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February 25, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A Long Beach motorcycle officer was struck by a semi-truck Tuesday morning and immediately rushed to a nearby hospital with injuries, police said. Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said the officer suffered fairly serious injuries in the collision on Santa Fe Avenue about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Those injuries are not believed to be life threatening, he added. McDonnell and other senior officials were headed to the hospital to check on the officer, who was in stable condition.  Crash scene investigators asked the public to avoid Santa Fe Avenue between Anaheim and 17th streets.
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BUSINESS
January 6, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Irvine developer Western National Realty Advisors bought a 206-unit apartment complex in Long Beach for $46 million. Western National bought the property at 1613 Ximeno Ave. from Archstone, a Colorado apartment developer and operator. The new owners named the complex built in the 1980s the Landing at Long Beach. Western National plans to update the 145,000-square-foot garden-style complex, said Jerry LaPointe, vice president of Western National Realty Advisors, an affiliate of apartment investor Western National Group.
OPINION
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
February 7, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander was appointed Wednesday to lead Louisiana State University. The LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the selection of Alexander to become president of the 10-institution LSU system and chancellor of the 30,000-student LSU A&M campus in Baton Rouge. The two positions are expected to be combined under the title of president of LSU. Alexander, 49, had been recommended by a search committee as the consensus candidate earlier this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A 10-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded during a dispute between others at a Long Beach gas station Friday night, and the gunman remains at large, police said. The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. while the boy was sitting with his parents in a parked car at the station at Long Beach and Del Amo boulevards, said Nancy Pratt, a spokeswoman for the Police Department. A dispute between several men escalated into a shooting, and at least one of the bullets struck the boy. His parents drove the boy to a nearby police station, and from there he was transported to a local hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
The state Senate is taking a rare field trip, heading to Long Beach on Tuesday to learn how career technical education programs are working in some model schools. Most of the 40 senators are expected at the bipartisan California State Senate Policy Conference on Education, which includes tours of career academy classrooms to review how academics and technical training are being merged. "We know that one of the best ways to improve outcomes for our students and to close achievement gaps is to align rigorous academics to the world of work and careers," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Police have identified two men shot to death at a birthday party at a home in the 6500 block of Rose Avenue in Long Beach.  Sophon Kao, 26, and Jerry Chim, 24, both of Long Beach, suffered gunshot wounds to the torso in an attack reported shortly before 10 p.m. Friday. Both men died at the scene, Long Beach police Sgt. David Marander said. Two women also suffered wounds to the torso and were transported to a local hospital. One woman underwent surgery and was in critical condition, Marander said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2013 | By Kurt Streeter
One man was killed and three others injured in a shooting on a residential street in Long Beach early Sunday morning, authorities said. Randy Chapman, a 23-year-old Long Beach resident, suffered wounds to his upper body and was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to police spokesperson Marlene Arrona. Three other men at the scene were also hit by gunfire and transported to a hospital, police said. Late Sunday morning, two were listed in critical condition and one had been treated and released, Arrona said.
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