Long Beach News and Events

 

Police Investigate Possible Gang Related Homicide

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On Sunday, December 14, 2014, at approximately 12:45 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway in regards to a drive-by shooting, which resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, they discovered a male adult subject who had been struck in the torso by gunfire.

Harbor Commissioners Name Matt Plezia Director of Master Planning

Matt Plezia selected new Director of Master Planning. Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

Matt Plezia selected new Director of Master Planning. Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently named 17-year Harbor Department employee Matt Plezia as the new Director of Master Planning.

Local Heart Surgery Team Travels to Haiti; Performs 13 Surgeries in 9 Days

Dr. Setty performs cardiac surgery on a young patient at Clinique Lambert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

One of the youngest patients at Clinique Lambert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti has recovered from her surgery performed by the Miller Children’s pediatric heart surgery team and other nurses and physicians from across the United States and France and awaits to be sent home.

Long Beach Police Commander Richard Rocchi Appointed Deputy Chief

Newly Appointed Deputy Chief Richard Rocchi.

Newly Appointed Deputy Chief Richard Rocchi. Long Beach City Manager Pat West and Police Chief Robert Luna Friday announced the appointment of Commander Richard Rocchi, a 27-year veteran of the Police Department, as Deputy Chief, effective December 13, 2014.

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride to Host Candlelight Vigil in Show of Support to Former Co-President

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Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Inc. (LBLGP, Inc.) will host a candlelight vigil in honor of Kim Maddox at 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 17. The vigil will take place at the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Office, located at 1017 Obispo Ave., Long Beach, CA. 

Los Altos United Methodist Church to Offer four Christmas Eve Services

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On December 24 the church will celebrate the Christmas story in a variety of services throughout the day. Children will become shepherds and angels, candles will give light to “Silent Night,” handbell choirs and the Sanctuary choir will announce Christ’s birth.

DUI Enforcement Team Targets Impaired Drivers Saturday

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Officers from the Long Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers as part of the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, December 13, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 p.m.

Tips to Protect Yourself From Fraud During The Holiday Season

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The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind consumers to take precautions and not become a fraud statistic this holiday season. During this time of the year, credit and debit cards are certain to be one of the most commonly used forms of payment.

Santa’s Workshop Comes to Miller’s Children’s Hospital for the Day

A patient decorates a hand-made Christmas ornament with the help of a volunteer from the Signal Hill Police Department at the annual Santa’s Workshop event at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

A patient decorates a hand-made Christmas ornament with the help of a volunteer from the Signal Hill Police Department at the annual Santa’s Workshop event at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

Free Christmas Concert Features a 26-Piece Ensemble

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Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) invite the public to a free, 90-minute “Joy to the World” Christmas concert at 5 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 14 at Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo @ Granada Ave.

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