Army Corps study may not recommend reconfiguring Long Beach breakwater

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A study that could determine the future of the Long Beach breakwater is approaching completion, but it’s unclear at this point whether the document will recommend removing or altering the breakwater.
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East Long Beach investigation nets $250K in illegal fireworks

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Two men, an 82-year-old resident of Paramount, and his son, a 54-year-old man from West Covina, were detained in connection with the fireworks and could face felony charges. Police did not release their names.
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Councilwoman avoids recall after campaign against her falls thousands of signatures short

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To remove her through the recall process, the group needed to collect 6,363 valid signatures of registered voters in the Second District, but the city clerk’s office said only 4,815 signatures out of the 9,050 submitted were found to...
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Long Beach moves toward allowing sales of recreational marijuana

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Long Beach will allow the sale of recreational cannabis after the City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday night to advance an ordinance that will pave the way for the industry to enter the city.
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Second District Recall Effort May Be Doomed By Invalid Signatures

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According to unreleased figures that the clerk’s office is currently double-checking there are just 4,688 valid signatures in favor of the recall effort leaving a gap of 1,675 signatures that needs to be closed if the recall were to...
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Drought, Irrigation Budget Leave City Parks In “Embarrassing” Shape As Summer Approaches

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Last year when the city received nearly 19 inches of rainfall the funding for irrigation helped the city’s landscaping receive about 85 percent of the necessary water. However, this year with only about 2 inches of rainfall to date,...
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Charter Amendments That Could Impact Term Limits, Redistricting, Utility Consolidation Move To Second Hearing

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For the second time this year the city of Long Beach could see its city charter tweaked by voter approval in November as city leaders advanced a plan Tuesday night to place changes surrounding term limits for city council,...
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Businesses Replacing Spires Restaurant in East Long Beach Get Permits Approved for Drive Thru Lanes

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A project that could dramatically overhaul an aging corner of East Long Beach moved one step closer toward construction after the Long Beach planning commission voted 4-0 to approve conditional use permits (CUP) that will allow the installation of...
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Long Beach’s Ban of Oversized Vehicles on Residential Streets Starts July 1

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The ban on oversized vehicles will apply to all vehicles that are either 85 inches high, 80 inches wide or 22 feet long. A two-week grace period will be granted to residents starting July 1 where warnings will be...
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Ruling Against Long Beach Private School, Former Coach Awards $25.5 Million to Victim of Sexual Abuse

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Taylor & Ring, the firm that represented the victim identified as Stephen W., announced it had secured a $25.5 million verdict in the suit it filed in April 2016 against Westerly and a former coach, Scott Durzo.
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