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Long Beach Memorial Awarded Gold Medal of Honor by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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.

City Advises Residents to Beware of Utility Service Scam


The City of Long Beach is warning residents and businesses not to fall victim to a scam involving a telephoned threat of utility service termination unless a payment is made immediately.

Police Seek to Identify Robbery Suspect (VIDEO)


The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who committed a robbery to a local business. On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at approximately 6:30 P.M., the suspect entered a local business in the 100 block of Linden Avenue.

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Long Beach Memorial Among Nations Best


For the 20th time since U.S. News and World Report started publishing a rigorous assessment of more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals, Long Beach Memorial has earned a place nationally among “Best Hospitals.” Long Beach Memorial is listed as one of the nation’s best in the Diabetes and Endocrinology Category and “high performing” in 10 additional clinical categories.

Water Department Increases Grass Removal Rebates


Last Thursday, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners voted to increase the amount of funding that Long Beach residents and businesses are eligible to receive for replacing their grass lawns with drought-tolerant landscapes through the Long Beach Water Department’s Lawn to Garden (L2G) Program.

17 Members of LBCC Football Team Move on to Four-Year Colleges

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Long Beach City College football head coach Brett Peabody has announced that 17 former Vikings will be transferring to four-year institutions to continue their academic and athletic careers this fall. “We are incredibly proud of these young men,” said Peabody.

Health Department Receives National Award


The Long Beach Health Department has received a national award for using social media to engage its community partners and staff, and has been selected to present its social media strategies during a national public health convention later this year.

Suspect Involved in Multiple Commercial Robberies Arrested and Charged

Long Beach Crime

On July 9, 2014, multiple felony charges were filed against a Torrance resident for his involvement in multiple commercial robberies in the Cities of Long Beach and Torrance this year. On January 24, 2014, a male suspect armed with a handgun entered an electronics store located in the 1400 block of W.

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