Narbonne’s Shailo Leafa (23) celebrates his basket in the last six seconds of the game against Summit to tie the high school playoff game on March 8, 2011. Police have arrested three men in his 2014 murder. (Steve McCrank / Daily Breeze) Narbonne High player Shailo Leafa was named to the Daily Breeze 2010-2011 All Area Basketball team. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Show Caption of Expand By Larry Altman | [email protected] | Daily Breeze PUBLISHED: May 4, 2016 at 6:29 pm | UPDATED: September 6, 2017 at 5:13 am Three Harbor City gang members face murder charges in the 2014 slaying of former Narbonne High School basketball standout Shailo Leafa, whose picture on a billboard begging for justice overlooked a South Bay intersection for several months, police said Wednesday. Two of the suspects — David Lee Allen, 30, and Khalif Azon Ferguson, 31 — were arrested Friday. A third, unidentified suspect was taken into custody Tuesday. All … [Read more...] about 3 suspected Harbor City gang members arrested in 2014 slaying of Narbonne basketball star Shailo Leafa
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Mayor Bob Foster. Long Beach July 2, 2014. (Photo by Brittany Murray / Daily Breeze) Mayor Bob Foster. Long Beach July 2, 2014. (Photo by Brittany Murray / Daily Breeze) Show Caption of Expand By Eric Bradley | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: July 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm | UPDATED: September 1, 2017 at 3:18 am LONG BEACH >> When Bob Foster took the oath as mayor eight years ago, he was a former Southern California Edison president handed leadership of a city that would soon be crippled by spiraling pension costs and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Foster is set to leave office at midnight July 14, having put his fingerprints on everything from how Long Beach budgets to its now-reformed public employee pension system, the port and, indeed, the very office of mayor itself. Beaches are cleaner, and so is the air. There is more park space. The city is safer, with the lowest violent crime numbers in 41 years, in spite of the loss of … [Read more...] about Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster prepares to leave the city he changed
Stockton University employees conspired to conceal a sexual assault allegedly committed by the son of a college counselor, according to a lawsuit that says the defendants knew the victim had survived a suicide attempt stemming from a previous sexual encounter. The bombshell civil lawsuit, submitted online Sunday afternoon, is the fifth one filed against Stockton University this summer by women who all claim their sex assault cases were not properly handled by college officials. The latest lawsuit outlines a culture of underage drinking and drug use by university students that resulted in the victim being raped on at least two separate occasions. Along with the college, Stockton student Jesse Matsinger Jr. and his mother Karen Matsinger — who is a counselor at the university — are both named as defendants in the lawsuit. Attempts to reach Jesse for comment were unsuccessful; a university spokesperson said the college had not been served with the new suit, but … [Read more...] about Suicidal Stockton U. student was raped by college counselor’s son: LAWSUIT
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- For Curtis High School grads Kevin Thompson, Eric Garvin and Derek Alvez, what started as mid-1970s camaraderie on the track and field team grew into a life-long "brotherhood." These close friends share a common goal: To make a difference for others in an act of gratitude for the men and women who helped them through hardship. For 40 years, they all worked on independent projects post-graduation, until both Alvez and Garvin finally joined Thompson's 10-year-old Cross World Africa, Inc. (CWA). Thompson, Garvin and Alvez serve as founder/executive director, president and board member, respectively, of the non-profit organization dedicated to opportunity-based outreach in impoverished African villages and communities in Kenya. The trio says CWA has a "profound impact on disenfranchised urban and rural districts through a variety of entrepreneurial, educational, and aid programs for widowed mothers, elderly citizens, and students of all ages." So far, the … [Read more...] about Curtis alums make a big difference in Africa; is inner-city NYC next?
By Mark Edward Nero | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: July 25, 2018 at 7:20 pm | UPDATED: July 25, 2018 at 8:27 pm Students eyeing maritime jobs will get their own training program at Long Beach City College, with workshops beginning as early as this winter. The community college will open a special center dedicated to training students for careers as middle managers, supervisors and clerks throughout the multi-trillion dollar shipping industry, after the Board of Harbor Commissioners this week approved a one-year contract between the Port of Long Beach and the school. Under the contract – which goes into effect Wednesday, Aug. 1 – the global shipping hub will give the college $60,000 to develop the Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence. The center’s goal will be to bring more young workers into a booming maritime transportation industry, which in 2016 was projected to grow 8 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The … [Read more...] about Long Beach’s port and city college partner to help students get jobs in the maritime industry