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New / Follow-Up / Perspective: City Mgm't Tells City Hall's Economic Dev'ment Comm'n That Multi-Million-Dollar Civic Center Pay-To-Privatize Transaction Has Closed Escrow; City Officials Mum To Media Locally While Seeking Voter Approval For Sales Tax Increase
Update: LBPD Provides Additional Information Re Fatal Crash Along E. Spring St. In El Dorado Park Area
Statement by the Publisher: A Debate: With Mayor Garcia And Council Designee vs. A Ballot Argument/Rebuttal Opponent And Designee On Sales Tax Increase Measures A & B

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Gunfire Rousts Wrigley Residents, Area 300 block W. Willow (West of Pacific Ave.), No Person(s) Hit Or Arrested


Man Is Shot Early Thurs Nite, Area Walnut/14th St. (A Block North of Anaheim St.)
Follow-Up: LBPD Says No Signs Of Foul Play In USAF Ret. SSgt. Sean Harvell Drowning Death; Coroner Says Autopsy Awaits Toxicology, May Be Weeks or Further Away
Noon-Hour Shooting (Apr. 27) 1600 block Pine Ave. (1st dist.), Six Days After Shooting 1800 block Pine (6th dist.); Two Months Earlier, Bullet Hit Residence Near 14th St. Park, Two Blocks West Of New "Habitat For Humanity" Home (1st dist.)
It's second 1st dist. shooting in one day; at predawn, evidence of gunfire two blocks east of Chavez Park (1st dist.); no person/property hit

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
New: Decorated USAF Afghan War Combat Vet, Ret. Staff Sgt. Sean Harvell (Millikan High Alum) Discovered Deceased In Waters Off Alamitos Beach, Four And A Half Years After His Younger Brother Andrew (Also Millikan) Among Helicopter Crew Shot Down/Perished In Worst Single Loss of U.S. Forces In Afghan War
New: With Whom Did Mayor Garcia Meet (29 People) At Two "Breakfast Briefings" Listed On Campaign Filing For Tax Hike Ballot Measure?
Perspective: Can You Spot The Falsehoods In This Flier Carried By Door-Knockers Seeking Votes For Sales Tax Hike?


Perspective: Two City Hall-Hired Consulting Firms Say Controversial LB Civic Center Transaction Has Reached Financial Close; City Officials, Seeking Public Support For Sales Tax Increase, Mum To Local Media (Until We Report This)
Further LBPD Investigation Indicates Sunday Shooting On Spaulding Was Self-Inflicted
Amnesia File / Opinion: Via Reason.com: When Future VP Al Gore and Spouse Tipper Teamed To Brand Prince A Public Menace
Locally, LB's Art Theater (2025 E. 4th St. @ Cherry) will screen Prince's Purple Rain on April 29. Info is available at this link.
New / With Perspective: LB Police Officers Union PAC Adds $100,000 To Committee Urging Sales Tax Hike...That Council Could Spend On Any Gen'l Fund Items Including Raises In Contracts Up For Negotiation
LBPOA PAC Total = $113k+; LB Firefighters Union PAC Total = $57k+; First Mailer (Showing Photo of Mayors O'Neill, Foster & Garcia) Lands In Mailboxes
Midafternoon Shooting, Man Is Hit, 1800 block Pine Ave. (Just North of PCH, 6th District)

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
Quadruple Shooting -- One Dead, Three Wounded -- Monday Night Area 17th St./Orange (6th dist.)

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
Update: Downed Wires Caused SCE Outage Darkening Thousands In Wrigley For 7+ Hours
In Requested Statutory Re-Tally Of Write-In Ballots, Councilman Dee Andrews Reaches 51%, Avoids Runoff, Wins Third Term Thru Mid-2020
Subsequent development above:
Councilman Andrews (Running Write-In) Now On Verge Of Avoiding Runoff; Add'l Ballots Tallied Saturday Night (April 16) Show Him With 49.86% And He's Requested Hand-Tally -- Applying 2012 Statutory Change On Counting Write-Ins -- That Could Put Him Over 50%
In 8th dist., Austin further increases his vote margin to 50.97%; Turnbow concedes
Follow-Up: What Are "Provisional Ballots" (Counted Saturday Night) That Have Put 6th Dist. Write-In Candidate/Council Incumbent Andrews Within A Handful Of Votes Of Avoiding Runoff/Winning Election?
Man Fatally Stabbed About 2 a.m. At Wardlow Rd. Blue Line Stn, Suspect In Custody After Allegedly Stabbing Himself
Subsequent development above
Final Add'l Ballots Show Incumbent 8th Dist. Councilman Al Austin Is Re-Elected With 50.56% of the Vote, Avoids Runoff By Less Than Two Dozen Votes; Runoffs Remain In Districts 2 and 6
Follow-Up: LBPD Investigates, D.A. Charges Two Women And A Man In North-of-Downtown Transgender Stabbing; One Woman And Man Plead "No Contest" To Assault With Deadly Weapon And Are Sentenced To State Prison; Other Woman Faces Attempted Murder Plus Hate Crime Allegations, Faces Trial And Maximum Life Sentence If Convicted
In Detail: City Hall-Hired Consultant's Draft EIR Says $103+ Million Belmont Pool Rebuild Won't Have "Significant, Unavoidable, Adverse Impacts" And Dismisses Three Alternative Sites Including Downtown And QM Area Sites
Woman Found Dead, Man Allegedly With Knife, Stab Wound And Uncooperative Taken Into Custody By Officers Using Less Than Lethal Means, 1200 block Stanley (Western Part of 4th District)
First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: First Publicly Disclosed Contributors To Campaign Committee For Sales Tax Hike Are City Employee Unions Seeking New Contracts Likely w/ Raises: LB Firefighters PAC = $57,625 + LB Police Officers PAC = $13,316.67
422 Ballots Remain To Be Counted In Razor-Thin 8th Dist. Council Race; Austin Currently Leads Total Of His Two Challengers By Eight Votes (50.1183%); If 50%+1 Lead Holds, He's Re-Elected; If Lead Drops Below 50%, It's Runoff With Turnbow
Council incumbent Andrews is currently 65 votes away from topping 50%+1...and 296 ballots remain to be counted
April 12 Election Means Runoff In Council District 2 (Pearce vs. Gray), Runoff Likely In District 6 (Andrews vs. Miller) And Cliffhanger In Council District 8: Incumbent Austin Has 50.1183%, Leading Turnbow + Angel Total By Eight Votes With Unknown Number of Ballots Remaining To Be Counted; If His Lead Holds When Remaining Ballots Counted, He's Re-Elected Without Runoff; Otherwise, He's In Runoff With Turnbow
Malauulu and Otto win in LBCC races; Williams and Meyers re-elected to LBUSD Board
Councilmembers List These Items For District Infrastructure Funds
Two Monday Midnight Hour Shootings Within Ten Minutes: Person Hit (1st dist.), Building Damaged (7th dist); That's Six LB Shootings (One w/ No Person Hit) Within Five Days: Two In WLB (7th dist.), One North of Downtown (1st dist.) and Three in NLB (Parts of 8th/9th dists)

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
Man Is Shot, Midafternoon Sunday April 10 In WLB (Area 3300 block Caspian, One Block North of Silverado Park)
It's LB's Fifth Shooting in Eight Days, Third Since Saturday, Others Were in Parts Of NLB
LBFD Firefighters Battle Three Alarm Blaze At Royal Buffet (Chinese Restaurant)

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Loud, Sizable (Abt 150 People) Cambodia-Town Protest Saturday Night Over Visiting Son Of Cambodia's Prime Minister
Man Is Shot, Midafternoon Saturday April 9, Area Linden/Norton (8th dist.), Blocks From Soon-To-Open "Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library"
City Unveils Proposed Design For New Belmont Pool, Acknowledges It Has No Funding Currently Identified To Build It But Says It's Developing Strategy
Presentation acknowledges project's ultimate cost will increase as construction costs escalate over time (will likely exceed currently budgeted $103 million); Councilwoman Price reiterates her support for rebuild at presently proposed location in her district

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Man Is Shot/Wounded At Predawn Saturday, NLB's Coolidge Triangle (200 block E. Barclay St.)
BNSF Exec VP Says It's "Uncertain" If It Will Move Forward With Controversial SCIG Railyard Bordering WLB, Says It's "Not Clear Whether Or How [SCIG] Could Be Built" Under Framework Set By Court's Recent EIR Ruling
In Depth: Councilman Austin Seeking Re-Election Makes This Claim About 8th District Crime; Is It True?
Follow-Up: Turnbow Campaign Adds This Re His Statement At March 9 Candidate Forum On "Managing" LB Airport Ordinance And Our Statement About It
We reiterate that JetBlue contribution was to indie committee supporting him; Turnbow campaign notes it wasn't to Turnbow's candidate campaign
Man Is Shot/Wounded, Midmorning NW NLB Area Artesia/Butler...Same Location Where Two People Shot/One Dies A Little Over A Month Earlier
Updated: Perspective: Corporate Welfare? Council Votes 7-0 (Lowenthal and Austin absent) To Receive/File Without Objections Staff Plan To Study (With Hired Consultant) Development Of "Transient Occupancy Tax Incentive Program" That Would Kick-Back ("Share") Portion of LB's Hotel Room Tax As "Incentive" To Attract New Hotels
JetBlue Bucks Backing Indie Committee Backing Candidate Turnbow In Airport-Impacted 8th District Race, Carrier Wants Council To Allow Customs Facility Opposed by Candidate Angel, former Councilwoman Gabelich and Incumbent Austin...And Turnbow Has Stated That He Opposes Int'l Flights (Includes April 7 update with Turnbow campaign response)
JetBlue also gave sums to indie committee backing 2nd dist. candidate Garnica and directly to 6th dist. incumbent Andrews; two years ago supported 5th dist. candidate Mungo
All Clear: Bomb Squad Renders Safe, Finds No Explosive Material In Suspicious Package At Uptown Bixby Knolls Bus Stop; Incident Shut Part Of Atlantic Ave. And Caused Some Precautionary Evacuations

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Gunfire At Late Afternoon Sat. (Apr. 2) Area Linden Ave./South St. (Border 8th/9th Districts); No Person/Property Hit

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in Central LB.
Victim Fatally Shot, 1300 block E. 11th St. , LB's Second Homicide Within 24 Hours
Updated: Man Is Shot/Killed, Area Pine Ave./16th St.
Crime scene is roughly two blocks north of new "Habitat for Humanity" house dedicated with local pols present less than 60 days ago.
Citing Legal Procedure Before Reaching Litigation's Merits, Judge Dismisses Environmental Legal Action Challenging Riverwalk Development; Issue Now Shifts To 8th Dist. Council Race
Image included in Council agendized materials
First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Mayor Invites Select Group To Swanky Hotel To Hear Garcia, Foster, O'Neill Seek Support For Sales Tax Hike; Garcia Boasts Big Campaign Starting Day After April Election; Foster Blasts "Naysayer" Opponents; O'Neill Lauds Young Leaders
LB Taxpayers Ass'n co-founder has this response
City-Hired Consulting Firm Proposes New SE LB Zoning: Some Bldg Heights (Hotels/Residences w/ "Community Amenities") Along PCH Up To Seven Stories, Others Up To Five Stories...And For 2nd/PCH Traffic Offers Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Walkways
New / In Detail / Perspective / Amnesia File: Aquarium Seeks Multi-Million Dollar Expansion; Mayor Implies City Has Agreed to "Matching Grant" Of Certain Taxpayer Dollars; Council Will Decide Amid Fiscal Facts And History


New / Perspective: Same Councilmembers Who Want Sales Tax Hike OK'd These Escalating Civic Center Costs...And Held Closed Session On Deal

Perspective / Viewpoints

Editorial: Reckless "Feasibility" Of Risking Uncontrollable Outcome At LB Airport


Opinion: Mayor's Proposal That Council Recommend Councilman Austin As LB Rep For "Lower Los Angeles River Working Group" Mocks Open Space Again After Approving "Riverwalk" Development
by Laurie Angel
Opinion: What I Saw/Heard At One-Sided Meeting Staged By Councilman Supernaw With Mayor Garcia On Their Tax Hike Ballot Measure
by Tom Stout, co-founder LB Taxpayers Ass'n
Perspective / Opinion: Significant Differences Emerge Between 8th Dist. Council Candidates On Airport
Subsequent development at this link:
Statement by the Publisher: City Is Attempting To Stall And Potentially Stonewall Public Records Act Release Of Full Results Of Survey (Portions Selectively Released By Mayor Last Month) Purporting To Show Support For Raising Sales Tax To 10%
Opinion: Three More Reasons To Oppose Mayor/Council Proposed Tax Hike
by Joe Weinstein, Ph.D.


Editorial: LB's "Let Them Eat Cake" Mayor & Councilmembers
Statement by the Publisher / Opinion: Standing Alone
Opinion: Below the Radar In Attempt To Oust Coastal Comm'n Exec. Dir.
by Joe Geever
Editorial / Amnesia File: Battle For Soul Of Coastal Comm'n Will Have Long Beach Link
Editorial: Annulment or Divorce
Perspective / Opinion: Councilman Austin Twists And Turns To Avoid "T" Word -- Taxes -- In His Weekly E-Mail Update
Perspective / Amnesia File: Mayor/Council Talking Taxes Before Exploring Taxpayer Savings And Meaningful Spending Reforms
Editorial: We Publish "Censored" Words And Say Council Should First -- As Threshold Matter -- Evaluate Undeniable Risk Before "Feasibility" That Could Destroy LB's Protective Airport Ordinance
Editorial: What To Watch For On Queen Mary Re-Do Vote Tonight: Responsibility Exercised Or Scorned
Editorial: "Shots Fired"
Editorial: What's In A Name? Politics And Clumsy Self-Promotion Too Often Propel Council Actions
Opinion: My Detailed Analysis Of Management-Negotiated Civic Center Transaction: Council Should Vote NO Because...
"On December 15, Long Beach Councilmembers will be asked to do what I believe no prudent company board of directors would do: to authorize a multi-million dollar transaction, carrying over four decades of binding obligations, on terms I expect an objective analysis would deem unwise, unbusinesslike and disadvantageous to the City and its taxpayers. It's a proposed action I believe the City frankly cannot afford..." MORE

Editorial: Proposed LBCC Communication Policies Don't Facilitate Better Communication Or Oversight
Opinion: City Pays More, Gets Less...And Boasts About It
by Terry Jensen

Perspective: So, Now With A Gifted CSULB Student A Victim of ISIS, How's The War On Terrorism Going? Read This Actual State Dept. Worldwide Travel Alert For American Citizens
Opinion: Proposed Queen Mary Lease Offers Illusory Rent, For Taxpayers Basically A Sham
by Jim McCabe *
* Mr. McCabe is a retired Long Beach Deputy City Attorney

Editorial: Council Spends $3.6-$4.4 Mil (And Millions More Coming) That Mgm't Initially Said It Wouldn't Have To Spend...But Just Did Without Serious Council Discussion Or Dissent
Opinion: Show Us What's In And Isn't In Proposed Revised Queen Mary Lease, Because...
by Terry Jensen

Opinion: I'm A Long Beach Crime Victim...Again
by Terry Jensen

Your Views: What Bigger Story/Stories Does This LB Marathon Course Map Show About Long Beach?


Red Xs=2014 and 2015 murders to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial.
Editorial: A Royal Pain? Council Retreats Behind Closed Doors -- To Discuss Price & Terms Of Payment -- Regarding Lease Negotiations On Part Of Property Next To Queen Mary

Image from Assessor's Parcel Number on agendized item (which refers to a "portion" of the area.)
Perspective: Mayor Garcia's Disturbing Budget Boast About LB Murder Total Is No Longer Even Numerically Accurate
Editorial: Why Can't Long Beach Provide Its Taxpayers With Police And Firefighter Levels That Other Cities Do?
Editorial: Economics Lesson For Council On Plans To "Repurpose/Reposition/Rename" Downtown's "CityPlace" Shopping Area
Opinion / VIDEO: Nobel Prize Winning Economist / Professor Milton Friedman On The Minimum Wage
Editorial: Transparency Shrugged, Public/Press Access Blocked In Sac'to Actions That Put Pols On Coastal Comm'n; Bill To Let Garcia Return Needs Amendment To Ensure Accountability And Public/Press Access
Opinion / Common Sense: Mungo's Mangled Facts Misstating Airport History, Shrugging Constituents' Concerns, May Mean Short Council Reign
by Terry Jensen

Editorial: Will Assemblyman O'Donnell Carry City Hall Water Or Speak Up For LB Taxpayers In Sac'to On Awful Civic Center Enabler Bill?
Editorial: Advice About Fireworks And Police That Mayor Garcia Doesn't Want To Hear...But Should
Editorial: Kudos: LB Public Works Director Reveals New Shoemaker Bridge WON'T Have Its Supports Inside L.A. River Channel; It Will SPAN L.A. River, Apparently Including Cables, Avoiding Major Issue In Leaving Old Shoemaker Bridge Up For New Park
Opinion: For Naples Canal Property Owners, Much Is Given But Little Or Nothing Is Expected
by Jim McCabe, retired LB Deputy City Attorney
Subsequent coverage coming:
Caution Needed On Contract Coming To Council Tonite: Saving L.A. River Bridge To Create Park Is Clever, But Guarantees Needed -- And Overdue -- That It Won't Trigger Costly, Mandatory "Flood Insurance" On Homeowners In LB And Beyond
Editorial: Inviting And Welcoming, Not Discouraging And Demeaning, Residents Who Cite Pesky Facts And Pesky Laws In Public Matters
Real Police (Fire & Core Services), Not Meat Police: Our Mighty Meaty Monday Meetup Manifesto
Editorial: A Long Beach Lawless Shrug: Snubbing A Long Beach Gay Rights Pioneer
Opinion: Sac'to Senate Republicans Join Lemming Run Toward Costly New Long Beach Civic Center
by Terry Jensen

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    Archival Access: Hear What Council Was Told In 1995 About Aquarium Paying Its Bond Debt Without Taxpayer Bailout
    Study Says Areas Including Downtown LB, Belmont Shore, Los Altos, Bixby Knolls At Estimated Heightened Cancer Risk From Port Operations

    "Draft Estimated Diesel PM [particulate matter] Cancer Risk From POLA and POLB" cited in Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure Assessment Study for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, p. 8
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    Midafternoon Monday Car-To-Car Shooting -- With An Exchange of Gunfire Between Two Vehicles -- Near MacArthur Park (About A Block North of Twain Library)
    Unknown If Anyone In The Cars Hit; No One At Scene Injured

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    Male Transgender Adult Is Stabbed, Area PCH/Locust, Allegedly After Dispute Involving Several Women and Men; Two Women Are Arrested
    With AUDIO: LB Parks Staff Will Test, Compare & Publicly Report On Alternatives to Herbicide "Round-Up," Responds to Advocacy By Ann Cantrell

    Includes "Amnesia File" segment
    LBPD Responds Swiftly & Successfully to Los Cerritos Residential Burglary In Progress, Apprehends Three Suspects
    Saturday Afternoon (Mar. 19) Gunfire: Olive Ave./10th St...One Block East of Where Man Was Shot Two Days Earlier
    Man Is Shot/Killed Overnight (Mar. 19) Near WLB City Limit
    Perspective: "Beach Streets" Bicycle/Pedestrian Event Never Received Council Voted Approval, Which Would Have Legally Required Chance For Public Input (Pro/Con); City Spokesperson Says No Council Action Needed
    Drive-By Midnight Hour Northern NLB Shooting, Woman Is Hit, 6800 block Atlantic Ave.
    Urgent Advisory: Bumble Bee & Chicken of the Sea Voluntarily Recall These Specific Lots of Canned Tuna (See Details) Due to Health Risk
    Sunday Event Advisory: "License to Rock 3" @ Tracy's Bar & Grill, Fundraiser For Non-Profit The Rock Club / Music is the Remedy Supports Vets / At Risk Youth
    Part of ELB's Los Altos Area Lost Power For About An Hour Thursday Nite; Unofficially Estimated 2,000+ Residents Were Affected
    Predawn Shooting, 10th St./Lime Ave.
    Following Bruising Long Beach Coastal Comm'n Hearing, SeaWorld Announces It Will End Its Captive Breeding of Orca Whales And End Its Theatrical Performances Of Orcas In Favor of Exhibits Highlighting The Whales' Natural Behaviors
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Independent Expenditure Committee Surfaces, Has Raised Over $60k To Support Council Candidates Garnica and Turnbow In 2nd & 8th Districts; Contributors Include Business / Restaurant / Hospitality / Realty Interests Incl. Several In Belmont Shore Plus Company Headed By Former 3rd Dist. Councilman DeLong
    Immediate Past Councilwoman Rae Gabelich Backs Laurie Angel Over Austin And Turnbow In 8th District Race, Says This As She Announces Fundraiser For Angel
    Two Belmont Shore Armed Robberies Within Ten Minutes Within About A Block, Vicinity 2nd St./Argonne
    Suspected Stolen Vehicle Leads LBPD On Pursuit, Ending When Suspect Vehicle Containing Two Female Occupants Crashes Into Another Vehicle At Ximeno/10th, Seriously Injuring Uninvolved Vehicle's Driver
    East Village Shooting Mid-Evening Friday / Man Is Hit, 1st St. b/w Lime/Alamitos

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    Hear Them: 8th District Candidates Laurie Angel & Wesley Turnbow Put Incumbent Councilman Al Austin On Defensive Re His Record On Airport Int'l Flights, Dense Daisy Ave. Housing Development, Resident Outreach And Sales Tax Hike Ballot Measure

    Audible audience displeasure, scoffing and some boos, as Austin defends tax hike ballot measure and housing development vote

    Left to right: Laurie Angel, Councilman Al Austin, Wesley Turnbow
    Man Runs From Police, Allegedly Produces A Firearm And Refuses To Drop It; He's Fatally Shot In NW LB Alley (Area 68th St./LB Blvd.); No Officers Injured; Gun Is Recovered
    LBPD says officers were in area as part of strategic deployment to impact violent crime after multiple shooting incidents citywide, and such deployments have removed multiple guns from streets in first two months of this year
    Demand Exceeds Capacity -- Tickets Sold Out -- For Benefit Concert Honoring Murdered Millikan Grad/LBCC Student Alicia Todd; Donations Continue Online
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    Two Men Shot Tues Nite In Lakewood (3100 block South St. near Obispo Ave.)
    High Rise Res Fire (600 block Ocean Blvd.) Brings Major LBFD Response; Knockdown In 20 Minutes

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    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Mayor Garcia Used His Officeholder Account (Allowable Sum Tripled By Council Action Last Year), With Support From LB Police Officers Ass'n and LB Firefighters Ass'n (Both With Contracts Up For Negotiation) To Fund Survey He Cited In Urging Sales Tax Hike
    LB Gets Rain w/ Lightning In Monday a.m. Downpour

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    Gunfire Damages Vehicle, Area Walnut Ave./14th St. (6th dist.)

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Survey Mayor Garcia Cited In Urging Sales Tax Hike Was Part Of Broader Survey That Sought Public's Opinion Of LB Police Officers, Of Him And Of Council, Included Results By Race / Gender / Age, And Wasn't Commissioned, Paid Or Directed Using City Funds, Resources Or Staff
    Shots Heard In South Wrigley, Area 19th/Cedar (6th dist.); Officers Find Man Fatally Shot Area 17th/Pacific (1st dist.)

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    LB Got About 0.44" Rain (LBCC in ELB) In First Of Two Storms; Sunday Will Be Breezy w/ Wind Gusts Up To 35 mph, Then More Rain Monday, Possibly With Thunderstorms
    Power Outage Plagues Peninsula Late Afternoon/Early Evening Friday (Mar. 4)
    On 7-6 Vote, SCAQMD Board Dismisses Agency's Long Time Exec. Officer Dr. Barry Wallerstein; See Vote Tally
    State Senate President Pro Tem de León blasts action; see his statement
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Mayor Garcia Held Secretive, Invitation-Only Meeting With Several Non-Incumbent Candidates For City Council Offices, Plus Some Appointed Commissioners And Other Civic Figures, At Which City Mgm't, Police & Fire Chiefs And Power Point Presented Arguments In Support Of Sales Tax Increase Ballot Measure
    Hear Them: 2nd, 6th, 8th dist. Council Candidates Are Asked If They Support Sales Tax Increase Ballot Measure


    Riverwalk Developer (4747 Daisy Ave.) Seeks To Dimiss (Prevail on the Pleadings In) CARP's CEQA Legal Challenge And Impose Sanctions, Alleges Filing Beyond Deadline; CARP's Lawyers File Response Saying Group's CEQA Challenge Is Timely Filed; March 15 Showdown Hearing Is Set
    Two Shot -- One of Whom Dies -- In Brazen Midafternoon Gunfire In NW Long Beach

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in Central LB
    Perspective: Firefighters Response Times Worsened, Crimes Increased, After Mayors/Councils Erased Police/Fire Levels; See LBFD/LBPD Data
    Council Votes 9-0 Without Comment To Leave Sales Tax Hike Ballot Measure To 10% A Gen'l Tax Measure, Leaves Title/Ballot Text That Will Show Title/Text Listing Police/Fire/Infrastructure Items Not Specified In Tax Text Itself And Not Legally Guaranteed
    Two union reps testify in support; LB Taxpayers Ass'n co-founder speaks in opposition; LB resident blasts Councilman Supernaw for his vote in support
    Man Found Shot To Death, 1000 block Norman Court (north of 10th St., east of Orange Ave.)

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    Radio's Charlie Tuna, Sic Transit
    UPDATE: Gunfire Hits Vehicle, Area 11th St./Ohio Ave. (4th Council District); No Person(s) Hit
    It's second documented gunfire within less than three weeks in neighborhoods surrounding Anaheim St. in western part of Councilman Supernaw's 4th Council district

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    Perspective: Here Are Your Responses To Our Survey On City Council's Recent Actions In Putting A Measure On June Ballot To Increase LB's Sales Tax To 10% (Currently 9% in Lakewood/Signal Hill, 8% in Most OC Cities)
    LBPD Pursues Possible Drunk Driver Thru Central and East Long Beach, Suspect Is Involved In Two Accidents Before Exiting Vehicle Prompting Foot Pursuit; Suspect Is Apprehended In Artcraft Manor Neighborhood (Lakewood Blvd/Willow St.)
    Call Reporting Possible Hand Grenade In Wrigley Prompts Precautionary PD Response; Bomb Squad Determines It's Fake
    Multiple Gunshots Reported Early Evening Thurs. Feb. 25 Near (Not In) Drake Park (1st dist.)
    Bullet Hits Residence Along 14th St. Near Cedar Ave. (1st dist) Roughly Two Blocks West Of New "Habitat for Humanity" Home Where Mayor Garcia / Council Incumbent Gonzalez Attended Press Event Less Than Three Weeks Earlier

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    Long Beach Airport Director Resigns After 13 Months To Head Oakland Int'l Airport
    AND
    Ankling-LB Airport Director Will Receive Nearly $60k Higher Salary In Oakland; He Spoke With Them In Late October 2015
    Take Our Quick Survey On Your Responses To Recent Council Actions Related To Putting Measure On June Ballot Seeking Sales Tax Hike to 10%
    LBCC Trustees Vote 5-0 To Put Property Tax Debt Bond On June Ballot For New Construction/Facilities Upgrades/Property Acquisition; Measure Forbids Use For Salaries/Pensions/Operating Expenses; Estimated Annual Cost To LB, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Avalon Property Owners = $25/Yr Per $100,000 Assessed Valuation
    Dead Infant Found In North Long Beach Alley
    Council Gives First of Two Voted Approvals For June Ballot Measure Seeking Sales Tax Hike to 10% With Ballot Text Showing Voters Funding Items That Tax Text Doesn't Include Or Guarantee; Supernaw Adds Further Non-Binding City Hall Reviews Of Its Own Spending; Final Vote Scheduled Mar. 1
    Subsequent development above
    City Hall-Written Ballot Title And Text For Its Sales Tax Hike to 10% Proposes To Show Voters Funding Items That Actual Tax Text Doesn't Include Or Guarantee, Adds Four Words Ensuring It's A Gen'l Tax That Council Can Spend On Anything


    Woman Is Hit By Gunfire Early Monday Night (Feb. 22), Area MLK Park (Lemon/Rhea); Councilman Andrews Exits WANA Meeting To Go To Scene

    2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    If Your Child Attends Or Attended A CA School -- Including LBUSD -- Since Jan. 1, 2008 (Or You're Now An Adult And Did So): A Fed'l Court Has Ordered Confidential Student Information Disclosed For Lawsuit Use (Not Public Release) For Two Non-Profits Suing CA Dept. of Education And Your Child's Info Could Be Disclosed If You Don't Do This By April 1; See Detailed Info and Instructions
    Sac'to Bill Would Significantly Expand Public's Ability To Access Records of Complaints Against Police Officers
    LB Wilson High Grad, Now at U of PA (Ivy League), Will Be Among Spring 2016 White House Interns LBREPORT.com Readers Knew Int'l Space Station Was Coming Overhead And Got Great Clear Sky View As Spacecraft Soared Over Long Beach

    Int'l Space Station over East Long Beach, framed by two stars (above to its left and right) and moon in upper left. Photo credit: Max Pearl
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com / LB Coverage In Depth: Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation Is Preparing To File Fed'l Clean Water Act Lawsuit re Alamitos Bay July 3 Fireworks
    Council Feb. 16 Closed Session Listed Issue As Anticipated Litigation
    Council Votes 9-0 (Motion By Austin) To Put General ("Blank Check") Sales Tax Hike To Raise LB Tax to 10% On June Ballot (Signal Hill, Lakewood & L.A. At 9%, Most OC Cities At 8%); Two More Council Votes Required In Next Two Weeks
    No Councilmember Adds Legal Guarantees To Use Revenue For Police, Fire Or Infrastructure; Mungo Proposes & Supernaw Applauds Adding Five Person Citizen Oversight Committee Without Legal Guarantees
    Coastal Comm'n Follow-Up: Coastal Comm'r Uranga Recommended Mayor Garcia As His Coastal Comm'n Voting Alternate Last Year, Matter Is Now Pending In State Senate Rules Committee
    Subsequent development above:
    Councilmembers Austin, Gonzalez, Richardson, Lowenthal Agendize General ("Blank Check") Sales Tax Hike For June Ballot
    Agendizers request accompanying "advisory" resolution indicating Council-stated "intention" to prioritize infrastructure repairs & restore public safety resources...but not legally binding
    Coastal Comm'n Follow-Up / Detailed Coverage: Coastal Commissioner / LB Councilman Roberto Uranga Tells LBREPORT.com Why He (1) Voted Against Deliberating On Exec. Director In Public; (2) Disagrees With Advice Offered By Coastal Comm'n Chief Counsel And Told Him So; And (3) Why (Gen'l Areas) He Voted To Dismiss Coastal Comm'n Executive Director
    New / Perspective: Repairing Coastal Commission, Changing Sac'to Senate Committee From Part of the Problem to Part of the Solution
    Retired Long Beach Councilman Paul Deats
    Garcia Attempt to Enroll Most In ObamaCare Comes Up Short, LB Finishes 13th Out of 20 White House Targeted Cities Nationally, Prez Will Visit Milwaukee
    Mayor Garcia Proposes Sales Tax Hike For June Ballot: 1% Increase Would Bring Long Beach To 10%, One Of L.A. County's Highest Sales Tax Cities (Higher Than L.A, Signal Hill, Lakewood And OC); Gen'l Fund ("Blank Check") Tax Could Be Spent By Current/Future Councils On Any Gen'l Fund Items Without Legal Guarantees of Specific Funds For Specific Items
    June ballot would allow passage with 50%+1 voter appoval; measure is supported by former Mayors Foster & O'Neill
    Feb.10 ELB Police Activity, Area Wardlow/Studebaker Was This...
    As seen LIVE on Feb. 10: Seven Coastal Commissioners -- including LB Councilman Roberto Uranga -- go into closed session and vote to fire the agency's Executive Director, Charles Lester (Uranga among those voting to fire him.) Action comes after hours of passionate public testimony unanimously supporting Mr. Lester. Vote in closed session was 7-5 to dismiss Mr. Lester: Commissioners Diaz, Howell, McClure, Mitchell, Turnbull, Sanders, Uranga and Vargas voted in favor of dismissing him. Further to follow on LBREPORT.com.
    LB Airport Will Offer Four Of Nine Of Its New Flight Slots To Southwest Airlines, Three to JetBlue, Two to Delta
    For the Record: Re Coastal Comm'n Exec Director, Links To: (1) Letter By 35 Former Coastal Comm'rs/Alternates That Former Coastal Comm'r Robert Garcia and Former Alternate Suja Lowenthal Didn't Sign; (2) Letter By Multiple Enviro Groups Supporting Coastal Comm'n Exec. Dir. Lester; (3) Letter by CA League of Conservation Voters Mum On Whether To Retain or Oust Lester, Whose Board Includes...
    Also links to letter signed by CA Coastal Comm'n staffers, memo from Exec. Dir, and memo from CA Coastal Comm'n chief counsel
    Council Approves 6-0 -- With Councilwoman Mungo Vanishing On Vote -- To Name New North Library "Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library"; City Mgm't Now Directed To Work With White House To Invite First Lady To LB For A Naming Dedication Ceremony
    Man Shot In Midnight Hour, 2200 block Spaulding (North of Anaheim, East of Cherry)

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    Man Is Found Shot / Wounded, 2600 block Adriatic Ave. near Willow St. in WLB

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    LBPD Spots Man Wanted For Attempt Murder -- Allegedly On Parole For Robbery -- In North Long Beach; 35 Minute Pursuit Follows Thru Parts Of NLB Until He Yields And Is Safely Taken Into Custody In Bellflower
    Predawn Shots Call in Willmore City Prompts LBPD Pursuit To South Wrigley, Containment Perimeter, SWAT...And Juvenile Suspect Arrested
    VIDEO Coverage + Photo Gallery: See Ceremony Honoring Dr. Tom Clark, LB's Longest Serving Elected Official -- Mayor / Councilman, LBCC Trustee -- And Hear His Words



    VIDEO Coverage: Habitat For Humanity of Greater L.A. Provides Family With Newly Built Home On Lot Acquired From City Alongside 14th St. Park; Hear Statements By Mayor Garcia, Councilwoman Gonzalez; Group's Pres/CEO Promises More Homes In Washington Middle School Neighborhood
    Man Is Shot, Midnight Hour, 1900 W. Wardlow (7th dist.)

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in Central LB and NLB.
    UPDATED Sat. w/ FAA Spokesperson Info After Two Small Planes Down Fri Afternoon (Feb. 5), A Debris Field Spotted Off San Pedro, Circumstances Under Investigation, Three Persons Missing
    Amnesia File: How Some L.A./Long Beach/OC Viewers Saw Blacked-Out First Superbowl
    Fed'l Appeals Court Upholds $6.5 Mil Judgment (Plus Att'y Fees) Against City In LBPD Fatal Shooting Of Doug Zerby (Hose Nozzle Mistaken For Handgun)
    Photos & VIDEO: See It: New Grocery Outlet -- Now Open (Feb. 4) -- In ELB At Spring St./Palo Verde (SE Plaza)


    In Detail / Developing: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Mum As Public Speakers Note They Haven't (As Former Coastal Comm'n Member/Alternate) Signed Letter Backing Embattled Coastal Comm'n Exec Dir; Ass'yman O'Donnell Adds His Name To Supporters
    While Council Meets, Man Is Shot: 2200 block Lime Ave. (6th dist.)

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    Two Injured As Vehicle Reverses Into Barber Shop (5400 block E. Del Amo); LBPD Books Driver On Suspicion of DUI

    LBFD photo
    LBPD Arrests, D.A. Charges, Two Res Robbery Suspects, 500 block Ximeno
    Man Escapes Serious Injury Or Death As This Huge Tree Crashes Onto His Vehicle As He Drives On 23rd St./East of Bellflower Blvd. (Next To Los Altos Target). A Second Parked Car Also Crushed. EXCLUSIVE: Driver Describes What Happened

    LBREPORT.com photo
    LBREPORT.com photo
    SCE Crews Gradually Restoring Power To Wind-Battered LB: Residents Say Parts of Peninsula Were Without Power For 12-15 Hrs.
    Winds Knock Out Power To (8 p.m. hour update) 12,170 SCE Customers In These LB Zipcodes\; We Roughly Estimate Its Over 25,000 LB Residents. Plus: 2,219 Customers In 90740 Seal Beach W/Out Power (Likely About 20% Of Their City Population); High Wind Warning Thru Tonight

    56th/Myrtle, North Long Beach. Photo via Marriem Seiuli
    Councilwoman Mungo's Latest Officeholder Account Report (July-Dec. 2015) Lists Contributors Including JetBlue Crewmember PAC, a VP With A Petroleum Coke Port Terminal Operator & LB Business Headed By Former Councilman DeLong
    Councilman Richardson's Latest Officeholder Account Report (July-Dec. 2015) Lists Contributors Including A Petroleum Coke Port Terminal Operator & A Principal In Firm Developing Council-OK'd Dense Residential Housing Units At 4747 Daisy Ave.
    Vice Mayor Lowenthal Latest Officeholder Account Report (July-Dec. 2015) Shows Relatively Small Total, Largest Single Expenditure Was For College of the Ozarks Fruicake Kitchen
    Nat'l Weather Service Issues High Wind Advisory, Hazardous Weather Outlook StatementLBPD Finds, Arrests And D.A. Charges Three Men With Murder/Attempt Murder In Alleged Gang Related Summer-2015 Shootings In Central LB, Willmore City and East Village
    Follow-Up: Flash Survey: Readers Respond To Statements By Council Incumbents Suzie Price And Suja Lowenthal Re Council's Record And Certain Taxpayer Criticisms As They Discussed Possible Tax Hike Ballot Measure
    Council Aiming For General Fund ("Blank Check") Tax Hike, Statement By Council Office Staffer Suggests; West LB Ass'n Meeting Response Is Strongly Negative
    For the Record / Flash Survey: Council Incumbents Suzie Price And Suja Lowenthal Made These Statements Re Council's Record And Certain Taxpayer Criticisms As They Discussed Possible Tax Hike Ballot Measure (Substance And Timing To Be Subsequently Decided By Council Majority); Read Their Words, Take Our Quick Survey
    Mayor And Nearly All Councilmembers Voice Support For Some Type of Tax Increase Ballot Measure With Details Unspecified For Now; They Plan To Talk To Community Members/Groups, Then Bring Issue Back For Council-Made Decisions On Tax Type And Ballot Timing
    LBPD Says This Suspect Allegedly Inappropriately Touched Child In SE LB Restaurant's Bathroom; Have You Seen Him?


    Stabbing Victims Overnight, Area 4th St./Almond Ave.
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com / Perspective: Some Person(s) Inside City Hall Is/Are Stonewalling Public Records Act Release Of Poll On Proposed Tax Hike(s)
    City Mgm't Offers Councilmembers These Tax Hike Ballot Options, Will Ask On Jan. 26 If They Want To Do Nothing, Seek Further Info...Or Put A Tax Increase Measure Of Some Kind On Ballot
    Third Time In About A Month, Second Time In A Week: Vehicles Struck/Damaged By Gunfire Within Six Block Stretch of Walnut Ave...This Time 800 block Walnut

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    Second "No Person Hit" Shooting w/ About Six Hours: Gunfire Damages Vehicles in Central LB: 1900 block Pasadena Ave.

    Red Xs=2014 and 2015 homicides to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
    Publisher's Perspective: City Hall Releases 2015 Crime Stats: What's Missing
    2nd district Council Race: City Hall Incumbents Suja Lowenthal, Rex Richardson And Roberto Uranga Endorse Jeannine Pearce; Former Mayor Bob Foster & LB Police Officers Ass'n PAC Endorse Eric Gray
    In Detail: Vice Mayor Lowenthal's City Hall Office Sends This Jan. 21 Email Communication Indicating She'll Endorse A Candidate The Next Day In 2nd Dist. City Council Election; City Att'y Office Says It Sees No Legal Violation And Provides Us With Statement As Does Vice Mayor Lowenthal
    For the Record: LB's Would-Be 2nd Dist. Councilmembers Are Asked (Jan. 20) To Name Three Votes By Incumbent Suja Lowenthal With Which They Disagree: Two Don't Name A Single Vote; One Comes Up With Two
    See LBPD Suspect In Dec. 27 Midnight Hour Gunfire (Willow/Maine) That Struck Woman, Frightened Wrigley Residents; LBPD Says He Should Be Considered Armed & Dangerous And Seeks Info From Public Regarding His Whereabouts
    LBPD released photo

    LB Animal Care Services (Animal Control) Releases Its Best-Ever Numbers In Fewer Dogs/Cats Impounded, Steep Drop In Dog/Cat Euthanasias, More Live Releases
    As Seen Live: Mungo/Price Make/Second Motion, Council Votes 6-3 (Uranga, Supernaw, Austin Dissenting) To Spend $349k For "Feasibility" Study On Potential Airport Customs Facility That Would Allow Multiple Int'l Operators (Cargo & Passenger)
  • Airport Director Acknowledges Multiple Operators Could Use It Beyond JetBlue
  • Neighborhoods First's Joe Sopo Reads Aloud Testimony Of Former Airport Advisory Comm'r/City Prosecutor Haubert, Explaining Risks/Exposure This Could Create To LB's Neighborhood Protective Airport Ordinance
    As Seen Live: Council Votes 7-2 (Mungo & Supernaw dissenting) For $13/Hr Min Wage By 2019 With One Year Delay For Small Biz/Small Non-Profits With "Pathway To $15/Hr" By 2021 Advisory Verbiage
    Several Councilmembers supportive of $15/hr note that Council majority can change the ordinance and raise LB's minimum wage at any time
    As Seen Live: Amid Public Push-Back On Re-Vote, Council Votes 7-2 To Refer Naming NLB Library For Michelle Obama To Council Committee Plus Community Meeting Public Input
    Terrible Midmorning Crash, With Fatality, Studebaker Rd. Off Ramp From Southbound 405
    These LB Residents Are Seeking Next Four Years As Councilmembers In Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8...With Votes Affecting Residents/Business In All Districts Citywide
    Transparency Watch / News in Depth / Perspective / VIDEO: San Diego Council Committee Advances For Further Review Proposed Measure Declaring That City Hall Emails/Texts On Public Business Are Public Records If Sent/Received On Private/Personal Devices
    Measure Is Proposed By Open Gov't Group CaliforniansAware; It's Similar To Part Of A LB Measure Blocked By Seven LB Councilmembers In 2013 ("Amnesia File" Coverage Included)
    Because His Twitter "Tweet" May Have Breached Brown Act, Councilman Richardson Agendizes Re-Vote On His Proposal To Name NLB Library For Michelle Obama; Item Will Now Collide With Agenda Items On Minimum Wage And "Feasibility Study" Contract Re Airport Customs Facility/Int'l Flights
    MLK Weekend / "Peace Week"

    Jan 17: Gunfire: 1700 block E. 17th St. (6th dist.), Evidence of Shooting, No Persons Hit
    AND
    Jan 16: Gunfire, 1300 block Walnut (6th dist.); Three Vehicles Damaged, No Persons Reported Hit
    AND
    Jan. 15: Gunfire: Area Elm Ave./Louise St. (8th dist.); Vehicle Damaged, No Persons Hit


    LBPD Spots & Pursues Two L.A. Carjacking Suspects -- One Described As Armed And Dangerous -- Who Sped Thru LB Streets With At Least Three Collisions, Ending With Their Arrest In Area 14th St./Orange
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