The purpose of consolidation would be to create a single business entity under one governing body that would have utility-focused governance to help set policy and rates, a city memo said.
Councilman Roberto Uranga, who also serves on the Coastal Commission, signed onto an appeal late last month challenging some of the aspects of the proposed hotel, including how it affects pedestrian access to the coast, the cost to stay at the hotel and how the hotel’s valet parking would impact access to a public park.
The coming year could shape what becomes of the largest undeveloped parcel of oceanfront land in Long Beach, the so-called “elephant lot” named for its prior use by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
While the coffee and tea shop is closing, the two owners are moving on to focus on a nonprofit they’ve founded to help military veterans and K9s transition from service-life to life as civilians.
Currently bars are not allowed to open unless they sell food, but they could be allowed to open in a few weeks for outdoor service when the city enters the “orange” tier in the state’s color-coded system determining when it’s safe to loosen restrictions.
Despite the fact that police say all the victims were innocent bystanders and not gang-affiliated, a detective said he had no doubt this shooting was meant to benefit the gang.
Long Beach on Thursday revealed early designs of what could replace the Belmont Pier. One concept harkened back to the 1930s and the city’s iconic Rainbow Pier.
A 13-year employee of the City of Long Beach was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl about a decade ago, authorities said.
A car pulled in front of the victim, and an unknown person exited the vehicle and shot him, authorities said.
The exhibit, “We Got This: Art in the Time of the Pandemic”, is comprised of 20 pieces that were collected from local women artists and shows messages of hope and solidarity that were ubiquitous in 2020. The exhibit is also available to view on the city’s website.