Long Beach News and Events
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) achieved another record year in 2016 with saving animals. The following year-end statistics show increasing progress being made at the animal shelter and are the best numbers ever reported: Over 1100 fewer cats and dogs were impounded at the shelter in 2016, a 15% reduction compared to 2015.
The Port of Long Beach is seen from Pier B. Photo courtesy of The Port of Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach will begin public hearings next week on a draft environmental study for the proposed redevelopment of an existing rail yard into a new facility that could increase the use of “on-dock” trains, moving cargo faster while making operations more sustainable.
Anitra Dempsey selected Interim Deputy City Manager City Manager Patrick H. West today announced the appointment of Anitra Dempsey as Interim Deputy City Manager, effective January 7, 2017.
On January 1, at approximately 7:22 PM, Long Beach Fire units responded to reports of a structure fire on the 5500 block of Dairy Avenue. Arriving units observed heavy smoke and fire coming from an apartment on the first floor of a two story garden style apartment complex with six units.
Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews is calling for 100 volunteers for the 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Unity Parade Celebration. Volunteers are invited to register by calling (562) 570-6816.
On January 2, 2017 around 5:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 Block of East Artesia Boulevard regarding a shooting that had just occurred.
Liset Meruelo presents a check for $20,000 to expand the Music Therapy Program at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, hundreds of teddy bears and plush toys made their way into the arms of pediatric patients at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell On Tuesday, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) was renamed as Chair of the Assembly Education Committee by Speaker Anthony Rendon. The committee is instrumental in shaping state policy impacting schools, students and teachers in California.
The overnight winter shelter for homeless individuals recently opened in North Long Beach, and will be open until March 1. Four other local shelters operate year-round for individuals and families. Throughout the year, staff from the Health and Human Services Department’s Homeless Services Division and its community partners canvass Long Beach daily, engaging people who are homeless and offering emergency shelter, transportation, access to service providers and opportunities for housing.
Last night, Councilmember Jeannine Pearce put forward a proposal to streamline the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process, making it more accessible for neighborhoods and affordable for businesses. The agenda item, which was co-sponsored by Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Councilman Al Austin, and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo, was passed unanimously by the Long Beach City Council.