🌱 Pike Nike Store Theft Thwarted + 4th of July Public Safety Stats

Hello everyone; today is national dimple day, which was founded this year by Graceful Grady. I’m back in your inbox this morning to tell you all the big things happening in town today. Follow the latest news.

If you shoplift, remember that there may be off-duty law enforcement in the store with you. Also we know what 4th of July Public Safety Statistics look like. Finally, a murder suspect arrested!


First, today’s weather forecast:

The clouds give way to the sun. High: 81 Low: 64.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Long Beach Cooling Centers are open daily from noon to 6 p.m. You’ll find them at the Houghton, McBride, and Admiral Kidd Community Centers as well as the Senior Center and El Dorado Park West.


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🚗 Three of Long Beach’s Cheapest Gas Stations 🚗

  • Costco at 2200 E Willow St.$5.49
  • Del Amo Petroleum in 4990 Long Beach Blvd.$5.69
  • Noil USA, Inc. at 1234 W Cowles St.$5.79

💧 Survey on the water crisis! 💧
Residents are limited to watering their landscapes two days a week, before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m. What else should the City do to address the water crisis? Please let me know your thoughts! So far, 21.9% want to impose drought-resistant landscaping, 19.2% want to recycle wastewater for irrigation, another 39.7% want to build a desalination plant on the coast, and 19.2% don’t believe that residential water use contributes to the water crisis.


Here are the top five stories from today in Long Beach:

  1. Shoplifters got more than they bargained for Nike Factory Store at Pike Outlets in the 70 blocks from Aquarium Way. Around 4 p.m. Thursday, a off duty sheriff’s deputy “saw the suspects steal Nike items and flashed his badge on them.” After also drawing his weapon, “the the suspects dropped the bags with an estimated value of $5,000 to $6,000 worth of Nike merchandise and fled the scene.” (Post LB)
  2. The the city has released its public safety statistics for the July 4 weekends Thursday. 9-1-1 and non-emergency lines answered “752 calls related to fireworks. “The Fire Department” responded to a total of eight incidents related to fireworks. “The Rescuers” did 136 swim rescues and 19 boat rescues“Police Department Reported”12 adult felony arrests, five misdemeanor arrests and six fireworks-related citations.” (City of LB)
  3. We spoke earlier of a 72 year old Good Samaritan who intervened in an August 21 altercation, which ultimately led to his death in September. It was announced on Thursday that Homicide detectives had identified ‘a 19-year-old resident of the town of Bellflower as the suspect responsible for the murder.” He was arrested on Wednesday during a traffic check. (Local LB News)
  4. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisorsfeud with Sheriff Alex Villanueva keep on going. We learned on Tuesday that the Council “will examine a proposal which asking voters in November to give panel the power to impeach an elected sheriff of office for cause.” Critics wonder “why this only targets the sheriff and not other county leadership positions.” (Press-Telegram)
  5. Are you ready to discover a new “Taquería “al pastor” powered by Mixe? We learned on Thursday that Lionel Tacos “The angle of Clark and Atherton at Eastside Long Beach” is a new spot worth checking out. Closed Mondays, meet other days between 5 p.m. and midnight. (L.A. Tacos)

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Today in Long Beach:

  • Pride of Long Beach at ShoreLine Water Park (11am)
  • beer yoga at Trademark Brewing (11am)
  • practical magic Well-being and psychic fair at 4141 Norse Way (11am)
  • Screening of Lady Buds with live Q&A! Long Beach Art Theater (1 p.m.)
  • Andy & Renee & Heavy Rain perform at the Grand Annex (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The City urges you to protect your family by putting your child vaccinated against COVID-19! 💉 Visit the Main health facility Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Long Beach City through Facebook)
  • The Alamitos Neighborhood Library known a Exposure to covid-19. (Long Beach Public Library via Facebook)
  • The Smart City LB Annual Report is uploaded for your review! It outlines the vision, guiding principles, and achievable strategies and goals for the City to explore and implement emerging technologies. (Long Beach City through Facebook)
  • Our cat lover Historic Village of Zaferia-Cir neighbor is asking for community assistance for cat food to help feed our stray cat colonies. (The next door)
  • Our Alamitos Heights neighbor shares good news. DENNIS IS OFF THE STREET!!! Dennis is 75 years old and almost blind! He is very fragile. He is smart and finds it difficult to accept help. (The next door)

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You are now aware and ready to go out this Saturday. See you tomorrow morning for another update!

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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