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Survey Shows Reduction of Homeless Population on Long Beach Streets

Access to Shelter

Fewer homeless people – especially chronically homeless adults and children in families – are on the street, with more people having access to housing and homeless services in Long Beach. “I am very proud of our citywide efforts to get homeless people the services and support they need,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

Explosion and Fire Lead to Discovery of Drug Lab; Suspect Arrested


On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Belmont Avenue to assist the Long Beach Fire Department and Arson investigators after a drug lab was discovered.

7.9 Percent Unemployment Rate Marks Seven-year Low For Long Beach


The unemployment rate in Long Beach continues to decline and has reached a seven-year low, dropping to 7.9 percent as of March 2015. The unemployment rate is now at the same level that it was in June 2008, at the onset of the global financial crisis.

27 Businesses Targeted For “ABC IMPACT Inspection,” None Cited


The Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), conducted an “ABC IMPACT Inspection” operation throughout the City of Long Beach on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

St. Anthony Senior Accepted Into Seven Ivy League Schools

Nicholas Negrete has been accepted Into seven Ivy League Schools, and Stanford University.

Nicholas Negrete has been accepted Into seven Ivy League Schools, and Stanford University. St. Anthony High School senior Nicholas Negrete has been accepted into seven out of eight Ivy League schools plus Stanford University.

Installation of Smart Parking Meters Begin in Long Beach


Parking meters got smarter Monday in Long Beach, with the start of installation of more than 1,600 smart meters. The City Council in December 2014 approved the replacement with new, smart meters that accept credit/debit cards in addition to coins.

Board of Supervisors Issue $10,000 Reward in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case

Hit-and-run victim Jose Guevarra.

Hit-and-run victim Jose Guevarra. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Don Knabe, has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for death of 55-year-old Jose Guevarra of Long Beach.

Parole Task Force Results in 17 Felony Arrests

Crime Jail

  The Long Beach Police Department’s Directed Enforcement Teams partnered with California State Parole and the Department of Homeland Security to impact violent crime in Long Beach. The teams conducted compliance checks on individuals on active parole with focus on the most violent offenders and documented gang members.

Mayor Moves to Review and Update City Welcome Signage and Landscaping

Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook In an effort to project a positive image of Long Beach, Mayor Robert Garcia has introduced legislation that will direct the City Manager to conduct a study of the signage and landscaping at all major entrances to the City, including the 7th street entrance from the 605/405 freeway, Downtown freeway entrances, Lakewood Avenue near the airport, and the eastern and western ends of Pacific Coast Highway, among other locations throughout the city.

Two Suspects Connected to Numerous Commercial Burglaries Arrested

Long Beach Crime

The Long Beach Police Department has arrested two individuals over the last two weeks that are responsible for numerous commercial burglaries, several which occurred along the East Anaheim Street corridor.

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