2nd Street in Belmont Shore
09/13/2021 - 4:12pm
Genny Hulbrock, president of the Belmont Shore Residents Association (BSRA) was passing out flyers on Sunday, urging Belmont Shore residents to attend the Tuesday, Sept. 14, City Council meeting. Hulbrock said that the latest extension of “temporary” parklets that was granted in May 2021 was to end on Sept. 30 and when the extension was granted, the city manager said the extension would “give...
In My Opinion
09/11/2021 - 2:52pm
[Editor's Note: See a video version of this commentary at the end.] “I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” – Abraham Lincoln “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Time to pluck and plant, the chief of police retires in December...
A HOMEMADE CROSS, flower bouquets, moving tributes written on the sidewalk in chalk, and memorial candles line that portion of Los Coyotes Diagonal north of Willow Street, where 16-year-old Aiden Gossage (inset) was mowed down by an alleged drunken driver on Sept. 4., THE GOSSAGE FAMILY posting photos as a tribute to their son, Aiden, who was killed by an impaired driver Sept. 4 at Los Coyotes Diagonal and Deborah Street in East Long Beach.
09/10/2021 - 5:39pm
Sixteen-year-old Aiden Gossage died after sustaining multiple injuries from a Chevy SUV in a crosswalk at Los Coyotes Diagonal and Deborah Street in East Long Beach on Sept. 4. He was a Long Beach resident and a Millikan High School Senior. Aiden was set to celebrate his 17th birthday on Sept. 24. According to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), officers were dispatched to the intersection...
09/10/2021 - 4:25pm
On Sept. 3 the City of Long Beach issued an official statement that the meet and confer process with all city employee labor associations has been concluded and that “effectively immediately, all city employees who are not fully vaccinated or have not disclosed proof of vaccination status will be required to test weekly for COVID-19.” The report stated that the city has decided to move forward...
THE FINAL SENDOFF – In the tradition of Long Beach Lifeguards, those memorialized guardians are united in death, as in life, with the sands and sea.
09/10/2021 - 4:24pm
Dick Miller has lived a long, wonderful life. At 88, he is still very much alive and well, but on this particular day, surrounded by a half dozen of his closest friends, Dick Miller’s mind is preoccupied. Miller knows that in a few, short minutes he will be called to duty, once again, to do something that pains him a great deal. Born in 1933, Miller has lived through some of the most important...
09/10/2021 - 4:10pm
Eastside Voice Urges Political Payback, Brushes Off Belated Council Response The state Senate (Aug. 30) and Assembly (Aug. 26) have given final voted approval to SB 9 (approves lot splits enabling four dwelling units on what has been a single family lot, exempts state defined historic districts, prohibits parking to match new density within half mile of frequent bus/rail transit.) State lawmakers...
09/10/2021 - 3:43pm
The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach gets ready to roll down iconic downtown streets as the event shifts into a new gear with a later start date. Cancellation of last year’s race due to COVID-19 restrictions on events greater than 250 attendees suspended what would have been the event’s forty-sixth contest. Fans should be excited that the race will be held in its home downtown Sept. 24-26. “I am...
Does the City Really Care about Citizen Input?
09/09/2021 - 5:09am
On the morning of Sept. 8 an email was sent by the manager of the Citizen Police Complaint Commission (CPCC), Patrick Weithers, to an undisclosed list of “stakeholders” thanking them for participating in the “CPCC Evaluation Process” as well as offering his appreciation for “any input you gave to Polis-Change Integration.” In that email Weithers announced that the public “listening sessions”...

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