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While the City Council — and most of east Long Beach — is wrestling with the fate of Community Hospital, the Planning Commission today (Thursday) will tackle a more insidious, pervasive issue.

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Mayor Robert Garcia's push to tweak Long Beach's term limit law through a proposed Charter amendment is just the latest in a pretty long line of tweaks. City Auditor Laura Doud partnered with Garcia to propose five amendments to take to the residents for a vote.

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There are plenty of people today whose favorite pastime is bashing the government — local, state, national — and they certainly wouldn't think of lending a helping hand.

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Long Beach voters will decide next Tuesday whether to change the City Charter to allow money to be transferred from city-owned utilities to its general fund based on the utilities' revenue.

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Long Beach's City Council won't even consider allowing the sale of marijuana for recreational use for another two months, but a cannabis education program rolled out last week.

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Last week, Mayor Robert Garcia sent out a public call for more women to apply to be on the city's commissions and boards. That way, he could appoint more women, the release argued.

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You know the scenario — the City Council chambers fill with interested residents, people expecting an award, other people expecting to support/oppose a particular item on that night's agenda.

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Long Beach's City Council is considering asking voters whether the city's general fund should get money directly from the Water Department and natural gas funds.

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Long Beach's City Council has called for a Charter Amendment Committee meeting in a couple of weeks, primarily to consider a ballot issue that would raise some money for city coffers.

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Tuesday night, the City Council approved a deal to give the developer of a proposed hotel downtown almost all of the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT or bed tax) for nine years — once the hotel opens.

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One of the more odious claims made in the current campaign against the proposed Land Use Element is a prime example of how people twist a little truth into an attack "fact."

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Early next month (Nov. 2), boards for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will conduct a joint meeting to put their stamp on an updated Clean Air Action Plan.

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One of the secret perks of living in Long Beach, divulged only after someone has logged a year or two in our fair city, is that there's a better than even chance you'll see a film crew at least once a week — if you're looking.

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There's been plenty of news recently about JetBlue — the primary airline at Long Beach Municipal Airport — and its proclivity to land airplanes after the airport's 11 p.m. curfew.

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Second District Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce's recent interaction with the California Highway Patrol, the Long Beach Police Department and her former chief of staff has prompted plenty of water cooler talk and even more speculation.

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There's a macabre joke going around that the east side of Long Beach experiences a crime wave when bicycles are being stolen, while a crime wave in the north, central or downtown parts of the city means people are being shot.