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Continually updated Confirmed LB shootings (fatal + non-fatal + no-hit) since Aug. 1 and homicides since Jan. 1. On July 31, Mayor Garcia recommended a FY19 budget that restored 5 add'l net citywide deployable officers, leaving 186 such officers unrestored. On Sept. 4, Council approved this
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|New: FURTHER UPDATE: Challenger Villanueva Widens His Lead Over Sheriff McDonnell, Roughly 58,000 Votes Now Separate Them With About 422,000 Ballots Remaining To Be Counted
Perspective: With Lara Likely Next Insurance Comm'r, Who Might Seek His Vacant State Senate Seat?
New / Detailed Coverage: Airport Mgm't Seeks Council Approval To Require Increased Carrier Use In "Use 'Em Or Lose 'Em" Flight Slot Rules; Southwest Airlines (With Fewer Slots Now) Supports; JetBlue (With More Slots Now) Opposes; FAA Declines Formal Legal Opinion; City Cites These Factors Incl. Fed'l Req'ts In Seeking Council Action On Expedited Basis
New: Man Says He Was Shot/Wounded, Area 10th St./Locust Ave.
New / Election Follow-Up: Reform Coalition Campaign Was Outspent Roughly 7 To 1 In Effort To Stop Mayor/Council Sought Term Limits Change
BBB enacted with largest number of "No" votes among four proposed Charter Amendments
New / Follow the Money: One Day Before Election, Garcia Loaned $50,000 From His 2018 Mayoral Re-Election Campaign Committee To Garcia-Run (Garcia/Doud Named) Pro-AAA-DDD Committee...And It Still Leaves Pro-AAA-DDD Committee With $153,000 In Unpaid Bills (Some Possibly From June Pro-Measure M Campaign)
New / Follow the Money: Pro-BBB/DDD "Economic and Policy Impact Center" Campaign" Received $15,000 From Two Unions, Spent/Incurred Expenses Over $19,000 In Campaign To Link Term Limits Change To Redistricting Comm'n, Calling Them Both Voting/Civil Rights Issues
Public Safety Advisory / Info Sought: LBPD Composite Sketch Of Suspect In ELB Indecent Exposure (To 13 Yr Old Girl); If You Recognize Or See Him, Tell LBPD
LBPD composite sketch of suspect
New: Council Committee Approves, Forwards To Full Council, Mayor Garcia's Recommendation To Name Convention Center Exhibit Hall For Former Mayor Kell
UPDATE: Challenger Villanueva Extends His Lead Over Sheriff McDonnell, Roughly 22,000 Votes Separate Them With About 688,000 Ballots Remaining To Be Counted
Man Is Shot/Wounded, Area Atlantic/Burnett
Man Says He Was Shot/Wounded, Area PCH/Henderson (One Block East of Magnolia)
Someone Shoots At A Car Parked In 200 block Pacific Ave., Misses A Man (Adult) And A Girl Seated Inside, Damages The Vehicle
Subsequent coverage above Mayor Garcia Proposes, CVB Supports, Naming Convention Center Exhibit Hall For Former Mayor Kell; Housing Neighborhoods Committee Will Consider It Tues. Nov. 13...Although That Action Isn't Agendized; Consideration Of El Dorado Library Renaming Is
Proposal diplomatically sidesteps opposition to Councilwoman Mungo's 2017 proposed renaming of El Dorado branch library
Special Event Video Coverage: See/Hear It: LB Veterans Day Parade
Two parts below)
UPDATE: Sheriff McDonnell Cuts Lead of Challenger Villanueva to 335 Votes...With Roughly 934,000 Ballots Not Yet Counted; At This Point It's Razor-Thin 50.1% For Villanueva, 49.9% For McDonnell
Source of October Long Beach-Seal Beach "Mystery Stink" ID'd; SCAQMD Cites Crude Oil Tanker Berthed In LB
Boeing's Former C17 Plant Is For Sale; LBREPORT.com Readers Learned Over A Month Ago City Council Held Closed Session On Negotiation Of Price/Terms For It, Listed As "2400 and 2401 E. Wardlow Rd."
Man Standing Outside In Wrigley District Is Shot/Wounded, Area 20th/Pine
Perspective: LB Reform Coalition Spokesman Says Group "Will Carry On With A Reform Agenda In Development And Sorely Needed In Long Beach" And "Will Carry Forward Mission Of Civic Reform Undaunted"
City Auditor Laura Doud Issues This Statement On Passage Of City Charter Amendments AAA, BBB, CCC and DDD VIDEO Coverage above: This Saturday's
Too Close To Call: State Senator Lara (D) Leads Steve Poizner (Ind) For Insurance Comm'r; If Lara Wins, It Would Trigger Scramble To Fill His LB-Huntington Park State Senate Seat
Subsequent development above: Stunner/Too Close To Call: L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell Trails Challenger Alex Villanueva By About 5,000 Votes (50.15% to 49.85%)
All precincts reporting but with provisional and late arriving vote-by-mail ballots still to be counted
L.A. County Stormwater Parcel Property Tax Assessment Edges To Passage; Here's Online Calculator Estimating Add'l Amount Residential & Business Property Owners Will Pay
Dem Josh Lowenthal Outpolled By Repub In Pursuing OC Assembly Seat
Amnesia File: Mr. Lowenthal played key role in helping Robert Garcia reinvent himself from Young Repub leader to Dem Council candidate that launched his political career
Garcia/Doud-Backed Charter Changes AAA-DDD Pass, Including BBB Letting Mayor/Council Seek Third Terms Without Write-In Req't, Fends Off Opposition From Reform Coalition PAC
Follow-Up / Perspective: Belmont Shore Residents Say LBPD Swept Belmont Shore Areas to Minimize Visible Vagrants Prior To Anti-Crime March, Speculate It Was Attempt To Downplay Conditions; LBPD Says It's Part Of Continuing City Response To Issues
City Staff Extends Motorized E-Scooter Pilot Program To
Says Staff Continues To Evaluate Vendors Participating In The Program & Prepares Forthcoming Report To Council On An Extended Program
Coroner's Report Says Multiple Gunshot Wounds Killed Fred Taft In Pan Am Park
Follow-Up / VIDEO / Photos: See / Hear Dia de los Muertos Event, Funded In Part By Shifting $70,000 From 1st Dist. Infrastructure Funds (Request By Councilwoman Gonzalez, Approved By City Council)
Four Shot/Wounded (One Adult, Three Juveniles) In NLB Shooting (9th Dist, NE of Orange/South), LBPD Investigating As Gang-Related
LBPD Arrests Two Suspects (Both Adults) In Murder Of Grandfather Jose Corrales, Fatally Shot While Watering His Lawn In WLB Neighborhood
LBPD Detectives Believe Murder Was Gang Motivated And May Be Correlated To An Altercation Earlier That Day At Nearby Cabrillo High
Residents March Along Belmont Shore's 2nd St. And Beach In Response To Neighborhood Crime They Link To Scofflaw Vagrants; Organizer Says Neighborhood Needs More Police And Enforcement And Homeless Need Help
Counter-demonstrators march across street, call event participants vigilantes, say housing is a human right
Garcia-Doud "Good Gov't" Committee Paid To Send "Republican Voter Guide" Recommending "Yes" On BBB...Although LB Area Republicans Leadership Recommended "No Position" On BBB
Members of LB's Cambodian-American Community Sign "Open Letter" Blasting Mayor Garcia And Attempts To Use DDD (Redistricting Comm'n) To Get Votes For BBB (Would Let Mayor/Council Avoid Write-Ins In Seeking Third Terms)
See parts of this election-related story that LBREPORT.com reported that you may not have seen elsewhere
Follow the Money: With Vote By Mail Ballots Flying And Nearing Election Day, As of Oct. 25 Final (Or Near Final) Campaign Finance Reports (Named Contributors, Resulting Cash On Hand & Debts) Show Garcia-Doud Pro-AAA/DDD Had This; Economic & Policy Impact Pro-BBB-DDD Had This; And Reform Coalition Anti-BBB Had This
In Depth / Perspective: Troubling Timeline On Term Limit Changing BBB: Here's What Mayor/Auditor/City Att'y Did And How They Did It In Putting BBB On The Ballot And What's Happened Now
Second CA Att'y -- (Yale Undergrad, Georgetown Law School Grad) Whose Law Firm Handles Election Law Matters -- Says Measure BBB Would Allow Mayor & Council Three More Terms (12 More Years), Not One More Term As Mayor/City Att'y Contend
Reform Coalition opposed to BBB sought law firm opinion after retired Councilwoman Schipske reached same conclusion counter to City Att'y's view
Hear It / Podcast: Q & A With Att'y Whose Firm Handles Election Law Explains Why He Believes Measure BBB Would Allow Mayor & Council Three More Terms (12 More Years), Not One More Term As Mayor/City Att'y Contend, Describes Possible Legal Scenario If Voters Approve It
This Suspect Exposed Himself & Made Sexual Comments To Teenage Girl Walking In Lakewood Village
VIDEO: Long Beach Jewish Community Gathers To Remember Victims Of Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre; Mayor Garcia Speaks, Rabbis Convey Powerful Messages
Perspective: Walmart Corp Wants To Put A New Building In Northern Vacant Area At ELB's Towne Center For
A Former Slave/Union Soldier Later Lived, Worked & Died In Long Beach; Former Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Learned His Grave Headstone Was Stolen; Now It Will Be Restored
NLB Gunfire Damages Vehicles, No Person Hit, 67th St. (south of 91 Fwy) b/w Paramount/Downey Aves.
Follow the Money: Oct 29: LB Firefighters Ass'n Adds $2,000 To "Garcia/Doud Pro-AAA-DDD "Good Gov't" Committee
Follow the Money: Garcia/Doud Pro-AAA-DDD "Good Gov't" Committee Contributors Now Include Edison Int'l, PG&E And Panattoni Development Corp. (Total = $22,500)
Committee Reports As Of Oct. 20 It Had Nearly $42,000 Cash On Hand But With Roughly $79,000 In Outstanding Debts
AND Follow the Money: In Final Push, Grassroots LB Reform Coalition PAC Receives $3,200 In Contribs From Three Individuals, Incl. Retired Councilwoman Gabelich
Man Says He Was Stabbed/Wounded, 5200 block Atlantic (8th dist.), Same Area As Fatal Shooting One Month Ago
Long Beach Rabbi Perelmuter's Message Following Pittsburgh Synogogue Massacre
Follow-Up: Supernaw Balks At Conducting Public Outreach Meeting On His Request For Report On Options To "Streamline" (Shorten) Council Meetings, Agrees To Mungo Substitute To Invite Public To Submit Emailed/Digital Comments; Mungo. Uranga And Supernaw Also Signal Resistance To Returning To Four Council Meetings Per Month; Council Seeks Report On Options Within 90 Days
Woman (Adult Pedestrian) Is Killed In Alleged Hit/Run, 2nd St. @ Tivoli Drive (Naples)
Mayor Garcia Launches Video Ad Seeking Cambodian Community Votes For His Desired Measures AAA-CCC In Addition To DDD
Perspective / Opinion: Here's Mayor/Council Political Playbook That Propelled Term-Limit Changing BBB...And What Could Happen Next
Opinion / Amnesia File: Revisiting Robert Garcia's Record As Councilman And Now Mayor On Redistricting; Will Cambodia-Town Votes On DDD Tilt The Outcome On His Desired Term Limit-Changing BBB?
Perspective: Where Was Mayor Garcia During
Editorial: Independent Or Politically
Editorial: Non-Study Session "To Receive An Update On The Queen Mary"
Editorial: No-Kill Animal Shelter Advocates Spotted Issues Years Ago That Auditor Acknowledges Now; They Deserve A Seat At The Table; Council Should Agendize Discussion Of Auditor's Report; Mayor Should Add, Instead Of Exclude, No Kill Advocates To His "Visioning Task Force"
Perspective: A Moral Issue: Hear What LB Fire Chief Said About Firefighting Effects Of Hi-Rise Density...As Mgmt/Mayor Again Fail To Recommend Restoring Downtown Density Fire Engine 101
Editorial: City Auditor's "Performance Audit" On Animal Shelter Gives Pols Political Cover For Budgets That Begat Issues She Identifies
Attempting To De-Code Mayor/Council Code of Silence As These Sac'to Bills Advance (SB 905 (4 a.m. Bar Bill) and AB 931 (That LB Police Chief Said Could Endanger Officers And The Public)
Perspective / Opinion: Long Beach Charter Amendment Hearings Shrugged This State Law Enacted After City of Bell Scandal
Council & I Didn't Raise Taxes, You Did
Based on statement by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia at Long Beach City Council meeting, July 24, 2018
Editorial: Yes: On Price-Supernaw-Austin-Pearce Agenda Item Seeking Feasibility Of Administrative Citations To Deter Fireworks Scofflaws
Editorial: Are LB Taxpayers Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago?
Editorial: We Say These Decisions By Two LB Mayors, And Past And Present Councilmembers Endorsed By The LB Police Officers Ass'n PAC, Made The Tragic, Fatal
"Amnesia File" / Opinion: How LB Residents Lost Their Right To Agendize Items For Council Discussion/Action...And Why Restoring That Right Should Be Priority Reform Now
Ediorial: Mayor Orchestrated Commission Photo Op Offers More Important Agenda Opportunity
Perspective: Hypodermic Syringe On LB Beach Stabs A Jr. Lifeguard...And It Shouldn't Take A Public Records Act Request To Find Out What Really Happened
Editorial: The Community Hospital Deal...For Grown-Ups
Statement by the Publisher / Opinion: LBREPORT.com...Now More Than Ever
Op-Ed: Things They Need to Tell Us Before They Lease Community Hospital
By Gerrie Schipske *
* Ms. Schipske, an attorney, served two terms as LB's 5th dist. Councilwoman (2006-2014) and is the author of Historical Hospitals of Long Beach
Editorial: Mayor Garcia's Anti-Reform Charter Amendments
Perspective: Councilwoman Price Says She Opposes Sac'to Bill That Could Let LB Council Allow 4 a.m. Bar Closings In Parts of LB...But Here's What She Didn't Say And Hasn't Done
Editorial: Apply This CA Jury Instruction To Mayor/Councilmembers Who Claim Blank Check Measure M Isn't A Tax
Editorial: "Alternative Facts" In Long Beach
Perspective: Did Mayor And Your Councilmember Tell You
Using Cops As Props
Adoptable pets and more:
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|VIDEO: Memorial Bench Unveiled Atop Willow Springs Park Honoring Neighborhood Advocate, Community Volunteer Jerry Caligiuri
First (Again) on LBREPORT,com: New Political Committee Surfaces, Attempts To Link BBB (Lets Incumbents Avoid Write-In Reqt For Third Terms) To DDD (Redistricting Reform/Cambodian Equity) By Portraying Both As Civil Rights/Voting Rights Matters, Receives $10,000 Initial Funding From So Cal Pipe Trades Union
NLB Gunfire Flies, No One Hit, 6100 block Linden Ave.
Follow-Up / AUDIO: Council Hears Councilwoman Gonzalez Explain Her ($70,000 City Taxpayer-Funded) Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Event, Assisted By Two Event Supporters
Follow-Up: Heartfelt Sidewalk Memorial -- Candles, Flowers And Eloquent Written Messages -- To Isaac Jetmore, 17, From McBride Classmates, Friends And LB Residents Expressing Condolences
Another Central LB Homicide: Man Is Shot/Killed, Just North of LBCC PCH Campus
Perspective: Point Of Disorder: When These Four Councilmembers Walked Out, They (Again) Scoffed This LB Muni Code / Council Rule...And The Chair And Council Colleagues (Again) Didn't Call Them On It
Follow the Money: Garcia/Doud Pro-AAA-DDD "Good Gov't" Committee Contributors Now Include Synergy Oil ($10,000), Beach Oil Mineral Partners ($10,000), California Resources Corp ($25,000) And...
Follow the Money: From Oct 1-20, Grassroots LB Reform Coalition PAC Received $6,800+ In Contribs, Brings Two Month Total To $27,000, Has $10,000 Left In Effort To Defeat Measure BBB (Mayor/Council-Sought 3 Terms Instead of Current 2 Terms + Write-Ins)
Perspective: Politics For Grown-Ups: Mayor Garcia's Attempt To Use Cambodian Community's Rightful Desire For Redistricting To Boost Garcia/Council-Sought Other Charter Amendments
LBREPORT.com was the only LB news outlet to report what we heard, saw and documented weeks ago
Perspective: Tale of Two Cities: See These Two Maps, That City Mgm't Quietly Showed To Mayor/Council, Showing Locations Of Graffiti And Illegal Trash Dumping. What Do These Maps Tell You?
LBPD Adds This Information Re Motorcycle Driver, A Male Teen (Juvenile), Killed In Collision With Another Vehicle, Wardlow @ Gondar (ELB)
Candles in the Wind: 9:00 p.m. Oct. 23: LB residents bring memorial candles, leave flowers, at site where teen perished
Motorcycle Driver, A Male Teen (Juvenile), Dies In Collision With Another Vehicle, Wardlow @ Gondar (ELB)
If You Haven't Attended Before, Here Are Tips On Saturday's Historical Cemetery Tour
Man Is Shot/Wounded W. 48th St. (West of LB Blvd., North of RR Tracks)
UPDATE: This item was announced as withdrawn at the start of the Council meeting. Parking-Impacted Alamitos Beach Residents Voice Dismay, Say City-Hired "Parking Study" Omits Data And Solutions, Fails To Consider Impacts Of Newly-Allowed Residential Units; TAPS Att'y Seeks Postponement Of
|Amnesia File: Tale of Two City Auditors: One (Retired) Opposed 2007 City Hall Attempt To Change LB's Two Terms+Write-In To Three Terms; The Incumbent Supports It Now
Lengthy Council Meetings Stem From Causes That Include Not Starting Meetings On Time, Lengthy Honorific "Presentations" Combined With Long Agendas Resulting From Holding Only Three (Instead of Four) Meetings Per Month
Oct. 9 Council agenda item sought approval to pay lawfirm $200k more on appeal but was withdrawn; on Oct 8, Beachcomber columnist Steve Downing sharply criticized the agenda item, and at Oct 9 Council meeting, one of the jurors on the case she found evidence in favor of Gonzales "overwhelming."
|Smash/Grab Jewelry Thieves Do This @ Sam's Club / ELB Towne Center|
Photo via Lakewood Crime Awareness & Prevention Group
Midafternoon Drive-By Shooting, Person Not Hit, 500 block E. Pleasant (North of Del Amo, West of Atlantic)
Man Is Shot/Wounded, Downtown LB, Area 3rd. St/Pine Ave.. Attempted Robbery
A Message From The Young Man Whose Grandfather Was Murdered At Midafternoon While Watering His Lawn In WLB Neighborhood Near Cabrillo High
LBPD Confirms There Were TWO Shooting Victims In WLB Drive-By Crime: 69 Yr Old Grandfather Jose Corrales Fatally Shot AND A Man (Adult) Shot/Wounded While Sitting In A Nearby Vehicle
Councilwoman Price Says Public Safety Committee She Chairs Will Soon Begin Potentially Sweeping Review/Update To Public Safety Element To City's General Plan
Follow the Money: Grassroots LB Reform Coalition PAC Receives Over $20,000 In Contribs, Nearly All From LB Residents, In Effort To Defeat Measure BBB (Mayor/Council-Sought 3 Terms Instead of Current 2 Terms + Write-Ins)
Follow the Money: Garcia/Doud Pro-AAA-DDD Committee Shows Nearly $60k Cash On Hand With Approx. $20K Debts As Of Sept. 30
Council Public Safety Committee Treads Lightly On TigerText Issues, Mainly Avoids Confrontational Questions, Notes Ongoing City Att'y-Hired "Independent" Review As LBPD Reiterates Benign Explanation For Its 2014 Purchase/Use (Until mid-Sept. 2018 Media Reports) Of Self-Destructing Message App
VIDEO: As Previewed on LBREPORT.com, Long Beach Got Spectacular View Of Vandenberg SpaceX Rocket Launch
After LB High Tide Heightened By Baja Hurricane Overtops Peninsula Protective Sand Berm, Does That Change Your Views, And If So In What Ways And Why, Re Modifying LB Breakwater (Incl. Removing Eastern Third)?
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