Shooting at Bixby Knolls law firm results in deaths of 2 people, 1 injury

The fatalities included the gunman– an employee of the business– who took his life during the incident

The senior manager of a law firm was killed and another victim is recovering from his injuries after a gunman opened fire inside a Bixby Knolls business in the east 300 block of San Antonio Drive on Friday, Dec. 29, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). At around 2:25pm, LBPD officers responded and…

Long Beach murder rate lowest in nearly half a century

Gang-related murders in 2017 down by 42.1 percent, citywide murders down by 33.3 percent, Long Beach officials say

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna and Mayor Robert Garcia announced during a press conference Wednesday that last year the city saw the lowest murder rate in nearly 50 years. “The city of Long Beach, this last year, will have recorded the lowest number of murders in the city’s history since the late 1960s,” Garcia…

Long Beach man killed in shooting

A 22-year-old Long Beach man is dead after a shooting that took place earlier this week. On Monday, Jan. 1, around 12:30am, officers were dispatched to the area of 6th Street and Temple Avenue regarding a possible assault-with-a-deadly-weapon call. When officers arrived, they located a male subject who had been struck in the torso and…

Rick Rackers auxiliary names Woman of the Year

The Rick Rackers Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach has named longtime philanthropist Lynne Pillsbury as its 2018 Woman of the Year. According to the organization, Pillsbury has devoted many years to serving the Long Beach community, having first volunteered with the Long Beach Cancer League in 1982 and having held numerous roles in…

Police suspect man killed was homeless

A man whom police believe was homeless was killed last weekend, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Sunday, Dec.31, at approximately 6:15am, officers responded to the 900 block of Elm Street regarding a call of “a person down.” When officers arrived, they located in the alley a male subject who had sustained…

Memorial Medical Center Foundation announces its new president

Sharon Thornton has been named president of the nonprofit Memorial Medical Center Foundation, it announced this week. The foundation has philanthropically supported and represented Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach for more than 50 years and raises between $7 million to $15 million annually with a team led by…

Six new languages added to 2018 election-language assistance requirements

For the first time, the State of California is designating Panjabi (Punjabi), Hmong, Syriac, Armenian, Persian and Arabic as languages covered under Elections Code Section 14201 in designated counties in the language-assistance requirements for 2018. Calif. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced the new languages this week, as mandated by Elections Code Section 14201(b)(1), which…

Winter shelter in north Long Beach offered for homeless

The winter shelter located at the North Neighborhood Library opened on Dec. 21 and will operate through March 31, 2018. Other local year-round shelters include the Long Beach Rescue Mission, Project Achieve, Catholic Charities and Lydia House. “The Winter Shelter Program provides much needed temporary shelter for individuals living on the streets during cold and…