Hello, hello; today is World UFO Day, which dates back to 1947, when Kenneth Arnold reported seeing one! It’s me, Sylvia, your host of the Long Beach Daily – here to tell you all the most important things happening in town these days.
There are five beaches to avoid when it’s wet out. Also, why did an individual experiencing homelessness stab a man in a park? Finally, Blue Shield will bring 1,000 jobs to LB!
First, today’s weather:
Areas of fog, then sun. High: 81 Low: 62.
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Here are the top stories in Long Beach today:
- Heal the Bay released its latest annual report card on Wednesday. Alamitos Bay at 56th Place, Rosie’s dog beach, and Bay Shore Avenue at 2nd Street got solid A grades in wet and dry weather. However, five beaches came in with the letter F in wet weather: 5th Place & 10th Place, “the westside of Belmont Pier; and Coronado and Molino avenues, both in Bluff Heights.” If you choose to ignore the F and go in the water during wet conditions, you “are at higher risk of illnesses including stomach flu, ear infections, upper respiratory infections and rashes.” (LB Post)
- A “56-year-old person experiencing homelessness “is suspected of stabbing a man in “a park near the 2800 block of Studebaker Road. “As is the case with so many of these reports, the two parties allegedly argued and an escalation occurred. (LBPD)
- Blue Shield of California is coming to LB! We learned Thursday that the health plan signed a “long-term lease“at 3840 Kilroy Airport Way and plans to “bring over 1,000 jobs to the city. “The company expects to move in next year in May. (LB Business Journal)
- On Tuesday, Quilters by the Seaa beloved LB non-profit, presented the WSLB with 32 quilts. These hand-stitched works of art “will become part of the care packages that women receive when they are admitted to the shelter. The packages also include everyday hygiene products, personal care products, a hairbrush, a toothbrush and other supplies.” The Quilters by the Sea would love for you to join them!! (Signal Hill Tribune)
- Mark your calendars! The 2022 Online Teaching Conference is running from June 29 to July 1. Taking place at the LB Convention Center, presentations include effective online teaching practices, equity in online teaching, and resources for faculty. (Online Teaching Conference)
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Today in Long Beach:
- Downtown Farmers’ Market at The Streets (10 AM)
- Toddler Storytime at the Bach Neighborhood Library (10 AM)
- Large Chain-Pull Painting at Studio Pick (7 PM)
- Acoustic Americana 4 at Collage (7:30 PM)
- Primus And The Black Angels at the Terrace Theater (8 PM)
From my notebook:
- We mourn the loss of a long-time LBPD partner Frank Mullnix, who passed away last weekend. Frank was a Mental Health Counselor & Registered Nurse who was instrumental in findinging the PD’s Mental Evaluation Team. (Long Beach Police Department (CA) via Facebook)
- A Park Estates neighbor is new to the world of dog walking and looking for some input on what is acceptable. (Nextdoor)
- An AOC7 neighbor found a cat: black and white tuxedo, extremely friendly. Found on 10th and Gaviota. “(Nextdoor)
- A neighbor in the Historic Zaferia Village-Cir area is missing their Golden Retriever. Please be on the lookout for him. His name is Klaus, he is very friendly and weighs about 50lbs. (Nextdoor)
- Our Cal Heights neighbor lost their keys. They were walking in Lakewood Village and through LBCC. (Nextdoor)
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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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