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Long Beach Police taking over Metro patrols

Samantha Diaz, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Long Beach residents riding the Metro Blue Line will start to notice some familiar badges after the city council approved legislation Tuesday that will give the LB Police Department jurisdiction over the Metro. The council approved the final contract between the Metro Board and LBPD that will replace the current metro staff of Los Angeles Police Department officers with Long Beach officers. The change will take effect begi...

Long Beach councilwoman supports strengthening Mello Act

Carlos Villicana, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

In the face of soaring rent fees and a shortage of homes that leaves many on the streets, Long Beach Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce has supported strengthening the Mello Act in order to help provide more affordable housing. Pearce, who oversees District 2 in Long Beach, said at a City Council meeting on Feb. 21 that the city needs to identify a funding source for affordable housing production, which the Mello Act can help...

A voter guide for LA county municipal election

Elizabeth Campos, Assistant News Editor

March 6, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

This year’s municipal elections for the Los Angeles County deals with issues that range from homelessness to marijuana regulations. Long Beach is in the southern tip of L.A. County and considering that Cal State Long Beach is a commuter campus, many students have a vested interest in the outcome. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.   Measure S: Neighborhood Integrity Initiative This initiative imposes a tem...

Los Angeles to vote on marijuana regulation

Lola Olvera, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

For Los Angeles voters, the question is not whether or not to regulate marijuana, but how. On March 7, L. A. County voters will have two measures on the ballot to choose from – technically. Measures M and N, which come months after Proposition 64 legalized recreational marijuana statewide last November, involve how to regulate marijuana sales and who gets to do it. But one option, Measure N, has virtually no support...

CSU Super Sunday reaches Long Beach churches

CSU Super Sunday reaches Long Beach churches

February 26, 2017

February is Black History Month, but Cal State Long Beach’s Super Sunday was all about the future.    CSULB’s president, Jane Close Conoley, spoke to the congregation at Antioch Church of Long Beach befo...

Long Beach City Council discusses affordable housing study

Samantha Diaz, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

If you live in Long Beach, or plan to someday, your housing options may soon become more affordable. Long Beach City Council addressed the issue of the lack of low-cost housing Tuesday night by moving to conduct a study on the resources available for affordable housing units in the area. “To say the [housing] situation is becoming urgent is an understatement,” said councilwoman Jeannine Pearce who urged the council...

Housing a hot topic at Long Beach City Council

James Chow, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

People interested in addressing Long Beach’s affordable housing policies can inform themselves on the issue while attending the Affordable Housing Study Session on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Long Beach City Hall on West Ocean Blvd. The study session is part of the LB City Council meeting and presented by Long Beach Residents Empowered – alternatively known as LiBRE. This event will cover shaping new city policies around affor...

Long Beach City Council approves public safety and housing measure

Samantha Diaz, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Long Beach City Council approved two measures to improve public safety and approved the construction of new housing units in East Long Beach during a Tuesday night meeting. North Long Beach will be gaining back paramedic service Rescue 12, after it was pulled in 2010 due to low funds. The council is now able to revamp the paramedic service by allocating funds from sales tax revenue Measure A, which was originally meant for...