Mervyn M. Dymally bust unveiled

An excerpt from the Compton Herald

SACRAMENTO – The long-awaited bronze bust of the late Mervyn M. Dymally, a long-time California lawmaker and former lieutenant governor, was unveiled at the State Capitol on Aug. 12, 2019

Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, D-Carson, who unveiled the bust in a special ceremony, authored AB 2036, he said, “to ensure that this trailblazer’s legacy will always be with us.” The statue sits at the entrance of the lieutenant governor’s office in Sacramento.

Port of Long Beach will study automation’s impact on city

An excerpt from American Shipper

The Long Beach City Council has directed the city’s harbor department to conduct a study on the economic impact of port automation on the city.

The council voted 8-0 to order the study at its Aug. 20 meeting. It’s the latest in a series of studies and legislation proposals having to do with automation in the wake of a failed effort by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to prevent APM Terminals from installing robotic equipment at its terminal at Pier 400 in the neighboring Port of Los Angeles.

Youth Drop-In Centers among Key Programs in Budget

SACRAMENTO – A proposal by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) to establish a network of Youth Drop-In Centers was included in the 2019 State Budget signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Free Carson conference for at-risk youth open for registration

An excerpt from The Daily Breeze

Rapper Jay Rock, a former gang member turned Grammy-winning musician, will be the keynote speaker for Saving Our Sons, a one-day event Saturday, Aug. 3, for at-risk youth at Carson’s Cal State Dominguez Hills.

The event’s official description says the conference will examine “active solutions to assist our boys of color.”