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CPCC Commissioners Sustain Two Allegations Against Luna For Unbecoming Conduct
04/12/2021 - 2:05pm
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. The complaint, based upon a story published by the Long Beach Post, alleged that on Nov. 5 Luna, along with members of his senior command staff, ordered an indoor gathering of police officers...
THIS SPECTACULAR tree adorns a front yard in the 3300 block of Studebaker Road heralding the coming of spring with its massive flower display.
04/09/2021 - 11:26am
04/09/2021 - 11:24am
On Monday, April 5, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced the pending decision to approve the center as a temporary shelter for migrant children who traveled across the southern U.S. border without any parents or legal guardians. A press release from Mayor Garcia’s office was released on April 6, outlining the operation plan. The press release provides statements of support from community...
WATER DEPARTMENT crew taps into a drinkable water line on March 31 to irrigate the artificial turf soccer field.
04/09/2021 - 11:22am
Veteran El Dorado Park advocate Ann Cantrell repeatedly noted in public meetings on the chronically controversial El Dorado Park artificial turf soccer field that unlike natural turf – which can use reclaimed water – artificial turf requires using costlier drinkable water for cleaning. Sure enough, on March 31, 2021 a Long Beach Water Department crew installed a pipe to tap into drinkable water...
100 Years Ago
04/09/2021 - 11:19am
By 1921 Long Beach had leaped to the forefront as one of the most progressive cities in the United States, accomplishing a marvelous record of growth by trebling its population and property valuations and multiplying its bank deposits by five in the past decade. It had also acquired a world-wide fame as a place of beautiful homes, according to the Los Angeles Herald (1/29/1921), and a desirable...
04/09/2021 - 11:02am
Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day and take action? The Aquarium of the Pacific is launching an Earth Day poetry contest, a virtual festival and offers other ways to get involved in supporting ocean conservation from volunteering to Aquarium memberships. “Everyone can help protect this ocean planet that we all depend on and call home. We hope people will learn simple things they can do to...

STAFF MEMBER and participants spend a day at Shoreline Village and ride the tricycles around the area as part of a community program through AbilityFirst.
04/09/2021 - 10:49am
Not enough recognition is given to those with disabilities, but April 2 was Autism Awareness Day and the spotlight shifted. AbilityFirst is one of many organizations located in Long Beach that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities. The programs AbilityFirst provides are suited and geared for both children and adults. “At AbilityFirst we give our participants the...
A synopsis of the opinions of the pluses and negatives for a year of virtual learning.
04/09/2021 - 8:47am
For the past year, the bedrooms of students everywhere have been transformed into their classrooms. As of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, and as a result, LA County will acknowledge the first anniversary of distance learning. The discussion of alternate teaching methods was beginning to be explored when the Stay-At-Home order abruptly made that...

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