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Part 4
06/22/2017 - 12:12pm
Part three of this column concluded the story of 72-year-old David Zink’s grand jury inquest following the service of a tainted – and feasibly retaliatory – search warrant (see part two) served six months earlier by the Long Beach Police Department’s narcotic squad. It described LBPD accounting discrepancies related to the $12,000 seized from Zink that he had saved for dental work and home...
06/22/2017 - 12:04pm
Southern California Edison is blaming metallic balloons for an incident that could have been disastrous. No one was injured during the June 7 event in which a live, overhead power line snapped and swung into a resident’s backyard in the 200 block of Obispo Avenue. At about 8:50 p.m. a loud bang rattled residents in the quaint neighborhood as a white light – similar to a lightning flash –...
That's the Way It Was
06/22/2017 - 12:02pm
By Gerrie Schipske In 1906, Long Beach was experiencing tremendous population growth. The Pacific Electric train replaced the GOPR (Get Out and Push Railroad) and brought thousands of passengers to the pleasure pier and bathhouse; some of whom decided to stay. Because many who settled in Long Beach were conservative, mid-west transplants, they often complained about the modern direction the city...
06/22/2017 - 11:59am
In 2011, Long Beach selected financial firm FIS Global of Jacksonville, Florida to handle on-line payments of utility billings. To pay for this service, between 2011 to 2014, the city charged a so-called “convenience fee” of $3.99, which was the cost of doing business with FIS Global. In 2015, the per transaction fee reduced to $3.75, at which it remains to this day. No one in Long Beach gets any...
06/08/2017 - 4:32pm
If all goes as planned, construction of a modern, $103 million, new beachfront indoor/outdoor public pool facility to be called the Belmont Beach and Aquatic Center could start as soon as fall 2019, according to city officials. However, what the final project will ultimately look like is now up to the California Coastal Commission, which will consider certifying local coastal development permit...

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