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|New / Detailed Coverage / Perspective: Deterring Or Inviting Continued Fireworks Scofflaws? Your Councilmember (All Of Them) Accepted -- Without Agendizing For Public Discussion -- City Mgm't Recommendation We Reported Nearly Three Months Ago Against Using Administrative Enforcement (Fines Not Requiring "Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt.") It's Used By Several Other Cities. Here's What LB Council Accepted Instead
New: Three Men Stabbed At Two Crime Scenes Overnight Along Downtown Pine Ave. (Area Broadway/3rd Sts.)
New / VIDEO: Robert Fox Announces He'll Enter 2nd District Council Race To Unseat First-Term Incumbent Pearce
Speaking at meeting of Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Ass'n, he calls her unresponsive on Broadway "Road Diet," blasts her 2018 vote approving 2nd Dist. Land Use density-height increases, says City of LB currently operating in autocratic undemocratic manner
Photo by Max Pearl
New: TWENTY-SECOND Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Vehicle Struck By Gunfire, 1000 block Gardenia (just west of Cherry, border 2nd/4th districts near 6th)
LB Water Comm'n Votes To Approve 12% Rate Increase; Multiple public speakers spoke in opposition. Commission approval comes after LB voters approved by roughly 54% June 2018 City Hall-written Measure M (supported by Mayor, placed on ballot by City Council) that enabled -- although not required -- a transfer of up to 12% of funds Water Dept. determined "to be unnecessary to meet its obligations" and "to set, and the City Council to approve" rates "in an amount sufficient to recover the cost of Water (and Sewer) fund obligations." Item will now come to the City Council for approval subject to a Prop 218 protest hearing [in which over half of LB Water Dept. users would have to object to stop the increase.]. New litigation over Measure M is now pending. Further summary below, further coverage coming.
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Special Report / In Depth / Amnesia File: Long Beach Had But No Longer Has An LBPD Field Anti-Gang Unit. How'd That Happen?
|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.|
Special Event VIDEO Coverage: Uplifting Event: 5th Annual Jordan High College-Bound Grads Banner Unveiling Ceremony
Perspective: Council Majority
LBPD -- Assisted by Savvy Dispatcher -- Locates And Detains, And LASD Subsequently Arrests, Suspect In Horrific Shooting Of Off-Duty Sheriff Deputy
2400 block Granada, ELB
EXTENDED AUDIO: If Part Of NYC Can (And Did) Stun Their Local Dem Party Establishment And Elect AOC To Congress, Will LB's Working Class 1st Council District Elect An Unabashed "Democratic Socialist" To City Council? Hear Elliot Gonzales In His Own Words
Read What First Three Candidates Say, And Don't Say, In Seeking 1st Dist. Council Seat That Would Give Them Decisionmaking Power Over Spending Priorities And Multiple Policies Affecting Taxpayers/Neighborhoods Citywide)
TWENTIETH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Man Is Shot/Wounded Late Sun Afternoon, 6100 Block Atlantic (9th dist., Area Of Forthcoming "The Uptown" Comm'l Development)
Crime scene is just north of double homicide four days earlier, 5500 block Atlantic (8th dist.)
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Midnight Next To 405/Palo Verde Exit, Came Close To Home On Fanwood; LBFD Hasn't Established Cause And LBREPORT.com Is Following-Up
49 Yr Old Woman Perishes And Is Identified Plus Five Persons (Incl. Two Juveniles) Are Taken To Hospitals After Horrific Crash At Del Amo/Orange
Shared by person at the scene
NINETEENTH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Police Learn
Brouhaha Over Grassroots Banner At LB Animal Shelter Begats Effort By LBACS And SPCA-L.A. To Coordinate Messaging, Reduce Confusion, Increase Adopted Dogs/Cats, Says Shelter Bureau Chief Dains
EIGHTEENTH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Gunfire Strikes Vehicles Sun a.m.
SEVENTEENTH Shooting Crime Scene In 24 Days: Man Is Shot At Midday, 400 block E. 17th (Near Linden b/w Atlantic/LB Blvd., 1st Council Dist.)
16th: NLB Shooting Misses Hitting Person Driving Area South St./Paramount Blvd. (border 8th/9th dists.)
LB 1st Dist. Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez Advances To State Senate, Receives Nearly 70% Of Votes Cast
Lena Gonzalez (D): 69.00% (26,343 votes)
Jack Guerrero (R): 31.00% (11,835 votes)
LB Homeless Count Shows Roughly 0.4% of LB's Total Population Are Homeless, Up 2% From Two Years Ago, About A Third Are "Chronically Homeless" And 16% Are Veterans (Despite Garcia Pledge to End LB Veterans Homelessness By End Of 2015)
AUDIO/Podcast: Hear It: Vice Mayor Dee Andrews Doesn't Favor Special Council Meeting To Address Shootings, Says Council Doesn't Have "Magic Wand" To Stop Them, Declines To Support Immediate Restoration Of LBPD's Field Anti-Gang Unit, Stresses Need For Community Involvement And Signals Plan For Upcoming Community Meeting
/font>AUDIO/Podcast: Hear It: LBREPORT.com Asked 6th Dist. Council Candidate Suely Saro About What She'd Do If Elected And Her Priorities, And She Said...
AUDIO: Thirty Years Ago: On Tiananmen Square Anniversary, Recall Courageous 1989 Broadcast By Radio Beijing's "Radio Tankman"
VIDEO + Photos: Long Beach-Area "Relay For Life" Draws 45 Teams Of 700+ Participants, Who Walk For 24 Hrs And Raise Over $101,000 For American Cancer Society
Organized Labor + Some Local Pols Present (But Press Excluded) At Gonzalez State Senate Campaign "Get Out The Vote Rally" (Canvass Launch); Union Walkers Fan Out With Maps & Lists; A Few Hours Later, Gonzalez Campaign Walkers Spotted In ELB, Asking Homes With Dem Reg'd Voters If They Voted/Will Vote For Gonzalez And Hand Them This
Sac'to Bill That Would Cap Annual Rent Increases Statewide Advances From Ass'y To State Senate (O'Donnell "Not Voting") But Bill To Require "Just Cause" For Evictions Stalls
Voters in over half of LB deciding now who'll vote on rent cap in Senate (Gonzalez vs. Guerrero)
UPDATED w/ SHPD Info: Two Shot Inside Signal Hill Home (Just North of PCH/Obispo)
Cong. Lowenthal Joins Several CA Dems In Ratcheting Toward Trump Impeachment, Supports "Impeachment Inquiry"
New Wave Of Catalytic Converter Thefts Hits ELB's 5th Dist.
City Traffic Engineer Widstrand Exits Long Beach
LB Has FOURTEENTH Shooting Crime Scene In 20 Days: Man Is Shot/Wounded Mon Nite (May 27) Near Front Door Of Addams Elementary School (200 block E. Plymouth St., 8th Dist.)
It's one block south of
Second Fire At Same NLB Comm'l Location (59th St. Near South/Downey) Where LBFD Found Suspected Drug Lab After First Fire Being Invesdtigated By L.A.P.D.Interagency Task Force; Cause Of Second Fire Not Yet Determined
LBREPORT.com Learns NLB Fire/Suspected Drug Lab Now Investigated By L.A.P.D.'s Interagency Task Force
VIDEO: We Spot State Senate Candidate Guerrero At Ocean Blvd/Pine Ave. And Ambushed Him With Our Video Camera On To See/Hear What He Was Telling People; Here It Is
Marine Advisory Commisioners Unanimously Sign Letter Urging Mayor/Council To Rethink Narrowing Marina Drive, Residents Amplify That Concern And More As City Staff Outlines Upcoming "Alamitos Bay Parking/Circulation Master Plan"
Assembly Poised To Vote On Whether To Advance Proposed Constitutional Amendment Inviting Voters To Change Prop 13's 2/3 Voter Approval Req't, Would Lower It To 55% For New/Increased Local Taxes On Multiple Spending Items
Further Re Cellphone Video'd After-School Poly High Street Fight: D.A. Charges 18 Yr Old With Assault w/ Deadly Weapon + Gang Allegation + Violation Of Civil Rights + Dissuading Witness By Force/Threast + Battery; He Pleads
Subsequent development above: Follow-Up To Cellphone Video Of After-School Fight Near Poly High: LBPD Arrests/Books 18 Yr Old On Suspicion Of Attempted Murder/Alleged Participation In Felony Street Gang And Takes Two Other Male Juvies Into Custody And Believes There May Be Other Suspects
LB Has THIRTEENTH Shooting Crime Scene Within 15 Days: Man Struck By Gunfire Walking In Hellman Neighborhood, 800 block Cerritos Ave. (1st dist.)
Council Majority With Mayor's Tacit Approval Pushes "Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance" Thru First Of Two Req'd Council Votes (6-3), Narrowly Derails Attempt (4-5) To Delay Second Enacting Vote Until After (Ordinance Opponents Assume) Gonzalez Will Be Off Council In Sac'to Senate Seat
Councilman/Vice Mayor Dee Andrews, Who Has Rep'd South Wrigley-Poly High-Cambodia Town Since 2007, Seeks
LB Has TWELFTH Shooting Crime Scene Within Two Weeks: Someone Shoots At Woman Driving On MLK Ave. Near 11th St. (6th dist.)
Coroner Identifies Woman Who Perished In Midnight Hour WLB Mass Shooting
SIX People Shot -- Grandmother Dies + Five Adults Wounded -- WLB Area PCH/Canal (1st dist., about a block east of Santa Fe); It's LB's ELEVENTH Shooting Crime Scene Within 11 Days
Friday Morning: LBPD Issues Statement, Says Does Not Believe Any Of The Recent Shootings Are Related To Each Other
In Depth / Perspective: Internal City Records Obtained By LBREPORT.com Show What Mayor/City Mgm't Told Angels Compared To What City EIR Told Public Re LB Arena-Adjacent "Elephant Lot" (Unavailable For City Pool Rebuild)
Follow-Up / In Depth: Sac'to Senate Committee Halts -- For Now -- SB 50 (Would Preempt Aspects Of Local Single Family Home Zoning To Promote Density) BUT Lets It Advance In 2020 Possibly With Amendments; Bill's Author Says He's "100% Committed" To It
Over half of LB is voting now on new state Senator who'd cast vote on SB 50. LB Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez is endorsed by SB 50's author and told a May 6 Wrigley forum she opposed SB 50 as then-written. Her runoff opponent is Cudahy Councilman Jack Guerrero, who said he opposes SB 50 regardless of amendments on principle to protect local community zoning control. Hear audio clip
Without Public Discussion Or Publicly Voted Approval By City Councilmembers, LB City Mgr. & Mayor Offered Angels Draft Non-Binding (Still Publicly Concealed) "Term Sheet" To Enable Potential Development Of Mixed-Use Sports/Entertainment/Housing Development On Publicly Owned "Elephant Lot" And Adjoining Parcels
New / Detailed Coverage / Perspective: He's Paid $100k+ Salary By Union Whose PAC Gave These Contribs to Mayor/Several Council Incumbents; He Moved Into LB In 2017 And Within Weeks Mayor/Council Put Him On Planning Comm'n; Now They Just Reapponted Him For Four More Yrs
Perspective / Opinion: Priorities: Neither Long Beach Mayor Garcia Nor Any LB Councilmember(s) Agendize 21 Shooting Crime Scenes (Fatal + Wounding + No Persons Hit) Since
Perspective / Opinion / AUDIO: On April 30, Long Beach City Council's Public Safety Committee Met; Price and Austin Mum Re Restoring LBPD Field Anti-Gang Unit And Supernaw Offered This Reasoning To Rationalize NOT Restoring It; Since Then, LB Has Had 21 Shooting Crime Scenes (None In His District)
Opinion: Listen, Speak, Communicate Openly To Protect Students Facing Rising Tide Of Violence Around Some LB Schools
by Tonia Reyes Uranga
Ms. Reyes Uranga was the 7th dist. Councilwoman 2002-2010. She is the spouse of current 7th dist. Councilman Roberto Uranga
Perspective: Will LB Council Vote Nixing No-Kill Animal Shelter And Dissing Its Advocates Sway Votes In Current And Coming LB Elections?
Editorial: LB Animal Shelter Advocacy: An Appreciation And Caution To Ignore Promises, Judge Actions, Keep Pressure On And Practice "Trust But Verify"
Publisher's Perspective: Competitor Declines LBREPORT.com's Offer To Co-Host State Senate Candidate Debate
City Hall Is Concealing Its Animal Shelter Report So Public (And Press) Can't Study It Before "Study Session"; Here's What To Do About It
Opinion: Long Beach Suddenly Lurches Toward Rent Control
by Ian Patton *
* Mr. Patton is a political consultant with Cal Heights Consultancy, owner of a small, family-run rental property, and volunteer executive director of the Long Beach Reform Coalition (a local government accountability network, which has not taken a position on rent control or other housing issues, but includes member organizations which may have positions on those issues.)
Perspectives / Opinions: Veteran LB Journalist/Q Voice News Founder/Publisher Phillip Zonkel Opines State Senate Candidate Lena Gonzalez Has Shown "Poor Leadership On LGBTQ Issues"; Gonzalez Supporter Cory Allen Responds
Opinion: Unwisely Trying To Cover A Camera Lens Then, But Actually Worse Now Because...
Screen save from LBREPORT.com video following 1st Council district FY17 Community Budget meeting, Aug. 25, 2016
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?
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...
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
Adoptable pets and more:
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|Council Directs City Att'y To Draft Ordinance Containing Three Provisions That -- If Not Removed In Two Upcoming Council Votes -- Would Become Near Permanent Reduction In Public's Ability To Speak On Agendized Council Actions...While Councilmembers Balk/Resist "Streamlining" Their Meetings By Limiting Their Own Speaking Time
Monday Late Afternoon: TENTH LB Shooting Crime Scene Within A Week: 3000 block Santa Fe; Suspect Opens Fire On Two Victims Seated In A Vehicle
UPDATE: Victim Was 63 Yr Old Woman; Suspect Is 27 yr Old Man; Man Physically Attacks/Beats A Woman, Then Grabs A Nearby Motorized Scooter And Uses It To Beat Her More; Brutal Midday Attack Kills Her (A Block South of NLB's Ramona Park); LBPD Has A Person Of Interest In Custody
Four To Six Men Wearing Ski Masks, At Least One Armed With Firearm, Make Forced Entry To Lakewood Village Home, Take Multiple Items Including Handbags And Jewelry Belonging To Two Female Victims (Adults) Who Observed Suspects But Didn't Interact With Them During Incident
Subsequent development above: In Depth / Perspective: Council Action
Action comes after bill has advanced thru its only scheduled state Senate policy committees, where SE LB-area state Senator Tom Umberg (D) (90815/90803) voted "yes" (April 2)
LBREPORT.com Seeks/Obtains 540+ Pages Of Internal City Records Re Angels Contacts; Despite City's Continued Withholding And Redactions, Our Initial Review Shows...
VIDEO Coverage: Community Grieves At Candlelight Vigil For LB Professional Dogwalker Who Perished (With Five Dogs) In 3rd/Temple Crash After L.A. Man Driving Allegedly Stolen Vehicle Triggered LBPD Pursuit
Subsequent coverage above, with video: Candlelight Vigil Scheduled For LB Woman Killed (With Five Dogs) In 3rd/Temple Crash After L.A. Man Triggers LBPD Pursuit Driving Allegedly Stolen Vehicle
Man's Girlfriend Is Killed (Area 10th/Atlantic); He's Arrested For Murder
LBPD Investigating Market/Pine Shooting As Gang-Related, Other Details Still Sketchy
Hours Before LB Council Votes On City Stance re Sac'to's SB 50 (Increased Density/Overrides Some Aspects Of Local Residential Zoning): (1) Councilwoman/State Sen. Candidate Gonzalez Says She Opposes SB 50 As Currently Written; (2) Housing LB Issues Release "Oppose Unless Amended" (Full Text)
Related: At last night's candidate forum, state Sen. candidate Guerrero flatly opposed SB 50 -- not simply "as amended" -- based on its loss of local community control
Exclusive VIDEO/AUDIO Coverage: See It/Hear It, Unfiltered/Unspun: LBREPORT.com Has The ONLY Extended VIDEO Plus On-Demand AUDIO Podcast Uncut Coverage Of Gonzalez vs. Guerrero LB-Area State Senate Election Forum
Shots Fired After Altercation, Miss Hitting Victim Outside Restaurant In Shopping Plaza (SE Quadrant Carson/Cherry)
Shots Fired At Late Afternoon Sunday, Wrigley Area Golden Ave. South Of Spring; Casings Found, No Person(s) Hit
In Depth: Did You Recently Receive Text Message From Gonzalez State Senate Campaign? Her Campaign Is Paying Oakland-Based Firm To Send Them; See Details
LB Now Has Its First Measles Case Since 2015; See Locations Where Contagious Person Was
First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Mayor Garcia Holds Invitation-Only "Reception" For State Senator Umberg Who Took Office Five Months Ago And Voted "Yes" On SB 50 (Sac'to Override Of Local Control On Aspects Of Single Family Home Zoning) In April Committee Hearing; What, If Anything, Did Garcia Tell Sen. Umberg As
Among invited electeds and Mayoral appointees was LB Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, now in runoff for a state Senate seat
Councilwoman Price Signals Her Opposition To SB 50, Will Urge Council To Oppose Sac'to Local Zoning Preemptive Bill In
Detailed Coverage / Follow-Up: UPDATE: SB 50 Amendments Prompt This Analysis/Commentary By Former L.A. City Planner Dick Platkin Published By Citywatch L.A.
Argument @ Orizaba Park Leads To Stabbing, 16th St./Obispo
Follow the Money In LB Area State Senate Runoff Between March 10 And April 20
Sac'to Ass'y Committees Advance Two Bills That Would Mean Big Changes In Landlord/Tenant Relationships: Capping Maximum Annual Rent Increase And Requiring "Just Cause" For Evictions
LB Councilwoman Gonzalez, now seeking state Senate seat, could cast votes on both if elected in just weeks
Domestic Dispute Between Two Men Leads To Shooting, Willow/Studebaker (Area El Dorado Park)
Recent Pacific Ave. "Beach Streets" (Open Street) Event Cost Quarter Million Dollars: $200k From Metro + $50K From LB City Hall's "Special Advertising & Promotion Fund" (Same Source Used For $1 Million New City Hall "Media Wall")
Councilmembers Austin & Mungo Agendize
Feds Foil Alleged Mass Casualty Attack Planned For Long Beach Bluff Park Political Rally; Arrest/Charge SFV Man, US Army Veteran (Afghanistan)
Enjoy Free Saturday Morning
Man Driving Thru NLB Neighborhood (55th/Orange) Hears Something Hit His Vehicle's Roof; It's Gunfire
Monday Noon Is Deadline For Single Councilmember To Agendize
In Oct. 2018, Council's "State Legislation Committee" (Austin, Gonzalez, Richardson) sent Council local control policy that Council approved in Nov. 2018 but City hasn't cited to oppose SB 50
Fourth Central LB Shooting Within 10 Days: Wounded Man Arrives At Hospital, Says He Was Shot Saturday Nite Near MLK/16th St.
Police say he was uncooperative, can't find evidence of shooting at victim-specified location
Details Of Updated Advancing Pro-Density Neighborhood-Impacting
Councilwoman Mungo signals plans to bring
LBPD Opens Case Re Porch-Mail-Snatching Suspect After Suspect Is Spotted Back In Neighborhood, Detained And Released; Victim Didn't Say She Didn't Want Prosecution But Declined Initially To File Formal Report; Her Experience Sheds Light On LBPD Crime Stats That LB Pols Cite In Claiming Neighborhood Crimes Are "Down"
Argument Heard, Gunfire Follows, Hits Residence & Unoccupied Vehicle, 1000 block Cerritos
Subsequent development above Exclusive / With AUDIO: Long Beach Resident Whose Viral Video Showed Stranger On Her Doorstep Taking/Opening Her Mail, Spots Same Person Back In Her Neighborhood, Calls Police Who Respond, Detain...And Release Her
Continuing Coverage: Senate Committee Advances SB 50, Measure With Sweeping Preemptive Powers Overriding Local Single-Family-Home Zoning Along Sac'to Specified Bus/Rail Routes And In "Jobs Rich" Neighborhoods
LBREPORT.com Invited Statements From City Council's "State Legislation Committee" -- Austin, Gonzalez, Mungo -- And Supernaw Re Their Records On SB 50; One Of Them Responded
Another LB "Ghost Shooting": Man Is Shot, He Says Area Atlantic/Artesia; Police Search But Can't Find Witnesses Or Evidence At That Location
Perspective: Sac'to's SB 50 Could Override Local Zoning, Give Developers Incentive To Put Multi-Unit/Multi-Story Housing In Single Family Home Neighborhoods...And LB's Mayor/Councilmembers Are Quietly Letting It Happen
Gunfire Inside North Alamitos Beach Residence, No Person(s) Struck
LB's Mayor/Council Continue Mum On
L.A.'s City Council recently voted to oppose it; see statewide map (zoomable to include LB) created by opposition groups
Verbal Dispute Before Shots Fired At Parked Unoccupied Vehicle, MLK/19th St. (6th dist.)
VIDEO / Perspective: No Crime? No Crime Stat? See Video Of What LB Resident Recently Encountered On Her Doorstep. How Many Others?
Man Is Shot/Wounded Shortly Before Midnite, 800 block Alamitos
Three-Judge 9th Circuit Fed'l Appeals Panel Upholds CA's "Sanctuary State" Law Against Trump Administration Challenge; Action May Send State vs. Fed'l Immigration Law Issue To U.S. Supreme Court
Not A Debate (No Verbal Intercourse) But A Forum For State Senate Runoff Candidates Lena Gonzalez vs. Jack Guerrero: May 6, 7 p.m., Wrigley Ass'n/Veterans Park
"No Kill" Term Taboo But City Mgm't Announces "Compassion Saves" Policies That Recite Similar Goals But (For Now) Without Implementing Details, No-Kill LB Advocates Cautiously Supportive But Wary
AND Related Response:
Opinion: "Compassion Saves" is Not No Kill; It's Less...And Less Than Long Beach Deserves
by Patricia Turner, Ph.D.
No Kill Long Beach
Man Riding Bicycle Is Shot, Says It Happened Overnight On Anaheim St. Approaching Obispo Ave.
LBPD learn of shooting hours after victim takes himself to hospital; it's second Zaferia area shooting within three weeks
Councilman Uranga Responds To LBREPORT.com Re Access To Study Session Materials
And we reply
Propelled By Mayor/Council-Signaled Support, These Groups Will Meet To Organize Support Strategy For LB Debt-Bond Tax-Increase 2020 Ballot Measure (Affordable/Subsidized/Low Income Housing)
Att'n LB Gunfire-Impacted Neighborhoods/Business Groups: This Firm Says It Has New Gunfire Location System That's Less Expensive, More Flexible And Gives Data Directly To You That Can Be Shared With LBPD
Are You Willing To Test It? Would You Like Your Councilmember To Use His/Her Contributor-Funded "Officeholder Account" Or City Budgeted Sum To Test It In Your Neighborhood?
City Mgm't Memo Mixes Fact With Unsubstantiated Estimate On "Needed" Homeless Beds And More
In Depth: Sac'to ID's These State-Owned Property Parcels In LB For Possible Consideration As Sites For Affordable (Subsidized/Low Income) Housing; See Details
Subsequent coverage / response above Mayor's Office And A Council Office Unhelpful -- Thus Far -- As Residents Seek Public Access To City Mgm't Report On Animal Shelter Prior To Publicly-Scheduled Council Study Session
Gunfire b/w Del Amo & RR Tracks, East of LB Blvd., Strikes Vehicle And Residence, No Person(s) Hit
Latest LB "Ghost Shooting": Overnight 1100 block E. 4th St. (Orange Ave. near Senior Center)
Witness sees man fire handgun at passing vehicles; residents hear it; shooter vanishes...while LB Council fails to fund/deploy digital ShotSpotter
LB Health Dept. Confirms Possible Measles Exposure In Long Beach From Someone Flying Out Of LB Airport At About Dawn Or Shortly Thereafter On
Sac'to Bill, Strongly Opposed By LB's Police Officers Union, Would Limit Legally Allowed Circumstances For Justifiable Police Deadly Force; It Just Advanced In A Sac'to Committee; Where Are LB's Electeds (Including A State Senate Candidate) On This?
See lists of supporters/opponents
Flashback: Others now reporting what LBREPORT.com reported in February: Some Or All Of The Major U.S. Dem Presidential Candidates Will Likely Come To Long Beach Nov 15-17 Because...
Follow-Up: With LB Mayor & Council Mum, L.A. County Health Dept. Urges SCAQMD To Order Phase Out Of MHF Used At LB-Adjacent Valero Wilmington Refinery (And Torrance ToRC Refinery), Warns Large-Scale Release, While A "Low Probability Event Would Have Potentially Catastrophic Impacts On Surrounding Communities"
In Depth/Perspective: If You Call
AUDIO Follow-Up: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Ass'n Says
In March, Mayor Garcia told Sac'to lawmakers City of LB supports
At 8:53 p.m. April 9, LB Airport recorded wind gusts of 45 mph, sustained winds of 36 mph. At 9:53 and 10:53 p.m., gusts continued at 41 mph with sustained winds from 25-29 mph. Palm fronds and some tree branches are flying, and some trees and wires are down in various parts of town.
Under LB Airport's New "Use 'Em Or Lose 'Em" Rules," JetBlue Will Give Up 10 Flight Slots Which Will Go To Other Carriers; JetBlue Will Continue To Fly 24 Slots
LB Councilwoman / State Senate Candidate Gonzalez, Facing Social Network Fire For $1.1+ Million Spent By Major Oil Companies In Independent Campaign To Elect Her To Sac'to, Seeks LB Council Vote Tonight To Support Bills To Phase Out Single-Use Plastics By 2030
Remains mum on Sac'to legislation seeking CA oil severance tax
Armed Robbery To
LB Rent Control Advocates ("Housing LB") Seek Immediate Moratorium On Evictions And Large Rent Increases Until Council Finalizes Forthcoming "Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance"
Subsequent development above LB Airport Mgm't Says JetBlue Not On Pace To Meet Council-Approved "Use 'Em Or Lose 'Em" Flight Slot Rules (To Deter "Slot Squatting"), Asked Carrier For Its Plans To Do So; JetBlue Issued This Corporate Statement Without Specific Plans...And LB Airport Hasn't Told Us What JetBlue Has Or Hasn't Told Them
Swift & Savvy LBPD Work Locates Stolen Doggie "Chewie," Reunites Him With His Owner, Arrests Two South Gate Women
LBPD provided photo
Sunday Night Gunfire Rousts Wrigley Residents, Alley In 2200 block Locust (6th dist.); Garage Hit, No Person Wounded
George's 50's Diner Held A Car Show And These Cars And Their Owners Showed Up
Photo Gallery by Tom Stout
Special to LBREPORT.com
Sic Transit: Martha Thuente: North Long Beach Civic Presence, Community Volunteer, Neighborhood Improvement Advocate
Photo source: LB Neighborhood Resource Center Newsletter, Fall 2006
Man Is Stabbed After Thurs. Night Fight, 5200 Block E. 2nd St./Belmont Shore
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