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Info reported by City Nov 24: Total fatalities = 274 (four more since yesterday). Seven-day positivity rate = 5.8% (same as yesterday) 24.3 daily new cases (continues to increase) per 100k population.
LB Case Rate Trend Last 60 Days (Daily New Cases)

New: Another Carmelitos Shooting (8th Council district)
New: Mayor/Council Cancel Their Meetings But Continue Collecting Full Pay; Next Currently Scheduled Meeting Is Dec. 8, Will Include No-Action "Study Session" Sought By Price On Restaurant Dining Closure
Five Councilmembers could schedule special meeting on 24 hours notice
New: Price Seeks Dec. 8 "Study Session" (No Council Action Item) On City Health Officer's Three Week Ban On Outdoor Restaurant Dining; Richardson Says He Doesn't "Favor" City Mgm't Order But Stops Short Of Flatly Opposing It, Signals Other Actions In Response
Doug Krikorian / Viewpoint
Krikorian Notes: From Councilman Rex Richardson Displaying Courage To Show Up At A Long Beach Restaurant Association Meeting
To The Countless Millions Lost On Unoccupied LB Buses
To LB Health Czar Kelly Colopyís Latest Mean-Spirited Edict
To the Irritating Silence Of LB City Manager Tom Modica
To LB Mayor Robert Garcia Ignoring His Constituents For Political Reasons
To Bob The Black Labrador Parading Down The Peninsula Boardwalk Holding A Large Palm Limb In His Mouth

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.

LB's Future In Space:
Continuing Series
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New: Elon Musk Sends His Congratulations As Long Beach HQ'd Firm -- Rocket Lab -- Details Its Success In Simultaneously Orbiting Thirty Satellites AND Using Parachute System To Recover Its First Stage Launch Rocket

New: Long Beach & LA County Health Depts Will Apply Add'l COVID 19 Restrictions Including Three Week Ban On Outdoor Restaurant Dining Effective 10 p.m. Tonite
  • Long Beach Mayor/Council Accept City Mgm't Health Officer's Action (See Text) Without Dissent, No LB Electeds Seek Reconsideration
  • LA County Bd of Supes Votes 2-3 To Defeat Motion By Barger-Hahn to Continue Outdoor Restaurant Dining; Bd Signals Support For Staff Recommended Targeted Restrictions Allowing Multiple Activities At Specified Low Levels; Pasadena Pursues Independent Course For Now
    Editorial: City Attorney's COVID Memo Omits Legal Developments, Gives Mayor/Council Political Cover To Do Nothing
    Subsequent development above
    Pasadena, With Independent Health Dept., Pursuing Independent Course On Allowing Outdoor Dining; LA County Board of Supes To Discuss County Direction
    Subsequent development above
    VIDEO: Mayor Garcia Cites Alarming/Unprecedented COVID-19 Increases, Says Restaurant Outdoor Dining Ban Will Hurt Some Of His Friends And Cause Workers Serious Personal and Economic Damage But Doesn't Signal Support To Reconsider Forthcoming Action, Says Important Aspect Of His Job Is To Ensure Available Hospital Beds/Ventilators And Discourage Gatherings That Can Spread Virus
    Long Beach Restaurant Ass'n Says No Scientific Proof Outdoor Socially Distanced Dining Contributes To Increased COVID-19 Spread, Urges Reconsideration Of City Ordered Shut Down
    Subsequent development above
    Long Beach Follows L.A. County, Will Impose At Least Three Week Ban On In-Person Restaurant Dining (Indoor Or Outdoor) As Well As In Breweries, Wineries And Bars
    Criticizing City-Ordered In-Restaurant Dining Shut Down, Former Councilman DeLong Accuses City of Misleading Its Residents
    Family Dog's Barking Alerts Sleeping Residents To Alleged Knife-Wielding Intruder In Their ELB Home; LBPD Locates/Arrests/Books Suspect (L.A. Man) On Felony Charges
    LBFD Mgm't Lets Asymptomatic Firefighters Avoid 14-Day Quarantine Despite Knowing They're Possibly COVID-19 Infected, Cites CDC Standard For Essential Critical Workers
    Here's Newly Imposed Long Beach "Safer At Home" 10 p.m.-5 a.m. COVID-19 Curfew Order
    Fight Leads To Fatal Shooting At NLB "Afterhours" Event That Drew Roughly 50-75 Persons To Closed Business (1300 block Artesia); LBPD Seeks Public's Help With Video And Other Info
    Biden Transportation Dept. "Transition Team" Includes LA Metro Chief (Favors "Congestion Pricing" Charging Drivers To Use Certain Fwys In Prime Time) And Former LB Airport Director Rodriguez (Quietly Sought To Enable Customs Facility Turning LGB Into Int'l Airport)
    Sac'to Issues "Limited Stay At Home Order" Prohibiting Non-Essential Businesses And Personal Gatherings b/w 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
    COVID Outbreak @ LBPD: At Least A Dozen Officers From Three Divisions Infected; Contact Tracing Underway To Find Other Staff Who May Have Come In Close Contact With Them
    16 Yr Old Girl Allegedly Shoots Man, Steals His Car; LBPD Cops Pursue And Arrest Her In DTLB
    Under newly elected DA, she may not be tried as adult.
    Long Beach Applies Tightened COVID-19 Restrictions (Paralleling LA County) Impacting Certain Businesses, Group Gatherings And Mandates Face Masks On Everyone Leaving Their Homes (With Limited Exceptions)
    LA County Health Chief Signals Possible Return To Full Lockdown If Cases Continue To Rise; LB Shows Disturbing Increase In Cases And Positivity Rate
    LBREPORT.com Successfully Preserves Review/Copying of 30+ Years of Documents Auditor Designated For Destruction
    Three More Downtown/Central LB Shootings Within 24 Hrs (Two in CD 1/Zendejas, One In CD 6/Andrews Just North of CD 1 Border)
    Remembrance: Chuck Fowler, NLB Omnipresence, Will Be Reunited With The Sea He Loved

    LBREPORT.com Obtains Lists Of 30+ Yrs Of Docs City Auditor Seeks To Destroy, Reviewing Them For Next Steps
    LB Got Beautiful View As Int'l Space Stn -- Carrying Four Space-X Launched Astronauts -- Orbited By LB Nov. 18 and 19
    LBREPORT.com Continuing Coverage Of History-Making Space X (Elon Musk) Flight Of Four Astronauts To Int'l Space Station

    Mayor Garcia Volunteers Long Beach To Test "Universal Basic Income." Do You Support This?
    LBREPORT.com Invites Your Responses To These Questions About LBPD Violent Crime Focus And Current Mayor/Council Spending Priorities
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    Viewpoints By Doug Krikorian

    How Many Long Beach Restaurants Will Be Forced to Close After Latest Lockdown Lunacy?
    Where's Krikorian? Temporarily On "Injured Reserve List" Recovering From Shoulder Replacement Surgery
    Krikorian Notes: From Nico's George Mlouk Praising LB Mayor Robert Garcia For Working To Help LB Restaurateurs To A Plea To LB Health Czar Kelly Colopy To Restrain Her Overzealous Sleuths To Lakers Deserving NBA Title To LeBron James Turning Anthony Davis Into Passionate Competitor To Vital Contributions Of Lakers Coach Frank Vogel And GM Rob Pelinka To Sadness Of Passing Of The Great Joe Morgan And Its Impact On Maury Wills' Hall Of Fame Chances
    Famous Long Beach Restaurateur Phil Trani Days Of Joyful Memories And Pandemic Miseries
    Krikorian Notes: From The Irritating Silence Of The Long Beach Politicians In Not Supporting Their Citizens To The Whereabouts Of LB Mayor Robert Garcia To The Whistles Favoring The Lakers Against The Nuggets To The Greatness of Patrick Mahomes To The End Of A European Vacation Streak That Started In 1989
    LBUSD Superintendent Jill Bakerís 70,000 Student Online Virtual Teaching Miscalculation A Disaster!
    Krikorian Notes: From The 9 Unworthies Of The LB City Council To The LB Upstick In Shootings And Speeding To Restauranteur John Morris Horseback Riding On A Wyoming Mountaintop To The Walking Adventures Of Earth Man
    Jeff Cozart's Time Of Torment: Will His Belmont Athletic Club Survive Gavin Newsomís Latest Lockdown?
    Krikorian Notes: A Labor Day Elegy For Those In The Long Beach Business Community Who Were Violated In The Memorial Day Looting Frenzy To The Palm Tree Limbs Littering 2nd Street To The Scooters Littering The Belmont Shore Bridge To The Virtual On-Line Spectacle At Big Mike O'Toole's Household
    Krikorian Notes: From Long Beach Mayor's Ascent To Dem Stardom Because Of Lockstep Embrace Of The Party's Policies To The Enchanting Parklet Dining On 2nd Street To Tearing Down The Hoops in Belmont Shore To Greg Silver's LB Departure To Huntington Beach To Bob Rice Protecting Me From Isiah Robertson
    Don Kramer Was A Character Like No Other With His Zaniness, Goofiness, Joyfulness, Kindliness Who Left All Who Knew Him With Lasting Memories Of Slapstick Antics And Mirthful Anecdotes
    Krikorian Notes: From Majority Of LB Teachers Skipping Classrooms For The Comforts Of Home To Dr. Jill Baker Becoming Another Maria Montessori To Terry Antonelli Discussing Resurrection of L'Opera To Mayor Robert Garcia Touted By MSNBC's Brian Williams As A Future U.S. Senator To Kershaw's Magical Transformation
    Long Beach's Renaissance Man, Chuckie Miller, Reflects On His Entrepreneurial Life And On Racial Inequity
    Krikorian Notes: From LB's Elected Leadership's Reimagining Delusions To the Gaslamp's Outdoor Wall Video Band Show To The Ghastly USC Coach, Clay Helton
    FDR's Grandson, Delano Roosevelt, Talks Democratic Party, JetBlue, Long Beach And His Life
    LBPD Chief Robert Luna: Stand Up For Your Fifty Ousted Cops!
    What Next From Long Beach Health Boss Kelly Colopy, Hazmat Suits For Our Restaurant Servers?
    Sadly, Our National Pastime No Longer A Pastime For Me
    Parklets! Three Cheers For Long Beach Politicians!
    Memo To LBUSD Sup Jill Baker: Return The Kids To the Classroom!
    A 2 1/2-Hour Commute To Work A Joy To This 86-Year Old Gentleman
    Long Beach Politicians Once Again Fail Long Beach
    Is Long Beach Destined to Become the City That Never Sleeps?
    I Never Thought I'd Live To See These...
    Ben Goldberg Exits Long Beach, Now Nearby Refugee In OC
    Long Time Long Beach Resident Dave Lopez Climaxes Storied 48-Year TV Career
    From Krikorian's Notebook: When Will LB Police Chief Luna Come Clean About May 31 Downtown Long Beach Looting Frenzy?
    From Krikorian's Notebook: (1) LBUSD Mgm't Mulls Keeping K-5 Kids Indoors Without Normal Access To Playground, Cafeteria, Auditorium Activities; (2) And More...
    Will LB's New School Sup't Allocate Untimely Pay Raise To Serve Students?
    Awaiting Governor's Dictate To Decide Fate Of This Year's (July 3) "Big Bang On the Bay"
    Mayor/Council Sounds Of Silence After LB Cops Let Some Pillage Our Village
    Excuses By Long Beach Police & Politicians Dishearten Damaged LB Businesses
    Hallelujah! LB Mayor Pleads For Sac'to Permission To Lift Closures That Needn't Have Occurred
    Speak Up, Mr. Mayor, On Governor's Unwise Edicts. You Can Do That And You Should
    My Beloved Long Beach: A Victim Of Irrational Government Overreach Beyond Reasoned Response To Virus

    LB's Future In Space:
    Continuing Series

    New: Elon Musk Sends His Congratulations As Long Beach HQ'd Firm -- Rocket Lab -- Details Its Success In Simultaneously Orbiting Thirty Satellites AND Using Parachute System To Recover Its First Stage Launch Rocket
    Long Beach HQ'd Firm -- Rocket Lab -- Successfully Orbits Thirty Satellites In Single Launch AND Recovers Its Launch Rocket
    Long Beach's Future In Space: Various Scientists and Entrepreneurs Are Pursuing It Now
    Initial Photos: Zero G Fliers From LB Airport Float In Weightless Wonder, LBREPORT.com Publisher Pearl Describes Experience As "Ethereal, Other-Worldly, Gentle Physically But Intense For One's Senses" (As Earthly Moves Put His Feet On Ceiling)

    Zero G Plane Producing Passenger Glee Also Quietly Enabled Scientists To Pursue These Space Exploration/Travel Advances

    Experimental data being collected while Jason Marshall (left) and Jose Andrade (center) watch during a zero gravity parabola. Text and image source: Zero G
    How Zero G Weightless Plane Flight Helped Pioneer Manufacturing Human Organs In Space
    Famed Zero G (Weightless Flight) Jet Readies Latest Long Beach Flight; It's Way More Than An Amusement Ride, Because...
    Publisher's Personal Perspective: When Mindless Unwelcome Cells Intrude
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    After Re-Election Defeat, Andrews Flips Stance, Co-Agendizes Item To Add "Bad Faith" Req't Sought By Property Owners To Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance
    Mayor Garcia could veto the proposed change. Will he?

    Re El Dorado Park Artificial Turf Soccer Field, LBREPORT Obtains Internal Emails Showing:
  • (1) City Mgm't Quietly Added $850,000 Increasing Budgeted Cost To $2.35 Mil And Council Rubberstamped It In Sept. 2020 FY21 Budget
  • (2) Lowest Bids To Install Field Are Lower Than Expected BUT City Staff Doesn't Include Parks/Rec Maintenance Costs, Said In Nov. 2019 It Would Be Included In City's FY21 Budget But It's Not Visible
  • (3) $760,000 Estimated Total Cost Increase to $3.11 Mil (Indicated City's Measure A Brochure) Remains Unexplained
    Further development above
    LBREPORT.com Moves to Protect 30+ Years Of City Auditor Docs From Destruction, Seeks Lists Of Docs Designated For Destruction, Disputes Incumbent Auditor Doud's Offered Rationale For Her Proposed Action
    Long Beach Councilmembers Mungo, Supernaw, Price Say It's "Urgent" To Tell Gov. Newsom To Let LB Retaurants Operate At 25% Indoor Capacity Despite Purple (Widespread Spread) Tier
    Mayor Garcia, who has no vote, Tweets that he supports Sac'to's current stance
    Gunfire On Shoreline Dr. (Area Linden Ave South of Convention Ctr. Parking Lot) Strikes/Wounds Man, Narrowly Misses Teen With Him
    Further development above
    City Auditor Quietly Seeks Council Approval To Destroy 30+ Yrs Of Auditor Records
    Item placed on "consent calendar" to minimize likelihood of separate Council discussion/voted action
    Garfield CDC Parents Notified Of COVID-19 Case, 47 Cases Now Districtwide With Schools Closed Except For Special Services
    Roughly Sixty Days After Council Votes To Defund Nearly 50 Police, LBPD Says Deploying Increased Patrols And Heavy Police Presence Enabled Recent Swift Arrest of Willmore City Triple Shooting Suspects
    PD Says NLB Verbal Altercation Escalated To Shooting, LB Blvd/Pratt St.
    Pedestrian Says He Was Shot In Drive-By Area PCH/Locust (Border 1st/6th Districts); PD Says Gang Related
    Mann CDC Parents Notified Of COVID-19 Case, 45 Cases Now Districtwide With Schools Closed Except For Special Services
    In Depth / Perspective: Garcia's CSULB Ed.D Doctorate Dissertation Praised Sac'to Pols And CSU Brass For Bill Enabling (His And Other) CSU Ed.D Degrees As "Public Policy For Public Good"
    Perpective: Long Beach Mayor Garcia Record As Self-Described Educator Compared To Dr. Jill Biden
    LA County's /New District Att'y Won't Prosecute Juveniles As Adults, Won't Seek The Death Penalty, Will Re-Open At Least Four Fatal Officer Involved Shootings (Incl. An LBPD Cambodia Town OIS)
    He Wrote Prop 47 That Invited CA Voters To Downgrade Multiple Felonies to Misdemeanors (That CA Voters Just Refused To Change)
    Within Hours Of Triple Victim Willmore Shooting, 1st Dist. (Zendejas) Has More Gunfire: 700 block Olive (Near St. Anthony Church)
    LA County Registrar-Recorder Now Says It Has 791,200 Ballots To Count (Not 618,200 Initially Stated) And It's Unclear How Many Pertain To Long Beach; In Nov. 5 Ballot Tally LB School Board And LBCC Trustee Initial Vote Leaders Miller and Chico Slightly Widen Their Leads
    Three Shot -- Two Of Whom Are Juveniles -- 700 block Chestnut; It's Latest Shooting In 1st Council Dist. (Leads All Others In Shootings Since June 1) Rep'd By Mayor/LB Police Union Endorsed Zendejas
    LBUSD Notifies Tincher CDC Parents An Unspecified Person On Campus Has COVID-19
    Election Outcomes: Cindy Allen, Backed By Garcia/Police/Firefighter Unions And Multiple Incumbents, Outpolls Reform Ticket Candidate Robert Fox in CD 2; Suely Saro Unseats Incumbent Dee Andrews In CD 6; Incumbent Austin Gets Third Term Beating Thrash-Ntuk in CD 8
    See other LB area election results
    By The Numbers: LB Now Has 279,735 Reg'd Voters: 52% Dems, Nearly 24% Say "No Party Preference" Topping Repubs At 17%
    Five Councilmembers Enact Tenant Anti-Harasssment Ordinance Lacking Intent Req't; Will Garcia Veto It?
    In March, Mayor Garcia Gave Identical Campaign Contribs To DA Jackie Lacey And To Her Opponent George Gascon; In Early Oct, LA Mayor Garcetti Switched From Endorsing Lacey To Backing Gascon. On Oct. 29, Mayor Garcia Said He Voted For Gascon
    CHP Says In 3 a.m Hour 23 Yr Old Wrong-Way Driver -- N'Bound In S'Bound 405's HOV Lane At "High Rate of Speed" North of Studebaker (Area Palo Verde) -- Collides Head-On With S'Bound Driver; They Both Die; Eight Other Chain Reaction Collisions Within Minutes, Officers Find Ten Vehicles Ultimately Involved
    Woman Seated At Bus Bench 7th/Cherry Is Struck/Killed By Vehicle Knocked Out Of Control In Two Vehicle Collision
    LBUSD Tells Twain CDC Parents Their Child May Have Been Exposed To COVID, Should Quarantine For 14 Days
    AUDIO; About Recent Shootings, LBPD Cmdr. Mauk Says LB Is NOT Having A Gang War
    Says recent shootings reflect multiple motives; says LBPD without its former field anti-gang unit now handles tasks by working smarter using high tech, social networks and other means
    See Updated COVID Case Numbers For Each LBUSD School (Employees + Students) Using LBUSD's New COVID Data Dashboard
    City Document Shows El Dorado Park Artificial Turf Soccer Field Cost Is Now Three Quarters Of A Million Dollars More Than Council Budgeted; Mgm't Says Total Cost Now $3.11 Mil (More Than Twice Originally Proposed Sum)
    Councilwoman Mungo mum on latest cost increase but supports project; will other Councilmembers approve this expenditure?
    Man Is Shot/Wounded Seated In His Vehicle, WLB Santa Fe/Summit St. (Roughly Midway Between LBPD West Div. Station And Cabrillo High)
    Via Q Voice News: 2nd District Candidate Cindy Allen Runs Away From The Media
    by Phillip Zonkel, Q Voice News Publisher/Founder
  • Perspective / Viewpoints

    Guest Commentary: My Grown-Up Votes On Ballot Measures
    by Lisa Ramelow *
    * Ms. Ramelow is a Long Beach writer.
    "Iíve been working on staying out of politics. But I do slip every now and then..."MORE

    Editorial: Eleven Years Gone, Remembering Melody Ross, Regretting Current LB School Board Election That Failed To Prioritize Ridding Campuses of Gangs

    Editorial: No Longer About Explosives/Fireworks; Now It's About Lies
    Might August Allegations, Downplayed By Allen During Campaign, Cost Her Newly Elected Office? Taxpayers Deserve Enforcement Agencies' Decision On The Merits
    Opinion Counterpoint Councilwoman Price Says She Did -- And Does -- Support Prop 20, Cites Her Record Urging Fix For Props 47/57/AB 109 And Collecting Thousands Of Signatures to Put Prop 20 On Ballot
    Opinion: Long Beach Mayor/City Councilmember(s) Could Have -- But Didn't - Agendize Item To Support Prop 20 (Reforms Parts Of Current CA Laws That Invite Business Thefts and Neighborhood Impacting Crimes)
    Editorial: LBREPORT.com Seeks LBUSD COVID-19 Infection Data For All Campuses; Amid Calls For Reopenings, Parents, Teachers, Students And Taxpayers Have Right To Know If District's Current "Protective" Measures Are or Aren't Working
    Vote Imminent On SB 1120 -- Would Allow Four Residential Units On Single Family Home Lots; LB Mayor/Councilmembers Mum; Here's How To Oppose It But Must Act Now
    Editorial: Teachers Union & LBUD Mgm't Shouldn't Decide COVID-19 Safety; Elected School Board Should...But Didn't
    Editorial: Mayor Garcia Offered Bogus Pretext To Cancel July 21 City Council Meeting; Council Did So And Will Get Paid Without Conducting Public's Business; Garcia Surfaced At Biden Campaign Event; Taxpayers Are Owed That Canceled Council Meeting
    Viewpoint: LBPD Should Ask And Get Answers For Public To These Four Questions About Accidental Discharge Of Gun Carried By Retired LBPD Sgt
    by John Deats
    Viewpoint: Police Response Times And Young Lives: A Budget Warning
    by Doug Drummond *
    * (3rd dist. Councilman (1990-1998), Harbor Comm'r (2011-2017), LBPD Commander (retired after 29 yrs service)
    Editorial: On June 23, The City Council's "Public Safety Committee" Is Poised To Violate Governor's Order And State Law And Let City Staff Manipulate Media Coverage At The ONLY City Council Proceeding Agendized To Date On LB Looting/Rioting, Police Bias/Use of force And Police Misconduct. Here's What To Do About This.
    Editorial: Appoint Whistleblower/Experienced Investigator Tomas Gonzales To Vacancy On Citizen Police Complaint Comm'n
    Editorial: Ensuring Meaningful Change, Not Sham Tweaks, For LB's "Citizen Police Complaint Commission"
    Unprepared...Or Clueless And In Denial? Read What Long Beach Mayor Garcia Tweeted Less Than Two Hours Before Looting Broke Out From Downtown To Uptown
    Breaking Code of Silence That Spares Mayor, Council And LB Police Officers Union From Accountability For Their Actions That Left LB Vulnerable To Looting And Problematic Police Responses
    Viewpoint: Mayor/Council, Please Stop Offering Self-Serving Excuses, Start Taking Public Serving Public Safety Actions.
    by Annie Greenfeld *
    * Ms. Greenfeld is a veteran community advocate. For many years, she lived in Wrigley, was president of Wrigley Association and South Wrigley Neighborhood Advisory Group, chaired the Central Redevelopment Project Area Committee and spoke at countless Long Beach City Council meetings on multiple neighborhood and citywide topics.

    Guest Essay: Socially We Should Engage. Physically We Should Distance
    by David Alpern
    Editorial: Re County-Run Election: Supervisor Hahn: Investigate (1) Firing Of LB Polling Place Whistleblower; (2) Politically Discriminatory Practice In Timing Mailing Of Voters' Sample Ballot Materials; And (3) Long Election Day Lines At Several LB Voting Centers; LB Council: Agendize City Clerk Report On Costs/Feasibility Of Restoring LB Control Of LB Elections
    The Mayor's Club
    LBREPORT.com's Choice For 2019 "Outrage of the Year" Is Another Story You May Not Have Read Elsewhere And Will Affect LB In 2020 And Beyond
    Here Are LBREPORT.com's Ten "Runners-Up" For LB's 2019 Outrage of the Year; Do You Have Others?
    Viewpoint: Disappointed Supreme Court Declined To Review Boise Opinion, Confident Court Will Have Future Opportunities For Broader Conversation; Clarity Needed With Disparity Between Current Laws And Their Interpretation
    by Suzie A. Price
    Long Beach City Councilwoman, Third District

    Editorial: Long Beach Mayor/Council May Let City Block Your Ability To Hear LBPD Radio Channels; Here's How To Say "No!"
    Editorial: Sorry, But Councilman Supernaw's Community Hospital Deal Will Eat Millions That Won't Be Available To Continue Providing Fire Engine 17 Beyond Sept. 2021 AND Could Still Leave LB Without Continuing Eastside Acute Care Hospital AND Could Cause City To Lose Its Community Hospital Property Entirely
    Follow-up: Gov. VETOES this bill, see subsequent coverage here.
    Here's How To Tell Gov. Newsom To Veto Election-Tilting Anti-Taxpayer Anti-Transparency SB 268
    Editorial: It's Not Streamlining. It Doesn't Promote Public Participation. It Will Affect Your Ability To Speak And Be Heard When City Council Actions Affect Your Neighborhood And Our City. Here's How To Stop It And Send A Message That The Public's Voices Matter

    Perspective: By The Numbers: Here Are LB Taxpayer/Neighborhood-Impacting Public Safety Facts That LB's Mayor/Council Haven't Told You

    Editorial: This Happened When A Mentally Ill Vagrant Said He Wanted To Kill A Belmont Shore Business' Manager.
    Opinion: LB Dem Partisans Try To Link 1st Dist Council Candidate Morquecho To Trump, While He And Multiple Dems Fail To Link Mayor-Backed Zendejas To Multiple Unpopular Council Actions
    Editorial: Our Hearts Are With Candlelight Vigils, But LBREPORT.com Is Done Covering Them. We Urge Action
    Editorial: Civics Refresher, Rights And Remedies When LB Council Incumbents Try To Reduce (Not Restore) Your Right To Speak And Be Heard At Council Meetings
    Their New City Hall
    Editorial: ¡Que barbaridad!

    Reference links
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  • How To Recall a LB Elected Official

  • Shooting Crime Scenes since June 1, 2020
    Red = Homicides. Blue = Persons hit. Yellow = Casings found or vehicle or bldg hit

    Special Report / In Depth / Amnesia File: Long Beach Had But No Longer Has An LBPD Field Anti-Gang Unit. How'd That Happen?
    LB Elections: Follow the Money

    Measures A & B: LBREPORT.com Seeks District Attorney Review Of Long Beach Mayor/City Council Feb. 18 Actions re Measure B
    Publisher raises issue of using public resources at that meeting to promote ballot measure sssssss

    Measures A & B: Garcia-Run Campaign Has Spent Over $380,000 Since Jan 1 For Gen'l Fund ("Blank Check") Tax Measures A & B...And Some LB Arts-Related Entities (That Could Receive Ongoing Sums If Voters Approve Measure B) Recently Contributed Nearly $20,000
    8th Dist: Dollar Donnybrook: Organized Labor Spends Large Sum For Thrash-Ntuk; Business Interests Spend Big to Re-Elect Austin; Reform Ticket Challenger Ovalle Uses Contribs Mainly From Grassroots Residents
    2nd Dist Deluge: Over $120,000 Spent Since Jan. 1 To Put Cindy Allen On City Council ($70k+ From These Contribs + $50k+ From Two Indie Committees); Reform Ticket Candidate Robert Fox (Using Mainly His Own Money) Has Spent $60k+; Pearce Endorsee Lara About $10k, Barrera About $5.5k
    8th Dist + 6th Dist. These Five Entities + One Individual Just Added $42,500 To Indie Campaign Seeking To Re-Elect Council Incumbents Andrews And Austin
    8th Dist: In 8th Dist., UniteHere! Union Adds $50,000 (Producing $125,000) For Organized-Labor Indie Campaign Seeking To Elect Thrash-Ntuk
    Follow the Money: Carpenters Union PAC Adds $10k To Garcia-Run Pro-Measure A Sales Tax Campaign; It's Collected Over Half A Million To Date From These Entities To Spend Against Grassroots Taxpayers Relying On Bare-Bones Individual Efforts
    2nd Dist: These Persons / Entities Gave These Sums To Elect Cindy Allen To LB City Council (2nd Dist.)
    6th Dist: Three Unions Just Gave Nearly A Quarter Million Dollars To L.A. County Labor Fed'n Which Is Allocating Estimated $40,000 In Indie Effort To Elect Suely Saro In 6th District (South Wrigley/Central LB/Cambodia Town)
    Mayor Garcia: See Who Gave Maximum Sums To Mayor Garcia's 2026 Lt. Governor Committee (That He's Used Thus Far As A Slush Fund To Support Other Campaigns)
    Subsequent coverage above:
    These Five Entities Just Gave $170,000 More -- Producing Total Now Nearly Half A Million -- For Garcia-Run Campaign To Continue Imposing Measure A Gen'l Fund (Blank Check) Sales Tax
    Subsequent cverage above:
    8th Dist: $75,000 Labor-Backed Indie Campaign Surfaces In 8th District Backing Thrash-Ntuk
    Subsequent coverage above
    6th + 8th Dists: These Entities Funded Indie Campaign Supporting Re-Election Of Andrews in 6th, Austin In 8th
    Subsequent coverage above Measure A Sales Tax:
    LB Firefighters Union Adds $125,000 to $200,000 From Police Officers Union To Fund Garcia-Run Campaign To Permanently Impose "Measure A" (Blank Check) Sales Tax
    RecentlyA Few Weeks AgoFurther Past
    Disturbing Development: Two LB Shootings, Two Persons Hit, And They Won't Tell LBPD Where In LB The Shootings Occurred
    Perspective: Councilwoman Mungo's Office And City Staff Delay/Stonewall Timely Release Of Public Records Detailing $2.35 Mil El Dorado Park Artificial Turf Soccer Field. You May Have Evidence Proving It.
    THIRD LB Shooting Within Six Hours Oct. 25: Someone Shoots At Driver Area LB Blvd/Bixby Road
    Another 1st Council District Shooting: Drive-By, Victim Hit/Wounded, 14th/Cedar Ave. (CD1/Zendejas)
    Man Is Shot/Wounded Area 11th/Coronado (CD 4/Supernaw)
    Burroughs Head Start Parents Notified "A Person" At School Has COVID-19, No Mention Of Possible Exposure To Kids
    Henry Elementary School Reports "A Person" Infected With COVID-19 But NOT Involving Its Kids Club; LBUSD Sup't Baker Sends Citywide Update Indicating District's "Next Phase" Will Include "More In-Person Instruction For Special Needs Students Followed By Plan To Begin Bringing Back Young Learners"
    Grant Elem School (NLB) CDC Parents Latest To Get Notice Of Possible COVID19 Exposure
    Two (More) Central LB Shootings Within 3 Hrs: 10th/Myrtle (CD6/Andrews), 1600 block Pine (CD1/Zendejas); Women Say Men Shot At Them; Rounds Miss Hitting One Woman, Strike/Wound Another
    Follow-Up / AUDIO: Council Committee Takes No Immediate Action On Ballot Measure To Increase Allowable Campaign Contributions BUT Uranga Raises Issue Of "Full Time Council" (Ballot Measure To Quadruple Council Salaries And Pensions) And Mungo And Zendejas Don't Object
    AUDIO: Hear Uranga advocate, Mungo equivocate
    In Depth: City Hall Response To Shootings: LB Health Dept. Plans To Spend $1.1 Mil From Sac'to To Take These Actions, Aim To Reduce Shootings In Washington Middle School Area By 20% By June 2023 And Implement This Approach Citywide
    Follow-Up / In Depth: ETA Advertising -- Sold In July By 2nd Dist. Council Candidate Cindy Allen With Provision To Receive 10% Of Its Net Revenue For Three Years -- Bids On New City Of LB Contract (2 Yrs/Up To 3 One Yr Renewals); ETA Received 2015 City Contract That With Amendments Thru 2020 Totaled $431,000
    Two MORE 1st District (Zendejas) Shootings, Bullets Fly At Two Sites In Willmore City Within Half An Hour, No Persons Hit
    7th and 8th CD1 shooting crime scenes -- including two homicides -- within past 30 days
    Subsequent coverage above
    Increase Allowable Campaign Contributions? Garcia-Chosen Committee (Zendejas, Uranga, Mungo) Could Recommend A Ballot Measure To Do So Or Kill Idea
    Folow-Up / In Depth: Irvine And Los Al Schools, Among First To Reopen, See Their First COVID-19 Cases
    Vehicle Strikes ELB Bike Rider On Spring St Near LCD; Vehicle Driver Allegedly Flees But Returns On Foot, Tells Officers He Was The Vehicle Driver, And Is Arrested/Booked On Suspicion of DUI
    NLB Argument Escalates To No-Person-Hit Shooting 6100 block Atlantic; LBPD Arrests Suspects (Man + Woman + Alleged Accessory)
    CHP Shoots/Kills "Pedestrian" (Euphemism For Vagrant/Transient?) It Says Shot At Them From Heavily Vegetated Area Of Los Al's Katella/605 Onramp
    LBUSD's Dooley Daycare Center Notifies Parents Of A COVID-19 Infection, Out of "Abundance of Caution" Will Close School For 14 Days
    It's 7th LBUSD site affected to date
    Double-Victim Shooting (One Innocent Bystander) Drive-By 1400 block Chestnut Ave
    It's 6th Shooting Crime Scene -- Including Two Homicides -- Within Past 30 Days In Mainly Working Class District Rep'd Since December By Mayor/LB Police Union Backed Mary Zendejas
    Council Candidate Allen Declines To Answer, Abruptly Ends/Exits Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Ass'n 2nd Dist. Debate When Asked If She Acknowledges Or Disputes That Her ETA Sale Agreement Creates Potential Conflicts By Entitling Her To Three Years 10% Of Firm's Net Revenue

    If LA County Reaches Less Restrictive COVID-19 Tier, LBUSD Plans These Phased Limited Reopenings; Says Will Discuss Implementation With Teachers/Staff Unions
    Man Shot/Wounded In Attempted Robbery, 7th St./LB Blvd.
    Man Is Shot/Wounded After Failed Carjacking, Area 2000 block San Gabriel Ave. (Near TI Fwy, North of PCH)
    Transient Stabbed to Death, Ocean Blvd/Promenade North
    Man Is Shot/Wounded At Predawn In Uptown Bixby Knolls' Scherer Park, Steps From LBPD's North Division Station
    Man Is Shot/Wounded, 6000 block Obispo Ave. (9th Dist.)
    Council Promised "Illegal Explosives And Fireworks Action Plan" Fizzles For Now, No Agendized Item Visible In October, City Mgm't Remains Hostile To Administrative Enforcement (Hefty Civil Fines Avoiding Criminal Prosecution) Used By Other Cities (Incl. Lakewood)
    Cindy Allen's Buyers of Her ETA Ad Firm Sue Her Alleging Fraudulent Inducement, Breach of Contract
    Lawsuit Re Cindy Allen's Sale Of Her ETA Ad Firm Indicates 3 Yrs Of Continuing Payments to Allen Of 10% Of Firm's Net Revenue On These Terms
    Purchase agreement refers to two (plural) SBA EDTLs
    Statement by City of LB re Its Queen Mary Lessee
    Includes LBREPORT.com "Amnesia File" On Salient City Actions
    LBPD Has A Suspect In Custody; Three Yr Old Child And A Man (Adult) Shot/Wounded 1100 block E. 10th St. (between Alamitos/Orange, border 1st/6th Council districts Zendejas/Andrews)
    Did Long Beach City/Port Con Congress And Taxpayers To Fund $1.5 Billion Bridge Replacement?

    In TENTH NLB Shooting Since July -- Second Shooting Within 24 Hrs -- Man Is Shot/Wounded in 5500 block Myrtle Ave. (8th dist/Austin); It's FOURTH Shooting (Incl. No Person Hit Shootings) Since Sept. In Northern Part Of Austin's 8th Dist.
    In SIXTH Shooting Since July In Neighborhood Along Artesia Corridor, Man Is Shot/Wounded At Midmorning, 6700 block Myrtle Ave. (9th dist/Richardson)
    LBREPORT.com Learns Of At Least Five Instances Of Possible COVID-19 Exposures At LBUSD Schools Thus Far Prompting Parent Alerts
    Man Is Shot/Wounded (3400 block E. 67th) In FIFTH Shooting Since July In Neighborhoods Along Artesia Corridor (Richardson/9th Dist.)
    Fatal Shooting: Rose Park Neighborhood Midnight Hour, 900 block Obispo Ave.
    Another 1st Dist (Zendejas) Shooting: Man Is Struck/Wounded In Midnight Hour 1700 block Locust Ave.; LBPD Arrests Two Juveniles from Hawthorne and Gardena
    Gov Newsom VETOES SB 629 That Aimed To Protect Journalists From Police Blocking Access To Emergency Scenes, Rolling Closures Of Demonstrations/Protests
    DA Charges Compton Man With Attempted Murder of Two LASD Deputies
    Arrested Sept. 15 (Three Days After Allegedly Shooting At Deputies) He Was Already Defendant In Pending DA Complaint Alleging A Compton Carjacking, Robbery, Shooting Earlier This Month
    PCH South of Loynes: Man Is Killed, Six Injured In Multiple Car Wreck, LBPD Arrests Driver On Suspicion of DUI
    Northern Part Of 8th Dist Has Three Shootings Within Less Than 5 Hrs: All Are In Or Near "Affordable" Housing Projects; Rounds Strike Occupied Vehicle (Leaving Strike Marks) And Occupied Residence But Miss Hitting Persons
    Amazon Fresh (One of First in CA) Will Occupy Rebuilt Haagen/Albertsons Site In NW Quadrant Spring St/Palo Verde Retail Center
    Councilman Rex Richardson Could Gain Seat On AQMD Governing Board (First LB Rep In 10 Yrs) Because He Sought The Seat And Other LB Electeds Didn't; He'll Face Competitors From Other Area Cities; Here Are Salient Parts Of His Record
    LB Woman (Supporter Of Police-Critical "Caravan For Justice") Arrested By OCSD For Allegedly Driving Her Car Into Crowd Injuring Two People Following Dispersal Order At Yorba Linda Protest/Counter Protest
    CSULB Quarantines All On-Campus Residents After Four In Residence Halls + One Living Off Campus) Test Positive For CCVID-19, Will Pause All In-Person Instruction For Two Weeks
    CSULB says the infected students allegedly ignored precautions and congregated socially off campus earlier this month
    COVID-19 Infected And Now Symptomatic President Trump Taken to Walter Reed Medical Center As "Precautionary Measure"
    DA Declines To Prosecute KPCC/LAist Reporter Josie Huang; DA Says LASD Evidence Insufficient To Show She Unlawfully Obstructed Deputies As She Video Reorded Protesters And LASD Response Outside Lynwood Hospital Where Wounded Deputies Taken After Compton Ambush Shooting
    1st District Homicide/Fatal Shooting 7th St./Alamitos (Gumbiner Park)
    Fatal shooting comes five days after no-person-hit shooting in same location.
    Cindy Allen Complaint To City Prosecutor/DA/FPPC Re Robert Fox Is Unsworn Unsigned 26 Page Narrative Written By Allen Campaign Based On/Accompanied By Internal Emails/Texts/Communications To/From/With Fox Campaign
    Some Parents Pressing To Reopen LB Schools Want Elected School Board To Rescind Its March (Early COVID) Action Giving Non-Elected Superintendent Baker Sweeping Powers To Decide This And Other Issues
  • Will any School Board incumbents or parents agendize this in time for Sept. 29 School Board meeting?
  • One parent notes silence on reopening issue of candidates Reyes-Uranga and Miller
  • City Enabled "11 Room House" Near CSULB (And Similar Land Uses Beyond) By Failing To Oppose This Sac'to Bill That Enables It
  • City shrugged its "State Legislative Agenda" reciting opposition to bills undermining local control
  • Pattern parallels Mayor/Council silence on other Sac'to Dem leadership-desired locally preemptive density bills
    Folow-Up / Perspective: In Her Own Words, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opposed Partisan Court Packing (Increasing Number of Justices) Now Advocated By Mayor Garcia
    Perspective: Mayor Garcia Supports Historically Disfavored Packing of U.S. Supreme Court If Senate Votes On Trump Nominee
    Perspective: LBPD Statement On Violent Events At Pike Comm'l Area (Incl. Shooting/No Person Hit)
    Long Beach Mayor/Council Let LBPD Hide Shooting Crime Stats; Compare LAPD's Transparent Detailed Shooting Data With Zero In LBPD Crime Stats
    Success: LBREPORT.com Action Prompts City Att'y To Require Public Safety Committee (Price, Supernaw, Austin) To Hear Public Testimony On Issues It Hasn't Agendized; Requires Committee To Hear Public On Committee-Avoided Public Safety And Police Issues
    Man Says Someone Shot At Him, Police Find Bullet Casings, 1000 block E. PCH (at MLK, 6th dist./Andrews)
    Another 1st dist. Shooting Crime Scene, Unoccupied Vehicles Struck/Casings Found 1600 block Linden Ave. (Near Roosevelt Elementary, Close To Poly High)
    Subsequent development above
    LBREPORT.com Moves To End Violation Of Brown Act by Council's Public Safety Committee (That Has Allowed It To Prevent Public Testimony On Non-Agendized Items And Tightly Control Council-Level Discussion Of Public Safety And Police Issues)
    Police Chief Luna Tells Council's Public Safety Committee: Managing 100+ Protests With LBPD's Thinned Resources Invited Increases In Violent + Quality of Life Crimes Citywide
    Man Is Shot/Wounded In Midnight Hour Robbery, 700 Queensway Dr. (Address Of Hotel Maya)
    Council Votes 6-3 To Endorse These Controversial November Ballot Measures, Would Allow Race In Deciding College Admissions/City Contracts, Change Prop 13 To Enable "Split Roll" Assessor Reassessment of Comm'l/Industrial Properties, Allow 17 Yr Olds to Vote In Primary/Special Elections, Support No-Cash-Bail Policy
    LA County Supervisors Chair (Sole Republican) Kathryn Barger Says "Anti-Law Enforcement Rhetoric Expressed By Many Elected Officials, Community Leaders And Others Has Created A Toxic Environment...This Must Stop. Enough is Enough."
    Two LA Sheriff Deputies Ambushed/Shot While Seated In Their Vehicle Near Compton (Willowbrook) Metro Stn; Sworn In 14 Months Ago
  • One Is 31 Yr Old Mother of 6 Yr Old, The Other Is 24 Yr Old Man
  • LASD Tweets VIDEO Showing Shooting, President Trump Reacts: "Animals That Must Be Hit Hard!"
  • Protesters Show Up At Lynwood Hospital, LASD Says They Shouted "We Hope They Die"
  • LASD Arrests a KPCC/LAist Reporter Sparking Media Anger
    Perspective: Richardson's "State Legislation Committee" Failed To Oppose Single Family Home Hostile SB 1120 And Failed To Discuss AB 5's Damages To LB Indie Workers. Today He'll Ask Council To Endorse November Ballot Measures to Allow Race In Deciding College Admissions/City Contracts, Change Prop 13 To Enable "Split Roll" Assessor Reassessment of Comm'l/Industrial Properties, Allow 17 Yr Olds to Vote In Primary/Special Elections, Support No-Cash-Bail Policy
    El Dorado Park Artificial Turf Soccer Field Cost Balloons Over 50% To $2.35 Mil....And It's In FY21 Budget Your Councilmember Just Voted To Approve, Project Is Now Out To Bid
    NLB Drive-By Shooting, 56th St./Orange Ave., Rounds Miss Hitting Man And Female Juvenile
    Cambodia-Town Shooting Large Crime Scene, 1700 block E. 17th; Multiple Unoccupied Vehicles Hit But No Victims Found
    CDC Study Says Adults Who Dined At Restaurants With On-Site Eating and Drinking Options Roughly Twice As Likely To Test Positive For COVID-19
    UPDATE: LBPD Arrests Three Suspects In Midday Murder In DTLB: Man Is Shot/Killed Area 4th/Atlantic, Police Believe During An Attempted Robbery
    Man Is Shot/Wounded In Possible Attempted Robbery, 1st/Atlantic
    LBUSD To Continue Online Distance Learning Thru End Of 1st Semester (Jan. 28, 2021), Supt. Baker Explains Reasoning and Responds Directly To Critics
    In controversial and arguably inconsistent exception, says district will "continue to plan for potential phasing in of some student support services and some limited in-class instruction prior to the end of the first semester."
    Man Is Shot/Killed Area 10th St/Cherry; LBPD Says Suspect And Victim Knew Each Other And Shooting May Relate To Accusation of Domestic Violence Against A Relative
    Council Tweaks And OK's FY21 Budget, Defunds Nearly 50 Sworn Police Officers (On Top Of 180+ Defunded 2009-2015 Not Restored), Councilmembers Let Themselves Join Voluntary 10% Salary Reducing Furlough But Quietly Let Themselves Increase Their Pensions With Adopted Salary Increases
    Proposed FY21 Budget Includes Nearly $7k Pay Raise For City Auditor Doud
    City Mgr. Blames Censored Budget Docs (No Six Figure Salaries Shown For Citywide Electeds or Dept Heads) On COVID-19 Time Pressures, Denies Censorship, Says Full Docs Will Be Available AFTER Council Vote Adopting Budget
    First LB Citywide Elected to Share Budget Pain: City Prosecutor Haubert Will Take Voluntary 10% Salary Reduction To Match His Staff's Lost Pay From Furloughs
    Opines City Should Make It Easy For Public To See Elected Officials' Salaries
    City FY 21 Budget Docs Censor Six Figure Salaries/Raises Of Citywide Electeds And City Dept. Heads
    LB Airport Sunday High Reached 104 (Predicted High for 90808 was 108.)
    Perspective / Amnesia File: After Taxpayers Spent $7+ Mil, LB City Council Cut Developer's Purchase Price Nearly In Half And Now NLB Has Retail Outlets Offering Fried Chicken, Asian Fusion Food And A Bank
    Web Spreads Love (Instead of Hate) Embracing 6 Yr Old NLB Boy Battling Brain Cancer
    LB Temp Touched 102 Degrees At LGB Sat. (Short of Predicted 107 in 90808)
    Perspective: Long Beach's Censored Police Budget: LBREPORT.com Publishes What City Budget Docs Don't Show
    Nat'l Weather Service Ups Its Forecast LB Weekend Highs: 107-108 In 90808, 92-93 In 90803
    Southwest Airlines Seeks And Receives All Of JetBlue's 17 Former LB Airport Flight Slots
    Southwest now dominates with 34 of LGB's 53 total flight slots
    LA County Health Dept Lets K-12 Schools Offer In-School Services For "Small Cohort" of Students With IEPs, ESL Or Other Specialized Needs; LBUSD Will Decide On What Terms To Apply This In LB; L.A. County And City of LB Also Allow Reopening With Multiple Restrictions Of In-Store Barbering/Hair Salons
    SB 1120 (Four Houses On Single Family Home Lot) Passes Sac'to Assembly But Fails To Meet Midnight Deadline For State Senate Concurrence; It Dies For Now; LB City Hall Let It Advance; Ignoring City's Stated Policy On Local Control Even As Grassroots Neighborhood Residents Worked To Oppose Bill
    Man Is Shot/Wounded 300 block E. 14th St. (at LB Blvd., 6th dist/Andrews)
    Man Is Shot/Killed On 405 Northbound Approaching 605; Shooter, Headed Toward Areas Along 405 or 605 Including LB, Remains At Large
    Sac'to Dems (Incl. LB state Senators Lena Gonzalez & Tom Umberg) Enable Passage of Pro-Density AB 725, Companion to SB 1120 (Four Housing Units On Single Family Lots, Ass'y Vote Expected Aug. 30)
    AB 725 will require metro cities like LB after Jan 1, 2022 to allocate at least 25% of their SCAG-imposed "Regional Housing Needs" (moderate income and above) to sites zoned for at least four housing units.
    Man Is Shot/Wounded, Bullets Miss Two Others, In 1000 Myrtle Ave. Walk-Up Attempted Robbery/Shooting
    DA Finds LBPD Officer Used Reasonable Force, Won't Be Held Criminally Liable In Gruesome Blue Line Wardlow Stn. Death of Passenger, Originally Stopped For Fare Evasion By Metro Transit Officer; Read Full DA Report
    Family is pursuing civil lawsuit; Black Lives Matter LB plans Aug. 29 protest march on event's 3rd anniversary
    Strictly Limited Reopenings For L.A. County/LB Businesses Until Data Improve Under Governor's New COVID-19 System; LA County Still In Virus "Widespread" Category
    "Schools in the Widespread tier arenít permitted to reopen for in-person instruction, unless they receive a waiver from their local health department for TK-6 grades...Schools can reopen for in-person instruction once their county has been in the Red (Substantial) tier for at least two weeks."
    FY 21 Budget Would Let Mayor/Council Offices Consume Nearly $6 Million With No Cuts In Budgeted Positions For Themselves; Mayor/Council Haven't Scheduled Any Budget Sessions To Discuss This
    Another 1st Council Dist Shooting: 700 block Olive, Man Is Shot/Wounded
    Mayor Garcia Asks Council to Direct City Att'y To Write A Guaranteed Income Resolution And Mgm't To Seek Grant Funding; Fiscal Impact Statement Admits Program Would Likely Mean Future Unquantified Taxpayer Costs
    These Current/Former Elected Officials And Organized Labor Groups Have Endorsed Cindy Allen For 2nd Dist. Council Seat
    L.A. City Councilman Herb Wesson (L.A. County Supervisor Candidate And Former Ass'y Speaker) Urges Gov. Newsom And Assembly Speaker Rendon To Reject SB 1120 As Destabilizing Black Communities And Inviting Gentrification; Bill's Supporters Duck Tuesday Planned Vote Which Could Come Weds Or Later This Week
  • LBREPORT.com Files Public Records Act Request To Disclose Who Wanted Council To Vote On Ten Agenda Items In One Action (On Same Night Mayor Shrugged His Council Duty To Preside At Council Meeting For MSNBC Political Appearance)
    LBREPORT.com Files Public Records Act Request For Docs Showing What Council Incumbents Mungo And Supernaw Did / Didn't Do In Response To SB 1120
    For Future Reopening, LBUSD Says Most Parents In August Chose In-Class Or Hybrid (In-Class + Online) Instruction While Acknowledging Sizable Percentages Seek Online-Only Instruction
    Stymied By 2nd Dist. Incumbent Pearce's Unhelpful Votes On Parking And Density, Grassroots "Transportation and Parking Solutions" Endorses 2nd Dist. Reform Candidate Robert Fox
    Mayor Garcia Shrugs City Charter Mayoral Duty To Preside At City Council Meeting, Exits To Appear On MSNBC Political Segment
    Exit comes after peculiar unexplained procedural request.
    Council Extends Contract With Arborist Firm Whose May Peninsula Tree Trimming -- Performed Pursuant To City Work Order Issued During Nesting Season -- Begat Brouhaha Over Nesting Bird's Death
    Agenda item was among those Mayor Garcia sought to combine in peculiar unprecedented procedure prior to exiting for MSNBC political segment
    Another 1st District/Washington Middle School Neighborhood Shooting: 1600 block Henderson (Casings Found, No Persons Hit)
    Perspective / AUDIO: LB School Board Shrugs Parents' Pleas Over COVID Risks, Deal With Teachers Union (See MOU) Allows Online Instruction For Most But Forced In-Classroom Teaching For Certain Special Ed, Pre-K Students
    AUDIO: Hear responses by School Board incumbents and two runoff candidates seeking to become next School Board member
    Perspective: How Some Media Morphed Mayor Garcia's 17.7 Second Convention Video Bites Into Party "Rising Star"
    Councilmembers Signal Acceptance (With Possible Tweaks) Of Mgm't/Mayor Proposed FY21 Police Defunding/Reductions (50+ Sworn Would Be Erased/Replaced By 34 Civilians); Chief Luna Acknowledges Mayor/Mgm't Budget Will Worsen Non-Emergency Response Times
    Price says she won't support all proposed PD cuts, cites constituents' concerns; Richardson makes no motions seeking deeper cuts for now, seeks future "deeper dive" into issues
    Predawn Fire In 4th St/Temple Ave. Strip Mall (Rose Park South)
    Perpective: With LB Mayor/Council Mum As Sac'to Pro-Density Bills Advance, LB Residents And Neighborhoods Can Take These Actions To Assert Their Interests
    One Year Old Child Is Run Over In Horrifying And Tragic Circumstances in NLB
    SCE Rolling Blackouts Hit SE LB On Saturday After These LB Areas On Friday (See Maps)
    LBUSD Mgm't Seeks School Board Approval To Change Public Comment Proceedings; With In-Person Meetings Resumed, No More Teleconferenced Reading Aloud Of Emailed Comments; They'll Be Sent To Staff And Forwarded To Board Members
    LBUSD Mgm't Releases This School Opening And Safety Plan. Your Grade?
    Perspective: LB Neighborhoods Report Continuing Detonation Of Disruptive Explosives; City Prosecutor Has Filed Criminal Charges In Fraction Of Complaints Received; No Cases Adjudicated Or Fines Collected To Date...And No indication City Mgm't Is Pursuing Administrative Enforcement (Hefty Fines Without Court Proceedings Used in Lakewood)
    Two Vehicles Chase Each Other Thru NW NLB Neighborhood (Eleanor/68th): Gunfire Heard; Casings Found; No Persons Appear Wounded, No Vehicles/Buildings Hit
    LB Health Dept. Updates Its Order On Reopening LB Schools; They'll Stay Online Only Until At Least Oct 5, And Perhaps Longer, And If/When They Reopen They Must Comply With These Detailed Protocols
    LBPD Arrests Suspect In Anaheim/Magnolia Liquor Store Robbery That Escalated To Alleged Murder, When Store Employee Grabbed Onto Suspect's Car Hood And Thrown Off/Killed As Suspect Drove Off
    Los Altos/ELB/Central LB Slated To Lose Fire Engine 17 (Argonne Ave.); Mgm't/Mayor Proposed Budget Nixes Continued Temporary Funding And Council Incumbent Supernaw Fails To Insist On Restoring Permanent Funding LB Taxpayers Previously Had
    Brush Fire Along San Gabriel River Bike Path At El Dorado Park Nature Center Was Small And Quickly Doused...This Time
    In Detail: LB Council Votes 9-0 To Approve These Public Safety/Policing Changes As Part Of Racial Equity/Reconciliation Policies
    Weekend Heat Is On, But Nat'l Weather Service Forecats Big Differences Between Coastal LB and Inland LB
    Two Shootings (Aug 11) Within About 6 Hrs: 1700 block LB Blvd. (1st Dist) And Atlantic Ave. Poly High Area (1st Dist Border With 6th)
    New / Perspective w/ Amnesia File: Might Biden VP Choice Of Garcia-Ally Harris Preface Possible DC Spot For Garcia?
    LB COVID-19 Positivity Test Rate Drops To 8.7%, Total Cumulated Cases Top 9,200
    No One Seeks To Write Arguments Against City Hall-Sought Oil Tax Increase
    LB Council To Discuss/Vote (Aug. 11) To Adopt These Public Safety/Policing Changes As Part Of Racial Equity/Reconciliation Policies
    LBPD Budget Will Be Discussed At Aug. 18 Council Meeting (Was Removed From Aug. 11 Council Discussion Of Other Budget Items)
    Sac'to Bill Would Allow Four Residences On Single Family Home Lots; SB 1120 (Co-Authored By LB State Senator Lena Gonzalez) Passed state Senate In June, Faces Assembly Committee Hearing Aug. 11 With LB City Hall Mum
    Sac'to Bill Would Invite A Council Majority To Adopt An Ordinance Zoning Any Parcel For Up to 10 Units Of Residential Density In These Types Of Neighborhoods; SB 902 Comes To Assembly Committee Hearing Tues. Aug. 11
    Midnight Hour Gunfire In "Pike" Comm'l Area, Juvenile Is Shot/Wounded, Crime Scene @ Seaside/Cedar
    Inside Talks Between LB Teachers Union/LBUSD Mgm't On How LB Teachers Will Teach Under COVID-19; Union Summarizes First Day Of Negotiations
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