Tentative Agreement Reached With Police Officers Association

Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the Police Officers Association (POA) to bring pay in line with other agencies competing for quality police officers.

Police Investigate Murder of Teen

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, at approximately 8:56 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to shots heard in the area of the 900 block of Maine Avenue.

City Prosecutor’s Office Names Annual IMPACT Award Winners

The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office announces the winners of the Sixth Annual IMPACT Awards, and also announces that one IMPACT Award will be named in honor of Police Detective Kim Maddox, who passed away in September 2016 after fighting cancer.

Collaboration with The Guidance Center and Miller Hospital Benefits Patients and Staff

The pediatric psychology post-doctoral fellowship between The Guidance Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach may have only just completed its first year, but care team members and families at Miller Children’s are already benefiting from the collaboration.

7th Season of Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller Begins January 30

Karen Hannigan Monday, January 30th Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller begins its 7th Season of presenting locals sharing a surprising personal anecdote. In the past, stories have covered hilarious miscommunications, words delivered on a death bed, memorable bad dates, and of course ocean tales of adventure.

Long Beach Receives $1 Million Grant to Provide Career Training for 250 At-Risk Youth

The City of Long Beach has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to provide career training for 250 youth at risk of dropping out of high school, becoming involved in the criminal justice system, or already hampered by juvenile records.

Beaches Closed Due to Multiple Sewage Spills

Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, Monday ordered all coastal swimming areas in Long Beach closed for water contact, due to multiple sewage spills from the Los Angeles County sewer system in the region. At least seven sewage spills were reported Sunday evening and Monday, with six of those outside Long Beach.

Armed Attempt Murder Suspect Killed After Standoff With SWAT Officers

Suspects handgun recovered at scene. On Saturday, January 21, 2017, at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Via Wanda regarding a shots heard call.

LB COAST Uses Technology to Manage City Operations More Efficiently

The City of Long Beach today announced a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that integrates several functions, including Human Resources and Financial Management, into a single program that provides day-to-day management systems.

Long Beach Receives Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

The City of Long Beach has received a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for “Sustainable Practices, Communities or Facilities” for the Downtown Plan, including successes with the new Civic Center, Mobility Element and LED streetlight conversation.

Sewage Spill Causes Closure of Alamitos Bay, Colorado Lagoon

  A sewage spill Friday afternoon near Colorado Lagoon has resulted in a beach closure for all swimming areas in Alamitos Bay, including Marine Stadium, Mother’s Beach, Colorado Lagoon and Bayshore. The volume of the spill was estimated at approximately 27,000 gallons.

Burns Supper Kicks Off Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV

The Queen Mary welcomes back the celebration of true Scottish heritage with the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV February 18-19. The festival will kick off with the Burns Supper on February 17 followed by a full weekend of rich Scottish culture highlighted through authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine all in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.  

Airport Considers Changes That Could Expand Uber/Lyft Services; Public Meeting Feb 1

Long Beach Airport (LGB) is inviting Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), ground transportation service providers and the public to participate in a meeting on February 1 to discuss proposed changes to the Airport’s ground transportation program and fee structure.

Long Beach Job Corps Community Service Efforts Honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Students from the Long Beach Job Corps Center participated in two activities for a Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and as part of the national Job Corps student-led anti-violence initiative, Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace.

Flu Can Be Serious for Children with Asthma

By: Eli Nussbaum, M.D., medical director, Pediatric Pulmonary Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood disorders affecting an estimated 7.1 million children in the U.S.

Long Beach Yellow Cab Selected The 2017 Community Corporation Honoree Peacemaker Award

Long Beach Yellow Cab has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Community Corporation Honoree Peace Maker Award for their exemplary community service. This award is part of the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration run by Councilmember Dee Andrews’ office.

Hughes Middle School Environmental Sciences Class and Realtor Andrea Testa Host Free Shred & E-Waste Event

  Taken at Hughes Middle School during last year’s event, 1-23-16. Photo taken by Andrea Testa. Hughes Middle School Environmental Sciences Class and Andrea Testa, neighborhood Keller Williams Realtor, will host a FREE Community Event on Saturday, January 28th from 9am to 1pm at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807.

LBPD Announces Appointment of Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp to Commander

Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp appointed to Commander by Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna has selected Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp, a 19-year-veteran, for the position of Commander.

City of Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule

Long Beach City Hall will be closed today, Monday, January 16. Street Sweeping and enforcement of street sweeping violations will not occur today. Street sweeping will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, January 17.

Woman Shot by Officers After Threatening Citizens, Police with Knife

On January 15, 2017 at approximately 11:14 a.m. officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to a restaurant in the area of 7th Street and Bellflower Boulevard regarding a female adult who was threatening citizens by swinging a knife at them.

Join Long Beach Heritage On a Walking Tour of The East Village Saturday

  Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, January 14, 2017, for the East Village Walking tour. Future tours of the historic district will be given the second Saturday of each month. The East Village is home to several of the earliest “own-your-own” residential high-rises catering to elegant resort living built after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.

Nonprofit Hosts Free After-School Mentoring Program for Girls at Michelle Obama Library

Global Girls Leading Our World (Global G.L.O.W.), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young girls through mentoring and transformational literacy and art, will begin an after school program for girls, grades 5 through 12 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, located at 5870 Atlantic Ave.

State of the City: Mayor Garcia Says Long Beach is in a Citywide Renaissance

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Garcia delivered his third State of the City address at the Terrace Theater in front of a crowd of 2,000 people. The Mayor began his speech in front of a huge American Flag, after a stirring rendition of God Bless America, and spoke at length about our values as a city and nation, saying, “I believe what makes our country great is not fear, divisiveness, or anger—but kindness, respect, and love of country and constitution.”

Long Beach Transit Elects Board Officers

  In December 2016, at its annual election board meeting, the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors re-elected Maricela Renteria de Rivera as LBT’s board chair and Sumire Gant as vice-chair. Colleen Bentley was elected as secretary-treasurer.

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