Long Beach residents critical of plan to add international flights at airport

Demand for international flights is on the rise in Southern California but neighbors of the Long Beach Airport are fighting a plan to bring flights from Mexico and Latin America to the regional airfield.  

For nearly two hours, critics of the plan told an airport advisory panel Thursday night that…

Essential Politics: Obama praises Kamala Harris in new TV ad, Gavin Newsom talks about 2018 campaign for governor

Essential Politics: Obama praises Kamala Harris in new TV ad, Gavin Newsom talks about 2018 campaign for governor Oct. 20, 2016, 3:38 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here’s what we’re watching: President Obama is featured in a new TV ad…

President Obama endorses Democrat running against Los Angeles’ most vulnerable Republican

Essential Politics: Issa praises President Obama in new ad, election official takes to Reddit to discuss voter concerns Oct. 18, 2016, 5:48 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here’s what we’re watching: The campaign of Rep. Darrell Issa,…

More than half of U.S. kids don’t get dental sealants, and the CDC wants schools to change that

How can elementary schools save nearly $50 per student? By bringing in dental professionals to put sealants on their molars, federal health officials said Tuesday.

If that doesn’t sound like an education-related problem, consider this: Cavities that go untreated cause kids to do worse in school.