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New Officers Elected to The Rose Park Neighborhood Board


The Rose Park Neighborhood Board elects 2014-2015 officers. The Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA) representing over 22,000 residents and property owners and home to two historic districts of Rose Park and Rose Park South held its annual officer elections.

Police Remind Drivers to Be Cautious As Students Return to School


The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind everyone that with school beginning on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, and with the volume of pedestrian traffic around schools increasing dramatically, all commuters are encouraged to practice the following safety tips in an effort to prevent avoidable accidents: All drivers are reminded to: Yield the right of way to pedestrians in marked or unmarked crosswalks Not overtake and pass a vehicle stopped ahead of you when it has stopped for a pedestrian Yield the right of way to pedestrians on sidewalks Obey posted speed limits Never drive while distracted (examples: using a cell phone, reading, applying make-up, etc.) Stop and remain stopped for school buses with “flashing red lights;” opposing traffic must also stop unless a painted or raised divider separates the roadway Watch and obey Crossing Guards … they are there to protect children!

Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect Near San Gabriel Riverbed

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On August 29, 2014, at approximately 10:35 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the San Gabriel Riverbed near Pacific Coast Highway to investigate a report of a sexual assault that occurred to a 40-year-old female from Seal Beach, which resulted in the arrest of a male adult.

After the Storm, Cargo Operation Resume and Repair Work Begins at Port

The Port’s maintenance and engineering teams worked to clear rocks and debris washed onto roadways and terminals.

The Port’s maintenance and engineering teams worked to clear rocks and debris washed onto roadways and terminals. The Port of Long Beach resumed full cargo-handling operations Thursday, Aug. 28, after a lessening of storm surges from Hurricane Marie that had battered south-facing piers and interrupted the loading and unloading of four vessels a day earlier.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Receives $553,000 Grant For MacArthur Park Renovation


Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) has been awarded a $553,000 grant to renovate MacArthur Park, 1321 E Anaheim St. The funding comes from the California Department of Housing and Community Development Housing-Related Parks (HRP) grant program, which creates incentives and rewards local governments for building affordable housing to fund much-needed parks in their communities.  

LB’s Technology Services Director to Retire; Search Begins for Replacement


Curtis Tani, Director of the City of Long Beach Department of Technology Services, has announced his plans to retire, effective September 12, 2014. “Curtis has served our city admirably by modernizing and expanding our use of technology, improving customer service, enhancing employee productivity and reducing costs,” City Manager Patrick H.

Board of Supervisors Issues $10,000 Reward in Homicide Case

Victim Olataga Filemoni

Victim Olataga Filemoni 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 murder of 25-year-old Olataga Filemoni of Long Beach.

LBT Schedule Changes Start Sunday; Water Taxi Season Extended


Starting Sunday, August 24, Long Beach Transit service changes will commence. Changes to the transit service include an extension of the popular water taxi system with daily service set to continue through Labor Day. Full service changes are as follows: 

Port of Long Beach Contributes $20,000 to Support Rescue of Local Birds


The Port of Long Beach announced Tuesday that it is expanding its partnership with International Bird Rescue, a global expert in oiled wildlife emergencies and aquatic bird care, a partnership that was unofficially established during an animal cruelty case that made Southern California headlines earlier this year.

Layoff Aversion Survey Will Assess Economic Health of Local Businesses

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Image by Himefrias. The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) based at Long Beach City College are partnering to gain a better picture of the economic climate in Downtown Long Beach businesses and beyond.

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