LBT seeking public input on its services

Long Beach Transit has launched its systemwide transit analysis and reassessment (STAR) initiative, a comprehensive operations analysis that includes an extensive outreach program. The public is encouraged to participate in upcoming public meetings and an online survey. As part of the STAR Initiative, LBT is taking an in-depth look into its current transit operations, such…

Relinquished LGB flight slots offered to Southwest Airlines

Long Beach Airport (LGB) has announced that it has offered Southwest Airlines two air-carrier flight slots, which will be available for their use beginning Aug. 1, 2017. Last month, American Airlines advised the airport that it was reducing service at LGB and elected to return two of their five permanent air-carrier flight slots effective Feb.…

Public invited to opening of youth sports court

The public is invited to attend the grand-opening ceremony for the new Marina Vista Sports Court, 5355 Eliot St., on Saturday, March 18 at 10am. The sports court was the result of a suggestion made by local youth during the 3rd District youth participatory budget process. Ten students helped to gather public input, and the…

DMV releases proposed rules for driverless autonomous vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has released proposed regulations to establish a path for testing and future deployment of fully autonomous vehicles without drivers. “California has more manufacturers testing autonomous vehicles than any other state, and today’s rules continue our leadership with this emerging technology,” said California Transportation Agency Secretary Brian P. Kelly.…

SHPD seeking information regarding assault, robbery

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) is seeking the public’s help in providing information about a recent assault and robbery. On Sunday, March 12, at approximately 7:20am, a man driving northbound on Orange Avenue from Willow Street saw two men standing next to cardboard boxes on northbound Orange Avenue, directly in front of him. The…

Eye on Crime | March 17

Crimes reported by the LBPD Council districts 6, 7 & 8 (no arrest information supplied) Thursday, March 9 4am Battery W. PCH/Pacific Ave. 7am Grand theft- motor vehicle Cedar Ave./W. Wardlow Rd. 9am Assault- not firearm 1900 block Chestnut Ave. 3pm Child cruelty 2801 Atlantic Ave. 4pm Auto burglary 300 block Dayman St. 6pm Residential…

Around Town | March 17

NOW HEAR THIS What Free demo of hearing-assistance technology Who Hosted by Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America When Friday, March 17 from 10am to noon Where Weingart Center Craft Room, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood More Info The event will include information about hearing aids and free captioned phones for…