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Measures A & B: LBREPORT.com Seeks District Attorney Review Of Long Beach Mayor/City Council Feb. 18 Actions re Measure B
Measures A & B: Garcia-Run Campaign Has Spent Over $380,000 Since
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
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
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
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|Road Rage Escalates To Shooting, 1100 block Gaviota; Victim's Car Struck, Victim Not Hit
Overnight Gunfire: 700 block E. Shoreline Dr (Near Volleyball courts not far from Villa Riviera)
Sac'to Bill To Toughen Penalties On Hit-Run Drivers Blocked By Ass'y Approps Committee Chair Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher
Riverpark Coalition Will Team With Councilman Austin On Dominguez Gap Park and Butterfly Preserve, Sues City To Require EIR For Austin/City Hall-Enabled 3701 Pacific Place Development And Separately Seeks Non-Profit Status To Enable Long-Term Advocacy For Green Space From Dominguez Gap To Wardlow Rd
Lakewood Spokesman Says Its City Council's Adopted "Legislative Platform" (Statement of General City Policies) Enabled It To Send Letter Critical Of Three Of DA Gascón's Policies Without Further Agendizing Or Public Discussion
Agendized Action Didn't Mention Gascón Nor Did Any Lakewood Councilmembers Who Signed Letter Critical Of Those Policies
Follow-up above First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: All Five Lakewood Councilmembers Sign/Send This Letter Critical Of DA Gascón Policies; Letter Surfaces Without Agendized Council Action; A Dozen City Councils Have (Thus Far) Voted "No Confidence" in Gascón, Facing Recall; City of Long Beach Mayor/Council = Zzzzzzzzz
AUDIO: Mayor Says Queen Mary Should Be Preserved, Contends City Has Tried "For Past 40 Yrs" To Get QM Right, Blames Lack Of Right Partner And Right Preservation Plan
In Depth / Perspective: Residents Battle City Hall Over Cellular Antennas And Towers As Councilmembers Maintain "Code of Silence" On Discussion Of Neighborhood Impacts Not Required By Locally Preemptive Fed'l/State Laws
LB Vice Mayor/CD 9 Richardson Is Gov't Affairs Rep For Firm That Installs Cell Towers
Brazen Broad Daylight Drive-Up Shooting, Suspects Drive To 1400 block Santa Fe (CD 1/Zendejas), Exit Vehicle, Shoot At 2 Victims, Drive Off; Rounds Miss
City Hall "Membership" Perks Consume $1.2 Mil ($350,000+ From Gen'l Fund)
Gunfire In Alley 5900 Linden (CD 9/Richardson Near Michelle Obama Library); PD Says Male Victim And Male and Female Suspects Know Each Other
Three Shootings In A Little Over Five Hours Leave Man Wounded In 4100 block E. Willow (just west of Lakewood Blvd./CD 4 Supernaw); Casings Found (CD 1/Zendejas), Residential Bldg Struck (Border CD 1/CD 6 Zendejas/Saro)
Sic Transit: Inge Cristiano, Family Matriarch And (With Late Husband Vincenzo) Beloved Operator of Former Iconic Nino's Italian Restaurant
Inge Cristiano with daughter Carina, May 2018.
Community Hospital Doesn't Include Licensed Coronary Care Beds
License allows roughly half of otherwise available Intensive Care And General Acute Care beds
Uranga Family's Youngest Son Tito (A Dad In His 30s) Is Battling A Rare Cancer; To Help His Family Herlinda Chico Launches "Go Fund Me" Appeal
Supernaw and Allen Block Committee Discussion On Naming South St. Greenspace "Pressburg Parkway"
Proposal initiator Richardson or other Councilmember(s) can agendize item for full Council vote
Another CD1 (Zendejas) Shooting: Building and Two Unoccupied Vehicles Struck By Gunfire: 1700 block Locust
Fed'l Environmental Protection Agency Slaps Down Garcia-Co-Authored I-710 Metro Expansion Motion For Trying To Bypass Federally Req'd Detailed Air Quality Review
Says Garcia-Solis advocated "Clean Trucks Program" even if fully implemented would worsen air quality, EPA says project requires federally compliant hot-spot analysis
|Part of NLB's "Uptown Commons" Comm'l Development Struck By Overnight Gunfire In Possible Burglary
Man Is Shot/Wounded Standing In Front Of His Home, 400 block E. 55th St. (CD 8/Austin)
Another South Wrigley Shooting: 2000 block Chestnut (CD 6/Saro); No Person(s) Hit; LBPD Arrests Suspect
Armed Robbery @ Walmart (Towne Ctr, Carson St. near 605)
Shooting Wounds Man, Area PCH/Pacific (border CD1/Zendejas-CD6/Saro); Less Than A Week Earlier, A Man Was Shot/Wounded Two Blocks North (CD6/Saro)
Sac'to Bill Would Reduce Charges/Sentences For Shootings And Gun Related Crimes. Supporters Say Tough Gun Sentences Show Systemic Racism By Disproportionately Affecting People of Color
Councilmembers fail to discuss bill or its consequences in shooting-plagued Long Beach neighborhoods /small>
Here Are Gov, Newsom's Five Choices (Under 2020's AB 3121 That He Signed) For Nine Member "Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, with a Special Consideration for African Americans Who are Descendants of Persons Enslaved in the United States"
Two Others Will Be Chosen by State Senate President Pro Tem Plus Two by Assembly Speaker
Long Beach Population Drops Along With LA County And CA...But Some Cities Grow
Congresswoman Barragán (D, Carson/NLB/Compton) Seeks $250,000 In FY 22 Fed'l Taxpayer Funds For NLB's Michelle Obama Library
Confirmed: State Senate Rules Committee Soliciting Names Of LA County and OC Supervisors, Mayors & Councilmembers To Fill Coastal Comm'n Seat (Term Expiring) Currently Held By LB Councilman Uranga
Police Arrest Transient In 2020 Fatal Stabbing Of Transient, Ocean Blvd/Promenade North
Feds Cap LB Convention Ctr Migrant Minor Intake At 800 (Instead Of Contracted 1,000) After 6.6% (47 of 710) Test Positive For COVID-19; Move Reserves Space If Any More COVID-19 Cases Arise
Subsequent development above Will Councilman Uranga Remain On Or Vanish From CA Coastal Comm'n? His Term Expires May 20; There Are No Term Limits; Choice By State Senate Rules Committee Has Historically Been Made Behind Closed Doors With No Confirmation Hearing/Public Input Here's What LB Health Dept. Says One Can Do / Not Do As It Moves City Into Yellow (Least Restrictive) COVID Tier
Man Is Shot/Wounded At Midafternoon Along Wrigley's 2000 block of Pacific Ave. (CD 6)
Three Shootings May 1 Within 20 Mins: Man Wounded (CD 6/Saro); Woman Wounded (CD 1/Zendejas); Car to Car Shooting (CD 1/Zendejas) Misses Hitting Victim
Gunfire In Part Of Austin's CD 8 (300 block Plymouth St.), Same Block Where Gunfire Flew in Jan.
In Response To Shootings, LBPD Tested Walking Cops In Area b/w LA River-LB Blvd, Anaheim-PCH. The Walking Cops Deployment Has Ended. What Now?
North Wrigley Cops Coax Restraining Order Suspect Off Rooftop
Screen save by Carlos Ovalle
Sac'to Bill To Permanently Maintain/Increase Digital-Era Public Speaking Rights At Council Meetings Passes Key Policy Committee
Would also curtail orchestrated speakers from cutting off opposing views
Mayor Garcia Testifies At Virtual Hearing By House Subcommittee On "Unaccompanied Children at the Border"; He Urges Changes In Current Immigration System (He Called Broken), Advocated "Clear and Fair Pathway For Citizenship" for Undocumented Persons, Advocated A Guest Worker Program and Aid for Mexico and Central American Countries
Who Did He Say Contacted Whom First About Using Convention Ctr? Hear Garbled Audio
Screen save: Mayor Garcia testifies to House Subcommittee April 27, 2021
|Long Beach Has Three Shootings Within 24 Hrs
Subsequent coverage above Mayor Garcia Will Be One of Four Witnesses at Virtual Hearing By A House Subcommittee On "Unaccompanied Children at the Border: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Way Forward"
Update: SHPD Says Walk-Up Shooting 1900 block St. Louis Left Man Wounded
Subsequent development above Signal Hill PD Tight Lipped (for 12+ Hrs) Over
Someone Shoots Into Inhabited Dwelling, 5500 block LB Blvd. (CD 8/Austin)
In Detail / AUDIO: Long Beach Residents Take Action (Faced With LB City Hall Inaction) On SB 9 (Four Units on Single Family Lot); In State Senate Committee Hearing, Neighborhood Group Residents Join Lengthy List Of Cities and Neighborhood Groups Statewide Opposing Measure Co-Authored by State Senator (former Councilwoman) Lena Gonzalez
Mayors of Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, "LB Yimby" (Yes in my Backyard), Cal Chamber, American Planning Ass'n among measure's supporters; it clears State Senate Governance and Finance Committee 5-0
Is It About Children Or Revenue? To House Migrant Minors Thru Aug. 2, Taxpayers Will Pay SMG (LB Convention Ctr Operator) $35 Mil
City/Feds Don't Allow Reporters' Access To Convention Ctr Areas Where Migrant Minors To Be Housed But Give Tour To Electeds And Supportive Groups; City Offers Pooled Photos + Text By So Cal News Group (PT/Gazettes Operator)
Butterfly is projected on wall in distance. Brittany Murray SCNG pooled photo.
While Long Beach City Hall Lets Sac'to's Density Enabling SB 9 Advance, El Dorado Park South Neighborhood Ass'n Independently Submits Opposition Letter To Sac'to Committee; Other LB Groups May Put Themselves On Record Against SB 9 In Today's Sac'to Hearing
"LB Yimby" and other "Yimby" (Yes in my Backyard) groups statewide plus various interest groups support measure
Transient Shot To Death In North Wrigley Adjacent Encampment Allowed to Persist At S'bound 405/N'bound 710 Subsequent development above Council Sets "Study Session" (April 20, 5:30 p.m.) On "Strategies For Addressing Violent Crime." Will We Hear Chief Luna Reiterate His March Memo Blaming Pandemic, Not Council-Thinned Police Levels, For Increased Shootings?
Gunfire In North Alamitos Beach (CD 2/Allen): 400 block Rose Ave.
Man Shot/Wounded In NLB, 100 block W. 52nd St. (CD 8/Austin)
Gunfire Strikes Multi-Unit Residence In Wrigley: 2500 block Chestnut (CD 6/Saro)
Sac'to Bill Proposes Increased Digital-Era Public Speaking Rights At Council Meetings
Would also curtail orchestrated speakers from cutting off opposing views
Another CD6 (Saro) Shooting, A Drive-By In 1000 block of Myrtle Ave. Leaves Man Wounded; Crime Scene Is Barely A Mile And Half From Shooting (Casings Found) Less Than A Week Earlier
LA River Bike Path Rider Stabbed Area PCH/Golden
Man And Woman Walking In 1 a.m. Hour In 200 block of N. Pine Near Broadway Are Involved In Physical Altercation With Some Group And Man Is Stabbed
In Depth / Extended AUDIO: It's Back: Sac'to's SB 9 (Co-Authored by LB State Senator Gonzalez) That Would Allow Four Housing Units (Opponents Say Six) On Single Family Home Lots Just Advanced In State Senate Committee; LB City Hall Silent (Again); State Senator Umberg Votes "Yes"
Council Votes 7-1 (Uranga Dissenting) To Deny Appeals Seeking EIR, Approves RV Parking/Comm'l Storage, Not Park/Open Space, Along LA River At 3701 Pacific Place
Subsequent development above City Hall Mum (Again) As Sac'to Bill To Require Increased Single Family Neighborhood Density Faces Hearing
Another CD6 Shooting, Casings Found, 2200 block Myrtle (Councilwoman Saro)
Wrigley Shooting, 200 block E. Spring (Near NE Corner of Veterans Park (border CD 6/Saro and CD7/Uranga)
City Halts Johnson/Janssen Vax For Now Per CDC After Serious Reax For Some Elsewhere
All Public Speakers On Riverpark April 13 Hearing Signed Up Within Less Than 3 Minute Period On Weds, April 7
Viewpoint: Emailed To Mayor and Council: Do the Right Thing: Require Full EIR On 3701 Pacific Place Parcel
by Rae Gabelich *
* Ms. Gabelich was CD8's Council rep from mid-2004 (when she unseated a Mayor-backed Council incumbent) through mid-2012. She submitted the text below (lightly shortened by us) at 12:45 p.m. April 13 to the City Clerk, Mayor Garcia and all nine Council incumbents in connection with tonight's agendized appeal hearing.
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