Daily 49er

LBPD release 911 call on fatally shot student

Collin James, Senior Reporter

June 4, 2015

Filed under Crime, Long Beach, News, Today

The Long Beach Police Department released Wednesday the recording of the initial 911 phone call about Feras Morad, a Woodland Hills native who the LBPD fatally shot on 15th Street last week. The person making the phone call reported Morad as “intoxicated” and “maybe a little bit” violent, though police reported Morad was unarmed. Morad’s friends and family held a candlelight vigil for him in Woodland Hills, Wed...

New Long Beach website unveiled

Kayce Contatore, Assistant Sports Editor

June 3, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

A picture of the Long Beach Pike on a bright, sunny day fills the homepage for the new website for the city of Long Beach, which Mayor Robert Garcia debuted June 1 in a press conference at City Hall. To remodel the website, Garcia said his team completely started over to create something new and fresh and the site features event and meeting calendars, bill payment and easy connection to city officials and media sites. The...

Reburial uncovers Long Beach land

Reburial uncovers Long Beach land

Danielle Carson, Contributing Writer

May 19, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Archaeologists disturbed at least 20 individuals aged 800 years old during a dig in 1952, but within the next year they will be laid back to rest. Dr. Carl Lipo, an archaeology professor at California...

Tour of Long Beach cycles across the city for charity

Tour of Long Beach cycles across the city for charity

May 11, 2015

Childhood cancers make up less than 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed each year, yet over 10,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. The...

Mayor Garcia plans to provide every homeless vet with a place to live

Mayor Garcia plans to provide every homeless vet with a place to live

May 7, 2015

Mayor Robert Garcia has made it his goal to sleep veterans in beds rather than on Long Beach’s hard concrete. “No veteran of the American armed forces should ever be without a home,” Mayor Garcia...

Smart meters reporting water wasters

Smart meters reporting water wasters

May 6, 2015

People can now be fined for watering their lawns. The Board of Water Commissioners declared an Imminent Water Supply Stage 3 Shortage this week, limiting the number of days that residents and businesses...

‘Water’ those smells?

Madison Moore, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News

Some Long Beach residents have experienced unpleasant odors in their tap water, and the Long Beach Water Department is blaming it on hydrogen sulfide. The LBWD acknowledged the problem in a statement released Monday, which said that some of the local wells treated by the Groundwater Treatment Plant have low levels of hydrogen sulfide because the went back into service just three weeks ago, on April 22. Although this...

Blacklists and bong hits

Amy Patton, News Editor

May 4, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News

Medical marijuana users may be ineligible for organ transplants, depending on the vote of the California Senate. Assembly Bill 258, passed with a 52-8 vote on Thursday, now awaits the senate’s verdict. The bill, introduced by Assemby Member Marc Levine in February, explicitly states that hospitals or physicians cannot deny an organ transplant candidate solely on his or her usage of medical marijuana. Physicians and...