Port of Long Beach celebrating its 100th year

Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Photo (above) from 1911, showing the SS Iaqua, the first ship to call at the Port of Long Beach Once a one-pier facility, the Port of Long Beach has experienced exponential growth into becoming a seaport giant and Long Beach’s most well known achievement. What a difference a century makes.…

New law requires carbon monoxide detectors in homes

Starting July 1, new legislation will go into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in every California home, a move that California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection officials say will save lives. “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, each year claiming the lives of an average of 480 people,” said Acting State…

Chiang finds state’s budget did not balance on paper

State Controller John Chiang announced Tuesday that his analysis of the State budget vetoed last week shows the spending plan was incomplete and unbalanced. His analysis sought to determine whether the budget met the requirements of Proposition 25 and Proposition 58, which forfeit Legislative pay if a balanced budget is not passed by June 15.…

Letter to the Editor: Drawing the line

As many of you know, the redistricting process is in full swing here in the city of Long Beach. This responsibility lies within the City Council’s hands, and the new maps must be submitted to the County Registrar by August. Every 10 years when the US Census results are in, all states, counties and cities…

Letter to the Editor: Work with us

Work with us We, the mayors of eight cities, recently sent a group letter to Senator Alan Lowenthal and would like to share our sentiments with you as well. We wonder if Senator Lowenthal hears us. During the recent state budget process, we met with him, wrote to him, and pleaded with him to protect…

Yogurt shop employee arrested for sexual assault

On Saturday, June 18, Signal Hill Police Department officers responded to a yogurt shop in the 2100 Block of Willow Street to investigate a possible sexual assault. It was reported that two young girls ages 8 and 7 entered the yogurt shop to use the public restroom. While one of the girls was inside the…

Marine patrol officers discover body of murdered transient

On Sunday, June 19, at approximately 12:30am, Long Beach Police Department marine patrol officers discovered a dead body inside a vehicle they were preparing to tow in the 500 block of Queens Way Drive. Officers were unable to determine the cause of the person’s death, and Long Beach Police homicide detectives were called to the…

Marine patrol officers discover body of murdered transient

On Sunday, June 19, at approximately 12:30am, Long Beach Police Department marine patrol officers discovered a dead body inside a vehicle they were preparing to tow in the 500 block of Queens Way Drive. Officers were unable to determine the cause of the person’s death, and Long Beach Police homicide detectives were called to the…

SHPD arrests suspects for burglary at site of new police station

On Saturday, June 11, at approximately 4am, Signal Hill Police Department officers apprehended two suspects in connection with a burglary at the 2700 block of Walnut Avenue, the designated location of the new Signal Hill Police Station, which is currently under construction. During early morning hours, patrol officers discovered the construction site unsecure when they…

Councilmembers to host community meetings about redistricting process

Councilmembers Rae Gabelich and James Johnson, who represent the eighth and seventh districts respectively, will host community meetings next week to provide information and acquire public input on the City of Long Beach’s redistricting process. Gabelich will conduct her meeting on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30pm at the Expo Building, 4321 Atlantic Ave. Johnson’s meeting…

Fight back against plant diseases

Jennifer Beaver Columnist From late February through May, my garden enjoys a honeymoon period. The blooms are perky, the leaves are green and sturdy, and I convince myself that this is the year that I will have one of those always-beautiful self-sustaining gardens you read about in glossy magazines. Well, the honeymoon is over. I…