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07/18/2019 - 1:59pm
THE PORT OF LONG BEACH has offered to pay $26.3 million to finance construction of an open channel between Marine Stadium and the Colorado Lagoon in exchange for future mitigation credits. If the plan is approved by the City Council, work performed within the dotted lines would include bridges at Eliot and Colorado Streets, allow for better water circulation with the ocean and be completed in...
07/18/2019 - 1:53pm
On Jan. 1 of this year Senate Bill 1421 took effect. The legislation was intended to enhance transparency to police records related to officer involved shootings, use of force that results in death or great bodily injury, sexual assault by police or custodial officers involving a member of the public and police officer dishonesty. The Beachcomber – as well as a coalition of media organizations –...
07/18/2019 - 1:52pm
El Pollo Loco is coming to Belmont Shore. About August 2019, the shuttered Jack in the Box at 5252 East Second Street will emerge as an El Pollo Loco. Making it the third Long Beach El Pollo Loco franchise operated by Cypress-based WKS Restaurant Group. CEO Roland Spongberg said, “We’re working our way through the city” to get it open, adding that the city has been easy to work with in this...
A large crowd showed up at the intersection of Broadway and Cherry Ave late Monday afternoon to protest the newly installed "road diet."
07/18/2019 - 1:50pm
About 100 residents and business owners protested the Broadway road diet during a rally July 15. People marched around the corners of Broadway and Cherry Avenue during the two-hour event holding signs that read “Broadway Road Diet Endangers Lives,” “This Road Diet is Starving My Business,” and so on. Protesters shouted “Hey hey, ho ho, the Broadway diet has got to go.” Unveiled in mid-April, the...
Rotary Club Speaker
07/12/2019 - 9:40am
Wednesday we heard from the city employee at the center of the controversies over rental scooters and “traffic calming,” which reduces vehicle traffic lanes while expanding bike lanes throughout the city. The Rotary Club of Long Beach luncheon speaker on the Queen Mary, Michelle Mowery, is a transportation planner who manages the city’s mobility group within the Public Works Department. A...

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