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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kids and the Law

Please feel free to download the publication to the right of this blog post: Kids and the Law. It was compiled by the California State Bar -- of which I am a member.

I try to get these to the high schools -- but this is an easier way and this way parents can receive the publication.

I have received some comments about Long Beach having a juvenile curfew law so I though I would provide some back up information on other laws that impact parents and their kids.

LB Rosie the Riveter Foundation Receives $46,000 Grants

LB Rosie the Riveter Foundation Receives Grant From Long Beach
Navy Memorial Heritage Association –
$46,000 to be used for “interpretive panels” and “compass rose”

The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation has been selected as a 2009-2010 grant recipient by the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association and to receive a $46,000 grant to complete the Rosie the Riveter Interpretive Panels and Compass Rose project.

The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established to preserve the history of Long Beach during World War II during which thousands of women worked at local plants and factories, helping to build the planes and ships that were needed. The Foundation has been raising funds to provide historical interpretive signs and artwork in the Rosie the Riveter Park located at Clark Avenue and Conant Street in eastside Long Beach.

“We are honored to have been selected for this grant,” says Gerrie Schipske, President of the LB Rosie the Riveter Foundation. “These funds will enable us to complete the first phase of historical signs and artwork which will be donated to the City of Long Beach for use in the Rosie the Riveter Park.”

Schipske explains that the interpretive signs will visually depict the history of Long Beach’s involvement in World War, the women who were called “Rosie the Riveter” and the military aircraft they produced – such as the B-17 bomber – which is credited for winning the air war.
The Rosie the Riveter Park is also including a “compass rose” which is a replica of the ones used on the air fields so that pilots could calibrate their compasses.

“The ‘compass rose’ that will be painted in the park will be exactly the same as the one which was in the Administration Building lobby of the US Naval Station in Long Beach,” adds Schipske.

When completed, the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park will feature a walking path with interpretive signs, a guide by cell tour, a memorial to those men and women who served in the military during WWII, and displays showing the contributions of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and the American Gold Star Mothers. Trees, a rose garden, memorial benches and historic lighting will be located throughout the park.

“Long Beach will become part of the national effort to preserve this period of history and one of only two parks in the United States dedicated to the women who worked so hard on the home front.”

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Curfew for Youth During Spring Break

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The 2010 Spring Break for Long Beach students is fast approaching and schools will be closed the week of April 5th, and students will return to class on April 12th.

The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind parents that Section 9.58.010 of the Long Beach Municipal Code states: "It is unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years to remain in or upon any 'public place' as defined in Section 9.02.090, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following day."

The Long Beach Police Department takes curfew violations seriously. Our experience has shown us that children who are on the street after curfew are more likely to become victims of violent crime, and also are more likely to become involved in criminal behavior.

We are here to remind parents that it is important for them to know where their children are at all times and ensure they get home safely before curfew. The Long Beach Police Department will strictly enforce the curfew statutes through the spring break week. Additionally, we have adjusted our staffing at the Youth Services Division to accommodate any enforcement action.

Curfew laws are there to protect children/youth and keep them safe, and Long Beach police officers will enforce this law with your child’s safety in mind. By working together, we can help provide your child/youth a safe and enjoyable spring break.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Why Alice in Wonderland is an Analogy of Politics

I love the movie "Alice and Wonderland" that is in the theaters because I believe it is a great analogy of just how crazy politics is right now.

For instance, the Long Beach Taxpayers Association who are opposed to any tax increase, just recently endorsed Mike Hedges for the 5th Council race despite the fact that the incumbent (I) not only opposed Measure I but stopped it from being passed because I would not be the vote that would have lowered the threshold for the number of votes needed to pass.

But here's the truly crazy part: Mike Hedges stated several times at the press forum last night that yes, he would support another parcel tax if it was written okay. On the other hand, I continue to express my opposition to tax increases.

LB Taxpayers endorsement is questionable. Just because I won't yell "off with public employees' heads" as they would like me to do -- they appear to have chosen to support a candidate who will vote to increase property taxes. This is curiouser and curiouser, to quote Alice.

Monday, March 29, 2010

5th District "Debate" Set for Tonight at 6pm

The Long Beach Press Corps is sponsoring a 5th Council District "Debate" tonite at the El Dorado Restaurant at Spring and Studebaker. Doors open at 6pm and because the venue is small, you might want to come early to get a seat.

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