The new Truck Alert system is intended for port truck drivers but residents and others traveling through the port can opt-in to the system to receive the alerts about road closures, crashes and other conditions inside the port.
An announcement from the Long Beach Police Department said that its homicide detectives have gathered “significant evidence” apparently linking Efren Abril to the Aug. 5 killing of 29-year-old Antonio Parra and 28-year-old Brian Gomez who were found with gunshot wounds in a parking lot near St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Owners Jack Leahy and Jonathan Strader had hoped to open earlier this year, saying in April that they were targeting June 1 as their grand opening, but Wednesday’s opening gives the business partners a much more symmetrical business anniversary.
A Long Beach Police Department spokesman said that officers stopped Jesus Manuel Lopez , a resident of Long Beach, after he collided with another vehicle and drove away after his car was shot at.
Caution tape and orange Public Works cones formed a perimeter around The Loop Wednesday and a large section of it that was ripped off sits displaced in an area that used to be a space for pop-up events and for pedestrians to rest.
A unanimous vote from the council approved a request from Councilwoman Suely Saro for the city to begin a feasibility and vision process for a potential center that could showcase the culture, art and history of the city’s Cambodian population.
The proposal came from four council members who said they wanted to ensure that playgrounds remain safe for children to use in the city by potentially barring adults not accompanied by a child from entering or remaining in them.
The citywide pavement condition score is 58 with just 13% of streets being considered “excellent” and 53% of the city’s streets being rated “fair to marginal” or worse.
The City Council voted in May to extend the city’s Open Streets program through the end of this month but the persistence of the delta variant and businesses still struggling to recover from the economic carnage brought on by the pandemic is driving the recommendation to extend it. If the council approves the extension it would Long Beach into line with Los Angeles, which extended its outdoor dining program through June 2022 earlier this year.
Los Angeles’ ordinance was prompted by protestors opposed to vaccine mandates being considered by the LA council showing up to the home of Council President Nury Martinez with bullhorns where they allegedly shouted obscenities into her daughter’s bedroom, Martinez said. The Long Beach council could direct the city attorney to draft a similar ordinance at its Sept. 14 meeting.