|New: Detailed Coverage: Councilwoman Mungo To Unveil $3+ Million El Dorado Park Artificial Turf Soccer Field Oct. 2, 10 a.m.
New: Overnight Shooting Wounds A Man, Anaheim/Magnolia, Same Area Where Woman Fatally Shot And Female Juvenile Wounded In Dec. 2020
New: 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"
New / 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
New / Event Advisory: 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
New: 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
Editorial: Here's What City Hall Offers Taxpayers In Response To Seemingly Homeless Man, Possibly With Drug Items, Along 2nd St/Glendora Ave.
Viewpoint by Doug Krikorian, Special to LBREPORT.com
From Acura Grand Prix Of Long Beach's Jim Michaelian Oozing Optimism For His Upcoming Event To Mayor Robert Garcia Hoping President Biden Saves Him From That Embarrassing Harry S. Truman Post To Ousted USC Football Coach Clay Helton Proving Nice Guys Don't Finish Last For A Job Poorly Done In Financial Buyouts ($10 Million!) To LB's Connoisseur Of Lost Causes Ben Goldberg Turning To Triples To Survive Larry Elder's Beatdown
Mr. Krikorian, an award winning journalist and author of two books, earned multiple awards in his 22 years of writing for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and 22 years for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He is happily retired.
New: 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
Elon Musk's SpaceX Spacecraft, which carried four citizen astronauts into Earth orbit for three days, successfully splashed down off the Florida Coast...and Mr. Musk immediately Tweeted a personal donation of $50 million, on top of $160 million raised by the flight to date for St. Jude's Childrens Research hospital (coverage via Space.com here.)
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
Restoration firm's ad space donated by LBREPORT.com
New: Dave Lopez...On Everything
Scroll down for his library of videos
|Long Beach's Future In Space:|
A Continuing Series
Latest Long Beach Space Related News
LB HQ'd Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Satellite for U.S. Space Force
Photo courtesy Rocket Lab
Relativity Space, LB-Based Firm Using 3D-Metalic Printers To Build Rockets, Will Take Over Massive Former C-17 Long Beach Plant
Image via Relativity Space
Virgin Orbit Uses Its Launcher One Rocket (Mounted Under A Wing Of Its Cosmic Girl Jet) To Put Seven Satellites Into Orbit
Jan. 2021 image via Virgin Orbit
Long Beach HQ'd Rocket Lab Gets Contract To Design Two Spacecraft For Scientific Mission To Mars
Vowing To Change ("Disrupt") Current Space Industry Assumptions, Long Beach Based Relativity Space Announces Plan To Build "Terran R" Fully Reusable Entirely 3D PRINTED Launch Vehicle 20 Times Larger Than Its Previous Rockets; Simultaneously Announces Boosts In Funding And Hiring
June 5: Another Fully Booked ZERO G Flight Flies From LB Airport; Company Plans Three From LGB In Feb. 2022; We Explain EXACTLY What It Felt Like on Oct. 2020 Flight; Pix Show Publisher Began As A Clumsy "Spaz In Space" But Learned To Work Around Weightlessness
LBREPORT.com publisher Bill Pearl (horizontal on ceiling) aboard Oct. 2020 LGB ZERO G flight.
Update: LB HQ'd Rocket Lab (Again) Successfully Retrieves Rocket's First Stage Using Parachute Slowed Spashdown; Computer May Have Shut Down Second Stage, Causing Lost Mission
Port of LB Makes Deal With Elon Musk's Space-X To Use Part Of Port's Pier T To Dock Vessels And Offload Equipment As Part Of Its West Coast Rocket Recovery Operations
Portion of map accompanying Harbor Comm'n agenda item.
Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit Plans June Launch Of Satellites For US Dept. of Defense Space Test Pgm, Royal Netherlands Air Force And Poland Based Firm
For previous coverage and overview of LB space related firms, click here
|Previous Viewpoints By Doug Krikorian
Ben Goldberg: Connoisseur Of Lost Causes With The Latest Being Campaigning For Larry Elder To Replace Gavin Newsom As The New California Governor
What A Life For Angelo Marciuliano Of Angelo's Italian Deli Fame: From Growing Up Humbly In The Southern Italy Region of Basilicata To Serving Anthony Quinn As A Waiter At The Legendary Savoy Hotel In London To Being A Private Chef For Generals And Other Military Brass When He Was In The Italian Army To Creating The Famous Italian Torpedo Sandwhich
Yes, Honestly, There Are Actually A Couple Of Positives To Emerge From The Covid-19 Pandemic In Long Beach---An Outdoors, Champs-Elysee-Like Dining Experience Throughout The City For Restaurant Patrons Because Of The Popular Parklets And An Upscale Covid-19 Belmont Shore Testing Place Called SAMEDAYHEALTH That Is A Thriving Operation In The Midst Of Second Street's Spate Of Business Exoduses
Krikorian Notes: From The Long Beach Health Department And Its Braintrust, Kelly Colopy And Dr. Anissa Davis, Going A Step Further Than Their LA County Shot Callers To The Notorious Ballot Harvesting Gimmick Certain To Rescue Gavin Newsom To The Memorable Alamitos Bay Weekend Water Polo Festivities To The Naples Wedding Party Bash For Ravishing Rick Paap And Deena Deardurff-Schmidt
Krikorian Notes: From Suzie Price Snubbing Many Of Her Third District Constituents To Vote Against Throwing Gavin Newsom Out Of Office To The LBUSD Depriving Kids This Summer From Using Its Schools Vacant Playgrounds To Guinness Book Of World Records Candidate Tommy O'Toole Attending San Diego State To Dodger Zealot Big Ben Goldberg Coming Clean About His Team's Tainted 2020 World Championship (60 Regular Season Games!) To Mystery Mayoral Candidate Greg Magnuson (Who In Tarnation Is He?)
Did Long Beach City Manager Tom Modica Make The Right Call In Shutting Down the Long Beach Sprint Nationals After A Tragic Boating Accident?
Long Beach Leaders Robert Garcia, Tom Modica, Mary Zendejas, Cindy Allen, Suzie Price, Daryl Supernaw, Stacy Mungo, Suely Saro, Al Austin, Rex Richardson And Roberto Uranga: These People Have No Shame Or Guilt For The Role They've Collectively Played In Daily Shootings And Soaring Crime Rates
Of Course, That Darling Lady Out Of Smith College & Duke University, Long Beach Health Czar Kelly Colopy, Goes Right Along With The Idiotic L.A. County Indoor Mask-Wearing Edict Even Though She Could Have Spared LB Such Anguish
Krikorian Notes: From Ol' Blood And Guts Robert Garcia To Give Give `Em Hell Harry Truman To The Daily One Mile Alamitos Bay Swim Of Dr. Mark Hoffer, 86, To The Daily 15-Mile, Five-Hour Walk Of Earth Man Jeff Yount To Connor McGregor's Latest Con Job To Former Long Beach State and NFL player Russ Bollinger Relating Hilarious Bill Belichick Tale To The Belmont Shore Bridge Eyesore
A Thrilling Evening In Long Beach When The Skies Above Alamitos Bay Became A Dazzling Palette Of Exploding Rockets In Front Of 30,000 Witnesses Who Savored What Will Become Part Of The City’s Sacred Lore
Krikorian Notes: From Ann Cantrell Voicing Disapproval Of Long Beach's Most Popular Summer Event---The Big Bang On The Bay---To John Morris Taking Strong Exception To Ms. Cantrell's Stance To Bad Stu Ledsam's TWO Life-Saving Rescues To Bill (Bozo) Caplan's Zany Antics To The Phoenix Suns' Blessed Fortune To LB's Scary Rising Crime Rate To Those Two Laughable City Hall Figures Tom Modica And Robert Garcia
The Many Memorable Characters I've Befriended Across The Decades, Including The Appropriately Named Preposterous One In Long Beach Known Far And Wide As Bad Stu Ledsam
Krikorian Notes: From No-Bail Insanity To Government Handout Insanity To City Auditor Laura Doud's Exhaustive Investigation Of The Latest Queen Mary Bankruptcy Suitor Urban Commons To K-5 Kids Still Having To Wear Masks And Having Their Temperatures Taken To Novak DJokovic Being The GOAT Of Tennis
Krikorian Notes: From Long Beach East Division Commander Chad Ellis And Naples Crime Buster Katie Rowe Teaming Up At Colonnade Park Gathering To Discuss Canal Congestion And Patio Thievery To My Earning a Five-Cent Film Residual To Earth Man Walking 14,650 Miles To The Belmont Shore Bridge Still Not Fixed To The Yokel LB Politicians Still Drooling Over The Queen Mary To Former LBSU Pitching Star Kevin Lamp Praising The Late John Gonsalves
With Encouragement From Long Beach's Very Own Universal Man, Rick Bryson, Wilson High-LB State Grad Torey Edwards Is On The Threshold Of Qualifying For The U.S. Open, Not Impossible For The Only Amateur Golfer In History To Shoot Two Rounds Of 58
For additional previous Krikorian columns, click here
Subsequent development above Sac'to Bill That Could Prevent Courts Statewide From Applying Sentencing Enhancements Is One Vote Away From Heading To Governor's Desk
Follow-Up To 300 E. South St. Shooting: It Was A Drive-By; The Shooter Remains At Large, But LBPD Has Arrested Shooting Victim For Events After Shooting
LBUSD Reports 265 Confirmed COVID Cases In 2021-22 School Yr Thus Far Among 252 Students, 12 Employees and 1 Vendor/Visitor; We Provide Link For Numbers At Specific Schools
City Att'y Nixes Council Vote On Sept. 7 Item To Oppose SB 9 & SB 10 And Seek Governor's Veto, Cites Unintentional Brown Act Violation By Austin...But Says Council Can Properly Reagendize Same Item For Sept. 14 Council Meeting
Eastside Voice President Urges Political Payback In 2022 To Replace CD 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Incumbents With Responsive Reform Minded Challengers, Brushes Off Belated Council Action Now
Initial Time Checks Indicate Rapid LBFD & LBPD Response When Learned Drake Park Fight Became Horrific Double Shooting
In Second Of Two Sept. 7 Shootings, Gunfire Strikes Vehicle, Casings Found, 300 block E. South St.
In First Of Two Sept. 7 Shootings, Gunfire Strikes Vehicle, Casings Found, 1300 block W. Willow (WLB)
Gunfire in Supernaw's CD 4, 1100 block Obispo
Midafternoon Gunfire In Southern Bixby Knolls, 3300 block Atlantic Ave., Shooter On Foot Misses Hitting Victim In Vehicle, Casings/Strike Marks Found
Gunfire Strikes Apt. Building, 1400 block E. South St.
Man And Woman Shot To Death 900 Block Park Circle (CD 1/Zendejas) Near Bembridge House/Drake Park; UPDATE: Did Some Type Of Fight Escalate To Double Homicide, Or Was It Something Else? LBPD Seeks Public's Help in ID'ing Suspect(s)
On scene photo courtesy Lee Richmond Charley
Pedestrian (Believed A Teenage Boy) Is Struck/Killed By Vehicle On LCD b/w Willow/Spring Sts.; Driver Remains At Scene; UPDATE:PD Arrests Driver, Booked On Suspicon Of DUI
Belmont Shore Gunfire Reported Area Roycroft/Ocean, PD Says Rounds Struck Parked Vehicle, No Persons Hit
Victims Were Father And Son; Double Victim Shooting - Market/Orange (CD 8/Austin); UPDATE: Victims Buying Items At Fruit Stand When Suspects Approach And Open Fire; Uninvolved Vehicle Also Struck
In Mass Phone Message To Families (Sept. 2), LBUSD Sup't Baker Says Weekly COVID Tests Mean "There Will Be Positive COVID Cases" And These Actions Will Follow
Councilmembers Austin, Mungo And Price Hastily Agendize Sept. 7 Item To Oppose And Urge Veto "If Necessary" For Sac'to Housing Density Bills SB 9 and SB 10. Their Item Comes After Eastside Voice Urged 2022 Removal Of Council Incumbents In CDs 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 For Failing For Months To Agendize The Bills For Council Opposition
SB 9 co-authored by LB State Senator Gonzalez would require (except in historic districts) allowing four housing units on single family lots and prohibit requiring add'l parking within half mile of public transit; SB 10 would let Council majority enact ordinance without CEQA public review allowing up to 10 unit buildings on single family lots within half mile of transit
Perspective: Larry Elder Has Previously Criticized "Crony Capitalism." His Campaign Just Held Its Aug. 29 LB Fundraiser At Home of Development Firm Founder Whose Co. (Under Grandson) Received Dec. 2016 City Hall Approval To Buy City Owned Atlantic Ave, Property For Roughly Half Of Broker Estimated Fair Market Value And Less Than Highest Bid Received. Does Candidate Elder Think Taxpayers Got Good Or Bad Deal?
School Officials Downplay Risk While LA County Data Show Rapid COVID Case Increases In Unvax'd 5-11 Yr Olds (Ineligible For Vaccine) And Unvax'd 12+ Students (Can Be Vaccinated But Aren't)
VIDEO: State Schools Chief Says It's Inevitable Reopened LB Schools Will Have COVID Outbreaks Similar To Those In Earlier Opened L.A. Schools But Says Issue Now Is How To Handle It; LBUSD Sup't Says Teams at Schools Are Trained To Contact-Trace, Minimize And Contain Exposure But Offers No Further Details
State, County, LB School Brass Hold Press Event Marking Reopening of LBUSD Schools To Classroom Instruction
Corliss Lee (Pres.Eastside Voice) Urges Homeowners To Vote Out Council Incumbents In 2022 Who Shrugged Pleas To Agendize And Oppose SB 9 (Four Dwelling Units And Possibly More On Single Family Lots) and SB 10 (Up To 10 Units On Single Family Lots)
Social Network Photos Show Mainly Maskless Crowd At Elder Long Beach Fundraiser
Man Says He Was Shot/Wounded In Overnight DTLB Drive-By, 200 block N. Pine Ave.
Two Shootings Within Three Hours -- In Same Area -- Stem From Altercation Between Two Women (Area "North Of RR Tracks" west of LB Blvd.) Leave One Woman With Minor Inujuries And Building Struck By Gunfire
Recall Election Governor Candidate Larry Elder Bans Press Access To His Long Beach Fundraiser
LBREPORT.com publisher Pearl: "We regret the Elder campaign's refusal to allow press access to its Long Beach event. Unless reversed, voters have a right to ask: 'What does Gubernatorial candidate Elder not want the public to hear him tell his contributors at the Long Beach event?'"
CDC Report Shows How Quickly An Unvax'd/Unmasked Bay Area Teacher Infected Over A Dozen Of Her Students And Some Of Their Parents
Man Is Hit By Gunfire From Suspect Firing Into Air, Area 1400 block Santa Fe (CD 1/Zendejas)
Follow the Money: Her CD1 Has Worst Shootings Citywide. She Was Elected Aided By $30k From Garcia-Gonzalez-LB Police Union Bypassing Candidate Campaign Committee Contrib Limit; See Entities/Persons Who Want Zendejas Re-Elected In 2022
Contributors include Council incumbents Allen, Price, Saro, Richardson; Multiple Developers, Lobbyists, Unions
This Sac'to Bill -- On Verge Of Enactment -- Could Stop Courts Statewide From Applying Sentencing Enhancements
Assembly Approves SB 9 Requiring Cities To Allow 4 Dwelling Units on Single Family Lots (Exempts Historic Districts), Prohibits Add'l Parking Within Half Mile Of Transit
Action Moves Bill Within One Vote Of Reaching Governor Newsom; Mayor/Council Let Bill Advance Since Dec. 2020 With No Public Discussion Or Opposition
Council Adopts FY22 City Hall Budget With NO Restorations of LB Police Officers
Council Votes 7-1 (Supernaw Dissenting, Price Absent) To Oppose Recall Of Gov. Newsom; Again, Councilwoman Mungo Vanishes Before Vote, Reappears Thereafter
LBPD Investigating Brutal Beating/Robbery of Jay McManus (Palo Verde/Stearns Area) As "Undetermined Death"
Long Beach Had Three Shootings In One Day (Yesterday Aug 24)...And Just Had Another One Today (Aug. 25), All In CD6/Saro)
Long Beach Council Resolution Opposing Newsom Recall Election Returns For Enacting Vote Aug. 24. Will Any Public Speakers Speak Pro Or Con? Will Repub Mungo Avoid Recorded Vote Again?
VIDEO: LA County Newsom Recall Ballot Design And Envelope Violate Sanctity of Vote Secrecy For Over 5 Million LA County Voters
Judge Lets County Registrar Apply New Prohibitive Cost To County Election Recounts, Stymies Reform Coalition Recount Of 16 Vote Margin Extending Long Beach Measure A Sales Tax
In Three August Weeks, Long Beach Has Had 16 Shooting Crime Scenes
Four Homicides: CD1/Zendejas [double homicide], CD2/Allen, CD4/Supernaw
Among Total Shootings (fatal + wounding + casings/strike marks found), CD 1/Zendejas + CD9/Richardson Combined Account For Over Half
Highest Were In CD1/Zendejas (6), CD9/Richardson (3), CD2/Allen (2), CD 6/Saro (2)
CD1/Zendejas [with double homicide] had higher shooting homicides per capita than Chicago
Long Beach Has Had
Four Five Shootings In Two Days (Thus Far), Five Six In Three Days, Seven Eight Within Past Week; Most Recent Below
Aug. 21 (this morning/overnight): Atlantic./61st St. (CD 9/Richardson): Man Shot/Wounded
Aug.20: 1100 block Walnut: Woman struck by gunfire
Aug 20: 7th St,/Dawson Ave. (CD 2/Allen): Man Shot/Wounded
Aug 20: 65th St/California Ave. (CD 9/Richardson): Bullet Casings Found, Victim Not Located
Aug 19: 600 Block Olive (CD 1/Zendejas): Man Not Hit
With LA Council Opposed And LB Council Continued Mum, Ass'y Approps Committee Advances SB 9 (Four Dwelling Units, Possibly Up To On Eight On Single Family Lots Except In Historic Districts, Forbids Requiring Add'l Parking Within Half Mile Of Transit/Frequent Bus Service), Action Sends It To Assembly Floor
Friends Say Man Was Brutally Attacked, Beaten Area Palo Verde/Stearns (CD 4/Supernaw) Sending Him To ICU; LBPD Actively Investigating
Man Is Shot/Wounded, Area 9th/Alamitos (CD 1/Zendejas border w/ CD 6/Saro)
LBUSD Sup't Says All Unvaccinated Students -- Including All Those Under Age 12 - Will Undergo Surveillance Testing Involving Anterior Nasal Swabs
On 12-1 Vote LA City Council (Dem majority) Votes To OPPOSE SB 9 (Would Require Cities To Allow 4 Housing Units, Potentially Up To 8, On Single Family Lots) and on 11-2 Vote To OPPOSE SB 10 (Would Enable Up To 10 Housing Units On Single Family Lots)
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 Gaviota (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.
CD 8/Austin Has Monday Noon-Hour Shooting, Two Parked Cars Hit/Casings Found 100 block E. Arbor St. (LB Blvd. North of Western End of Scherer Park (Which Recently Shooting Inside Near Its Dog Park)
CD 1/Zendejas Has Shooting Into Inhabited Dwelling, 1000 Block Pine Ave. (Roughly Three Blocks South Of Recent Double-Fatal Shooting)
Editorials / Op-Eds /Perspectives
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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