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KABC-TV
KABC-TV

(818) 863-7777

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Glendale, CA 91201   Directions

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Dodgers' Julio Urías among 2022 National League Cy Young award finalists
12/07/2022 8:56pm

Mexican pitcher Julio Uras, who led in ERA in the 2022 Major League Baseball season, was among the three finalists for the National League Cy Young Award, whose winner will be announced next week.

OC raises flag over future site of first veterans cemetery
12/01/2022 9:33pm

After more than a decade of planning and setbacks, Orange County has raised the flag over the future home of its first veterans cemetery.

Trailblazing entertainer Billy Porter honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
12/01/2022 9:08pm

Congratulations Trailblazing entertainer Billy Porter was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Im grateful to have lived long enough to see the day that my queerness is no longer my liability, but now is my greatest super power.

LA County homes in majority Black or Latino communities twice as likely to be under-appraised
12/01/2022 9:07pm

Experts say the inequities are robbing families of wealth and stress the importance of raising awareness about the problems in the appraisal industry.

10-year-old boy suspected of shooting, killing his mother for not buying him VR headset
12/01/2022 9:01pm

A 10-year-old Milwaukee boy intentionally aimed a gun at his mother, then shot and killed her, because she would not buy him a virtual reality headset, prosecutors said.

KABC-TV
KABC-TV

(818) 863-7777

500 Circle Seven Dr
Glendale, CA 91201   Directions

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Dodgers' Julio Urías among 2022 National League Cy Young award finalists
12/07/2022 8:56pm

Mexican pitcher Julio Uras, who led in ERA in the 2022 Major League Baseball season, was among the three finalists for the National League Cy Young Award, whose winner will be announced next week.

OC raises flag over future site of first veterans cemetery
12/01/2022 9:33pm

After more than a decade of planning and setbacks, Orange County has raised the flag over the future home of its first veterans cemetery.

Trailblazing entertainer Billy Porter honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
12/01/2022 9:08pm

Congratulations Trailblazing entertainer Billy Porter was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Im grateful to have lived long enough to see the day that my queerness is no longer my liability, but now is my greatest super power.

LA County homes in majority Black or Latino communities twice as likely to be under-appraised
12/01/2022 9:07pm

Experts say the inequities are robbing families of wealth and stress the importance of raising awareness about the problems in the appraisal industry.

10-year-old boy suspected of shooting, killing his mother for not buying him VR headset
12/01/2022 9:01pm

A 10-year-old Milwaukee boy intentionally aimed a gun at his mother, then shot and killed her, because she would not buy him a virtual reality headset, prosecutors said.

KCBS-TV
KCBS-TV

(818) 655-2000

4200 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA 91604   Directions

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KNBC-TV
KNBC-TV

(818) 684-4444

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608   Directions

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KTTV
KTTV

(310) 584-2000

1999 S Bundy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90025   Directions

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Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
Press-Telegram (Long Beach)

(562) 435-1161

727 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90844   Directions

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The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber

(562) 597-8000

5199 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804   Directions

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Luna Ticks Off a Win
11/17/2022 4:53pm

By:Diana Lejins According to the latest Los Angeles County LAC election results on Monday, Nov. 14, former Long Beach Police approximately 1200 personnel Chief Robert Luna led substantially by 59 867,704 votes versus sitting LAC Sheriff Alex Villanuevas 41 608,520 votes.Luna campaign promised to restore trust in the approximately 18,000-employee Sheriffs Department ,which has been fraught with accusations of mismanagement, prisoner mistreatment and a proliferation of deputy-based gangs. While the passage of LAC Measure A allowing the Board of Supervisors to remove an elected Sheriff for just cause may provide extra monitoring and supervision of the agency by the LAC Board of Supervisors, it could also open a new door to political corruption and serve as a deterrent to public-official investigations. LAC has the largest sheriffs department in the world.In other Long Beach races, mayoral candidate Rex Richardson claimed a premature victory at the first posting of election results Tuesday night. He has, however, maintained his lead over Suzie Price through the week. Richardson is at 55.3 42,697 votes and Price is at 44.7 34,531 votes. As of Mar 11, 2022, there were a total of 273,546 registered voters in the City of Long Beach.Retiring Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia swept the 42nd Congressional Representative field with a 66.43 67,913 votes to John Briscoes 33.57 34,316 votes.California 69th District Assembly candidate Josh Lowenthal, son of Congressman Alan Lowenthal, has kept a wide margin throughout. Lowenthal is at 59.71 44,761 votes Al Austin is at 40.29 30,204 votes.3rd District Council District Kristina Duggan garners a strong position at 57.92 8,090 votes Kaylee Caruso lags behind at 42.08 5,878 votes.In the 5th District Council race, Meagan Kerr holds a lead at 53.4 7,724 votes while reformer Ian Patton follows at 46.6 6,752 votes.9th District Council candidate Joni Hicks has a wide berth of 66.36 3,002 votes compared with 33.64 1,523 votes for Ginny Gonzales.City-sponsored measures all have a wide margin toward passing to date.Incumbent school board members and the Measure Q bond have substantial leads.Final results will be released and certified when all votes are tallied. Follow the results at www.results.lavote.gov..Category: News

Century Villages Offering Many Services to Vets Facing Homelessness
11/17/2022 4:51pm

By:By Jon LeSage If you can gain permission to pass by the security guard booth right off Pacific Coast Highway and east of State Route 103, youll be impressed to see how extensive and developed the Century Villages at Cabrillo have become. There are other condo building structures around it serving various communities the homeless, single mothers whove been abused, drug addicts and alcoholics in treatment, and veterans whove lived through several life challenges, among them.The increase in the homeless population in recent years can be a sore spot for Long Beach residents and workers -- a bit of compassion and concern mixed with anxiety over crime increasing and more homeless people out on the streets. It is a reality with the city reporting earlier this year a 62 increase in that population over the past two years -- up to a total of nearly 3,300 homeless people.Century Villages at Cabrillo CVC in late summer added The Cove, a section for additional housing on 27 acres, for more affordable housing aimed much at taking more of the homeless community off the streets. CVC reports that there are currently more than 1,600 people who call CVC home, and that nearly 700 of them are veterans.The citys planning commission approved a master plan in September on the long-term redevelopment of CVC, but it still needs to be approved by the city council. Thats likely to happen in the near future.VA Plays a Role Serving VetsThe Veterans Administration VA Hospital administration runs the Cabrillo VA Clinic based at the center of the CVC. That outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, laboratory and pathology services, telehealth and more.The VA has a focus on veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression or transition from jail. VA staff were not available to be interviewed for this article, but its worth acknowledging their part in increasing and improving a number of services to the Cabrillo community.The Cove will provide 60 affordable homes for veterans experiencing homelessness and 29 affordable homes for low income veterans for a total of 89 homes. Thats opening up along with supportive services available to all veteran residents. These residents, and the non-veteran homeless population, have access to immediate food and shelter, including both transitional and permanent housing and life skills development, and education.Service Opportunities AboundCVC benefits from having a pool of volunteers providing a wide range of services to staff and the residential community. Some of the opportunities include working with a diverse client population and participating in community development activities, and planning and hosting family events, workshops, classes, and large-scale community festivals. Students can particularly benefit from these extensive programs.There are internship opportunities available with the Residential Services team. Objectives carried out by this team include developing a strong sense of community among residents, bringing quality service to residents, and supporting on-site collaborations with agencies.Student interns might be involved in recreational and educational activities for children enrolled in the summer and afterschool programs putting on special campus events like the Halloween Festival participating in case management activities such as intake procedures conducting the annual resident survey and producing the CVC newsletter.Several local companies and non-profit groups supported and sponsored the 25th Anniversary Gala in September. Tributes were paid to former Century Board member Earl G. Fields and long-time partner, Wells Fargo.Bright Spot for Homeless VetsConditions have been improving gradually for veterans, according to a new national study that was released in early November. The number of homeless American veterans experiencing homelessness sank more than 11 from the beginning of 2020 to early 2022, federal officials announced.However, there are still about 33,000 veterans around the country who dont have reliable housing options. More work needs to be done, but targeted efforts to work with veterans is producing positive results.One veteran experiencing homelessness will always be one too many, but the new data shows that we are making real progress in the fight to end veteran homelessness, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said in a statement.Officials from VA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness conduct the Point-in-Time count annually to gauge the American homeless population including veterans on a single night each year.Jon LeSage is a resident of Long Beach and a veteran business media reporter and editor. You can reach him at jtlesage1yahoo.com.Category: News

Online Petition Asks for LBUSD to Discard 2020-21 School Grades
11/17/2022 4:48pm

By:Daniel PinedaThe year 2020 was a time that changed everyones life, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many had to learn and readjust to the way the pandemic changed the routines of our daily lives especially for the many young students of the Long Beach Unified School District, who had to grow accustomed to taking their classes online.Some have managed to completely adjust to the new style of learning, while others have surely struggled. And now, parents of those LBUSD students are concerned that their childrens grades, during the years of the pandemic, will likely limit their academic choices, entering High School.One such parent is Carol Jones, a resident of Long Beach and a mother of three children. According to Jones, she finds it unfair for students to become limited on their academic decisions, because of a situation that nobody couldve prepared them for.The pandemic left such a big impact on their choices for highschool, Jones said, referring to all the middle school students on Long Beach that will soon be transferring into high school. It feels like theyre already being punished by having to work from home, and then punishing them more by limiting their choices in high school. It just doesnt seem fair.The LBUSD recognized some of the same concerns parents like Jones have, and worked to make adjustments and accommodations to their students. The Beachcomber got in touch with Chris Eftychiou, the LBUSDs public information director, for more information on the matter.The school district has been well aware of students struggles during the pandemic and has responded accordingly, Eftychiou said. From additional tutoring, to targeted interventions, or additional academic help in the areas where support is most needed, to new Wellness Centers at all high schools and middle schools, many forms of academic and emotional support have been carefully planned and backed with significant resources.Eftychiou also added that the LBUSD have made changes to GPA requirements needed for certain programs in high school. One of these changes was adding GPA scores from the eighth grade as a requirement.Until this year, LBUSD considered sixth and seventh grade scores for the GPA requirements related to specialized high school programs, Eftychiou said. For some time now, the school district has received feedback that eight grade scores should be considered for high school choice.Eftychiou continued: The rationale is that eighth graders will be more engaged in their eighth grade year, knowing that their eighth grade scores matter. Plus, they can focus on their fall semester grades without the added pressure of the school of choice process just one month into the eighth-grade school year. Also, remember that this years eighth graders experienced virtual instruction in sixth grade, so allowing an additional semesters worth of grades could help to boost their GPA.But to Carol Jones, what the LBUSD has done so far is not enough.Previously, they LBUSD had only used the sixth and seventh-grade grades. Jones said. And because of the pandemic, they had made the decision to add a semester of eighth-grade grades. But with five semesters counting that only represents 20 of the GPA, and sixth grade will still weigh in at 40. Thats almost half.Jones continued: Personally, I feel like they didnt do the math on that, because leaving the sixth-grade grades still is the piece that, I think, doesnt make sense.Eventually, Jones would take a big step in hoping to get her voice across. She filed a petition on the website, Change, asking the LBUSD to drop grades from the 2020-2021 school year.I am asking that LBUSD drop the 2020-2021 school year from the calculation, Jones wrote, in the description of her online petition. It was an aberration in school experience and should not limit these students, whove suffered enough interruptions in their education, from having all the choices available to them, based upon their true aptitude. Not their aptitude based upon the pandemic year. Please stand with me. Together we may have a voice.Jones petition has garnered plenty of signatures since it had been made public. Some of Jones supporters have even voiced their opinions online.Students should not be penalized for barriers of learning due to the pandemic, one petitioner said.However, despite a vast amount of support for her petition, Jones told the Beachcomber that her petition was also met with criticism by other parents.Ive had parents, whove had children that did very well during the pandemic year and worked hard to keep their grades up, and they were offended by my petition, Jones said. Theyve told me things like: my kids did well during the pandemic. Where were you for your kids Why didnt you make sure they were passingJones however feels that some of the criticism comes from how differently students may have been taught during the pandemic. She uses her children, who she feels didnt get the proper teacher during the pandemic, as an example.My kids needed the structure of an actual classroom, Jones said. Half of the teachers during the pandemic were just putting videos on for the entire class time. Even their homework assignments were to just look at more videosJones continued: Doing seven hours of school, followed by more of those videos as homework, thats not helping the kids who cant learn that way.But regardless of the criticism, Jones refuses to let it get to her, and the goals she set her eyes on.And aside from just filing an online petition, Jones has also reached out to multiple members of organizations like LBUSD and High School Choice as a means of helping express her concerns, as well as getting them to agree with her petitions goals.However, according to Chris Efychiou, neither the LBUSD or High School Choice have any current plans to discard any grades from the pandemic year.Under state education code, the school district cannot change a students grade. Only a teacher can change a students grade, Eftychiou said. We follow the law, and we respect the judgment of the classroom teacher. Fortunately, however, the high school choice process includes an appeal option that takes into consideration potential hardships.In the end of it all, according to Eftychiou, the final decision comes down to the office of High School Choice and their board members.We sympathize with all families whose children have struggled during the pandemic. But the high school choice process considers GPA as only one aspect, and the appeal provision leaves room for consideration of extenuating circumstances.Carol Jones spoke similarly, in regards to the LBUSDs comments about the final decision coming down to the High School Choice office. However, she still carries hope that they will do what she believes to be the right thing.Its really up to the High School Choice office, and what they want to do, Jones said. And I hope that if they feel like enough families feel the same way as I do, then hopefully they will make a decision to scrap those grades.If youd like to visit, or even sign, Carol Jones petition, you can visit her official page at https://www.change.org/p/discard-2020-2021-pandemic-grades-from-gpa-for-...Category: News

Queen Mary to Get $1M More in Repairs Ahead of Reopening
11/17/2022 4:36pm

By:By Daniel Pineda The Long Beach City Council has recently approved the payment of $1 million, for ongoing repairs to the Queen Mary.The historical British ocean liner, which is owned by the city, has been permanently docked in Long Beachs harbor since 1965. Since then, it has served as a museum, restaurant, tourist attraction and hotel.However, prior to its closure due to the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic, inspectors found that the 87-year-old ship was in danger of sinking without proper repairs.According to a 2021 report by the Elliot Bay Design Group, which led the inspection of the ship, EBDG has identified some urgent items that should be addressed immediately for safety from flooding. While a few repairs have been completed in the last 5 years, the majority of the urgent repair needs were not addressed.The inspection report continued: EBDG confirmed urgent repairs are still needed to keep the vessel viable for the next two years. The estimated immediate repair needs are anticipated to cost $23,000,000.The task of keeping the ship from capsizing began earlier this year, when the City Council approved the funding of $5 million to be used for crucial repairs, which included the removal of several deteriorating lifeboats onboard the ship.According to a report issued by the Long Beach City Council, the city has also been working with the property management company, Evolution Hospitality, on the repairs of the Queen Mary, after the ships previous owner, Eagle Hospitality Trust, filed for bankruptcy in January 2021.As of October 20, 2022, Evolution has addressed plumbing issues throughout the ship, reinstituted internet and Wi-Fi across the entirety of the vessel, begun the process of restoring the ships handrails, and is actively improving the energy efficiency aboard the ship by installing energy-efficient light bulbs and fixtures, the report said.The report continued: In addition, Evolution has initiated the replacement of the ships boilers and the repair/installation of the ships heat exchangers.The City Councils report also addressed recently identified needs for repair, aboard the ship. These needed repairs include, but are not limited to:Linoleum Flooring & Carpet Repair.HVAC/Refrigeration Repairs.Elevator Repairs.Installation of Kitchen Hoods.Replacement of Guest Room Locks.In addition to the costs of improvements for the pre-opening of the Queen Mary, the Long Beach City Council also stated that they will be coordinating with LAZ Parking, the citys parking operator, to help review the likelihood of enhancing parking capability which the city council states to be one of the biggest generators of revenue for the ship.Special Events and Filming has facilitated activity on board the ship to help generate additional revenue during the ships closure, The City Council said. In FY Fiscal year 22, these activities resulted in approximately $1 million in unbudgeted revenues in the Tidelands Area Fund Group. These revenues were designated to offset re-opening improvements to the extent possible and will be used in support of the needed improvements.According to a 2020 economic report, the ship generates $3.3 million in annual tax revenue to Los Angeles County. The majority of this revenue comes from the ship serving as a hotel, concert venue and filming location.The ships reopening to the public, which had been set for this past October, has since been rescheduled for the end of the year. Hopefully it will be in time for their annual Christmas and New Years Eve events.To follow up on more updates regarding the status of the Queen Mary, you could visit their official website at https://queenmary.com/knowbeforeyougo/, as well as visit their social media pages at thequeenmary.Category: News

Wacky Neighbor
11/17/2022 4:02pm

Beachcombing CommentaryBy:Jay Beeler Last month in this column we shared with you the case of Vincent Jude Creighton, a 55-year-old homophobe living at 3358 Senasac Ave. since September 20, 2021. Hes been engaged in numerous assaults against his gay, next-door neighbor that have disrupted the entire neighborhood. Some examples:On Saturday, Nov. 12, he painted the front of his house with the words I WONT B BULLIED as shown in the page one photo. Days later someone splashed gray paint over the artwork.That same photo shows some of the stadium-style flood lights that are on day and night, illuminating the entire neighborhood since November 2021.Around that same time, he erected a 15-foot-tall plastic fence that has been cited by Long Beach Code Enforcement nine times.Creighton has placed a portable radio at the fence that was tuned to a Spanish-language station, which has been played from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.In August Creighton placed two wind chimes on the fence next to his neighbors bedroom window and then shakes the fence to make them chime.Since July 1, 2022 he has been setting off his car alarm multiple times day and night, that last for as much as 30 seconds as well as racing his car engine, greatly upsetting the neighbors.He has installed multiple Ring cameras that capture each time a car drives by or when persons walk by, loudly announcing Hi. You are currently being recorded, as many as 87 times, day and night.On Oct. 7, theres a one-minute Ring video recording of Creighton saying Record this bitch. Describes two gay sex acts. Hes an inaudible motherer.Creighton has made at least five false police reports concerning his gay neighbor stalking the 8 and 10-year-old daughters of his live-in girlfriend, Erin Summers, a nurse. She has been seen deliberately setting off the car alarms and told police fk you when they made a polite request for her to move her car from the middle of the street.Creighton has deliberately pointed a stream of water at his neighbors Ring camera, disabling it.One neighbor reportedly paid Creighton $6,000 to avoid an insurance report for accidently running into his car, then was subjected to an extortive request for $3,000 more.Creighton recently threatened a neighborhood child saying, I have a gun, which another neighbor suggested was a felony that would not be received well by the police in Uvalde, Texas or Newtown, Connecticut.According to my read on this topic, harassment and disturbing the peace, are in violation of California Penal Code 422.6. Known as the hate crime statute its illegal to interfere with someones civil rights and makes it a crime for someone to commit certain acts based on another persons sexual orientation. The certain acts include intimidation, interference, or willfully injuring someone in a manner that could prevent them from exercising their rights under the California Constitution, federal laws and the U.S. Constitution.The LBPD has a Hate Crimes Policy, revised April 14, 2015, yet has failed to enforce it. Here is their response to the Beachcomber on this topic: East Division officers have responded to the 3300 block of Senasac Avenue on multiple occasions however, they have addressed criminal complaints and determined that this is a civil dispute. Officers have encouraged the resident to call police dispatch to report any illegal activity and have provided him resources.Do you agree with the police response What if Creighton was your next-door, wacky neighbor Send your comments to me by Nov. 25 and well share them with readers in our Dec. 2 edition. Requests to remain anonymous will be honored.publisherbeachcomber.newsCategory: News

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