Signal Hill and Long Beach police departments considering ‘cop cams’

Sean Belk -Staff Writer- Local police officers may soon start wearing small cameras attached to their collars or sunglasses to video-record patrol stops, calls for service and other on-duty incidents for the purposes of keeping police and the public more accountable, according to police officials. Long Beach and Signal Hill police departments are currently conducting…

SHPD adopts private social network for neighborhoods

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will partner with nextdoor.com, a private social network for neighborhoods beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, according to Mel Krizo, operations lieutenant with the department. The aim of the partnership is to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents, Krizo said.

Lowenthal bill to modernize Port financing becomes law

On. Aug. 25, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2395 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) into law. AB 2395 increases the Oxnard Harbor District’s borrowing authority from the current $1-million cap to $10 million but retains key accountability standards, including a two-thirds vote by the district’s Board of Harbor Commissioners for any new borrowing, according…

Around Town

CINEMA MANIA What Long Beach Indie (LBI) International Film Festival Who Perfect Works and Yelp Where Long Beach Convention Center When Through Sunday, Aug. 31 More Info This five-day film festival will feature screenings of more than 90 international and domestic films, bringing together established and aspiring filmmakers, scholars, creative professionals, and movie lovers from…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Most folks look forward to the three-day weekend associated with Labor Day. I, however, do not. “Why?” you may ask. Well, you see, 20 years ago this past Wednesday my best friend Charlene Hopkins-Babcock and her husband Joe were murdered in Arizona, and I subsequently spent my 1994 Labor Day weekend with…

State Legislature supports National Freight Network Trust Fund Act

Led by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) and Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D- Lakewood), the State Legislature has passed Assembly Joint Resolution 53, urging Congress and President Barack Obama to support the National Freight Network Trust Fund Act of 2014. The Act provides a dedicated federal funding source for freight-related transportation project, according to Lowenthal’s office.

LBPD plans weekend DUI-driver’s license checkpoint

The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 30 in west Long Beach, between the hours of 7pm and 3am. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions in Long Beach have claimed nine lives and resulted in 315 injury crashes, harming 420 of our…

Local learning institute to begin fall registration

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State Long Beach will open fall registration on Saturday, Aug. 30, in person in the OLLI Classroom HSD 101, from 8:30am to 11:30am. Thereafter, registrations are accepted in the OLLI office located in the CSULB Human Services and Design Building, Room 100, near the corner of Palo Verde Avenue…