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🌱 Pedestrian Fatality On Atlantic + Robbery & Shots In North LB


Morning, neighbors; today is World Lupus Day, which has been observed by lupus organizations around the globe since 2004! Sylvia here with the latest edition of the Long Beach Daily.

A man said to have walked outside a crosswalk was hit by a car and killed. Also, a man was robbed at gunpoint and shot when he struggled. Finally, Webster Elementary School received the CAPP Award!

First, today’s weather:


Breezy in the afternoon. High: 69 Low: 51.

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Who should be the next Long Beach Mayor? Please let me know your thoughts! (As of today, Suzie Price leads the pack with 48.1% of your votes, but Rex Richardson is second with 27.8%. franklin sims has 10.2%, and Joshua Rodriguez comes in with 9.3%!)

Here are the top five stories in Long Beach today:

  1. there was a pedestrian traffic fatality on Sunday at 9:14 pm near Atlantic Avenue and 19th Street. A woman was driving a 2014 Honda “On Atlantic Avenue north of 19th Street as the pedestrian was crossing westbound in lanes of traffic outside a crosswalk and (he) was struck.” She remained on the scene and “at this time, neither distracted driving, impaired driving, nor speed is believed to be a factor in the collision.” (LBPD)
  2. A man was robbed and shot Monday morning around 1:19 am This occurred in the 6900 block of Atlantic Avenue. “The victim stated he was walking near the area when he was approached by two unknown male suspects who robbed him at gunpoint, resulting in an altercation that escalated to the shooting.” (Police Blotter)
  3. Drum roll, please! “Webster Elementary School has earned the 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award by the California Department of Education.” It highlights the school’s innovative way of handling the 2020 – 2021 school year. (Patch)
  4. the Vote By Mail Drop-Off Program is back! As of Monday, the 17 “Vote by Mail drop boxes are now open and will remain open until 8 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.” They are located around the City – mostly in parks and libraries – for easy access. (LB City)
  5. Mark your calendars! May 28 is confirmed as the third annual LB Seafood Festival! It’ll be on the grassy areas at Shoreline Aquatic Park and “over 20 seafood vendors (and counting) are expected to take over the waterfront grounds, offering a diverse range of seafood dishes from sushi to crab cakes to lobster mac n’ cheese and fried oysters to seafood gumbo, shrimp skewers, grilled squid and more.” Hours are from 11 am to 7:30 pm (The HiLo)

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Today in Long Beach:

  • Musical Theater West will hold in-person auditions for “Grease” at the Rehearsal Hall. (9 AM)
  • The Silver Hour – The Silver Hour: free music for seniors at Bixby Park (11 AM)
  • Long Beach networking luncheon at Parkers’ Lighthouse (11:30 AM)
  • bixby-park Farmers’ Market (3 PM)
  • game night at Trademark Brewing (4:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Juan Watts-Brown is the Long Beach State Athletics Player of the Week! Watts-Brown threw the second no-hitter for the Dirtbags, striking out 16 batters in the first solo no-no in program history! (instagram)
  • Calling all artists ages 11-18! Alongside the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the Long Beach Public Library is sponsoring a juried exhibition to celebrate upcoming Pride month. To participate, create an original artwork that highlights equality. (Facebook)
  • A grateful neighbor in the Belmont Shore-Ocean area thanks the mystery neighbor who left a nice plant and note on their patio! 🪴 Spike is in good hands! (Next Door)
  • Our MacArthur Park neighbor is wondering if anyone noticed a random break out of big rabbits taking over the streets? Between 15th-17th Street around Stanton and Sherman? (Next Door)

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Sylvia Cochran

About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice, and tries to live out Micah 6:8.

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