Man struck, killed by car while crossing street in wheelchair

A 56-year-old Long Beach man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in his wheelchair, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Monday Jan. 27, at approximately 6:25pm, LBPD officers were dispatched to the area of Pacific Avenue and 29th Street regarding an injury traffic collision.

­Three suspects sentenced for sex-trafficking 14-year-old

The last of three defendants involved in the human-trafficking of a 14-year-old teen was convicted last week on various charges. On Jan. 13, Larry McDowell Jr., a 40-year-old resident of Long Beach, pled guilty and was sentenced to five years in state prison. On April 13, 2013, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to…

Police investigating shooting death of Long Beach man

A 33-year-old man has been shot and killed in the area of New York Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Monday, Jan. 20, at approximately 9:55pm, police responded to a “shots fired” call in that area. When officers arrived, they discovered a male adult down…

Glaza stepping down as Arts Council executive director

The Arts Council for Long Beach Board of Directors announced Jan. 22 that they have “reluctantly” accepted the resignation of Executive Director John Glaza, who has been associated with the Council for several years, initially as a consultant to the board and grants review panel facilitator. For the past 30 months he has served as…