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As carried LIVE: Planning Comm'n Votes Without Dissent To Deny Applicant-Sought/City Staff-Recommended Drive Thru At Proposed New Del Taco Restaurant on Bellflower @ Abbeyfield; Mayor Garcia Signals His Opposition To Proposal Hours Before Hearing



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16 Yr Old Male Is Shot To Death At Late Afternoon Tuesday (May 3) Near NLB's Ramona Park (9th dist.)
2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.


Gunfire In Zaferia Neighborhood; Vehicle Struck, 1500 block Stanley (4th dist.)
Follow-Up / Perspective: City Mgm't Uses 90 Minute Council "Study Session" To Offer "Infrastructure Investment Plan" Listing Items Not Mentioned Or Legally Guaranteed In Mayor/Council-Sought Sales Tax Hike
Here Are Locations Of Coyote Activity Reported To LB Animal Care Services In March and April...And City Agency Offers These Safety and Prevention Reminders
Man Is Shot About 2 a.m. Tues (May 3), 1500 block Walnut, A Block North of Shooting Five Days Earlier And A Few Blocks From Quadruple Shooting A Little Over Two Weeks Earlier (6th dist.)

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
Perspective / Opinion: City Hall Schedules May 3 Study Session To Unveil "Infrastructure Investment Plan"...That Council Declined To Legally Guarantee In Its Proposed Sales Tax Hike
Multiple Constituencies Seen/Heard As 200 People March On May Day in Long Beach
by Barry Saks

Photo by Barry Saks
Saturday Night Gunfire, Carmelitos Housing Project; PD Finds Evidence Of Gunfire & Recovers Handgun, No Victim(s) Located
Follow-Up / Perspective: City Mgm't Tells City Hall's Economic Dev'ment Comm'n That Multi-Million-Dollar Civic Center Pay-To-Privatize Transaction Has Closed Escrow; City Officials Mum To Media Locally While Seeking Voter Approval For Sales Tax Increase
LBPD Provides Additional Information Re Fatal Crash Along E. Spring St. In El Dorado Park Area
Statement by the Publisher: A Debate: With Mayor Garcia And Council Designee vs. A Ballot Argument/Rebuttal Opponent And Designee On Sales Tax Increase Measures A & B
Gunfire Rousts Wrigley Residents, Area 300 block W. Willow (West of Pacific Ave.), No Person(s) Hit Or Arrested
Man Is Shot Early Thurs Nite, Area Walnut/14th St. (A Block North of Anaheim St.)
Follow-Up: LBPD Says No Signs Of Foul Play In USAF Ret. SSgt. Sean Harvell Drowning Death; Coroner Says Autopsy Awaits Toxicology, May Be Weeks or Further Away
Noon-Hour Shooting (Apr. 27) 1600 block Pine Ave. (1st dist.), Six Days After Shooting 1800 block Pine (6th dist.); Two Months Earlier, Bullet Hit Residence Near 14th St. Park, Two Blocks West Of New "Habitat For Humanity" Home (1st dist.)
It's second 1st dist. shooting in one day; at predawn, evidence of gunfire two blocks east of Chavez Park (1st dist.); no person/property hit

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
Decorated USAF Afghan War Combat Vet, Ret. Staff Sgt. Sean Harvell (Millikan High Alum) Discovered Deceased In Waters Off Alamitos Beach, Four And A Half Years After His Younger Brother Andrew (Also Millikan) Among Helicopter Crew Shot Down/Perished In Worst Single Loss of U.S. Forces In Afghan War
With Whom Did Mayor Garcia Meet (29 People) At Two "Breakfast Briefings" Listed On Campaign Filing For Tax Hike Ballot Measure?
Perspective: Can You Spot The Falsehoods In This Flier Carried By Door-Knockers Seeking Votes For Sales Tax Hike?


Perspective: Two City Hall-Hired Consulting Firms Say Controversial LB Civic Center Transaction Has Reached Financial Close; City Officials, Seeking Public Support For Sales Tax Increase, Mum To Local Media (Until We Report This)
Further LBPD Investigation Indicates Sunday Shooting On Spaulding Was Self-Inflicted
Amnesia File / Opinion: Via Reason.com: When Future VP Al Gore and Spouse Tipper Teamed To Brand Prince A Public Menace
Locally, LB's Art Theater (2025 E. 4th St. @ Cherry) will screen Prince's Purple Rain on April 29. Info is available at this link.
New / With Perspective: LB Police Officers Union PAC Adds $100,000 To Committee Urging Sales Tax Hike...That Council Could Spend On Any Gen'l Fund Items Including Raises In Contracts Up For Negotiation
LBPOA PAC Total = $113k+; LB Firefighters Union PAC Total = $57k+; First Mailer (Showing Photo of Mayors O'Neill, Foster & Garcia) Lands In Mailboxes
Midafternoon Shooting, Man Is Hit, 1800 block Pine Ave. (Just North of PCH, 6th District)

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
Quadruple Shooting -- One Dead, Three Wounded -- Monday Night Area 17th St./Orange (6th dist.)

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
Update: Downed Wires Caused SCE Outage Darkening Thousands In Wrigley For 7+ Hours
In Requested Statutory Re-Tally Of Write-In Ballots, Councilman Dee Andrews Reaches 51%, Avoids Runoff, Wins Third Term Thru Mid-2020
Subsequent development above:
Councilman Andrews (Running Write-In) Now On Verge Of Avoiding Runoff; Add'l Ballots Tallied Saturday Night (April 16) Show Him With 49.86% And He's Requested Hand-Tally -- Applying 2012 Statutory Change On Counting Write-Ins -- That Could Put Him Over 50%
In 8th dist., Austin further increases his vote margin to 50.97%; Turnbow concedes
Follow-Up: What Are "Provisional Ballots" (Counted Saturday Night) That Have Put 6th Dist. Write-In Candidate/Council Incumbent Andrews Within A Handful Of Votes Of Avoiding Runoff/Winning Election?
Man Fatally Stabbed About 2 a.m. At Wardlow Rd. Blue Line Stn, Suspect In Custody After Allegedly Stabbing Himself
Subsequent development above
Final Add'l Ballots Show Incumbent 8th Dist. Councilman Al Austin Is Re-Elected With 50.56% of the Vote, Avoids Runoff By Less Than Two Dozen Votes; Runoffs Remain In Districts 2 and 6
Follow-Up: LBPD Investigates, D.A. Charges Two Women And A Man In North-of-Downtown Transgender Stabbing; One Woman And Man Plead "No Contest" To Assault With Deadly Weapon And Are Sentenced To State Prison; Other Woman Faces Attempted Murder Plus Hate Crime Allegations, Faces Trial And Maximum Life Sentence If Convicted
In Detail: City Hall-Hired Consultant's Draft EIR Says $103+ Million Belmont Pool Rebuild Won't Have "Significant, Unavoidable, Adverse Impacts" And Dismisses Three Alternative Sites Including Downtown And QM Area Sites
Woman Found Dead, Man Allegedly With Knife, Stab Wound And Uncooperative Taken Into Custody By Officers Using Less Than Lethal Means, 1200 block Stanley (Western Part of 4th District)
First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: First Publicly Disclosed Contributors To Campaign Committee For Sales Tax Hike Are City Employee Unions Seeking New Contracts Likely w/ Raises: LB Firefighters PAC = $57,625 + LB Police Officers PAC = $13,316.67
422 Ballots Remain To Be Counted In Razor-Thin 8th Dist. Council Race; Austin Currently Leads Total Of His Two Challengers By Eight Votes (50.1183%); If 50%+1 Lead Holds, He's Re-Elected; If Lead Drops Below 50%, It's Runoff With Turnbow
Council incumbent Andrews is currently 65 votes away from topping 50%+1...and 296 ballots remain to be counted
April 12 Election Means Runoff In Council District 2 (Pearce vs. Gray), Runoff Likely In District 6 (Andrews vs. Miller) And Cliffhanger In Council District 8: Incumbent Austin Has 50.1183%, Leading Turnbow + Angel Total By Eight Votes With Unknown Number of Ballots Remaining To Be Counted; If His Lead Holds When Remaining Ballots Counted, He's Re-Elected Without Runoff; Otherwise, He's In Runoff With Turnbow
Malauulu and Otto win in LBCC races; Williams and Meyers re-elected to LBUSD Board
Councilmembers List These Items For District Infrastructure Funds
Two Monday Midnight Hour Shootings Within Ten Minutes: Person Hit (1st dist.), Building Damaged (7th dist); That's Six LB Shootings (One w/ No Person Hit) Within Five Days: Two In WLB (7th dist.), One North of Downtown (1st dist.) and Three in NLB (Parts of 8th/9th dists)

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
Man Is Shot, Midafternoon Sunday April 10 In WLB (Area 3300 block Caspian, One Block North of Silverado Park)
It's LB's Fifth Shooting in Eight Days, Third Since Saturday, Others Were in Parts Of NLB

Perspective / Viewpoints

Editorial: Reckless "Feasibility" Of Risking Uncontrollable Outcome At LB Airport


Opinion: Mayor's Proposal That Council Recommend Councilman Austin As LB Rep For "Lower Los Angeles River Working Group" Mocks Open Space Again After Approving "Riverwalk" Development
by Laurie Angel
Opinion: What I Saw/Heard At One-Sided Meeting Staged By Councilman Supernaw With Mayor Garcia On Their Tax Hike Ballot Measure
by Tom Stout, co-founder LB Taxpayers Ass'n
Perspective / Opinion: Significant Differences Emerge Between 8th Dist. Council Candidates On Airport
Subsequent development at this link:
Statement by the Publisher: City Is Attempting To Stall And Potentially Stonewall Public Records Act Release Of Full Results Of Survey (Portions Selectively Released By Mayor Last Month) Purporting To Show Support For Raising Sales Tax To 10%
Opinion: Three More Reasons To Oppose Mayor/Council Proposed Tax Hike
by Joe Weinstein, Ph.D.


Editorial: LB's "Let Them Eat Cake" Mayor & Councilmembers
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?


Red Xs=2014 and 2015 murders 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.
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

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    Archival Access: Hear What Council Was Told In 1995 About Aquarium Paying Its Bond Debt Without Taxpayer Bailout
    Study Says Areas Including Downtown LB, Belmont Shore, Los Altos, Bixby Knolls At Estimated Heightened Cancer Risk From Port Operations

    "Draft Estimated Diesel PM [particulate matter] Cancer Risk From POLA and POLB" cited in Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure Assessment Study for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, p. 8
    24 Hrs. in LB Air: Bixby Knolls AQMD Monitor, Dec. 2003. Details, click photo
    AQMD Air Monitor in LB, Dec. 2003
    2005: Scientists @ LB Conference Say Air Pollution in L.A.-LB Region is High Enough to Cause Illness and Deaths; Economist Says Ports Receive Subsidies That Invite More Growth
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    LBFD Firefighters Battle Three Alarm Blaze At Royal Buffet (Chinese Restaurant)

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    Loud, Sizable (Abt 150 People) Cambodia-Town Protest Saturday Night Over Visiting Son Of Cambodia's Prime Minister
    Man Is Shot, Midafternoon Saturday April 9, Area Linden/Norton (8th dist.), Blocks From Soon-To-Open "Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library"
    City Unveils Proposed Design For New Belmont Pool, Acknowledges It Has No Funding Currently Identified To Build It But Says It's Developing Strategy
    Presentation acknowledges project's ultimate cost will increase as construction costs escalate over time (will likely exceed currently budgeted $103 million); Councilwoman Price reiterates her support for rebuild at presently proposed location in her district

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    Man Is Shot/Wounded At Predawn Saturday, NLB's Coolidge Triangle (200 block E. Barclay St.)
    BNSF Exec VP Says It's "Uncertain" If It Will Move Forward With Controversial SCIG Railyard Bordering WLB, Says It's "Not Clear Whether Or How [SCIG] Could Be Built" Under Framework Set By Court's Recent EIR Ruling
    In Depth: Councilman Austin Seeking Re-Election Makes This Claim About 8th District Crime; Is It True?
    Follow-Up: Turnbow Campaign Adds This Re His Statement At March 9 Candidate Forum On "Managing" LB Airport Ordinance And Our Statement About It
    We reiterate that JetBlue contribution was to indie committee supporting him; Turnbow campaign notes it wasn't to Turnbow's candidate campaign
    Man Is Shot/Wounded, Midmorning NW NLB Area Artesia/Butler...Same Location Where Two People Shot/One Dies A Little Over A Month Earlier
    Updated: Perspective: Corporate Welfare? Council Votes 7-0 (Lowenthal and Austin absent) To Receive/File Without Objections Staff Plan To Study (With Hired Consultant) Development Of "Transient Occupancy Tax Incentive Program" That Would Kick-Back ("Share") Portion of LB's Hotel Room Tax As "Incentive" To Attract New Hotels
    JetBlue Bucks Backing Indie Committee Backing Candidate Turnbow In Airport-Impacted 8th District Race, Carrier Wants Council To Allow Customs Facility Opposed by Candidate Angel, former Councilwoman Gabelich and Incumbent Austin...And Turnbow Has Stated That He Opposes Int'l Flights (Includes April 7 update with Turnbow campaign response)
    JetBlue also gave sums to indie committee backing 2nd dist. candidate Garnica and directly to 6th dist. incumbent Andrews; two years ago supported 5th dist. candidate Mungo
    All Clear: Bomb Squad Renders Safe, Finds No Explosive Material In Suspicious Package At Uptown Bixby Knolls Bus Stop; Incident Shut Part Of Atlantic Ave. And Caused Some Precautionary Evacuations

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    Gunfire At Late Afternoon Sat. (Apr. 2) Area Linden Ave./South St. (Border 8th/9th Districts); No Person/Property Hit

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
    Victim Fatally Shot, 1300 block E. 11th St. , LB's Second Homicide Within 24 Hours
    Updated: Man Is Shot/Killed, Area Pine Ave./16th St.
    Crime scene is roughly two blocks north of new "Habitat for Humanity" house dedicated with local pols present less than 60 days ago.
    Citing Legal Procedure Before Reaching Litigation's Merits, Judge Dismisses Environmental Legal Action Challenging Riverwalk Development; Issue Now Shifts To 8th Dist. Council Race
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    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Mayor Invites Select Group To Swanky Hotel To Hear Garcia, Foster, O'Neill Seek Support For Sales Tax Hike; Garcia Boasts Big Campaign Starting Day After April Election; Foster Blasts "Naysayer" Opponents; O'Neill Lauds Young Leaders
    LB Taxpayers Ass'n co-founder has this response
    City-Hired Consulting Firm Proposes New SE LB Zoning: Some Bldg Heights (Hotels/Residences w/ "Community Amenities") Along PCH Up To Seven Stories, Others Up To Five Stories...And For 2nd/PCH Traffic Offers Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Walkways
    New / In Detail / Perspective / Amnesia File: Aquarium Seeks Multi-Million Dollar Expansion; Mayor Implies City Has Agreed to "Matching Grant" Of Certain Taxpayer Dollars; Council Will Decide Amid Fiscal Facts And History


    New / Perspective: Same Councilmembers Who Want Sales Tax Hike OK'd These Escalating Civic Center Costs...And Held Closed Session On Deal
    Midafternoon Monday Car-To-Car Shooting -- With An Exchange of Gunfire Between Two Vehicles -- Near MacArthur Park (About A Block North of Twain Library)
    Unknown If Anyone In The Cars Hit; No One At Scene Injured

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
    Male Transgender Adult Is Stabbed, Area PCH/Locust, Allegedly After Dispute Involving Several Women and Men; Two Women Are Arrested
    With AUDIO: LB Parks Staff Will Test, Compare & Publicly Report On Alternatives to Herbicide "Round-Up," Responds to Advocacy By Ann Cantrell

    Includes "Amnesia File" segment
    LBPD Responds Swiftly & Successfully to Los Cerritos Residential Burglary In Progress, Apprehends Three Suspects
    Saturday Afternoon (Mar. 19) Gunfire: Olive Ave./10th St...One Block East of Where Man Was Shot Two Days Earlier
    Man Is Shot/Killed Overnight (Mar. 19) Near WLB City Limit
    Perspective: "Beach Streets" Bicycle/Pedestrian Event Never Received Council Voted Approval, Which Would Have Legally Required Chance For Public Input (Pro/Con); City Spokesperson Says No Council Action Needed
    Drive-By Midnight Hour Northern NLB Shooting, Woman Is Hit, 6800 block Atlantic Ave.
    Urgent Advisory: Bumble Bee & Chicken of the Sea Voluntarily Recall These Specific Lots of Canned Tuna (See Details) Due to Health Risk
    Sunday Event Advisory: "License to Rock 3" @ Tracy's Bar & Grill, Fundraiser For Non-Profit The Rock Club / Music is the Remedy Supports Vets / At Risk Youth
    Part of ELB's Los Altos Area Lost Power For About An Hour Thursday Nite; Unofficially Estimated 2,000+ Residents Were Affected
    Predawn Shooting, 10th St./Lime Ave.
    Following Bruising Long Beach Coastal Comm'n Hearing, SeaWorld Announces It Will End Its Captive Breeding of Orca Whales And End Its Theatrical Performances Of Orcas In Favor of Exhibits Highlighting The Whales' Natural Behaviors
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Independent Expenditure Committee Surfaces, Has Raised Over $60k To Support Council Candidates Garnica and Turnbow In 2nd & 8th Districts; Contributors Include Business / Restaurant / Hospitality / Realty Interests Incl. Several In Belmont Shore Plus Company Headed By Former 3rd Dist. Councilman DeLong
    Immediate Past Councilwoman Rae Gabelich Backs Laurie Angel Over Austin And Turnbow In 8th District Race, Says This As She Announces Fundraiser For Angel
    Two Belmont Shore Armed Robberies Within Ten Minutes Within About A Block, Vicinity 2nd St./Argonne
    Suspected Stolen Vehicle Leads LBPD On Pursuit, Ending When Suspect Vehicle Containing Two Female Occupants Crashes Into Another Vehicle At Ximeno/10th, Seriously Injuring Uninvolved Vehicle's Driver
    East Village Shooting Mid-Evening Friday / Man Is Hit, 1st St. b/w Lime/Alamitos

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    Hear Them: 8th District Candidates Laurie Angel & Wesley Turnbow Put Incumbent Councilman Al Austin On Defensive Re His Record On Airport Int'l Flights, Dense Daisy Ave. Housing Development, Resident Outreach And Sales Tax Hike Ballot Measure

    Audible audience displeasure, scoffing and some boos, as Austin defends tax hike ballot measure and housing development vote

    Left to right: Laurie Angel, Councilman Al Austin, Wesley Turnbow
    Man Runs From Police, Allegedly Produces A Firearm And Refuses To Drop It; He's Fatally Shot In NW LB Alley (Area 68th St./LB Blvd.); No Officers Injured; Gun Is Recovered
    LBPD says officers were in area as part of strategic deployment to impact violent crime after multiple shooting incidents citywide, and such deployments have removed multiple guns from streets in first two months of this year
    Demand Exceeds Capacity -- Tickets Sold Out -- For Benefit Concert Honoring Murdered Millikan Grad/LBCC Student Alicia Todd; Donations Continue Online
    Sic Transit: Ron Jacobs: Renowned Radio Programmer / Creative Promotion Practitioner, Launched 93/KHJ Boss Radio, Co-Created American Top 40, "Recycled" KGB Radio In San Diego And Created The "San Diego Chicken"
    Two Men Shot Tues Nite In Lakewood (3100 block South St. near Obispo Ave.)
    High Rise Res Fire (600 block Ocean Blvd.) Brings Major LBFD Response; Knockdown In 20 Minutes

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    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Mayor Garcia Used His Officeholder Account (Allowable Sum Tripled By Council Action Last Year), With Support From LB Police Officers Ass'n and LB Firefighters Ass'n (Both With Contracts Up For Negotiation) To Fund Survey He Cited In Urging Sales Tax Hike
    LB Gets Rain w/ Lightning In Monday a.m. Downpour

    NWS Doppler Radar screen save, 6:46 a.m. March 7, 2016
    Gunfire Damages Vehicle, Area Walnut Ave./14th St. (6th dist.)

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Survey Mayor Garcia Cited In Urging Sales Tax Hike Was Part Of Broader Survey That Sought Public's Opinion Of LB Police Officers, Of Him And Of Council, Included Results By Race / Gender / Age, And Wasn't Commissioned, Paid Or Directed Using City Funds, Resources Or Staff
    Shots Heard In South Wrigley, Area 19th/Cedar (6th dist.); Officers Find Man Fatally Shot Area 17th/Pacific (1st dist.)

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
    LB Got About 0.44" Rain (LBCC in ELB) In First Of Two Storms; Sunday Will Be Breezy w/ Wind Gusts Up To 35 mph, Then More Rain Monday, Possibly With Thunderstorms
    Power Outage Plagues Peninsula Late Afternoon/Early Evening Friday (Mar. 4)
    On 7-6 Vote, SCAQMD Board Dismisses Agency's Long Time Exec. Officer Dr. Barry Wallerstein; See Vote Tally
    State Senate President Pro Tem de León blasts action; see his statement
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Mayor Garcia Held Secretive, Invitation-Only Meeting With Several Non-Incumbent Candidates For City Council Offices, Plus Some Appointed Commissioners And Other Civic Figures, At Which City Mgm't, Police & Fire Chiefs And Power Point Presented Arguments In Support Of Sales Tax Increase Ballot Measure
    Hear Them: 2nd, 6th, 8th dist. Council Candidates Are Asked If They Support Sales Tax Increase Ballot Measure


    Riverwalk Developer (4747 Daisy Ave.) Seeks To Dimiss (Prevail on the Pleadings In) CARP's CEQA Legal Challenge And Impose Sanctions, Alleges Filing Beyond Deadline; CARP's Lawyers File Response Saying Group's CEQA Challenge Is Timely Filed; March 15 Showdown Hearing Is Set
    Two Shot -- One of Whom Dies -- In Brazen Midafternoon Gunfire In NW Long Beach

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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
    Perspective: Firefighters Response Times Worsened, Crimes Increased, After Mayors/Councils Erased Police/Fire Levels; See LBFD/LBPD Data
    Council Votes 9-0 Without Comment To Leave Sales Tax Hike Ballot Measure To 10% A Gen'l Tax Measure, Leaves Title/Ballot Text That Will Show Title/Text Listing Police/Fire/Infrastructure Items Not Specified In Tax Text Itself And Not Legally Guaranteed
    Two union reps testify in support; LB Taxpayers Ass'n co-founder speaks in opposition; LB resident blasts Councilman Supernaw for his vote in support
    Man Found Shot To Death, 1000 block Norman Court (north of 10th St., east of Orange Ave.)

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
    Radio's Charlie Tuna, Sic Transit
    UPDATE: Gunfire Hits Vehicle, Area 11th St./Ohio Ave. (4th Council District); No Person(s) Hit
    It's second documented gunfire within less than three weeks in neighborhoods surrounding Anaheim St. in western part of Councilman Supernaw's 4th Council district

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 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.
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