LB auto detailer helping to restore original Air Force One

This week, Mark Aguirre of Epic Auto Detailing in Long Beach is at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, where he has been selected from hundreds of detailers nationwide to the elite 30-man Air Force One Detailing Team restoring and preserving the original presidential jet that served as a flying Oval Office for Eisenhower,Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon.…

Continuum focusing efforts on increased crime in LB

The City of Long Beach last week announced efforts underway from the Long Beach Public Safety Continuum in response to recent increases in crime. In 2014, the City achieved the lowest reported number of violent crimes in 42 years, according to officials. However, over the past few months, overall crime has increased 5.3 percent when…

Kids theatre group to present staged versions of popular films

The Kids Theatre Company (TKTC) will present its staged production of Rocky, the story of a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia who gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance at the heavyweight title, this weekend at the TKTC Theatre located in the Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave. Performances will be: Friday, July 17 at 7pm; Saturday, July…

Port of LB names managing director of Communications

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on July 13 selected Noelia Rodriguez as the managing director of Communications, a newly created role, to oversee the Harbor Department’s communications, government relations and marketing divisions. Rodriguez’s experience is expected to enhance the Harbor Department’s advocacy and communications effort, according to the Port of Long Beach. In…

LBPD checkpoint yields DUI arrests, other violations

The Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Traffic Section conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on July 11 that resulted in two DUI arrests, two standardized sobriety tests and one stolen-vehicle arrest, among others, according to police. The checkpoint was located on southbound Cherry Avenue at 45th Street operating between the hours of 7pm and 3am. During…

Power outage impacts parts of downtown Long Beach

The city of Long Beach experienced a major power outage on July 15, and in an effort to restore power, Long Beach worked closely with Southern California Edison in a proposed repair that involves switching the electrical grid off for an unknown period of time, according to officials. The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) was…

Theatre Review

Musical Theatre West’s Singin’ in the Rain

Never rains, but it pours. Save for a rainy day. Don’t rain on my parade. Rainy-day blues. Forget all these idioms that connote disaster, scarcity, disappointment and sadness. You’ll have no need for them at Musical Theatre West’s production of Singin’ in the Rain. It’s a great success with an abundance of talent that certainly…

Burglary suspect charged with robbery, possession of firearm

Felony charges have been filed against a 20-year-old Long Beach man in connection with a residential robbery and burglary July 7, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). Tajiye Muhommad has been charged with one count of residential robbery, one count of residential burglary and one count of possession of a firearm by a…

Suspect arrested, charged in connection with 4th of July murder

Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) detectives arrested an individual in connection with a July 4th murder on July 10, and charges have been filed, according to officials. Norman Matthew Perdon, 24, was identified and arrested last Friday in the 1400 block of Walnut Avenue as a potential suspect in the murder of 38-year-old Allen Estes…

Traffic collision kills passenger, injures driver

A traffic collision July 9 involving two vehicles in the area of Ocean Boulevard and Falcon Avenue led to the death of a passenger, according the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). At approximately 9:44pm, LBPD officers were dispatched to the area regarding an injury traffic collision, where upon arrival, they discovered two vehicles were involved…

Around Town | July 17

DROP THE CHARGES What Reclassification clinic Who Centro C.H.A. Inc. When Saturday, July 18 from 10am to noon Where Centro C.H.A. Inc. Center For Working Families, 1900 Atlantic Ave., 2nd floor More Info With Prop 47, individuals may be able to get non-violent felonies reclassified to misdemeanors, with some qualifying felonies being simple drug possession…