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Urgent Advisory / New: Att'n Dog Lovers: Hill's Science Diet/Prescription Diet Expands Its Voluntarily Recall Of Multiple Types Of Its Canned Dog Foods, See List Here
New: LB Mayor Garcia In Sac'to Joins CA's 13 "Big City" Mayors In Asking For ONE BILLION State Taxpayer Dollars For CA Cities For Homeless In FY19-20, It Would Be Additional $500 Million On Top of $500 Million Gov. Newsom Previously Recommended

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New: Trail Of Hail In NLB and ELB
New: Anaheim City Council Hears Brief City Mgm't Update On Its Negotiations With Angels; An Anaheim Councilmember Says Anaheim Should Put Its Residents First, Shouldn't Let Angels Pressure City of Anaheim By Negotiating With City Of Long Beach

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With Perspective: The "Elephant" (Lot) In The Room: How Does Downtown Public Property City of Long Beach Said Was "Unavailable" For Public Pool Become Available For Private Major League Ball Club?

With Perspective: LB Mayor/Council Schedule Closed Session To Discuss "Price/Terms Of Purchase and/Or Lease" For Convention Center Parking Lot. Some Say They'll Discuss A Possible Angels Deal. What About Brown (Open Meetings") Act?
Anaheim City Council seeks management report in open session on their city's dealings with Angels
State Senate Campaign For Dem Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez Says Repub Councilwoman Mungo Has Endorsed Her; Mungo Mum To Us
First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Internal City Records Obtained By LBREPORT.com Show What $1 Million Media Wall Will Look Like And What It Will Display
City staff described it as part of new City Hall's "Critical Technology Needs Infrastructure"; Council voted 7-0 to approve it one week before Christmas.

Statement by the Publisher: LBREPORT.com Extends New Offer To Candidate Gonzalez To Share With Us In Conversation And Let You Hear Her Answers To Questions By Us That Others Haven't Asked
Follow the Money: Gonzalez State Senate Bid Busts $300k; See Who Gave Money And How It Was Used (Including Hiring An Oakland-Based Firm To Send Interactive Campaign Texts; Have You Received One?) A "Community Hospital Tax"? Mayor Garcia Slips Into Motion, And Council Approves, Request For City Staff "Options" -- Possibly After Not-Yet-Done Lease Binds LB Taxpayers To Pay $25 Million In Seismic Retrofit Costs -- To Fill Resulting General Fund "Revenue Gap"
Mayor frames it as "investment" in city-owned buildings
Council Votes 9-0 To Direct Staff To Work With Proponents Of Gondola Between DTLB and QM To Develop Project Feasibility Study For Future Council Consideration; Mayor, Councilmembers And "The Wave" Project Proponents Repeatedly Describe Gondola As Transportation Project
Council votes send the proposal to its Housing & Neighborhoods Committee and Harbor Comm'n. The two bodies' recommendations, after public testimony will return to the City Council for voted action Do You Want New LB City Council/Harbor Commission Chambers In New City Hall Named "Bob Foster Civic Chambers?" Four Councilmembers Propose To Send Request (Letter Signed By 36 Individuals We Name) First To A Council Committee & Harbor Comm'n Before Council Decision
Sac'to Bill To Let Councils In 10 Cities -- Including LB -- Allow 4 a.m. Bar/Restaurant Alcohol Hours Advances After Sharply Contrasting State Senate Committee Testimony Pitting Hotel/Tourism Interests vs. Public Safety Groups; Only One Committee Hurdle Left Before Full Senate Vote
Might position on the bill become as issue in LB-S.E. LA County state Senate race in view of candidate Gonzalez's 2012 DUI?
Statement by the Publisher / Opinion: LBREPORT.com Marks National "Sunshine Week" In Long Beach, Where In Some Areas The Sun Never Shines
VIDEO: State Senate Hopefuls Hoping For Runoff With LB Councilwoman Gonzalez Say She's Not A Lock At Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum

New / Follow-Up: Here's Where State Senate Candidate Lena Gonzalez Was After Her Campaign Told Regional Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce In February She'd Be Unable To Attend Group's March 13 Candidate Forum
Follow the Money: See Who Gave Big Bucks At Garcia/Lara Fundraiser To Put LB Councilwoman Gonzalez In State Senate, In Add'n To These Other Recent Large Contribs
Gov. Newsom Seeks State Legislation Requiring Cities To Meet Higher "Regional Housing Needs Assessment" Figures Faster, Punish Cities Sac'to Deems "Non-Compliant" On Land Use/Zoning/Entitlements By Cutting Off Their Driver-Paid Road Repair Dollars Under 2017 Gasoline Tax Increase
Subsequent coverage above
State Senate Candidate Lena Gonzalez Won't Be Present at Mar. 13 Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum; No Reason Given To Organizers; [**UPDATE**] Campaign Tells Us A "Longstanding Conflict" But Hasn't Said What It Is
Subsequent coverage above
Community Hospital Long Term Deal Not Done, City Staff Seeks "Interim" (Short Term) Lease As Negotiations Continue On Fiscal Impacts Of Major Terms That Could Require LB Taxpayers To Pay Privately-Owned LLC Up To $25 Million (Half Of Seismic Retrofit Costs) While LLC Runs Smaller-Than-Former Version Of Community Hospital For Its Profit On City Owned Land For $1/Year
On-Demand AUDIO: Hear LB Mayor/Councilmembers Justify/Commend Spending $6.5 Mil -- Part Of $9 Mil Total Cost -- From State Taxpayers' Tidelands Funds To Build A New Downtown-Adjacent Beach Concession Stand (Incl. Public Bathrooms, Kids Play Area, Bldg To Rent Beach Items)
Record Shows State Lands Comm'n Voted To Approve Multi-Million Dollar Expenditure From State Tidelands For Long Beach Shoreline Concession Stands With No Discussion; City Council Voted To Spend Roughly $9 Million From Tidelands For One Adjacent To Downtown; Others Further Away Budgeted For Much Less

Image source: March 5 city staff agendized report
In 2018, LB Council Voted In Closed Session To Join In CA Fed'l Court Lawsuit That Just Struck Down 2020 Census Citizenship Question
Water Comm'n Cancels March 7 Protest Hearing On Water Rate Increase After Lawfirm Suing To Overturn Measure M Alleges Legal Defect In Hearing Notice
City Mgr. Tells Council City Will Seek Fed'l Taxpayer Dollars To Restore Fire Engine 17 (Argonne Ave, Serves Parts Of ELB-Central LB); FEMA Grant Decision Expected In April-May
No Councilmember(s) or Mayor ask why LB taxpayers don't have Engine 17 AND Engine 101 (second apparatus for downtown high rise-density) despite Measure A ("blank check") sales tax increase...which they had before former Mayor Foster/former Council recession-prompted "proportional budget reductions"
Sic Transit: Janet Lerch, Wife Of Retired Vice Mayor/Councilman Val Lerch
VIDEO Coverage: City-Hired Consultant Sees/Hears Multiple Animal Advocates Urge No-Kill Animal Shelter Practices, Criticize Mayor, Seek City Policy Changes

Follow-Up: LBREPORT.com Asked State Senate Candidate/LB Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez Questions She Missed Hearing And Answering At Recent Beer And Politics Forum. One Of Them Is Relevant To Big Oil's Indie Campaign Big Bucks Supporting Her Election. We Await Her Answers
Do You Recognize This Man? LBPD Says He's Suspect In Recent Sexual Battery, Area LB Blvd./south of PCH

Subsequent coverage above
Public Safety Committee Members Price-Supernaw-Austin Agendize Mar 5 Mgt Report On Status Of Restoring Fire Engine 17, Which Still Isn't Restored Despite Sept. 2018 Council Vote Directing Mgm't "To Identify New Revenue" To Do So
Their agendizing memo flinches at a few facts
Details On Fed'l Charge Filed Against El Dorado Park South Man Re Explosion That Killed His Former Girlfriend At Her OC Business
ELB Overnight Gunfire, 3700 block E. Stearns (Near Nat'l Guard Armory); LBPD Pursuit Follows, Suspect Crashes Thru LB Airport Fence, Is Arrested On Tarmac
Suspects Fire Shots Into Residence About A Block NW From Michelle Obama Library; One Suspect In Custody, Another At Large
In Depth/Perspective: Follow the Money: Big Oil + Big Labor Big Bucks Both Back LB Councilwoman Gonzalez For State Senate. Does That Explain Silence Of LB Mayor/Council In AQMD Proceeding On Potential Mass Casualty Issue?
Metro Board Votes [UPDATE: Mayor Garcia Voted "Yes"] To Pursue "Feasibility Study" Leading To Future Vote To Impose "Congestion Pricing" (Tolls/Charges On Drivers Using Certain Congested Freeway Sections To Deter Prime-Time Use)
Subsequent development above
FBI Arrests El Dorado Park South Man (Whose Former Girlfriend Was Killed By Explosion At Her OC Business)
Feds arrested him last year, not charged with deadly explosion but for allegedly possessing destructive device...and shortly thereafter dropped those charges
Hours After Double-Shooting (Incl. Homicide), LB's 6th Dist. Had Another Shooting (Man Wounded)

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 Central LB.
Woman (Adult) And Boy (17 Yrs Old) Shot, And Boy Dies, Area 11th St./Lewis Ave. (6th Dist.)
Unknown number of suspects fire at them from vehicle driving through an alley; PD says motive currently unknown

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 Central LB.
Coverage coming
City Mgm't Plans Structured Q & A, Not "Town Hall" Style Public Comment, At Mar. 3 Public Workshop On Strategic Plan For Future of LB's Animal Shelter. See Format and Details
With AUDIO: LB Councilwoman/State Senate Candidate Gonzalez No-Show [UPDATE: Her Campaign Mgr. Responds] At Beer & Politics As Other Candidates Seek To Break-Out Of Multi-Candidate Pack (AUDIO: Hear Them, You Decide); Gonzalez Is Endorsed By L.A. County Fed'n of Labor (AFL-CIO); Committee Funded By Mainly Oil Cos./Related Firms Spends $1 Mil In Indie Campaign To Elect Gonzalez; Her Campaign Swiftly Moves To Announce Endorsement of California League of Conservation Voters

With AUDIO: Fire Engine 17 (Service Area from Central LB To ELB) Still Isn't Restored Despite Council Vote Directing Mgm't "To Identify New Revenue" To Do So; Councilman Supernaw Audibly Irked Makes Public Safety Committee Motion For Mgm't Explanation At Coming Council Meeting
Nighttime Gunfire On Retro Row (2100 block E. 4th St.), Shell Casings Found, No Persons Hit

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 based on LBPD confirmed data. Separate map shows shootings in NLB.
Perspective / Viewpoints

Opinion: State Candidate Gonzalez's Silence On Our Straightforward Newsworthy Questions (Re Bills To Tax Big Oil, Override Local Zoning To Incentivize Low Income Housing, And Former Sen. Lara's Record) Has Become Independently Newsworthy; Since She Hasn't Answered For Over Ten Days, We Went To A "Meet Lena" Event, And...

Statement by the Publisher: Pitching the Angels
Editorial: Council's Public Safety Committee Will Meet Tuesday, Hasn't Agendized These Issues But Should
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?

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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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    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: City Mgm't Memo Signals March Council Item With "Next Steps Needed To Move" LB Animal Care Services "Progressively Forward To Deliver" Live Release Rates "In 90 Percentile For Dogs And Cats"; Will Propose To Strengthen Partnerships With SPCA-LA, Rescue Groups And Volunteers
    Long Beach City Mgr's Office, In Carefully Worded Statement Attributable To Mayor Garcia on Behalf of City, Says City Is Exploring Feasibility Of Downtown Sports Venue On Convention Ctr Parking Lot, Approached Angels, In Early Stages Of Due Diligence, Exploring Variety Of Options. Amnesia File: In Formally Adopted EIR, City Refused To Evaluate Site For Public-Serving Recreational Pool, Said It Should Be Reserved For Hotel/Convention Uses
    Here's More On Signal Hill Shooting (Sat Midnight Hour, Wardlow/Orange At LB Border)
    Long Beach Had FIVE Shootings Within Roughly Four Hours: A NLB Homicide (NOT Believed Gang Related) Plus Two Shootings With Men Hit (6th dist, 9th dist.) Described As "Uncooperative" With Investigation At Hospitals Plus Two Shootings With No-Persons-Hit (1st dist, 2nd dist.)

    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. Maps are unofficial based on LBPD confirmed data.

    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Some Or All Of The Major U.S. Dem Presidential Candidates Will Likely Come To Long Beach Nov 15-17 Because...
    Subsequent development above
    Signal Hill PD Provides Little Info Re Shooting, Wardlow/Orange (Near LB Border In Signal Hill)
    Long Beach Councilwoman Gonzalez Wins Endorsement of Long Beach Democratic Club
    State Senator Introduces Sweeping Bill Citing Housing Crisis As Basis For Removing Cities/Residents Traditional Local Powers On Housing, Land Use, Zoning and Density
    Strong Arm Robber Steals Woman's Backpack, She Chases Him, Falls And s Injured; Thief Gets Away In Car Driven By Another Individual With Two Others Inside...Nearly Across Street From LBPD North Division Station
    Suely Saro, Aide To Exited Sen. Lara And Supporter Of Councilwoman Gonzalez To Succeed Him, Announces She's Running To Become LB's Next 6th Dist. Councilmember
    Man Is Shot/Wounded, 200 block E. Artesia (NW NLB, west of L.A. river)
    Community Hospital Update: "No reportable action taken" in Feb. 19 closed session (leaves unclear what took place) in speculated discussion of possible deal (details not disclosed) that might enable a private entity (Molina, Wu, Network, LLC) to open smaller version of Community Hospital on seismically challenged site. Before the Council went into closed session, two public speakers, Ray Burton (chair Community Hospital Foundation of LB) said "successful resolution will benefit entire city and save lives") and Jim Delarusso [sp?], a physician on Community Hospital staff, also spoke in support.
    VIDEO Coverage: Gov. Newsom Comes To LB, Tells Mayors Of Cities His Office Deems "Out of Compliance" On Sac'to Req'd Housing Numbers He'll Help Send Them State Taxpayer Dollars To Comply, Seeks Collaboration, But Doesn't Rule Out Suing Cities That Don't Comply. LBREPORT.com Asks Governor What He Believes Remains Of Local Control On Land Use, Density, Zoning And Enviro Impacts, And He Replies...

    In Depth / Detailed Coverage: Four Years Ago, "Near Miss" Explosion At Torrance Refinery Nearly Caused Potential Catastrophic Release Of Highly Corrosive, Potentially Lethal MHF (Modified Hydrofluoric Acid); Only Two CA Refineries Use It; One Is Valero In Wilmington; Release Could Form Ground-Hugging Cloud With Possible Deaths Or Severe Health Impacts In Parts of LB; AQMD Is Deciding Whether To Phase It Out/Ban It Or Let Refineries Keep Using It With Add'l Safety Measures...While LB's Mayor/Councilmembers Mum
    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 LBREPORT.com: 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
    LBPD Arrests Three Suspects, Says Gang Argument Motivated January Anaheim St./Locust Ave. Shooting That Killed Man, Wounded Bystander Woman
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com / 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
    State Senate Candidates From Smaller Surrounding Cities Pool Their Political Clout, Stymie Dem Party Endorsement Sought By LB Councilwoman Gonzalez
    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+
    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
    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
    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, Seismically Challenged Site? Taxpayers Will Likely Learn Answer Later In Future Publicly Voted Action
    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)
    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
    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 LBREPORT.com: City Will Begin This Coming Monday This Pilot (Test) Program To Handle Non-Emergency Calls Regarding Homeless Issues
    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.
    In Depth / First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: 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." LBREPORT.com 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?
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