A game of colors

Townhall meeting rallies Democratic support for candidates running in Republican-held congressional districts

The Republican party currently holds a majority of control over the United States House and Senate. In an effort to put the Democratic party in charge of Congress, Alan Lowenthal, California’s 47th District congressmember, hosted a townhall meeting on Friday, Nov. 10, in Long Beach to muster support for Orange County Democratic candidates who aim…

City of Long Beach reaches settlement with resident concerning transfer of pipeline permit fees

City will repay $12 million to Water and Sewer Funds over the next four years

The City of Long Beach has reached a settlement with a resident who filed a lawsuit in September 2016 challenging the City’s transfers of pipeline permit fees from the Water Fund and Sewer Fund to the City’s General Fund since 2003. Diana Lejins, a 5th-district resident and freelance photographer, filed the suit alleging that the…

Port of LB touts latest vessel as one of best in the world

Fireboat Vigilance’s dedication ceremony featured tours, display of water cannons

Liquid erupted out of each of the fireboat Vigilance’s water cannons on Monday, Nov. 13, as it rotated smoothly in the ocean in display of its power and flexibility during the vessel’s official dedication event at the Port of Long Beach’s joint command and control center. Fireboat 15 Vigilance now joins its counterpart and twin…

LBPD identifies three suspects in Oct. 7 murder

Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) homicide detectives have identified three suspects in the Oct. 7 murder of 47-year-old Deon Robinson of Carson. The suspects were arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office the next day. Charges were filed against: Brandon Vincent Davis, for one count…

And in this corner… | Nov. 17

Nov. 25 is an important day in Bixby Knolls. It’s Small Business Saturday. You may already know about Black Friday or Cyber Monday, which are designed to stimulate shopping for the larger big-box retailers. But Small Business Saturday is a critical component for your neighborhood. American Express sponsored Small Business Saturday in 2010 to give…

Fight Medicare fraud– guard your card

If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent healthcare fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card. Identity theft arising from stolen Medicare numbers is becoming more common. Medicare is in the process of removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and replacing them with a new,…

Around Town | Nov. 17

THE PLAY’S THE THING What Play Who Hosted by Renaissance High School for the Arts When Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov 18 at 2pm Where Beverly O’Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. More Info Students will present the musical Beauty and the Beast. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and children.…

Signal Hill City Council approves pay raises

The council approves salary increases for several municipal positions, including management and part-time employees

At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Signal Hill Employees’ Association (SHEA), along with salary increases for city management and part-time employees. It also approved ordinances amending the fire code and prohibiting all commercial marijuana activity in the city. Finally, it authorized consolidating the…