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City Manager Misleads Council
07/04/2022 - 2:15pm
Assembly Bill 481 approved by the governor and signed into law on Sept. 30, 2021 restricts law enforcement purchases and use of military equipment. The intent of the law is to increase transparency, accountability and oversight surrounding the acquisition and use of military equipment by state and local law enforcement, to make public policy for use of the equipment and to obtain approval from...
Paper Tiger Now a Toothless Kitten
06/30/2022 - 5:51pm
Between May 2021 and February 2022 an independent evaluation of the Citizen Police Complaint Commission (CPCC) was conducted by Polis Solutions & Change-Integration Consulting (POLIS) as part of the Racial Equity and Reconciliation initiative approved by the City Council. On Feb.15 the City Council received the POLIS Final Report along with a PowerPoint presentation outlining the consultants...
06/30/2022 - 5:45pm
THIS BLACK BEAUTY lives in the courtyard of downtown Long Beach’s newly-built high rise, the Shoreline Gateway Tower.
06/30/2022 - 5:44pm
[Editor’s note: this version of the article contains corrections from the print version on aircraft manufactured by McDonnell Douglas and later by Boeing in Douglas Park and the area beyond.] Long Beach is going through a transition similar to what the city of Torrance, Calif., has experienced since Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced eight years ago it would be moving its corporate...
06/30/2022 - 5:37pm
In less than 24 hours, the cultural, political and legal landscape of America was rocked by two key events, marking it a historic day. On Thursday, June 23rd, the Senate announced a 65-33 bipartisan vote on gun control, followed by a 234-193 vote in the House of Representatives on Friday night, making it the most significant gun legislation to be passed in more than 25 years. The legislation only...
06/30/2022 - 5:25pm
Longtime East Long Beach resident J.D. Rose has long since reached retirement age. Old enough to remember PacBell, then GTE as his local land line provider, followed in 2000 by Verizon, which sold its franchise to Frontier in 2016. Though he has a cell phone, he still relies upon his land line phone in case of a dire emergency. Sometimes he finds local cell service spotty. He’s aware that if he...

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