• LB City Council Gives Fields the Boot

    Long Beach — On Nov. 19, the Long Beach City Council voted 6-3, council members Al Austin, Steve Neil and Gerrie Schipske opposed, to remove Long Beach Harbor Commission President Thomas Fields from office — despite tremendous supporter showing at the meeting. Fields, an advertising entrepreneur, had served on several city commissions before

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  • Garcetti Announces Nuclear Detection Halo Grant

    LOS ANGELES — On Nov. 19 Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Areas Security Initiative Approval Authority members announced $11.4 million in federal funds for a regional nuclear and radiological detection system.

    Known as the "Securing the Cit

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  • Unidentified Odor Causes Sickens Carson Workers

    Several people were complained of irritation and coughing spells as a result of a foul odor reported at about 9:16 p.m. Nov. 18, near the Brookville International packing plant in Carson, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said. While there only was about 25 people were working a

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  • Officers Shoot Woman with Replica Handgun

    Long Beach — On Nov. 16, Long Beach Police Department officers shot a woman waving a replica handgun near 3rd Street and Long Beach Boulevard, officials said in a released statement. Long Beach resident Adeline Arroyo, 32, was booked for displaying a replica firearm in the presence of a police officer. She remains at a local hospit

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  • West Niles Virus Kills in Long Beach

    Long Beach — On Nov. 18, Long Beach Public Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner announced that a resident died due to complications associated with West Niles Virus,— a first for the city since 2004. The resident, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in October. The resident was in his mid-70s and lived on east side of Long Beach. <

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  • Planning Commission Approves Ponte Vista

    Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Planning Commission unanimously approved the 676 to 700 Ponte Vista development plan. Developer, iStar Financial Inc., scaled down the number of homes they plan to build on the 61.5-acre former Navy parcel at 26900 S. Western Ave., in San Pedro. The latest proposal includes a 2.42-acre park with walking trails, a

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  • Container Volumes Slip

    San Pedro — The Port of Los Angeles announced that cargo volumes dropped 4.76 in a released statement Nov. 15.   Read More

  • Cyclone Restoration Project

    Community members are invited to learn about the effort to bring back the Cyclone Racer, from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13, at the Long Beach Ground Water Treatment Plant. The presentation includes original footage of the Long Beach landmark that once stood at the old Pike. The conversation will a

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  • Garcetti Names Permanent Deputy Mayor

    LOS ANGELES — On Nov. 7, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the appointment of Kelli Bernard as his permanent deputy mayor for economic development: Bernard has been working with Garcetti as interim deputy mayor, focussing on international trade, housing and planning, education and workforce development, business opportunity, the Port of Los Angel

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  • Senate Votes on ENDA

    Washington, D.C.  — On Nov. 7, the U.S. Senate voted 64-32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The bill offers protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace. It would prohibit public and private employers, employment agencies and labor unions f

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