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WATCHDOG TODAY: LB's cannabis tax break, E-scooters on the beach path, a styrofoam ban and more headlines

From a gardener arrested on suspicion of sexually battering three women he worked for to a weekday stroll through El Dorado Nature Center, here are today's headlines.

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Here are the headlines you may have missed today.

Long Beach cannabis tax cuts approved, operators question if it will be enough

Jason Ruiz • Apr 10, 2024

A new pilot program will implement a 1% cut for cannabis cultivators and retailers in Long Beach with an opportunity to qualify for an additional 3% cut.

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Clocked out: Beating the 'weekday scaries' with nature and snacks

Kat Schuster • Apr 10, 2024

Turtle-watching, EBT card picnics, barefoot hiking and more 'funemployed' activities from the Long Beach Post’s former editor.

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CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY

Police arrest gardener they say committed sexual battery against several clients in Long Beach

Long Beach Watchdog • Apr 10, 2024

Long Beach police said Wednesday that they’ve arrested a 38-year-old Norwalk man on suspicion of committing sexual battery against three different women who hired him to work as a gardener in East Long Beach, according to a news release. Two of the three incidents ha…

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Long Beach to begin enforcing its ban on styrofoam products in June

Jason Ruiz • Apr 10, 2024

This June, Long Beach will begin enforcing its ban on styrofoam products, a move that could usher in hundreds of dollars in fines for non-compliant stores and restaurants.

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E-scooters on the beach bike path? Long Beach is looking into that

Jason Ruiz • Apr 10, 2024

The Long Beach City Council asked for a feasibility study at its meeting on Tuesday to determine if e-scooter riders, who have been largely banned from the city’s beach bike path for years, should be allowed to ride along the path.

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The Port of Long Beach could name its educational center after former Congressman Alan Lowenthal

Jason Ruiz • Apr 10, 2024

A committee will decide whether a $19 million center inside the port headquarters Downtown will be named after Lowenthal, who advocated for ports and environmental policy.

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