GLACVCD: Warmer weather increases West Nile virus risks

Warm weather is here, bringing with it outdoor fun and, unfortunately, mosquitoes and disease risks. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a mosquito sample collected in Long Beach (90808 zip code) and urges residents to take precautions against mosquito bites when spending time outdoors. The…

Rendon honors Lakewood resident Sam Sachs as Veteran of the Year

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) honored World War II veteran and Lakewood resident Sam Sachs Wednesday as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District. “Sam helped the world fend off tyranny, then came back home to impact the lives of hundreds of young people as a public school teacher,” Rendon said.…

Mayor apologizes for miscommunication regarding commissioner appointments

SH council approves new public lighting, SHP CUP extension and dealership.

After public complaints at the June 13 Signal Hill City Council meeting about commissioner appointment procedures at the previous meeting, Mayor Edward Wilson apologized to the council for confusion resulting from not communicating sufficiently prior to the meeting about his decision to implement appointment procedures based on the city charter. During Tuesday’s meeting, the council…

CA Senate to consider benefits of $20K teacher grant program

Bill to fund future teachers’ tuition stresses need for bilingual education.

Enjoying unanimous support from the California Assembly earlier this month, the bill that aims to give away $20,000 per individual in grants to education students will next be scrutinized by the Calif. Senate in a few weeks. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, who represents District 70, authored the bill known as AB 169. A former full-time history…

LBPD arrests three men for possession of fireworks

Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) South Division directed-enforcement officers, with the assistance of West Division patrol officers, conducted an investigation on June 12 into the sale and possession of illegal fireworks in Long Beach, resulting in the confiscation of approximately $2,500 worth of high-powered fireworks and the arrest of three male adults. Officers located an…

Police arrest man for 2016 murder

On June 1, 2017, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) detectives made an arrest in a murder investigation from Febr. 28, 2016. The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Richard Anthony Meza. He was arrested in the city of Pomona and booked into the Long Beach Jail for murder and assault with a deadly weapon. He…