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March 2 City released data: Seven day positivity rate (percent of tests performed showing COVID-19 positive) down to 3,3 from 3.8%, 3.9%, 4.2%, 4,4%, 4.9%, 5.5%, 5.8%, 6.1%, 6.3%, 6.5%, 7.2%, 7.3%, 7.6%, 7.7%, 8.1.%, 8.9%, 9.7%, 10.0%, 10.3%, 10.4%, 10.7%, 11.1%, 11.6%, 12.3%, 12.7%, 13.5%, 14.2%, 14.7%, 15.1%, 15.5%, 15.7%, 15.9%, 16.3%, 16.9%, 17.2%, 17.3%, 17.5%, 17.6%, 17.5%, 16.7%, 16.0%, 15.0%, 14.8%, 14.7%, 14.6%, 14.9%, 14.7%, 14.4%, 14.0%, 13.6%, 13.2%, 12.9%, 12.7%, 12.4%, 12.1%, 11.5%, 10,7%, 10.2%, 9.9%, 9.3%, 7.25%, 6.8%, and 6.4% smoothed over 7 days. Testing positivity in lowest-resourced areas (health equity metric) = 22.4%. Daily new 7 day case rate down to 9.1 per 100k down from 10.8, 12.0, 12.7, 13.6, 14.8, 19.1, 20.7, 23.2, 25.5, 27.1, 33.6, 34.6, 35.4, 35.5, 39.2, 41.0, 55.1, 55.9, 6 1.1, 69.3, 75..0, 78.7, 89.9, 91.7, 105.4, 113.6, 131.7, 141.0, 149.1, 155.7, 158.6, 141.6, 134.4, 139.6, 141.5, 135.6, 133.0, 129.4, 122.8, 114.7, 117.5, 130.7, 134.3, 131.1, 128.3, 130.9, 129.8, 124.2, 118.7, 117.1, 110.7, 106.4, 100.1, 95.4, 88.7, 81.1, 74.1, 68.3, 50.3, 46.5, 39.8, and 36.7 in preceding days. Long Beach deaths reach 850, from 837, 832, 829, 826, 818, 808, 802, 797, 787, 777, 776, 760, 754, 739, 727, 722, 710, 705, 694, 679, 666, 663, 649, 634, 618, 596, 577, 535, 520, 506, 499, 484, 460, 447, 420, 402, 395, 391, 380, 358, 347, 341, 333, 319, 315, 311
Jan.26, 2021 City updated Health Order (full text)
Feb. 10: A public facing LBPD employuee at West Divison has tested positive, last at work Feb. 7
Feb 10: A public facing LBFD employee has tested positive, last at work Feb, 8
Feb. 1: A public facing Parks/Rec employee in ite Maintenance Bureau tested positive for COVID-19, last at work Jan 27.
Jan. 29: A public-facing LBPD employee in Port Patrol Division has tested positive for COVID-19, last at work Jan. 27.
Jan 28: A third person IN THEIR 20's has now died from COVID-19.
A public-facing LBPD employee in South Division has tested positive for COVID-19, was last at work Jan. 26.
Jan. 26: A public-facing LBFD employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and was last at work on Jan.15
Five public-facing LBPD employees have tested positive for COVID-19, including a West Divisioln employee (last at work Jan. 22); an employee assigned to Security Services Division (last at work Jan. 19); two South Division employee (last at work Jan. 18 and Jan. 16); North Division employee (last at work Jan. 17);
A public-facing Parks/Rec employee in Community Recreation Services Bureau has tested positive (last at work Jan.14)
A public-facing Public Works employee assigned to the Environmental Services Bureau has tested positive last at work Jan.12),
Jan. 21: A public-facing LBFD employee assigned to Station 1 has tested positive for COVID-19, last at work Jan. 13. A public facing LBFD employee assigned to Station 13 has tested positive for COVID-19, laat at work Jan. 13.
Jan 20: A public facing LBPD North Division employee has tested positive for COVID-19, last at work Jan. 14.
Jan. 19: A public-facing East Division LBPD employee has tested positive for COVID-19, last at work Jan. 16.
|New / Coverage In Detail / Perspective: Long Beach's Privately Run "Non Profit" Aquarium Operator -- Which Paid Its Recently Retired President/CEO $540,000+ (Salary + Benefits) In 2019 And Its Major Execs Sums Between $100k-$200k -- Wants $5 Million Loan (Backed By Tidelands) To Help Meet Aquarium's Operating Expenses
City Mgm't Proposes No Council/Public Oversight On Loan And No Public/Press Access To Aquarium Board Meetings That Council Could Require As Condition Of Loan
New: Senior Citizen Is Struck/Wounded By Gunfire, 17th/Gundry South of LBCC Central LB Campus (CD 6/Saro).
Shooting Crime Scenes Jan 1, 2021 to the present
Red = Homicides. Blue = Persons hit. Yellow = Casings found or vehicle or bldg hit
New: By The Numbers: In Feb. 2021 Per Capita, Four Long Beach Council Districts (Again) Equaled (And Two Exceeded) Chicago Person-Hit Shootings
New: Afternoon Gunfire Alamitos Beach, 4th St./Hermosa Ave.
Editorial: LBCC Trustees Should Publicly Release Benchmark Investigations Report And Stop Further Billable Legal Fees In Political Vendetta Against Trustee Sunny Zia
Long Beach's Future In Space: A Continuing Series: How Mars Perseverance Rover Benefited From 2015 Cal Tech Experiments On Zero G Aircraft; Plane Begins Its 2021 Nat'l Tour in Long Beach
New / In Detail / Perspective: Long Beach City Hall Gave Media Inflated Number of LB Residents Vax'd By City, Included LB Residents Vax'd Outside LB
New / Perspective: Councilman Austin's Recent Zoomed "Community Update/Town Hall" Ducks Discussing District's Dozen Shootings Since Jan 1. NLB Combined (CD 8 + CD 9) Has Had 26 Shootings In 7 Weeks
Viewpoint by Doug Krikorian, Special to LBREPORT.com
New: Krikorian Notes: From Gavin Newsom Praising Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia As Though He's Destined For Mt. Rushmore To Newsom Hoping The Rest Of California Follows The Jill Baker LBUSD Path (???) To The Tiger Woods Car Accident To Bad Stu Ledsam's Son Kyle's Big Award To Vons Pavilion GM Steve Carr Performing Cashiering Duty To My Watching the Amazing Emerzian Twins Next Week In Michigan
Mr. Krikorian, an award winning journalist and author of two books, earned multiple awards in his 22 years of writing for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and 22 years for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He is happily retired.
New/ Coverage in Detail: Read His Opinion: Fed'l Court Judge Denies Grocers' Request To Block Long Beach "Hero Pay" Ordinance While Lawsuit Challenging Measure Continues
New: Rec Park Area Residents Suffer Multiple Shattered Car Windows; LBPD Arrests Suspect For That And More
Follow-Up: CA Health Dept. Spox Mum On Long Beach Bending State Rules To Vax ILWU Dockworkers Now And Vax Mayor/Concilmembers in mid-January
New: Long Beach Bent Newsom-Admin Vaccination Rules (Again) To Let ILWU Dockworkers Jump Ahead Of Others As "Food & Agricultural" Workers
UPDATED: Now It's A Homicide: Two Men And A Woman Shot/Wounded, One Of The Men Dies, 300 block E. 25th St. Following Argument
New / Perspective: Councilmembers Let Civic Ctr Operator Avoid Paying $1 Mil Firm Was Supposed To Pay City; City Mgm't-Negotiated Deal Cites Operator's Economic Development Setbacks But Fails To Reduce Escalating Annual Sums Operator Seeks From Budget-Strapped City...And No Councilmembers Question Or Discuss Taxpayer Impacts Of Deal
New: THREE Shootings Within Just Over Three Hours Feb 20-21 Leave Three Persons Wounded, Residences/Vehicles Struck
New: Man Is Shot/Wounded 5800 block Brayton (CD 9/Richardson)
New / Perspective: By THEIR Numbers: (1) 34,000 of 52,000 LB Residents Who Got First COVID-19 Shot Haven't Yet Received Second Shot And (2) City Still Scheduling Appointments For Some In Priority Groups Who Still Haven't Gotten Their First Shot
New / On-Demand VIDEO: LBUSD Mgm't Signals March 29 Reopening for K-5 Students, Teachers/Staff Will Have Opportunity To Be Vax'd; District Acknowledges Parents Are Split, Will Be Offered Choice of Classroom Or Distance Learning; Middle And High Schools Reopening Will Require Lower COVID Case Rate Than Now, Tentative Mid School Return April 20, High School Seniors April 19 With Grades 9-11 April, 26.
VIDEO / Did You See It? LB got a good view of Int'l Space Station orbiting from SW to NE from 5:45 a.m. to 5:50 a.m. on Feb. 18. It's the moving light illuminated by sun) visible near top of screen.
Follow-Up: District Attorney's Office Files First Degree (Felony) Residential Burglary Charge Against LBPD-Arrested Suspect In Break-In At 85 Yr Old Woman's Belmont Shore Home; If Convicted, He May Face 2, 4 or 6 Years In State Prison
In Addition to Homicide (CD1/Zendejas), LB Had Two No-Person Hit Shootings On Same Day: One in CD 1 (Zendejas) And One In CD 9/Richardson)
While Council Boasts of Beautifying City Hall-Adjacent Lincoln Park, LBPD Finds Man Shot To Death In DTLB-Adjacent "East Village," 600 block Olive Ave.; It's Second Homicide in CD 1 (Zendejas) Since Jan 1, Second CD 1 Shooting Within 48 Hours
Former Mayor Eunice Sato, Sic Transit, Passes At 99; EXCLUSIVE: Hear AUDIO Of Her At Memorial Day Ceremony Speaking About Historical Events And Her Life