Eye on Crime | Aug. 11

LBPD is changing to a new crime announcement service. Thursday, Aug. 3 12:56am Possession of paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, misdemeanor warrant 2700 block E. PCH (suspect taken into custody) 9:32am Identity theft 2200 block Junipero Ave. Friday, Aug. 4 11:03am Burglary 2900 block PCH 11:52am Grand theft– property 2700 block Cherry Ave. 1:03pm Grand…

Fiscal Year 2018 proposed budget ‘fiscally responsible’

Long Beach officials aim to invest in ways to cover increasing costs

As Long Beach continues its goal of becoming a “21st century city,” via modernized construction plans and housing projects, the City stands on a balanced budget despite some underestimated revenue gains, according to officials this week. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, City Manager Patrick West and other officials on Monday presented the Fiscal Year 2018…

Local chefs serve meal at rescue mission

Tales of personal struggles that led to homelessness surface during breakfast

Four-year-old Carah Hayes is heading to kindergarten this fall, and finding the school supplies and uniforms for her will be difficult, explained her father Johari “Joey” Roberts. But Carah gives no indication of the hardship that she has endured growing up homeless. She volunteers at the Christian Outreach in Action (COA) shelter where her family…

LB Area Council’s Boy Scouts attend National Jamboree

At the ‘Jambo,’ President Donald Trump delivered nontraditional speech

Boy Scouts from all over the world– including a Long Beach troop– gathered as one community in late July at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia and made their way home July 29. Since the first National Jamboree in 1937, Boy Scouts have shared outdoor experiences and explored each troop’s cultural background, however this…

When in Rome… you eat lots of food and miss your flight

My month-long stay in Europe in June was not exclusive to Spain and its wonderful sangria– my adventures also included a weekend escapade to Rome, Italy. My first entry in my series of Europe commentaries a few weeks ago examined the distinct variations of the Spanish language. Although Spain had its fair share of unfamiliar…

A century in the city

Rotarian and former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill (center) joined over 100 members and guests on July 26 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Long Beach. Founded in 1917, it is the oldest service club in the city, according to the local organization. Rather than its usual location aboard the…

Around Town | August 3

ROCKING THROUGH THE YEARS What Concerts Who Performed by the Long Beach Municipal Band When Aug. 4 at 6:30pm Where El Dorado Park, Studebaker Road and Willow Street More Info In the final week of its summer concert series, the Long Beach Municipal Band will perform shows following the theme “The Music of a Generation.”…

Metro implementing full and partial closures on 405 Freeway

Fifteen nights of full and partial closures on the I-405 Freeway began this week to accommodate construction of a bridge for the Crenshaw/LAX Line light-rail project, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors is building the project for Metro. The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line is a $2.058-billion light-rail line…

Long Beach Airport earns $15.3-million grant to upgrade, rename runways

The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Long Beach Airport (LGB) a $15.3-million grant as part of the Airport Improvement Program. The funds will go toward infrastructure improvements to LGB’s busiest runway– 7R-25L. The runway is primarily used by general aviation for extensive flight-training operations by flight schools and flying…