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LBPD seeking public’s help locating man suspected of hate crime

July 25th, 2014 · News

Composite sketch provided by the Long Beach Police Department showing a suspect believed responsible for the July 2 attack on a woman wearing a black hijab in the 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue

Composite sketch provided by the Long Beach Police Department showing a suspect believed responsible for the July 2 attack on a woman wearing a black hijab in the 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect believed to have attacked a woman in the 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue on Wednesday, July 2 around 4:30pm.
According to police, the victim, a 32-year-old Long Beach resident, was wearing a black hijab, a cover worn by Muslim women over their head to conceal their hair and neck. She was parked in a shopping center parking lot adjacent to the alley that runs north and south and just west of the shopping center, and loading items into her car. It was then that she was approached from behind by a male suspect on foot, who took hold of her hijab. [Read more →]

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SH Council to appoint interim city clerk, treasurer

July 25th, 2014 · News

Sean Belk
Staff Writer

The Signal Hill City Council is scheduled to conduct interviews and appoint a new interim city clerk and city treasurer at its next meeting on Tuesday, July 29.
The new appointments, which both carry terms through March 3, 2015, come after former city clerk Kathleen Pacheco and former city treasurer Emerson Fersch resigned from their positions last month.
Both longtime elected city officials cited the fact that they are moving to other cities as the reason for their departures. Pacheco, who was elected nearly 20 years ago, stated that she is moving to Hemet, while Fersch, who held the position for more than 11 years, stated he is moving to Rossmoor in Orange County. [Read more →]

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Recent scam involves threat of utility service termination

July 25th, 2014 · Uncategorized

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.
Utilities always contact customers in writing about payments or service changes, according to the City. In this scam, a person who claims to work for a utility calls people and warns them that their account is seriously past due, and either power, gas or water service will be terminated unless the person immediately goes to a payment station to make a payment following specific instructions. [Read more →]

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The Campaign Trail

July 25th, 2014 · The Campaign Trail

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell announced this week that he has received the endorsement of the Peace Officers Research Organization of California to become the next Los Angeles County sheriff.

Former 7th District Long Beach Councilmember Tonia Reyes-Uranga this week announced her run for the seat on the Water Replenishment District, Division 3, which was vacated by the passing of Lillian Kawasaki in 2013. The District has not had an election for the seat since Kawasaki’s passing, and the vacancy is currently filled by an appointment until the Nov. 4 election.

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Around Town

July 25th, 2014 · Around Town

ONE MAN’S TRASH
What Rummage sale
Who Proceeds benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center
Where Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. Third St.
When Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 from 8am to 4pm
More Info Donations of clean and usable clothing, toys and household items will be accepted. Individuals wanting to purchase their own sale space for $20 can pre-register by calling (562) 437-0958.
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