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|New: Man Shot In Broad Daylight, 2200 block E. 14th St. (b/w Cherry & Junipero)
Today: UPDATE: At 7:00, Peninsula Power Restored; Sizable Belmont Shore/Peninsula Edison Power Outage
Today: DA Files Multiple Felony Charges -- Including Attempted Murder Counts -- After NLB Standoff / Shooting of Code Enforcement Inspector
First (Again) on LBReport.comProposed El Dorado Park Dog Park, Previously Described As Facility To Be Built/Run With Privately Raised Funds, Quietly Slated To Receive At Least $31,300, Perhaps Up To $65,000, From 4th Council District Infrastructure Funds
Amazing Photo: NASA Releases This Panoramic Image From Surface of Mars
This Coming Saturday: 7th Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo Set For Sat.
Photo Essay: July 4th Freedom Fest
by Diana Lejins
Photo Essay: July 4, 2012: Long Beach Junior Concert Band Performs At California Gardens
by Diana Lejins
As Seen LIVE: State Senate Approves Funding For High Speed Rail; Senator Lowenthal Votes "No"; Senators Wright & Lieu Vote "Yes"
"Long Beach Central Project Area Council" (LB CPAC) Is Launched (In Former RDA PAC's Wake); Independent Group's First Meeting Opposes
Las Vegas Man Found Shot To Death (Multiple Gunshots) In Parked Car, 1300 block Temple Ave. (just north of Anaheim St.)
Read LBPD Info/Details On What Happened In NLB: Suspect Taken Into Custody After LB Code Enforcement Inspector Is Shot/Wounded
K9 Unit, Bomb Squad Unit, Tear Gas + SWAT End Nearly Seven Hour Standoff
LBReport.com Began Following Story in 8 a.m. Hour
LB Muni Band Draws Big Opening Night Crowd @ Marine Stadium; Council Vote Last Year Shrank Schedule to 18 Shows This Year; Council's Coming Budget Vote In September, Plus Privately Raised Sums, Will Decide Next Year's Schedule
Here's LB Muni Band Schedule
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Giant Photo Essay: How Long Beach Celebrated the 4th of July (Part 1 of 2); LB Marked Independence Day In Independent Ways
VIDEO: See What Thousands Saw As Queen Mary Fireworks Lit Up Long Beach Shore by Joe Mello
LBReport.com Community Correspondent
Subsequent developments above "Declaration of Independence" Signed In Philadelphia, Asserts Right To Self-Rule No Longer Accountable To Royal Authority, Cites "History of Repeated Injuries and Usurpations"
On-Demand Video above July 4th Freedom Fest Tonight (5:00-8:30 p.m.) @ Rosie the Riveter Park (Clark Ave./Conant Street); No Fireworks But Meaningful Words, Music And Food Trucks Nearby
On-Demand Video comingLB's All Volunteer Jr. Concert Band Gets Big Gig: July 4th Free Concert To Preview LB's Newest Park At Highest Point In LB (2745 Orange Ave. b/w Willow/Spring
Review: A New Tradition For Long Beach
by Dan Pressburg
Photo credit: Holly Pressburg
Statement by the Publisher: When Barbarians Were At The Gate
Opinion: Long Beach Is Shortchanging Itself On Oil Revenue, November Ballot Measure Could Update Old Verbiage, Bring City Millions For Police/Fire/Street Repair/Libraries/Recreation
Says Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske
Opinion: Renewal of DLBA/PBID Is Far From "Done Deal" Despite Rubberstamping By City Council
by Sandra Rendell, Spokesperson, Downtown Homeowners Unite
Opinion: Term Limits: The Voter-Enacted Initiative That Some Don't Remember
by Dan Pressburg
Editorial: The Whole City Is Watching
Common Sense: Opinion by Terry Jensen: Good Or Bad Deal For Taxpayers? Info & Answers Needed Before Council Leases Parking Spaces To 6th/Pine Owner
Editorial: Now, It's the Voters' Turn (Revisiting Sept. 2011 Editorial)
Opinion: Common Sense: Important Questions Not Asked, Answers Needed Re Uncollected Parking Ticket Revenue
by Terry Jensen
"We need to know [the answers to a number of questions] before we allow the Mayor and Council to outsource any departments or try to burden taxpayers with any new taxes..."...MORE
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|Video Showing Portions Of An LBPD Enforcement Action Re A LB Medpot Outlet Under Review By Department; Percolates Into L.A. News Media; Excessive Force?
Council Narrowly Defeats (4-5) Motion To Let 14-18 Medical Marijuana Outlets Continue Operating Till CA Supreme Court Rules On Medpot Issues; Unanswered: To What Extent Is LB's Ban On Others (Which Will Apply As Of
Also at Tuesday's City Council meeting:
Councilwoman Schipske removes the item from consideration (further to follow).
Council votes 9-0 to accept the grant without questions.
Subsequent development above Editorial: Council Oversight Overdue Before Vote Tonite After What City Hall Told Sac'to To Get Nearly $4 Mil For 7th/Alamitos/MLK ("Armory Park")
Subsequent development above Intense Lobbying Targets Proposal By Schipske-Gabelich-Neal To Update/Adjust LB's Oil Production Tax -- On Oil Producers -- To More Closely Parallel Signal Hill; Chamber Wants Measure (Which Proposes Using Add'l Oil Revenue for Police/Fire/Infrastructure) Sent To Budget Oversight Committee (Chair = DeLong), Chamber Says "Impact On Long Beach and Its Corporate Citizens Must Be Taken Into Consideration"
AND Funding For Police, Fire, Infrastructure, Libraries, Rec Services Without Taxing Ordinary Taxpayers? Councilmembers Schipske, Neal & Gabelich Propose Nov. Ballot Measure To Let Voters Update/Adjust LB's Oil Production Tax -- On Oil Producers -- To More Closely Parallel Signal Hill
Subsequent development above CA 2d dist. Court of Appeal -- Whose Rulings Are Controling Authority In L.A. County -- Strikes Down L.A. County Supervisors' Blanket Ban On Medpot Outlets (in unincorporated areas), Reasoning It Conflicts With And Is Preempted by State Laws Allowing Storefront Medical Marijuana Outlets
AND Subsequent development above Lowenthal, Neal & Gabelich Agendize
City Mgr. Names Mike DuRee New LB Fire Chief
Assembly + State Senate Both Pass Two Major Portions of "Homeowner Bill of Rights"
Woman Visiting NLB Apt. Is Fatally Stabbed In Sunday Afternoon Dispute
Now, It's Murder: One of Two Men Shot Walk-Up, Drive-Off Shooting in NW NLB (67th/Butler) Dies
Follow-Up / AUDIO: Hear Supervisor Knabe Describe Successful Advocacy Efforts to Remove Forced Flood Insurance Text From Fed'l Bill; They Came "Down to the Wire"; He Describes What Took Place...And Advises Continued Vigilance
Major Legislative Victory: House & Senate Vote To Approve Flood Insurance Legislation That DOESN'T Impose Mandatory Flood Insurance In Areas At Low Flood Risk Protected By Levees; Last Minute Action Spares Homeowners & Comm'l Property Owners In Long Beach & Southeast L.A. County From Costly Annual Mandatory Flood Insurance Premiums
Timed As Residents Enter Holiday Period: Caltrans & Multiple Agencies Release Proposed
NLB CAG Celebration, Open House & Community BBQ Is Sunday
Stockton Files For Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Protection
Woman Shot In Drive-By, Area 15th St./Peterson Ave.
First (Again) on LBReport.com: Councilman Garcia Tells LBPD West Division Public Meeting He Won't Support Upcoming Budget Unless It Includes Police Academy Class in FY13
Funding mechanism unmentioned for now
Read Historic Ruling: Here's U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" ("Obamacare")
Glass Doors Smashed Overnight (6/26-6/27) at Bay Shore Branch Library And At 2nd St. Carwash
Via NBCLosAngeles.com: Cal/OSHA Cites Human Misjudgment in Report on Deadly CSULB Elevator Accident
Cal State Long Beach escapes blame, but many questions remain
K9 Officer Helps LBPD & U.S. Marshals Take Felony Drug Suspect Into Custody in Central LB
Sun Nite Pursuit From WLB to East Wrigley After Cops Spot Stolen Car; Suspect Crashes Into Parked Car Area LB Blvd./Eagle St., Prompting Neighborhood Search w/ K9 & Helicopter
Passenger (19 Yr Old Man) Dies In Single Vehicle Crash On 710 Fwy Near Downtown LB; Driver (18 Yr Old Woman) Is Booked By LBPD For Alleged Felony Impaired Driving/Vehicular Manslaughter
Sunday: Long Beach had a presence as the Levitated Mass that brought crowds to Bixby Knolls and downtown LB is now permanently levitating at the L.A. County Museum of Art in L.A. LB's Laurie Angel and Chuck Fowler were present. Photos below are by Linda Ivers (thank you!)
Photos above by Linda Ivers
UPDATE: LBPD Says Tireless Work By Investigation Detective + West Division Officers Brings Arrest Of Suspect Driver In
LB's All Volunteer Jr. Concert Band Gets Big Gig: July 4th Free Concert To Preview LB's Newest Park At Highest Point In LB Great Views + Great Music...Although Band STILL Needs A New Rehearsal Location
LB Water/Sewer Rates Will Remain Unchanged For Third Straight Year; Management Manages To Keep Rates Flat Despite Higher Imported Water & Pumping Costs & Less Water Consumed
USS Long Beach Will Be Disassembled, Auctioned & Sold For Scrap In Coming Weeks
Takes place while USS Iowa will bring tourists and revenue to San Pedro
Via GreaterLongBeach.com: Rose Park Residents Left Hanging By Verizon's High-Wire Act by Dave Wielenga, GreaterLongBeach.com
Further By the Numbers: O'Donnell Received 71-86% Of Votes Cast In Usually Low Turnout Western Precincts
LBPD Arrests Fraud Suspect, Recovers $200,000 In Stolen Merchandise
Four People Rescued (Three By Ladder) From Apt. Blaze, 600 block Magnolia Ave.
June 23: Friends/Family Of Brian Beato (Millikan Baseball Team Member) Schedule Fundraiser (To Help Pay Funeral Costs): Sat. June 23, 6-10 p.m. @ St. Cornelius Church
Via NBC4LA: Road-Rage Victim Arrested, CHP Confirms; Incident Includes Links to LB
In Depth Coverage w/ Audio: Hear It: What the Council Did & Didn't Say And Do When It Voted To Let Some LB Medpot Outlets Stay Open While Banning Others
City Mgm't Hired Consultant Firm Says City of LB's Per Capita Costs For Services (Incl. Police & Fire) Higher Than Median And In Some Cases At High End Compared To Other Cities
Says some savings may be possible by combining some City Depts., says public may be amenable to tax increase ballot measure
New / With
In add'l Council action Tuesday night: Re downtown PBID (annual assessment to include for the first time downtown residential property owners): Council launches mail-in ballot vote and sets Aug. date for hearing on PBID assessment (for the first time applied to downtown residential property owners). Process is sought by DLBA and supported by some downtown property owners as beneficial to them and to downtown, and is opposed by Downtown Homeowners Unite as double-taxation and
Earlier Tuesday afternoon: Council held a budget meeting to receive a presentation on "Potential Government Reform Ideas and Trends." Some information presented by hired consultants on LB's per capita costs compared to other cities was
Subsequent development above: Rose/7th St. (2nd dist.) Area Resident Repeatedly Tells Council About Alleged Impacts Of A Collective Near Him; Collective Ass'n Advocate Kemp Denies Claims; City Mgr. Makes Memo Claim re DA Policy We Can't Confirm
Subsequent development above: Editorial: Garcia Hiding From Med Pot Hot Potato, Evading Council Meeting Accountability For Costs & Impacts His Policies Helped Create
By the Numbers: 4th Council District Challenger Supernaw Carried Most Eastern Precincts/Los Altos Areas While Incumbent O'Donnell Prevailed With Large Ballot Totals In Usually Lower Turnout Western Precincts
Public Meeting Weds. June 20 To Discuss 5th dist. Traffic Issues & Infrastructure Needs; Topics Will Include Possible Changes Along Spring St. In El Dorado Park Area Where Teen Was Recently Struck/Killed Near Stevely Ave.
Man Is Shot Minutes Before Midnight, 1300 block Lemon Ave.
Wrigley Residents Roused Amid
Motorcyclist Is Killed, 5500 block E. PCH, In Collision With
First (Again) on LBReport.com: LB's
Muni Band Schedule Shrinks to 18 Concerts This Year; Here's Info From City Mgm't Memo
Rodney King, Whose Videotaped Beating by LAPD Officers Ignited Days of Looting/Rioting in LB and L.A., Found Dead at 47
VIDEO & Photo Coverage: Long Beach's Test Drive Expo Goes Beyond Ordinary Car Shows, Adds Driving Excitement For Adults, Passenger Thrills For Kids
Perspective: Via CalWatchdog.com: On-Time State Budget Full of Holes, Games, Gimmicks
by Katy Grimes
LIVE STREAMING VIDEO: Aquarium of the Pacific's "Penguin Cam" Streams New Penguin Habitat LIVE (Above AND Below Water Line)
Resident Spots Suspicious Activity, Area San Antonio/Cedar & Calls Cops; LBPD Responds, Finds & Arrests Residential Burglary Suspect
See CA Dept. of Education Rankings Of All LBUSD Schools (Academic Performance Index Scores) Compared To All CA Schools And Schools w/ "Similar" Demographics
UPDATE: Police Seek Public's Help And Now Have More Detailed Vehicle Description And Partial License Plate Of Suspect Vehicle in
In Sight & Sound: Long Beach Symphony Chamber Players + Aquarium of the Pacific = Marvelous Musical-Oceanic Experience; Hear It!
by Diana Lejins
Photo credit: Diana Lejins
Wrigley Area Advocates McDonald & Greenfeld-Wisner Describe Crime Impacts At Council's Public Safety Committee, Urge Replenishment Police Academy
LBPD Mgm't Updates Public Safety Committee On Crime Stats and LBPD Staffing Levels, Says Need For Replenishment Police Academy Class "Is Compelling" If Funding Resources Can Be Identified, PD Working w/ Mgr. On Plan For Council In A Couple of Months
LBPD Mgm't Says It Plans Demonstration/Validation Test Shortly Of A Type Of Gunfire-Location Technology But Not "ShotSpotter" System; Calls It A Similar, Cost-Effective Technology That Was Deployed in Iraq And Can Be Mobile
VIDEO Coverage: LBPD Says It Has Arrested Alleged Leaders & Multiple Members of Baby Insane Crips Gang; Links Gang to 13 LB Shootings In Three Series & At Least One Murder Since Nov. 2009
June 13, 8:17 p.m.: 4.1 Quake Near Yorba Linda Lightly Felt in LB
Perspective: Inconvenient Truths vs. Flinching Crime Stats & Bureaucratically Boosted PD Staffing
Via Reuters: World Health Organization Reclassifies Diesel, Now Puts It Among Substances With Definite Links To Cancer (Same Risk Category As Asbestos, Arsenic and Tobacco)
Perspective / Amnesia File w/ Audio: As Council's Public Safety Committee Meets Today On Police Levels, See/Hear What It Did & Didn't Do On Replenishment Police Academy Class And Other Items
LBReport.com photo: Jan 31, 2012 Committee meeting
With AUDIO: Council's State Legislation Committee (O'Donnell, Johnson, Garcia) Votes 3-0 To Recommend Full Council Endorse SB 1243 (Would Let Shippers Continue To Avoid Paying Full Amount of CA's Sales/Use Tax On Marine Fuel)
When no Committee member asks about State Bd of Equalization estimate that continuing exemption will cost state approx. $90-137.5 million annually (incl. local revenue losses), LBReport.com asks about this; hear Committee members' responses
Mother Who Gave Birth And With Child's Grandma Invented Story Of Finding Infant At Gas Stn. Both Admit Guilt To City Prosecutor Charges...And Both Have Now Been Sentenced
Cluster Mgm't At PressTelegram & Eight Other Former Independent Local Dailies To Make Further Editor/Newsroom Changes; Read Their Memo
Video on LiveLeak.com Shows An LBPD Arrest; See It...And LBPD Statement
Hit & Run Driver Allegedly Kills Pedestrian Crossing Anaheim @ Linden; Police Say Driver & His Passenger Allegedly Exited Their Vehicle, Approached Victim, Then Left
Belmont Shore Business Robbed, 5200 block 2nd St. VIDEO & Photo Coverage: Emotion-Packed 2nd Annual Jalen & Breanna Thayer Memorial Run/Walk Recalls Lives, Plans For The Future
This happened at 10th St./Roswell Ave. at late afternoon/early evening Sunday June 10
Photo credit: Chris Brito
LB Violent Crimes Year To Date Up Almost 6%, Property Crimes Up A Little Over 12% Citywide; In East Division (46% of LB East of Cherry to City Limit), No Increase in Violent Crimes But Property Crimes Up Almost 22% Over Last Year
Updated Tally: DeLong Within 3.6 Percentage Points of Lowenthal Districtwide
LBPD + Multiple Agencies Incl. U.S. Marshal Service Conduct
Subsequent coverage above Saturday Morning Is 2nd Annual Jalen & Breanna Thayer Memorial 5K Run/Walk @ Patrick Henry Elem. School
Editorial / Appreciation: On Ray Bradbury
Sharp Eyed LB Cops Spot Stolen Vehicle in East Wrigley; One Suspect Swiftly Arrested, Another Hides/Barricades Himself In Neighborhood Shed & SWAT Gets Him Out, 2400 block Earl Ave.
Woman Is Beaten/Badly Abused By Group of Males, June 6 Approx. 3 a.m. Area Anaheim St./Redondo Ave.
Via BelmontShore.Patch.com: Two Women Robbed At Gunpoint on 2nd St./LaVerne Ave. in Belmont Shore, June 5 Approx. 1:20 a.m.
2nd Annual Jalen & Breanna Thayer Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Is This Saturday,
Passage / Archival VIDEO: Ray Bradbury, Famed Author of Fahrenheit 451 And Outspoken Critic of LB RDA/City Hall Plans To Demolish Acres of Books Bookstore, Sic Transit
State Leg. Committee Chair O'Donnell Agendizes Item Recommending Approval of SB 1243 (Would Let Shippers Continue Avoiding Full Amount of CA's Sales/Use Tax On Marine Fuel They Buy); Measure Recently Passed Senate, Is Now In Assembly
First (Again) on LBReport.com: Largest City Employee Union (IAM) Wins Proposed Order From Public Employment Relations Board ALJ Concluding City Hall-Imposed Furloughs Violated State Law (Without Bargaining To Agreement or Impasse) And Ordering City To "Make Whole" Employees "Adversely Affected"
City Att'y will recommend appealing proposed ruling in upcoming Council closed session
WITH VIDEO: Councilman O'Donnell Is