- Reporters Desk
Man Killed in Long Beach
LONG BEACH — A man was stabbed to death, at about 1:20 a.m. April 8, at the 2000 block of Locust Avenue in Long Beach
Long Beach Police Department officers responded to a call of a person screaming within a residence who seemed to have been stabbed in the upper torso. The man, 27-year-old Akheem Johnson of Long Beach, was determined to be dead at the scene.
The Department of Child and Family Services responded to assist the two young children who were asleep in the residence at the time of the incident.
A motive is unknown; however the preliminary investigation indicated that an argument ensued and it escalated to a stabbing. Twenty-nine-year-old Bryant Keith Underwood. of Lake Elsinore, was booked for murder and is being held in Long Beach City Jail on $1 million bail.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call (562) 570-7244 or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.
Coastal Commission to address Beach Plaza Hotel Replacement
LONG BEACH — The California Coastal Commission will consider a project permit to replace the Beach Plaza Hotel in Long Beach, at its April 11 meeting, in Santa Barbara.
UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents hospitality workers, is asking the commission to reject the permit.
The group is arguing that demolishing the 40-room hotel and replacing it with a 33-unit residential complex with 72 hotel rooms would deny lower income people lodging because the rates would be more than $200.
In November 2013, commissioners voted against a motion to find no substantial issue with a development permit that Long Beach approved in July of that year for the would-be 4-story replacement that developer Studio One Eleven is planning to build.