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New / On-Demand Extended AUDIO: After Bruising LUE Battle, 5th Dist. Residents Wary, Seek Details Re Density, Height, Traffic, Parking As Housing Developer Olson Co. Mulls Whether To Complete Purchase Of LBCC-Owned Los Coyotes Diagonal Parcel
Housing Would Require Council Approval To Change Parcel's Land Use/Zoning From Comm'l To Residential


New: Taxpayers Schipske-Stout-Lejins-Weinstein File Sworn Complaint w/ Fair Political Practices Comm'n Alleging City of Long Beach Violated Political Reform Act With Materials Described As "Informational" That They Say Amounted To Campaigning For Measure M
New: Mayor Garcia Schedules 3:30 p.m. July 17 Council Meeting -- When Many Are At Work -- On His Desired Charter Amendments, Will Accommodate 5:30 p.m. Terrace Theater Ceremonial (Fake) Swearing-In



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New: Fed'l Court Jury Says LBPD Officer Didn't Use Excessive Force In Fatal Shooting of CSULB-Bound Honor-Student Feras Morad
LBPOA issues this statement
AND
New / Follow-Up: City Att'y Issues This Statement re Fed'l Court Jury Verdict In Favor Of Defendants City of LB & LBPD Officer In Fatal Shooting of CSULB-Bound Feras Morad


Man Is Fatally Stabbed In Cal Hts., Area Wardlow/Orange; UPDATE: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian/Victim May Have Led To Dispute And Stabbing
UPDATE: City Spokesman Provides This Info On Date, General Location, Beach Cleaning Procedures Where Junior Lifeguard Stepped On Hypodermic Syringe
Follow-Up/Perspective: Mayor Garcia Abruptly Removes From Council Discussion -- Effectively Blocking Opponents From Speaking To -- Agenda Item That Sought To Prevent City Hall Advisory Commissions From Agendizing/Discussing/Advising On Subjects Without Permission And Making It Easier For Mayor/Council To Oust Advisory Comm'rs
Garcia Indicates He'll Talk With Councilmembers And Commissioners Before Bringing Item Back
LB Rent Control Proponents "Suspend" Their Petition-Initiative Effort, Vow To Regroup And Pursue Tenant Protections
U.S. Soldier -- Whose Hometown Was Long Beach -- Is Killed In Afghanistan


Perspective: Someone Wants To Prevent LB City Hall "Advisory Bodies" From Discussing Subjects Without Permission. It's On City Council's July 10 Agenda
Woman Killed, Man Wounded, In Hellman Neighborhood Shooting
Alleged Killer of LBFD Capt. Rosa In Court, His Att'y Says She Hasn't Been Able To Communicate With Him, Arraignment Delayed

Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG POOL coverage
Man Found Fatally Stabbed in WLB Motorhome
Perspective: "Warzone" CA-Contraband Fireworks (Again) Impact Wrigley, Parts of NLB And Central LB, Sporadic In Parts Of ELB...After Long Beach Mayor/Council Fail To Pursue "Administrative Enforcement" -- Procedure Not Requiring Police But Carrying Hefty Fines -- That Other Cities Use To Deter Fireworks Scofflaws
Amnesia File: LBREPORT.com reported on it nearly a year ago
Friday's (July 6) 109 Degrees At LB Airport Smashed Previous LB Records For This Day AND This Month; Compare Other Cities' High Temps
AND
Temp Hits 109 Degrees At LGB Friday And Remains b/w 108-109 For Over Three Hours; UPDATE: Forecast Says Saturday Highs From 90 (90802) to 99 (90808), Sunday 82 (90802) to 94 (90808)
Man Hit By Gunfire While Riding Along L.A. River Bikepath (Near Del Amo Blvd.)
LBPD Civilian Employee Is Arrested On Suspicion Of Recording People Without Their Knowledge In A Restroom
Upstart Group Signs "Declaration of Independence" In Philadelphia, Asserts Right To Self-Rule No Longer Accountable To Royal Authority, Cites "History of Repeated Injuries and Usurpations"
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Special Event Coverage: Thousands Attend Intensely Personal Memorial Ceremony For LBFD Capt. Dave Rosa

Photo by Diana Lejins
Special Event Coverage:
Special Event Coverage: Text Of Essay -- "America At Half Staff" -- Read During Memorial Ceremony For Capt. Rosa
Special Event Coverage / VIDEO: Co-Workers, Friends, Family Share Remembrances Of LBFD Capt. Dave Rosa

Subsequent coverage above
In Depth/Perspective: Despite "Warzone" Level Fireworks Last Year, To Date City of Long Beach Hasn't Aggressively/Systematically Applied This Measure That Other Cities Use Against Fireworks Scofflaws
Public Views & Comments On City's Emerging Draft Plan For Cherry Ave. Corridor -- From Spring St. to Carson St. -- Including Former C-17 Plant; A City-Hired Architect Mentions Possibility Of Hotel at Wardlow/Cherry
by Glennis Dolce
Special to LBREPORT.com



4 a.m. Bar Closing Bill (Includes LB + 6 Other CA Cities) Narrowly Advances In Ass'y Committee, Meets Stiff Opposition From Anti-Alcohol Abuse/Public Safety Groups
Sac'to Agency Says This, City Hall Says This, About Immediate Future Of Community Hospital


Woman Is Shot To Death In Carmelitos Housing Project (8th dist.)
UPDATE: Victim Shot In A Residence, PD Believes Gang Related: Another Central LB Shooting (6th Dist.)...And It's A Homicide: 1900 block MLK (Just North of PCH)
It's 5th shooting (includes two homicides) in Central LB (6th dist./1st dist) this month.
With VIDEO: Olson Co., Developer Of "For-Sale, In-Town Housing," Holds Community Meeting, Explains Its Purchase/Sale Agreement (In Escrow/Due Diligence Phase) For LBCC Property @ 3320-3340 Los Coyotes Diagonal & 3325 Palo Verde
  • Doesn't Own Property Yet And Doesn't Have Site Plan But Envisions Some Type(s) Of For-Sale Market-Rate Housing
  • Hasn't Discussed Plans Yet With City Staff Or Councilmember Mungo But Plans To Do So Shortly, Sought To Hear Concerns From Residents First...Who Consistently Cite Density, Traffic, Parking, Infrastructure

    Image source: Olson Company
    D.A. Alleges 77 Yr Old Retirement Bldg Resident Set Off Explosive Trying To Kill Woman Living Above Him, Then Sat In Hallway, Shot/Murdered LBFD Capt. Rosa & Wounded LBFD Firefighter Torres And Another Building Resident
    Olson Co., Developer Of "For-Sale, In-Town Housing," Has Purchase/Sale Agreement (In Escrow/Due Diligence Phase) For LBCC Property @ 3320-3340 Los Coyotes Diagonal & 3325 Palo Verde For "Residential Development," Has Scheduled Community Meeting Tonight (June 27) To Discuss Its Plans And Receive Community Input; See Details Here
    Christopher Koontz (Advance Planning Officer Guided Controversial Density Increases In Draft Land Use Element Maps) Promoted To Planning Bureau Manager
    JetBlue Didn't Just Withdraw Its Appeal Of Late Night Flight Fines; City Attorney's Office & JetBlue Signed This Agreement Re Future Late Night Flights & Fines
    Extended Recap Incl. VIDEO Coverage: LBFD Captain Is Fatally Shot, A Second LB Firefighter Shot/Wounded, And A Third Elderly Man Is Shot/Wounded At Downtown Residential Retirement High Rise; LBPD Arrests 77 Yr Old Bldg Resident, Booked On Suspicion Of Murder, Two Attempted Murders, And Arson
    Two Men Shot/Wounded Shortly Before Sunset Saturday, 1400 block E. 20th St. (North of LBCC's Central LB Campus)
    It's 4th LB shooting within 5 days; 4th in Central LB (6th dist/1st dist.) this month
    See/Hear City Staff, Corps of Engineers Planning Division Chief, Update "Ecosystem Restoration" (Formerly Breakwater) Study, Say It May -- Or May Not -- Include Breakwater Modification
  • Perspective / Viewpoints

    "Amnesia File" / Opinion: How LB Residents Lost Their Right To Agendize Items For Council Discussion/Action...And Why Restoring That Right Should Be Priority Reform Now


    Ediorial: Mayor Orchestrated Commission Photo Op Offers More Important Agenda Opportunity
    Perspective: Hypodermic Syringe On LB Beach Stabs A Jr. Lifeguard...And It Shouldn't Take A Public Records Act Request To Find Out What Really Happened
    Editorial: The Community Hospital Deal...For Grown-Ups
    Statement by the Publisher / Opinion:
    LBREPORT.com...Now More Than Ever
    Op-Ed: Things They Need to Tell Us Before They Lease Community Hospital
    By Gerrie Schipske *
    * Ms. Schipske, an attorney, served two terms as LB's 5th dist. Councilwoman (2006-2014) and is the author of Historical Hospitals of Long Beach

    Editorial: Mayor Garcia's Anti-Reform Charter Amendments
    Perspective: Councilwoman Price Says She Opposes Sac'to Bill That Could Let LB Council Allow 4 a.m. Bar Closings In Parts of LB...But Here's What She Didn't Say And Hasn't Done
    Editorial: Apply This CA Jury Instruction To Mayor/Councilmembers Who Claim Blank Check Measure M Isn't A Tax
    Editorial: "Alternative Facts" In Long Beach
    Perspective: Did Mayor And Your Councilmember Tell You Measure M Isn't A Tax? Compare Exactly What Council Voted To Approve When It Put Measure M On Ballot
    Using Cops As Props


    Perspective: Long Beach, According to the New York Times
    Perspective / Opinion: Some Major Matters Missing In Mayor's "Homeless Initiative"
    Perspective: Will Mayor Garcia Commit To Serving Full Four Year Term LB Voters Just Gave Him Without Jumping Ship For State Senate Seat In November Or Congress In Two Years? We Asked, And...
    Thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., A Half Century Gone
    by Joe Segura (retired Long Beach journalist)
    and
    by Bill Pearl (LBREPORT.com publisher)
    Perspective / Opinion: LBCC Candidate Ntuk's Mindless Mailer Invites 2016 Party-Over-Principle Politics For Non-Partisan LBCC Board
    Editorial: LBREPORT.com Urges This March 6 LUE Motion: Prudent, Neighborhood Protective, Data Driven And Responsible


    Perspective / Opinion: How Some LB Dems Shoved Independent-Minded Dem Schipske Out of State Senate Race
    Editorial: I-710 Travesty
    Perspective / Opinion: Guess Who's Trying To Derail Gerrie Schipske's State Senate Bid
    Perspective: Mayor Garcia Didn't Preside At Council Meeting (One Of His Charter Duties) To Attend L.A. County Democratic Party Event; His Former Online Calendar Has Apparently Vanished And We'd Like To Know If He Took Metro To The Event
    Perspective Via CityWatchLA.com: Former L.A. City Planner Platkin Collapses Rationales For "Transit Rich" Density-Dictating SB 827
    It's titled: "The More You Stir it, the More It Stinks: New Planning Legislation from Sacramento"
    Long Beach City Hall Using "Mushroom Treatment" (Again) To Delay Our Reporting This Taxpayer-Impacting Information To You
    Editorial: End LB's Transparency-Mocking Mushroom Treatment As Council's "I-710 Oversight Committee" (Austin, Uranga, Richardson) Prepares To Receive Publicly-Hidden Update And Select "Locally Preferred Alternative" To I-710 Expansion Project


    Point-Counterpoint / Opinion: We Question These Statements Mayor Garcia Submitted For Inclusion In Official Election Pamphlet, And He Says...
















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    Sacramento
    New: 4 a.m. Bar Closing Bill (Includes LB + 6 Other CA Cities) Narrowly Advances In Ass'y Committee, Meets Stiff Opposition From Anti-Alcohol Abuse/Public Safety Groups
    State Senate Passes Land Use Impacting SB 828 With Amendments, Requires Cities To Identify 125% And Make Available For Residential Development 100% Of SCAG-Dictated Regional Housing Need, Sends Bill To Assembly
    Fireworks
    New / In Depth / Perspective: Despite "Warzone" Level Fireworks Last Year, To Date City of Long Beach Hasn't Aggressively/Systematically Applied This Measure That Other Cities Use Against Fireworks Scofflaws
    Amnesia File: LBREPORT.com reported on it nearly a year ago
    Garcia Proposed Charter Amendments
    Analysis / Perspective: Procedural Irregularities, Substantive Omissions And Emerging Non-Public Process Mark First Of Three Hearings On Mayor-Proposed Nov. 2018 Special Election Charter Amendments
    Editorial: Mayor Garcia's Anti-Reform Charter Amendments
    Mayor Garcia's 12-Year "Term Limit" Proposal Tilted Toward Incumbents (That He Labels "Strengthening" Term Limits) Similar To Proposal Rejected By Over 2/3 Of LB Voters; See 2007 Ballot Arguments Pro/Con
    Mayor Garcia Proposes Mayor-Chosen, Council-Approved Advisory-Only "Redistricting Comm'n," Could Allow Council To Continue District Gerrymandering
    Land Use / Density
    New: Public Views & Comments On City's Emerging Draft Plan For Cherry Ave. Corridor -- From Spring St. to Carson St. -- Including Former C-17 Plant; A City-Hired Architect Mentions Possibility Of Hotel at Wardlow/Cherry
    With VIDEO: Olson Co., Developer Of "For-Sale, In-Town Housing," Holds Community Meeting, Explains Its Purchase/Sale Agreement (In Escrow/Due Diligence Phase) For LBCC Property @ 3320-3340 Los Coyotes Diagonal & 3325 Palo Verde
  • Doesn't Own Property Yet And Doesn't Have Site Plan But Envisions Some Type(s) Of For-Sale Market-Rate Housing; Hasn't Discussed Plans Yet With City Staff Or Councilmember Mungo But Plans To Do So Shortly, Sought To Hear Concerns From Residents First...Who Consistently Cite Density, Traffic, Parking, Infrastructure
  • RecentlyWeeks AgoPast Few Months
    City Spent Nearly $100,000 For Political Consulting Firm To Design, Print and Send The Three "Informational" City Mailers You Likely Received On Measure M
    For Next Four Weeks, LB Airport's Main Runway Will Close On Weekdays Overnight (10 p.m./11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), Diverting Flights Onto Runway 25R/7L
    City & MemorialCare Issue Joint Statement, Bottom Line: (1) Community Hospital Will Close July 3; (2) There's No Agreement Currently In Place For Transition; (3) MemorialCare Is Working With City "To Identify A Process" To Put Hospital License In "Suspense" To Allow Potential Transition If State Regulators Agree
    After Nov. 2017 Threshold Council Vote (5-3) To Allow Rec Pot Shops In LB, Council Votes (7-1) In June 2018 To Approve Ordinance Enabling Them (See Details)
    Three Teens Arrested Re Recent Belmont Shore/Naples Fires...Including 2nd St. Blaze At "Dogz"
    Transition Or Trainwreck? Community Hospital Immediate Future Unclear Despite Council 8-0 Vote To Negotiate Deal With "Molina-Wu-Network, LLC" To Operate Reconfigured/Retrofitted Smaller (Approx. 40 Beds + ER) Hospital; Current Lessee/License-Holder MemorialCare Says It'll Close Facility July 3, An Outcome That Would Trigger Months Of Lapse In Operations + City Staff Estimated $10 Mil-$30 Mil Add'l Costs

    Add'l bombshell: City staff discloses negotiations with Molina-Wu-Network, LLC will explore "city participation" (common euphemism for taxpayer costs) for seismic retrofit, but Mayor/Council seek no details publicly on this aspect of what they just voted to authorize staff to negotiate


    Overnight Homicide: Man Fatally Shot, 1700 block Daisy Ave.; It's Possible Bicycle-Ride-By Shooting: Victim Believed Homeless, May Have Lived In Nearby Encampment (Area 17th/Daisy)
    Second shooting within two weeks just south of PCH in 1st district but not believed gang-related
    See Pitch That Got Now-Emerging Deal Rolling For Three-Member LLC To Operate LB Community Hospital; On June 19, Council Will First Meet In Closed Session, Then Take Public Action On Entering Exclusive Negotiating Agreement With These Terms
    Prop 47 Begat More Thefts, Esp. From Vehicles, PPIC Says Data Show
    Amnesia file: In April 2018, Councilmembers Mungo and Price co-agendized Council item to support petition-initiative seeking changes in Prop 47, AB 109 and Prop 57, but faced with local push-back, then-runoff candidate Mungo withdrew it
    UPDATE: LBPD Says Possible NLB Kidnapping Is Possible Prostitution/Human Trafficking
    Catalytic Converter Thefts Increased April-Early June In LBPD East Division (Council Dists 3 + 4 + 5); See Map
    Analysis / Perspective: Procedural Irregularities, Substantive Omissions And Emerging Non-Public Process Mark First Of Three Hearings On Mayor-Proposed Nov. 2018 Special Election Charter Amendments
    Nearing Final Tally: Measure M Carries Citywide By Approx 53%; 5th Dist. Incumbent Mungo Re-Elected With Roughly 55%, Uranga With Approx 53%
    Perspective: Lessons of the Dogz Fire: Restored Engine 8 Shows Need To Prioritize Restoring Three Remaining Fire Engines Beyond Belmont Shore That LB Taxpayers Had But No Longer Have

    Photo via Ben Goldberg
    Mayor Garcia's 12-Year "Term Limit" Proposal Tilted Toward Incumbents (That He Labels "Strengthening" Term Limits) Similar To Proposal Rejected By Over 2/3 Of LB Voters; See 2007 Ballot Arguments Pro/Con
    Mayor Garcia Proposes Mayor-Chosen, Council-Approved Advisory-Only "Redistricting Comm'n," Could Allow Council To Continue District Gerrymandering
    Mayor Garcia Proposes Changing LB's Term Limits Law To Allow Himself & Council Incumbents 12 Years Without Facing Third-Term Write-In Bypass But No Fourth Term; Garcia Calls It "Strengthening" LB Terms Limits
    Mayor Garcia Proposes "Ethics Comm'n" Whose Members He'd Choose, Council Would Approve, To Administer And Implement Campaign Finance, Lobbying, Conflicts of Interest And Gov'tal Ethics, Could Adopt, Amend, Rescind Rules & Regs With Council Approval
    Two Shootings Within Less Than A Mile Within Less Than Seven Hours...On Election Day
    See Water Quality Grades of LB Beaches In "Heal the Bay" 2018 Beach Report Card
    Measure M Carries Citywide By Approx 53%; 5th/7th Dist. Council Incumbents Mungo and Uranga Appear Re-Elected With Approx 54%
    Still undetermined number of absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted
    AND
    Mayor Garcia Tweets This W/ Pic Re Measure M
    City-Sought Sac'to Bill To Delay Community Hospital Seismic Compliance Deadline Misses Assembly Passage Deadline
    City continues seeking alternative operators
    City Paid Measure M "Informational" Flier Printing Cost Using Election Savings And Says No Added Cost To Insert Flier In Utility Bills; FPPC Staff Says A Mailer Quoting City Mgr. Re Measure M Didn't Violate Statute Prohibiting "Explicit" Advocacy
    Add'l Info Plus 2016 Garcia Letter Re Dines & His 2016 Response
    Fifth Dist. Council Candidate Dines Says Two Individuals Met With Him In Late Dec. 2017, Suggested He Drop Out Of Race Against Garcia-Favored Incumbent Mungo With Possibility Of Future Commission App'tment; He Refuses, And A Few Weeks Later Garcia 2016 Letter Disciplining Then Harbor-Comm'r Dines Surfaces As Public Record
    L.A. County Dem Party Blasts As Misleading Indie-Committee Pro-Milrad Mailer's Use Of Logo Similar To Democratic Nat'l Committee Logo...When Incumbent Councilman Uranga Is Only Candidate Officially Endorsed By Dem Party
    Councilwoman Pearce Appears Likely To Dodge Recall: With Slightly Over Half Of Recall Petitions Checked, City Clerk Says Validity Rate Under 50%
    LB Rent Control/Just Cause Eviction Initiative Petition Proponents Miss Signature Deadline For November 2018 Election Ballot
    May still qualify for later ballot IF they submit sufficient valid signatures by late July
    On Tiananmen Square Anniversary, Hear Courageous 1989 Report By Radio Beijing's "Radio Tankman"


    City Auditor Doud Says Anti-Dines Mailer From "Long Beach Neighborhoods PAC" Misstated Her Words/Findings In Harbor Dept. Audit
    Special Report / Detailed Coverage: Fact Check: Is Long Beach's Fifth Dist. Crime "Down" Or "Up"? LBREPORT.com Displays Neighborhood-Level LBPD Crime Data Here
    State Senate Passes Land Use Impacting SB 828 With Amendments, Requires Cities To Identify 125% And Make Available For Residential Development 100% Of SCAG-Dictated Regional Housing Need, Sends Bill To Assembly
    City of LB opposed bill; Sen. Lara advanced it to Senate floor with "yes" vote in Committee he chairs, and voted "yes" on Senate floor but flipped his vote to "no" when Dems had sufficient votes to pass it; Sen. Nguyen votes "no"
    State Senate Approves Bill That Would Let City Councils In Seven Cities -- Incl. Long Beach -- Allow 4 a.m. Bar Closing; Measure Advances To Assembly
    Sen. Lara (among bill's co-authors and candidate for statewide Insurance Comm'r) votes "yes"; Sen Nguyen (seeking re-election) votes "no."
    UPDATE: Feds Drop Charges After Arresting El Dorado Park South Resident / Serving Search Warrant Re Aliso Viejo Fatal Explosion, He Was Never Charged With That Crime But On Allegations Of Possession Of Unregistered Destructive Device
    Names Of Over 6,000 U.S. Servicemembers Who Gave Their Lives Since 9/11 Attacks Are Read Aloud At Wall of Remembrance In LB's Rosie the Riveter Park

    City Clerk's Tally Of Roughly First Quarter Of 2nd Dist Pearce-Recall Petition Signatures Finds Less Than Half Valid; Process Continues With High Validity Rate Needed For Remainder To Trigger Recall
    Governing Board Of LB Area Republicans Votes To Oppose Measure M Although Group Endorses Council Incumbent Mungo Who Voted To Put It On Ballot While Her Dem Challenger Dines Opposes Measure M;...And Mungo Sends Mailer Telling Dem Voters She's "Supported By OUR Democratic Leaders"
    4 a.m. Bar Closing Bill Advances To Upcoming Full Senate Vote With Support From Its Co-Author, LB-Area State Senator [and Dem Party Endorsed State Insurance Comm'r Candidate] Ricardo Lara
    Did Mayor/Councilmembers Misinform You About Measure M (Including Denying It's A Tax)? City Att'y Sends "Privileged Communication" to Mayor/Council After Retired Councilwoman Schipske -- Co-Author Of Ballot Argument In Opposition And Part of Legal Team That Enforced State Taxpayer Protections -- Alleges They Did And Cites These Items To City Att'y
    VIDEO & PODCAST AUDIO (Again) on LBREPORT.com: See It/Hear It: Incumbent 7th Dist.Councilman Uranga, Challenger Milrad, Spar in Runoff Election Forum

    In Fifth District, Dines Appears Solo After His Campaign Spokesman Says Incumbent Mungo Rejected Suggested Dates
    Council Votes To Censure Councilwoman Pearce
  • Pearce reads written statement: apologizes, accepts responsibility for her actions and "accepts censure as a call to do better."
  • Public testimony sharply split between Recall/Resign proponents and "We Stand With Jeannine" supporters
  • Apart From Pearce, no Councilmembers speak on agenda item


    Subsequent coverage coming
    7th Dist. Council Runoff Face-Off b/w Uranga/Milrad...But In 5th Dist. No Scheduled Runoff Face-Off Thus Far b/w Mungo/Dines
    UPDATE To Campaign Notebook / Perspective: Councilwoman Mungo Responds Re Her Campaign Mailer Labeling $150 Mil For Sidewalks/Streets From "Bond" (Instead of Measure A Sales Tax Increase): (1) Says Graphic Designer Made Change Consultants Didn't Catch, A Mistake; (2) Says Measure A Wasn't "Blank Check" As Far As She's Concerned And Explains
    Previous headline: Mungo Campaign Mailer Tells Voters She Made Street Repaving/Park Repairs Top Priorities In LB's "$150 Million Infrastructure Bond"...But There Wasn't One
    Subsequent development above
    Councilmembers Austin, Price, Supernaw & Andrews Agendize May 22 Council Item To Censure (Express Strong Public Disapproval Of) Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce's Conduct As Councilmember And They Cite These Grounds
    Publisher's Perspective: Long Beach Mayor Garcia's Tightly-Controlled, Non-Transparent "#GoLongBeachTour": Public Records Act Docs Delayed, Independent Access Stymied, Imagery/Messages Filtered Thru City Gov't-Run Social Network Channels...And His Own
    Photo Gallery / VIDEO: Long Beach Homeowners Display Their Impressive Sustainable Gardens (Changed From Water Consuming Lawns) on 7th Annual LB Lawn-to-Garden Tour, LB Water Dept. Event Included Festival at Agency HQ
    In 5th Dist. Council Runoff, Challenger Dines Draws Clear Line, Urges "No" On "Blank Check" Measure M (Utility Fund Transfer/Diversion) That Incumbent Mungo Voted To Put On Ballot...As She Did With Measure A Sales Tax Increase That Failed Passage In Nearly Every 5th Dist. Precinct
    Many Questions Remain, But LBREPORT.com Learns These Add'l Facts After A Transient Allegedly Steals A Woman's Cell Phone, Bystanders Seek To Detain Him, An "Altercation" Ensues, PD/Marine Patrol Cuffs Him...And He Dies
    Feds Arrest El Dorado Park South Resident After Serving Search Warrant Re Aliso Viejo Fatal Explosion, But He's Not Charged In Connection With That Crime But On Allegations Of Possession Of Unregistered Destructive Device


    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Fair Political Practices Comm'n Enforcement Division Confirms It Has An "Open Case" Re 7th Dist. Council Candidate Jared Milrad; In Late March, City Att'y Forwarded WLB Resident's Five Page Allegation Letter, Which Included Nearly 70 Pages Of Attached Documents
  • Per policy, FPPC says it doesn't comment on open investigations
  • LB City Att'y office seeks FPPC review and investigation, while City Att'y separately investigates WLB resident's allegations related to LB's local campaign contribution limits
  • Candidate Milrad calls complaint a "desperate attempt" to distract from incumbent's "failed record," says allegations are filled with "numerous legal and factual errors"
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