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12/13/2017 - 11:01am
The Planning Commission unanimously voted to advance the Land Use Element maps, with recommended revisions, to the City Council. The recommendations, as a whole, lower the density further from what was proposed in the revised maps. Below are the Planning Commission recommendations, broken out by Council District to keep consistent with the maps: Council District 2 Reduce height on 7th Street...
12/07/2017 - 1:54pm
Long Beach will soon be losing a hospital due to seismic issues. According to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Community Medical Center Long Beach sits on top of an active fault line and cannot meet the statewide legal requirements for acute care hospitals. “We are all saddened that the findings were not more encouraging for the future of Community Medical...
12/07/2017 - 1:52pm
NAPLES HOME decorated for the holidays will have a front-row view of the Naples Island 71st Annual Boat Parade with the theme The Canals are Alive with the Sound of Music” tomorrow night, starting at 6 p.m. See page 12 for a collage of photos from the Dec. 2 Belmont Shore Christmas Parade.
12/07/2017 - 1:47pm
By Steve Propes As far as hit records are concerned, Christmas began 75 years ago this month. That’s when “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby hit No. 1. A mere 70 years ago this month, several entries on the hit parade of best selling Christmas music turned out to have Long Beach connections. On Dec. 14, 1911, Lindley Armstrong “Spike” Jones was born in Long Beach. As a musically talented Poly High...
12/07/2017 - 1:42pm
By Sean Belk With the SeaPort Marina Hotel at 2nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) toppled into rubble, construction will soon begin on a two-level retail shopping center expected to “activate” the marina with new upscale dining and shopping options along with streetscape improvements, according to the developer. In a presentation to the Rotary Club of Long Beach during a luncheon at the...
12/07/2017 - 1:40pm
Mara Thorpe received a $150 gift card from a friend. The offering lifted her spirits as she recovered from an intense oral surgery. But when Thorpe went online to register the pre-paid Visa card, she learned the money had already been spent. The friend purchased the credit card present at a Ralphs in Long Beach. The cashier scanned the barcode and added value to the card. A few days later it was...
12/01/2017 - 4:26pm
The Beachcomber has received the following link from the Long Beach Police Department detailing their investigation into the June 3. altercation between Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce and her former Chief of Staff Devin Cotter: http://www.longbeach.gov/police/how-do-i/public-records-requests/pearce-cotter-investigation/ In an accompanying email, LBPD Sergeant Byron Blair stated: The following is...
Improvements to parking structure completed; Travel tips offered
11/22/2017 - 12:53pm
Long Beach Airport (LGB) held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the renovations to Parking Structure A in time for the busy holiday travel season. The improvements to the parking structure, located nearest to the Historic Terminal, are meant to complement the easy travel experience for all LGB visitors. Parking Structure A closed January 7, 2017 in preparation for renovations. The...

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