Eye on Crime | Nov. 17

LBPD reporting system is still down. Thursday, Nov. 9 8:33am Spousal abuse 2300 block Cerritos Ave. 6:18pm Possessing paraphernalia 700 block E. Spring St. (4 suspects arrested) 6:18pm Possessing substance similar to Toluene 700 block E. Spring St. (suspect arrested) 6:41pm Grand theft 1800 block E. Willow St. 6:43pm Grand theft 2300 block Cerritos Ave.…

Nov. 17, 2017 | Signal Tribune

This week’s stories include articles about a local townhall meeting that called for Democratic support for candidates running in Republican-held congressional districts, the death of a longtime Long Beach disc jockey, and a City of Long Beach legal settlement regarding pipeline permit fees.

LB celebrates grand opening of supportive-housing complex for homeless veterans, low-income families

The five-story development includes 75 units for vets and 45 units for extremely low-income residents

The City of Long Beach on Nov. 6 moved another step closer to its goal of having zero homeless veterans when officials celebrated the grand opening of Anchor Place, a 120-unit supportive-housing development for families and former military members experiencing homelessness. In the new complex– the result of a partnership between the City, the Long…

‘Everyone In’ initiative aims to benefit small-business owners

LB vice mayor proposes partnership with nonprofit crowdfunding platform to support start-ups

It seems as though Long Beach entrepreneurs will soon have an easier time opening up small businesses as a result of an economic inclusion initiative called “Everyone In.” Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson announced the initiative on Nov. 1 as part of the City’s newly adopted Blueprint for Economic Development plan– a roadmap for…

2018 LB law will prohibit parking of RVs, oversized vehicles on residential streets

Temporary, annual permits will be available for intermittent 72-hour parking

Those who are accustomed to parking their recreational vehicles (RVs) and oversized vehicles adjacent to their homes on the street will have to find a new place to house those modes of transportation beginning in early 2018, when the City of Long Beach will begin transitioning into a new law that will prohibit the parking…

Seismic studies indicate active fault under Community Medical Center larger than previously thought

Community Medical Center Long Beach announced Nov. 6 that it has informed the City of Long Beach of recent findings from independent seismic studies, confirming that beneath the hospital is a larger, active fault than was originally known. “This new information is supported by significant due diligence, including consulting with seismic experts, structural engineers and…

Charity falsely claiming to help veterans dissolved

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra this week announced a multistate settlement with VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., a charity that falsely claimed to help veterans. As part of the settlement, the organization will be dissolved and its funds will be distributed to two national and well respected veterans charities, Fisher House Foundation and Operation Homefront. The…

Around Town | Nov. 10

CALIFORNIA CONSERVATIVES? What Meeting Who Hosted by Long Beach Republican Women Federated When Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9am Where Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr. More Info James V. Lacy, frequent guest on Fox Business News Channel’s “Varney & Co.” and author of California’s War Against Trump will be the guest speaker at the meeting.…