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…

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…

Lowenthal, Chabot condemn Cambodian prime minister’s actions

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Steve Chabot (OH-1), co-chairs of the Congressional Cambodian Caucus, released the following statement Thursday, following the dissolution of the main opposition political party in Cambodia by the Supreme Court of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime. “This is a dark day for the fledgling democracy of Cambodia. Despite Prime Minister Hun…

LB celebrates grand opening of supportive-housing complex for homeless veterans, low-income families

The five-story development includes 75 units for vets and 45 units for extremely low-income residents

The City of Long Beach on Nov. 6 moved another step closer to its goal of having zero homeless veterans when officials celebrated the grand opening of Anchor Place, a 120-unit supportive-housing development for families and former military members experiencing homelessness. In the new complex– the result of a partnership between the City, the Long…

‘Everyone In’ initiative aims to benefit small-business owners

LB vice mayor proposes partnership with nonprofit crowdfunding platform to support start-ups

It seems as though Long Beach entrepreneurs will soon have an easier time opening up small businesses as a result of an economic inclusion initiative called “Everyone In.” Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson announced the initiative on Nov. 1 as part of the City’s newly adopted Blueprint for Economic Development plan– a roadmap for…

2018 LB law will prohibit parking of RVs, oversized vehicles on residential streets

Temporary, annual permits will be available for intermittent 72-hour parking

Those who are accustomed to parking their recreational vehicles (RVs) and oversized vehicles adjacent to their homes on the street will have to find a new place to house those modes of transportation beginning in early 2018, when the City of Long Beach will begin transitioning into a new law that will prohibit the parking…