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New: TWENTY-FIFTH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Two Men Are Shot/Wounded, W. 31st St Along South Side Of Silverado Park

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.
New / Perspective: City Mgm't Memo Offers Council These Reasons To Renege On Their June 2016 Promised Sales Tax Reduction/Phase Out, Enable March 2020 Ballot Measure To Perpetuate "Measure A" Sales Tax In Perpetuity
First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: UPDATED w/ Add'l Info: Another LB Tax Increase Ballot Measure? Someone Has Filed Paperwork To Create "Lift Up Long Beach Families - Rex Richardson Ballot Measure Committee;" It's Scheduled A Downtown Fundraiser This Week With These Initial Supporters
New / Continuing Coverage In Depth: AQMD Committee Votes 3-2 -- County Supervisor Hahn & Rolling Hills Estates Mayor Mitchell Dissenting -- To Pursue Memorandum of Understanding With Valero Wilmington And Torrance ToRC Refineries That Would Allow -- Not Phase Out -- Their Continued Use Of Modified Hydrofluroic Acid (MHF) With Enhanced "Mitigation If Released" Measures
  • Grassroots Torrance Refinery Action Alliance (consistent with previously voiced views of multiple area elected officials) urges phase out/ban on continued use of MHF, says MOU won't protect public from mass casualties (deaths or irreversible health effects) in catastrophic earthquake, explosion, equipment failure or intentional act
  • Politically active unions rep'ing refineries' workers, area business groups (incl. LB Area Chamber) and non-profits receiving financial support from refineries (including Boys & Girls Clubs of LB) support MOU allowing continued use of MHF
  • LB Mayor & Council mum on potential LB-impacting issue; Garcia refused to call for phase out/ban in January.
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    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Over Six Months Ago, Long Beach Mayor Garcia Quietly Declined To Sign Letter Urging AQMD To Phase-Out/Ban Use Of Potentially Lethal MHF At LB-Adjacent Valero Wilmington & southbay Torrance ToRC Refineries; In Catastrophic Release, It Could Produce Mass Casualties (Deaths And Irreversible Health Damages) For Miles And Tanker Trucks Deliver It Using Area Fwys

    LB Has 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th 25th Shooting Crime Scenes (Fatal + Non-Fatal + No-Person-Hit) Since May 7. Click maps below details on most recent four.
    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.
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    Viewpoint: Barely An Hour Before Latest Nature Center Fires, "Long Beach Accountability Action Group" Website Emailed Offices Of County Supervisor Hahn And Councilwoman Mungo Advising Of Continuing Homeless Issues, Cited Ineffective Actions After April 3 Nature Center Fire

    Perspective: With No Discussion Of Any Kind, Council Approves Spending $750,000 For Future "Furniture Enhancements" In New Civic Center (7-0, Richardson Absent, 1st dist. vacant)
    No Council member removes item from "consent calendar" for separate discussion, may be early example of Council's recently approved "streamlining" policies
    LB Public Works Holding Discussions/Seeking Options With "Leadership Long Beach" To Preserve/Relocate Mural Outside Council Chamber; No Decision Yet But Demolition/Destruction Not Imminent

    Fourth Candidate Surfaces Seeking Vacated 1st Council District Seat (In No-Runoff November Election): She's Mariela Salgado (Mayor-chosen/Council-approved appointee to LB's Parks/Recreation Comm'n) Council Votes 6-0 -- With Mungo Absent On Vote And Entering Roughly 20 Seconds After -- To Denounce Recently Enacted Georgia And Alabama Anti-Abortion Laws And Suspend City Travel/Contracts From Those States So Long As Those Bills Become Law
    TWENTY-FOURTH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Someone Shoots At Man Sitting In Car Just West Of Coolidge Park (South of Artesia, West of L.A. River)
    TWENTY-THIRD Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Man Is Shot/Wounded, 2300 block MLK Ave. (6th Dist., near NAACP Freedom Park)
    As seen LIVE, item is received and filed, with Mayor and multiple Councilmembers praising the animated video created by a CSULB graduate. 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
    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.

    Subsequent development above
    Councilmembers Pearce, Price, Austin & Richardson Agendize June 18 Council Item To Denounce Newly Enacted Georgia And Alabama Anti-Abortion Laws And Suspend All City Travel + Contracts From Those States So Long As Those Bills Become Law
    Subsequent development above:
    For New Civic Center: Council Is Asked To OK Spending $750,000 For "Furniture Enhancements" Requested In The Future By Unspecified City Depts.
    Three Men Stabbed At Two Crime Scenes Overnight Along Downtown Pine Ave. (Area Broadway/3rd Sts.)
    Overnight Armed Robbery To ELB Business, Spring St./Los Coyotes Diagonal
    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
    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)
    TWENTY-FIRST Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Man Is Shot/Wounded 68th St. East of Orange Ave.
    Special Event VIDEO Coverage: Uplifting Event: 5th Annual Jordan High College-Bound Grads Banner Unveiling Ceremony

    Perspective: Council Majority 6-3 Gives Final Approval To Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance, But Is It Final? Supporter Austin And Dissenter Price Signal Possible Future Attempted Changes. And What About Next 1st Dist. Rep?
    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 Man TWO Men Is Were Shot, It Was A Double Homicide In Broad Daylight, 5500 block Atlantic, 8th Dist.)
    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. June 2, 17th/Locust, 1st Dist.)
    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.)
  • 15th: Central LB Shooting (2300 Elm b/w LB Blvd./Atlantic, 6th dist.) Is Fatal, Leaves Man Dead
  • Perspective / Viewpoints

    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 May 5 For June 11 or (Thus Far) June 18 Council Discussion/Action; Mayor Adds Agendized Farewell Ceremony for Councilwoman now state-Senator-Elect Gonzalez
    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
    Editorial: Tuesday May 14 Will Show If Your Councilmember Will Defend, Preserve And Protect Your Rights To Speak/Be Heard At Council Meetings...Or Move To Reduce/Erase Them
    Perspective: Will LB Council Vote Nixing No-Kill Animal Shelter And Dissing Its Advocates Sway Votes In Current And Coming LB Elections?
    Council's May 7 Choice: Approve Verbally Fogged Animal Shelter Killing Policies Or Allow Overdue Agendized Discussion Of No-Kill Shelter Policies
    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?

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    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...
    Opinion: Long Beach's 2018 "Outrage of the Year" And Its Impacts For 2019 And Beyond

    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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  • RecentlyWeeks AgoPast Few Months
    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 May 7 shooting, 200 block E. Market St.dist.)
    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
  • Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Ass'n Blasts It; Mayor Garcia Signed Letter Saying City of LB Supports It
  • Ass'y Vote Could Send It To State Senate Where A New LB-Area Senator -- Garcia-Endorsed Gonzalez or HJTA-Endorsed Guerrero -- Will Vote To Advance Or Stop It
    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 Not Guilty; If Convicted As Charged, He Faces Possible Max Sentence Of Life + 17 Yrs
    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 Re-Election In 2020 With These Endorsers
    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
    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 May 14: Some Supernaw-Sought/City Staff-Suggested Council Meeting "Streamlining" Rules Could Significantly Limit Public's Ability To Speak On Agendized Items Of Public's Business At Council Meetings
    Council Votes 8-0 -- With State Senate Seeking Candidate Gonzalez Absent -- To Oppose SB 50 Unless Amended To Exclude LB
    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
    PLUS Podcast On-Demand AUDIO Click Here
    When you need to know what really happened, it's on LBREPORT.com

    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 SB 50 Advances Now?
    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 May 7 Scheduled Vote
    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
  • Gonzalez Campaign Collected $250k In Contribs From Organized Labor, Corporate Interests And Party Partisans, Has $152,000+ Cash Entering Runoff
  • Guerrero Campaign Received Just Under $3k Cash, All From Individuals (Largest Contrib $500), Has $1,200+ After He Loaned His Campaign $10,000 To Pay County To Print His Candidate Statement In Voter Pamphlet
    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 May 7 Council Item To Oppose SB 50
    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 (May 4, 8 a.m.) Nature Walk Thru Los Cerritos Wetlands; This Month It's A "Raptor Ramble" (Details Here)
    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 SB 50 For May 7 Council Action (Support/Oppose/Oppose Unless Amended As Specified)
    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 SB 50
    Councilwoman Mungo signals plans to bring SB 50 issue to Council; SE LB state Senator Umberg has already voted once for SB 50 in Committee; LB Mayor Garcia remains mum
    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 SB 50 (Would Override Locally-Decided Single Family Home Zoning To Allow Multi-Unit Housing Density Along Certain Bus/Transit Routes AND In Areas Considered "Jobs Rich") As It Approaches Second Sac'to Committee Hearing
    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 March 30 And April 7
    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 9-1-1 In Long Beach And Report A Crime In Progress -- Even Some Felony Crimes In Progress -- You May Not Receive A "Priority One" Police Response; To What Extent Is That Due To Mayor/Council Budget Actions That Haven't Restored Over 180 Citywide Deployable Police Officers That LB Taxpayers Had And No Longer Have?
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