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Abetted By City Council
01/17/2019 - 7:07pm
On Oct. 8, 2018 the Beachcomber published an article reporting on the Sept. 7, 2018 jury verdict in the case of Thomas Gonzales vs. City of Long Beach in which the jury rejected what Thomas Gonzales’ attorney, Kimberly Lind, described as the city’s retaliatory actions against him for making allegations of police misconduct by awarding $436,000 in past economic damages and $300,000 in emotional...
Business Owner Brings $5 Million Suit Against City
01/17/2019 - 5:43pm
In a Dec. 17, 2018 letter to Tracy Alcantar – owner of the Acapulco Inn who was featured in a two-part Beachcomber news series headlined “LBPD Backs Somali Pirates” – City Manager Patrick West ratified the actions of the Long Beach police officers that used their authority to sanction the “Somali Pirates” takeover of Alcantar’s business without a proper court order. West’s letter, which closed...
01/17/2019 - 2:19pm
With Democrats taking control of Congress in the most recent mid-term election, Congressman Alan Lowenthal is starting his fourth two-year term representing Long Beach in Washington D.C. CSULB professor Lowenthal, who also hosted a Long Beach Area Citizens Involved (LBACI) public affairs cable access TV show, decided to run for a seat in the Long Beach City Council in 1991. That’s when...
01/17/2019 - 2:16pm
The Catalina Island Conservancy welcomed more than 70 U.S. Marines and Navy Sailors (Seabees) to Catalina Island on Wednesday, Jan. 9 as the troops arrived via helicopters at the Airport in the Sky to begin work on repairing the aging main runway at Catalina’s only airport. They joined about 30 other marines and sailors who arrived last week to work on the 3,000-foot-long runway at the airport...
01/17/2019 - 11:32am
Sean Christopher Belk, a reporter for the Beachcomber, died Friday evening, Jan. 11, following a collision on Obispo Avenue, just south of Broadway. Long Beach Police officers were dispatched to the scene at 8:36 p.m. and the preliminary investigation indicated it was a head-on collision between Belk’s southbound Kia Soul and a double-parked cable television utility truck facing north. Belk, 36,...
01/16/2019 - 11:20am
Following the Dec. 18 Long Beach City Council’s approval to destroy a massive collection of Long Beach Police Department records – just prior to implementation of a new state law that permits public access to previously inaccessible police disciplinary records – another bulk collection of City Hall records have been agendized for destruction approval by the City Council on Jan. 8. The records...
01/09/2019 - 11:23am
We are pleased to announce the 18th year of the Beachcomber’s Best of Long Beach Contest, which assists local businesses in acquiring new customers. Again this year the contest will be in two phases, with service-related business ballots distributed in February (announced in April) and product-oriented business ballots distributed in July (recognized in September). We are asking your organization...

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