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Why San Jose Spurned Ex LB Police Chief Batts

Former Long Beach Police Chief Tony Batts was turned down for a job opportunity in San Jose after a background investigation revealed a history of domestic violence against women with whom he had relationships.
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Museum of Latin American Art 2009 Auction

September 11 will mark the opening night festivities for the Museum Of Latin American Art’s “up for bid” preview in the Main Gallery. The museum, which houses modern and contemporary pieces from a diverse group of painters, sculptors...
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Sister Responds to ‘Bad Apple Cops’

I would like to respond to the “Bad Apple Cops” article recently published and a letter you received in regard to it. First off it is important for me to state that my family and I are East Long Beach residents and have been since the day I was born.
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Family of Doug Zerby Awarded $6.5 Million for Wrongful Death

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $6.5 million judgment against the City of Long Beach regarding the fatal shooting of Doug Zerby in 2010 by Long Beach police officers. On Dec. 12, 2010, Long Beach officers did not announce their presence...
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Taxpayers Foot Bill for Union Work

The Long Beach City Council held a special session Jan. 26 to discuss alternatives for a tax initiative to solve the city’s $2.8 billion infrastructure backlog.Clearly, the elephant in the room was our Jan. 22 column exposing the Long Beach $200K Club.
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Scientist Dies During Death Ray Investigation

At most, the sudden death of a rocket scientist and environmental entrepreneur might have attracted the notice of some in the professional community, but in the case of Dr. Fred Bell, it was the seemingly final act on the stage of a media-driven conspiracy investigation.
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