Many Long Beach city services to be closed for holiday

The City of Long Beach has announced the following Independence Day holiday closures. • Long Beach City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4. • Street sweeping and enforcement of street-sweeping violations will not occur on July 4. Street sweeping will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, July 5. • Drivers should read parking…

LBPD warning of consequences from irresponsible celebrating

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is encouraging those celebrating the Fourth of July to do so in a safe and responsible manner. “We are reminding residents and visitors that all fireworks, including those marked ‘safe and sane,’” are illegal in the city of Long Beach,” states a press release from the LBPD. “The police…

Pet owner tips for Fourth of July weekend

The Fourth of July can be a frightening time for animals, with the loud sounds of firecrackers and fireworks often sending pets scurrying out of the house or yard in search of security or shelter. Taking special care of pets during the Fourth of July is responsible pet ownership, just like licensing and keeping identification…

SHPD to enforce 4th of July restrictions

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) has issued a press release to inform the public that the Signal Hill hilltop area will be closed to all non-residential vehicular traffic on the 4th of July holiday, beginning at 6pm. The  SHPD suggests that individuals and families interested in viewing the aerial firework displays consider attending the…

Miller Children’s Hospital provides safety tips for the Fourth

The following was submitted by Danny Luna, injury prevention coordinator of the Family Safety Coalition at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Time to get the barbecues, pool toys and baseball bats out of the garage, because summer is officially here! Fourth of July is summer’s biggest highlight, with the warm weather, family events and fireworks,…