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Young rapper gunned down in Long Beach had a 6-year-old daughter |Aug 14, 2017

A 23-year-old man shot to death outside his Long Beach home on Saturday was an aspiring rapper and a dedicated father to his 6-year-old daughter, according to friends and family. “The daughter, she was his world,” said, Ryan Hall, a longtime friend.

Monterey Park policeman killed in fatal 605 Freeway rollover crash |Aug 14, 2017

NORWALK >> A Monterey Park policeman was killed Monday morning in a rollover crash on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk, authorities said. The single-vehicle crash was reported at 5:28 a.m. on the northbound 605 just south of Firestone Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

BREAKING: Man taken to hospital after North Long Beach shooting |Aug 15, 2017

Paramedics rushed a man to the hospital after he was shot outside a North Long Beach apartment complex Tuesday afternoon, according to police and neighbors. It’s unclear how badly the man was wounded.

Man falls off crane, dies at Port of LA after car chase through Long Beach, Torrance |Aug 16, 2017

A man who climbed a huge gantry crane at the Port of Los Angeles after he jumped from a stolen SUV at the end of a lengthy police chase fell to his death late Wednesday.  After an hours-long standoff, TV news reports showed the man had fallen to his death about 9:20 p.

St. John Bosco graduate and his wife to be mourned after fatal collision on Highway 15 |Aug 14, 2017

Mourners plan to pay their respects to a Southland couple with ties to St. John Bosco in Bellflower and St. Joseph in Lakewood who died as a result of a traffic collision in mid-July on Highway 15. Jeff Gance and Glendale Gance, 48 and 47, both of La Palma, died in a crash on July 17 near Yermo, a small community in the Mojave Desert.

Man shot, killed in Long Beach |Aug 13, 2017

LONG BEACH >> A 23-year-old man was shot dead in Long Beach, police said Sunday. The victim was identified as Long Beach resident Jonathan Sandoval-Aleman, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

Long Beach police arrest man suspected of killing aspiring rapper |Aug 15, 2017

Long Beach police have arrested an 18-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing a 23-year-old father and aspiring rapper this past Saturday night.

Authorities identify bicyclist, 51, killed in Long Beach hit and run |Aug 15, 2017

Authorities Tuesday identified a bicyclist who was killed while trying to prevent a hit-and-run motorist from leaving the scene of a crash that slightly injured another cyclist in North Long Beach.

Long Beach chapel for sailors to be demolished |Aug 13, 2017

A “trailer park-type trailer” that has served as a chapel for merchant sailors making stops in Long Beach and Los Angeles is slated to be demolished to make way for the

Bicyclist killed in North Long Beach hit-and-run while trying to stop driver |Aug 14, 2017

A bicyclist died after he jumped onto an SUV and tried to stop its driver from fleeing from the scene of a crash in North Long Beach early Monday morning, according to authorities. Police said two bicyclists were riding along Long Beach Boulevard at the 91 Freeway off-ramp when a 2000 Ford Expedition hit one of them around 1:50 a.

Long Beach man sentenced to 28 years for trafficking minor girl, two women |Aug 15, 2017

SANTA ANA >> A Long Beach man was sentenced to 28 years in state prison Monday after being convicted of human trafficking and pimping a minor girl, as well as pimping and pandering two additional women.

Here’s how you can drink with the fishes in Long Beach |Aug 15, 2017

Aquarium of the Pacific plans to host happy hours for visitors attending the museum during any of the next three Friday evenings. The museum’s Summer Happy Hour on the Veranda events are scheduled to take place from 4 to 6 p.

19-year-old man killed in 405 Freeway crash in Torrance |Aug 14, 2017

A 19-year-old motorist was killed when his car slammed through a construction zone on the 405 Freeway in Torrance and crashed into a parked three-axle crane truck, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

This oil company wants to swap land to drill on wetlands in southeast Long Beach |Aug 16, 2017

An oil company’s plans that may result in new oil production in southeast Long Beach, as well as the potential restoration of existing oil fields to more natural conditions, are scheduled to receive a public review this evening.

Molina Healthcare of Long Beach to expand Medicaid services in Illinois |Aug 15, 2017

Molina Healthcare, headquartered in Long Beach, announced plans to enter a new four-year contract to provide Medicaid health coverage throughout the state of Illinois.

Blaze burns at homeless encampment along 405 Freeway in Long Beach |Aug 16, 2017

Firefighters doused a brush fire that was sparked at a homeless encampment along the 405 Freeway in Long Beach on Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities. The blaze began just before 2 p.m.

Developer begins construction of 5-story affordable complex in downtown Long Beach |Aug 16, 2017

The construction of Beacon Apartments in Long Beach will result in both the presence of a visually appealing structure at the northern end of downtown Long Beach and an expansion of Century Villages at Cabrillo’s services to the needy, developers said.

New restaurant, The Pizza Press, coming to Belmont Shore in Long Beach this week |Aug 15, 2017

Hot off the presses, there’s a new pizza place coming to Belmont Shore. Second Street on Thursday will welcome The Pizza Press, a “newsworthy” fast-casual chain that sells its pies whole, not by the slice, and specializes in letting guests customize their toppings for no extra charge.

SCAN Health Plan celebrates 40 years of senior care in Long Beach |Aug 13, 2017

SCAN Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicare Advantage provider, is commemorating 40 years of activity in Long Beach after its founding by a group of local seniors who had had it with the kinds of services they were getting from other providers.

How Long Beach’s Taste of Brews will combine big breweries and up-and-comers this weekend |Aug 15, 2017

The big breweries will mix it up with the little guys this weekend at the Taste of Brews craft beer festival in Long Beach. The Saturday festival at Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, will include more than 120 styles of beers, ciders and even hard seltzers from dozens of breweries including established companies like Anchor Brewing, Golden Road and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

5 things to know as Long Beach State/Angels great Jered Weaver waves good-bye |Aug 16, 2017

Longtime Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver, known for his laid-back surfer-dude manner and wicked ability to surprise hitters with precise pitch placement, announced his retirement from pro baseball Tuesday after 11 years with the Halos and one last tour with the San Diego Padres.

Investigation launched at Port of LA security after man plunges from gantry crane |Aug 17, 2017

The Port of Los Angeles said Thursday it is reviewing its security protocols after a man driving a stolen SUV — who evaded police at least twice — breached a security gate into the West Basin Shipping Terminal, climbed a gantry crane, and eventually fell or jumped to his death Wednesday night.

DUI checkpoint set for Friday night in Long Beach |Aug 17, 2017

Long Beach police will operate a DUI checkpoint this weekend, looking for drunk, drugged and unlicensed drivers. Officers will run the checkpoint from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday. Police did not specify exactly where the checkpoint would be located but said it would be somewhere in the department’s east patrol division, which covers 24 square miles of Long Beach stretching as far west as Cherry Avenue and the Signal Hill border.

Man suffers minor wounds in Long Beach shooting, possibly from a BB gun |Aug 14, 2017

A man was shot with either a gun or a BB gun but not seriously wounded early Sunday morning in Long Beach’s Willmore City neighborhood, according to authorities. The victim told police he was in front of his house in the 1200 block of Chestnut Avenue when he saw a car with three people inside around 12:45 a.

Talking dogs are mum on the subject of catalytic converter theft |Aug 14, 2017

We had just fallen asleep a bit before 11 o’clock Sunday night, no small achievement for a guy who writes “insomnia” under the “other skills/talents” category on various applications, when Our dogs woke us up.

Judge will determine whether Seal Beach mass murderer will face death penalty |Aug 16, 2017

In a Santa Ana courtroom Friday morning, Scott Evans Dekraai will learn whether he could face execution for the worst mass killing in Orange County history. After six years of delay and a series of controversies that rocked the county’s criminal justice system, Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals has two options.

Carjacking suspect found dead after he broke into a Bellflower home, authorities say |Aug 17, 2017

A sheriff’s SWAT team found a carjacking suspect dead inside a Bellflower home this morning after a six-hour standoff, according to authorities. The man broke into the home after crashing his car, stealing another car and then crashing that one too around 3 a.

Farmstand 59 in Long Beach closed during the week after it was vandalized |Aug 15, 2017

Farm Lot 59 was recently vandalized, and officials are asking for donations to fix their electricity and security lights, according to the company website. The community farmland is undergoing updates and reconstruction as a result of the vandalism, causing the farm to shut down temporarily during the week.

You can help Long Beach police fight breast cancer |Aug 15, 2017

You might soon see some Long Beach police officers wearing a little pink on their uniforms. Long Beach is one of the many departments participating in the Pink Patch Project, a partnership of law enforcement organizations that spreads awareness about breast cancer and raises money to combat the disease.

Port of Long Beach to demolish chapel that serves seafarers from around the world |Aug 15, 2017

Paving the way for the demolition of a more than three-decade old chapel along the waterfront, the Long Beach Harbor Commission Monday approved a plan to tear down a trailer that has served as a religious beacon to sea men and women over the years.

Knott’s Berry Farm announces new roller coaster, Hangtime, where riders will reach 57 mph |Aug 16, 2017

BUENA PARK >> Sixteen riders will ascend 150 feet at a 90-degree angle. At the roller coaster’s apex, they will pause to catch their breath. Then the track will seem to vanish — sending thrill-seekers plunging down what is billed as California’s steepest roller coaster drop.

What was that giant, weird-looking dome you saw on the road in Southern California? |Aug 17, 2017

If you see a massive, bizarre-looking, rusty dome traveling along a major highway and are wondering what the heck that is — yeah, we were curious, too. Turns out the gigantic piece of mystery equipment, which puzzled Southern California drivers from Corona to Norco to Westminster and Seal Beach early Thursday morning, is a reactor bound for the Chevron refinery in El Segundo.

Long Beach SWAT surround house in Central Long Beach after fatal shooting |Aug 17, 2017

A man died after being shot in Central Long Beach Thursday afternoon, and police and SWAT surrounded a nearby home where the shooting possibly took place, authorities said. The man was found with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle at about 2:30 p.

Bull? Stocks can’t stave off California pension crisis forever |Aug 13, 2017

Remember 2003? Gray Davis was recalled, porn stars ran for governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger catapulted into office — and California’s state and, for the last time in many, many years, local governments paid more into their pension plans than they owed in outstanding pension debt.

Long Beach hiker rescued after 40-foot fall in Crestline area |Aug 14, 2017

CRESTLINE >> A 46-year-old woman was rescued Sunday by a sheriff’s helicopter after falling about 40 feet while hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains, authorities said. Jessica Christenson of Long Beach was climbing rocks near Crest Forest Drive and Highway 18 when she fell, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Pedestrian killed crossing street in North Long Beach |Aug 15, 2017

A man walking across a North Long Beach street just after midnight Tuesday died after being hit by a car whose driver didn’t have a valid license, according to authorities. Around 12:03 a.

Why renters are leaving Los Angeles and Orange counties — and where they’re going |Aug 16, 2017

More than three-fourths of renters in the Los Angeles/Orange County region want to move to a new area, compared with nearly two out of three renters nationwide, a report by Apartment List says. The analysis showed: • 77 percent of Los Angeles/Orange County renters plan on settling down in a new city, compared with 64 percent of renters nationwide.

LA County leaders greenlight effort to pay homeowners to house the homeless |Aug 15, 2017

A pilot program that pays some Los Angeles County homeowners to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people was approved with a 4-0 vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Homeowners in unincorporated communities who qualify can receive up to $75,000 to build a second dwelling in areas zoned for such structures, while others may get $50,000 to update and legalize an existing dwelling.

Flames shut down 710 Freeway after lawn mower sparks blaze |Aug 17, 2017

All southbound lanes of the 710 Freeway were shut down after a lawn mower started a small brush fire Thursday afternoon, according to authorities. The blaze started near Del Amo Boulevard when the mower hit a rock in the brush it was cutting along the side of the freeway, Long Beach Fire Department Spokesman Jake Heflin said.

Vandalism, complaints prompted removal of Confederate monument from Hollywood Forever |Aug 16, 2017

A memorial honoring Confederate veterans has been removed from the Hollywood Forever cemetery days after deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, erupted over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen.

The possible downfall of cleaning the air, according to JPL study |Aug 13, 2017

Can smog be beneficial? A new study says yes, sort of. Tiny pieces of air pollution — also called fine particulates — contribute to human cases of asthma, lung disease, even premature death and therefore are a target for removal by state and federal air quality agencies looking to protect public health.

Vehicle hit by bullet as locals hear gunshots in Norwalk |Aug 15, 2017

NORWALK >> A vehicle was struck by a bullet near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue and Carmenita Road Tuesday night, but the source of the gunshots remains a mystery. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Norwalk Station received reports of gunshots in the area around 6:45 p.

LA County commission will explore ‘unintended consequences’ of prison reform laws |Aug 15, 2017

Saying they want to strike a balance between public outcry over rising crime rates and statewide criminal justice reforms, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the formation of a blue-ribbon commission to dig deeper into how best to rehabilitate low-level criminals while also protecting communities.

What are Southern California lawmakers up to with Congress in recess? |Aug 13, 2017

Lawmakers face a full agenda when they return to Capitol Hill next month: a new federal budget, the debt ceiling, tax reform and infrastructure spending. Plus, President Donald Trump still wants Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, and then there’s North Korea.

Are you ready for the O.J. Simpson memorabilia museum? |Aug 13, 2017

The kid peeked out from the window of his mother’s car and saw a white sheet with a body beneath it.It was Monday, June 13, 1994. The kid was 6, and his mother had picked him up early (he had a stomach ache) from the YMCA on Bundy Drive in Brentwood.

DMV cites hundreds for fraudulent handicapped parking placards, seeks public’s help to find more fakers |Aug 14, 2017

A crackdown on people who fraudulently use Disabled Person parking placards has resulted in 170 arrests, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The enforcement operations were carried out in July.

Man gets 11 years for human trafficking girl, 15, for sex in Long Beach |Aug 17, 2017

A 28-year-old man pleaded no contest Thursday to human trafficking of a teenage girl for sex, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Patrick Lamont Harris of Los Angeles was immediately sentenced to 11 years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, Deputy District Attorney Kelly Kelley said in a release.

Where to attend ‘Stand with Charlottesville’ events |Aug 13, 2017

Multiple events have popped up throughout Southern California to help people deal with the emotions of the events that happened Saturday when a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent — resulting in the deaths of three people and injuries to many more.

‘Annabelle’ scares up $35M, jolting sleepy box office |Aug 13, 2017

NEW YORK >> The “Conjuring” spinoff “Annabelle: Creation” scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm.

This new Signal Hill company wants employees to write on walls of workplaces |Aug 15, 2017

SIGNAL HILL>> An entrepreneur who traces the start of her career to the production of anti-graffiti window coverings has started a new business for people who are encouraged to write on the walls of their own workplaces.