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05/21/2020 - 3:58pm
Clare Flaherty’s 12-week-old Cocker Spaniel, Daisy Mae, recently enjoyed snuggling up to her copy of the Beachcomber.
05/21/2020 - 2:57pm
LBUSD’s School Board voted 5-0 on May 20 to support a policy announced by LBUSD staff on April 16 (without a prior board vote) that will give LBUSD high school students a “credit/no credit” mark on their record with no option to “opt in” to receive the letter grade they earned in the current COVID-19 impacted semester. The action came despite an online petition that garnered over 1,600 signatures...
City Squanders $76, 500
05/21/2020 - 2:55pm
In a Beachcomber story originally published on April 13 entitled “LBPD Brass Condemned for Neglect,” it was reported that LBPD sources expressed concern about officers being deterred by department brass from going into self-isolation after having been in the presence of COVID-19 victims. Specific reference was made to public complaints made by officer Mary Katherine Covarubias that LBPD officers...
05/21/2020 - 2:53pm
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, Long Beach’s Safer at Home order will carry on. The city’s Safer at Home order was set to be lifted May 15. However, a revised order was issued May 13 indicating beaches and dog parks would reopen for non-stationary, recreational activity. And outdoor museums could open outdoor areas to the public as long as social distancing guidelines are followed....
100 Years Ago
Doheny Well
05/21/2020 - 2:52pm
What was the world like after World War I and the influenza pandemic? Time, not medicine, had lessened the deaths from influenza. There was no prevention and no treatment. Isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene and limits on public gatherings were used to control the spread. Sound familiar? But what were the effects of the disease economically? Here is a look at the economic depression that...
05/21/2020 - 2:30pm
The Cambrian Homecare staff provided a curbside welcome and treats to its nurses on Friday, May 8, at 5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Inside Long Beach
05/21/2020 - 2:27pm
Q. Why is the budget cycle for Long Beach Oct. 1 to Sept. 30? A. The budget cycle or fiscal year is the 12-month period during which revenue is earned and received, obligations are incurred, encumbrances are made, appropriations are expended and for which other fiscal transactions are recognized. Up until 1996, Long Beach had a budget cycle of July 1 through June 30. At the recommendation of City...
05/21/2020 - 2:07pm
FIRST RESPONDERS hold a parade in honor of National Hospital Week on May 13 to salute healthcare workers at St. Mary Medical Center. More than 20 emergency vehicles and dozens of emergency personnel participated to honor the tireless commitment of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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