Neighbor Dispute Over Parking -- 100 block Bennett in Belmont Shore -- Becomes Three-Person Stabbing w/ Small Knife, Superficial Wounds
Suspect Is Arrested; Man Drives Vehicle Into Crowd, Six Taken To Hospitals, 1300 block Orange; Police Say It Began As Domestic Violence b/w Man And Woman, Driver Flees
Man Is Shot/Wounded, 2 a.m. Hour Area 3rd St/The Promenade
LBPD Officer Responds To Audible WLB Neighborhood Gunshots, Encounters Man Who Points This Paintball Pistol At Officer; Officer Involved Shooting Follows; Suspect Later Says He Was Suicidal
LBPD released image
Two Persons Shot/Wounded 500 Block E. PCH (Near Linden/Atlantic)
Drive-By Shooting 1100 block E. 59th St (CD 9/Richardson, NE of Obama Library) Misses Hitting Woman, PD Finds Evidence Including Strike Marks Indicating Shooting Occurred
DA Charges Former School Safety Officer With Second Degree Murder. What's That?
Washington Middle School Neighborhood Homicide: Man Is Shot To Death In 200 block W. 15th St. (CD 1/Zendejas)
Signal Hill PD Belatedly Confirms Mass Thefts By Bicyclists @ Food For Less
Guest Op-Ed Crime Prevention in Long Beach -- A Proactive Approach
by Jerry Shultz
South of Conant Neighborhood Watch *
* Mr. Shultz is a retired LA County Deputy Sheriff and former CD 9 Councilman (1994-2002). He created and operates the South of Conant Neighborhood Watch
NLB Homicide: Man Is Shot To Death, 6200 block Downey Ave. (CD 9/Richardson bordering Lakewood)
LB Taxpayer Accountability Project (Continuing Series) / News in Depth: State Lands Commission Report Shows Total $15+ Million Will Be Drained From State Tidelands For Four Long Beach Shoreline Concession Stands, Including $9+ Million At Alamitos Beach Alone.
Long Beach City Council Sought The State Tidelands Money; Lt Governor, State Controller + Governor Appointee OK'd It.
Alamitos Beach concession stand. Image source: March 5, 2019 city staff agendized report
Starting Sunday Oct 24, You'll Have To Insert Area Code "562" (Mobile Calls) And "1-562" For All Landline/Wireline Local Calls And You May Have To Make Other Digital Connecting Changes
Midnight Hour Drive-By Type Gunfire 200 block of Golden Shore
NW NLB Gunfire Into Inhabited Dwelling, Orcutt/69th St.
DA Charges Former School Safety Officer With Second Degree Murder. What's That?
Woman Robbed At Gunpoint At Alamitos Beach
LBCC Board of Trustees Votes 5-0 To Require Proof of COVID Vax For Staff and Students
Editorial: We Believe The City of Long Beach Is Violating Newly Enacted State Law By Preventing You From Speaking On City Council Agenda Items Remotely By Telephone Or Computer. Here's How To Fix That.
Granddaughter's Go Fund Me Page For Former Vice Mayor/CD 9 Councilman Val Lerch Raises Sums For His In-Home Care
David Pearl (LBCC Kinesiology Major) Joins His Dad, LBREPORT.com Publisher Bill Pearl (Battling Cancer) For Wild Yet Ethereal Experience On Zero G Weightless Flight
Midnight Hour DTLB Drive-By Shooting, 500 block E. 1st St. (CD 2/Allen)
North Long Beach (CD 9/Richardson) Had Two Shootings In Area Of Artesia Corridor On Saturday Oct 16, Latest One Was a Homicide
City Atty Parkin To Retire, Ass't City Attorney Dawn McIntosh Hires Political Consultant And Is Endorsed By Parkin, Mayor Garcia, former Mayor Foster, Council Incumbents Price And Allen And Other City Hall Figures
Follow-Up: City Quietly Attempts To Avoid Allowing Public's Right Under Newly Enacted AB 361 To Speak At Council Meetings Via Teleconference (Remotely By Computer Or Phone)
Council Votes To Invoke AB 361 That Allows Public To Speak At Council Meetings via Computer/Phone
Subsequent development above
LBCC Board of Trustees To Vote Oct 13 On Whether To Require Proof of COVID Vax For Staff and Students
Outpouring Of Prayers & Support As Former Vice Mayor/CD 9 Councilman Val Lerch Battles Returned Cancer
Man Is Shot/ Wounded At MLK Park (CD 6/Saro) (1950 Lemon Ave.)
Man Is Shot/Wounded PCH/Newport (One Block East of Redondo, CD4/Supernaw)
Subsequent development above LB Health Officer Urges Protecting Public By Allowing Remote (Teleconferenced) Council Meeting With Public Testimony By Telephone/Computer); Gov Newsom Vetoed AB 339 That Would Have Required Allowing Public Remote Council Testimony With Fewer Limits On Public; Instead He Signed AB 361 Letting Council Decide Whether To Allow Meetings With Fewer Limits On Public Or Continue In-Person Meetings With Current Limits On Public
LA County Public Health Says It's Ruled Out A Point Source Or Permitted Business As Source of Carson Area Stench And Found "Very Low Levels" Of Hydrogen Sulfide East of Dominguez Channel
UPDATE: Carson Mayor tells LBREPORT.com hydrogen sulfide pipeline(s) RULED OUT as cause of Dominguez Channel stench.
LB School Board Votes To Terminate Employment Of School Safety Officer Involved In Sept. 27 Spring/Palo Verde (Now Fatal) Shooting, Alleges Violation Of District's Use of Force Policy
Drive-By Shooting Area South/Linden (a block south/a block west of Michelle Obama Library, border CD 8/9)
Pasadena City Council, No Longer Willing To Accept Increased Shootings, Votes To Deploy ShotSpotter Gunfire Location System (First LA County City To Do So). Long Beach -- Amid Ongoing Shooting Surge -- Is Overdue
Amnesia File: In 2011, Then-LB Councilman/Vice Mayor Robert Garcia Proposed -- And Council Approved -- Funding ShotSpotter But LBPD Mgm't Refused Deployment And Favored Spending Money For Police Overtime; In 2012, Garcia Reversed Himself, Sided With Mgm't And Moved To Defund ShotSpotter
Cong. Lowenthal Calls For Phasing Out All Existing Offshore Oil Drilling Immediately And Banning Future Offshore Production In Fed'l Waters Along CA's Coasts In Wake Of Huntington Beach Oil Leak/Spill
Mayor Garcia & Councilwoman Mungo Open El Dorado Park Artificial Turf Field Without Mentioning Its Artificial Turf Or Its $3.1 Mil Council Budgeted Cost; Former CD5 Councilwoman Schipske (Now 2022 Council Candidate) Joins Grassroots Taxpayers In Opposition, Homemade Signs Say "Mungo Must Go"; Public Works Dir. Says Bids Received Were Lower Than Budgeted Amount, Producing $2.7 Mil Full Cost
Editorials / Op-Eds /Perspectives
Guest Op-Ed: Say Goodbye to the 5th District If You Live in the Ranchos, Plaza, Eldorado Park Estates, Imperial Estates, El Dorado Park South: GerrieMandering at Its Finest
By Gerrie Schipske *
* Ms. Schipske, RND/JD, was CD5's Councilmember 2006-2014
Editorial: Twelve Years Gone, Remembering Melody Ross
Action Editorial: Tell Council To Restore Public's Right To Speak At Council Meetings By Telephone/Computer
Editorial: Here's What City Hall Offers Taxpayers In Response To Seemingly Homeless Man, Possibly With Drug Items, Along 2nd St/Glendora Ave.
Editorial: LB Media as Sheep....and the Silence of the Lambs
Save This Page. It Shows Willingness Of Long Beach Mayor Garcia To Put Political Sycophancy Above Real Lives Lost And Grim Future For Others
Biden Admin Blocked Weeks Of Independent Press Access To Now-Closing Long Beach Convention Ctr. Migrant Minor Facility And Mayor Garcia's Tweets Helped Legitimize It
Editorial: End Double Standard Applied To Homeless Vagrants/Transients Who Refuse COVID Vax
Editorial: Want More Shootings? Here's How To Keep Them Going
See Supporters of State Senator Gonzalez Who Applaud This Record. Remember Them When They Endorse Others Or Seek Your Votes For Themselves
Cindy Allen is with Megan McGuiness Kerr and 3 others: Robert Garcia, Lena Gonzalez, Herlinda Chico
"Out here with great friends supporting the amazing Lena Gonzalez. We are so lucky to have her representing our city."
Publisher's Perspective: On Same Day Long Beach Had Three More Shootings, Mayor Garcia Held June 18 Fundraiser For His "2026 Lt. Gov." Committee. His Contributors Applaud This Record
Perspective / Op-Ed: Veteran Professional Planner/Designer/Former Central CA Councilman Deconstructs Claims By LB-Area State Senator Gonzalez And Her Sac'to Colleagues On SB 9, Explains What It Will Really Mean For Single Family Home Neighborhoods In Long Beach And Statewide
Op-Ed: Into the Bowels of the Queen Mary
by Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D *
* Dr. Knatz was Exec. Director of the Port of Los Angeles (2006-January 2014) prior to which she held management positions dealing with planning and environmental issues at the Port of Long Beach.
Editorial: From Long Beach to Pomona, Reporters Faced Federally-Desired, Locally-Enabled Block That Manipulated Media Coverage Of Migrant Minor Detention Facilities. That's Not OK.
Open Letter to Long Beach Council: I'm Leaving Long Beach Because You've Let Parts Of 1st Council District Descend Into Gunfire Ridden, Trash Filled, City Enabled Squalor
by Emily Mastren *
* The author, a young woman with an infant daughter, lives in the neighborhood just north of 7th St. west of Alamitos/MLK Ave. in the 1st Council district represented since December 2019 by Councilwoman Mary Zendejas
Editorial: Council Can And Should Tie Public/Press Transparency String to Aquarium Operator's Request For $5 Mil Loan
Editorial: LBCC Trustees Should Publicly Release Benchmark Investigations Report And Stop Further Billable Legal Fees In Political Vendetta Against Trustee Sunny Zia
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|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
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
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|Subsequent update above Multiple Persons Fighting @ Palo Verde/Spring Bring Millikan School Safety Officer; He Approaches A Vehicle; It Speeds Off; He Shoots, Critically Wounding A Woman
Councilwoman Mungo To Unveil $3+ Million El Dorado Park Artificial Turf Soccer Field Oct. 2, 10 a.m.
Relay for Life Of Greater LB Teams/Volunteers Raise $55,000+ For American Cancer Society (And Yes You Can Still Contribute)
Overnight Shooting Wounds A Man, Anaheim/Magnolia, Same Area Where Woman Fatally Shot And Female Juvenile Wounded In Dec. 2020
LBPD Arrests Four Suspects On Suspicion Of Murders In 1400 block Cedar (June 24) And 900 block Daisy (June 25)
LBPD says its detectives believe murders were gang-related and arrestees "may be responsible for add'l shootings around same time frame"
VIDEO; Pressburg Parkway (South St @ Jaymills ) Is Dedicated With Current/Former Community Advocates + Reps Of Current Congressional, Assembly, Council Electeds Attending To Honor Decades Of Volunteer Works By Dan Pressburg
Subsequent coverage above Relay for Life Of Greater LB Teams Walk Round The Clock To Support American Cancer Society At POA Park, 7390 E. Carson St., 9 a.m. Sat Through 8 a.m. Sun With Multiple Events...And You're Invited
Documents Show LB Animal Care Services Criminal Investigations Lieutenant Concluded Two Dogs Owned By Urangas Were Maintained In Such A Way As To Cause Needless Suffering And Requested Complaint; Urangas Denied Allegation (A Misdemeanor) And DA Gascón's Office Agreed To Divert Case From Criminal Prosecution
LBUSD Will Leave 90% Of Unvaccinated Students (Includes All Those Under Age 12) Untested For COVID-19 Each Week
Cong Lowenthal (D, Long Beach) Says $3.5 Trillion Biden-Sought Infrastructure Bill Will Cost Zero. Read His Twitter Reasoning (Retweeted by Mayor Garcia)
UPDATE: And now state Senator Lena Gonzalez (D, Long Beach-SE LA County) enthusiastically joins in.
FDA OKs Third Shot As Booster For Pfizer Vaccine, Applies To Persons 65+ And 18-64 If At High Risk Of Severe COVID-19 Or With Frequent Job Related Exposure (Incl. Teachers, Grocery Workers, Homeless Shelter Workers)
Perspective: Latest LB Health Order Contains COVID-19 Warnings Shrugged By Some At Their Peril And Risks To Others
Signal Hill Police Officer Shoots/Kills Knife Wielding Suspect After Stabbing Outside Signal Hill Market
Gunfire 600 block Magnolia (Barely 5 Blocks From LBPD HQ, CD1/Zendejas); Casings Found, Parked Vehicle Hit
Impassioned Effort To Recall LA County DA George Gascón Fails, Falls Short On Signature Gathering, UPDATE: Leaders Form New Committee, Say They'll Gather Necessary Financial Resources Before Starting New Signature Gathering
Suspect Arrested -- In Iowa - ID'd by LBPD Detectives For Sept. 4 Double Homicide 900 Block Park Circle; LBPD Chief Luna Puts Human Face On Victims, Displays Their Photos (And Scorns Speaking Suspect's Name) At News Conference
Homicide victims Juan Guizar-Gutierrez and Maricela Honorato
DA George Gascón's Office Used This Procedure To Let Urangas Avoid Possible Criminal Prosecution In Alleged Animal Cruelty Case
|Do You Want Your Child In A Roomful Of Unvax'd Children Not Tested For COVID For Over Two Weeks? LBUSD Thinks That's OK, Announces "Pause" In Weekly COVID Tests With No Date For Resumed Testing Pending "Consultation With Health Officials"
Earthquake, Sept. 17 @ 7:58 p.m., 4.3 mag, epicenter 1 km ESE of Carson..
Man Is Shot/Wounded While Walking With Woman In Alley, 1600 block Junipero
Two Days After Avoiding Recall, Governor Newsom Signs Housing Density Boosting SB 9 and SB 10 Into Law
Eastside Voice President Corliss Lee urges voters CDs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 to replace their Council incumbents in 2022, all of whom shrugged months of pleas by neighborhood groups to agendize Council opposition to the bills (pending since Dec 2020)
Subsequent development above Council Votes 4-5 NOT To Support Belated Request By Austin/Mungo/Price That Governor Newsom Veto SB 9 (Requires Cities To Allow 4 Units On Single Family Lots) and SB 10 (Allows Council To Approve 10 Units Single Family Lots) With No CEQA Public Input And No Add'l Parking Required Within Half Mile Of Transit.
Since Dec. 2020, Any Council Incumbent Could Have Agendized Item "On Any Tuesday" To Oppose The Bills...And None Did.
Council action comes despite Council-recited "State Legislative Agenda" that says City would oppose bills threatening local control on issues including land use; in Council discussion, city staff admitted City remains "neutral"
Newsom Recall Fails; Margin Voting "No" Is Nearly 2 to 1 Statewide, Roughly 70% in LA County And In Political Stunner Majority Of Orange County Voters Voted Against It
Subsequent development above. Perspective: After Failing For Months To Agendize A Council Item To Oppose SB 9 and 10, CD 5 Councilwoman Mungo (With Councilmembers Price and Austin) Re-Agendize Last Week's Brown-Act Blocked Item To Urge Governor To Veto The Bills
Perspctive: After Failing For Months To Agendize A Council Item To Oppose SB 9 and 10, CD 5 Councilman Austin (With Councilmembers Price and Mungo) Re-Agendize Last Week's Brown-Act Blocked Item To Urge Governor To Veto The Bills
Surrounded by Dem Party Insiders At LBCC Event, President Biden Urges Voters To Reject Newsom Recall, Praises Mayor Garcia On COVID And Garcia Praises Biden; Outside Fence Opponents Jeer Biden; At Legends In Belmont Shore, Larry Elder Tells Mainly Maskless Crowd He's Going To Win
Sept. 12: Woman Is Shot/Wounded, Anaheim/Pine (CD 1/Zendejas), Same Area Two Men Fatally Shot Aug 5
First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: "Invitations" To Attend Biden LBCC Anti-Recall Event Sent To Dem Party Activists And Partisans By Intermediary For Mayor Robert Garcia, Asks For Their Position In Leadership Of Dem Party Group(s) And Seeks Personal Info For Entry Decision To Be Made By Unnamed Persons
President Biden Sept. 13 Anti-Recall Event Will Be At LBCC ELB Campus...And A Councilwoman Says It Will Be By Invitation Only
In case you missed it: On 9/11, LBREPORT.com carried a livestream of NYC Ground Zero ceremony. The names of each of 2,977 men, women and children who perished in the Al Qaeda-launched terrorist attacks at the WTC, the Pentagon and aboard United Flight 93 were read. The 911 Ground Zero ceremony is now available on-demand (use Facebook link below.)
Two Shootings Within Six Hours In CD8/Austin (no person hit) and border of CD6/Saro/CD1/Zendejas (woman hit/wounded)
Sac'to Dem Backed Bill That Could Prevent Courts Statewide From Applying Sentencing Enhancements Passes...With Ass'yman O'Donnell and state Senator Umberg Recorded As "No Vote Recorded"
LBPD Chief Luna To Retire in December
Despite Shootings And Mayor/Council Failure To Restore LB's Thinned Officer Level, City Hall Release Quotes Luna As Thanking Mayor, Council, City Mgm't
AUDIO: Councilmembers Mum As President Of Eastside Voice, Corliss Lee, Cites Their Inaction As SB 9 (Four Housing Units And Potentially More On Single Family Lots) And SB 10 (Letting Council OK Up To 10 Units On Single Family Lots) Near Final Passage
She's Cut Off (Hits 3 Minute Limit) As Tries To Say L.A. Council Will Consider Opposition Today (Aug. 18)
|Council Votes 6-1 (Supernaw Dissenting, Uranga Absent, Mungo Vanished On Vote But Reapparing Minutes Later) To Oppose Newsom Recall
Midnight Hour Armed Robbery Hits Palo Verde/Atherton 7-11 (Border CD 3/CD 4 Price/Supernaw)
On-Demand LBUSD Video Webinar On Independent Study Offers Details; LBUSD Staff Proposes Independent Study Policy With Undefined "Opportunities" For Synchronous Teacher Interaction At Various Grade Levels, Less Specific Than LAUSD's Policy
Four Long Beach Councilmembers - Richardson, Allen, Zendejas, Saro -- Agendize Aug. 17 Council Item To Oppose Newsom Recall
Special Remembrance: As Afghanistan Falls To Taliban, LBREPORT.com Recalls Long Beach Servicemembers Who Perished In That Fight
Man Is Shot/Wounded In 1400 block LB Blvd (CD 1/Zendejas)...Less Than Six Hours After Shooting A Mile Due East (14th/Gaviota/CD 6/Saro)
Man Is Shot/Wounded In LB's Cambodia Town. 1400 block (CD6/Saro), 2 Parked Vehicles Also Struck By Gunfire
FDA OKs Third COVID-19 Vax Shot For Certain Immunocompromised Individuals...But Not For Persons Who Aren't Immunocompromised
Subsequent development above:LA School District Offered Parents This Online Learning Hybrid As Alternative To Reopened Classrooms. Thus Far LB Schools Won't...Unless LB School Bd Votes To Do So
Subsequent development above:LA Schools Will Require All Teachers To Be Vax'd. Thus Far LB Schools Won't...Unless LB School Bd Votes To Do So
LBUSD Mgm't Plans To Reopen Schools Without Offering Online Learning Option; Policy-Setting School Board Skeds Special Meeting Aug. 17 On Reopening Health Safety Matters AND Independent Study
LBPD Officers Safely Defuse Very Dangerous Situation: Responding To Shots Call Area 4th/Orange, Non-Compliant Suspect Allegedly Shoots Toward Officers; LBPD Sets Up Containment, Negotiates With Suspect And SWAT Takes Him Into Custody With No Persons Injured
AUDIO SPECIAL: In Their Words: Hear What Supporters Of "Peoples Budget" Said In Demanding Council Defund 25% Of LBPD's Budget. They Said They Speak For The "Community." Do They Speak For You?
Aug 11 Shooting at Mid Afternoon In Willmore City Historic District (CD 1/Zendejas) Gunfire Strikes Multi-Unit Residence And Parked Unoccupied Vehicle
LBPD Details On CD6/Saro Broad Daylight Shooting 20th/Pacific In Wrigley District
City Councilmembers Signal They Support Mayor/Mgr. Proposed FY22 Police Budget That Won't Restore Any Of Roughly 230 Officers Erased By Prior/Current Councils
Three-Time USA Water Polo Gold Medalist And All-Time Olympic Games Goal Scorer (56!) Maggie Steffens Wows 'Em In Belmont Shore
by Doug Krikorian
Special to LBREPORT.com
USA Water Polo Star Maggie Steffens shows off the gold medal she and her teammates won over the weekend at the Tokyo Games. Seated next to her at Legends is the Naples Gondola Gateway's Big Mike O'Toole.
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