CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 |
Long Beach police fatally shot a suspect early Sunday after he brandished a handgun during a confrontation, authorities said. The incident occurred about 12:20 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a neighborhood near the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Butler Avenue after receiving reports of a man with a gun, police said. After an officer spotted the suspect, he took off running, police said. At some point during the pursuit, the suspect produced a handgun and police shot him in the upper body, authorities said.
May 30, 1997 |
Jeremy Joseph Strohmeyer, a once-promising 18-year-old high school senior from Long Beach, was behind bars Thursday as the suspected killer of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson, who was raped and slain this week at a Nevada state-line casino. Authorities said Strohmeyer attracted their attention by talking of his actions to two female classmates, whose parents reported the conversations to police.
April 14, 2009 |
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a 10-year, $750-million expansion project that will merge two aging terminals and create an estimated 14,000 jobs. Work on the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project will be done in phases, according to James C. Hankla, president of the board of commissioners. Construction could begin as early as December.
November 14, 2013 |
Boeing Co.'s sprawling aircraft assembly plant in Long Beach is in the running to build the aerospace giant's forthcoming 777X jetliner after a machinists union in Washington state rejected a deal that would have ensured the work would stay in the Seattle area. Once considered a long shot, Long Beach is one of several cities under active consideration by Boeing after the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted down a tentative labor agreement by a 2-to-1 margin late Wednesday.
May 11, 2009
Southern California's strict environmental rules and green political culture make it notoriously difficult to build industrial facilities here, especially when they're on the coast and bring pollution with them. That's as it should be -- with the worst air quality in the country, Los Angeles and environs have to take extraordinary measures to protect residents' health and welfare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2013 |
The city of Long Beach is announcing that it has achieved pension changes for all city employees after reaching a tentative agreement that asks four of the city's bargaining units to increase the amount employees pay into their retirements. The contracts represent the final piece of nearly three years of negotiations with nine unions that sought to lower pension costs as the city struggled financially. Since 2007, the city has eliminated 786 positions and slashed $134 million from its general fund.
April 14, 2012 |
Ryan Briscoe was the fastest qualifier Saturday but, thanks to an unusual rules call, reigning IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti will start first in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Briscoe, who drives for Chevrolet-powered Team Penske, turned a lap of 103.264 mph on the 1.97-mile, 11-turn course on the city's seaside streets. His teammate Will Power was second, and 2010 Long Beach winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, another Chevrolet driver, was third. But the three will start 11th-13th because all the Chevrolet drivers incurred a penalty of 10 starting spots due to unapproved engine changes by Chevrolet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 |
For years, residents in the mid-city area of Long Beach have complained about the tinny music that ice cream truck vendors play to attract customers. Now, city leaders are taking up the cause. The council will consider asking the city attorney Tuesday to draft an ordinance that would require ice cream trucks to abide by noise ordinances and prohibit them from playing their merry tunes while serving customers. Councilman Dee Andrews requested the agenda item after receiving complaints from residents in his district, which includes the Sunrise, Whittier, Wrigley and South Wrigley neighborhoods, as well as Cambodia Town. He said the ordinance would not impose limits on when or where ice cream truck operators can sell their frozen treats, although he said there have been times when vendors have sold ice cream as late as 9 p.m. "I love ice cream, and I love ice cream trucks, but there's a time and place for everything, and all I'm asking is for some common courtesy," Andrews said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 |
Three people have been arrested and charged in the death of a 61-year-old man whose body was found in a burned motor home in Long Beach, police said. Diana Sequen, 20, Jose Alfredo Zolorza, 19, and David Romero, 28, were arrested individually on suspicion of murder in Long Beach, according to a police statement. The three remain in county jail in lieu of $1-million bail each. Each has been charged with murder, authorities said. The investigation into the death of Thomas Taylor, 61, began around 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 28 when Long Beach police officers discovered a motor home on fire in the 500 block of W. 17 th Street.
March 25, 2012
Address: 298 Temple Ave., Long Beach 90803 Listed for: $795,000 Size: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2,691 square feet Lot size: 0.11 acres Features: Built in 1924, the Craftsman-style bungalow features two fireplaces and original chandeliers and stained glass. MLS ID: P807019 About the area: In the 90803 ZIP Code, based on 145 sales, the median sales price of existing homes in the 2011 was $700,000, down 7.9% from the 2010 median, according to DataQuick.