Judge Overturns Aid-In-Dying Law

A Riverside County judge has blocked a 2016 California law that allows some adults suffering from terminal illnesses to obtain prescriptions for life-ending drugs. Judge Daniel Ottolia ruled that state legislators vote on the law was illegal because it occurred during a special session held to discuss other topics. State Attorney Gen. Xavier Becerra announced today that he would appeal the ruling. Becerra has five days to appeal, according to California Healthline.


7th District Candidates Forum

A week from today, May 23, the Los Cerritos Neighborhood Association is hosting a 7th District Candidates Forum with incumbent Councilmember Roberto Uranga and his challenger, Jared Milrad, at 7 p.m. at the Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave.


Long Beach Memorial Heritage Association Funds Preservation Projects

At a recent reception, the Long Beach Memorial Heritage Association presented checks for preservation projects to five organizations: California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) for the restoration of Rita Letendre’s “Sun Forces” mural; the First Congregational Church for the repair of the east window terra cotta; the Historical Society of Long Beach to archive the office holder records of former city officials; and the Insurance Exchange and Rancho Los Cerritos for exterior brick repairs. The association was created in 1998 preserve heritage and historic sites in Long Beach and recognize the contributions of the former Long Beach Naval Station and Shipyard to the city.


Long Beach Water Department To Host Water-Smart Landscaping Event

The Long Beach Water Department is hosting a tour and festival on May 19 to encourage residents to transform their lawns into water-wise landscapes through the department’s Lawn-to-Garden program. A self-guided tour of properties that have taken advantage of the program takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1800 E. Wardlow Rd. and includes food, live entertainment and a sustainable lifestyle resources fair. Click here to register.


Long Beach Pride Takes Place Downtown This Weekend

The Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride festival and parade are taking place this weekend, with actress and CSULB professor Alexandra Billings serving as the parade grand marshal on Sunday. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. and march along Ocean Boulevard between Lindero and Alamitos avenues. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday between Shoreline Village Drive and Alamitos Avenue at Marina Green and Rainbow Lagoon parks.