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|Hear Them On-Demand w/ LBReport.com "You Are There" Coverage: Second Dist. Council Candidates At Mar. 26 Forum
Organizer announces at outset: "This will not be a debate" and no rebuttals allowed; Q & A was via audience-submitted cards thru organizers
Editorial: Artificial Restrictions Marred 2nd Dist. Candidate Encounter
|New: Vice Mayor Lowenthal Confirms Possible Mayoral Run, audio clip, click here|
Stated in after-event reporters' Q & A, question posed by PT's Eric Bradley was "Are you running for Mayor?"; development first reported Monday in Long Beach Business Journal [which quotes her as sayinig she would run for Mayor if incumbent Foster doesn't wage write-in] 2nd dist. Council candidate Janet Ballantyne raised the issue in her closing statement, above. "I really think that's sad if that's true because we really need someone in this position who's fully committed to the position and it would be sad to waste all of this time and energy for someone who's just going to abandon it actually in the next twelve months because it would take approximately that to get ready for the next race."
|New: Do You Recognize Any Of These Five Suspects Sought By LBPD Re WLB Shooting That Left One Man Dead, Two Wounded?|
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Four Vehicle Crash At Spring St./Cherry Ave. Leaves Eight Persons With Various Injuries...Including Driver of Alleged Wrong Way Vehicle in Extremely Critical Condition
Horrifying Hit & Run Becomes Murder: Midnite Hour Driver Hits Parked Car Area 11th/Stanley, Then Allegedly Runs Down 27 Yr Old LB Man Who Witnessed Crash, Drags Him Before Hitting Three Other Parked Cars; Witness Perishes, Driver Flees On Foot
Special Event Coverage / On-Demand Audio: Hear Them: Fourth Council District Candidates Face Audience Questions -- And Each Other -- At Stearns Park Neighborhood Ass'n Forum
With Audio: Senator Alan Lowenthal Joins In Blocking Bill That Would Prevent Further 10% Pay Raises For Top CSU Administrators; He Chairs Committee & Is Present But Remains Silent And Is Recorded As "No Vote Recorded"
Sen. Lowenthal votes to advance measure allowing top CSU administrators pay raises up to 10%
Follow-Up / First (Again) on LBReport.com: Woman In Full Cardiac Arrest In Downtown High Rise Is Brought Back To Life By LBFD Engine 1 Firefighters, Dispatched At Or Near Period When LBFD Had No Immediately Available Med Rescue Units
LBPD Investigating Fatal Shooting of 38 Yr Old Man In Motel (Area 7th/Alamitos) Fri Nite
Two Men Shot In Alley, Area Hill St./ Elm Ave. (Fri. Mar 23)
Follow-Up: CSULB Undergrad Who Ran For ASI President Advocating Change In "49'ers" and "Prospector Pete" Symbols ("Offensive to Many Students And Don't Make Sense") To Honor Indigenous Tongva Tribe Doesn't Make Runoff
First (Again) on LBReport.com: LB Fire Dept. Ran Out of Available Responding Units Amid Large Number Of Medical Responses w/in 90 Min. Period Weds. Afternoon (Mar. 21), Had To Call Downey (L.A. County) & Pvt. Ambulance Firm To Respond; LBFD Mgm't Says Situation Is Unusual, But Not Unheard Of
Councilwoman Schipske notes LB had two additional responding units before Council majority implemented cuts under Mayor Foster's "proportional budget reductions"; Schipske, Gabelich & Neal last year sought to use oil revenue to avert some cuts and brought agenda item this past Tuesday (Mar. 20) to get details on responses in wake of cuts
With VIDEO: LB School Board's Newest Member Is...Diana Craighead
Millikan High PTA Prez is chosen by LB School Board incumbents to fill vacancy due to exit of Dr. David Barton (who cited health reasons); TALB sought election to fill vacancy, was unsuccessful in seeking injunction to prevent Board action
Long Beach Fire Chief Alan Patalano Announces His Retirement; Exiting Chief Had Expressed Unease With Mayor-Mgr. "Proportional Budget Reductions" (re 4 Person vs. 3 Person Engine/Truck Staffing) Last Year
Documents: See State Contractors License Board Stipulation in Settlement & Decision (1996) Signed by John Watkins Following Agency Accusation
Extended audio coverage coming: Fourth Council District Candidates Forum Tonight @ Tucker Elementary School
Updated / Perspective: Council Incumbent Suja Lowenthal's Misnamed "Season of
LDS Formal Draws 350+ Young People
4th dist. Council Candidate John Watkins' CA Contractors License Was Revoked in 1996 By Contractors State License Board Citing These Grounds; We Ask Him About This And He Tells Us...
Austin Campaign Cites Support Of "Uptown Councilmembers, Past & Present"
Body Of This Marine -- Previously Known Only As "John Doe 155" -- Was Found in ELB (Spring St. Near 605 Fwy) in 1974; LBPD Asks If Anyone Has Info About What Happened
Man Robbed At Gunpoint In Los Altos Residential Neighborhood, 5800 block Los Santos
See Graphics Of What Metro Consultants Are Planning For 710 Fwy: Up To 14 Lanes (10 "Mixed Flow" Lanes Alongside Four Lane "Freight Corridor" Elevated For Much Of Area South of 405), Expected To Produce More Diesel Pollution Than Doing Nothing, Only Slightly Lower If "Zero Emission/Automated Guidance" Added
In Detail: Read FPPC Advice Letter To City Att'y Office re Vote-or-Recusal For Harbor Comm'n President Wise re WTC as Possible PoLB HQ
Extended Audio Coverage: Mayor Foster Says There'll Be Upcoming Service Reductions, Says "Proportional Reductions" Need To Be More Carefully Made With Some Programs Possibly Consolidated Or Collapsed Completely...And Some Gov't Functions May Be Better Performed by Private Sector And Give City Hall A Revenue Stream
Reiterates he's not prepared to advocate tax increase until he's satisifed City has done all it can to avoid one and says City hasn't reached that point...yet
VIDEO of 2012 "St. Baldrick's Day" at Cubberley K-8 School...As Over 100 Kids + Many Adults (Including LB Firefighters) Have Their Heads Shaved To Raise Money To Fight Childhood Cancers; You Can Support Them Online
LBPD Has Live Video Mobile Security Cams Deployed on 2nd St. (As on New Year's Eve) To Enable Rapid Response If Needed For St. Patrick's Day Crowds
Sizable LBPD Presence Thurs. Mar 15 Spring/Palo Verde After Woman In Her 80s Is Hit By Vehicle in Parking Lot, Serious Injuries, No Arrests/Citations
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A Year Passes After Five Perish In Plane Crash At LB Airport, And...
In Detail: LB Chamber PAC (backing Watkins) vs. POA PAC & LA County AFL-CIO PAC (backing O'Donnell) Fuel Fourth Council Dist. Election Mailers & More
Candidate Supernaw (getting none of the above) says voters wonder what's behind all the money
Via BelmontShore.Patch.com: Two Women Walking In Belmont Shore Neighborhood (100 block Nieto) Tues. Nite Robbed By Two Men, One Of Whom Had a Firearm
CSULB Undergrad Running For ASI President Says School's "49'ers" and "Prospector Pete" Mascot Are "Offensive to Many Students And Don't Make Sense" & Should Be Changed To "Long Beach State University Tongva Rebels"
Via CalWatchdog.com: Dem Legislators Urge Cal State to Disclose True Amount of Executive Compensation
Media Review: LBCC Release / Story Text Bylined To "Staff Reports"
Happy 104th Birthday, Octavio Orduno, Believed To Be "World's Oldest Bicyclist"; See VIDEO As He Rides Thru LB
Friday (Mar. 16) Is "St. Baldrick's Day" At ELB's Cubberley K-8 School When Kids & Adults Have Their Heads Shaved To Raise Money To Fight Childhood Cancers; You Can Support Them Online
Supervisor Don Knabe Will Run Unopposed On June 2012 Ballot
Updated / VIDEO Added: L.A. County Democratic Party Endorses Al Austin Over Lillian Kawasaki in LB's 8th Council District
Veteran Community Advocates Laurie Angel (NLB) & Mike Kowal (Los Cerritos-Bixby Knolls) Endorse Al Austin In 8th dist. Council Race
State Sen. Alan Lowenthal Skeds
May 2011 photo via Charlie McGrail
Opinion: Death to 2013 Police Academy Class
by Dan Pressburg
UPDATE: LB School Board Applicants Narrowed to 22 (From 27) For Vacated ELB/Lakewood Seat; Details On Selection Procedure
CA Republican Party Endorsement in LB-OC Cong Race Goes To DeLong (Over Kuykendall)
DeLong's Response To Kuykendall: If LB Allocates More Funding To Police & Fire, Will Be Forced To Close Libraries, Cancel Parks & Rec Pgms, Stop Repairing Streets & Sidewalks
Kuykendall Says LB's Declining Police Levels Show DeLong "Derelicton of Duty" That Fails To Keep Neighborhoods Safe And Shows DeLong Shouldn't Be Sent to Congress To Keep Nation Safe
Hear/See Script Of Anti-O'Donnell Robo Call, Part of Chamber PAC Blitz Including Mailer & Website Blasting O'Donnell 4th dist. Write-In
The "Who" Of the Story: Who Is the LB Chamber of Commerce PAC?
4th Council dist Heads-Up: LB Police/Firefighter PACs Make Independent Expenditure Of $250+ For Something In Support of O'Donnell
Extended Audio Coverage: Hear Them: 8th Council District Candidates Al Austin vs. Lillian Kawasaki At Los Cerritos Forum; Successor To Councilwoman Gabelich Will Have Citywide Decisionmaking Power Public Safety, City Services & Spending, Land Use & Development Citywide
Extended Audio Coverage: Hear Them: LB School Board Incumbent Dr. Felton Williams vs. Challenger Ricardo Linarez At Wrigley Candidate Forum; Election Victor Will Have Voting Power On LBUSD Policies Citywide On Budget Cuts/Spending & Campus Impacts
Passage: Eric Hayhurst, LB Scout Leader
Reader Photos: Reader's Pix As F18 Taxis & Takes-Off From LB Airport, March 10
4th Council District Residents Report Robo Calls + Mailer -- And We Spot Website -- Blasting Councilman O'Donnell's Write-In Re-Election Bid; Mailer & Website Appear To Related To...
Mar. 11 is Friends of LB Animals' "Benefit for the Animals" at LB Playhouse; Enjoy Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure March 11 And Support LB's All-Volunteer Spay/Neuter/Education Group; Tickets Just $25 At Locations Listed Here
LBPD + DNA Evidence + Cold Case Homicide Unit = Two Suspects ID'd in 1986 LB Murder; One Suspect Died in 2003, But Another Is Arrested and Faces DA-Filed Murder & Robbery Charges
CA Coastal Comm'n Eases One Restoration Req't On Loynes-South Parcel Owner: No Need For Impermeable Cap On Bulldozed/Disturbed Former Dump Site But Other Revegetation Req'ts Remain
Man Shot, 1700 block E. 8th St. (Near Gaviota), Early Evening Tues. (Mar. 6)
Cong. Laura Richardson Falls One Vote Short Of Getting LB Democratic Club Endorsement
340 Ton Big Rock Rolls Thru Downtown; LBReport.com Carries Live Webcast Overnight (See Screen Save Photos)
Big Rock's Final Hours In Bixby Knolls Continue Drawing Crowds
Big Rock's Final Hours In LB Draw Crowds, LBReport.com Prepares 2nd LIVE Webcast Starting at 11 p.m...as Rock Rolls Downtown
340 Ton Rock Has Arrived in Long Beach in Bixby Knolls. LBReport.com Had LIVE Webcast Weds. Morning, Here Are Events Planned By BKBIA For Today...And Webcast Host Will "Walk With the Rock" Thru Central & Downtown LB Tonight
City Mgm't Tells Council And Taxpayers: LB's Current City Hall Service Levels Aren't Sustainable; Proposes Adjusting Some Proportional Reductions; Raises Option Of Ballot Measure Tax Increase To Fund Replenishment Police Academy; Several Councilmembers Indicate Interest in Tax, None Advocate Funding Replenishment Academy Now Or In FY13 (If Voters Don't Approve Tax)
City management doesn't provide documenting memo or report, offers slideshow presentation
No, Aquarium of Pacific Didn't Pull Its Ads From Limbaugh Show Because It Never Advertised on His Nat'l Show; Aquarium Ads Carried on Local Traffic Reports During Show (From Which Limbaugh Show Doesn't Get Revenue)
Tuesday Night Via BelmontShore.Patch.com: Man Killed by Passport Bus After Stepping Off Curb on Davies Bridge
First (Again) on LBReport.com: Re SEADIP Update: What Two Add'l Things Does Lyon (Owner of "Pumpkin Patch") Want City Hall To Do Re City-Owned Parcel Adjacent To Office Bldgs At "Marketplace"? Company's LB Advocate, Mike Murchison, Tells Us...
First (Again) On LBReport.com: LBReport.com Obtains City Mgm't Memo To Mayor, Councilmembers Re SEADIP Update; City Says Private Developer (Lyon) Will Advance $1 Mil In In-Kind Services IF City Enacts Development Moratorium/Development Restrictions AND....
File image above: Current SEADIP area
Subsequent coverage above: Big Rock Was In Lakewood Tuesday (See Photos), Will Move Into NLB Overnight & Arrive In Bixby Knolls By Daybreak Wednesday
LBUSD Mgm't Seeks Board Approval For Two Scenarios: CA Voter Approval of Nov. Tax Increase, OR CA Voter Rejection Of Nov. Tax Increase, Which Mgm't Says Could Prompt Consideration Of...
Subsequent developments above Here's Latest On Events Planned As Bixby Knolls Welcomes 340 Ton Rock's Arrival
LBPD Arrests Two Additional Suspects In 2011 Murder of Alleged Marijuana Distributor
Mon. Mar. 5: Car Veers Off Westbound 91 Fwy Just East Of Cherry Ave., Hits Tree, Comes To Rest Against Fence Adjacent To Generator & Two Propane Tanks Near Rear Of Target Store; Engine 12 Arrives To Find Large Volume of Fire; Uses Large Water Cannon Plus Hand Lines To Knock Down Flames; Finds Car's Single Male Driver Deceased. For audio report via LBFD Public Information Officer Matt Dobberpuhl, click here.
27 Apply To Be Considered For Appointment (Not Election) To LB School Board (Rep'ing ELB-Lakewood)...And Here They Are
City Mgm't Says It Plans Lateral-Hire Fire Academy Class
UPDATED w/ VIDEO: Joint Arson Unit (LBFD / ATF / LBPD) Surveillance Nabs Suspected Arsonist Allegedly "In The Act" Just North of Downtown LB
VIDOE: Field of Dreams: 14 Yr Old Kadin Nicolau -- Pony League Baseball Player Who Survived Near-Fatal May 2011 Accident (Carson St./Studebaker Rd.) -- Tosses Out Ceremonial First Pitch At LB Pony Baseball's Season Opener
VIDEO: LB Firefighters Safely Rescue Injured Man, Was Trimming Bushes Along ELB Flood Control Channel When He Fell Approx 20 Ft. Landing On Hard Concrete; He's Transported In Serious Condition
Subsequent development above: 14 Yr Old Kadin Nicolau -- Baseball Fan/Player Focus Of Heartfelt Fundraisers After He Was Struck By A Car/Nearly Killed (May 2011, Carson St./Studebaker Rd.) -- Will Toss Out First Ball At LB Pony Baseball's Season Opener Sunday March 4 @ Whaley Park
Shots Fired Fri Nite (Mar. 2) At Couple Driving On Walnut Ave. @ 11th St.
A CA Appeals Court (in OC) Says Cities Can't Flatly Ban Medpot Outlets As Nuisances Unless City Can Show Operator Isn't Complying With State Laws Allowing Collectives...And Includes Req't That Items Dispensed Be Grown On-Site
Some LB outlets (who weren't among 18 dispensaries allowed to continue operating by a Feb. 14 City Council action) sought but were denied a Temporary Restraining Order by an L.A. court. They'd asked the court to enjoin LB City Hall from enforcing its ban on all but 18 City Hall allowed outlets, citing the case reported in this story.
LBPD Arrests Four Wilson High Students, Books Three On Allegations Of Attempted Murder Of Fellow Student in Feb. 29 After-School Assault Just Off Campus
Fourth student from Lynwood booked on allegation of destroying and/or concealing evidence
Photo by Christopher Brito
First (Again) on LBReport.com: Who's Applied To Be Considered For Appointment (Not Election) To LB School Board (Rep'ing Mainly ELB-Lakewood)? As of March 1, They Are...(With March 2 Application Deadline)
Joint Arson Unit (LBFD / ATF / LBPD) Surveillance Nabs Suspected Arsonist Allegedly "In The Act" Just North of Downtown LB This Morning
Subsequent developments above 340 Ton Megalith Rock Will Travel Thru Long Beach On Its Way To Art Exhibit (As "Levitated Mass") At L.A. County Museum of Art; Will Be Visible Day-Long In Bixby Knolls; BKBIA Planning Related Events; Coverage Coming on LBReport.com
Sic Transit: Via TMZ.com: Davy Jones of the Monkees Dies at 66 (Heart Attack)Video below: Singing Daydream Believer (beautiful song, lyrics by John Stewart) on Feb. 18, 2012 in NYC.
Updated: What Do Repub Cong. Candidates Gary DeLong & Steve Kuykendall Think of Dem Cong. Candidate / State Sen. Alan Lowenthal's Bill To Let Marine Fuel Avoid Full Amount Of CA's Sales/Use Tax? We Asked Them And...
Media Review: Echo Chamber?
Editorial: Finally: Accountability For CSU's Administrators' Salaries And Tuition Hikes: Bd. of Trustees President's Reconfirmation Stopped By Repub Who Speaks Dem Words
Guest Opinion: Sac'to Finance 101: "I Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday..."
By Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Ass'n
Monday (Feb. 27) rain brought hail: Some hail was reported in the area of Woodruff Ave/Carson St. at about 6:28 p.m., also in Naples from about 6:55-7:00 p.m.
Coroner Says Cause of Death Blunt Force Trauma, Mode of Death A Homicide, Re Joanna Ramos
LBPD Says It's Continuing To Conduct "Very Intense & Detailed Investigation" Following Death of Joanna Ramos (Who Died Just Hours After An After-School, Off-Campus Fight Near Willard Elementary School)
Follow-Up Above In Depth: State Sen. Alan Lowenthal Introduces Bill That Would Let Ship Fuel (Including Bunker Fuel) Continue Avoiding Full Payment Of CA's Sales/Use Tax
Shipping industry-sought tax break is co-authored by Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal...and is proposed while Governor Brown seeks voter approval to raise CA's sales tax on most consumer transactions