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Criminals should also have organ transplant rights

Criminals should also have organ transplant rights

June 16, 2008

After the Los Angeles Times revealed that Dr. Ronald Busuttil, executive chairman of UCLA's surgery department, performed liver transplants on four Japanese gang leaders, a public questioning of who is tr...

Other states draining California’s educational pool

Other states draining California’s educational pool

June 5, 2008

Practically everybody who was ever a child remembers some form of the old cliché, "Don't go away mad — just go away." That adage was once popular enough that heavy metal group Mötley Cr&...

Federal government has no need for weed ad on beer bottle caps

Simon Barta

June 5, 2008

Filed under Opinions

The good people at the federal government who keep our minds safe from the evils of nudity on TV and profanity on the radio have a new enemy to look after: bottle caps. It's true. A branch of the federal government, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau are going after Vaune Dillmann and his Mt. Shasta Brewing Co. for inscribing the words "Try LEGAL Weed" on the tops of its bottles. The 61year-old, retired...

Grad day offers ‘circle of life’ moments

Duke Rescola

June 5, 2008

Filed under Opinions

The morning College of Liberal Arts graduation last week was one of those bittersweet moments, not only for graduating students, but for those of us with time left to serve at Cal State Long Beach.  I experienced that mixed bag of emotions (both sadness and joy) while watching many students I've befriended during the past year taking their diplomas and heading off to build new lives in the "real world."  As I obs...

This Week in Cartoons

Julio Salgado

June 5, 2008

Filed under Opinions

 When I first contemplated working at Chipotle Mexican Grill, the idea of eating free grilled-chicken tacos and veggie bowls with chips and guacamole didn't sound that bad. Plus, the pay was above minimum wage and it was a decent distance between home and school.  After a few months, I discovered an ugly side of humanity that comes out when people place their orders. Now, for the most part I can be a very pa...

No shame in loitering at The Beach

Staff

June 5, 2008

Filed under Opinions

Graduation is a time to celebrate, reflect and plan, so we won't bust anybody's chops for hanging around after the affair to polish up a few units here or there.  That's the great thing about having the ceremony in spring. For one day, the world forgives us for having to come back to take that one overlooked flower arrangement class. The nice part is that, even though we might need three units in some ugly class to seal th...

Our View – L.A. kicking the jalapeño out of taco trucks

Our View – L.A. kicking the jalapeño out of taco trucks

May 13, 2008

For the last week, the mood has been somber and reflective in the Daily Forty-Niner newsroom. Editors and reporters have spent what should be minutes of productivity grieving, sharing and coping with what...

Our View – Faux Christians revealed in Haggard

November 9, 2006

Filed under Editorials

Ted Haggard isn't a Christian. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Neither is Jerry Falwell, or any of the others who are part of the vocal religious right who veil their hate and intolerance with the guise of Christianity - values that are decidedly unchristian. The most prominent themes in Christianity are those of unconditional love, forgiveness and stewardship, themes that are lacking from the "brimstone and fire" sermons o...