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Continually updated Confirmed LB shootings (fatal + non-fatal + no-hit) since Aug. 1 and homicides since Jan. 1. On July 31, Mayor Garcia recommended a FY19 budget that restored 5 add'l net citywide deployable officers, leaving 186 such officers unrestored. On Sept. 4, Council approved this 9-0. Thin Blue Line: To view LB's per capita police level for taxpayers compared to Los Angeles and Signal Hill, click here
Elective districtIncumbentShootings
since Aug. 1
Homicides
since Jan. 1
Citywide
Mayor Garcia
30
26
Dist. 1
Gonzalez
11
10
(Most recent here)
Dist. 6
Andrews
4
4
Dist. 8
Austin
2
5
(one crime scene
had 2 deceased)
Dist. 9
Richardson
4
(Most recent here)
3
Dist. 2
Pearce
3
2
Dist. 7
Uranga
2
1
Dist. 4
Supernaw
2
Dist. 5
Mungo
1
1
Dist. 5/7 (border)
Mungo/Uranga
1

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  • New: At Councilwoman Gonzalez's Request, Council Votes Without Dissent To Shift $70,000 In 1st Dist. Infrastructure Funds To "El Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) North Pine Ave. Event
    New: Two Men + One Woman Stabbed In Midnight Hour "Physical Altercation With Another Group," Area 10th/Alamitos
    Details / Perspective: When LB Voters Get Their Ballots, They'll See This Text Asking For A "Yes" Or "No" Vote On Measure BBB; See What It Omits And Why


    New /Update: Garcia/Doud Duck Our Offer To Debate Charter Amendments They Proposed; Here's What We Offered...And We Stand By Our Offer [UPDATE] Garcia Communicating With A Competitor Regarding Some Sort of Debate On Terms Not Yet Publicly Clear
    VIDEO Coverage: Family/Community Candlelight Vigil for Jose Raul Corrales




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    New / VIDEO Thuderstorm Electrifies Long Beach, Lightning Visible Across Wide Areas

    Photo captured and digitally enhanced by Max Pearl


    Details / Opinion: Might Measure BBB (Term Limit Change) Allow LB's Current Mayor/Councilmembers 3 More Terms/12 More Years? City Att'y Says "No" But A Court May Ultimately Decide
    New: Councilwoman Price Signals She'll Vote "No" On Measure BBB (3 Terms For Mayor/Council Instead of Current Two Plus Write-Ins)
    New / Amnesia File: Amid Continuing "Possibly Gang Related" Shootings, LBPD No Longer Has Its Former Field Anti-Gang Unit. How'd That Happen And Who's Keeping It That Way?
    New: Smash/Grab Jewelry Thieves Do This @ Sam's Club / ELB Towne Center

    Photo via Lakewood Crime Awareness & Prevention Group
    Midafternoon Drive-By Shooting, Person Not Hit, 500 block E. Pleasant (North of Del Amo, West of Atlantic)
    Man Is Shot/Wounded, Downtown LB, Area 3rd. St/Pine Ave.. Attempted Robbery
    A Message From The Young Man Whose Grandfather Was Murdered At Midafternoon While Watering His Lawn In WLB Neighborhood Near Cabrillo High

    LBPD Confirms There Were TWO Shooting Victims In WLB Drive-By Crime: 69 Yr Old Grandfather Jose Corrales Fatally Shot AND A Man (Adult) Shot/Wounded While Sitting In A Nearby Vehicle
    Councilwoman Price Says Public Safety Committee She Chairs Will Soon Begin Potentially Sweeping Review/Update To Public Safety Element To City's General Plan
    Follow the Money: Grassroots LB Reform Coalition PAC Receives Over $20,000 In Contribs, Nearly All From LB Residents, In Effort To Defeat Measure BBB (Mayor/Council-Sought 3 Terms Instead of Current 2 Terms + Write-Ins)
    Follow the Money: Garcia/Doud Pro-AAA-DDD Committee Shows Nearly $60k Cash On Hand With Approx. $20K Debts As Of Sept. 30
    Council Public Safety Committee Treads Lightly On TigerText Issues, Mainly Avoids Confrontational Questions, Notes Ongoing City Att'y-Hired "Independent" Review As LBPD Reiterates Benign Explanation For Its 2014 Purchase/Use (Until mid-Sept. 2018 Media Reports) Of Self-Destructing Message App

    Subsequent coverage above WLB Midafternoon Murder; Man Is Shot/Killed 1500 block W. Summit, Just Blocks From Cabrillo High and LBPD's West Division Station


    VIDEO: As Previewed on LBREPORT.com, Long Beach Got Spectacular View Of Vandenberg SpaceX Rocket Launch

    After LB High Tide Heightened By Baja Hurricane Overtops Peninsula Protective Sand Berm, Does That Change Your Views, And If So In What Ways And Why, Re Modifying LB Breakwater (Incl. Removing Eastern Third)?
    Retired LBPD Commander Levy Schedules Major Long Beach Conference On Safe Schools; Topics/Themes Incl. Responding to Active Shooter, Preventing Next School Shooting And Effective Threat Assessments; Details Here
    Perspective / Viewpoints

    Editorial: Non-Study Session "To Receive An Update On The Queen Mary"


    Editorial: No-Kill Animal Shelter Advocates Spotted Issues Years Ago That Auditor Acknowledges Now; They Deserve A Seat At The Table; Council Should Agendize Discussion Of Auditor's Report; Mayor Should Add, Instead Of Exclude, No Kill Advocates To His "Visioning Task Force"
    Perspective: A Moral Issue: Hear What LB Fire Chief Said About Firefighting Effects Of Hi-Rise Density...As Mgmt/Mayor Again Fail To Recommend Restoring Downtown Density Fire Engine 101
    Editorial: City Auditor's "Performance Audit" On Animal Shelter Gives Pols Political Cover For Budgets That Begat Issues She Identifies
    Attempting To De-Code Mayor/Council Code of Silence As These Sac'to Bills Advance (SB 905 (4 a.m. Bar Bill) and AB 931 (That LB Police Chief Said Could Endanger Officers And The Public)
    Perspective / Opinion: Long Beach Charter Amendment Hearings Shrugged This State Law Enacted After City of Bell Scandal
    Council & I Didn't Raise Taxes, You Did
    Based on statement by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia at Long Beach City Council meeting, July 24, 2018


    Editorial: Yes: On Price-Supernaw-Austin-Pearce Agenda Item Seeking Feasibility Of Administrative Citations To Deter Fireworks Scofflaws
    Editorial: Are LB Taxpayers Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago?
    Editorial: We Say These Decisions By Two LB Mayors, And Past And Present Councilmembers Endorsed By The LB Police Officers Ass'n PAC, Made The Tragic, Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting of CSULB-Bound Feras Morad More Likely
    "Amnesia File" / Opinion: How LB Residents Lost Their Right To Agendize Items For Council Discussion/Action...And Why Restoring That Right Should Be Priority Reform Now
    Ediorial: Mayor Orchestrated Commission Photo Op Offers More Important Agenda Opportunity
    Perspective: Hypodermic Syringe On LB Beach Stabs A Jr. Lifeguard...And It Shouldn't Take A Public Records Act Request To Find Out What Really Happened
    Editorial: The Community Hospital Deal...For Grown-Ups
    Statement by the Publisher / Opinion:
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    Op-Ed: Things They Need to Tell Us Before They Lease Community Hospital
    By Gerrie Schipske *
    * Ms. Schipske, an attorney, served two terms as LB's 5th dist. Councilwoman (2006-2014) and is the author of Historical Hospitals of Long Beach

    Editorial: Mayor Garcia's Anti-Reform Charter Amendments
    Perspective: Councilwoman Price Says She Opposes Sac'to Bill That Could Let LB Council Allow 4 a.m. Bar Closings In Parts of LB...But Here's What She Didn't Say And Hasn't Done
    Editorial: Apply This CA Jury Instruction To Mayor/Councilmembers Who Claim Blank Check Measure M Isn't A Tax
    Editorial: "Alternative Facts" In Long Beach
    Perspective: Did Mayor And Your Councilmember Tell You Measure M Isn't A Tax? Compare Exactly What Council Voted To Approve When It Put Measure M On Ballot
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    Senator Wiener Says He'll Re-Introduce 4 a.m. Bar Bill After Veto'ing Gov Brown Is Gone
    Governor Vetoes SB 905 (4 a.m. bar bill)
    Gov Vetoes Bill That Would Have Started Middle/High School Schooldays No Earlier Than 8:30 a.m.
    CA PTA & American Academy of Pediatrics supported it; CA Teachers Ass'n and statewide School Boards Ass'n opposed; State Senators Lara and Nguyen voted "yes"; Ass'yman O'Donnell voted "no"
    Mayor/Council Proposed Charter Amendments

    Follow the Money: Grassroots LB Reform Coalition PAC Receives Over $20,000 In Contribs, Nearly All From LB Residents, In Effort To Defeat Measure BBB (Mayor/Council-Sought 3 Terms Instead of Current 2 Terms + Write-Ins)
    Follow the Money: Garcia/Doud Pro-AAA-DDD Committee Shows Nearly $60k Cash On Hand With Approx. $20K Debts As Of Sept. 30
    City Mgm't Will Pay Firm Nearly $100k To (Again) Send "Informational" Mailers To Likely Voters With Content City Says Doesn't Advocate "Yes" Or "No" Vote Re Mayor/Council Sought Ballot Measures; City Will Also Insert Material In City Utility Bills
    RecentlyWeeks AgoPast Few Months
    Two Add'l Sizable Contributions To Garcia/Doud "Good Gov't" Campaign Committee For Measures AAA-DDD: John Molina ($5,000) and LB Collective Ass'n ($5,000)
    Subsequent coverage above
    On Tuesday Afternoon, City Council's Public Safety Committee (Price, Supernaw, Austin) Will Discuss (1) LBPD's Use Of Tiger Connect (Self-Deleting Text Message App) And (2) LBFD Firefighting Technologies for High Rise Fires
    Drive-By Shooting Misses Hitting Woman, Area 4th St. West Of Orange
    Cambodian Community Rally For Measure DDD (Redistricting Comm'n) Distributes Lawn Signs Also Supporting Measures AAA, BBB and CCC; AND Equity for Cambodians Supporters Say They'll Press For Council Action Immediately -- Not Wait Until After 2020 Elections -- To Re-Draw New Council Dist. Lines For 2020 Elections In Dists. 2, 4, 6, 8
    City Hall Mum After Council Closed Session Indicating Negotiation Of Price/Terms Re Boeing Property (2400 Wardlow East of Cherry)
    In Depth / Perspective: These LB Incumbents Are Busily Seeking Contribs To Their Now-Tripled, Now-Politically-Weaponized "Officeholder Accounts"
    In Depth / VIDEO: Expert Cites Distances Where Deaths And Serious Health Effects Could Result From Release Of Hydrofluoric Acid (HF), Prompting SCAQMD To Launch Rulemaking That May Or May Not Phase Out Modified Hydrofluoric Acid (MHF) At Valero Wilmington And Torrance/ToRC Refineries
    City Mgm't Will Pay Firm Nearly $100k To (Again) Send "Informational" Mailers To Likely Voters With Content City Says Doesn't Advocate "Yes" Or "No" Vote Re Mayor/Council Sought Ballot Measures; City Will Also Insert Material In City Utility Bills
    Gov Signs These Two Bills Giving Sac'to Add'l Control Over Housing Land Uses -- On Factors Incl. Density, Demographics & Location -- In Long Beach, Regionally And Statewide
    [Update] City Mgr. sent letter urging Gov to veto SB 828 and opposed it as it advanced; LB Mayor/Council publicly mum while both bills advanced
    Gov Vetoes Bill That Would Have Started Middle/High School Schooldays No Earlier Than 8:30 a.m.
    CA PTA & American Academy of Pediatrics supported it; CA Teachers Ass'n and statewide School Boards Ass'n opposed; State Senators Lara and Nguyen voted "yes"; Ass'yman O'Donnell voted "no"
    Follow-Up: Senator Wiener Says He'll Re-Introduce 4 a.m. Bar Bill After Veto'ing Gov Brown Is Gone
    Free Guided Nature Walk Thru Los Cerritos Wetlands, Saturday Oct. 6; Details Here
    Your Smartphone Or Wireless Device Probably Sent You a LOUD TEST Emergency Alert On Wednesday Oct. 3, at 11:18 a.m., Part Of Nationwide TEST
    Governor Vetoes SB 905 (4 a.m. bar bill)
    LBPD Detectives Believe Murder Suspect Is A Male Black, But No Motive Determined Or Arrest Made, In Fatal Shooting Of LBCC Student Guy Alford (Atlantic/52nd St.)
    In Detail: See How High Waves Could Be (Or Not Be), Where And How Often Along LB's Shoreline With Possible Breakwater Modifications
    Perspective: City Mgm't (Again) Creates "Informational" Flier On Mayor/Council Sought Charter Amendments, (Again) Omits Key Information, (Again) Contends It's Not Advocacy (You Decide)
    Perspective: Equal To Or Worse Than Compton: These Two LB Council Districts Combined Have Had As Many Or More Criminal Homicides Thus Far In 2018 Than Compton
    Shots Fired, 6700 Block Cherry Ave.
    Follow the Money: See Who Gave Early Money To Mayor Garcia's Ballot Measure Committee (Renamed Garcia/Doud "Good Government" Committee For This Election) To Fund Campaign For Charter Amendments AAA, BBB, CCC, DDD
    Veteran Reporter Joe Segura, Sic Transit

    Joe Segura, a reporter whose name will always be associated with the PressTelegram but whose byline also appeared in later years on LBREPORT.com has passed away.

    Follow-Up: See Detailed Text From Corps of Engrs Document Re Projected LB Infrastructure Impacts And Protective Measures Needed For Two Breakwater Reconfiguration Alternatives
    20 Yr Old LBCC Student Is Found Shot To Death, 52nd/Atlantic (8th dist.)
    It's second 8th dist. shooting in less than 30 days, and on June 28, a woman was fatally shot in nearby Carmelitos housing project
    In Depth Coverage: SCAQMD Committee Hears Expert Describe Lethal Levels At Various Distances If Hydrofluoric Acid Accidentally Released, Directs Formal Rulemaking To Phase-Out Modififed Hydrofluoric Acid (MHF) At LB-Adjacent Valero Wilmington And Torrance/ToRC Refineries
  • Board action by May 2019 UNLESS add'l technical info provided showing "enhanced mitigation" will adequately reduce public risk, inviting possible "Memorandum of Understanding" (contractual agreement instead of formal rule)
  • SCAQMD staff has estimated the refineries could convert to a safer chemical for roughly $300 Mil-$600 Mil




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