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Long Beach City Council to draft new ordinance to help stop bicycle theft

Long Beach City Council to draft new ordinance to help stop bicycle theft

Cris Rivera, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2018

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Long Beach City Council voted to draft an ordinance that would lessen the sale of disassembled bicycle parts and ban bicycle chop-shops. According to the Long Beach...

Long Beach City Council moves forward with I-710 project alternative

Long Beach City Council moves forward with I-710 project alternative

Brigid McLaughlin, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2018

Filed under Events, Long Beach, News, Today

A I-710 freeway upgrade called Measure 5C promises bike path linkages and a zero and near-zero emission truck program to mitigate pollution caused by port traffic on the Long Beach freeway. The Long ...

Long Beach hopes to create an environment where everyone can thrive

Long Beach hopes to create an environment where everyone can thrive

Cris Rivera, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

The “Everyone In” initiative introduced by Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson seeks to tackle issues of inclusivity among minorities in business and the working community in Long Beach. “It...

City council extends agreement with Long Beach convention bureau

Cris Rivera, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Watch out Los Angeles, Long Beach wants to be the new tourist destination in Southern California. “It is beautiful to see our city from a tourist’s lens,” said Lena Gonzalez, city council representative for district one. “You have to be a tourist in your own city sometimes because that’s when you really get to appreciate it.” Steve Goodling, president and CEO of the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau,...

Ordinance proposed to protect hospitality industry workers rejected by city council

Ordinance proposed to protect hospitality industry workers rejected by city council

Cris Rivera, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Personal stories given by hotel workers and supporters of the suggested ordinance to protect Long Beach hospitality workers failed to convince the Long Beach city council to approve the proposal Tuesday...

City Council hopes to provide shelter and services for the homeless through city-wide funding

City Council hopes to provide shelter and services for the homeless through city-wide funding

Cris Rivera, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

The Long Beach City Council voted to approve and accept funding in order to address the homeless population Tuesday night.   Although the homeless population in Long Beach has decreased according to a c...

Long Beach city council discuss city workers, 2018 budget

Cris Rivera, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

City workers demanding fair wages filled the Long Beach city council chambers at Tuesday’s city council meeting. At the start of the meeting, the chambers were at max capacity as people stood along the sides of the room waiting to fill in. The majority of the people there were members of the Association of Long Beach Employees. This group includes jobs like gas and building construction workers, auto mechanics, and h...

Long Beach city council addresses affordable housing issue

Samantha Diaz, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Long Beach City Council moved to adopt recommendations brought forward by city staff for the production of affordable housing units. The city faces a housing crisis, with a vacancy rate of 2 percent as compared to the national average of 8 percent, according to the council. A study on the production of affordable housing is meant to increase this number by looking into various methods to create more affordable units.   ...