Mayor Announces Homeless Task Force As Part of Everyone Home Long Beach Initiative 

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Everyone Home LB will include a task force of dozens of high-ranking officials from all corners of the city including nonprofits, area hospitals, the chamber of commerce and local schools and universities. Garcia made the announcement today along with...
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Community Input Sought As Long Beach Crafts Short-Term Rental Ordinance

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Short-term rentals (STR), more commonly referred to by the websites they’re secured through like Airbnb, are currently banned in Long Beach but listings on such sites still persist. At a meeting last year city staff acknowledged that it lacked...
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To Reduce Emissions From Port Trucks One Man Proposes Shipping Traffic Out To Sea

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The marine highway system was cast as a money saver in terms of maintenance for the nation’s roads and bridges and as a way to improve air quality by reducing emissions produced by vehicles. By using the nation’s coastlines...
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Certified Election Results Send Three Political Races to June 5 Runoff 

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Three races remain undecided though, with Council Districts Five and Seven facing runoffs and the only contested seat on the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education also hosting a runoff on the June 5 ballot. 
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Long Beach Adopts Styrofoam Ban, Implements Phased-In Compliance for Restaurants

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The vote comes after months of efforts spearheaded by First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez who introduced the issue in 2016 with an eye on reducing pollution from styrofoam packaging in the city by banning it from city restaurants. Paper...
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Delta Tunnel Vote Will Raise Water Bills as State Improves Water Delivery Infrastructure

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board voted on Tuesday to approve billions of dollars in funding for a twin water tunnel project that will see water from the Sacramento River transferred to Southern California.
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New State Bill Could Hold Retailers Liable For Future Port Truck Driver Wage Theft Claims

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SB-1402, titled the “Dignity in the Driver’s Seat” bill, would make retailers jointly liable for abuses of port truck drivers if they’re found to have hired a trucking company that is not paying fair wages, has unpaid final judgments...
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Long Beach City Council to Discuss Support of Statewide Initiative that Could Roll Back Criminal Justice Reforms

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Council women Suzie Price and Stacy Mungo will introduce the motion at Tuesday night’s city council meeting where they will ask their colleagues to support the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018. The ballot initiative takes...
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Tuesday Night’s Election Brought Victory For Some While Others Head Back to the Campaign Trail

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Half of the Long Beach City Council seats up for grabs Tuesday night were decided early in the evening as Vice Mayor Rex Richardson and Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price easily retained their seats, however, their colleagues in the...
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Garcia Cruises to Victory Over Conn For Second Term As Mayor of Long Beach

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Garcia’s vote total of just over 26,500 votes made up nearly 80 percent of ballots counted as of Wednesday morning, the second largest victory margin of the night for incumbents.
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