Daily 49er

Mo’ money, less problems

Nicca Panggat, News Editor

August 5, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Long Beach may be able to give its citizens better streets and parking and even keep money in the bank, according to the first proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year. The draft passed through its first City Council meeting unscathed and was mostly praised on Tuesday. City Manager Patrick West proposed a total budget of $2.7 billion for the city beginning on Oct. 1, noting that improved revenues bring the city budget...

Power outage leaves parts of Long Beach in the dark

Collin James, Senior Reporter

July 17, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

An ongoing power outage in downtown Long Beach has forced government services and small businesses to close as electricians try to restore power. An equipment failure in the underground electrical vaults started a fire, which caused the power outage at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, and has cut off service to several city blocks, according to Southern California Edison. “We do not have a time for estimated for restoration of...

California drought budget drying up

California drought budget drying up

July 16, 2015

Despite a lack of funds from the Southern California department the City of Long Beach will still help fund residential turf removal projects. As of last week, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern...

Baby, this is a firework

Paige Pelonis, Multimedia Managing Editor

July 5, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

In Long Beach, playing pyrotechnician is illegal. The city prohibits the sale and use of firework products and instead encourages residents to attend local firework events if they wish to watch aerial displays. Meanwhile, in the neighboring city of Lakewood, TNT Fireworks, one of the largest firework distributors in the country, opened up stands on July 1 to sell “safe and sane” fireworks. These include your standard...

CSULB, LBPD ink internship commitment

Sean Gallagher, Contributing Writer

July 5, 2015

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News, Today

California State University, Long Beach and the Long Beach Police Department announced a comprehensive partnership on June 24, which is aimed to expand internships and hands-on opportunities for CSULB students. The new relationship give CSULB students a chance to engage in forensics work and research new policing strategies, training and services for LBPD officers and their families. The new partnership will also allow...

Rain, rain, stay away: LB beaches make the grade

Nicca Panggat, News Editor

June 27, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

It is not often that a drought means good things for California. However, this year the lack of rainfall has helped to better the beaches in Long Beach, according to a report on water quality by Heal the Bay. The 25th annual Beach Report Card released by Heal the Bay last week gave the beaches of Long Beach and Belmont Shore perfect grades due to the recent dry weather conditions. The improved water quality is a result...

Protestors march on downtown Long Beach

Protestors march on downtown Long Beach

June 18, 2015

Starting their march at Lincoln Park in downtown Long Beach, hundreds of protestors made their way to Pine and Broadway on Saturday, where they stayed for nearly half an hour chanting. Cars honked at...

Long Beach rallies for shooting victims

Long Beach rallies for shooting victims

June 12, 2015

For the second time in less than two weeks, protesters will gather at Lincoln Park and march to the Long Beach Police department headquarters. The families and friends of Hector Morejon, 19, and Feras...