Around Town | Sept. 18

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS What Facebook marketing event Who Presented by 70th District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell When Friday, Sept. 18 from 8am to 9:30am Where Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts campus, 4901 E Carson St. More Info The event will be a training session designed to teach small-business owners how to execute outreach campaigns. Information…

Traffic accident results in death of motorcyclist

A motorcyclist is dead after a two-vehicle collision, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Saturday, Sept. 12 at 4:22pm, Long Beach Police responded to the area of Palo Verde Avenue and Don Julio Street regarding an injury traffic collision. When officers arrived, they discovered that a 2013 Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle had collided…

Police investigating man’s death as possible murder

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is investigating the recent death of a man as a possible murder. On Sunday, Sept. 13, at approximately 9:37am, police responded to the 300 block of E. 67th Street to assist Long Beach Fire Department personnel on scene with a deceased male. Paramedics had responded to that location to…

New Motor Voter Act passed by Legislature

Legislation sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to modernize California’s motor voter registration system was approved by the State Legislature on Sept. 11. AB 1461 is jointly authored by Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento). The proposed law is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. The California…

Bullied teens aim to stand united in anti-violence event

Correction: The story below should not have stated that Keyshawn Brooks was killed across the street from the Long Beach Job Corps Center, as it was not verified as correct information before going to print. According to a representative from the center, that statement was a factual error and Brooks was killed in another part…

Local man shot and killed in downtown area

A Long Beach man is dead after succumbing to gunshot injuries sustained Wednesday. On Sept. 16, at approximately 12:49am, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the 1200 block of Chestnut Avenue regarding a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered a male adult down on the street after having been struck by gunfire. Long…

Man sentenced to six years for violence, threats against girlfriend

Joseph Christo Gomez of Long Beach has received the maximum sentence– six years in jail– for misdemeanor domestic violence against his former girlfriend, threats to kill her, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer responding to the altercation, according to Randall Fudge, assistant city prosecutor. Long Beach City Prosecutor Douglas Haubert praised the conviction,…

Interim director of LB Gas and Oil appointed

On Monday, Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West announced the appointment of Edward Farrell as interim director of Long Beach Gas and Oil (LBGO), while the City undertakes a nationwide search for a new LBGO director. Chris Garner, the former LBGO director, resigned from the department to take a new position as general manager…