Long Beach State Law

New Law Closes a Loop Hole on Drivers with Parking Citations

Parking Meter By closing the familial transfer loophole, AB 443 promotes fairness and has the potential to generate additional revenue for the State and the affected cities. Governor Brown has signed into law, AB 443 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, and sponsored by the City of Long Beach.

Townhall Meeting Today Will Focus on Medical Marijuana Patient Rights

townhall meeting Patients First, an association of medical marijuana patient advocates, will host a townhall forum today, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the main chapel of First Congregational Church in Long Beach. The forum will focus on patients’ rights, the significant therapeutic and palliative benefits of medicinal cannabis, and how responsible, nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries operating in accordance with California state law can have a positive impact in the neighborhoods, which they serve.

Illegal Tobacco Sales To Minors Drastically Reduced in Long Beach

Illegal Tobacco Sales To Minors Drastically Reduced in Long Beach Illegal tobacco sales to minors in Long Beach have decreased by 79% since 2004, according to the new data from the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department). In 2004, the illegal sales rate to minors in Long Beach was 36.1 percent, compared to the statewide rate of 14 percent.

Health Department Offering Free Tdap Vaccination to Students Grades 7-12

vaccine200x190 The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will offer free Tdap vaccine to students in grades 7 – 12 at four public clinics scheduled before the school year begins. The clinics are open to students in both public and private schools.

Lowenthal’s Homeless Hate Crimes Bill Passes State Senate

Citywide Count of Homeless California has among the highest rates of violence against the homeless. If passed, this Bill would enable enhanced penalties for such attacks. The state Senate on Thursday approved a bill to give homeless people a way to take action against their assailants should they fall victim to the growing trend of anti-homeless violence.

Long Beach Marijuana Collectives Can Be Criminally Prosecuted Rules Judge

marijuana collectives in Long Beach A court ruled on Wednesday, that marijuana collectives in Long Beach that don't adhere to city ordinances can be criminally prosecuted. A Superior Court Judge ruled on Wednesday that marijuana dispensary operators in Long Beach can be criminally prosecuted, announced Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert.

Protecting Children Requires Solutions, Not Finger Pointing

protecting children's well being Commentary by Supervisor Don Knabe As a father and grandfather, learning of the death of any child in our foster care system is heart-wrenching and unacceptable. Over the last few weeks, the media has reported on an increase in fatalities in our County system through a misguided focus on some recently released data.

As Pertussis Spreads, New State Law Mandates Booster Vaccination

booster-shot State Law Mandates Booster Vaccination Pertussis cases (also known as “Whooping Cough“) has been seen in epidemic numbers in California this year, resulting in the highest number of pertussis cases the state has seen since 1955, including a confirmed case in local schools.

Turkey Trot burns calories on the beach Thanksgiving morning

turkey-trot This Thursday, November 26, before you fill up on Thanksgiving eats run off the extra calories at Justin Rudd’s 7th annual Long Beach Turkey Trot with more than 5,000 other runners and walkers. The Thanksgiving Day 5K/10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk leaves from the Belmont Pool in Belmont Shore, just two blocks east of the Belmont Pier.

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