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    By Dianne Anderson Free doesn’t always mean cheap. Not too many people would turn up their noses at $500 a month in free money, but if only they knew how fast the clock is ticking on applications. Of those who apply no later than January 24 at 11:59 p.m., the Guaranteed Income Program in Long ...
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    Applications accepted through February 28 for youth ages 13 to 18   The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL), in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach and supported by Urban Word NYC, is launching the 2024 Long Beach Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) program. Applications for the program, which brings Long Beach youth the opportunity ...
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    Mayor Rex Richardson announced that applications to serve on the City’s new Police Oversight Commission are now open. The Commission is a critical new mechanism for accountability in our city, and Mayor Richardson is calling on all interested members of the community to apply. “Serving on the Police Oversight Commission is a unique opportunity to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local advocate Duke Givens doesn’t have much time to dig around for what new grants or funding may be coming up, but he just sticks to the mission at hand. He does what he can do to help the homeless. That kind of focus has led to good support and donations for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not yet five years old, and Long Beach Gives has already raised over $6.6 million and is ready to roll on this year’s goals to get more money into the hands of nonprofits that serve the city. Fundraising success is attributed to big-hearted givers, along with an easy shopping cart platform that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Two job openings and a plethora of choices for all unemployed Americans sound like great odds for everyone, except for the historically last hired and first fired. The latest data still needs to be disaggregated, but as far as Dr. Nosakhere Thomas can see, his center’s pre-apprentices were dealing with greater challenges ...