LBPD seeking help in identifying shooting suspect

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying suspect(s) responsible for two shootings that resulted in the injuries of an elderly female and two male adults. The Office of LA County Supervisor Don Knabe is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s)…

Miller Hospital teaming with Kohl’s to keep kids safe

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach (MCHLB) has teamed up with Kohl’s department stores for an ongoing childhood safety initiative to help prevent accidents that result in many serious injuries and hospitalizations. The “Keeping Kids Safe with Kohl’s” program at MCHLB provides education to children and parents on passenger, bicycle and pedestrian safety. One-hundred percent of…

Public warned about possibly rabid bats

Acting Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anne Anglim is advising local residents to avoid contact with any bats they might come across. “Children are especially vulnerable as they may see a bat on the ground and think it is a toy,” said Anglim. This precaution is important as a bat recently found in a…

Students walking to raise money for abused kids

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and students of Millikan High School will help raise money on Saturday, April 3 to prevent and treat abused children. Student organizer, Melanie Triplett-Hines, a senior at Millikan who loves kids, said she wanted to make her senior quest project volunteer efforts really count for the community. After…

Nonprofit hosting breakfast, lunch to provide info on child-abuse prevention

Nonprofit organization For the Child, which provides child-abuse- and neglect-prevention and treatment services for children and their families, will have its 9th Annual Children’s Circle of Friends Breakfast and First Luncheon on Thursday, April 29. “Protecting Innocence 2010” is the theme for the breakfast, which will take place at the Long Beach Airport Marriott from…

LBPD to conduct DUI checkpoint

The Long Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, March 20 from 6pm to 2am. The checkpoint location will be at Ocean Boulevard and Chestnut Place. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get…

Help control the pet population

Animal Care Services (ACS) estimates that there are over 103,000 cats living in Long Beach. In an effort to reduce the number of animals impounded each year, ACS is promoting spay and neuter in the month March as “Litter Free Long Beach.” Residents are encouraged to get their animals- particularly cats- spayed or neutered to…

SHPD to conduct DUI checkpoint

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, March 19 between the hours of 8pm and 2am. The checkpoint will be located in the southbound lanes of Cherry Avenue at 27th Street. The goal of the checkpoint is to educate drivers of the hazards of driving while under the…