Long Beach News

Southern California City Asking Residents for Suggestions on Battling Climate Change

The city of Long Beach, Calif. is soliciting help from its citizens to come up with a plan to deal with climate change. The coastal city of roughly half-a-million, which was an early adopter of the ban on plastic bags …

Another Power Outage Hits Large Southern California City

Hundreds of residents and businesses in Long Beach, Calif. will be without power until Friday evening, according to reports. Long Beach, a city of nearly half-a-million, was struck by a power outage on Thursday for the second time this month. …

Thousands Still Powerless in Southern California City

Commuters dealt with dead traffic signals and several businesses were forced to remain closed as crews worked to restore power to thousands in downtown Long Beach, Calif. following three separate fires in underground electrical vaults. Southern California Edison says some …

California Railroad Bridge Collapses, Kills Worker

A construction worker died from a fall Sunday after a railroad bridge he was cutting collapsed and pulled him down to a freeway, authorities said. Okesene Faasalele, 59, of Long Beach was attached to the bridge over state Route 91 …

Fire Captain in California Convicted Of DUI Made Alcohol in Jail

A former Long Beach, California fire captain convicted of drunk driving has been sentenced to four years in state prison for violating his probation terms by making alcohol in jail. John Hines was ordered to serve the sentence Friday. The …