Harbor Currents NEWS April 8, 2013

  • 04/08/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

Hyatt Workers to Unionize in Long Beach
LONG BEACH — Officials at the Hyatt Long Beach announced, April 8, that it is moving forward with collective bargaining with workers who voted to unionize with UNITE HERE Local 11.
Employees at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Hyatt The Pike Long Beach have elected to unionize last month.

Man Killed in Long Beach Shooting 
LONG BEACH — One man was killed and four others wounded after a shooting took place April 7 on the 300 block of east Home Street in Long Beach.
When officers arrived at the scene four men had sustained gunshot wounds. Twenty-three-year-old Randy Chapman, of Long Beach, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two others remain hospitalized in critical condition while another was treated and released.
The motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who may have information regarding this crime is urged to call (562) 570-7244. 
Lieu Cracks Down on “Swatting”
SACRAMENTO — Sen. Ted W. Lieu of Torrance introduced a new measure that will increase punishment for those who falsely report emergencies at homes of celebrities or public officials.
The bill would apply to any cases of false 911 reports. If a person is convicted of fabricating a report they will be held liable for all costs associated with their response.
The first policy hearing for the measure will take place on April 9.
The bill, which is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department, was created after many falsely reported threats in homes. These threats or “invaders” usually prompt deployment of special weapons and tactics teams. Police departments and other agencies have spent thousands of dollars as a result of these incidents.


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