CJ Dablo Staff Writer During its meeting on Oct. 18, the Signal Hill City Council criticized two nonprofit organizations which had been in charge of a popular summer concert series and a specific library fundraising project. These projects had used City resources and property, raising thousands of dollars in donations every year. The Council determined to…
Long Beach Airport (LGB) announced this week the swift allocation of its three open flight slots to JetBlue Airways, Delta Air Lines, and US Airways. The three airlines submitted requests for over twice as many slots than were available.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, shortly before 9pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to the area of 53rd Street and Atlantic Avenue regarding a shooting that had just occurred.
Long Beach Community College District Trustee Roberto Uranga has been elected to serve as the chair of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Uranga was elected last weekend at the annual Community College Trustee Leadership Congress in Dallas, Texas.
For a teacher who is new to the profession, a layoff caused by the state budget crisis can bring a career to a halt. Teachers with the least seniority are the first to be laid off, often as they are still progressing from a preliminary credential to the coveted professional clear credential. Without a job,…
CJ Dablo Staff Writer Marijuana dispensaries and collectives may soon be forbidden in Long Beach after all. The City Council will decide soon whether they will ban medical marijuana dispensaries and collectives, according to City Attorney Robert Shannon. He confirmed Wednesday in a telephone interview that the Council will also determine whether they’ll repeal the original…
Long Beach Airport (LGB) announced Monday the receipt of two United States Department of Transportation grants totaling $6.1 million. The award comes through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will fund two key airfield improvements and an Airfield Geometry Study. The new awards bring total 2011 FAA funding to $8.1 million.
This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 819, which will allow law-enforcement officers to take more firearms out of the hands of those who are prohibited from owning them.
The City of Long Beach and the Firefighters Association (FFA) have announced a tentative agreement to significantly reduce pension costs, enact pension reform and provide future budget relief. The FFA approved the agreement in a vote that concluded at 4:30pm Friday, Oct. 7.
California has a better chance of caring for its growing population of frail, older people now, as the result of a Bonnie Lowenthal bill that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law. Assembly Bill 574 allows state officials to expand a model program that has been gradually growing for nearly four decades
On Monday, October 10, 2011, at approximately 7:30pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to a dispute in the 1900 block of Pine Avenue between two parties over a loose pit bull in the neighborhood, which resulted in the shooting of the dog.
Athena Mekis Staff Writer The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) and Policereports.us, the creator of a software program that provides traffic-accident and crime reports online, have entered into a one-year contract beginning Oct. 12 that allows the public to order such reports on the Internet.
CJ Dablo Staff Writer Click on the green arrow to listen to this story: So far, two Long Beach city officials have said that they will be running for the newly created Assembly seat, and both of them are casting themselves as candidates with cross-party appeal. Democrat Gerrie Schipske announced this month that she’ll be…
On Thursday, Sept. 29, at approximately 10:50am, Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers were dispatched to Food-4-Less, 1600 E. Willow St., regarding an adult male on the roof of the business. The calling party had said a subject was yelling threats to passersby.
The Long Beach Police Department has received a $486,664 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office to protect children from sexual predators.