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Airport Considers Changes That Could Expand Uber/Lyft Services; Public Meeting Feb 1

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Long Beach Airport (LGB) is inviting Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), ground transportation service providers and the public to participate in a meeting on February 1 to discuss proposed changes to the Airport’s ground transportation program and fee structure.

Long Beach Yellow Cab Selected The 2017 Community Corporation Honoree Peacemaker Award


Long Beach Yellow Cab has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Community Corporation Honoree Peace Maker Award for their exemplary community service. This award is part of the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration run by Councilmember Dee Andrews’ office.

LBPD Announces Appointment of Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp to Commander

Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp appointed to Commander by Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna.

Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp appointed to Commander by Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna has selected Lieutenant Jeffrey Berkenkamp, a 19-year-veteran, for the position of Commander.

Woman Shot by Officers After Threatening Citizens, Police with Knife


On January 15, 2017 at approximately 11:14 a.m. officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to a restaurant in the area of 7th Street and Bellflower Boulevard regarding a female adult who was threatening citizens by swinging a knife at them.

Nonprofit Hosts Free After-School Mentoring Program for Girls at Michelle Obama Library


Global Girls Leading Our World (Global G.L.O.W.), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young girls through mentoring and transformational literacy and art, will begin an after school program for girls, grades 5 through 12 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, located at 5870 Atlantic Ave.

State of the City: Mayor Garcia Says Long Beach is in a Citywide Renaissance

Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Garcia delivered his third State of the City address at the Terrace Theater in front of a crowd of 2,000 people. The Mayor began his speech in front of a huge American Flag, after a stirring rendition of God Bless America, and spoke at length about our values as a city and nation, saying, “I believe what makes our country great is not fear, divisiveness, or anger—but kindness, respect, and love of country and constitution.”

Long Beach Transit Elects Board Officers


  In December 2016, at its annual election board meeting, the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors re-elected Maricela Renteria de Rivera as LBT’s board chair and Sumire Gant as vice-chair. Colleen Bentley was elected as secretary-treasurer.

Animal Care Services Bureau Achieves Another Record Year


The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) achieved another record year in 2016 with saving animals. The following year-end statistics show increasing progress being made at the animal shelter and are the best numbers ever reported: Over 1100 fewer cats and dogs were impounded at the shelter in 2016, a 15% reduction compared to 2015.

Port to Begin Public Hearings on Rail Facility

The Port of Long Beach is seen from Pier B. Photo courtesy of The Port of Long Beach.

The Port of Long Beach is seen from Pier B. Photo courtesy of The Port of Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach will begin public hearings next week on a draft environmental study for the proposed redevelopment of an existing rail yard into a new facility that could increase the use of “on-dock” trains, moving cargo faster while making operations more sustainable.

Anitra Dempsey Named Interim Deputy City Manager


Anitra Dempsey selected Interim Deputy City Manager City Manager Patrick H. West today announced the appointment of Anitra Dempsey as Interim Deputy City Manager, effective January 7, 2017.

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