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01/14/2022 - 6:29pm
Price Announces Candidacy for Mayor On Jan. 10 Councilperson Suzie Price announced her candidacy for mayor and for the first time in her two-term City Council career publicly slammed Mayor Robert Garcia’s effectiveness in office saying, “Help me bring Long Beach back by having an inclusive and functional city government! Together we can invest in public safety, infrastructure and strengthen our...
01/13/2022 - 5:25pm
Detective Macias of the LBPD  Robbery Division, arrived at the AM/PM on Atherton at Bellflower, after 8 p.m. on Jan. 2. As the detective politely introduced himself, Fady Sultan explained to this reporter why it’s a dangerous job working nights at a gas station. Sultan said theft is common but this time was different. “This was the first time,” referring to the gun used in that morning’s robbery...
01/13/2022 - 5:22pm
The Long Beach Police Department announced the 2021 year-end crime statistics. Similar to other cities across the nation, the Long Beach community experienced an increase in crime in 2021. In order to meet the challenges posed in 2021, the LBPD explored and utilized new resources to better serve the community and fulfill the department’s vision to provide a safe city for all people. From January...
01/13/2022 - 5:17pm
Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) recently revealed plans to construct a new aquatic center at Wilson High School. The goal is to eventually renovate five swimming pools within the district but groups of parents and staff within the high school are apprehensive about the proposed plan to include a gender-neutral locker room. To clarify, that means all students will use the same locker...
Former Police Chief says IA Commander’s Declaration is “Unbelievable”
01/06/2022 - 4:32pm
On Dec. 3 the Beachcomber published a story entitled “Two LBPD Officers Arrested, Criminally Charged” in which it was reported that Officer Dedier Reyes, a 16-year veteran, and David Salcedo, a 5-year veteran, were charged with crimes including perjury, filing a false police report and filing a false government report. That story can be read here: https://beachcomber.news/content/two-lbpd-...
01/06/2022 - 5:52am
Last week we lost a journalistic giant who was always shaking up the establishment with his dogged style of investigating and reporting. For over 20 years Bill Pearl has been the epitome of what an investigative journalist should be.  His matter-of-fact reporting has exposed the many corruptions in the Long Beach city hall and surrounds. He doggedly got information and documents in spite of...
01/04/2022 - 6:15pm
On July 24 this newspaper reported upon the so-called $5 million Long Beach Safety Recovery Plan (SRP) that included 14 programming categories, one of which appeared to have the potential for a positive long-term benefit and impact upon the organizational culture of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). The $400,000 program was identified as “Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement Training (...
Minimizes Chief’s Threat to Public Health
Nov. 5, 2020 "super-spreader event"
12/31/2021 - 3:45pm
On the morning of Dec. 14, 2020 a letter alleging misconduct by Chief of Police Robert Luna was filed via email with the Citizen Police Complaint Commission (CPCC) by a coalition of community organizations: https://beachcomber.news/content/cpcc-complaint-letter The complaint alleged that on Nov. 5, 2020 Luna, along with members of his senior command staff, ordered an indoor gathering of police...
12/30/2021 - 4:50pm
Let the City of Long Beach know where they’ve been doing a poor job of street and sidewalk repairs. Email your contribution to letters@beachcomber.news and write "Streets of Shame" in the subject line. 14th Street: Between Ximeno and Termino 5th and Grand: Intersection Anaheim Road: 5400 block sidewalks Appian Way: In front of Mother’s Beach Bellflower Blvd.: 1800 & 1900 blocks...

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