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WATCHDOG TODAY: Solar-powered 'Trees in the Bay', delays at LGB and a battle brewing on the beach path

The headlines you might have missed in LB Watchdog today.

WATCHDOG TODAY: Solar-powered 'Trees in the Bay', delays at LGB and a battle brewing on the beach path
The Long Beach Media Guild marches with Communications Workers of America, Writers Guild of America, The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and Democratic Socialists of America in Downtown Long Beach on Friday, April 12. Photo by Brandon Richardson

Good evening, Long Beach,

The Watchdog would like to thank everyone who joined the Long Beach Media Guild on the picket line today in Downtown Long Beach — local media needs all the support it can get.

It was (yet another) grim week for LA County journalism. LA TACO has furloughed its entire staff and must reach 5,000 new members by April 26 to resume operations (Subscribe to LA TACO here). And Knock LA is fighting to save its grassroots news organization from Ground Game LA, which has seized all of the newsroom’s work. Read more about it in LA Public Press.

Here in Long Beach, the nine laid-off workers and three striking journalists of the Long Beach Post and Long Beach Business Journal are still fighting to return to work and they need all the help they can get. Donate to their relief fund here.

Meanwhile, The Guild is asking the community NOT to read the Post or Business Journal. But these reporters are working to bring you the news you need and the stories you can’t find anywhere else right here in the Watchdog.

Here are the headlines you may have missed today.

Solar-powered Christmas? Energy-efficient holiday trees coming to Colorado Lagoon

Jason Ruiz • Apr 12, 2024

When the lighted Christmas trees in Alamitos Bay turn on this Thanksgiving, you might notice something different about some of them (or not) as the city plans to convert nine trees to solar power this year. “Trees in the …

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Expect delays at Long Beach Airport as two lanes of traffic will close through June

Jason Ruiz • Apr 12, 2024

If you’re traveling out of Long Beach Airport anytime soon you might want to show up a little earlier as two of the drop-off and pick-up lanes will soon be closed through June while the airport continues its roadway improvement projects. The lanes and the c…

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Critically Speaking: A Bird’s eye view

Jason Ruiz • Apr 12, 2024

I’ll start this off by saying that I’m a veteran of Long Beach’s beach bike path. No, I don’t ride a bike. But back in my day, there was no pedestrian path and runners were forced to use the few feet between the painted lanes of the path and the sand if they wanted to get t…

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