The District Weekly was an alternative publication set in the Long Beach California area. This alternative publication spoke of many different things surrounding the people in the community as well as the business and political aspects of everyday life.
This publication touched on various “hot button” issues. One issue being that of gun control in California. There had been a lawsuit that had come about in the community that had tried to enact stricter gun control policies throughout the state of California. Issues as far as budget and where the tax payer’s money was being spent had been talked about as well. The readers had seen various statistics about how the money was being split up between schools, community programs and so forth.
During the life cycle of The District Weekly things such as same sex marriages had come into play in the political spotlight. During this time there had also been various revisions and propositions to adding new taxes to things such as school parcels.
Another issue that the publication had touched on various times would have been the overwhelming deficit that not only California had faced but other states as well. Election results in the nearest communities as well as around the whole state were always posted in the publications. Even issues having to do with prisons were touched upon. It had been said that although the death penalty sentences nationwide had decreased, death row in the state of California had risen.
This publication was no stranger to comments from the community. Various community members could even write in for a chance to voice their opinions in the issues. The District Weekly had wanted to keep all of the people completely and accurately informed through their work and had done so up until their last issue was handed out.