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FLASH: As seen LIVE: Seven Coastal Commissioners -- including LB Councilman Roberto Uranga -- go into closed session and vote to fire the agency's Executive Director, Charles Lester (Uranga among those voting to fire him.) Action comes after hours of passionate public testimony unanimously supporting Mr. Lester. Vote in closed session was 7-5 to dismiss Mr. Lester: Commissioners Diaz, Howell, McClure, Mitchell, Turnbull, Sanders, Uranga and Vargas voted in favor of dismissing him. Details and coverage coming on LBREPORT.com.
Re Coastal Comm'n Action Today / For the Record: Re Coastal Comm'n Exec Director, Links To: (1) Letter By 35 Former Coastal Comm'rs/Alternates That Former Coastal Comm'r Robert Garcia and Former Alternate Suja Lowenthal Didn't Sign; (2) Letter By Multiple Enviro Groups Supporting Coastal Comm'n Exec. Dir. Lester; (3) Letter by CA League of Conservation Voters Mum On Whether To Retain or Oust Lester, Whose Board Includes...
Also links to letter signed by CA Coastal Comm'n staffers, memo from Exec. Dir, and memo from CA Coastal Comm'n chief counsel
New: Council Approves 6-0 -- With Councilwoman Mungo Vanishing On Vote -- To Name New North Library "Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library"; City Mgm't Now Directed To Work With White House To Invite First Lady To LB For A Naming Dedication Ceremony



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New: Man Shot In Midnight Hour, 2200 block Spaulding (North of Anaheim, East of Cherry)

Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.


New: Man Is Found Shot / Wounded, 2600 block Adriatic Ave. near Willow St. in WLB

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New: LBPD Spots Man Wanted For Attempt Murder -- Allegedly On Parole For Robbery -- In North Long Beach; 35 Minute Pursuit Follows Thru Parts Of NLB Until He Yields And Is Safely Taken Into Custody In Bellflower
New: Predawn Shots Call in Willmore City Prompts LBPD Pursuit To South Wrigley, Containment Perimeter, SWAT...And Juvenile Suspect Arrested
New / VIDEO Coverage + Photo Gallery: See Ceremony Honoring Dr. Tom Clark, LB's Longest Serving Elected Official -- Mayor / Councilman, LBCC Trustee -- And Hear His Words



VIDEO Coverage: Habitat For Humanity of Greater L.A. Provides Family With Newly Built Home On Lot Acquired From City Alongside 14th St. Park; Hear Statements By Mayor Garcia, Councilwoman Gonzalez; Group's Pres/CEO Promises More Homes In Washington Middle School Neighborhood
Man Is Shot, Midnight Hour, 1900 W. Wardlow (7th dist.)

Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in Central LB and NLB.
UPDATED Sat. w/ FAA Spokesperson Info After Two Small Planes Down Fri Afternoon (Feb. 5), A Debris Field Spotted Off San Pedro, Circumstances Under Investigation, Three Persons Missing
Amnesia File: How Some L.A./Long Beach/OC Viewers Saw Blacked-Out First Superbowl
Fed'l Appeals Court Upholds $6.5 Mil Judgment (Plus Att'y Fees) Against City In LBPD Fatal Shooting Of Doug Zerby (Hose Nozzle Mistaken For Handgun)
Photos & VIDEO: See It: New Grocery Outlet -- Now Open (Feb. 4) -- In ELB At Spring St./Palo Verde (SE Plaza)


In Detail / Developing: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Mum As Public Speakers Note They Haven't (As Former Coastal Comm'n Member/Alternate) Signed Letter Backing Embattled Coastal Comm'n Exec Dir; Ass'yman O'Donnell Adds His Name To Supporters
While Council Meets, Man Is Shot: 2200 block Lime Ave. (6th dist.)

Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
Two Injured As Vehicle Reverses Into Barber Shop (5400 block E. Del Amo); LBPD Books Driver On Suspicion of DUI

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LBPD Arrests, D.A. Charges, Two Res Robbery Suspects, 500 block Ximeno
Man Escapes Serious Injury Or Death As This Huge Tree Crashes Onto His Vehicle As He Drives On 23rd St./East of Bellflower Blvd. (Next To Los Altos Target). A Second Parked Car Also Crushed. EXCLUSIVE: Driver Describes What Happened

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SCE Crews Gradually Restoring Power To Wind-Battered LB: Residents Say Parts of Peninsula Were Without Power For 12-15 Hrs.
Winds Knock Out Power To (8 p.m. hour update) 12,170 SCE Customers In These LB Zipcodes\; We Roughly Estimate Its Over 25,000 LB Residents. Plus: 2,219 Customers In 90740 Seal Beach W/Out Power (Likely About 20% Of Their City Population); High Wind Warning Thru Tonight

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Councilwoman Mungo's Latest Officeholder Account Report (July-Dec. 2015) Lists Contributors Including JetBlue Crewmember PAC, a VP With A Petroleum Coke Port Terminal Operator & LB Business Headed By Former Councilman DeLong
Councilman Richardson's Latest Officeholder Account Report (July-Dec. 2015) Lists Contributors Including A Petroleum Coke Port Terminal Operator & A Principal In Firm Developing Council-OK'd Dense Residential Housing Units At 4747 Daisy Ave.
Councilwoman Price Latest Officeholder Account Report (July-Dec. 2015) Shows Relatively Small Total From Prominent Contributors, Expenditures Mainly For Public Meetings / Events
Vice Mayor Lowenthal Latest Officeholder Account Report (July-Dec. 2015) Shows Relatively Small Total, Largest Single Expenditure Was For College of the Ozarks Fruicake Kitchen
Nat'l Weather Service Issues High Wind Advisory, Hazardous Weather Outlook StatementLBPD Finds, Arrests And D.A. Charges Three Men With Murder/Attempt Murder In Alleged Gang Related Summer-2015 Shootings In Central LB, Willmore City and East Village
Follow-Up: Flash Survey: Readers Respond To Statements By Council Incumbents Suzie Price And Suja Lowenthal Re Council's Record And Certain Taxpayer Criticisms As They Discussed Possible Tax Hike Ballot Measure
Council Aiming For General Fund ("Blank Check") Tax Hike, Statement By Council Office Staffer Suggests; West LB Ass'n Meeting Response Is Strongly Negative
For the Record / Flash Survey: Council Incumbents Suzie Price And Suja Lowenthal Made These Statements Re Council's Record And Certain Taxpayer Criticisms As They Discussed Possible Tax Hike Ballot Measure (Substance And Timing To Be Subsequently Decided By Council Majority); Read Their Words, Take Our Quick Survey
Mayor And Nearly All Councilmembers Voice Support For Some Type of Tax Increase Ballot Measure With Details Unspecified For Now; They Plan To Talk To Community Members/Groups, Then Bring Issue Back For Council-Made Decisions On Tax Type And Ballot Timing
LBPD Says This Suspect Allegedly Inappropriately Touched Child In SE LB Restaurant's Bathroom; Have You Seen Him?


Stabbing Victims Overnight, Area 4th St./Almond Ave.
First (Again) on LBREPORT.com / Perspective: Some Person(s) Inside City Hall Is/Are Stonewalling Public Records Act Release Of Poll On Proposed Tax Hike(s)
City Mgm't Offers Councilmembers These Tax Hike Ballot Options, Will Ask On Jan. 26 If They Want To Do Nothing, Seek Further Info...Or Put A Tax Increase Measure Of Some Kind On Ballot
Third Time In About A Month, Second Time In A Week: Vehicles Struck/Damaged By Gunfire Within Six Block Stretch of Walnut Ave...This Time 800 block Walnut

Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
Second "No Person Hit" Shooting w/ About Six Hours: Gunfire Damages Vehicles in Central LB: 1900 block Pasadena Ave.

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Publisher's Perspective: City Hall Releases 2015 Crime Stats: What's Missing
2nd district Council Race: City Hall Incumbents Suja Lowenthal, Rex Richardson And Roberto Uranga Endorse Jeannine Pearce; Former Mayor Bob Foster & LB Police Officers Ass'n PAC Endorse Eric Gray
In Detail: Vice Mayor Lowenthal's City Hall Office Sends This Jan. 21 Email Communication Indicating She'll Endorse A Candidate The Next Day In 2nd Dist. City Council Election; City Att'y Office Says It Sees No Legal Violation And Provides Us With Statement As Does Vice Mayor Lowenthal
For the Record: LB's Would-Be 2nd Dist. Councilmembers Are Asked (Jan. 20) To Name Three Votes By Incumbent Suja Lowenthal With Which They Disagree: Two Don't Name A Single Vote; One Comes Up With Two
See LBPD Suspect In Dec. 27 Midnight Hour Gunfire (Willow/Maine) That Struck Woman, Frightened Wrigley Residents; LBPD Says He Should Be Considered Armed & Dangerous And Seeks Info From Public Regarding His Whereabouts
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LB Animal Care Services (Animal Control) Releases Its Best-Ever Numbers In Fewer Dogs/Cats Impounded, Steep Drop In Dog/Cat Euthanasias, More Live Releases
As Seen Live: Mungo/Price Make/Second Motion, Council Votes 6-3 (Uranga, Supernaw, Austin Dissenting) To Spend $349k For "Feasibility" Study On Potential Airport Customs Facility That Would Allow Multiple Int'l Operators (Cargo & Passenger)
  • Airport Director Acknowledges Multiple Operators Could Use It Beyond JetBlue
  • Neighborhoods First's Joe Sopo Reads Aloud Testimony Of Former Airport Advisory Comm'r/City Prosecutor Haubert, Explaining Risks/Exposure This Could Create To LB's Neighborhood Protective Airport Ordinance
    As Seen Live: Council Votes 7-2 (Mungo & Supernaw dissenting) For $13/Hr Min Wage By 2019 With One Year Delay For Small Biz/Small Non-Profits With "Pathway To $15/Hr" By 2021 Advisory Verbiage
    Several Councilmembers supportive of $15/hr note that Council majority can change the ordinance and raise LB's minimum wage at any time
  • Perspective / Viewpoints

    Statement by the Publisher / Opinion: Standing Alone


    Opinion: Below the Radar In Attempt To Oust Coastal Comm'n Exec. Dir.
    by Joe Geever
    Editorial / Amnesia File: Battle For Soul Of Coastal Comm'n Will Have Long Beach Link
    Editorial: Annulment or Divorce
    Perspective / Opinion: Councilman Austin Twists And Turns To Avoid "T" Word -- Taxes -- In His Weekly E-Mail Update
    Perspective / Amnesia File: Mayor/Council Talking Taxes Before Exploring Taxpayer Savings And Meaningful Spending Reforms
    Editorial: We Publish "Censored" Words And Say Council Should First -- As Threshold Matter -- Evaluate Undeniable Risk Before "Feasibility" That Could Destroy LB's Protective Airport Ordinance
    Editorial: What To Watch For On Queen Mary Re-Do Vote Tonight: Responsibility Exercised Or Scorned
    Editorial: "Shots Fired"
    Editorial: What's In A Name? Politics And Clumsy Self-Promotion Too Often Propel Council Actions
    Opinion: My Detailed Analysis Of Management-Negotiated Civic Center Transaction: Council Should Vote NO Because...
    "On December 15, Long Beach Councilmembers will be asked to do what I believe no prudent company board of directors would do: to authorize a multi-million dollar transaction, carrying over four decades of binding obligations, on terms I expect an objective analysis would deem unwise, unbusinesslike and disadvantageous to the City and its taxpayers. It's a proposed action I believe the City frankly cannot afford..." MORE

    Editorial: Proposed LBCC Communication Policies Don't Facilitate Better Communication Or Oversight
    Opinion: City Pays More, Gets Less...And Boasts About It
    by Terry Jensen

    Perspective: So, Now With A Gifted CSULB Student A Victim of ISIS, How's The War On Terrorism Going? Read This Actual State Dept. Worldwide Travel Alert For American Citizens
    Opinion: Proposed Queen Mary Lease Offers Illusory Rent, For Taxpayers Basically A Sham
    by Jim McCabe *
    * Mr. McCabe is a retired Long Beach Deputy City Attorney

    Editorial: Council Spends $3.6-$4.4 Mil (And Millions More Coming) That Mgm't Initially Said It Wouldn't Have To Spend...But Just Did Without Serious Council Discussion Or Dissent
    Opinion: Show Us What's In And Isn't In Proposed Revised Queen Mary Lease, Because...
    by Terry Jensen

    Opinion: I'm A Long Beach Crime Victim...Again
    by Terry Jensen

    Your Views: What Bigger Story/Stories Does This LB Marathon Course Map Show About Long Beach?


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    Editorial: A Royal Pain? Council Retreats Behind Closed Doors -- To Discuss Price & Terms Of Payment -- Regarding Lease Negotiations On Part Of Property Next To Queen Mary

    Image from Assessor's Parcel Number on agendized item (which refers to a "portion" of the area.)
    Perspective: Mayor Garcia's Disturbing Budget Boast About LB Murder Total Is No Longer Even Numerically Accurate
    Editorial: Why Can't Long Beach Provide Its Taxpayers With Police And Firefighter Levels That Other Cities Do?
    Editorial: Economics Lesson For Council On Plans To "Repurpose/Reposition/Rename" Downtown's "CityPlace" Shopping Area
    Opinion / VIDEO: Nobel Prize Winning Economist / Professor Milton Friedman On The Minimum Wage
    Editorial: Transparency Shrugged, Public/Press Access Blocked In Sac'to Actions That Put Pols On Coastal Comm'n; Bill To Let Garcia Return Needs Amendment To Ensure Accountability And Public/Press Access
    Opinion / Common Sense: Mungo's Mangled Facts Misstating Airport History, Shrugging Constituents' Concerns, May Mean Short Council Reign
    by Terry Jensen

    Editorial: Will Assemblyman O'Donnell Carry City Hall Water Or Speak Up For LB Taxpayers In Sac'to On Awful Civic Center Enabler Bill?
    Editorial: Advice About Fireworks And Police That Mayor Garcia Doesn't Want To Hear...But Should
    Editorial: Kudos: LB Public Works Director Reveals New Shoemaker Bridge WON'T Have Its Supports Inside L.A. River Channel; It Will SPAN L.A. River, Apparently Including Cables, Avoiding Major Issue In Leaving Old Shoemaker Bridge Up For New Park
    Opinion: For Naples Canal Property Owners, Much Is Given But Little Or Nothing Is Expected
    by Jim McCabe, retired LB Deputy City Attorney
    Subsequent coverage coming:
    Caution Needed On Contract Coming To Council Tonite: Saving L.A. River Bridge To Create Park Is Clever, But Guarantees Needed -- And Overdue -- That It Won't Trigger Costly, Mandatory "Flood Insurance" On Homeowners In LB And Beyond
    Editorial: Inviting And Welcoming, Not Discouraging And Demeaning, Residents Who Cite Pesky Facts And Pesky Laws In Public Matters
    Real Police (Fire & Core Services), Not Meat Police: Our Mighty Meaty Monday Meetup Manifesto
    Editorial: A Long Beach Lawless Shrug: Snubbing A Long Beach Gay Rights Pioneer
    Opinion: Sac'to Senate Republicans Join Lemming Run Toward Costly New Long Beach Civic Center
    by Terry Jensen

    Via FlashReport.org: New Technology Facilitates Transparency, Openness in CA State Govt.
    by Katy Grimes
    Perspective Via HuffingtonPost.com: Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tells Pres. Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade
    Includes Publisher's Perspective: Gunman Robs Belmont Shore Fundraiser For Victims Of Bluff Park Fire; [Publisher's Perspective] Latest Outrage Took Place In Council District Of Public Safety Committee Chair Suzie Price Whose Record -- With Her Council Colleagues -- Includes These Votes And Actions
    Editorial: Daryl Defeated Goliath...And Goliath Helped Defeat Goliath
    Editorial: Chico Campaign Insults Voters Of Both Genders With Sexist Appeal For Votes
    Stop The Costly Project Labor Agreement, See Evidence Cited In 2011 "Common Sense" Essay
    by Terry Jensen

    LB Airport Expects Summertime Revenue Decline Mainly From JetBlue Schedule Changes, Which Won't Affect Police, Fire, Parks, Libraries, Infrastructure Funding For Taxpayers Citywide, And That's Important Because...
    Editorial: PressTelegram Marks Start Of "Sunshine Week" By Failing To Report Long Beach City Hall Action (And Inaction) Blocking Greater Transparency
    Editorial: Hillary Redux: Long Beach Mayor/Council Tout And Talk But Mock And Block Email Transparency
    Taking A Leak (LBCC)
    Parks & Rec Comm'n Should Address Issues And Set Policy On Proposed Use Of "Crumb Rubber" For Synthetic Turf Soccer Fields Citywide
    Opinion: Keep Belmont Plaza Park
    by Susan Miller


    Editorial: Facts That Matter On Our Airport
    Opinion: Council And Mayor Should Start Discussing Increase To Minimum Wage In Long Beach
    by Jim McCabe
    Council votes 8-0 to approve item allocating $1 Mil to accept Bloomberg "Innovation Grant" Editorial: Council Should Withhold Approving $1 Mil For Bloomberg "Innovation Grant" UNTIL Mayor/Mgm't Provide Transparency, Openness And Oversight Guarantees And Explain How $1 Mil Spent Will Produce $1 Mil In Taxpayer Savings/Revenue
    One week delay is sensible, along with Council reproval of city releases that initially hid $1 mil cost.
    For A Righteous Referendum...On Their Money, Our Elections And Our City
    Perverting Political Reform
    Subsequent development at this link:
    Editorial: Release the City's Application for the Bloomberg "Innovation Grant"
    Opinion: Councilmembers Unwilling To Admit City Mistakes + Resistance To Green Engineering Doomed Natural Bluffs, Cost More And Needn't And Shouldn't Be Repeated
    by Joe Geever *
    Mr. Geever is the former California Water Policy Manager for Surfrider Foundation. He is now an independent environmental consultant, working with communities and non-profits on policy issues to protect our ocean, beaches and coast and advocated the use of biotechnical methods to stabilize and protect LB's bluffs.

    Editorial: Sunny Zia's Sunshine -- Insisting On Openness/Transparency On Spending At LBCC -- Needed Now At LB City Hall
    Editorial: Put Proposed Civic Center Transaction On The Ballot, Because...

    Fifth in a Series: Memo to Councilmembers, cc'd to Taxpayers, re the Civic Center Proposal
    by Terry Jensen

    Amnesia File / Opinion: Jensen (Dec. 2011): Public Officials Shrugging Public Costs Of Project Labor Agreements

    Special "Common Sense" Series by Terry Jensen

    Opinion: Fourth in a Series: How Council Is Asked To Squander MILLIONS Annually In Civic Center Deal


    Opinion: Third In A Series: Civic Center: An Open Letter to Councilmember Stacy Mungo and 5th District Residents (And Anyone Who Cares About Long Beach)
    Opinion: Second in a Series: Civic Center: "A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity" OR "Just Another Stupid And Expensive Idea"?
    Opinion: First in a Series: Civic Center: "A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity" Or The Biggest Boondoggle in Long Beach History?

    Editorial: Council Study Session Should Welcome, Not Throttle, Thoughtful Financial Concerns And Constructive Civic Center Options On The Merits
    Editorial: Mayor/Council Should Respect The Public By Respecting Its Rules On Council Meeting Start Time (Updated Text)
    Subsequent development here: Action Editorial:
    How To Take Action On Long Beach's Latest "Mystery Stink"

    Vincenzo Cristiano and the Best Dish Washer Nino's Ever Had
    by Terry Jensen


    Editorial: A Poor Call On A Contagious Virus on Long Beach
    Perspective: When LBPD Crime Stats Don't Match Community's Experience
    Editorial: Do You Want This (A Continuing Series): Councilmembers Gonzalez, Uranga, Mungo Propose These Changes To LB Political Contribution Laws:
  • More Than Double (Councilmembers) Or Triple (Citywide Pols) Allowable Contributed "Officeholder" Slush Fund Totals
  • Allow Now-Banned Transfers Of Campaign Contribs To Other Politicians' Campaigns
  • Consider Creating "Legal Defense Fund"








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    Study Says Areas Including Downtown LB, Belmont Shore, Los Altos, Bixby Knolls At Estimated Heightened Cancer Risk From Port Operations

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    As Seen Live: Amid Public Push-Back On Re-Vote, Council Votes 7-2 To Refer Naming NLB Library For Michelle Obama To Council Committee Plus Community Meeting Public Input
    Terrible Midmorning Crash, With Fatality, Studebaker Rd. Off Ramp From Southbound 405
    These LB Residents Are Seeking Next Four Years As Councilmembers In Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8...With Votes Affecting Residents/Business In All Districts Citywide
    Transparency Watch / News in Depth / Perspective / VIDEO: San Diego Council Committee Advances For Further Review Proposed Measure Declaring That City Hall Emails/Texts On Public Business Are Public Records If Sent/Received On Private/Personal Devices
    Measure Is Proposed By Open Gov't Group CaliforniansAware; It's Similar To Part Of A LB Measure Blocked By Seven LB Councilmembers In 2013 ("Amnesia File" Coverage Included)
    Because His Twitter "Tweet" May Have Breached Brown Act, Councilman Richardson Agendizes Re-Vote On His Proposal To Name NLB Library For Michelle Obama; Item Will Now Collide With Agenda Items On Minimum Wage And "Feasibility Study" Contract Re Airport Customs Facility/Int'l Flights
    MLK Weekend / "Peace Week"

    Jan 17: Gunfire: 1700 block E. 17th St. (6th dist.), Evidence of Shooting, No Persons Hit
    AND
    Jan 16: Gunfire, 1300 block Walnut (6th dist.); Three Vehicles Damaged, No Persons Reported Hit
    AND
    Jan. 15: Gunfire: Area Elm Ave./Louise St. (8th dist.); Vehicle Damaged, No Persons Hit


    LBPD Spots & Pursues Two L.A. Carjacking Suspects -- One Described As Armed And Dangerous -- Who Sped Thru LB Streets With At Least Three Collisions, Ending With Their Arrest In Area 14th St./Orange
    Downtown Long Beach Walmart (E. 5th St.) To Close In Less Than Two Weeks
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    Amnesia File: Recalling What City Officials/Developer Said/Did In Welcoming Walmart And Others To Downtown's "CityPlace"
    Meet & Greet These Candidates For Congress, Sac'to, L.A. County Supervisor And City Council...And Eat @ Pressburg's Candidate Brunch, Sat. Jan. 16
    Fact Check / Perspective / Opinion: Mayor Garcia's 2016 "State of the City" Event
    Gunfire In Noon-Hour (Jan. 13), Area 11th St./Daisy Ave., Police Find Evidence of Shooting, No Person Reported Hit
    Woman And Dog Perish In Wrigley House Fire
    City Mgm't Told Mayor & Councilmembers (Dec. 31) Setting A LB Minimum Wage Will Cost City (LB Taxpayers) These Sums, Reiterates Estimated Fiscal Impacts In Memo For Jan. 19 Council Meeting...And We Link To It
    Related development: Santa Monica City Council (joining L.A. Council and L.A. Bd. of Supes) votes to raise its minimum wage to $15/hr by 2020
    "Black Lives Matter" Group Surfaces In Long Beach
    Game Over: NFL owners voted for a new stadium in Inglewood -- not Carson -- with the Rams returning to L.A. (after St. Louis) and San Diego Chargers have the option to join them in Inglewood. Long Beach Mayor Garcia had recommended, and LB's City Council voted to support (unclear what that meant) a stadium in nearby Carson. Garcia contended Carson would be a win for LB on grounds fans would visit LB hotels, shops and restaurants.
    As carried LIVE on LBREPORT.com: President Obama delivered his final State of the Union message; for text, click here. GOP response (also carried LIVE) was delivered by Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina.
    Man Is Shot Sun Nite (Jan. 10), 3200 block E. Artesia (Near Obispo Ave.)
    Gunfire Sun Nite In Area Adjoining Drake Park (10th St./Maine Ave.) Damages Vehicle, No Persons Injured
    Gunfire Sat Nite (Jan. 9), Chestnut/17th St., No Person Reported Hit Or Property Damage Located
    Woman Robbed, Man Stabbed Walking In Bixby Knolls About 2 a.m. (Vicinity Elm Ave./Carson St.)
    Veteran Community Advocate Laurie Angel Pulls Papers To Challenge Incumbent Al Austin in 8th Council District; Worked On Redevelopment, Neighborhood Improvement Issues
    Political newcomer Wesley Turnbow also pulls papers.
    Gunfire Sat Nite (Jan. 9), Chestnut/17th St., No Person Reported Hit Or Property Damage Located
    Two Shot In Early a.m. (Jan. 9) Bar Fracas Just Feet Into Signal Hill, 1100 block E. Wardlow (Near Orange)
    As Seen Live: City Hall's Economic Development Comm'n Votes Unanimously To Recommend Council Approve $13/hr Min Wage By 2019 With Some Delays and Exceptions; Supporters of $15/Hr Min Wage by 2020 Without Exceptions Indicate They'll Press Their Position At City Council
    Follow-Up: LBPD Adds These Details Re Wrigley Late-Night/Predawn Pursuit, Perimeter, SWAT, K9 Search, Arrest...With D.A. Charges Now Filed Against Four Suspects/Defendants
    WLB PD/SWAT Activity Jan. 7
    Daytime Downpours, Nighttime Lightning In LB (Jan. 6); Rain Chance Decreases Jan. 7
    Subsequent development above:
    City Hall's "Economic Development Comm'n" To Consider, Vote Today (Jan. 6) On Recommendation To Mayor/Council That Appointed It On City Minimum Wage Policy; Agenda Items Include City Mgm't Estimate of LB Taxpayer Gen'l Fund Costs If Council Adopts Minimum Wage: $1.4 Mil Annually If L.A. Type Ordinance ($15/hr by 2020), About $800k Annually If $13/Hr. Phased In Over Three Years
    As seen LIVE: Councilmembers Mum, None Pull 66-Yr Queen Mary Lease Re-Do Vote Off "Consent Calendar" For Discussion, Vote 8-0 (Austin Absent) To Approve; Retired City Att'y McCabe Again Raises Issues On Proposed Lease Terms (Hear Testimony)
    Closed To Public And Press, Council Was Scheduled To Meet On These Three Items (Jan. 5); City Att'y Says Council Took "No Reportable Actions"
    Long Beach Firefighters Rescue Woman From L.A. River Channel
    Approx. 0.8" Of Rain At LB Airport/LBCC-ELB Between Dawn And Noon Monday (Dec. 5); Next Storm Coming Weds Says Nat'l Weather Service
    Advisory: Need Sandbags / Sand? LBFD Has This Info
    UPDATE: LAPD Says Suspect In String Of Violent Crimes -- Some With North Wrigley Home Invasion/Shooting/Stabbing Suspect -- Drove Wrong Way Today (Jan. 4) Onto I-5 Fwy in San Fernando Valley, Caused Head-On Crash; He Survives And Is Shot/Wounded/Taken Into Custody By LAPD
    LBPD Spots Carload Of Wrigley Suspects, Teamwork -- Ground + Air + SWAT + K9 --Takes All Four Into Custody Before Dawn...And Recovers Two Firearms
    Nat'l Weather Service Walks Back on Monday Rain, Now Just Scattered Monday, With 40% Rain Chance Tonight...And 100% Rain Chance Tuesday, Likely Thru Weds
    LAPD Says Suspect Who Allegedly Invaded Long Beach North Wrigley Home, Shot Two Familymembers, Stabbed Another, Then Shot Himself Was Allegedly Involved In A Number Of Violent Crimes Over Past 26 Days In Other Cities With A Second Suspect (See Wanted Suspect Photo/Info)
    North Wrigley Horror On New Year's Day: Family's Home Invaded By Armed Suspect Pursued by LAPD; Two Familymembers Shot, One Stabbed, Another Escapes; They Survive; Armed Suspect Turns Gun On Himself
    Bizarre Wrigley Arson: Four Cars Set On Fire, 2000 Block Cedar Ave., New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve Single Vehicle Crash, PCH/Magnolia, Leaves One Person Dead
    LB Area Peace Network Hands Out Its Annual Peacemaker Awards, Fundraiser Draws 100+ On New Year's Eve
    Midnight Hour New Year's Day "No Hit" Shooting, 1300 block MLK Ave.

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    Perspective: With December Still Untallied, 2015 Long Beach "Citywide" Crimes Up, Murders Up, Violent Crimes Up, Serious Property Crimes Up...But Res & Comm'l Burgs Down From 2014
    Man Is Shot, New Year's Eve Morning, 1600 block Pacific

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    City Att'y Directs Council To Rescind Its 66 Yr Queen Mary Lease Vote And Re-Vote Item On Jan. 5; Action Comes After Retired Deputy City Att'y McCabe Testified On Brown (Open Meetings) Act Agendizing Issue, Then Hired Law Firm To Press Issue; As A Result, Public Will Now Get Fresh Opportunity To Raise Lease Issues Council Initially Shrugged 9-0
    Joe Houston Was 89, Blazing Saxophone On L.A.'s 1950's Early Rock Classic "All Night Long" (Hear It)
    Gunfire Monday Afternoon (Dec. 28) In Area Of 14th St. Park/Pacific Near Costly Skatepark

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB
    Follow-Up re Sunday Wrigley Shootings: Gunfire At Second Location (Willow/Chestnut) Damaged A Car (No Persons Hit)
    LBPD Says No Further Info For Now On Suspect(s), Motive Or If Gang Ties re Midnight Hour Shooting Willow/Maine; Woman Is Shot; Minutes Later Add'l Gunfire Is Heard (No Person Hit); Neighborhood Residents Respond On Facebook; Read Their Words

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    Mon a.m. Temp is 36.2 degrees (as of 6:14 a.m.) after 34.9 on Sun a.m. at LBCC ELB weather station; Nat'l Weather Service Expects Gradual Warming...With Highs Hitting Near 70 Degrees New Years Eve/New Years Day
    Suspected DUI Driver Allegedly Hits Another Vehicle, A Pedestrian And Bus Bench @ Anaheim/Redondo

    Long Beach Chilly Lows Forecast From Mid 30s (90808) To Low 40s (90802) For Sun and Mon a.m.; Sunny Highs Low-Mid 60s


    SCE Christmas Day Outage, Roughly Drake Park And Vicinity, Initially Affected 1,000+ Customers (Est. Several Times More People), Cause Was... Christmas Eve Gunfire, Area Walnut/14th St., Two Cars Struck

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    Autistic Child, Disappeared From LB Christmas Eve, Is Found SAFE In L.A. In Midnight Hour Christmas Morning (Likely Boarded Metro Train Or Bus); LBPD Officers, Including Overnight Watch Commander, Searched L.A. Riverbed Personally, Very Pleased He's Safe
    Perspective / Amnesia File: See Xmas Eve Shoppers -- Dec. 24, 3 p.m. -- at "The Pike Outlets"; Includes Archival Coverage / "Amnesia File" Review Of Salient City Hall Actions
    VIDEO: Dec. 23: See Old LB Courthouse Demolition Underway

    Screen save from video by Gary Shelton, with digital brightening and digital zoom by Jack Smith
    Dec 23 incident resolved: As first flashed here, bomb scare, 9 p.m. hour Dec. 23, closed down LB Blvd. between Willow and Spring Sts., diverted traffic, stopped Blue Line trains and temporarily evacuated some areas; LASO investigated, cleared scene by 10 p.m. hour.
    Developing: Dec. 22: Council Quietly Votes 5-0 (Austin, Gonzalez, Lowenthal, Uranga, Richardson; Others Absent) To Ask City Mgm't/City Att'y To Provide Options For "New Sources Of Revenue" -- In Other Words, Potential 2016 Tax Increase Ballot Measure(s); Action Comes During Agendized "Study Session" On Infrastructure, Capital Needs
    Dec. 22: Council Votes 5-0 (Four Absent) To Refer For Committee Consideration Proposal To Name New North Long Beach Library "Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library"
    Dec. 22: Woman Is Shot To Death, 1900 block Chestnut; Man Is Booked On Suspicion Of Murder, Police Say Motive Currently Undetermined

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    In Detail: LB Council of Business Organizations Releases Survey On Views Within LB Business and Non-Profit Sectors Of Expected Impacts Of Raising LB Minimum Wage; Survey Says...
    LB City Hall chosen Economic Development Comm'n sets Jan. 6 special meeting, likely to vote on recommendation(s) for LB minimum wage policy; Council majority will ultimately decide
    Dec. 21: Man Tells Police He Was Shot In Vicinity Of South St./Atlantic Ave.

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in Central LB
    Dec. 20: Man Tells Police He Was Shot In Vicinity Of Santa Fe/21st St.

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB
    Dec. 19: Afternoon Gunfire, Eucalyptus/27th, No Victim Found On Scene

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB
    Councilman Richardson, Joined By Lowenthal, Price & Austin, Propose Naming New North Branch Library "Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library"
    Former NLB Councilmembers Lerch and Shultz, and Community Advocate Laurie Angel Respond
    Perspective: Councilman Al Austin Releases This List Of Re-Election Endorsers In Seeking Second Term
    Perspective: We List These Items In His Voting Record During First Term
    Update: Includes Response Received from Councilman Austin

    Citizens About Responsible Planning (CARP) Takes Legal Action To Stop Council Approved Dense Residential Development On Former Will J. Reid Scout Park; Group Says It's Also Concerned About Potentially Similar Dense Zoning Changes Elsewhere
    Harbor Commission Votes 4-0 (Guzman Absent) To Enter Into Civic Center Transaction, Is Told Action Allows Sufficient Flexibility For Port Staff To Address Tidelands Fund Issues Raised By State Lands Commission
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Letter From State Lands Comm'n -- Which Oversees City's Operation of Port on State Lands -- Warned City and Port It Has "Concerns" About Whether Using Public Trust Funds For Parts Of New Civic Center Is Consistent With CA Constitution, Common Law Public Trust Doctrine And Statutory Grant to the City; Asked Council To Defer Action Or Allow Flexibility "To Make Changes To Agreements"
    Deputy City Att'y Tells Council Agreements Include Sufficient Flexibility; Council Approves 9-0; Harbor Comm'n Will Discuss Dec. 17
    Feds Allege Friend of San B'dino Mass Shooter Together Conspired On Add'l Horrific Terrorist Attacks, Including Attacking Portion Of 91 Fwy With No Exits At Afternoon Rush Hour, Throw Pipe Bombs Onto Fwy, With One Man Moving Along Stopped Vehicles And Shooting Into Them While The Other Shot Into Vehicles From Nearby Hillside And Watched For Emergency And Law Enforcement Personnel To Shoot Them On Arrival
    As seen LIVE: City Council votes 9-0 on Dec. 15 to approve multiple items comprising Civic Center transaction. In public hearing, Councilmembers unanimously voice support before inviting public testimony. Multiple speakers from downtown interests, organized labor, Chamber of Commerce speak in support; retired Councilwoman Rae Gabelich and LB Taxpayers Ass'n co-founder Tom Stout warn of looming costs.
    LBPD Faces Alleged Knife-Wielding Man In A Business, 2500 block LB Blvd.; PD Says Officers First Tried Non-Lethal Means (Incl. Electronic Control Device and Baton); Suspect Allegedly Refuses Commands To Drop Knife...And He's Shot, Pronounced Deceased; No Citizens At Business Or Officers Injured
    Last Minute Addition To Dec. 15 Council Agenda: Item Would Take $3 Mil Now And Drain $1.7 Mil Each Year For Next Ten Years After Sac'to Declines To Pay And City Failed To Include Old Courthouse Demolition / Asbestos Abatement In Civic Ctr. Deal
    City Mgm't described its plan in August to Budget Oversight Committee which quietly buried it, although LBREPORT.com spotted and reported it at the time
    Revised UPWARD: Chilly Overnight/Morning LB Lows Coming: 36 39 Degrees (inland) to 43 Degrees (shoreline)
    Double Shooting -- Man & Woman Hit -- Midday Sunday (Dec. 13), Junipero/15th St.

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    Man Shot At Midafternoon (Dec. 10), Area Orange Ave. Just North of Market St.

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    Christmas Event Advisory: 5500 block of Wardlow Rd (b/w Bellflower Blvd/San Anseline Ave.) In East Long Beach Becomes Free Annual Candlelight Christmas Pageant -- "Portraits of the Prince of Peace" -- Dec. 11, 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Photos by Diana Lejins
    Two Men Stabbed In Attempted Robbery Monday Night (Dec. 7), 200 block St. Joseph Ave. Near Belmont Shore's Second St.
    Other serious crimes (plus hard drug arrests) reported in November in tony Shore area
    Initial Report: Scheduled For Dec. 15: Seventeen Action Items With Accompanying 137-Page Memorandum Seeking Council Approval For Actions Authorizing Multi-Million Dollar Costs For New Civic Center
    Daisy Ave. Christmas Parade Is Sat. Dec. 12, Starts At 5 p.m. Along Daisy Ave. b/w Hill St. and PCH
    Midafternoon Gunfire (Dec. 9) 1200 block Loma Vista Dr. (1st dist.); No Person Hit

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    Sunday Morning Before Thanksgiving: ELB/Lakewood Village Woman Is Assaulted Into Unconsciousness By Suspect Who Entered Her Home, Stole Her Jewelry, Left A Bloody Scene
    As Seen LIVE: Council Votes 5-4 For Price Substitute Medpot Motion: Would Allow Up to Four Delivery-Service Operations (No Storefronts, No On-Site Sales) For Six Months, Then Get Mgm't Report On Revenue/Enforcement And Decide If Those Four Firms Could Open Storefronts, Then Six Months Later Decide If Three More Storefronts Should Open
    Derailed Lowenthal motion for up to nine storefronts, one per Council district; two more Council votes needed to enact Price provisions in ordinance form
    Subsequent development above:
    If Council Majority Approves This Ordinance Text Tonight (Dec. 8) And Next Week, Up To Nine Medpot Outlets Could Operate In These Areas On These Terms In Long Beach
    Small Plane Flying From Long Beach Airport To San Diego's Montgomery Field Makes Emergency Landing In Field South of Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station; FAA Says No Injuries...And Plane Is Undamaged
    ELB Homicide, 3500 block Faust Ave.: Argument Between Two Men In A Relationship Leads To Alleged Physical Altercation In Which One Man Suffers Severe Head Injuries, And The Other Man Is Arrested/Booked On Suspicion Of Murder

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