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Solar Summer Tour Makes a Stop at Long Beach Jazz Festival


Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) recently kicked off its “Solar Summer Tour” and is in the process of shining the light on its first-ever, fully functional solar water-heated mobile unit. The unit is visiting 22 locations throughout Southern California this summer.

DLBA Hires Outreach Specialist to Connect Homeless With Local Services

Citywide Count of Homeless

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is continuing to address the Downtown homeless issue by implementing an Outreach Specialist to its Safety Guide contract, announced Kraig Kojian, DLBA President and CEO. Jose Martinez, an employee of Block-By-Block, the contract provider for the Safety Guide program, began serving as the Outreach Specialist on July 16, with his primary role designated to establish relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness.

Historic Arbor Revitalized at St. Anthony High School


On July 2, representatives from St. Anthony High School’s Class of 1964 formally presented a check to high school President Gina Maguire to underwrite the renovation of the school’s historic Arbor in the Courtyard. The red bougainvillea-shrouded Arbor bordering the school on 7th Street and Olive Avenue in Long Beach was built over 60 years ago to provide seating and shade for students.

City Manager Appoints Jyl Marden Interim Assistant City Manager

Jyl Marden

Jyl Marden, Interim Assistant City Manager. City Manager Patrick H. West announced today the appointment of Jyl Marden as Interim Assistant City Manager, effective August 2, 2014. “Jyl has been an integral part of the City’s Executive Management team for the last 14 years,” says City Manager West.

Charges Filed in Home Invasion Case; Additional Suspect Arrested

49-year-old Ruby Adams arrested in connection with robbery.

49-year-old Ruby Adams arrested in connection with robbery. On Friday, July 25, 2014, Long Beach Police Homicide detectives presented its case involving a residential robbery that occurred in the area of Terry Lynn Place and Country Club Drive on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.

Police Seek Suspect Involved in Hate Crime Robbery


On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at approx. 4:30 p.m., a female was attacked in the parking lot of a local shopping center located in the 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue, and investigators are hoping that someone may be able to identify the suspect from a composite sketch.

Woman Shot During Home Invasion; Male Partner Arrested

Robbery Suspects Andrea Miller and Gus Adams

Robbery Suspects Andrea Miller and Gus Adams On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 8:55 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the area of Terry Lynn Place and Country Club Drive regarding a shots fired call, where a woman was found deceased.

Long Beach Memorial Awarded for Saving Lives Through Organ Donations


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognized Long Beach Memorial with its Gold Medal of Honor—one of just two hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties and only eight in California honored for remarkable efforts in saving lives through organ donations.

Street Racing May Have Led to Traffic Fatality

Crime Scene Tape

On Monday, July 21, 2014, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Ocean Boulevard and Orizaba Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult, and serious injury to a second.

Police Search For Suspect and Vehicle Involved in Murder


On Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 2100 block of Earl Avenue regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, they located the victim, identified as 25-year-old Alexander Johnson III of Long Beach, who had been struck in the upper body by gunfire.

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