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New: LB Ministers Alliance Announces Weekly Night Walks In Effort To "Curb Crime In Neighborhoods And Build Community Strength"
New: City Prosecutor Doug Haubert Files Case Stemming From Alleged Sexual Battery Of A Nine Year While Inside A Long Beach Business
New: City Manager Taps Tom Modica For Ass't City Mgr; Choice Will Come To Council Nov. 11


New: Double Drive-By Shooting, Area Atlantic/Artesia, Early Evening Thurs (Oct. 23); It's Second NLB Double-Shooting In Six Days

Red Xs=2014 murders; Blue Xs=2014 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs=shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence. Map accounts for shootings in NLB area only.

Long Beach Pays Respects, Bids "Arrivederci," To Vincenzo Cristiano
Carina Cristiano Returns Home Following Her Father's Funeral...And Finds Her ELB Home Burglarized
LBPD Issues Release With Info; Woman Is Killed, Man Injured In Three-Vehicle Collision, Cherry Ave./33rd St.
LBPD Has Suspect In Custody After A Man Is Stabbed Weds Afternoon (Oct. 22) In Downtown Long Beach (Area 5th St Just West of LB Blvd.)
AUDIO: Council Votes 9-0 To Approve Three Garcia Planning Comm'n Appointees (UP RR Port-Affairs Rep, IBEW VP, South Bay Latino Chamber of Commerce CEO)
  • AUDIO: Mayor Garcia Blocks WLB Community Advocate From Asking City Att'y If Garcia's Appointees Have Possible Conflicts of Interest In Speculated Future Upzoning Of WLB SCE Land Related To BNSF-Sought Railyard; Garcia Claims Only He Can Ask City Att'y A Question (And Doesn't); Councilmembers Could Ask Question(s) But Don't
  • One Garcia Planning Comm'n Nominee (City of LA Planning Director) Application Is Pulled For Now As Lawyers Examine Possible Conflicts
    Second Lengthy, Still Secret, Council Session Re Choice of New Ass't City Mgr. And Job Performance of Current City Manager Runs To 1:48 a.m...With No Reportable Action
    Council OK's Belmont Shore Rebuild At Cost Now Estimated To Reach Nearly $104 Mil, Adds Nearly $5 Mil To Include Movable Floor, Diving Well + 600 More Seats
    Union Pacific RR Port-Affairs Rep, Proposed By Garcia For Planning Comm'n, Submitted Application Just Days Before Appointment Announced; See Portion of His Resume Text And UP RR's Campaign Contribution Recipients
    How Did Mayor Garcia Get So Many Chances To Choose New City Commissioners?
    LBPD Detectives Pursue Tip, Locate & Arrest Suspect In Jan. '14 Sexual Assault (LB Blvd/15th St.)...And DA Files Eight Felony Counts
    Ha! (A Continuing Series): Hear It: In Major Market Broadcast Ads, Gov. Brown Mangles Name of Long Beach-OC State Senate Candidate He Calls One Of His "Closest Allies"

    Long Beach Man Charged With Murder During Robbery/Carjacking of CSU Northridge Student
    An Appreciation: Vincenzo Cristiano -- In His Own Words

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

    "...I was a bit nervous as I walked through the front door and made my way past the booths and tables covered with red checked tablecloths and the enormous "Blue Grotto" picture on the North wall. I was on my way to the to the kitchen to check in with Vincenzo and Inge Cristiano for my first night as Nino's one and only night shift dish washer...:" MORE

    Sat Night Collision: Carson St. @ Palo Verde Ave.; LB Firefighters Use "Jaws of Life" For Extrication; Two Trauma Patients Taken To Hospital
    Three Firefighters Injured, A Dog Dies, Another Dog Injured, In Predawn Business Blaze, Area 4th/Bonito
    Fire was next to, but didn't affect, historic "Coffee Pot" building

    Photo by Cathy Franklin
    Saturday Fire That Sent Smoke Across 405 Fwy Left Three LB Firefighters Injured (Two With Second Degree Burns)
    Police Chief + Fire Chief + Public Works Director Implement "Emergency Action Plan" Given "Significant Public Safety Concerns" From Magnitude Of Planned SCE Power Outage Sat Nite-Sunday Morning; SCE Says Much Of Its Work Will Be In SE LB And Residents/Busines In Areas Affected Are Being Notified In Advance
    Two Men Shot While Driving Area Cherry Ave./South St. (Oct. 17)

    Sports / ON-DEMAND VIDEO As Seen LIVE: Big Turnovers On Both Sides -- Including 100 Yard Millikan Touchdown Run (See It) -- As Millikan Outscores Wilson, 48-27

    Wilson passes near goal line...

    ...and Millian intercepts for 100 yard touchdown run

    VIDEO COVERAGE is made possible in part by Cirivello's! Since 1965, Cirivello's has been a community focused, family-owned restaurant. Click here for info. Your friends are at Cirivello's, 4115 Viking Way (near Bellflower/Carson.)

    AND click here to support Millikan High at where you can choose from multiple items in the Millikan High WebStore. Great gifts for the coming holidays!
    See Details On Dueling Civic Center Developer Operators, Would Cut Main Public Library Size, Put Hotel, Commercial, Residential On What's Now Public Land + Possible Inclusion Of Port HQ
    Foul Odor Follow-Up: SCAQMD Exec. Officer Emails This Reply After Readers Respond To "Action Editorial"; We Publish Dr. Wallerstein's Reply In Full
    Subsequent coverage above:
    Arrangements for Vincenzo Cristiano -- Family Patriarch And Founder of Nino's In Bixby Knolls
    As Seen LIVE: Oct. 14 "Study Session" On Proposed New Civic Center Lets Two Remaining Competing Developer/Operators Present Artist Renderings & Videos Without Financial Details; Mayor Garcia Promises Details Oct. 15; DLBA, Downtown Residents Praise Proposals; Retired Councilwoman Gabelich and Retired Deputy City Attorney McCabe Urge Caution, Seek Add'l Info
    Ralph's at "Iron Triangle" (PCH/Bellflower/7th) Will Close Nov. 8
    by Joe Segura
    Special to

    Sic Transit: Vincenzo Cristiano -- Family Patriarch And Founder of Nino's In Bixby Knolls -- Has Passed Away; Words Today Are From His Daughter Carina

    Source: Carina Cristiano Facebook page
    Shots Fired At Midmorning, 2000 block LB Blvd.; A Parked Vehicle Is Damaged, No Persons Hit

    Red Xs=2014 murders; Blue Xs=2014 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs=shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence. Map accounts for shootings in displayed area only.
    Insightful LBPD Detective + Alert Resident = Arrest + DA Filed Charges Against LB Man Alleging Convenience Store Robberies (Attempted & Completed)
    Perspective: Long Beach No Longer Has An LBPD Field Anti-Gang Unit. How'd That Happen?

    City Staff Quietly Proceeding With Plan To Build New Belmont Plaza Pier, Would Tap Tidelands After Completing Pool Rebuild
    by Joe Segura
    Special to

    Sports / VIDEO: SEE IT: Hard Fought, Hard Loss For Millikan Homecoming: Cabrillo 26, Millikan 13's LIVE and ON-DEMAND REPLAY VIDEO COVERAGE was made possible by CIRIVELLO'S (click here for info). Since 1965, a community focused, family-owned restaurant...and now with a new family and the same great concept! CIRIVELLO's is East Long Beach at 4115 N. Viking Way (near Bellflower/Carson.)

    Winning Lottery Ticket (Oct. 10 Draw) Was Sold @ East Long Beach Albertsons (Spring St./Palo Verde) And It's Worth $1.2+ Mil
    Developing: West Long Beach Ass'n Board Urges Council Rejection Of Garcia Proposed Planning Comm'n Nominees
    3rd dist. Councilwoman Price Says She'll Oppose Any Proposal To Raise Parking Meter Rates in Belmont Shore
    by Joe Segura
    Special to

    Wrigley Vandalism: Oct 9: Multiple Cars "Egged" On Chestnut Ave. b/w Spring and Willow
    Two Memorial Heights Homes Hit By Burglars; Perp(s) Cut Thru Steel Security Door On One House (See Photo) But Didn't Make Entry; Two Hours Later And Two Blocks Away, Another Resident Loses Electronics And Jewelry

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    Wildlife in our Midst; See It -- LIVE and In-Person -- On Oct. 11
    by Mary Parsell
    Conservation Chair of El Dorado Audubon

    Photo by Cindy Crawford
    Mayor Garcia Chooses L.A. City Hall's Director of Planning, And Union Pacific RR's Public Affairs Director On Local Port Affairs, For LB's Planning Commission; See His Other Choices
    Oct. 7 Council Meeting Begins Nearly Two and Half Hours Late, Following Closed Session On These Two Items
    It Was An ARMED Street Robbery In Los Cerritos; Suspect Allegedly Threatened Two Victims With Knife: Los Cerritos Area Street Robbery: Bikes Stolen From Two Men Area Country Club Drive/Pacific Ave
    LBPD Officers Chase, Locate & Arrest All Three Suspects (Two Adults, One Juvenile), One Hiding In Backyard Is Found By Helicopter & K9 Unit; Bikes Recovered
    Peninsula Residents + Port Officials Watchful To See If Higher Than Usual High Tides + Former Tropical Storm/Now Tropical Depression Simon + Damaged Breakwater Produce Swells In LB
    Long Beach Residents Plan To Urge CA Coastal Comm'n Not To Waive Coastal Development Permit Re City Hall Plan To Demolish Belmont Plaza Pool
    Did You See It? As Promised, Int'l Space Station Was Visible Early Evening Tues. (Oct. 7)

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    Updated SCAQMD Map Shows Estimated Cancer Risks From Multiple Air Toxics Applying Latest Health Standards; Pollutants Down From 2005 But Agency Says Previous Health Effects Were Underestimated

    Study estimates air pollution cancer risks but not pulmonary or cardiac diseases
    Sic Transit: 60's Rocker Paul Revere of The Raiders Is Gone
    VIDEO & Photo Coverage: LB Firefighters, Police Officers & Lifeguards Make 28-Mile Relay Swim From Catalina To Long Beach In Fundraiser For Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center @ Miller Children's Hospital
    VIDEO and text via Dan Halverson Community Correspondent

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    Latest From Long Beach's Justin Rudd In Kenya: He Runs Half-Marathon During Trip With Lakewood-Based Christian Group Helping Children Orphaned By AIDS; See Photo Galleries

    Smoke Plume From Santa Fe Springs 4-Alarm Chemical Fire Clearly Visible In Long Beach (10+ Miles Away)

    Photo by Charlie McGrail
    Heat Relief: Sat's (Oct. 4) high temp was 92 degrees (with 16% humidity) at LB Airport. Same high recorded at the KE6JDC private weather station (Palo Verde/Stearns area)
  • Perspective / Viewpoints

    New / Opinion: Third In A Special Series: Civic Center: An Open Letter to Councilmember Stacy Mungo and 5th District Residents (And Anyone Who Cares About Long Beach)

    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"
    Opinion: Second in a Special Series: Civic Center: "A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity" OR "Just Another Stupid And Expensive Idea"?
    Opinion: First in a Special Series: Civic Center: "A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity" Or The Biggest Boondoggle in Long Beach History?
    Common Sense 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"
    Ha! (New Periodic Feature): Council Vote Makes 7th dist. Budget Meeting Mockery...So Meeting Morphs

    Opinion: Let Them Drive Teslas
    By Jon Coupal
    President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Ass'n

    Opinion: Here's A List of Top Reasons Why Park Patrol Program Doesn't Work
    by Claudia Schou *
    Ms. Schou is a Bluff Park resident and advocate for public safety at city parks

    Editorial: City Mgm't Memo On Park Ranger Pgm Materializes At Midmorning, See It Here: [Previous] In the Dark: Here's What Public Sees Saw On Restoring Park Rangers



    Opinion: What Fire Chief Says Isn't What I'm Hearing About "Monomedic" Paramedic System
    by Les Robbins
    Mr. Robbins represented LB's 5th Council district from 1988-1998. Photo above by Mr. Robbins

    Editorial: A Potential Ray Of Hope On Public Safety
    Editorial: Past Precedent, Present Excuses And Public Safety
    Opinion: New Council Needs To Do Its Homework, Ask Tough Questions And Repair Damages Done To Long Beach's Fire And Paramedic Service

    by Les Robbins
    Mr. Robbins represented LB's 5th Council district from 1988-1998. Photo above by Mr. Robbins

    Opinion: Mayor and Council Records Shouldn't Be Destroyed
    By Retired Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske

    Editorial: Wear This At Tues (Aug. 5) "Nat'l Nite Out" (These Locations)
    Editorial: Wear This At Upcoming Events And Send A Worthy Message
    Editorial: Don't Resuscitate Deceased Economic Development Bureau(crats)
    Editorial: Respecting Diversity
    Editorial: Transparency, Disclosure Deserved For Inaugural Dollars
    Editorial: More Trees ≠ More Cops
    Opinion/Perspective: Mayor Bob Foster In Balance: Espoused Sensible Principles But In Our View Left Long Beach Worse Than He Found It In Key Areas; New Council Majority Should Reject Notion That Long Beach Can't Deliver Taxpayer Services At Levels Other Cities Do
    Editorial: An "Inaugural" Fit For Kings
    Editorial: Check/Balance Civics Lesson From Stymied Mayoral Attempt To Usurp Council Power
    Editorial: How To Pay For A World Class Belmont Plaza Pool
    Editorial: Inviting Uncontrollable Impacts At LB Airport
    Opinion: City Mgm't Position On Civic Center Rebuild Understates Future Taxpayer Costs, Gives No Basis For Current Claimed Costs, Fails To Offer Obvious Alternative, Unwisely Rushes Council Decision With Long-Term Public Consequences
    by Retired City Attorney Jim McCabe
    Includes city management response
    Editorial: Unfinished Business
    Opinion: The Election: How To Spend Big And Lose Big
    Editorial: Unaffordable
    Opinion: Irrational Decision Making Merits No Vote From Me
    by Joe Weinstein, Ph.D.

    The Night Long Beach Ran Out of Cops: Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Eight Years Ago?
    Opinion: What Is City Mgm't Trying To Hide From Council And Taxpayers On New Civic Center, And Why Are They Hiding It?
    Common Sense by Terry Jensen

    With Perspective: "For Garcia and Johnson, Leadership's Limit Is the 5th District Border"
    by Dave Wielenga,
    Opinion: Double Standard Accepts Defeat As Victory
    Common Sense by Terry Jensen

    Editorial: Latest On Lemming Run Toward Taj Mahal Civic Center: $450,000 (60% Of What's Likely Needed) Proposed On Council "Consent Calendar" For Outside Lawyers
    What LB Schools Should Do When We Get Fire Fallout
    Editorial: LB Municipal Code Says Councilmembers Shouldn't Just Vanish On Pesky Votes But Mayors Let Them Do It...And Shouldn't
    Editorial: Real Persons Here, Non-Persons Elsewhere

    Editorial: Making A Mayoral Mockery Of Public Safety
    Flashback: Editorial, Nov. 2011: "Would You Want To Live There?"
    Editorial: Council Should Say NO Tonight To Looting $2.6 Million In Pothole, Street, Sidewalk And Infrastructure Funds to Pay For This; We Propose Alternatives
    UPDATE: Council action: Passes 8-0 (Schipske absent) No questions or comments from Councilmembers regarding the use of infrastructure funds for the item.
    UPDATED / Perspective: Fed Up With "Political Graffiti?" We Invite Campaigns And Independent Committees Either To Claim The Signs We Show Here Are Lawful/Consensual Or Remove Them

    This "political graffiti" spotted in Los Altos. Email us your pix to:
    Editorial: The Election

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  • Transcript Excerpts of Historic Feb. 13, 2001 City Council Vote on QW Bay "Pike" Development
  • How ELB Traffic Project Was Canceled And $1,000,000 Diverted For Downtown Walkway; Other Projects At Traffic Circle & Iron Triangle Not Delivered As Promised
  • 2003: Independent Consultant Says City Hall "Has Created A False Impression Of Solvency"
  • Deputy City Auditor Report Shows LB Convention & Entertainment Center Operations Cost LB Taxpayers $2.5 Million in FY 2000, $3.0 Million in FY 99; Cumulative operating losses since 1978 opening exceed $60 million; City Auditor Burroughs' Recommended Action: "Receive and File"
  • Video Shows Councilman Garcia Typing, Texting, Seemingly Not Focused On Testimony During Residents' Quasi-Judicial Appeal of City's Planned Handling Of Toxic Contaminated Colorado Lagoon Soil
  • What Some Councilmembers Did While Taxpayers Testified On Toxics

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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
    RecentlyAbout a week or two agoAbout two-four weeks ago
    As Heard LIVE on Hear the CA Dept. of Public Health briefing from Sacramento on Enterovirus D68 in its entirety (including reporters' Q&A). Text coverage to follow.
    Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
    Chase Admits Massive Data Breach: 76 MILLION Household Accts + 7 Million Biz Accounts Compromised
    Company says "no evidence" hack compromised account numbers, passwords, user IDs, date of birth or SSN's; says customers' money is safe BUT names addresses, phone numbers and email addresses were compromised
    Scuba Diving Fatality At Alamitos Bay
    ELB Resident Finds And Foils Alleged Burglar Inside Residence; Alleged Perp Grabs Keys and Flees; Victim Calls Cops Who Find And Arrest Suspect
    AUDIO: HEAR Long Beach Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner re Long Beach Case of Enterovirus D68; LB Case Involved Child Under One Year Old, No Limb Weakness And Has Recovered; UPDATE: City Issues This Release
    However a second L.A. County case involved a child b/w 5-10 yrs hospitalized with limb weakness; virus has hospitalized and paralyzed children nationally and killed at least one
    Long Beach's Justin Rudd Is In Kenya Thru Oct. 13 Working With Lakewood-Based Christian Group Helping Children Orphaned By AIDS
    City Prosecutor Haubert Says His Office's "Stay Away" Court Order Program Should Stem Shore's Transient Tide, Notes Shortage of Patrol Officers + Quick Release Of Minor Offenders Has Hampered Efforts To Trim Loitering
    by Joe Segura
    Special to

    Lakewood Village Community Watch Has Compiled These September Crime Stats For Their Neighborhood
    Gov Brown Signs Legislature's Statewide Plastic Bag Ban/Paper Bag Charge
    Group Created To Rep Plastic Bag Industry Mfrs./Recyclers Plans To Collect Referendum Petition Signatures That Would Let Voters Statewide Repeal Or Approve Sac'to-Enacted Plastic Bag Ban In Nov. 2016...And Would Suspend Statewide Ban Until Then
    Another ELB Biz Becomes Crime Stat: Smart & Final Tfc Circle Store -- Just Blocks From LBPD's East Division Station -- Is Robbed Sunday Morning
    LBPD Says Man Murdered Sunday Morning Walnut/11th St. Wasn't A Gang Member; He Was 26 Yr Old From West Covina, Walking Down Street When Someone In Nearby Vehicle Fired At Him

    Red Xs=2014 murders; Blue Xs=2014 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs=shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence. Map accounts for shootings in displayed area only
    Gov. Brown Signs Bill Eliminating Suspension (K-3) Or Recommended Expulsion Of Students (K-12) For Willful Defiance of School Authorities
    Gov. Brown Signs Bill That Will Require CA University, College and Jr. College Students Who Have Sex To Be Able To Show They Had "Affirmative Consent" Of Their Sex Partner(s)...Or Risk Potential School Discipline
    New law's text: "Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time...It shall not be a valid excuse to alleged lack of affirmative consent that the accused believed that the complainant consented to the sexual activity" under bill's legal standards

    What Did Long Beach Breathe From That L.A. Port Wharf Fire? SCAQMD Says...
    Fatal Shooting, 1100 block Walnut Ave.

    Man Is Shot Roughly Eight Blocks Due North of Long Beach City Hall

    Red Xs=2014 murders; Blue Xs=2014 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs=shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence. Map accounts for shootings in displayed area only.
    ShoreLines: (1) Councilwoman Price To Speak @ Belmont Shore Res Ass'n; (2) Naples Gondolas Will Mainly Keep Going During Seawall Work

    by Joe Segura
    Special to
    Perspective: Do These Candidates In November Election Have Consent To Put Their Campaign Signs On Someone Else's Private Commercial Business Property? We Asked Them And They Said..

    Another East Long Beach Biz Becomes Victim Of Early a.m. Window-Smash Comm'l Burglary: This Time 3100 block Los Coyotes Diagonal (Just NE of Woodruff)

    Another Belmont Shore Residential Burglary: 2nd St./Livingston Dr. Area
    15th Annual Team Spirit Long Beach Breast & Ovarian Cancer 5k/10k Is Sat. a.m. Sept. 27; On-Site Registration Starts 6:30 a.m. Sat; See Map Route

    Seal Beach City Council Approves Short Term "Coyote Management Plan" That Includes Trapping Coyotes And Changing Some Human Behavior And Infrastructure, Will Also Pursue Longer Term Regional Solution
    by Joe Segura
    Special to
    With additional reporting by Bill Pearl
    Dine At One Of These 19 Restaurants Thursday, Help Comprehensive AIDS Resource & Education (CARE) Program At St. Mary Med. Ctr.
    by Joe Segura
    Special to

    Three Victims -- Two Men, One Woman -- Shot/Wounded In NLB In Midnite Hour Weds, Area 59th/DeForest

    Red Xs=2014 murders; Blue Xs=2014 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs=shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence. Map accounts for shootings in displayed area only.
    VIDEO: LBPD Seeks Public's Help In ID'ing These Two Male Suspects In "Human Trafficking" Investigation Allegedly Involving A Minor Girl

    LBPD released still image from video
    Aftermath of L.A. Port Wharf Fire: SCAQMD Issues UPDATED Advisory; LBUSD Issued Advisory To Principals; LB City Mgr. West Says 3 of 6 Cargo Container Terminals @ Port of LB Shut Down Cargo Container Operations; Smoke -- And Burning Plastic/Chemical Type Smell -- Experienced Across Parts of Long Beach
    Elderly Woman Is Attacked/Mauled By Large Dog; LB Firefighters (Engine 4) Happen To Spot Attack In Progress, Jump Off Rig, Engage The Dog, Stop The Attack; Woman Is Transported To Hospital With Traumatic (Significant) Injuries; A Firefighter Is Also Injured (Treated/Released); FURTHER: Australian Shepherd/Chow Chow Mix is Owned by the Woman It Attacked; Dog Now Under 10 Day Home Quarantine

    City Mgm't Says Its Two Remaining Dueling Developer-Operators Will Present Their Civic Center Proposals To City Council On Oct. 14, Harbor Comm'n On Oct. 27...With Voted Action On Whether To Go/No-Go With Complex "Public Private Partnership" Transaction Possible In Late November-Early December
    UPDATED w/ Statement by Cong. Lowenthal: Long Beach Congressman Alan Lowenthal Votes "No" On Pres. Obama's Request For Authority To Train/Arm Syrian Rebels Fighting "Islamic State" And "No" On Spending Bill Carrying The Syrian-Rebel Aid BUT Then Adds Text To Congressional Record Stating He Meant To Vote "Yes" On Spending Bill (That Carries Syrian-Rebel Aid)
    Belmont Shore Parking Advisory Comm'n Recommends Council Approve New "Smart" Parking Meters (Take Credit Cards + Coins)
  • Advises keeping Shore street rates as they are, double Shore parking lot rates and charge "convenience fee" for using credit cards
  • Council will decide along with rates for downtown "smart meters"
  • City Hall consultant-prepared Parking Study said current meter rates can't support new "smart" meters
    by Joe Segura
    Special to

    Additional reporting by Bill Pearl

    PD Activity Willow/Lakewood Overnight & Midmorning Monday Stemmed From One Transient Allegedly Threatening Another Transient; One Is Detained
    LB Man, Former Owner of A LB Medical Supply Company, Gets 30 Months In Fed'l Prison + Must Pay $1.5 Mil Restitution In Medicare Fraud Scheme
    Despite Burglary Alarm, El Dorado Park Estates Residential Burglary, Rooms Ransacked, Significant Loss, 7900 block Ring St.
    UPDATE: Arrested Suspect is 33 Yr Old LB Man, LBPD Says Motive Believed Gang-Related; Sun a.m. Overnight Gunfire On Northern Edge of Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Near Orange Ave.; "No Hit" Shooting; On-Call Gang Detective Responds; Officers Locate/Arrest Suspect

    Red Xs=2014 murders; Blue Xs=2014 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs=shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence. Map accounts for shootings in displayed area only.
    North Long Beach Shooting, Bullets Strike Occupied Building, 6100 block Linden Ave.

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    Council Votes 8-0 (Lowenthal Absent) To Pursue October Enacting Votes Rewriting Parts Of LB Political Contribution Law
  • Coming Council Votes Could Allow Now-Banned Transfers Of Council Campaign Contributions To Other Politicians' Campaigns, Committee Will Further Discuss Proposal To Double (Councilmembers) Or Triple (Citywide Elected) Contribution Totals To Their "Officeholder" Accounts Which Can Be Used For District Items OR Given To Political Groups and PACS
    New High Rise Rising On Ocean Blvd. @ Alamitos

    by Joe Segura
    Special to

    LBPD Suspects Someone Driving This Type Of Car Hit/Ran/Killed Danny Gomez, Seeks Public's Help With Info Re Driver's Identity...Or Who May Recognize (Now Damaged) Vehicle

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