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Chief of Police Robert Luna testifies unmasked behind his boss, City Manager Tom Modica during a Long Beach City Council meeting on July 20.
07/22/2021 - 6:57am
On Saturday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m. the City of Long Beach – and Los Angeles County Health Departments – instituted a new indoor mask mandate for everyone, including those who are vaccinated, due to the rising infection rates of COVID-19. On Tuesday, July 20 Long Beach Chief of Police Robert Luna demonstrated once again that he is tone deaf to the necessity, legal requirements and leadership...
07/21/2021 - 1:40am
On July 2 the Beachcomber published an article headlined, City Attorney Sabotages Redistricting Initiative in which it was reported that in an April 15 memo to the Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), the city attorney “clarified” for the commissioners that “current City Council districts may be used as a starting point by the IRC in drawing district boundaries,” and wrote, “In fact, it is...
 Unofficial photo obtained from LBPD source by LB Post’s Jeremiah Dobruck.
07/19/2021 - 3:01pm
Background of Allegations 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...
07/15/2021 - 3:26pm
A time where living along a freeway bolstered noise and pollution as the biggest concerns for residents is a remnant of the past say some residents in Long Beach. Encampments built by the city’s unhoused population are causing more than just neighborly quarrels, but what some residents feel is a serious issue. Tim Trezise, the owner of Syndicate Barbershop on Broadway and who lives near the 405...
07/15/2021 - 3:22pm
Despite social network dispatches indicating increased July 4 mortar launched pyrotechnic rockets and ground based M-80 explosives (individual use banned statewide) in parts of ELB from east of Traffic Circle to the eastern city limit, LBPD made only one July 4 fireworks related arrest citywide, a felony. On July 7, the city issued a release, titled “Fourth of July Weekend Public Safety...
07/15/2021 - 3:20pm
A Russian Submarine that goes by “Scorpion” has been overlooked and ignored far too long when considering the safety hazards and repairs that are not being restored. The submarine that sits right next to the Queen Mary has been said to be so badly corroded that it is in danger of sinking and even rolling into the historical ship. The previous tourist attraction was shut down in 2015 due to the...
07/15/2021 - 3:19pm
Community organizers and residents from Long Beach voiced their concerns about bills SB9 and SB10 during a meeting held Tuesday, July 6, planned by Eastside Voice and Citizens About Responsible Planning. The discussion, which was hosted by Eastside Voice President Corliss Lee, informed locals of the potential effects they believe the housing development bills could have on the city. The bills,...
07/15/2021 - 2:51pm
Shimmick Construction Company will build the Long Beach Municipal Urban Stormwater Treatment facility (LB-MUST). Located near the Shoemaker Bridge at 901 De Forest Ave. in Long Beach. Eric Lopez, the director of Long Beach Public Works, shared in the City Council meeting on July 6, plans and goals are to gain sustainability, increase wetlands, add to public education, environmental stewardship,...
JACOB GRAY found his love for cinema in high school. He learned that above all, creative outlets like cinema helped him focus in school, which also debunked the “one size fits all” approach of grade school education.
07/15/2021 - 2:49pm
The Fourth St. arts community in Long Beach is linking with filmmaker Jacob Gray to host the inauguration of Thuh Film Festival. Gray and partners will attempt to attract an audience to a slate of films that they never knew they needed. There was a vacuum that Jacob Gray, 26, felt in the room when he heard that the Los Angeles Film Festival was closing its doors in 2018. While working at Film...

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