• Mayor Issues Executive Directive for Great Streets Initiative

    LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the implementation of the Great Streets Program. The program focuses on specific improvements to defined corridors throughout Los Angeles. The Great Streets Program is created through an executive directive, which creates a working gr

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  • Ponte Vista Caps Homes to 700

    SAN PEDRO — On Oct. 6, iStar Financial, the Ponte Vista developers, announced that it is capping the homes for the project to 700, with no rental properties. The apartment building proposed for the south side of the site has been taken off the plans. Now the 2.4 acres will be replaced with a public park on Western Avenue, which will be open to

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  • Garcetti Previews Performance Data Website, 100 Days

    LOS ANGELES —  On Oct. 8, Mayor Eric Garcetti detailed his work to reorganize and refocus the mayor’s office and city departments during his first 100 days in office. In his first 100 days in office Garcetti cut the mayor’s office from more than a dozen deputy mayors to four. He als

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  • Arrest Made in Murder Case

    LONG BEACH — On Oct. 8, the Long Beach Police Department charged 25-year-old Gustavo Alejandre for the murder of 23-year-old Jesus Escapite. Police arrested Alejandre, shortly after the Escapite was found shot in the upper torso near Long Beach Boulevard and Plymouth Street, officials said. Escapite was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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  • Knatz Resigns Harbor Department Post

    SAN PEDRO — On Oct. 3, Harbor Department General Manager Dr.Geraldine Knatz announced she will be retiring at the end of the year. Knatz, who was the first female executive port director in Los Angeles, has worked for the Southern California maritime industry for about 42 years. She has worked at both the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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  • Suspect of More Than 40 Burglaries Arrested

    LONG BEACH — Israel Valencia, 33, was arrested Sept. 30, suspected of several burglaries in Long Beach. Valencia was booked for burglary and receiving known stolen property after a routine traffic stop near 10 Street and Ohio Avenue in Long Beach. He is suspected of being responsible for more than 40 burglaries in east Long Beach. During the

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  • Brown Signs Bill Protecting California Journalist

    SACRAMENTO – On Oct. 3,Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a Sen. Ted W. Lieu bill mandating that reporters and their news organizations be given five days’ notice of any subpoenas of their records held by others. Those records include phone calls or other invasions of their newsgathering communications, according to Senate Bill 558, sponsored

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  • Brown Signs Plan to Protect Patients from Deceptive Marketing

    SACRAMENTO – On Oct. 2, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that offers greater against getting deceived, especially now that up to 6 million Californians are newly eligible for health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act. For example, under current law, PPO health insurance plans could send marketing materials in a different lan

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  • Motorcyclist Dies in 7th Street Collision

    LONG BEACH — A 27-year-old motorcyclist died Oct. 1, as a result of a collision near the intersection of 7th Street and Termino Avenue in Long Beach. Long Beach Police Department officials stated that the collision took place at about 4:41 p.m. when Daniel Camaniciu of Torrance was speeding westbound on 7th Street. Cam

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  • West Appoints New DeputyCity Manager

    LONG BEACH — On Oct. 2, City Manager Patrick H. West announced the appointment of Tom Modica to the position of deputy city manager.

    Modica served as the director of government affairs and strategic initiatives in the City Manager's Office. There he coordinated the city’s federal, state and local relations.

    Modica is taking t

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