hall meeting in mid-October. Town hall meeting turned to protest A town hall meeting took place at the Holman United Methodist Church, in Southern Los Angeles, and gathered about 400 to 500 individuals. The meeting was

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California’s Inmate Firefighters: Should Residents Be Concerned?

Wildfires are a serious, dangerous threat to California residents. So much so that the Department of Corrections has proposed a serious proposal to assist in containing and extinguishing the blazes: allow criminals with past history of “violent” behavior to fight fires. The Department of Corrections already has an inmate firefighter program in place, but the proposal would expand the membership to include not only criminals who have committed mild offenses, but those whose original crime was classified as “violent,” considering they meet other specifications. Even though the idea seems worthy of consideration, many California residents are emphatically saying “no,”

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What To Do If You Get Priced Out Of SoCal Housing

Southern California has had a lot of talk about its housing market over the past few years. Between the seriously inflated values, the market crash, and the constant ebb and flow of the California dream, a lot of people have gotten lucky and picked up a house at a great price, but just as many have been told to get lost until they have half a million to shell out on a one bedroom condo. As prices go up again, some long time SoCal residents are starting to feel the crunch, but there are options if you’re getting priced

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Norcal or Socal Where Should You Live?

California.  It’s the most populous state in the nation, with more people arriving every day.  If you’ve never been to California before, you might not realize that there is a distinctive difference between life in Northern California versus Southern California.  So if you’re thinking of joining the ranks of 38 million other Californians, read on to figure out where you’d fit in best. Southern California… With the second largest city in the United States, SoCal is a busy, bustling metropolis. Cities like LA and San Diego offer fantastic restaurants, events, concerts, and thousands of things to do and see. 

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Face to Face with the Diaz SistersBY LEONA JUNE CHRISTENSEN

She has strolled down the red carpet at the Oscars and turned heads around the globe, yet despite her international acclaim as one of Hollywood�s leading actresses, Cameron Diaz�s heart is never far from her Long Beach roots and her sister, Chimene Armstrong. Their bond transcends challenges ranging from a demanding celebrity lifestyle to juggling motherhood with �saving the world,� one child at a time Throughout an exclusive interview with Long Beach Magazine, the Diaz sisters finished each other�s sentences and beamed with pride while praising each other�s accomplishments. This is the first time they have been publicly photographed

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The TravelersBY BRYCE ALDERTON

Most of us have dreamed about visiting some far-flung corner of the planet. Maybe the Taj Mahal in India. Or diving with sharks off Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. Or maybe you’ve thought of spending five days with a tribe in the Amazon jungle with no running water. Or eating a 15-course meal at a home nestled within an 800-year-old village in the Japanese countryside. These six Long Beach residents share their travel experiences and what motivates them to explore. We hope these stories inspire, enlighten, educate, and spark a desire to seek adventures that lie beyond Long Beach’s city limits.

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Making a Difference

WRITTEN BY WILLY BLACKMORE AND DAWN MORI PHOTOGRAPHED BY HARTONO TAI We Love Long Beach WRITTEN BY WILLY BLACKMORE With the wide variety of neighborhoods that make up Long Beach, full of families whose histories are as likely to reach back to a move from the Midwest to Iowa-by-the-sea as they are to have arrived in the 1970s having fled the Khmer Rouge, its nearly impossible for any one resident to know the city as a whole. But the breadth and diversity of the city hasn’t kept siblings and founders of We Love Long Beach, Robin and Scott Jones,

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Personal ChefsBY MYRIAM JOSEPH

Make Life More Abundant In measuring our abundance, we often describe luxury elements, a fabulous home, an illustrious car. We tend to overlok abundance as inspiration in the routine details of our existence. When it comes to dining and entertaining, the term abundant should not only be applied to celebrations but also used in executing routine activities. In our ever-expanding busy lives, the act of conjuring up another idea for dinner when the new neighbors will be over for martinis on the patio in an hour can take more creative energy than anyone is willing to sacrifice. Few people