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Continually updated Confirmed LB shootings (fatal + non-fatal + no-hit) On July 31, 2018 Mayor Garcia recommended a FY19 budget that restored 5 add'l net citywide deployable officers, leaving 186 such officers unrestored. On Sept. 4, 2018 Council approved this 9-0. Thin Blue Line: To view LB's per capita police level for taxpayers compared to Los Angeles and Signal Hill, click here
Elective districtIncumbent2019 Shootings2019 Homicides2018 Shootings
2018 Homicides
Mayor Garcia
Dist. 1
Most recent, here One shooting w/ 2 victims (fatal + non-fatal); one "no-person-hit" shooting w/ 3 victims; one "no-person-hit" shooting w/ 2 victims
Dist. 6
Most recent, here
[One crime scene = 2 deceased]
Dist. 8
[One crime scene = 2 deceased]
Dist. 9
[One shooting = 4 victims]
Dist. 2
Dist. 7
Dist. 4
Dist. 5
Dist. 5/7 (border)
Dist. 8/9 (border)
Dist. 2/3 (border)
Dist 1/6 (border)
No crime scene located
Dist 1
No crime scene located

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    Recent rain totals @ LB Airport (Nat'l Weather Service monitor):
    18 hour total Feb. 13 9:53 p.m. to Feb. 14 3:53 p.m. = 2.31"

    Between 9:53 a.m. and 3:53 p.m. = 0.48"
    Between 3:53 a.m and 9:53 a.m. = 0.87"
    Between 9:53 p.m. Weds. to 3:53 a.m. Thurs = 0.96" (0.71" recorded between 12:53 a.m. and 3:53 a.m.; 0.42" between 2:53 a.m. and 3:53 a.m.) Lightning and VERY LOUD thunder clap at roughly 3:45 a.m. in ELB

    Total: Jan. 14-17 = 3.55"

  • Latest News

    UPDATED / New: Man Fatally Stabbed, Anaheim St., west of MLK

    Follow the Money: See/Compare Latest Contribs, And Sources Of It, For These Candidates Seeking State Senate Seat
    First (Again) on Cong. Lowenthal Says (1) He Didn't Discuss Cambodia Trip With Mayor Garcia Beforehand; (2) He Supports Current Pending Bill That Targets Regime's Bad Actors But Doesn't Ban Trade; And (3) Plans In Coming Weeks To Introduce Bicameral/Bipartisan "Cambodia Trade Act" Requiring Pres. Trump To Examine If Cambodia's Current Preferential Trade Status Is Justified In View Of Regime's Ongoing Oppressive Acts
    New: LBPD Arrests Three Suspects, Says Gang Argument Motivatred January Anaheim St./Locust Ave. Shooting That Killed Man, Wounded Bystander Woman
    First (Again) on / Detailed Coverage: In First Visit To Cambodia By Mayor of Long Beach (City With America's Largest Population Of Cambodian Refugees), Mayor Garcia Didn't Raise Democracy/Human Rts, Promoted Trade & Cultural Exchanges, His Chief of Staff Says It Was Consistent With Advice From U.S. Embassy
    New: State Senate Candidates From Smaller Surrounding Cities Pool Their Political Clout, Stymie Dem Party Endorsement Sought By LB Councilwoman Gonzalez
    New: In 2012, Lena Gonzalez (Now A LB Councilwoman Running For A State Senate Seat) Was Charged In OC With Two Misdemeanor DUI Counts; One Dismissed A Month Later, The Other Probation Completed/Case Dismissed Jan. 2019
    Armed Suspects Shoot At Two Skateboarders Area 11th/Loma Vista (NE of Drake Park); Rounds Miss Them, Damage Vehicle
    Follow the Money: These Big Bucks Sources Just Boosted Gonzalez Senate Bid By $80,000+
    New: LBPD Investigates As Murder After A Resident Is Beaten/Seriously Injured Confronting A Trespasser To His Home, Area Alamitos/8th St...And The Victim Dies A Week Later

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    New / Amnesia File: L.A. Mayor Announces Ten Year Phase-Out Of SE LB-Adjacent DWP Haynes Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Seeking To End Reliance On Fossil Fuels, But Across River in LB, AES Is Now Building New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant With Expanded Power Capabilities After 2016 Support From LB Area Electeds
    New: Behind Closed Doors, Will Council Majority Agree To Spend LB Taxpayer Sums, And If So In What Amounts, To Let For-Profit Entity Operate A Smaller Version Of Community Hospital On City-Owned, Seimsically Challenged Site? Taxpayers Will Likely Learn Answer Later In Future Publicly Voted Action
    New / Perspective LBPD Says Partially Conducted/Partially Paid Report On Its Mgm't And Operation By Int'l Ass'n of Chiefs Of Police Has "Lost Its Applicability" And Won't Be Issued. Huh?
    Man Is Shot/Wounded, 3700 block Albury (Woodruff/Conant Area), LBPD Says It's NOT Being Investigated As Gang-Related
    Equity for Cambodians Celebrates Redistricting Measure DDD Victory, Turns Attention To Electing Cambodian-Americans In At Least One, And Perhaps More, LB Council Districts

    Long-Time LB Cambodian-American Community Advocates Meet, Voice Concerns That Port's Trade-Promoting Trip And Mayor Garcia's Words/Actions May Have Conveyed Wrong Message To Cambodia's Repressive Regime On Democracy/Human Rights
    Shots Fired Sat Night, No Person(s) Hit, 55th St. West of Atlantic (b/w Linden/Elm)
    Follow the Money: See Who Gave Money To Mayor Garcia's "Officeholder Account" After His Re-Election...And How He Spent It
    Follow the Money: Despite Year-End Solicitation By Garcia, His Garcia-Doud Campaign Committee For "Good Gov't" Measures AAA-DDD Ended 2018 With Less Than $4,000 Cash And $126,000 In Debts (Includes $90,000 Loaned By/Not Repaid To Garcia's 2018 Re-Election Committee) New: Armed Robbers Hit 7-11 at Palo Verde/Atherton; They're Pursued Onto CSULB Campus, Crash Vehicle Near Dorms And Flee On Foot With Loot
    New / Conversation Starter: Cong. Alan Lowenthal Is Among Co-Sponsors Supporting Cong. Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal"; Read Its Full Text Here And Tell Us: How Will It Affect YOUR Future Votes If LB's Mayor And/Or City Council Were To Support Putting City of LB On Record Supporting It (Not Currently Scheduled)?
    First (Again) on City Will Begin This Coming Monday This Pilot (Test) Program To Handle Non-Emergency Calls Regarding Homeless Issues
    News / In Detail: Seal Beach Naval Weapons Stn Informed City of LB In Oct. 2018 That Modifying LB Breakwater Would Impact Navy's Mission, Risk Personnel And Vessels And Ability To Respond To Nat'l/Int'l Emergency; City Says The Alternatives With Robust Mitigation Measures,Are Still A Work In Progress And Will Be Shared With Navy As Part Of City's Ongoing Working Relationship
    Sec'y of State's Office Indicates Councilman Austin's Name WILL Appear On State Senate Special Election Ballot Although He's Ended Campaigning; A Dozen Candidates Are Running: 9 Dems, 2 Repubs, 1 Green

    Mt. Baldy from Long Beach-Los Alamitos border, Feb. 6, 2019.
    Photo credit: Diana Lejins

    SEIU Union Just Endorsed LB Councilwoman Gonzalez For State Senate And A Day Later Endorsed Ballot Measure To Remove Prop 13 Limit On Comm'l Property Tax Increases, Would Enable Annual Market Rate Reassessment Separate From Residential Property, Revenue For Schools/Community Colleges, County/City Hall Spending; Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Ass'n Blasts Proposal
    With Perspective: Council Votes 6-0 To Buy NLB Site (6841-45 Atlantic Ave.) For Year-Round Homeless Shelter/Related-Services "Campus"; CA Taxpayers Will Pay Most Of Purchase Price; City Expects County Taxpayers Will Pay To Build It...But No Serious Discussion Of Who'll Pay and How Much Each Year To Operate It
    With Perspective: Councilman Richardson Provides This Info He Says City Staff Provided On Tonight's (Feb. 5) Agenda Item Re Possible Council Purchase Of 6841-45 Atlantic Ave. For Year-Round Homeless Shelter/Campus
    Here's Info Re U.S. Army Training Involving "Aircraft And Weapon Simulations" in L.A. and LB Areas Scheduled Thru Feb. 9
    Follow the Money: See Sources Of Early Campaign Contributions To State Senate Candidate Lena Gonzalez
    Follow the Money: See Who Recently Contributed Sums To Elect Al Austin To State Senate
    In Depth: LBPD Tells Recent 3rd. Dist. Community Meeting That Crime Is Down; We Compared That To What LBPD's Detailed Crime Stats Show

    Subsequent coverage above:
    In Depth: Homeless Shelter Costs For Grownups: Property Records Indicate NLB Yr Round Homeless Shelter Property (6841-45 Atlantic) Sold For $2.0 Mil In Dec. 2013; Should Council OK Buying It For $9.5 Mil (Includes Paying $1.5 Mil To Phase Out Liquor Store)?
    VIDEO & Photos: More Indications A Microburst Or Tornadic-Like Winds (Or Perhaps Mini-Tornado) Passed Thru Or Over ELB's Artcraft Manor And Lakewood Village Neighborhoods

    ELB's Artcraft Manor neighborhood. Photos credit: Jeannette Erezo

    Intense Microburst/Tornadic-Like Winds Hit ELB's Artcraft Manor Neighborhood; Wires And Trees Downed In Multiple Parts of LB

    YouTube video/Artcraft Manor neighborhood via "Superflye"

    Area 28th/Pacific. Photo credit: Nathan Brava-Partain (IG page @mildly_decent_photographer)
    Three Shot-At (Woman + 2 Men), Rounds Miss, Area 14th St. Park/Washington Neighborhood (1st Dist)
    Councilman Al Austin Ends Campaigning In State Senate Race
    Intense Rainstorm w/ Lightning/Thunder Soaks Long Beach, At One Point Nearly Half An Inch In Less Than 15 Mins; LB Gets Well Over An Inch Total...And There's More Coming Fri Nite Into Saturday
    Lightning Strike Triggers North of Belmont Shore Area SCE Outage
    Urgent Advisory: Att'n Dog Lovers: Hill's Science Diet/Prescription Diet Voluntarily Recalls Multiple Types Of Its Canned Dog Foods, See Details
    Shots Fired At Two Victims, Misses Them, Damages Vehicle, Area 67th St./Paramount Blvd.
    Perspective / Viewpoints

    Editorial: LB Serf Report: A "Deal" For Community Hospital?

    Editorial: At Council Meetings, LB Councilmembers And Mayor Shrug This LB Law That Applies To Them
    Editorial: Shrugging Public Safety Reality, Leadership of LB Police Union Endorses Councilwoman Gonzales For State Senate
    Editorial: Homeless Shelter Costs For Grownups: Will LB Councilmembers Pursue Pesky Questions And Demand Meaningful Answers To Taxpayer Issues Re 24-Hour Homeless Facility? photo

    Perspective: State Senate Committee Enacts New Rule For Its Meetings, Won't Use Pronouns "He" Or "She," Specifies Gender-Neutral "They"; What's Next? Will LB-Area State Senate Candidates Propose This For Their Council Meetings?
    Amnesia File / Perspective: Mayor Garcia Said Long Beach Has "Fiscally Responsible Gov't"...So Why Don't LB Taxpayers Have 186 Citywide Deployable Cops LB Previously Had? Amnesia File: See What Taxpayers Had As Mayor Foster Presented His First Recommended Budget (FY07)
    Skepticism Warranted Over Some Of LBPD's Upcoming 2018 Crime Stats, Because...

    Opinion: Long Beach's 2018 "Outrage of the Year" And Its Impacts For 2019 And Beyond

    Editorial: Shots Fired (Again) In Long Beach Neighborhood Left These Bullet Casings Found By Resident; Gunfire-Location Technology Could Have Told Cops Shooting Site In Seconds To Help Nab Shooters Like This, But Long Beach Politicians Evade It, Because...

    Editorial: Should City Council Adopt These Just-Released Taxpayer-Costly, Neighborhood-Impacting Homeless / Low Income Housing Policies Without Asking What Public Thinks? See What Mayor-Picked "Task Force" Wants Council To Adopt
    Editorial: How Much, If Anything, Should LB Taxpayers Pay So A Private Entity Can Run A Smaller Version Of Community Hospital For Profit On Seismically-Challenged City Land? Public Deserves Overdue Discussion Of Taboo Taxpayer Topic With Overdue Reforms In Mayor/Council Contract Approval Process
    Perspective: "Animal Care Visioning Task Force" -- With No-Kill Leaders Muzzled From Membership By Mayor -- Let City Mgm't Run Its Latest Meeting, Offer Information Without Meaningful Challenge, Conduct Proceedings Nearly Inaudible By Audience And Let Public Speak Only After Discussion Of All Agendized Items Was Over

    Perspective: By The Numbers: Councilmembers Gonzalez & Andrews (And Former-Councilman/Now-Mayor Garcia) On Police Officers For LB Taxpayers

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    In Depth / First (Again) on Long Beach City Hall "Justice Lab" Data Indicated By Early Last Year That At Least 47% (And Perhaps More) Of LBPD Arrests/Citations 2012-2016 Of "High Frequency Offenders" Involved Transients
    Fatal Collision b/w Bicycle Rider And Vehicle, Palo Verde @ Los Coyotes Diagonal

    Photo credit: Charlie McGrail
    Man Is Stabbed, Midnight Hour Area Orange/San Antonio, NOT Believed Gang-Related, LBPD Says Suspect/Victim Known To Each Other
    VIDEO Coverage: City Plans Year-Round 125-Bed Homeless Facility On Atlantic Ave. North of 91 Fwy, Will Seek Council OK For Property Purchase Feb. 5; Councilman Richardson Praises Plan

    Someone ensured supporters would be present at the press event (although city mgm't asked media outlets not to report its location prior to the event.) Supporters, lined up to be visible in video shots and available to speak with reporters, carried signs saying "Everyone In" and had Councilman Richardson's name on them. In coming to the microphone, Councilman Richardson quipped: "looks like someone let the cat out of the bag." photo
    New / In Depth / Perspective: Huntington Beach Sues Sac'to Seeking To Overturn SB 35 (In Cities Not Meeting Housing Numbers Decided By Regional Bodies, Mandates Approval Of Certain Housing Developments, Erased Some Public CEQA Appeal Rights) Alleging It Violates Rights Of Charter Cities On Local Control; So...Will LB's Mayor/Council -- And State Senate Candidates Gonzalez And Austin -- Support Local Control For LB, Or Sac'to Seeking To Control Local Housing Decisions?
    LBPD Says "Two Groups" Walking In South Wrigley (Hill/Earl, 6th dist.) Have "Altercation," Shots Fired, Vehicles Damaged, No Persons Hit
    Man Is Shot/Wounded Fri Night (Dispatch Location: Anaheim St./Pacific Ave.); It's SEVENTH Shooting In Councilwoman Gonzalez's 1st Dist. Since Jan. 1, Two Days After Man Murdered/Woman Wounded Blocks Away (Anaheim St./Locust Ave.)
    State of CA Sues City of Huntington Beach Alleging Failure To Allow Sac'to-Approved Levels Of Affordable (Low Income/Subsidized) Housing; Gov. Newsom Says State Will Take Action Against Other Cities If They Refuse
    Governor cites 2017 law enacted with approval by LB-area Sac'to lawmakers without City of LB opposition; City of LB says it's in compliance with Sac'to Housing Element laws
    See VIDEO From LBFD Drone Over ELB Towne Center "Islands" Fire
    Detailed Coverage: Metro Board Delays Discussion To February Of "Congestion Pricing," Could Impose Tolls/Charges On Drivers Using Certain Congested Freeway Routes To Deter Prime-Time Use, Go Beyond Eight Metro-Desired Olympics Projects And Bring Metro Millions Beyond For Future Transit Projects
    Feb. Board action -- with Mayor Garcia possibly voting -- could enable 1-2 yr "feasibility study" for "pilot projects" in currently unidentified locations,
    Shooting Leaves Man Dead Following Physical Altercation, Anaheim/Locust; It's FIFTH Shooting In 1st Council District (Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez) Since Jan. 1/19
    And There Was A Second Victim, A Woman (Bystander) Struck/Wounded By The Gunfire.
    Map below shows cumulated shootings/homicides since Jan. 1/18.

    Jan 1, 2018 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; Blue * asterisk=victim hit, police unable to locate crime scene. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) shows shootings in NLB.
    Armed Suspect Shoots At Two Women, Wounds One, 1400 block Cedar (Just North of 14th St. Park, Steps From Washington Middle School); It's Fourth Shooting Since Jan. 1 In Councilwoman Gonzalez's 1st Council Dist., Five Days After Shooting Within Six Blocks
    Someone Fired Shots At A Person's Residence in Carmelitos Housing Project
    LBPD Arrests Two Men Allegedly Carrying Guns In Two Separate Incidents Within An Hour At/Near MLK Festival At King Park
    Extended On-Demand VIDEO Coverage of LB's 2019 MLK Parade

    LBFD Battles Stubborn Attic Blaze -- Goes To 4th Alarm -- at ELB's Towne Center
    No injuries reported; LBFD uses drone to assist

    Man Is Shot/Wounded Fri Night, 2200 block E. 15th St. (east of Cherry, 4th Dist.)
    Long Beach Councilman Rex Richardson Seeks Council Voted Approval On Jan. 22 To Recognize Third Tuesday In January Each Year As "National Day Of Racial Healing"
    Man Is Shot/Wounded In Midnight Hour 900 block Cedar, It's Second Shooting Within Two Days In 1st Council dist. (Gonzalez)
    Retired LBPD Sergeant Takes His Own Life
    With Perspective: In "State of the City," Mayor Garcia Says City of LB Has "Fiscally Responsible Government" And...
    Advocates Urging No Kill Animal Shelter Policies Hold Well-Organized Visible/Audible And Digitally Distributed Demonstration -- In The Rain -- Outside Mayor Garcia's "State of the City" Speech
    LBPD Detectives Now Believe Woman Was Fatally Shot In 5400 Block of Paramount Blvd. (8th dist.)
    Man Is Shot/Wounded In Midnight Hour, 900 block MLK (1st dist.)
    With Perspective: July 2018: Mayor/City Mgr. Seek Tighter Control Over Discussion/Votes On "Unapproved" Topics By City Hall "Advisory Comm'ns" And Council Defers Public Action; Jan. 2019: Mayor/City Mgr Quietly Create "Working Group" Of Mayor-Picked Comm'nrs (Who?) To Review (When? Where?) Possible Changes (What?) To Advisory Bodies, Plus Possible Increased Compensation For Some Advisory Body Appointees
    Point/Counterpoint: City of Long Beach Cites These Figures On Its Animal Shelter Euthanasias/Adoptions; No Kill LB Cites These Figures Obtained Under Public Records Act To Challenge City Narrative
    LBPD Update On Traffic Accident That Took Life Of 36 Yr Old Long Beach Journalist
    Large Turnout, Close Votes Net "Blue Revolution"/Progressive Dems (Favoring Leftish Policy Shifts) At Least 10 Of 14 Delegate Slots To CA Dem Party Convention; One Tie-Vote Prompts Coin Toss, Reversed Result On Recount And Decision To Send All Ballots To Sac'to CA Dem HQ For Final Recount
    LB Cambodian-American Community Flexes Its Political Muscle Electing Dem Party Establishment-Backed Delegate

    Crime Stats for Grownups

    These Long Beach Areas Had The Highest Numbers Of 2018 Violent Crimes Against Persons (Murder+Rape+Robbery+Aggravated Assault)
    A Town Without Shootings? Long Beach Crime Stats Hide Shooting Numbers And Locations Despite "Recalculation" Of Aggravated Assaults
    See ELB/Lakewood Village Norse Way/Viking Way & Nearby Neighborhood Details; You Decide: Is Crime "Up" Or "Down?" Is That The Right Question?
    Initial Review: City Says Crime Stats Show Crime Is "Down," But Here's What It Doesn't Say But Should

    Statement by the Publisher: How Used CA Public Records Act To Prevent Immediate Destruction Up To Three Decades Of Long Beach History In These City Records
    Crime Stats: Councilwoman Mungo Just Told 5th Dist. Residents East Division Crime Is Down 8%; Is That True And What Does That Mean And Not Mean?
    Council Votes 7-0 (Austin Absent, Gonzalez Present Earlier But Absent On Vote) To Destroy Decades Of City Records; Public Records Act Request For Them Prevents Their Immediate Destruction
    Salient Transcript And AUDIO: Council Votes 7-0 (Austin Absent, Gonzalez Absent/Exiting Prior To Vote) To Approve Kitten Nursery With Contractual Gag Order On Negative Social Network Or Other Public Statements By Two Groups Paid To Run It
    Subsequent development above
    City Moves To Destroy Years Of Records (2012 and Older) From Financial Mgm't, Economic Dev'ment (Incl. Former Redevelopment Agency) And Council Offices For Districts 2, 4 & 5
    Item is scheduled for "consent calendar" approval at shortened, low visibility Council meeting
    Subsequent development above
    Former Councilwoman Schipske Asks City Attorney To Stop Destruction Of Her Former Council Office Records, Withdraw Item And Provide Index Of Items In Boxes
    Subsequent development above
    Perspective: Decades Of City Records Proposed For Destruction Are Priceless Treasure Trove Of Long Beach History
    Councilwoman/State Senate Candidate Lena Gonzalez Won't Be In Long Beach For Jan 8 City Council Meeting; She'll Be In Sacramento Using Teleconference To City Hall...So Why Is She There And Not Here, And Who'll Pay For Her Food/Lodging/Travel?
    LBPD Says Driver Hit/Ran After Striking/Dragging 79-Yr Old Man Crossing South Street @ Paramount Blvd.
    Motorcylist Perishes After Colliding With SUV, Lakewood Blvd. north of Willow St.
    L.A. County bomb squad rendered safe suspected old explosive device; LBPD PIO says it was the reason for LBPD/LBFD presence on Carita St. just east of Clark Ave. photo
    Long Beach Councilman Austin Is IN State Senate Race, Enters With Endorsements Of LB Council Incumbents Andrews, Price And Supernaw; Voters In Roughly Half Of LB (And Beyond) Will Decide Between Austin, Fellow Dem Council Incumbent Gonzalez (Backed By Mayor Garcia, Councilman Richardson And Exited Incumbent Lara) Or Four S.E. L.A. County Electeds
    Sunday Afternoon South Wrigley Shooting, 2100 block Oregon Ave., Rounds Miss Hitting Victim
    Man Shoots At Group, Area 5th/Pine (Sun 1:50 a.m.) In Second DTLB "No Person Hit" Shooting Within Two Days
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