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WATCHDOG TODAY: Former MLB player dies at Long Beach park, more housing coming to Downtown, police release shooting video and more

From updates on the city's homelessness crisis to charges filed after a brawl at the Pike Outlets, here are the latest headlines.

WATCHDOG TODAY: Former MLB player dies at Long Beach park, more housing coming to Downtown, police release shooting video and more

Good evening, Long Beach,

It was a busy week here at the Long Beach Watchdog and we want to thank our readers, new and old, for supporting us as we strive to save the city from turning into a news desert. Below you’ll find stories ranging from new developments in the city’s housing crisis to the loss of a baseball legend.

Here are the headlines you may have missed.


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Developer seeks to swap out larger units for smaller ones at Pine Avenue development

Jason Ruiz • May 10, 2024

A previously approved Downtown housing project could increase its plann…

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Video shows moment when Long Beach police fatally shoot man at MacArthur Park

Fernando Haro • May 10, 2024

Long Beach police on Friday released a video that shows the moment two officers fatally shot a man who pulled out a gun at MacArthur Park in April. Police said they responded to the park around 4:24 p.m. on April 17 following reports of a man armed wi…

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Long Beach prosecutor's office charges woman involved in March brawl at Pike Outlets

Jason Ruiz • May 10, 2024

An 18-year-old woman from Compton is being charged with three misdemeanors for her role in a large fight that broke out at the Pike Outlets in March, the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s office announced Friday. City Prosecutor Doug Haubert said in a release that his office filed cha…

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Sean Burroughs, former MLB player and Long Beach Little League ‘legend,’ dies at 43

Fernando Haro • May 10, 2024

Sean Burroughs, a former Major League B…

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Critically Speaking: Is the tide turning on homelessness?

Jason Ruiz • May 10, 2024

Earlier this week I was walking my dog and listening to a podcast about the potential collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation current, but we’ll call it AMOC for short. AMOC is the current of water that p…

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