Facing the murderers

Medical sociologist helps Cambodian-genocide survivors develop testimonies to use in court against ex-Khmer Rouge leaders

By: Sebastian Echeverry Staff Writer It has been nearly 42 years since the Communist Party of Kampuchea, otherwise known as the Khmer Rouge, took control of Cambodia in 1975. Under the Khmer Rouge’s rule, nearly 2 million Cambodians were killed as a result of torture, forced labor and the political group’s inhumane policies, according to…

O’Donnell introduces legislation to strengthen special-education funding

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D–Long Beach) on Feb. 6 introduced AB 312, which strengthens California’s support for students with disabilities by creating a state funding source for special-education preschool services and addressing long-standing special-education funding inequities. California currently provides no financial support for special-education preschool programs, which are highly effective at improving academic outcomes for students…

Community invited to review beach concession building improvements

The community is invited to meet the architect and review the proposed designs for the renovations of the Alamitos, Junipero and Granada Beach concession buildings, during public meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Thursday, Feb. 16. “We’re proud to continue building on the progress we’ve made to the coastal experience, but we know we can…

Police seeking person of interest for multiple robberies, sexual assault

The Long Beach Police Department released a notification Wednesday to alert the community about incidents involving a male suspect responsible for multiple residential robberies and a subsequent sexual assault. Detectives are releasing a photo and asking for the public’s help in identifying the person of interest to further the investigation. The four incidents occurred between…

EDCO service to be unaffected by President’s Day

EDCO’s waste- and recycling-collection services will not be affected on Monday, Feb. 20, which is President’s Day, according to the company. EDCO’s customer-service offices, including its recycling center and public disposal site in Signal Hill, will also remain open. This includes Park Waste and Recycling Services and Signal Hill Waste and Recycling Services. Source: EDCO

Around Town | Feb. 10

PUT YOUR WALKING SHOES ON What Walking tours Who Led by Long Beach Heritage When Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9:30am to 11:30pm (East Village); Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9:30am to noon (downtown); Saturday, Feb. 25 at 9:30am (Wilmore City) Where Meet at Ocean and Linden Avenue (Feb. 11); Meet at the WPA Mural, 3rd and…

SH authors launch their latest mystery

Married authors Janet Elizabeth Lynn and Will Zeilinger of Signal Hill have released their third Skylar Drake mystery– Desert Ice– and will have a book-launch party at Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring St. on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 3pm to 5pm. The event will include a short reading and the authors sharing information about their…

Police seeking information on pedestrian killed last week

An unidentified man died, possibly as a result of being struck by a vehicle, and police are seeking the public’s help in providing information. On Thursday, Feb. 2, at approximately 3am, officers from the Long Beach Police Department were flagged down regarding a possible person down in the roadway at Anaheim Street and the 710…

Eye on Crime | Feb. 10

Crimes reported by the LBPD Council districts 6, 7 & 8 (no arrest information supplied) Thursday, Feb. 2 7am Robbery- person 1300 block E. PCH 7am Residential burglary 2700 block Pine Ave. 3pm Robbery- person 3900 block Olive Ave. 4pm Auto burglary 1000 block E. San Antonio Dr. 5pm Exhibiting deadly weapon- not firearm 900…