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11/23/2021 - 1:49pm
A Case History On Sept. 26, 2019 the Beachcomber reported the story of Christopher Williams’ inexplicable experience with the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), the Citizen’s Police Complaint Commission (CPCC) and the city attorney’s office after the 35-year old African American city bus driver suffered a broken arm at the hands of the LBPD and subsequently filed a complaint alleging...
11/22/2021 - 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. 5th and Grand: Intersection Anaheim Road: 5400 block sidewalks Appian Way: In front of Mother’s Beach Bellflower Blvd.: 1800 & 1900 blocks Carson St: Between Cherry & Orange...
Will Impact LB Elections for Next Ten Years.
11/20/2021 - 5:07am
LB's Districting Commission voted 13-0 at its Nov. 18 meeting to approve the final election district map, which the city attorney's office says "takes effect immediately but is subject to a 30 day legal challenge period. Former CD5 Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske has told LBReport.com she's been informed there may be residents who will take legal action challenging reconfigured CD5. The new election...
11/18/2021 - 4:56pm
Following Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna’s December retirement announcement, the Beachcomber published an opinion piece on Sept. 11 entitled “Seeding the Thistle Patch at City Hall” in which 14 “Asks” were made to City Manager Tom Modica, relative to his selection process for the new chief of police. The article can be read here: https://beachcomber.news/content/seeding-thistle-patch-city-...
11/18/2021 - 4:51pm
Community Hospital has once again closed its doors to acute and emergency medical services on Wednesday after a short-lived revival and plans to shift its focus to mental and physical wellness. Molina, Wu, Network, LLC (MWN)-the current operator of Community Hospital made the decision to shift its operational focuses Nov. 4 due to a lack of patients since emergency services were restored last May...
11/18/2021 - 4:35pm
As a kid, the possibilities are endless when it comes to dreaming about what they want to be when they grow up. Eventually, they grow up often changing their minds about their future goals and taking different paths than anticipated. But one kid who grew up knowing that his dream of being a comedian was only to become his reality years later. That kid is local resident Wyatt Cote, World Series of...
POLY LUNCH BUNCH MEMBERS, from left, seated at Joe Jost’s, are Fred Simpson, Tom DeLong, Dick Miller, Al Cruchley and Jim Ovard.
11/18/2021 - 4:30pm
They’ve lost the Berg brothers, Dick and Dave. Gone are Bob Irwin, Don Rowan and Bill Selditz too. “Each year, we lose a few more,” said Tom DeLong. DeLong and these men grew up in Bixby Knolls, graduated from Poly in the 1950s and still reunite once a year, as part of the Poly lunch bunch. Jim Gill said, “Our motto is, ‘The greatest time in America, the greatest place in America and the greatest...
11/18/2021 - 2:48pm
A P40 CURTISS WAR HAWK shows a menacing set of teeth Nov. 6 in the Festival of Flight event at Long Beach Airport. First used by the Flying Tigers, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk which enabled a rapid entry into production and...
11/04/2021 - 6:51pm
[Editor's Note: An unedited version of this story with several errors appeared in the Nov. 5 print edition due to a production mistake. The following version corrects those errors.]   After 42 years, the 14 floors monument that stood known to be the Long Beach City Hall is being demolished and its remains are getting a huge makeover that is scheduled to officially be fully taken down in 2022. In...

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