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  • Long Beach Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Suspect As He Runs Away

    04/29/2014 3:37:37 PM PDT · by Norse Code · 46 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Samia Khan and Gadi Schwartz
    Long Beach Police officers had an "obstructed view" when they opened fire on a man who was allegedly running from a standoff Sunday, according to a press release issued Monday. "Long Beach officers, who were located on the beach, east of the foot of the stairs with an obstructed view due to palm trees and shrubbery, heard gunshots from above and saw the suspect running toward the populated beach area," the press release stated. "The suspect failed to surrender and after officers observed him reaching or his waist band, an officer involved shooting occurred."
  • Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

    04/16/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 165 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 April 2016 | Alan Duke
    Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said. Johnson was seriously injured, but survived the fall from the second level of the building in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann said. Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated, Mann said. Details about what triggered the incident were not available. Johnson has been a member of Northstar, a Long Beach, California, hip hop group that was part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, according to the Wu-Tang Clan website. He...
  • Cal Worthington Legendary Car Salesman DEAD AT 92

    09/09/2013 12:28:25 PM PDT · by kingu · 66 replies
    TMZ ^ | 09/09/2013 | TMZ
    Cal Worthington -- the legendary car dealer who became famous for his "Go see Cal" TV commercials has gone on to that great used car lot in the sky, TMZ has learned. Worthington -- who had dealerships in Long Beach, CA, Anchorage, Alaska, Phoenix, Houston, Sacramento and other cities -- died Sunday at his ranch in California.
  • Snipers Seen After Window Of Long Beach Police Patrol Car Shattered

    07/23/2013 5:38:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 23, 2013 2:28 PM | Ron Kilgore
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police were searching downtown Long Beach after the side window of a police patrol car was shattered, according to reports Tuesday. KNX 1070′s Ron Kilgore reports the squad car was reportedly damaged around 10:30 a.m. at Ocean Boulevard and Chestnut Place. An officer was driving westbound on Ocean near the criminal courts building when she “noticed her driver side window break,” Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton said. “She did not hear anything or see anything,” Eaton said. The officer pulled around the corner upon noticing the broken window. She was not injured. A section of westbound Ocean...
  • Long Beach Residents Warned About Friday Bash Mob

    07/19/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 88 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 18, 2013 11:59 PM
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Officials in Long Beach are warning residents about a planned ‘Bash Mob’ potentially planned for Friday afternoon. In a ‘Bash Mob,’ an unruly but organized crowd — sometimes as many as 100 people — race through the streets committing thefts, petty crimes, assaults and property damage. A ‘Bash Mob’ most recently occurred in the Long Beach area on July 9 in the Pike and City Place areas downtown, according to Long Beach Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton. One person was arrested and several business reported property damage during the incident. Detectives investigating the July 9 incident found...
  • Top GOP Senator Says Obama Could Be Impeached Over Most Egregious Cover-Up in American History

    05/10/2013 7:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 10, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said President Barack Obama could possibly be impeached over what happened in Benghazi. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview Thursday that of all the great cover-ups in history including the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra and Watergate Benghazi is going to go down as most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history. We may be starting to use the I-word before too long, Inhofe said on the Las Vegas-based Rusty Humphries Show. The I-word meaning impeachment? Humphries asked. Yeah, Inhofe confirmed. When Humphries questioned the likelihood of impeachment,...
  • The Calguns Foundation, 7 Californians Sue Attorney General Kamala Harris, DOJ Over Gun Delays

    04/13/2013 10:00:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    firearmspolicy.org ^ | CalGuns Foundation
    SAN CARLOS, CA The Calguns Foundation has filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven California residents today against Attorney General Kamala Harris, the California Department of Justice, and DOJ Bureau of Firearms Chief Stephen Lindley. The case challenges the DOJs policy of requiring some firearm purchasers to prove their legal standing to take possession of acquired firearms and forcing them to wait beyond the statutory 10-day waiting period. One plaintiff in the case, Daniel Schoepf of Long Beach, California, was denied his fundamental right to keep and bear arms for self-defense even after DOJ told him that he was...
  • Man, 63, Set On Fire Inside His SUV Outside 7-Eleven In Long Beach

    04/13/2013 8:56:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 12, 2013 10:10 PM
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) A 63-year-old man was set on fire while sitting in his SUV outside of a convenience store in Long Beach Friday night. The incident, which was captured on cellphone video, happened just after 5 p.m. in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven near the intersection of Clark Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Police said the victim was in his Toyota 4-Runner with the windows open when a man walked up and threw flammable liquid inside the vehicle. Witness Robert Linkroum was in the store when he saw the entire situation unfold. A man had something in...
  • High-Tech Thieves Use New Gadget To Gain Keyless Access To Vehicles In Long Beach

    04/04/2013 12:57:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cbsla.com ^ | April 4, 2013 5:58 AM
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) Police are asking for the publics help in identifying three tech-savvy criminals wanted for a series of car burglaries in which they used an unknown device to gain keyless entry to vehicles. The men are accused of breaking into seven vehicles in an East Long Beach neighborhood on the night of Feb. 26, according to Long Beach police. The suspects were caught on surveillance using small handled devices that caused the vehicles dome light to come on and doors to unlock, Det. Joseph Starbird said in a news release. Police believe there could be several other...
  • Queen Mary To Rendezvous With Sister Ship In Long Beach

    03/12/2013 3:41:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | March 12, 2013 8:42 AM
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) The Queen Mary will rendezvous with her sister ship Tuesday evening in the Long Beach harbor. The Queen Elizabeth II will tie up near its sister ship, the Queen Mary, around 6:30 p.m. The two vessels will exchange whistle blasts in a mutual salute at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 7:30 p.m. The last time these two ships were together was in 1967 during the Queen Marys final transatlantic voyage. That Queen Elizabeth was an earlier version of the present-day ship. The decks of the Queen Mary will be open to the public at no...
  • Long Beach hotels plan layoffs before living wage takes effect

    12/18/2012 8:39:25 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/14/12 | Ruben Vives,Wesley Lowery
    One week before a new minimum wage law for Long Beach hotels goes into effect, two hotels have told employees to expect layoffs of as many as 75 people, according to union representatives. At a confrontation with union activists Friday, a manager at one of the hotels, the Best Western Golden, denied that a local ballot measure triggered the cuts. He said bad economic conditions were to blame. In November, Long Beach voters approved a measure requiring hotels with 100 or more rooms to pay their employees $13 an hour. In a letter to employees posted at the hotel Monday,...
  • Cal State Long Beach will offer Queer Studies minor next fall

    11/26/2012 11:55:02 AM PST · by Deo volente · 52 replies
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | November 25, 2012 | Phillip Zonkel
    LONG BEACH - Dina Perrone likes to talk about sex, specifically how laws are used to control, regulate and prohibit sex and sexuality. For example, in her "Sex, Sexuality, Crime & Punishment" course Perrone, an assistant professor in Cal State Long Beach's criminal justice department, will discuss Lawrence v. Texas, the United States Supreme Court's 2003 landmark decision making gay and lesbian sexual activity legal in every state. "Sex, Sexuality, Crime & Punishment" will be one of the courses students can take toward the university's new Queer Studies minor, which will be available Fall 2013.
  • Long Beach City College tries an alt to placement tests [as 85% reading and 73% math need remedial)

    06/25/2012 5:34:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 25, 2012 | Carla Rivera
    Edward Yacuta felt rushed and nervous when he took a test to determine whether he was ready for college-level English classes at Long Beach City College. The 18-year-old did poorly on the exam, even though he was getting good grades in an Advanced Placement English class at Long Beach's Robert A. Millikan High School. Most community colleges would assign students like Yacuta to a remedial class, but he will avoid that fate at Long Beach. The two-year school is trying out a new system this fall that will place students who graduated from the city's high schools in courses based...
  • Former Long Beach HS Football Star Exonerated in Rape Case (Brian Banks)

    05/24/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 102 replies
    KTLA news ^ | May 24, 2012 | KTLA News Staff
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- A judge has vacated the rape conviction of once-promising high school football star Brian Banks after his accuser recanted. Banks broke down in tears Thursday morning after a brief hearing in which prosecutors said they had no objection to his conviction being reversed. His mother and girlfriend, who were in the courtroom, let out cries of joy. Sign up for KTLA 5 Breaking News Email Alerts "There are no words in any language, no gesture in any culture that can explain or describe what I have been through," Banks said moments after the dismissal. "I...
  • Between 2 shootings, ICE agents struggled over gun

    02/19/2012 11:15:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/19/12 | AP
    The shooting occurred after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Ezequiel Garcia discussed his job performance with the agency's second-in-command in the Los Angeles region, ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said Saturday. Another agent who attended the discussion and had just left the office rushed back and burst in to disarm Garcia after the shots rang out. "There was a very, very intense struggle," Kice said. "They were physically struggling over the gun." The agent eventually drew his own gun and shot Garcia, Kice said. ICE is not releasing the agent's name. The supervisor, Kevin Kozak, continued his recovery Saturday from at...
  • ICE gunman fired during job counseling [Long Beach, CA]

    02/17/2012 4:05:46 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/17/2011 | AMY TAXIN and GREG RISLING
    The FBI says a fatal shooting in a Southern California Immigration and Customs Enforcement office occurred as an agent was being counseled on his performance by a high-ranking ICE official. Federal officials on Friday identified the gunman as 45-year-old supervisory special agent Ezequiel Garcia and the victim as 51-year-old Kevin Kozak...
  • ICE agent shootout leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded in Long Beach [Updated]

    02/16/2012 9:12:01 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Andrew Blankstein and Robert Lopez
    A confrontation between law enforcement agents erupted in gunfire Thursday evening at the federal building in Long Beach, leaving two dead and one seriously injured, authorities said.
  • Two Agents Dead in Shooting at Long Beach Federal Building [CA; ICE versus ICE?]

    02/16/2012 7:57:32 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies · 1+ views
    NBC ^ | Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 | Updated 7:10 PM PST | Samantha Tata
    Three immigration officers were involved in a shootout at the Long Beach Federal Building Thursday evening, police said. Two officers were pronounced dead at the scene and a third was sent to a nearby hospital, according to aerial communications from Long Beach Police. The third victim, repeatedly referred to as a man, was reportedly shot in the upper body. He is being treated at St. Mary's Medical Center, and his vital signs were positive, said Francine Marlenee, speaking on behalf of the hospital. One of the agents is believed to be the suspected gunman, police said. But the suspect's condition...
  • Chinese national indicted in Colorado for trying to illegally export to China...

    02/07/2012 3:07:36 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | February 6, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following news release is a quote: www.ice.gov/news/releases/1202/120206denver.htm FEBRUARY 6, 2012 DENVER, CO Chinese national indicted in Colorado for trying to illegally export to China radiation-hardened computer circuits used in satellite communications DENVER Philip Chaohui He, aka Philip Hope, a Chinese national, made his initial appearance in U.S. district court on Thursday after he was named in a three-count indictment charging him with attempting to export defense articles without U.S. State Department authorization. The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney John Walsh, District of Colorado and Michael A. Holt, special agent in charge of the Denver office of...
  • John Ziegler - Commentator to Speak at Lincoln Club - (Long Beach 10/27/11)

    10/26/2011 1:13:14 PM PDT · by reformjoy · 1 replies
    Press Telegram ^ | 10/25/2011 | Press Telegram
    Commentator to speak at Lincoln Club LONG BEACH - TV commentator, documentary filmmaker and former KFI radio talk show host John Ziegler will share his insight on the 2012 election at the Long Beach Lincoln Club's monthly luncheon this week. The club meets at noon Thursday at 6201 E. Appian Way. The luncheon is open to the public and costs $25 for club members and $35 for nonmembers. Required reservations may be made by calling 562-435-1426 or e-mailing pc@lawbbc.com.
  • India's $4.1 billion aircraft order with Boeing is boost for Long Beach factory

    06/07/2011 9:36:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2011 | W.J. Hennigan
    India's $4.1 billion aircraft order with Boeing is boost for Long Beach factory What would be nation's largest defense deal with a U.S. contractor, for the purchase of 10 C-17 military cargo jets, will extend work at Boeing's Long Beach plant through 2014. By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times June 6, 2011, 10:01 p.m. Boeing Co.'s beleaguered jet-making complex in Long Beach received a major boost with a year's worth of new work after India's government approved the purchase of 10 C-17 military cargo aircraft for $4.1 billion. The deal should keep things humming at the sprawling plant through 2014,...
  • Ex-hospital director sentenced for sex abuse

    02/24/2011 12:23:17 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    , AP ^ | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 AT 10:27 A.M. | BY GILLIAN FLACCUS
    LONG BEACH, Calif. A former state mental hospital director was sentenced Wednesday to 248 years in prison for molesting his adopted foster son over 10 years as part of what prosecutors claimed was a pattern of abuse that spanned four decades and ensnared a dozen young boys, many of whom appeared in court as grown men to confront him. Claude Foulk Jr., 63, showed little emotion as Superior Court Judge James B. Pierce dressed him down for nearly 20 minutes before handing down the maximum sentence. The judge called Foulk a monster and a "sick, sick man," drawing applause...
  • Boeing cutting 900 jobs at Long Beach C-17 plant

    01/20/2011 4:43:58 AM PST · by NRG1973 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 20, 2011 | W.J. Hennigan
    The sprawling factory, barring an unlikely rise in demand, is expected to shut down completely by the end of next year. Time is running out at Southern California's last major conventional aircraft factory. Citing declining orders for its C-17 cargo planes, Boeing Co. said it was cutting 900 of the 3,700 jobs at its sprawling Long Beach plant. Barring congressional intervention or a spate of foreign orders which analysts say is unlikely the factory is expected to shut down completely by the end of next year. "There's just not that much of a market for this aircraft," said...
  • Boeing cutting 900 jobs at Long Beach C-17 plant

    01/19/2011 10:19:49 PM PST · by blue state conservative · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | W. J. Hennigan
    Time is running out at Southern California's last major conventional aircraft factory. Citing declining orders for its C-17 cargo planes, Boeing Co. said it was cutting 900 of the 3,700 jobs at its sprawling Long Beach plant. Barring congressional intervention or a spate of foreign orders which analysts say is unlikely the factory is expected to shut down completely by the end of next year
  • Oropeza's name remains on ballot, special election may be needed

    10/21/2010 12:50:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 10/21/10 | Torey Van Oot
    The name of Sen. Jenny Oropeza, who died last night, will remain on the Nov. 2 ballot as a candidate for re-election to the 28th Senate District, election officials said this morning The 53-year-old Long Beach Democrat died 12 days before the election. Her name is already on the ballot -- some of which have already been cast by absentee voters -- and state law prevents calling a special election to fill a vacant office within 68 days of an election. Oropeza was expected to win re-election in the district, where Democrats have a 20-plus point registration advantage.... If Oropeza...
  • Democratic Sen. Jenny Oropeza, 53, dies

    10/21/2010 12:41:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 10/21/10 | Torey Van Oot
    Democratic Sen. Jenny Oropeza has died following a prolonged illness. She was 53. Oropeza had been largely absent from the Senate since her office announced in May that she had been diagnosed with a blood clot in her abdomen. The Long Beach Democrat, first elected to the Senate in 2006, had battled liver cancer and a tumor during her time in the Assembly. Her own battle with cancer inspired her to become a champion of cancer prevention in the Legislature.
  • Boeing to relocate two key defense programs from Long Beach to Oklahoma City (800 jobs leaving CA)

    08/02/2010 9:34:01 PM PDT · by blue state conservative · 20 replies · 12+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/2/10 | W.J. Hennigan
    Citing a shrinking Pentagon budget, Boeing Co. said Monday that it was relocating two key defense programs from Long Beach, where it employs 800 people, to Oklahoma City. Beginning next year, the Chicago company said it would move its C-130 military cargo avionics and its B-1 bomber modernization programs. The relocation is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year and be completed by the end of 2012. The move would deal another blow to the California economy, where unemployment stands at 12.3%. In January, Northrop Grumman Corp. announced plans to move its headquarters to the Washington, D.C.,...
  • Clerical workers strike at some L.A., Long Beach port terminals

    07/01/2010 5:27:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2010
    Clerical workers at several terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike after their contract expired early Thursday. There was no extension when the labor contract elapsed at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, said Stephen Berry, lead negotiator for the Harbor Employers Association. Berry said the shippers rejected the latest proposal which called for a wage increase of 21% over three years. Berry said the shippers countered with a proposal that includes a 10% increase in monthly pension payments and protection from layoffs. The shippers want to use new computer programs allowing customers access to booking information....
  • L.A. Earthquake

    05/23/2010 4:40:24 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 32 replies · 1,724+ views
    TRuthHound | TruthHound
    Just felt a bump like someone hit my chair. Then the wife came out of a downstairs room and asked if I felt something. Nothing on USGS yet.
  • Search Underway For 2 Bank Robbery Suspects (Major LA Freeway Shutdown)

    05/13/2010 12:04:27 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 9 replies · 670+ views
    CBS2 - Los Angeles ^ | May 13, 2010 | CBS News LA
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (CBS) A vehicle allegedly used by suspects in a Laguna Hills bank robbery Thursday was the subject of a freeway pursuit to Long Beach, where an officer-involved shooting occurred, authorities said. The chase began about 10:30 a.m. on the northbound 405 in Orange County, and went to the juncture of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, where the shooting happened, said California Highway Patrol Officer Gabe Montoya. It was not immediately clear if any suspects were injured, Montoya said. No officers were hurt, he said. After the shooting, the vehicle apparently continued northbound, possibly exiting around Woodruff...
  • LB City College attempts to control overgrown rabbit population

    03/26/2010 6:00:22 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 12 replies · 5,095+ views
    Everything Long Beach ^ | 3/26/2010 | Editor
    Historically, there is a surge in the number of rabbits abandoned at Long BeachCityColleges (LBCC) Liberal Arts Campus (LAC) each Easter season. Hundreds of domesticated rabbits have been abandoned on campus in recent years which has created a host of problems, especially for the rabbits who have been released into the wild when they should be cared for as pets. People are under the false impression that LBCC is a safe haven for rabbits so they tend to drop them off when they are no longer wanted as family pets, said Jacque Olson, a LBCC employee who has provided care...
  • Vanity- Laura Richardson (D-CA) undecided (Long Beach area)

    03/19/2010 12:03:49 PM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 6 replies · 392+ views
    me
    Just called her office. They say she is undecided. I doubt it, but call anyway. 562-436-3828
  • Man arrested on suspicion of molesting Long Beach youth

    02/24/2010 3:36:47 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies · 319+ views
    contracostatimes.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2010 | Tracy Manzer
    LONG BEACH - The former head of the state's largest mental health facility was arrested at his job in Napa Wednesday morning on a charge of molesting a Long Beach youth for more than 10 years, and is under suspicion of molesting at least four other boys going back to the 1970s, authorities said. Claude Edward Foulk, 67, was arrested on the campus of Napa State Hospital at 8:30 a.m. by Long Beach Police Department Sex Crimes detectives. The former Executive Director of the hospital was arrested on a $3.5 million warrant issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's...
  • Tornado warning in California

    01/19/2010 4:58:39 PM PST · by myknowledge · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Nine News ^ | Janaury 20, 2010
    A rare tornado warning was issued for Los Angeles on Tuesday as a storm slammed into southern California, dumping heavy rain and snow across the region and leaving thousands of homes without power. National Weather Service meteorologists said a strong storm moving in from the Pacific Ocean and packing winds of about 95 km/h had triggered the alert, which was cancelled about 2pm local time (0900 AEDT Wednesday). The storm rolling into southern California on Tuesday followed a similar weather front which deluged the region 24 hours earlier. Authorities placed hillside communities on alert for flash flooding and mudslides, a...
  • Long Beach's Black Gold: Oil Reserves Could Help Financial Woes

    12/28/2009 11:17:04 AM PST · by thackney · 20 replies · 934+ views
    Press-Telegram via Rig Zone ^ | December 28, 2009 | John Canalis
    One of the solutions to Long Beach's ongoing budget problems may be buried deep underground. Complex contract negotiations involving the Wilmington Oil Field in and around the Port of Long Beach could uncover a cash gusher for public and private interests. Preliminary 10-year financial projections associated with the project include eye-popping numbers: $130 million for the city's general fund, which pays for services such as police and firefighting; $150 million for the city's Tidelands Fund, which pays for services such as lifeguards and coastal development; $240 million for Occidental Petroleum, which is under contract with the city to extract oil...
  • Doomsday looming for many truckers at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports

    11/27/2009 7:55:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 3,014+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/27/09 | Patrick J. McDonnell
    Filiberto Cervantes has already separated from his wife and kids, lost his car, moved into his truck and says he subsists largely on a diet of $1 cheese burritos. But Jan. 1 looms like a date with the grim reaper himself. ... Cervantes is among thousands of truckers servicing the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex who are facing a day of reckoning this New Year's. That's because Jan. 1 is the day new clean-air guidelines go into effect at the ports, banning all pre-1994 trucks -- as well as 1994-2003 rigs that have not been retrofitted with costly diesel particulate...
  • Holiday miracle needed for turnaround at U.S. ports [Container Shipping]

    10/24/2009 5:21:24 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies · 940+ views
    alibaba.com ^ | 19 Oct 2009
    LOS ANGELES, Oct 20 - Foreman Danny Miranda remembers the days when the Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, ports were so jammed that ships waited in line to unload. Now the lingering recession has longshoremen waiting in line for work. After a year of grappling with fewer shifts and falling wages, Miranda and other union port workers hope a surprise jump in September retail sales will fuel a late-season bump in holiday cargo. "Out of seven days, only two we see work. The last quarter it would be four days out of the seven," said Miranda, a veteran port...
  • Port of Long Beach TEUs Year To Date [Container shipping]

    10/20/2009 6:31:20 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 4 replies · 482+ views
    Port of Long Beach ^ | October 20, 2009 | Port of Long Beach
    Container Trade in TEUs* 2009 Year-to-Date*TEUs: 20-foot equivalent units or 20-foot-long cargo container **Preliminary estimate Loaded Inbound Loaded Outbound Empties Total Containers January 200,588 88,510 110,197 399,295 February 149,299 92,781 75,962 318,042 March 186,450 117,674 70,007 374,131 April 199,051 112,976 96,678 408,705 May 208,591 121,064 89,900 419,555 June 206,358 114,107 92,882 413,347 July 221,719 108,420 102,874 433,013 August 249,920 130,623 112,796 493,339 September 224,924 109,337 106,103 440,364 October November December Year-to-Date 1,846,900 995,492 857,399 3,699,791 YTD % Change -23.8% -26.3% -24.2% -24.6%
  • Most Do Not Realize How Bad it Really Will Be (The Coming Economic Depression)

    09/13/2009 2:19:29 PM PDT · by Signalman · 60 replies · 2,417+ views
    comingdeprssionblogspot.com ^ | 9/13/2009 | Economic Analyst
    At the end of this past July, one of the largest ports in America, Long Beach, reported that the 20% year-over-year cargo business decline is among the sharpest since the Great Depression. This is not a trend specific to Long Beach. Its phenomenal how much things fell away even since December, said Paul Bingham, managing director of global trade and transportation for IHS Global Insight, the business research firm that monitors North Americas biggest ports for the National Retail Federation. As of September 4, 2009, shadowstats.com reported that unemployment in the US is now near 21% and is showing no...
  • Rep. Richardson's Sacramento Home Is Focus Of House Ethics Probe

    07/29/2009 7:14:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 698+ views
    LATimes ^ | July 29th 2009
    Rep. Richardson's Sacramento home is focus of House ethics probe U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson bought the house in the tree-lined upper-middle-class Curtis Park neighborhood for $535,000 in early 2007 after she was elected to the Assembly. She already owned two houses, one in her Long Beach district and the other in San Pedro. She has defaulted six times on both homes. The Office of Congressional Ethics has interviewed an investor who bought the house in foreclosure last year, as well as neighbors. The city declared the structure a public nuisance. By Jeff Gottlieb July 29, 2009 U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson's...
  • Woman puts man in sleeper hold, stops bank heist

    06/23/2009 12:05:27 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 52 replies · 2,224+ views
    MISSION VIEJO, Calif.Cyndi Orel worked as a police officer for 25 years and never caught a bank robber. She was apparently saving that hobby for retirement. The retired Long Beach police officer foiled a bank robbery at a grocery store Saturday when she put a 220-pound bank robber in a chokehold until he passed out. Orel is about 5 feet 7 inches and 128 pounds
  • Coyote Invasion Feared in Long Beach After Cats Disappear

    05/25/2009 2:47:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies · 1,825+ views
    ktla ^ | May 25, 2009
    Several cats have suddenly gone missing in one north Long Beach neighborhood and its feared coyotes may be to blame. Lisa Kamieniecki says she watched a coyote kill her 14-year-old cat named "Bear" around 4 a.m. Saturday morning. The coyote dropped the cat's body when her husband scared it off, Kamieniecki said. She says two coyotes returned minutes later. Kamieniecki called Animal Control, who told her that coyotes commonly feed at that time. But, if the animals make a daytime appearance or don't seem to fear humans or cars, that's something Animal Control would investigate, according to John Keisler, Manager...
  • 88 arrested, 147 charged in massive operation against Hawaiian Gardens gang (Mexican connection)

    05/23/2009 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 1,892+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 05/21/2009 08:02:14 PM PDT | Tracy Manzer
    Slaying of Deputy Jerry Ortiz triggered four-year investigation HAWAIIAN GARDENS - Almost 1,400 law enforcement officials converged on Hawaiian Gardens in a series of pre-dawn raids Thursday as part of the largest federal indictment against a street gang in United States history. Varrio Hawaiian Gardens, Hawaiian Gardens' oldest and most notorious gang, waged a racist campaign to eliminate black people from the community via attempted murders and other crimes, according to the federal racketeering indictments that werei unsealed Thursday. A total of five indictments charged 147 members and associates of the gang, and federal, state and local law enforcement officials...
  • Easrthquake rocks southern California ....Long Beach area....

    05/17/2009 8:42:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 204 replies · 6,324+ views
    self ^ | May 17, 2009 | Ernest at the Beach
    Hard quake shakes
  • Earthquake!

    05/17/2009 8:41:59 PM PDT · by reformed_dem · 131 replies · 7,744+ views
    me | 5/17/09 | me
    Earthquake in southern California. Felt it pretty good in Fullerton
  • CA confirms CSULB flu case is H1N1 (3 cases confirmed in L.A.)

    05/02/2009 11:42:55 PM PDT · by bd476 · 21 replies · 1,286+ views
    Seal Beach Daily 10:24 pm | May 02, 2009 CA confirms CSULB flu case is H1N1 From the Contra Costa Times: "The State of California today confirmed that the one probable case of swine flu identified earlier this week in a student at California State University, Long Beach has been diagnosed as swine flu (H1N1). This confirmation was provided by the States Public Health Laboratory, and is the first confirmed case of swine flu in Long Beach." Read more at contracostatimes.com KABC Channel 7 News and Associated Press 1st confirmed swine flu case in LA County Saturday, May 02,...
  • Conspirator Kennedy receives death sentence in yacht murders

    05/02/2009 11:20:03 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 52 replies · 1,918+ views
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Friday, May 1, 2009 | By LARRY WELBORN
    Ex-gang member shows no reaction when he gets maximum for tying couple to anchor, throwing them overboard. SANTA ANA A former Long Beach gang member-turned-youth-minister showed no emotion today when he was sentenced to death for his role in the murders-at-sea of a Newport Beach couple who were tied to an anchor and thrown overboard. The presidentially-named John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 43, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder by an Orange County jury in January for the Nov. 15, 2004 deaths of Thomas and Jackie Hawks. The jury also found that he committed multiple murders for financial gain, which...
  • Swine Flu Alert - Long Beach, CA

    04/29/2009 5:03:45 PM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 13 replies · 1,433+ views
    A Cal State Long Beach student received a probable positive test result for swine flu. The Long Beach Health Department informed the university of the affected student late Tuesday, and early Wednesday morning CSULB Beach President F. King Alexander sent a campus-wide e-mail with information about the student, symptoms of swine flu and a hotline for anyone to call if they have any questions specific to swine flu. The student who may have been infected lived in the Los Alamitos residence hall. The roommate of the possibly infected student has been moved to a different room where he or she...
  • 3 dead in California hospital shooting

    04/17/2009 12:44:54 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies · 907+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-17-09 | AMY TAXIN
    LONG BEACH, Calif. A hospital worker shot and killed two employees and then killed himself at a medical center Thursday, sending panicked people fleeing, police and witnesses said. The gunman was identified as Mario Ramirez, 50, of Alhambra, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. The victims were Hugo Bustamante, 46, of Cypress, who died at the scene, and Kelly Hales, 56, of Redondo Beach, who was taken to the hospital's emergency room in critical condition and died several hours later.
  • Police: 2 Dead, 1 Hurt In Calif. Hospital Shooting

    04/16/2009 3:51:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 767+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 16, 2009
    Police: 2 Dead, 1 Hurt in Calif. Hospital Shooting LONG BEACH, Calif.-- A hospital employee shot another employee to death, critically wounded another and then killed himself Thursday, police said. Police Chief Anthony Batts said the gunfire erupted just before noon at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Batts would not identify those involved but said all were male. He said the motive remained under investigation but noted the violence came amid a flurry of recent shootings in the country. ''This is a trend of active shooters that you have seen nationwide,'' Batts said at a news conference. ''This is becoming...