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Continually updated Confirmed LB shootings (fatal + non-fatal + no-hit) On July 31, 2018 Mayor Garcia recommended a FY19 budget that restored 5 add'l net citywide deployable officers, leaving 186 such officers unrestored. On Sept. 4, 2018 Council approved this
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New / 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)
New: Man Is Shot/Wounded In Midnight Hour 900 block Cedar, It's Second Shooting Within Two Days In 1st Council dist. (Gonzalez)
New: Retired LBPD Sergeant Takes His Own Life
New / Perspective: In "State of the City," Mayor Garcia Says City of LB Has "Fiscally Responsible Government" And...
New: Advocates Urging No Kill Animal Shelter Policies Hold Well-Organized Visible/Audible And Digitally Distributed Demonstration -- In The Rain -- Outside Mayor Garcia's "State of the City" Speech
UPDATE: Location ID'd: LBPD Detectives Now Believe Woman Was Fatally Shot In 5400 Block of Paramount Blvd. (8th dist.)
New: Man Is Shot/Wounded In Midnight Hour, 900 block MLK (1st dist.)
New: Long Beach Councilman Rex Richardson Seeks Council Voted Approval On
New / Perspective: July 2018: Mayor/City Mgr. Seek Tighter Control Over Discussion/Votes On "Unapproved" Topics By City Hall "Advisory Comm'ns" And Council Defers Public Action; Jan. 2019: Mayor/City Mgr Quietly Create "Working Group" Of Mayor-Picked Comm'nrs (Who?) To Review (When? Where?) Possible Changes (What?) To Advisory Bodies, Plus Possible Increased Compensation For Some Advisory Body Appointees
New / Point-Counterpoint: City of Long Beach Cites These Figures On Its Animal Shelter Euthanasias/Adoptions; No Kill LB Cites These Figures Obtained Under Public Records Act To Challenge City Narrative
New: LBPD Update On Traffic Accident That Took Life Of 36 Yr Old Long Beach Journalist
New: Large Turnout, Close Votes Net "Blue Revolution"/Progressive Dems (Favoring Leftish Policy Shifts) At Least 10 Of 14 Delegate Slots To CA Dem Party Convention; One Tie-Vote Prompts Coin Toss, Reversed Result On Recount And Decision To Send All Ballots To Sac'to CA Dem HQ For Final Recount
LB Cambodian-American Community Flexes Its Political Muscle Electing Dem Party Establishment-Backed Delegate
Statement by the Publisher: How LBREPORT.com Used CA Public Records Act To Prevent Immediate Destruction Up To Three Decades Of Long Beach History In These City Records
Crime Stats: Councilwoman Mungo Just Told 5th Dist. Residents East Division Crime Is Down 8%; Is That True And What Does That Mean And Not Mean?
Salient Transcript And AUDIO: Council Votes
Subsequent development above City Moves To Destroy Years Of Records (2012 and Older) From Financial Mgm't, Economic Dev'ment (Incl. Former Redevelopment Agency) And Council Offices For Districts 2, 4 & 5
Item is scheduled for "consent calendar" approval at shortened, low visibility Council meeting
Subsequent development above Former Councilwoman Schipske Asks City Attorney To Stop Destruction Of Her Former Council Office Records, Withdraw Item And Provide Index Of Items In Boxes
Subsequent development above Perspective: Decades Of City Records Proposed For Destruction Are Priceless Treasure Trove Of Long Beach History
Editorial: Shots Fired (Again) In Long Beach Neighborhood Left These Bullet Casings Found By Resident; Gunfire-Location Technology Could Have Told Cops Shooting Site In Seconds To Help Nab Shooters Like This, But Long Beach Politicians Evade It, Because...
Editorial: Should City Council Adopt These Just-Released Taxpayer-Costly, Neighborhood-Impacting Homeless / Low Income Housing Policies Without Asking What Public Thinks? See What Mayor-Picked "Task Force" Wants Council To Adopt
Editorial: How Much, If Anything, Should LB Taxpayers Pay So A Private Entity Can Run A Smaller Version Of Community Hospital For Profit On Seismically-Challenged City Land? Public Deserves Overdue Discussion Of Taboo Taxpayer Topic With Overdue Reforms In Mayor/Council Contract Approval Process
Perspective: "Animal Care Visioning Task Force" -- With No-Kill Leaders Muzzled From Membership By Mayor -- Let City Mgm't Run Its Latest Meeting, Offer Information Without Meaningful Challenge, Conduct Proceedings Nearly Inaudible By Audience And Let Public Speak Only After Discussion Of All Agendized Items Was Over
Perspective: By The Numbers: Councilmembers Gonzalez & Andrews (And Former-Councilman/Now-Mayor Garcia) On Police Officers For LB Taxpayers
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|Councilwoman/State Senate Candidate Lena Gonzalez Won't Be In Long Beach For
LBPD Says Driver Hit/Ran After Striking/Dragging 79-Yr Old Man Crossing South Street @ Paramount Blvd.
Motorcylist Perishes After Colliding With SUV, Lakewood Blvd. north of Willow St.
L.A. County bomb squad rendered safe suspected old explosive device; LBPD PIO says it was the reason for LBPD/LBFD presence on Carita St. just east of Clark Ave.
Long Beach Councilman Austin Is IN State Senate Race, Enters With Endorsements Of LB Council Incumbents Andrews, Price And Supernaw; Voters In Roughly Half Of LB (And Beyond) Will Decide Between Austin, Fellow Dem Council Incumbent Gonzalez (Backed By Mayor Garcia, Councilman Richardson And Exited Incumbent Lara) Or Four S.E. L.A. County Electeds
Sunday Afternoon South Wrigley Shooting, 2100 block Oregon Ave., Rounds Miss Hitting Victim
Man Shoots At Group, Area 5th/Pine (Sun 1:50 a.m.) In Second DTLB "No Person Hit" Shooting Within Two Days
Sat Night LB Downpour Triggers Flash Flood Warning; A Few Hours Earlier A Funnel Cloud Developed Off The Coast
Source: NWSLosAngeles Twitter feed
Uranga Drops Out Of State Senate Race, Endorses Gonzalez...Leaving Austin (With $14k Collected Since 2017) Only Other LB Incumbent In Race Besides Gonzalez
Four other SE L.A. County electeds have also filed candidate fundraising paperwork
Your LB Utility Bill For Gas Use Likely Spiked Up In December But Will Decline For January, Because...
Fri. Noon-Hour Gunfire In Downtown Long Beach -- 600 block E. Ocean -- Strikes/Damages Two Parked Vehicles, No Persons Hit
LBREPORT.com Follows-Up On Council-Approved Destruction Of Decades Of LBPD Records Days Before New State Law Would Have Made Them Publicly Accessible
Story was first independently reported Flores & Brizzolara on forthe.org
LB Commercial Real Estate Council Skeds "New Year Mixer" With State Senate Candidate/LB Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Online Invite Says She "Supported Over $4 Billion Comm'l Real Estate Investment & Development Downtown"
Her husband is group's prez
|Long Beach's 1st + 6th Council Districts Combined End 2018 With Homicide Rate Approaching City Of Compton
NLB Afternoon Gunfire, Parked Vehicle Struck, Locust Ave. Just North Of South St.
Central Valley Sheriff Says Police Officer's Murder Could Have Been Prevented If Sac'to Hadn't Enacted SB 54/"Sanctuary State" Law; LB Councilwoman Gonzalez Now Seeking State Senate Seat Led Effort To Put City of Long Beach On Record Supporting SB 54; Roughly Half Of LB Will Now Vote On Her; Will This Affect Your Vote And If So How And Why?
Perspective: Latest Long Beach "Ghost" Shootings (See Casings Found In Wrigley), Like Countless Uncounted Others, Won't Appear In City's Official Crime Stats, Because...
Recycle Your Xmas Tree For Free By Doing This
UPDATE: Following-up on a Christmas Eve report, LBPD confirms that a deceased man (adult) was found floating in waters just off Long Beach (500 block Queens Way). LBPD PIO Shauna Dandoy says detectives indicate there were no obvious signs of trauma.
City Moves To Delay For Up To Two Months Decision On Releasing Public Records Sought By LBREPORT.com Re $1 Mil Price Cut For Developer/Buyer Of Atlantic/Artesia Properties
Publisher's Podcast: Hear Mayor/Councilmembers Justify, And LBREPORT.com Publisher Comment On, $4.3 Mil More For New Civic Center "Critical Technology Needs Infrastructure" Incl. $1 Million "Media Wall"...And Then Voice Your Comments For Follow-Up Podcast
"KLBP/Long Beach Public Radio" Is UP + ON, Meets And Beats FCC Deadline, Pilot Pgms Running Now, LBREPORT.com Will Be Part Of Coming Content; 100 Watt Air Signal At 99.1 FM Hits Downtown/Nearby Areas PLUS Stereo Internet Simulcast Makes Station Accessible Worldwide
Via SignalTribune.com: MWN LLC Reps Update Status Of Their Proposal To Open/Operate Smaller Version Of Community Hospital On City-Owned Seismically-Challenged Site
Reporter who attended community meeting says no mention by Councilmembers Supernaw or Price, or audience inquiries, re spending taxpayer funds, if any, to facilitate deal
City Staff Acknowledges Possible $17.1 Mil FY20 Deficit UNLESS Council Raises Parking Fines/Ambulance Fees "To Maximum Extent Feasible" AND Other Projected Revenue Materializes AND Assumes NO Add'l Restored Police Officers Or Fire Services AND Doesn't Include Upcoming New Contracts For City Employee Unions
Projection not visible online until less than an hour before "study session," no narrative memo provided, just Power Point
|Sen. Wiener (D, SF) Reintroduces His 4 a.m. Bar Closing Bill, Would Let LB Council Majority Decide Here; Outgoing Gov Brown Vetoed It, Incoming Gov. Newsom Might Allow It
LBPD Find/Arrests, D.A. Charges This Long Beach Man In String of Armed Robberies Alleged At LB Businesses From NLB to Bixby Knolls To ELB To Central LB to Downtown...And Signal Hill PD And Las Vegas PD Indicate They Had Similar Robberies
Woman Wounded By Gunfire, Atlantic Ave. South of South St.
It's second shooting along Atlantic Ave. within two weeks not far from Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
LB City Prosecutor Prosecutes Man For Allegedly Video Recording His Co-Workers (Men and Women) Using Bathroom; Defense Cites New Sac'to Law Letting Judges Divert Mentally Ill Defendants Out of Criminal Trials; If Judge Doesn't Divert And If Defendant is Convicted/Sentenced In Certain Ways, Feds Could Deport Him. You Be The Judge...And Explain Your Ruling
Special Event Coverage: Sights / Sounds Of 65th Annual Daisy Ave. Christmas Tree Lane Parade
Long Beach (Northern Downtown/Adjacent Central/WLB) Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez Announces She's Running For Vacated State Senate Seat With Endorsement Of Immediate Past Incumbent Ricardo Lara
Two other LB Council incumbents -- Austin and Uranga -- have also filed campaign paperwork positioning themselves for the state Senate seat
Subsequent development aboveCity Mgm't Seeks Council Approval To Spend $4.3 Mil More -- On Top Of $7.05 Mil It Authorized In March -- For New Civic Center Technology Upgrades
Eyesore Oil Rigs/Pipes Will Disappear Over One To Two Decades, Wetlands North of 2nd St. (b/w PCH/Studebaker) Will Be Restored To Its Natural Beauty And Conveyed Public Ownership, As Coastal Comm'n Votes
Issue splits usually allied enviro/wildlife/wetlands advocates
Downtown LB Councilmembers Pearce & Gonzalez Hear But Don't Pursue Omissions/Flaws In City-Hired Consultant's "Parking Study" Cited By Parking-Impacted Alamitos Beach-DTLB Residents (TAPS); Council Votes To "Receive And File" Study While Warm To Creating City "Parking Manager" And Pursuing Use Of Nearby Business' Parking Lots For Overnight Residents' Parking
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