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Sexual Assault Suspect Still Sought

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The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect that is wanted in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred in August 2008 (7th Street & Atlantic Avenue) and December 2009 (Cherry Avenue & Ocean Boulevard). Both victims were in the shower when the suspect entered their residences and confronted [...]

Police Investigate the Murder of 14-year-old

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On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting call in the 1600 block of E. 53rd Street. When they arrived they found that a 14-year-old male had been shot in the upper torso area. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his [...]

L.A. County Votes to Ban Plastic Bags

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This week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a ban on single-use carryout bags at all grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and drug stores located in the County’s unincorporated areas. The vote bans stores from giving consumers single-use plastic bags. Store will also be required to charge 10 cents each for paper bags. The [...]

Delta Air Lines Volunteers Complete Habitat for Humanity Home Rehabilitation in Long Beach

Wendy Castillo receiving the keys to her home as Councilmember Garcia looks on. Photo by Jennifer Davis

On Tuesday November 16, 2010, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) and Delta Air Lines employee volunteers attended a much-anticipated home dedication ceremony for the Castillo family. Key staff members from both organizations were on hand to welcome the Castillo’s into their new home and present them with the keys. The ceremony [...]

Henderson Avenue Tree Planting and Wrigley Garden Mural Unveiling

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Wrigley is Going Green, a grass roots neighborhood environmental organization devoted to saving and planting trees in Long Beach, was awarded a Neighborhood Partners Program grant to plant 60 trees in the area immediately surrounding the Wrigley Garden and create a mural by our very own local artist, Lisa Wibroe, to go in the thriving [...]

Want to Work, But Afraid of Losing Your Disability Benefits?

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If you, or someone you know, are receiving Disability Benefits and would like to return to work, you will want to attend a no-cost workshop on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at the Career Transition Center. Parents of individuals with disabilities and professionals who work with people with disabilities are welcome.

Last Days to Enter City of Long Beach Energy Efficiency Opportunity Drawing

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This week is the last week to enter the City of Long Beach’s Energy Efficiency Opportunity Drawing, which closes on Friday November 19, 2010. One grand prize worth $5,000, and one runner-up prize worth $800, will be awarded in each of the nine City Council districts for home energy makeovers. The Energy Efficiency Opportunity Drawing [...]

Law Enforcement Statewide Participate in “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

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With the holidays upon us and with millions of Americans hitting the roads, the Long Beach Police Department wants everyone to arrive safely at their destinations.  Drivers and passengers need to know that officers will be out in force sending the strong message to “Click It or Ticket”. “No one wants to start the holidays off [...]

Suspect Caught on Video and Arrested after Detonating an Explosive Device

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On November 11, 2010 Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD)/ Arson Investigators, assisted by Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) Violent Crimes Detectives, the Los Angeles Sheriff Department (LASD) Bomb Squad, and the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) served search warrants at 438 Crystal Court and arrested 32 year old Garret Lengyel in connection with the use [...]

Fatal Traffic Accident Sunday Night; Driver Arrested

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On Sunday, November 14, 2010, at approximately 11:06 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to an injury traffic collision at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Elm Avenue that resulted in the death of an adult female. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 silver Jaguar being driving by Danita Rector, a [...]

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