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Self-Checkout Service Now Available at All Long Beach Public Library Locations

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Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach The Long Beach Public Library now provides self-service checkout at all 12 locations. This easy, efficient service gives patrons the opportunity to bypass lines and check out materials themselves.

Detectives Seek Suspect(s) In Murder of West Covina Man

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On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of 11th Street and Walnut Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult. The preliminary investigation determined that the victim, identified as 26-year-old Guillermo Iturralde of West Covina, was walking down the street when someone in a nearby vehicle fired at him, and then fled the scene.

Human Sex Trafficking Task Force Reports Successes, Reaches Out To Public For Assistance

Police seek help identifying these human trafficking suspects.

Police seek help identifying these human sex trafficking suspects. Human sex trafficking is the second largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs) and reportedly generates profits of nearly $32 billion dollars each year.

Long Beach Transit Seeking to Add 10 Battery-Electric Buses

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On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Long Beach Transit released a Request For Proposal (RFP) seeking up to 10 battery-electric buses from a qualified Transit Vehicle Manufacturer (TVM). With the addition of battery-electric buses, over 80 percent of Long Beach Transit’s active revenue fleet will be either hybrid, compressed natural gas or zero-emission battery-electric buses.

Report Shows Seven Consecutive Years of Air Pollution Decline at Port of Long Beach

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Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Diesel air pollution from ships, trucks, trains and other big machines at the Port of Long Beach has declined by 82 percent since 2005, a comprehensive air quality analysis has found.

New Law to Allow City Clerks to Perform Civil Marriage Ceremonies

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On Friday, September 19, 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1525 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal into State law. This bill was sponsored by the City of Long Beach and allows City Clerks to perform marriages, thus enhancing civic engagement in the process.

32nd Annual Prayer Breakfast Brought Long Beach Leaders Together to Celebrate Community and to Pray

Keynote speaker Phil Cooke with former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neill

Keynote speaker Phil Cooke with former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill Business, nonprofit, educational, church, government and community leaders gathered at the Renaissance Thursday to celebrate community and to pray for those serving and working in Long Beach.

Man Dies After Accident with Blue Line Train

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Saturday, the Long Beach Police Department was notified a person involved in a collision with a Los Angeles Metro Blue Line train last Friday has died. Robert Lee Mills, an 89-year-old resident of Signal Hill, had sufferd major injuries from the collision and was pronounced deceased early this morning.

Equality California Honors Mayor Garcia With Vanguard Leadership Award

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Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia will receive the Vanguard Leadership Award from Equality California this Saturday, September 20, at the Los Angeles Equality Awards. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, honors leaders in the movement to ensure full and lasting equality for all LGBT people.

Renovations Underway For City’s First Mini-Park

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The City’s first mini-park, Miracle on 4th Street Park, located at 1518 E. 4th St, is getting a much-needed renovation. “These improvements at Miracle on 4th Street Park will benefit children, families and the entire community,” Mayor Robert Garcia said.

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