LBPD seeking public’s help locating man suspected of hate crime

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect believed to have attacked a woman in the 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue on Wednesday, July 2 around 4:30pm. According to police, the victim, a 32-year-old Long Beach resident, was wearing a black hijab, a cover worn by Muslim women…

SH Council to appoint interim city clerk, treasurer

Sean Belk Staff Writer The Signal Hill City Council is scheduled to conduct interviews and appoint a new interim city clerk and city treasurer at its next meeting on Tuesday, July 29. The new appointments, which both carry terms through March 3, 2015, come after former city clerk Kathleen Pacheco and former city treasurer Emerson…

Recent scam involves threat of utility service termination

The City of Long Beach is warning residents and businesses not to fall victim to a scam involving a telephoned threat of utility service termination unless a payment is made immediately. Utilities always contact customers in writing about payments or service changes, according to the City. In this scam, a person who claims to work…

The Campaign Trail

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell announced this week that he has received the endorsement of the Peace Officers Research Organization of California to become the next Los Angeles County sheriff. • Former 7th District Long Beach Councilmember Tonia Reyes-Uranga this week announced her run for the seat on the Water Replenishment District, Division 3,…

Around Town

ONE MAN’S TRASH What Rummage sale Who Proceeds benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center Where Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. Third St. When Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 from 8am to 4pm More Info Donations of clean and usable clothing, toys and household items will be accepted. Individuals wanting to purchase…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart For the last two weeks I have written about telephone scams recently perpetrated on friends of mine. Since running those two column entries, we have received numerous calls from readers wanting to share their own stories or asking advice on how to handle scammy-type situations. Although, while writing the columns, I figured…

Letter to the Editor: Take 5

The 5th District is the largest Council district, with the most streets, sidewalks, trees and park land. Selecting a knowledgable and responsive team was key to ensuring our residents get access to the services and resources needed to maintain and improve our quality of life. I’m excited to introduce you to the team that will…

Two female adults dead after accident involving motorcyclist, pedestrian

A traffic accident in the area of Ocean Boulevard and 8th Place has claimed the lives of two female adults. On Thursday, July 17, at approximately 9:45pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the scene regarding an injury traffic collision, discovering an unconscious motorcyclist trapped underneath a Hyundai Sonata, and an unconscious pedestrian…

SHPD to host its 11th National Night Out event

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will host its 11th Annual National Night Out celebration at Signal Hill Park, located at 2175 Cherry Ave., on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 5pm to 8pm. National Night Out is a nationwide event that promotes crime-prevention networks within communities and their partnerships. The event is free and open to…