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🌱 Fatal collision in an alley in Plymouth + 3 known weekend shootings

Happy Tuesday, neighbours; today is National Graduation Tassel Day, which dates back to 2018 at Tassel Depot (a supplier of tassels and other graduation-related products)! Here’s everything you need to know today in Long Beach.

A pedestrian is dead after an accident with a vehicle backing out of a driveway. Additionally, the LBPD spent a busy weekend investigating shootings. To finish, birth centers become more popular.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Fog, then sun. High: 71 Low: 58.

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Who should be the next mayor of Long Beach? Please let me know your thoughts! (Nowadays, Suzie Award leads the pack with 43.6% of your votes, but Rex Richardson is second with 26.4%. sims franklin at 15.3%, and Joshua Rodriguez arrives with 11%!)

Here are today’s top stories in Long Beach:

  1. Saturday morning around 9:42 a.m., a woman backed up aisle in the 1600 block of East Plymouth Street when she hit a 91 year old pedestrian. The victim later died. The driver remained at the scene and, according to the officers, “neither speeding, distracted driving, nor impaired faculties are considered factors in the collision”. (LBPD)
  2. The LBPD had a busy Friday and Saturday. At 1:06 a.m. Saturday, officers headed for the Block 6600 Orizaba Avenue, where a shooting targeting a woman had occurred. At 11.13 p.m. on Friday, the PD went to the 800 block of Chestnut Avenue where there were reports of a house being hit by gunfire. Earlier, at 8:56 p.m., the LBPD came to the 3200 Block of Baltic Avenue where another shooting had occurred. (LBPD blotter)
  3. We learned on Sunday that the hospital is no longer the only option for women giving birth. Some women prefer to leave the “very stressful experience” of the hospital with a “desire to give birth in a natural setting”. Birth centers and midwives are now gaining popularity. “Data from the Department of Public Health shows that the percentage of births that occur outside of hospitals has doubled since 2007.” (LB Business Journal)
  4. On Saturday, many student-athletes went to Moorpark High Schoolwhere the CIF Southern Section Athletics Finals took place. Jordan HS boys won “the school’s first-ever CIF-SS Track Finals team title.” Wilson HS boys were “Division 1 finalists”. Girls Poly HS “finished second in Division 1.” (Press-Telegram)
  5. Mark your calendars! This Sunday, at 11.30 a.m., you have the opportunity to take part in the Belmont Heights makes a difference day. Mayoral candidate Suzie Award is one of the organizers. “Planned projects including planting trees, thanking first responders, assembling hygiene kits and more.” (Press-Telegram)

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Today in Long Beach:

  • Early childhood program at Columbia Memorial Space Center (9 a.m.)
  • Long Beach Medical Center Parkinson’s Wellness Program Speech therapy and physiotherapy classes (10:00 a.m.)
  • Bixby Park farmers market (3:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday game night at Trademark Brewing (4:30 p.m.)
  • Health insurance and dinner at the Naples Rib Company (6:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Our Houghton Park-NLB neighbor misses a dog. He is a German Shepherd mix. She is about 6 years old. Last seen around Cherry and Harding or Artesia. She is very nice, but she is very scared. (next door)
  • A Los Altos-Britton Drive neighbor wants to know if you need a permit or something to display a pop-up tent to sell items? At the empty back parking lot of Sears, they do it and no one says anything. (next door)

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Sylvia Cochran

About Me: Sylvia Cochran has been working in sunny Southern California and writing freelance full-time since 2005. Loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice and try to live Micah 6:8.

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