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12/10/2018 - 2:53pm
UPDATED 12/11/18 with robbery locations: The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for multiple armed robberies. The six incidents occurred between November 27, 2018, and December 7, 2018, at various times between 4:45 - 10:40 p.m. All incidents occurred to a variety of businesses, including a pet store, restaurants, and a...
City Manager to implement findings and additional recommendations
12/07/2018 - 10:20am
On September 21, 2018, the City Manager and the City Attorney initiated an outside, independent review of the Long Beach Police Department’s use of a direct messaging application called Tiger Connect. The review included: the origin and implementation of the messaging application within the Police Department and the Technology and Innovation Department; City policies and procedures related to...
LONG BEACH’S 50-foot Christmas tree was lit Nov. 27 on the Terrace Plaza to kick off the holiday season.
12/06/2018 - 3:48pm
12/06/2018 - 3:47pm
Despite objections by JetBlue Airways, the Long Beach City Council, at its meeting on Nov. 20, unanimously approved changes to city code that impose a new set of rules for how airlines are allocated and able to utilize flight slots at Long Beach Airport. The airport’s flight slot allocation procedure or resolution, which requires a minimum utilization of allocated flight slots by air carriers and...
12/06/2018 - 3:44pm
The City of Long Beach has fallen behind in removing tree stumps from its public spaces. Tree bases can be seen in the city’s street medians, parks and parkways – the area between the curb and sidewalk. Some stubs are big – others are small. Some have sprouted new growth. Long Beach Director of Public Works, Craig Beck, explained through email that a number of trees did not survive Southern...
12/06/2018 - 3:42pm
After over three decades in law enforcement, Jim McDonnell is leaving his chosen field, a decision made for him by voters in the most recent Los Angeles County election for L.A. County Sheriff. As of November 30, the 59-year-old McDonnell had garnered 47.2 percent of the votes, whereas his opponent, retired Sheriff Lieutenant Alex Villanueva, 55, amassed 52.9 percent. This was an almost complete...
12/06/2018 - 3:33pm
The holidays are a time for spreading cheer and that’s exactly what Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center did this past weekend at their Annual Helping Hands Children’s Christmas Celebration. More than 400 kids and their families enjoyed Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love truck and “Sparky” the dog, photos with Santa, chalk art and painting projects, bubble magic and face painting. Each...
That's the Way It Was
12/06/2018 - 3:18pm
Dec. 10 will mark the 107th anniversary of the landing of the first transcontinental flight in Long Beach – in the water off Seaside and Linden. This historic flight was important to aviation history and to the history of the City of Long Beach. Cal Rodgers could have ended his historic flight in his Wright Brothers plane in Pasadena but instead he was encouraged (and paid $5,000) by the Long...

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