Posts Tagged as "violence"

Activists Issue Sharp Rebuke of Mayor’s City Speech

Jan. 11, 2018 / By
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Mayor Robert Garcia hailed the city’s progress in his address Tuesday. But these leaders think he has unfinished business.

Why I Agree With The President’s Action on Gun Violence

Jan. 6, 2016 / By
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"It makes me mad, that we live in a country where most of our representatives care more about scoring political points and winning the next election than keeping their constituents safe."

Generation Lockdown: Growing Up In The Shadow of Gun Violence

Dec. 9, 2015 / By
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While mass shootings make up most of the headlines, many other gun incidents fly under the national radar – including many at schools.

Remembering Keshawn: Youth Reflect On Preventing Violence in Long Beach

Apr. 15, 2015 / By
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The Long Beach community was shaken when 15 year-old Keshawn Brooks was killed last month in a robbery two blocks from his home.

Analysis: Looking Back At Violence Prevention Policy In Long Beach

Sep. 25, 2014 / By
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As the city implements its multi-pronged approach to violence prevention, what can be learned from looking back at violence prevention programs of the past?


Jul. 27, 2014 / By
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What: An alliance of community organizations, churches and residents plan to walk for peace in North Long Beach and other communities racked by violence...

LB Violence Prevention Plan Passes Amidst Criticisms

May. 29, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Brittany Ballard and VoiceWaves Reporter Intern Ben Novotny

Trey Gaston, 20, from East Long Beach recalled times in high school when he would have to run, rather than walk, home from school...

To Long Beach Election Candidates: Don’t Forget The Youth!

Mar. 25, 2014 / By
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Jessica Quintana is Executive Director of Centro CHA and a tireless advocate for community issues. One that she holds strong feelings about are those around Youth and Violence...

Teens Present Solutions To End Youth Violence

Feb. 13, 2014 / By
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[Ed. Note] As the local election gears up, one issue that has been hot on the candidates’ lips is public safety...

Castlemont High: One School’s Struggle With Daily Violence

Dec. 13, 2013 / By
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Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut...

Long Beach Syrians React to U.S. Intervention

Sep. 20, 2013 / By
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Syria is a beautiful country and many take pride for calling it home. But after the killings, the hurt and the chemical war could it still be home?..

Fruitvale Station the Movie: Will the World Feel it Like We Do in Oakland?

Jul. 12, 2013 / By
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Commentary • Pendarvis Harshaw

OAKLAND, Calif. — The crowd let out a monstrous applause just before the private screening of Fruitvale Station began inside Oakland’s Grand Lake Theatre...