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11/22/2020 - 9:26am
On Saturday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m., LBPD officers responded to the intersection of Park Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of an adult male.  Upon arrival officers found a pedestrian who had been stuck by a vehicle as he crossed the street in an unmarked crosswalk. The Long Beach Fire Department arrived on scene and...
11/19/2020 - 4:37pm
When Eric Bailey posted pictures to Instagram about being a bus driver during the COVID-19 pandemic, he didn’t expect a producer from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” to see his posts and then invite him to be on the hit game show. Bailey, 33, who has driven a “Big Blue Bus” for the City of Santa Monica for the last seven years and also is a freelance reporter for the Beachcomber, almost dismissed...
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11/19/2020 - 4:35pm
For several years, the nationally famous Zero G aircraft has offered parabolic weightless flights from Long Beach Airport as part of its national schedule. (This writer was the only LB reporter aboard its Oct. 25 LGB flight, which was filled with area tourists.) Next to LB Airport, Virgin Orbit is preparing satellites for launch. And while Elon Musk’s Hawthorne headquartered Space X made...
11/19/2020 - 4:33pm
Residents of the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood don’t have to scuddle down to Ocean Boulevard to get a glimpse of the Long Beach Grand Prix, though the community may not cheer on their local speedsters with the same vigor. A resident of the 5300 block of Monlaco Road, Arthur Stillwell, has vocalized how frustrating cars speeding through the neighborhood has been and fears the worst might happen if...
11/19/2020 - 4:30pm
Internal city staff communications sought and obtained by this writer show that within weeks of telling the public and Long Beach’s Parks and Recreation Commission (Nov. 2019) that an El Dorado Park artificial turf soccer field would cost roughly $1.5 million, city staff realized this was no longer accurate because existing funding had been consumed by installing two other artificial turf fields...

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