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Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect, Seek Additional Victims

Miguel Avila arrested in connection with two sexual assaults.

Miguel Avila arrested in connection with two sexual assaults. On November 9, 2014, around 2:00 a.m., a female victim reported that as she was walking with a friend near 4th Street and Orange Avenue, a male subject ran up behind her and slapped her buttocks.

Bryant L. Francis Selected Director of Long Beach Airport

Bryant L. Francis Appointed Director of Long Beach Airport

Bryant L. Francis Appointed Director of Long Beach Airport City Manager Pat West today named Bryant L. Francis, C.M., an aviation expert with over 18 years of industry experience, as Director of Long Beach Airport (LGB). Mr.

Robert G. Luna to be Sworn In as Chief of Police Saturday

Deputy Chief Robert Luna to be sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach

Deputy Chief Robert Luna to be sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach On Saturday November 22, 2014, Robert G. Luna will be sworn in as the 26th Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach.  Members of the public are invited to attend the free ceremony, which will begin at 12:00 pm in the Long Beach Arena Lobby.

Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Detail Set For Sunday

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Long Beach Police Department will conduct a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Sunday, November 23, 2014, in an effort to reduce injuries and deaths. Additional officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and areas where motorcycle crashes occurred.

Retail Theft Operation Nets 72 Arrests

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The Long Beach Police Department, in cooperation with our retail partners, conducted a three-day retail theft operation prior to “Black Friday” and the start of the holiday shopping season, to send a strong message to would-be criminals that retail theft will not be tolerated.

Shakespeare Theatre Plans a Duo of Holiday Classics

Originally a 1938 radio play by Norman Corwin, LBSC’s The Plot to Overthrow Christmas is a fully-costumed, staged version of that play, with colorful characters.

Originally a 1938 radio play by Norman Corwin, LBSC’s The Plot to Overthrow Christmas is a fully-costumed, staged version of that play, with colorful characters. For the third year in a row, LBSC will present Orson Welles’ classic 1939 radio adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

Inaugural Diabetes Festival Raised Awareness in Long Beach

Attendees at the Diabetes Family Festival learned facts about diabetes and see the many faces of diabetes in the community.

Attendees at the Diabetes Family Festival learned facts about diabetes and see the many faces of diabetes in the community. Nationwide there are 29.1 million people who are living with diabetes. In that group, there are 8.1 million people who are currently undiagnosed.

Better Balance for LB Needs Donations to Fund Annual Christmas Store

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The “One Day Christmas Store – Shopping with Dignity” by Better Balance for Long Beach (BBLB) is gearing up for its 8th year of helping families who need help with their Christmas presents. The event provides a dignified, free shopping experience each year for hundreds of families who would not, otherwise, have gifts for Christmas.

Santa’s Breakfast Fundraiser at Parkers’ Lighthouse to Benefit Child Life Program at Miller Children’s Hospital

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Abandoning his sleigh for a trip to Parkers’ Lighthouse via a Spirit Cruises Yacht, Old St. Nicholas is due to arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6th for an annual benefit that has become a favorite tradition at Parkers’ Lighthouse over the more than 20 years that the restaurant has been hosting Santa’s Breakfast.

LBCCD Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley Appointed to University of California Board of Regents

Eloy Oakley Superintendent - President Long Beach Community College District

Eloy Ortiz Oakley Superintendent – President Long Beach Community College District Governor Jerry Brown announced Monday that he is appointing Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley to the University of California (UC) Board of Regents.

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