Excavation of missing person in 16-year-old case underway

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) announced on Nov. 16 that an excavation in connection with a missing-person case initiated more than 16 years ago is underway this week after an anonymous tip revealed new information. LBPD detectives now have enough information to conclude that Diana Rojas, 27, was murdered and her remains are in…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Nov. 18

With the presidential election still fresh in our minds, I’d like to share my belief system regarding our country’s political leanings and how folks make their voting decisions. As usual, I prefer making my point(s) by way of story-telling. A year or so ago, a few of our family members got together for a holiday…

The need to watch out for each other

This Sunday, Nov. 20, Long Beach will participate in the annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Every year, cities across the world hold gatherings to remember the hundreds of lives lost to anti-transgender violence and to share messages of hope and inspiration to our communities. Over the last decade that I have been involved with…

Shop small next Saturday

We need your help and participation. We need your dedication and even a few dollars too. Small Business Saturday is coming up on Nov. 26, and it’s your chance to make a big impact to your local business district. I can argue that every day is a Small Business Saturday, but this national program helps…

Letters, emails and website comments | Nov. 18

Slinging cash On Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, the Signal Hill Police Department held its second annual Tip-A-Cop event at Applebee’s. The purpose of the Tip-A-Cop event was to raise funds and build awareness for the local Special Olympics athletes. Police officers and other department staff worked alongside Applebee’s servers to provide a memorable evening and…

White House recognizes LB for efforts to end veteran homelessness

Mayor Robert Garcia on Monday presented on the City of Long Beach’s work to end veteran homelessness, at the White House’s Veterans Homelessness Summit, where the City was recognized for its “outstanding efforts,” according to officials. Since December 2015, every veteran who has experienced homelessness in Long Beach is offered a path to permanent housing,…

Around Town | Nov. 18

IT’S AN HONOR What Charity event Who Hosted by Honoring Our Fallen, Inc. When Friday, Nov. 18 from 6pm to 11:45pm Where Petroleum Club of Long Beach, 3636 Linden Ave. More Info The Great Gatsby-themed event will benefit the families of military personnel. Guests can expect an evening of dinner, live entertainment and dancing. Individual…

Taking it to the streets

The City of Long Beach and Metro hosted the city’s third open-street event, where thousands of people biked, walked and socialized on car-free streets along a 2.5-mile route on Saturday, Nov. 12. This time, the event focused on the mid-city area, with major stops at MacArthur Park and a recreation hub near Anaheim Street and…