Man dies during single-vehicle accident

A man is dead after a single-car accident last week, according to police. On Friday, July 21 at 4:37am, Long Beach police responded to an injury traffic collision at Studebaker Road and Driscoll Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that a 2016 Honda Civic had collided with a wooden power-line pole, causing it to collapse.…

EDCO invests in 25 near-zero-emissions vehicles

EDCO is taking delivery of 25 new near-zero (NZ) natural gas-powered collection vehicles and placing them into service throughout its fleet, according to the company. The technologically advanced NZ engines produce almost zero emission of nitrous oxide (NOx), which is the primary generator of air pollution, and EDCO’s will be some of the first collection…

SHPD arrests man on felony assault charges

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) arrested a man Tuesday after a standoff that day that lasted several hours, according to police. Around 4:25pm that day, the SHPD received a 911 call regarding an aggravated assault at a specific address in the 2300 block of Cerritos Avenue. Officers arrived and located a victim with non-life…

West LB eatery first to be Certified Blue Restaurant

Long Beach Water announces its new Certified Blue Restaurant (CBR) Program for local eateries that meet specific water-use efficiency standards. The first CBR is west Long Beach eatery Boba Tea House, 1336 W. Willow St. The program helps restaurants save water, energy and money on their monthly utilities and contributes to our community’s sustainable lifestyle,…

Harbor board elects new officers

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners elected Lou Anne Bynum as its new board president and Tracy Egoscue as vice president on Monday, July 24, in the annual selection of board officers. The board also voted Lori Ann Guzmán as secretary of the board. Composed of Long Beach residents, the board oversees the Port…

SH Planning Commission schedules hearing on mandated sediment control for vacant parcels

If approved, property owner compliance with the ordinance would be required by April 2018

At its July 18 meeting, the Signal Hill Planning Commission scheduled a public hearing for Aug. 15 regarding an ordinance mandating owners of vacant parcels to install sediment-control devices to reduce water pollution from runoff. The commission also held a public hearing on a home construction extension, approved revised signage for a housing development, learned…

LB Public Safety Committee hosts meeting to discuss quality-of-life improvements

Council members and committee review 2016 incidents to improve 2017

At a Long Beach Public Safety Committee meeting at the Fire Training Center on Thursday, July 13, police and fire department personnel presented on the use of quality-of-life officers, the reporting of quality-of-life incidents, the possible re-instatement of the Safe Ride Program and the utilization of electronic road flares. Fourth District Councilmember Daryl Supernaw, 3rd…