Organizers of this weekend’s joyous festival and parade have been beset in recent years by financial shortfalls, warring factions, lawsuits and allegations ranging from undisciplined spending to vote-rigging on the board.
A new survey shows that 58% of Long Beach residents believe the city is heading in the "right direction," but in their own neighborhoods, only 46% rated their communities as heading in the right direction.
Organizers of this weekend's joyous festival and parade have been beset in recent years by financial shortfalls, warring factions, lawsuits and allegations ranging from undisciplined spending to vote-rigging on the board.
byMelissa Evans, Kelly Puente and Tim GrobatyinNews
Many of the financing options would entail the issuance of general obligation bonds or the "creation of new revenue streams"—which would require voter approval.
Over the past five years, Long Beach has seen a dramatic increase in rates of sexually transmitted diseases, mirroring a nationwide trend of record jumps in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
byJeremiah Dobruck, Kelly Puente and Stephanie RiverainCrime
The investigation involving multiple agencies successfully disrupted a "very real threat by a trained combat soldier who repeatedly stated he wanted to cause the maximum number of casualties," said U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna.
byMelissa Evans and Kelly PuenteinBusiness
Urban Commons released an 880-page financial document ahead of its public offering that provides the clearest picture yet of the company’s revenue and projections for the 18 hotel properties it owns or manages, including the storied 1930s-era ship that...
byKelly PuenteinClimate Change
This story is part of a Long Beach Post multi-part series, “Close to Home: How climate change is shaping the future of Long Beach.” For the full series, click here. In a sea of grassy lawns in Long Beach’s...
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