July 18th, 2014 · News
With increased West Nile virus (WNV) activity in the summer, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes.
GLACVCD is offering three tips on how families can be safe this summer:
Understand the risk
“West Nile virus is endemic to Southern California, which means we can expect more activity in the coming summer months,” said Levy Sun, public information officer at the District.
Last week, GLACVCD confirmed WNV-positive test results for four mosquito samples in five Los Angeles County communities. [Read more →]
The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will host its 11th Annual National Night Out celebration at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave., on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 5pm to 8pm. National Night Out is a nationwide event that promotes crime-prevention networks within communities and their partnerships. The event is free and open to the public.
The Signal Hill Police Department’s National Night Out garnered awards from the National Association of Town Watches in 2011 and 2012. [Read more →]
A suspect is seen on surveillance video near a downtown Long Beach business where police believe he committed armed robbery.
The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who committed a robbery at a local business.
On Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 6:30pm, the suspect entered a local business in the 100 block of Linden Avenue and approached one of the employees, with whom he had a brief conversation. He then brandished a knife and demanded money from the employee, who then opened the cash register and handed him money. The employee was not injured.
The suspect was last seen running north on Linden Avenue from the business. [Read more →]
The Water Replenishment District of Southern California installed Sergio Calderon as the board president on July 17 during its annual State of the District, which featured special guest speaker State Assembly Member Anthony Rendon. The event was attended by members of the water and environmental communities, local elected officials and others.
A primary topic of the meeting was the WRD’s Water Independence Now (WIN) program in 2014. “During the current ongoing statewide mega-drought, WIN projects and programs are increasing the water self-reliance of south Los Angeles County and are working toward eliminating the need for water imported from the California Bay Delta and the Colorado River for local groundwater replenishment,” reads a press release from the WRD about the event. [Read more →]
The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners voted on July 10 to increase the amount of funding that Long Beach residents and businesses are eligible to receive for replacing their grass lawns with drought-tolerant landscapes through the Long Beach Water Department’s Lawn to Garden (L2G) Program.
“More than half of urban water consumption goes to irrigating lawns, so that should be the first place we look to save water,” said Harry Saltzgaver, president of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners. “The Long Beach Water Department has been a leader in the state and even the nation with its lawn-to-garden conversion program. In this time of great need for water conservation, the Water Commission is pleased to increase the incentive to remove lawns to $3.50 a square foot.” [Read more →]