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New / Exclusive: Mayor's Chief of Staff Wrote "RG -- Nothing" After Mayor Told Him He Has No Records Under Public Records Act Seeking His Communications With JetBlue And Re Company-Sought Airport Customs Facility/Int'l Flights


New: Councilmembers Uranga, Price, Supernaw Seek Study Session On Airport Customs Facility / Int'l Flights Before Council Voted Action
New / In Depth / Perspective: Internal City Hall Records Show JetBlue Email Domain Was And Is Source Of Multiple Emails Seeking To Sway Long Beach Councilmembers On Company-Sought Customs Facility / Int'l Flights

Sunday Event Advisory: Uptown NLB Community Christmas Party Is This Sunday Dec. 4, 3-6 p.m., @ Historic LB Dairy/Creamery, 167 E. South St.; Bring Your Favorite Dish And Unwrapped Xmas Ornament
Sunday Event Advisory: A Lost Tradition From Last Century Returns -- "Lighting of the Letters" -- Will Light Up Whaley Park Dec. 4, 3 p.m. to Dusk; Bring Canned Goods, Socks, Unwrapped Xmas Gifts For Charity, Meet Santa

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UPDATED with City Statement: Vandals Strike Farm Lot 59, Oasis For Urban Farming On California Ave. At Willow Springs Park
Is It Related To Nearby Chronic Transient/Homeless Encampment, Or To Previous Fire That Destroyed Historic LB RR Depot, Or A Symptom Of Chronic City Hall Inattention To Willow Springs Park, Or Any Or All Of These?


LBPD Nabs Three Suspected Wrigley Biz Burglars, Conducted Intense Search For A Fourth
On Nov. 30, City Staff Will Ask City Hall Advisory Committee To Recommend Removing Crossing Guards From These Five Locations
Man Is Shot/Wounded Sat Nite, PCH East of Santa Fe (1st Council district)
LBPD indicates that a LB man was found deceased in a vehicle in the area of 10th St./Bennett Ave. in the early morning hours of Nov. 28. At late afternoon, Costa Mesa PD indicated that LBPD and the LA County Coroner are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death, and a few minutes later LBPD PIO Arrona informed LBREPORT.com that the incident is being investigated as a suicide and the investigation remains ongoing. (LBREPORT.com is "old school" and as a general rule doesn't detail the circumstances of suicides.)
LBFD Uses Jaws of Life To Free Two Critically Injured Adults From Wreckage After Their Car Slams Into Tree, 1500 block Studebaker Rd. (Area Driscoll St.)

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Terrifying Pre-Dawn Home Invasion, 200 block E. Del Amo; LBPD Activates SWAT, Arrests Three Suspects, Rescues Six Residents, Some Injured
Man Is Shot Early Fri Nite, 2200 block Santa Fe (7th 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.
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Recycle / Dispose Of Your T'giving Cooking Fat/Oil/Grease @ EDCO In Signal Hill; Here's How
As seen LIVE: Council Votes (8-0, Andrews Absent) To Ask City Mgt. To Evaluate New Revenue From June/Nov. Voter-Approved Tax Hikes And "Make Necessary Preparations To Restore Rescue 12" (NLB)
  • Lead Agendizer Richardson Resists Specifying Restoration Of Engine 17 (Supernaw) and Engine 101 (Pearce), Says His Agenda Item Seeks Restoration Of Multiple Public Safety Items As Mgm't Deems Able
  • Richardson Mentions Police Restorations But No Specific Number, Seeks Mgm't Report Within 90 Days On Short And Long Term Plan For Public Safety Restorations
    Reported First (Again) by LBREPORT.com: Long Beach City Clerk Abruptly Resigns, Announced By City Att'y Following Council Closed Session
    City Hall Settles Legal Actions Brought By Alamitos Beach Residents That Challenged Three Council-Approved Downtown Property Sales Citing Parking Impacts; City Agrees To Pay Up To $250k For Professional Parking Studies In Alamitos Beach and Downtown Areas
    With No Council Discussion And No Speakers Pro or Con, Council Votes 5-2 (Price, Supernaw dissenting, Andrews and Mungo Absent) To Approve Resolution Supporting Deportation-Relief For Dad / Illegal Immigrant Pulled Over @ CSULB For Broken Headlight, Deported To Mexico For 20+ Yr Old Drug Conviction
    As seen LIVE: Council votes 8-0 (Andrews absent) to overrule appeal, approve increased number of residences without new EIR: Density Watch: LB Resident Warren Blesofsky's Nov. 22 Appeal Will Require Council To Approve Or Disapprove Letting Developer of New 35-Story Tower @ Ocean/Alamitos Increase Residential Units By Roughly 42% While Increasing Parking By Roughly 16.5%...Without Analyzing Its Environmental [Neighborhood/City] Impacts
    As seen LIVE: Agenda item is removed from discussion, delayed for roughly two weeks awaiting a city management report: Councilmembers Price, Supernaw and Austin Agendize Nov. 22 Item To Re-Allocate Nearly $700,000 -- Incl. $475,000 City Att'y Says Its Office Can't Legally Spend To Enforce State Wage Laws -- To Instead Identify Specific Public Safety Priorities On Which It Can Be Spent, Incl. Restoring Resources, Staffing & Equipment
    Subsequent coverage above
    Vice Mayor Richardson, Joined By Councilmembers Gonzalez, Mungo and Andrews, Cite Voter Approval Of City And County Tax Measures And Ask City Mgr. "To Evaluate New and Ongoing Revenue Sources" And Make "Necessary Preparations to Restore Paramedic Rescue 12 in Jan. 2017" And Report Within 90 Days On Feasibility of Short & Long Term Plan For Add'l Public Safety Restorations
    Large Crowd Comes To See New Proposed 2nd/PCH Development That DOESN'T Seek Bldg. Heights Exceeding Current Coastal Zoning


    For Second Saturday Night In A Row, Long Beach Marchers Protest President-Elect Trump With Signs And Chants From Bixby Park To Downtown...And Plan To Do It Again On Nov. 26
    Man Is Shot Early Sat Nite, 1300 block Dawson Ave., just north of Anaheim St. (4th Council dist.)
    Man Is Shot Midafternoon Saturday, Pacific Ave./6th St. (1st Council dist.)
    In Depth / Extended Audio: CA Energy Comm'n LB Evidentiary Hearing On AES-Sought Chanes To Its Studebaker Rd. Power Plant Opens With Non-Evidentiary Comments From Area Electeds, Incl. Councilwoman Suzie Price, Backing AES Proposal; Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Says Power Plant Doesn't Belong Next To Wetlands, Urges Energy Alternatives; AES Says Its Proposed "Energy Center" (With New Gas-Fired Generators + Battery Storage) Will Mean Less Visual Intrusion And More Electrical Capacity
    Council Votes 5-3 (Price, Supernaw, Mungo Dissenting) To Support Deportation-Relief For Dad / Illegal Immigrant Pulled Over @ CSULB For Broken Headlight, Deported To Mexico For 20+ Yr Old Drug Conviction, Separated From His Family Incl. Son Who Served in US Marines
    Councilwoman Price voices compassion for family's situation but says the federal relief sought is very rare, urges change in federal rule applicable in multiple cases
    Potential Trump Defense Sec'y Has Long Beach Family Ties
    Long Beach Mayor/Vice Mayor Mum, City Hall Releases Docs That Don't Show, Why Michelle Obama Didn't Attend Opening Ceremony For New Library Named In Her Honor...Although We Separately Learned She Was Likely In Palm Springs Area At The Time
    Man & Woman Shot/Wounded, 5400 block Paramount Blvd.
    Several Hundred LB Demonstrators Peacefully But Pointedly Display Their Dismay Over Election Of Donald Trump
    We Request Doc Showing $200+ Mil In Needed QM Repairs; We Receive This Explanation
    Suspect In Custody After Los Cerritos SWAT Deployment Following Carjacking, Vehicle Crash Into Garage And Lengthy Standoff
    Subsequent development above
    Politically Charged/Election Amplified Long Beach City Council Item Seeks Deportation-Relief For Dad / Illegal Immigrant Pulled Over @ CSULB For Broken Headlight, Deported To Mexico For 20+ Yr Old Drug Conviction, Separated From His Family Incl. Son Who Served in US Marines
    CA Energy Comm'n Will Hold Nov. 15 Hearing In LB To Take Evidence Pro/Con On AES Request To Replace Its Current Studebaker Rd. Electricity Plant With Basically New Facility; Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Voices Concerns, Will Propose Options To Meet Project's Desirable Parts Without What It Calls Undesirable Parts; We'll Carry It LIVE



    Councilwoman Price Said This In Sept. Re SEASP (Proposed SE LB Rezoning), Will Discuss SEASP Tonight (Nov. 10) At Her Monthly Community Meeting (6 p.m. @ Seaport Marina Hotel)
    VIDEO / Election Re-Cap: Long Beach's Iconic 49'rs Tavern Becomes De Facto Trump Victory Venue; Owner (Former LB Political Consultant) Tracy Kittinger Says She Expected Trump's Win...And Is Now Planning A Celebration For Inauguration In January

    Local voters approve increased property taxes for LBUSD school repairs/upgrades, increased sales tax for Metro projects, approve adult recreational marijuana use statewide, re-open LB medpot outlets, approve a LB city tax on marijuana operations, elect Janice Hahn to Bd. of Supervisors, re-elect LB-area Dem incumbents to Sac'to, DC
    Carl Kemp, Former LB Lobbyist/Gov't Affairs Specialist, Is Sentenced To 366 Days in Fed'l Prison On Tax Fraud Charge; Prosecutors Sought 18 Months; After Sentencing, Kemp Comments On Facebook That Trump Admits To Not Paying Almost $1 Billion In Taxes But Could Become Next President
    LBPD Arrests Suspect In Mother/Daughter 9th/Locust Murder, Allegedly Linked By DNA From Crime Scene Forensic Evidence, Who's Been In LAPD Custody On Unrelated Charge Since Late August



    Man Is Fatally Shot, North of Anaheim St., West of Junipero (2300 block Spaulding)
    Gunfire At Midafternoon Saturday: Anaheim/Linden (1st dist.); Police Find Evidence Of Shooting But No Person(s) Hit
    Some Uncertainty After Councilman Supernaw Says, And LGB PIO Says, Airport Customs Facility/Int'l Flights Feasibility Study Moved To Dec. 13 Council Meeting Instead Of Nov. 15
    LGB PIO Says It's Due To Anticipated Absence Of A Councimember And Mayor...But Mayor's Chief of Staff Says He WILL Be Present
    Grassroots Neighborhood Advocacy Group (CARP) Secures Development Changes In Settling Its Lawsuit Over Riverwalk Residential Project
    As Seen LIVE: Council Agrees (6-1, Price Dissenting) To New 66 Yr Lease For New Queen Mary Lessee Using Up To $23 Million In Public Money To Fund Ship's Immediate Repairs; Mgm't Admits $200+ Million Needed For Add'l Ship Repairs But No Councilmembers Ask Why Or Who's Responsible; Council Majority Declines Request By Price, Favored By City Auditor Doud, To Review Transaction Before Council Approval
    Also Revealed: New Lessee Will Build New Terminal For Carnival So Lessee Can Use Spruce Goose Dome For Special Events
    In Detail: Council Votes 6-0 (Uranga, Gonzalez, Richardson Absent) To Seek Airport Mgm't Report w/in 45 Days On Process Involved, Potential Scope, and Pros/Cons of Development at LB Airport Master Plan; Airport Director Romo Cautions That Such Plans Traditionally Discuss Capacity And As Such Could Elevate Risk To LB Airport Flight Limits; Councilmembers Austin, Supernaw And Mungo Indicate Importance Of Protecting Airport Ordinance
    Assistance League's Holiday Gift Boutique Is For Two Days Only: Nov. 3 and Nov. 4; Shop For Gifts For A Good Cause
    UPDATE: SCAG Issues This Release After We Report Long Beach Vice Mayor Richardson, Councilwoman Gonzalez In China On SCAG (Regional Gov't) Paid Trip

    Photo source: SCAG release
  • Perspective / Viewpoints

    Editorial: What's This?


    Perspective: Mayor Garcia Says He Spoke With Michelle Obama At WH Staged Event...But City Hall Still Hasn't Released Docs Showing What She Said Months Ago When He (And Councilman/Now Vice Mayor Richardson) Invited Her To Attend Opening Ceremony Of LB Library Named In Her Honor


    Op - Ed: Rethinking AES Power Plant On Los Cerritos Wetlands: We Can Do Better
    by Elizabeth Lambe, Executive Director, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
    Digital Editorial Cartoon: Polling and Press, Past is Prologue


    Opinion: Vote Yes on Measure MM and NO on MA
    by Diana Lejins *
    * Ms. Lejins heads Advocates for Disability Rights and is a long-time proponent of access to medical marijuana

    Editorial: Homeless Parking Lot Proposal Scrimped On Public Notice, Fails To Consider Unintended Consequences, Deserves Fact-Check, Scrutiny And Vetting First In Council Committee
    UPDATED Editorial: Ending Mayor/Mgm't Manipulative Mushroom Treatment Leading Up To Homeless "Study Session"
    Editorial: Reschedule Coming Camouflaged Council Vote On Controversial Less-Than-Transparent "Road Diet" Proposed Along Nearly Two Miles of Ocean Blvd. (Livingston Dr. To End of Peninsula)



    Editorial: LB Firefighters Union Prez Pens These Pusillanimous Words As Mgm't/Mayor Propose To Leave Fire Stns (Including Stearns Park area Stn 17) Without Fire Engines and NLB Stn 12 Without Paramedic/Rescue
    Editorial: Restore At Least 35 Officers For Taxpayers...Now
    AND
    Counter-Point: A Responsible Budget -- That Restores Public Safety
    Text from mass emailing sent by Mayor Robert Garcia
    Opinion / Point-Counterpoint: Comments Re Police Shootings And Upcoming Dem Convention:
  • Steve James on Facebook: Scheduling Appearance By Michael Brown's Mother (Ferguson, MO) Is "Slap To The Face Of All Law Enforcement" (Personal Comment by LBPOA Pres; Group Has Taken No Position At This Time)
  • Dem Convention Website Text Describing Its Upcoming "Mothers of the Movement" Event
  • Aug. 2014 Open Letter To Youth of Ferguson, MO by Long Beach Councilman (Now Vice Mayor) Rex Richardson
  • Grand Jury Conclusion and US DOJ Conclusion re Ferguson MO police shooting
  • Fraternal Order of Police Statement ("Shocked, Angered, Saddened") re Dem Convention
    Opinion: Future File: Results Of SEASP (Son of SEADIP) Reviewed in 2026
    by Joe Weinstein, Ph.D.


    Perspective / Opinion: In the Running for Long Beach Outrage of the Decade


    Editorial: LB's 2016 Elections
    Perspective / Opinion: Is That All There Is? By The Numbers On "More Police" Under "Measure A" Sales Tax Hike
    Perspective / Opinion: How Many Bogus Arguments Can You Spot In This Last Minute Facebook Item By the LB Firefighters Ass'n Urging Votes For City Hall's Blank Check Sales Tax Increase To 10% (Measure A)? Here Are A Few We See, Plus Our Comments
    Perspective / Opinion: How Many Bogus Arguments Can You Spot In This Facebook Item From One Of Mayor Garcia's Ten Office Staffers, Urging Votes For City Hall's Blank Check Sales Tax Increase To 10% (Measure A)? Here Are A Few We See, Plus Our Comments
    Editorial: LB's New Sample Ballot And Election Practices?



    Editorial: LB City Hall's Public Works Infrastructure Scandal: Going Where Facts Lead Without Flinching, Avoiding Damage Control/Cover-Up
    Statement by the Publisher / Opinion: No On Measure A Sales Tax Hike...To Build A Better Long Beach
    Editorial: Censored In East Long Beach?
    Editorial: How Many Bogus Statements Can You Spot In PT Editorial Supporting City Hall-Sought Sales Tax Increase To 10% (Measure A)? Here Are A Few We See, Plus Our Comments
    Editorial: How Many Bogus Statements Can You Spot In This Letter Signed By Presidents Of LB Police Officers/LB Firefighters Unions Supporting City Hall-Sought Sales Tax Increase To 10% (Measure A)? Here Are A Few We See, Plus Our Comments



    Editorial: How Many Bogus Statements Can You Spot In Gazettes Editorial Backing City Hall-Sought Sales Tax Increase To 10% (Measure A)? Here Are A Few We See, Plus Our Comments
    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


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  • How ELB Traffic Project Was Canceled And $1,000,000 Diverted For Downtown Walkway; Other Projects At Traffic Circle & Iron Triangle Not Delivered As Promised
  • 2003: Independent Consultant Says City Hall "Has Created A False Impression Of Solvency"
  • Deputy City Auditor Report Shows LB Convention & Entertainment Center Operations Cost LB Taxpayers $2.5 Million in FY 2000, $3.0 Million in FY 99; Cumulative operating losses since 1978 opening exceed $60 million; City Auditor Burroughs' Recommended Action: "Receive and File"
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  • Video Shows Councilman Garcia Typing, Texting, Seemingly Not Focused On Testimony During Residents' Quasi-Judicial Appeal of City's Planned Handling Of Toxic Contaminated Colorado Lagoon Soil
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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
    24 Hrs. in LB Air: Bixby Knolls AQMD Monitor, Dec. 2003. Details, click photo
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    2005: Scientists @ LB Conference Say Air Pollution in L.A.-LB Region is High Enough to Cause Illness and Deaths; Economist Says Ports Receive Subsidies That Invite More Growth
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    Man Is Shot To Death, 9th St./Lime Ave. (1st Council dist.)
    Dispute At Gas Station Escalates To Shooting, Area Anaheim/MLK; Sharp-Eyed LB Cops Spot Suspect Vehicle At 20th/Mag, Perform Traffic Stop, Arrest Suspect, Recover Gun
    Subsequent development above:
    Austin, Uranga, Supernaw Agendize Nov. 1 Item -- Nearly Identical To Withdrawn Feb. 16 Item -- Proposing To Develop Airport "Master Plan"; It Doesn't Mention Delaying A Council Vote On Customs Facility / Int'l Flights But Puzzles And Concerns Some Observers Who Say It Could Invite Discussion Of Expanding Airport Facilities And Increasing Flights
    Subsequent development above
    City Mgm't Wants Council To OK New Lease For Queen Mary Lessee: Would Advance Up To $23 Million In Public Money For Queen Mary "Infrastructure Repairs," Would Use Nearly $6 Mil from Tidelands + $17 Mil From New Debt Bond, Reduce By About $5 Mil/Yr For Ten Years Sums Public/Council Were Told Would Go To QM "Historic Preservation Capital Improvement Plan"
    Perspective: LBREPORT.com's Upcoming Series On Airport "Feasibility Study" And City Att'y Memo Re Customs Facility / Int'l Flights
    Unoccupied Vehicle Struck By Gunfire Overnight, Follows Alleged Gang Graffiti Vandalism, LB Blvd/69th Way
    Teen Is Shot Fri Nite In WLB's Silverado Park, PD Investigating As Possibly Gang-Related
    DTM Security, LBPD Offer These Halloween Safety Tips
    Economic Dev. Comm'n Doesn't Allow Real-Time Responses To Public Questions, Staff Promises Written Answers, Public Testimony Splits on Homeowners/Residents vs. Aviation/Corp. Interests, Re Proposed LB Airport Customs Facility / Int'l Flights


    "Pied Parker" Offers This Solution For Parking Woes
    by Cathy Franklin
    Man Is Shot On Busy Anaheim St In MacArthur Park/Twain Library Area of Cambodia Town
    Belmont Shore Resident Insists, City Hall Staff Resists, Attempted Compromise Fails And Story Poles Showing Public Full Extent Of Proposed Belmont Pool Rebuild Height Heading For Planning Comm'n Appeal Hearing
    LB Water Dept + Parks/Rec/Marine + Public Works Using Recycled Water Trucks To Irrigate Street Median Trees
    Mon Nite Gunfire SW of Traffic Circle Hits Two Cars, No Persons Hit Woman Is Shot At Midafternoon Sunday, 10th/Elm, Near St. Mary Med. Ctr.

    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.
    In Depth Coverage (Incl. "Amnesia File") Re Long Beach Airport Advisory Comm'n Study Session Item On Proposed Customs Facility / Int'l Flights


    Oct. 24 Meeting Will Discuss Consultant-Prepared Belmont Shore Parking Study
    Councilwoman Price Schedules Oct. 25 Community Meeting To "Update" Ocean Blvd. (Belmont Shore Area) Lane-Erasing "Road Diet"/ Diagonal Parking As It "Moves Foward"
    LBREPORT.com awaits access to Public Records Act materials requested in mid-August
    Naples Island Officer-Involved Shooting: PD Says Knife-Wielding Man Was Trying to Cut His Own Throat, Officers Tried To Negotiate With Him When Suspect Allegedly Advanced On Officers

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    City Hall Sending THREE "Informational Mailers" -- Taxpayer Cost Nearly $100,000 -- On Its Marijuana Tax Measure MA
    Density Watch / Coming To Planning Comm'n: Developer Seeks, City Staff Supports, Increasing Residential Units By Roughly 42%, While Increasing Parking Roughly 16%, In Planned 35-Story Eastern Tower At Ocean/Alamitos


    Friday Night Oct 21: "Roaring 20's/Casino Night" @ LB Petroleum Club For At-Risk-Youth / Veterans Supportive "Rock Club / Music is the Remedy"
    LBPD says an argument between two men (adults) in the 3700 block of Atlantic Ave. escalated to a stabbing; both parties were transported to hospitals with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.
    City Hall Sends "Informational Mailer" On Its Marijuana Tax Measure MA; It's A "Blank Check" Tax That Council Says It'll Prioritize For These Uses
    Not immediately clear who authorized City mailer or how much it cost
    LBPD/SWAT Apply Hours Of Patience -- And Ultimately Flash-Bang -- To Arrest 6th/Pine Robbery Suspect In Nearby North Pine Ave. Neighborhood
    Council Votes 8-0 To Ask Mgm't To Prepare "Feasibility" Report On Pearce/Price/Andrews/Uranga Proposal To Allow Homeless Parking Lots
  • Councilmembers Price and Supernaw Ask Mgr To Include Info On Possible Detrimental Impacts/Unintended Consequences
  • Pearce Indicates She Agendized Her Requested Feasibility Report On Homeless Parking Lots To Dovetail With Forthcoming Report On Possible Ban/Restrictions On Some RV Parking
    Councilmembers Pearce, Price, Andrews & Uranga Seek Report On Feasibility Of Designating Locations Where Homeless Persons Could Park and Live In Their Vehicles ("Safe Parking Program")
    Council Chamber At Near Capacity For Study Session on LB Homelessness; City Staffers Describe Current Programs, Residents Urge More Affordable Housing
    by Barry Saks
    Man Participating In Long Beach Marathon's Bike Tour Suffers Cardiac Arrest And Dies
    Less Than Two Miles From Long Beach Marathon Start/Finish, Man Is Shot At Midmorning Sunday, LB Blvd/PCH
    JetBlue Violations Of Late Night Flight Provisions Of City's Airport Ordinance Have Increased; It Pays Sizable Sums To Non-Profit LB Public Library Foundation Under Consent Decree With City Prosecutor's Office
    City Warns It Will Cite And Tow Vehicles Parked Along Marathon Course After 12:01 a.m. Sunday; Here's Info
    Follow-Up To Man Found Shot To Death In Port: LBPD Finds Murder Suspect In Wilmington, Who Allegedly Tries To Flee, Crashes Into A Detective's Car And Officer-Involved Shooting Occurs; Police Recover Loaded Gun & Ammo, Suspect In Critical Condition


    Three Long Beach Firefighters Suffer Electrocution-Type Injuries Battling Blaze In NLB Garages

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    Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake, Epicenter In Belmont Shore/Naples Area -- Not Far From Newport-Inglewood Fault -- Jolts SE LB and ELB
    Hear LBREPORT.com phoner with CalTech staff seismologist Dr. Jennifer Andrews

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  • LBPD Says This Man Is Now MURDER SUSPECT (Not Merely "Person of Interest") In 9th/Locust Slaying Of Mother & 4 Yr Old Daughter, Says Detectives' Review Of "Extensive Surveillance Video" Enabled Detectives To Track Him From Murder Scene; Nationwide Search For Him, $40,000 Reward Awaits


    See City Hall-Hired Consultant's "Feasibility Study" And Accompanying City Attorney Opinion Re Allowing Customs Facility/Int'l Flights At LB Airport
    As seen LIVE, Planning Comm'n votes unanimously to approve See Major New Shopping Center With Retail & Drive-Thru Restaurant Uses Proposed For ELB Within Douglas Park (4069 Lakewood Blvd., area Carson St.); Developer Proposed "LBX Center" Will Seek Planning Comm'n Approval Oct. 6
    UPDATE: Councilwoman Mungo arranged a briefing for Lakewood Village Neighborhood Ass'n, and its president has indicated that his group supports the project



    Perspective: As seen LIVE: Neighborhood Crimes/Nuisances Receive Relatively Little Attention (Police Chief/Fire Chief Not Heard), No Action Plan Offered By Mayor/Councilmembers To Change Status Quo, In Over Three Hour Discussion Of Homelessness
    As seen LIVE: Council Votes 7-0 (Mungo, Andrews Absent) To Give Largest City Employee Union 6% Raises Over Next Three Years; Gen'l Fund Taxpayer Cost = $3.8 Mil
    As seen LIVE: Council Votes 7-0 (Mungo, Andrews Absent) To Seek City Att'y Report Before Proceeding To Possible Ordinance On Possible Restrictions On RV/Oversize Vehicle Parking
    Subsequent development above
    Councilmembers Price & Supernaw Propose, Council Majority Will Decide Whether To Advance, Restrictions On RV Parking In Residential & Comm'l Corridors
    Subsequent development above
    Public Council Vote Tonight On 6% Raises Over Next Three Years For Largest City Employee Union; Gen'l Fund Cost = $3.8 Mil
    It's one of several city employee contracts now being negotiated; still to come: police and firefighters
    Man Is Fatally Stabbed, PCH/Pacific Ave.; LBPD Investigating As Gang Related
    Taxpayer Diana Lejins -- Represented by San Diego Law Firm Joined As Co-Counsel With Former LB Councilwoman Schipske -- Sues Long Beach City Hall, Alleges Violation of Prop 218 By Imposing Water/Sewer Pipeline Fees on LB Water Dept. Used To Feed City Hall's General Fund
    Councilwoman Price Newsletter Says This About Ocean Blvd. Lane-Erasing "Road Diet" / Diagonal Parking From 39th Pl-54th Pl.....Over A Week After Council Votes To Allocate Funds For "Road Diet" From Livingston Dr. To 72nd Place
    Woman Is Shot In Washington Middle School Neighborhood (1st Dist.); She's Fifth LB Shooting Victim -- Third Woman Shot -- Within Thirty Hours

    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.
    Three Shootings Within Five Hours Within A Quarter Square Mile: 1000 block E. 10th; 600 block Cerritos; 700 block 8th St.; LBPD Says Its Gang Unit Is Investigating And Shootings Appear Unrelated

    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.
    Now Publicly Disclosed: Council Offered Largest City Employee Union 6% Raises Over Next Three Years; Gen'l Fund Cost = $3.8 Mil; Deal Comes To Council For Publicly-Voted Approval On Oct. 4
    It's one of several city employee contracts now being negotiated; still to come: police and firefighters
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