Students attending K-12 Long Beach schools and community colleges who use the Long Beach Transit bus system may be able to ride for free as the transit’s board of directors is expected to decide if they will join Los Angeles Metro’s fare-free system.
Englander, of Santa Monica, admitted to scheming to cover up $15,000 in cash payments, costly meals and other gifts offered to him by a businessman seeking to increase his business opportunities in the city. He pleaded guilty to scheming to falsify material facts, a federal charge carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison.
We are three weeks away from the anticipated deadline for redistricting maps to be finalized. On this week’s edition of The Word on Long Beach, reporter Jason Ruiz takes us through what you need to know to get your voice heard.
Despite some residual hesitation to gather in large crowds—and businesses’ troubles finding workers to serve drinks, bus tables or ring up sales—business in Downtown Long Beach is slowly rebounding after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s newly released annual retail snapshot.
Experts say the massive cargo congestion at the ports is causing air pollution spikes in neighborhoods that have long seen higher asthma and cancer rates, and more recently, higher COVID-19 death rates.
More than 2 inches of rain fell in parts of Los Angeles County Monday, with Long Beach receiving less than a quarter-inch as the storm moved east.
Beginning Nov. 1, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced ocean carriers will be charged for every container that lingers within the port complex—for nine days or more if being moved by truck, and three days or more if being moved by rail.
The city, in a statement Monday, said a permanent solution could involve dredging the channel and turning it into “an amenity to the city rather than a detraction.”
Plus, catch reporter Jason Ruiz talking with education reporter Mike Guardabascio and Dan Vicuña, national redistricting manager for Common Cause, on Tuesday, at 12 p.m. on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Twelve people with various disabilities took off from the Long Beach Airport last week on a mission that allowed them to float weightless in simulated space environments—in the name of science and a more accessible final frontier.