Some of the area’s residents have attributed rising crimes to a growing homeless population in the area. The meeting focused on ways residents could better report crimes to authorities.
Shortly following the announcement that Babette's Feast closed up shop in the Shore, Orange County-based French bakery Ô Gourmet will take over the space to open its second location.
The Long Beach Tap House, a new concept from the original owner of the Five O'Clock Wine Bar in Alamitos Bay Landing, will take over the space previously occupied by Tavern on 2 in Belmont Shore.
A debate on the Belmont Shore homeless issue was at times was lively and heated as it touched on topics including rising housing costs, rent control, substance abuse and mental health resources.
As the march made its way past closed businesses, joggers and people filtering into and out of coffee shops, several motorists drove by and shouted expletives at the group protesting the march.
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