The Campaign Trail

The Long Beach Democratic Club recently announced that it has endorsed Assistant City Auditor James Johnson for City Council, 7th District. “It has been an honor to work with the Democratic Club over the past ten years and to have their support in this race,” Johnson said. “I look forward to working with the Club…

Wet and wild

Pictured, a man makes his way through a flooded area in Long Beach Tuesday afternoon. The fast-moving storm that came ashore drenched Southern California with rain, intensifying the threat of mudslides and producing at least one tornado, four waterspouts and winds as high as 80 mph. The storm hit hardest in Long Beach, Seal Beach,…

Mayor Foster asking LB residents to help earthquake victims

In response to Tuesday’s 7.0 devastating earthquake in the country of Haiti, Mayor Bob Foster is calling on the Long Beach community to help by sending monetary donations to the nonprofit Long Beach Cares. Donations will be collected and then sent to the American Red Cross for Haitian relief efforts. “There is a dire need…

City of LB provides storm safety information

With powerful storms bearing down on the region, residents and businesses are urged to prepare themselves for the possibility of significant rainfall. The City of Long Beach is providing sand and bags for residents to make their own sandbags. The public may pick up sand at five fire stations: Station No 5 7575 E. Wardlow…

LBPD looking for sexual assault suspect

The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect that is wanted in connection with a sexual assault that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at approximately 8pm in the area of Cherry Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. The victim, who is in her mid-twenties, was stepping out of the shower when…

Schools selected by California Business for Education Excellence for 2009 Honor Roll

Eight schools in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) are among the statewide Honor Roll schools announced by California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE). Schools receiving the distinction from California’s business community have demonstrated consistently high academic achievement and have made significant progress toward closing achievement gaps among all of their students. The CBEE…

Monument honors fallen heroes from various military conflicts

A one-of-a-kind Veterans memorial was dedicated August 15, 1992 in Long Beach when McDonnell Douglas and United Aerospace Workers paid tribute to the men and women who had worked for them and ultimately died in service to their country. Located at the southeast corner of Carson Street and Lakewood Boulevard, the $500,000 memorial became the…