Business owner arrested, charged on drug-related offenses

Two concurrent investigations have resulted in charges filed against a business owner after his arrest on drug-possession charges, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). In May of 2017, the Drug Investigations Section (DIS) received information regarding drug sales taking place at Rolli’s Smoke Shop, located at 2327 E. Anaheim St. During their investigation,…

Two 19-year-olds killed in traffic collision on Shoreline Drive

Two people are dead after a traffic accident on Saturday, Oct. 14, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). At approximately 10:40pm, officers were dispatched to an injury traffic collision on Shoreline Drive south of Ocean Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 2003 Nissan on fire and that the driver had been rescued from…

Hahn proposes rent-control ordinance for mobile-home parks

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion authored by 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn and coauthored by 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl that will examine the feasibility of a rent-control ordinance for mobile-home parks in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. “Mobile-home residents are in a difficult and unique situation,”…

Governor signs bill to remove sunset date on LB College Promise

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1533 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) on Oct. 13, making the Long Beach College Promise Partnership Act (The Promise) a permanent program. “As a teacher, I am pleased that students will be able to continue to count on the education model we have built for them,” O’Donnell said.…

Governor signs Mendoza bill aimed at election fairness

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 45– an election-fairness measure– by Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on Oct. 15, after the Legislature had unanimously approved it on Sept. 5. SB 45 will amend the Political Reform Act of 1974 (PRA) to clarify that a city, county, special district,or state elected official whose name appears on…

Ports to consider update to Clean Air Action Plan

The governing boards of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will conduct a joint public meeting Nov. 2 to consider approving the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) 2017 Update, which contains far-reaching strategies to further reduce air emissions and support the State’s vision for more sustainable freight movement, according…

Three have filed to run for Long Beach mayor

Candidates for council districts 3, 5 and 9 emerge to challenge incumbents

The race for Long Beach mayor and the odd-numbered council districts is beginning to heat up, with five new candidates looking to unseat incumbents. For non-council seats such as city attorney, prosecutor and auditor, however, the incumbents are thus far unopposed. Current Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia filed an intention statement (Form 501) to run…

Signal Hill City Council approves labor agreement with police department

The council also approved a natural-hazard mitigation plan for Signal Hill

After hearing tunes performed by local group The Jazz Angels, which received a proclamation, the Signal Hill City Council turned its attention to several municipal issues at its Oct. 10 meeting. Chief among these was approving a memorandum of understanding with the Signal Hill Police Officers Association. It also approved a 2017 hazard mitigation plan…

Governor signs 3 laws by Lara for immigrants and students

On Oct. 5, Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to protect the rights and expand opportunities of immigrants and students. The three bills are Senate Bill 29 (moratorium on for-profit immigration detention), Senate Bill 68 (in-state tuition) and Senate Bill 257 (exiled students). Brown signed Senate Bill 29,…

Man killed, another injured in shooting

One man is dead and another injured after a shooting on Saturday, Oct. 7, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). Around 12:05am that day, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of East 56th Street regarding gunshots heard in the area. When officers arrived, they located both victims in the street. One had…