01/05/2018 - 3:49pm
On Friday, Jan. 5, at 12:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Holiday Inn at Lakewood Boulevard and Willow Street regarding a person with a gun call, which resulted in an officer-involved shooting.  The Long Beach Emergency Communications Center received a call from a male subject who indicated he was an employee of the hotel and was being held hostage by an armed suspect.  When officers...
01/04/2018 - 3:35pm
After being placed more than a year ago, half of the bike lane buoys have been removed from Studebaker Road. After a public outcry over the appearance of the bright green buoys – also known as bollards and pylons – the public works department took away every other buoy from both sides of Studebaker between Wardlow Road and Spring Street in an attempt to please residents. “We did it! After much...
01/04/2018 - 3:34pm
ST. MARY MEDICAL CENTER welcomed the first baby of the New Year on Jan. 1 to Long Beach residents, Christina Yem (mother) and Rodtanna Onn (father). Baby girl, Ava Yem, was delivered by Dr. Michael Cogan at 12:35 a.m. weighing 9 pounds 14 ounces and 20 inches long.
01/04/2018 - 3:31pm
The Long Beach City Council is scheduled to vote Jan. 16 on whether to approve a proposal that would involve consolidating oil drilling operations in the Los Cerritos Wetlands to nearby sites and restoring the degraded marsh back to its natural habitat. Despite some objections from environmental groups and Native American land preservationists, the Long Beach Planning Commission last month...
01/04/2018 - 3:28pm
The New Year 2017 began with the January 1 closing of Baja Sonora on Clark Avenue, replaced by a taco truck. Word from the operators of Time Square was to expect a return in nine months. Right. January 15 A homeless female was threatening citizens by swinging a knife in their direction. Police attempted to de-escalate the problem by negotiating, which didn’t work. Neither did the Taser they used...
01/04/2018 - 3:05pm
Beachcomber Movie Critic John Thomas, a resident of Long Beach and New York City, snapped this photo of his sister, Karen Hilburn of Long Beach, donating a fur coat to a NYC homeless woman, Ana, on 42nd Ave. near Grand Central Station on Dec. 27. Ana hugged the coat, then hugged Karen. The northeastern section of the United States has experienced freezing temperatures for the past two weeks.
01/04/2018 - 3:03pm
Two-day-old William snuggles up in an adorable giant Christmas stocking at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. For more than 55 years, the Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s has been sending newborn babies home in keepsake stockings adorned with positive holiday wishes. The tradition has been upheld year after year as a way of...

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