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August 8, 1992 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Walnut man who accused Long Beach police of brutally beating him during a traffic stop four years ago has settled his lawsuit against the city for $650,000, officials said Friday. Galen Ball, 23, said in a lawsuit that Long Beach officers beat him with batons and a flashlight after stopping him on Pacific Coast Highway on July 16, 1988, for allegedly speeding and driving erratically. Ball needed more than 50 stitches on his head, according to his attorney, Garo Mardirossian.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relatives of a 26-year-old man who was killed by police last year sued the city of Long Beach on Thursday, alleging that officers recklessly opened fire on the man although he was unarmed and had not threatened them. Filed in Long Beach Superior Court, the wrongful-death suit concerns the shooting of John F. Jordan in September as he led police on a 30-minute chase through a residential neighborhood.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of negotiations between port officials and overseas investors, the Los Angeles City Council has approved plans for a $180-million coal exporting facility that backers say will bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in new revenue to the harbor area. The size and location of the project, however, have been questioned by the city of Long Beach, which filed a lawsuit two weeks ago challenging the adequacy of the proposal's environmental impact report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday that it is investigating whether coal terminals and storage areas in the county's ports are emitting hazardous petroleum coke residues in violation of state air and water pollution standards. Meanwhile, a U.S.
BUSINESS
February 7, 1991 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unocal Corp. has signed a $78-million settlement that would drop the company from a massive lawsuit charging six major oil companies with conspiring to cheat the City of Long Beach by holding down prices of crude oil pumped from area tidelands, state officials said Wednesday. Unocal's proposed settlement--which must still be signed by Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1990 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what could be a critical blow to the rebirth of downtown Long Beach, the state attorney general's office said Thursday that the city violated state environmental laws when it approved the Pike project, a mammoth swath of oceanside high rises said to be one of the nation's most ambitious renewal efforts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1994
The city of Long Beach filed suit Monday against the California Coastal Commission, alleging that the agency does not have the authority to keep the city from imposing an early curfew on its beaches. Citing crime, the Long Beach City Council voted in June to expand its beach curfew by two hours, to run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999
Would-be developers of an adults-only club have vowed to take the city to court now that officials have prohibited them from employing nude dancers. The City Council last week approved an entertainment permit for the controversial club, Flamingo, but said the permit would prohibit nude dancing and physical contact between the dancers and patrons. Council members said they were acting on the authority of a local ordinance that bans such activities. The ordinance took effect Jan. 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired police sergeant Don Jackson testified Thursday that a Long Beach police officer shoved him through a plate-glass window after a traffic stop--a scene captured on videotape by an NBC television camera crew. When the officer asked him to place his hands behind his head and turn his body toward a large plate-glass window, he obliged, Jackson testified. Then, he said, "I felt myself shoved forward into the glass."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a three-year fight over implementation of the federal Clean Water Act, the city of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with state water officials over a plan to deal with toxic storm water plaguing Santa Monica and San Pedro bays. The proposed plan, expected to be ratified at a meeting of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on Wednesday, has the agreement of all sides in the nasty dispute.
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June 25, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a three-year fight over implementation of the federal Clean Water Act, the city of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with state water officials over a plan to deal with toxic storm water plaguing Santa Monica and San Pedro bays. The proposed plan, expected to be ratified at a meeting of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on Wednesday, has the agreement of all sides in the nasty dispute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999
Would-be developers of an adults-only club have vowed to take the city to court now that officials have prohibited them from employing nude dancers. The City Council last week approved an entertainment permit for the controversial club, Flamingo, but said the permit would prohibit nude dancing and physical contact between the dancers and patrons. Council members said they were acting on the authority of a local ordinance that bans such activities. The ordinance took effect Jan. 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1997
The state Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the structure of the board of Los Angeles' $2-billion Alameda Corridor project, cementing Los Angeles' and Long Beach's control over the rail-cargo facilities. South Gate and other smaller cities along the planned route of the 20-mile rail artery had sued Los Angeles and Long Beach, which have provided most of the project's funding, to allow them more control over how the money would be spent.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
Exxon Corp. lost a battle in a long-standing dispute with the city of Long Beach over more than $100 million in alleged oil price manipulations. California's 2nd District Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in Long Beach's breach-of-contract suit against Exxon. The court ruled that a lower court failed to consider evidence that Exxon underpaid for oil from the city-controlled Wilmington offshore field by artificially holding down prices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former city councilman and former harbor commissioner are suing Long Beach to challenge the financing of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Small-businesses owners on the city's industrial west side are suing to block a $25-million bond issue. An art gallery owner complains that the city condemned his property to make way for a new shopping center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1995
Former Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Joel B. Friedland, charging that officials conspired to force him from his position last year, is suing the city for $10,800 in damages and reinstatement. Friedland filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court last week saying he was coerced into resigning because he wanted to sell two pieces of land to the city's Community Redevelopment Agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1995
Former Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Joel B. Friedland, charging that officials conspired to force him from his position last year, is suing the city for $10,800 in damages and reinstatement. Friedland filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court last week saying he was coerced into resigning because he wanted to sell two pieces of land to the city's Community Redevelopment Agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1995
Seven homeless people who sued the city of Long Beach will be reimbursed a total of $4,000 for belongings lost during a sweep by city employees of their makeshift camp near Shoreline Park. The six men and one woman lost all their belongings during an unannounced June, 1993, sweep, despite assurances from several people left in the camp that they would move the items.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1995
Seven homeless people who sued the city of Long Beach will be reimbursed a total of $4,000 for belongings lost during a sweep by city employees of their makeshift camp near Shoreline Park. The six men and one woman lost all their belongings during an unannounced June, 1993, sweep, despite assurances from several people left in the camp that they would move the items.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1995
A Superior Court jury has decided that the city of Long Beach must pay $10 million to a woman who was left paralyzed from the injuries she suffered in a car accident resulting from a police chase. Cindy Tomlinson, 27, a Huntington Beach resident and former preschool teacher, has been unable to speak or move her arms or legs since the 1992 accident, said her lawyer, Dennis Elber.
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