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10/01/2022 - 5:56am
I am part of the “old guard” of this city and one of the founding members and chairman of the Council of Neighborhood Organizations as well as the first president of the Council of Business Organizations for this city. I served on the board of the Gay/Lesbian Center back in the 1980s and was a pioneer of Gay Rights in this community. I presume you all know my involvement over the many decades I...
In My Opinion
Picture from the OIS file that shows the door was closed when Luna et al fired their weapons in 1992.
09/26/2022 - 3:54pm
On Sept. 26 the editorial board for the Los Angeles Times published an endorsement supporting Robert Luna for Sheriff. The endorsement said, “it is no knock on Luna to acknowledge that this important election is less about him than the incumbent, Alex Villanueva, whose tenure has been disastrous for the people of Los Angeles County, public safety, the rule of law and, whether or not they realize...
09/23/2022 - 10:33am
The election is just a few weeks away and  we encourage your vote for Suzie Price as mayor. She is running against Rex Richardson for the post. We have a political machine in Long Beach – also known as the “union mafia” – that fixes election outcomes by pouring huge donations toward candidates who are pro union. This, in turn, has resulted in excessive city employee (read that “union member”)...
09/22/2022 - 2:03pm
The LBPD was founded 134 years ago. Today it is the second largest municipal police agency in Los Angeles County and the 7th largest in California. On September 8 the Beachcomber learned through social media that Officer Nikki Wells-Alexander – the first Black female to be elevated above the entry rank of police officer in LBPD history – had been quietly promoted to the rank of sergeant last May...
ANGELS BASEBALL PLAYERS Jo Adell (outfielder) and Luis Rengifo (infielder) pose with Miller Children’s & Women’s patient Jin.
09/22/2022 - 1:53pm
Angels Baseball players David Fletcher, Jared Walsh, Luis Rengifo and Jo Adell visited with patients and their families for the very first time in person, at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach since the COVID-19 pandemic more than two and a half years ago. “This is our first in-person visit and we are just thrilled,” says Rita Goshert, director of the Cherese Mari...
09/22/2022 - 1:51pm
Minor changes will be made to the Lakewood Boulevard and 23rd Street intersection, where Gabriel Alexander Garate, 7, was hit by a vehicle and died of his injuries. In the July 26 accident, officers were dispatched to the intersection at about 5:22 p.m. regarding an injury traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian. Long Beach Fire personnel arrived and pronounced the victim deceased at...
09/22/2022 - 1:23pm
City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2023 Budget On Sept. 13, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the city’s $3.2 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The budget continues the prioritization of significant pandemic recovery support for residents and business; implementing new forward-thinking initiatives that promote safety, health and quality of life; and makes strong investments in the...

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