Two men killed, two injured in shooting

Two men are dead and two others injured after a shooting at a local liquor store Tuesday night, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Tuesday, Oct. 10, at approximately 9:25pm, officers responded to the area of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue regarding a “shots fired” call, possibly coming from a nearby liquor…

County stepping up pipeline safety

On Oct. 11, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved new conditions recommended by Supervisor Janice Hahn to Chevron’s continued operation of oil pipelines in LA County. The new conditions are part of a larger effort by Hahn to improve pipeline safety and prevent pipeline leaks in LA County communities, according to her office.…

Additional funding secured for clean air in California

Committing to more money for clean-air efforts in California, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1274 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D–Long Beach) on Tuesday. Existing law requires biennial smog checks only for vehicles older than six model years. AB 1274 extends the exemption by two years, while collecting the cost of a smog check as…

Long Beach resident among those killed in Las Vegas mass shooting

Rachael Parker, 33, was a records technician for the Manhattan Beach Police Department

Rachael Parker, a Long Beach resident who worked as a records technician for the Manhattan Beach Police Department, was among those killed Oct. 1 during a mass shooting in Las Vegas that took the lives of at least 59 people and injured more than 515. The gunman, who has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock,…

Over before it started

A group of protestors prompted the cancellation of an immigration forum hosted by two elected officials

Long Beach 8th District Councilmember Al Austin and 33rd District California State Senator Ricardo Lara’s communications director provided statements this week after a group of protestors prompted the cancellation of a planned immigration forum event at the Iglesia Cristiana Templo Shalom on 1120 E. Market St. on Sept. 30. That Saturday, the two elected officials…

21-year-old CSULB honor student killed in drive-by shooting

Estephan Hernández, a 21-year-old senior sociology student at Cal State University Long Beach, died as a result of a drive-by shooting Thursday, Sept. 28, outside his home in Compton. “We mourn the death of Estephan Hernández, who was an esteemed member of our Beach family,” wrote Carmen Taylor, vice president of Student Affairs at the…

Airline passenger traffic at LGB increases

Airline passenger traffic at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) increased 23 percent in July 2017 and 16 percent in August compared with the same periods in 2016, according to Long Beach officials. Total passenger traffic includes the number of airline passengers both enplaned and deplaned. In July 2017, LGB served 325,820 passengers compared to 264,162…

‘It’s not the party of no anymore’

Major Republican organization celebrates opening of LB headquarters and works to get its party members elected

The last time Los Angeles County voters favored the Republican party, the Olympics were in town and the first Beverly Hills Cop movie had just hit theaters. Fast-forward 33 years, and the county is now blue, despite a Republican president being in the White House. Most of the policies that President Donald Trump has implemented…

Signal Hill City Council approves contract to build dog park

Council also approved contracts to refurbish Hilltop Park artwork and redesign City’s website

It was a night of awards at the Sept. 26 Signal Hill City Council meeting as the council approved contracts for various services– including building a new dog park– and presented prizes to the winners of the 2017 Summer Photo Contest. The council also recognized the sponsors and volunteers who made the summer concerts-in-the-park series…