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Family of woman shot, killed by Long Beach police receives $9.8 million jury verdict

The family of a Cambodian woman shot and killed by Long Beach police more than two years ago was awarded $9.8 million last week after an eight-person jury found officers acted with “malice and oppression,” authorities said.


Family wants help finding driver in fatal hit-and-run that killed La Mirada grandmother

Maria “Carmen” Chavarria of La Mirada would pick up two of her grandchildren from school and walk them home every day. She would then prepare a meal for them. Chicken salad was on the menu Feb. 20 when Chavarria headed home at 1:15 p.m. with her 7-year-old grandson and 9-year-old granddaughter.


It’s special-election day for California Senate in Long Beach, other cities along 710

A large field of candidates from Long Beach and five other cities in south Los Angeles County are waiting to see voting returns tonight in a special election to fill a vacant seat in the California Senate.


Why a group of Long Beach students and teachers are asking the school district to up its environmental game

The sound of children laughing and playing wafts through the campus at lunchtime at Hughes Middle School. But one group of students stays in class. And instead of playing, they debate and they research.


Homicide Investigation Continues After Discovery of 15-Year-Old’s Body in Compton

Homicide detectives on Tuesday continue to investigate the death of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found with a "traumatic" injury in an industrial part of Compton just a day after family members reported her missing, authorities said.


2 pets dead after North Long Beach house fire

Firefighters arrived at the home on Janice Street near Elm Avenue around 11 a.m. and saw smoke coming from the attic and a fire in the front area of the home, Crabtree said. Firefighters contained the flames to that part of the home and extinguished them within 4 minutes of arriving, he said.


Long Beach Airport Traffic Down 18%

Long Beach Airport traffic dropped 18% in February to 251,000 passengers. Traffic through the first two months of the year is also down 18% to 515,000 passengers. JetBlue Airways represented 58% of total February traffic, carrying 146,000 passengers, down 38% from the year prior. Southwest flew 70,0


Long Beach Water Expands Lawn To Garden Rebate Program

Thanks to an infusion of cash from the Metropolitan Water District, Long Beach residents can now get more money and replace more turf with drought-tolerant landscaping. The Long Beach Water Department announced changes to the water conservation program Tuesday. In addition to reopening applications


Why? Missing California teen found dead with traumatic injury

A missing California teen girl, Samantha Bustos is found dead at an industrial park with a traumatic injury. No known motive. A missing 15-year-old girl has been found dead with a ‘traumatic’ injury near a California industrial park.


Plaque stolen from Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Long Beach

About two weeks ago, a passerby noticed a large bronze plaque was missing from the base of the park’s statue of King, according to Isabel Arvea, the chief of staff for Councilman Dee Andrews, who has a field office nearby.


Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation Pledges $1 Million, Hosts Meeting

A public meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, to update people about efforts to reopen Community Hospital in east Long Beach. The day before, Tuesday, April 2, the City Council and the Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation are scheduled to sign an agreement for the foundation to pa


15-year-old girl mysteriously dead in LA; motive, suspects remain unknown: Sheriff

A 15-year-old girl was found mysteriously dead in Los Angeles early Monday morning -- and a motive and suspect in the case remain unknown. The body of Samantha Bustos was found in Compton at about 1:30 a.m. local time, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.


City to consider tenant relocation assistance for displaced renters

The Long Beach City Council next week will consider an ordinance that would require some landlords to pay relocation assistance to tenants forced to move due to rising rents. The push comes as renters continue to feel the squeeze of record-high housing costs and low vacancy rates. In some Downtown n


6 students hospitalized after ingesting unknown substance at local middle school

LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - Six children were in stable condition Tuesday after ingesting an unknown substance at a local middle school, authorities said. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to Palms Middle School, located at 10860 W Woodbine Street, just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. Officials said that


Long Beach man arrested on suspicion of starting fire inside neighboring apartment

A 52-year-old man was arrested Sunday, March 24, on suspicion of starting a fire inside a Long Beach apartment while the two men who lived there were inside, authorities said. Long Beach firefighters were called to the 4200 block of E. 10th Street about 8:15 a.m. Saturday on a report of an extinguis


California officials: Don't land helicopters on our poppies

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - California officials have a message for people eager to see a rare wildflower bloom: please don’t land your helicopter on our poppy fields. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve says Tuesday that a helicopter touched down in a flower field north of Los Angeles and two


Police Pursuit Ends Abruptly With PIT Maneuver in Hawthorne Area

A police pursuit in the Hawthorne area Tuesday concluded abruptly when a vehicle performed a PIT maneuver. Newchopper4 Bravo was over the chase and caught the dramatic conclusion. The chase ended near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and 139th Street at approximately 4:15 p.m., with the driver


Long Beach State Notebook: Water Polo Winning Streak

The Long Beach State women’s water polo team won its eighth consecutive game by taking down Princeton 8-2 last week at Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center. The Beach (14-10) got a hat trick from junior Maria Eleni Mimidi and a stellar performance from goalkeeper Eirni Patras. The junior had 16 saves on the


Santa Ana ceramic company fined $250,000 after 18-year-old worker dies in clay mixer

A Santa Ana ceramic manufacturing company has been issued more than $250,000 in fines following the death of an 18-year-old employee who was killed after being entangled in a clay machine that did not have any safety guards.


Long Beach-Based Algalita Leads Fight Against Plastic In Ocean

Last October, a 2,000-foot-long unmanned device was towed and positioned in the Pacific Ocean 1,200 nautical miles from the coast of California. System 001, or Wilson as it was affectionately called, was outfitted with solar powered lights and communication devices, but its basic design was simple.