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WATCHDOG TODAY: Traffic deaths rising, International City Theatre's political play, a trip to the Renaissance Fair and more

Columnist Jake Gotta received exclusive data on traffic deaths in the city and theater reviewer Anita W. Harris examines a timely play, here are the latest headlines.

WATCHDOG TODAY: Traffic deaths rising, International City Theatre's political play, a trip to the Renaissance Fair and more

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Here are the headlines you may have missed.


Column: Traffic deaths are rising, but Long Beach police are issuing fewer traffic citations than ever

Jake Gotta • May 13, 2024

The Long Beach Police Department reported 23,137 moving violations in 2019, according to data provided to the Watchdog. But just one year later, that number dropped to 11,239. This is understandable; the global pandemic that briefly shut down the country …

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Review: ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ at ICT gets personal and political, with spunk

Anita W. Harris • May 13, 2024

In this pivotal election year, it may be especially important to remember not only who and what you’re voting for, but why you can even vote, especially if you’re a woman or person of color. Continuing through Sunday, May 19 at International City The…

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Clocked Out: Visiting America's oldest Renaissance Fair

Kat Schuster • May 13, 2024

Good day, Before we get very excited about things like turkey legs, jousting, jolly pipers, flower crowns, corsets, goblets and archery — I have but one warning: Thee (probably) shouldn't wend to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire whilst unemploy'd. The tickets are

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Teen riding scooter killed in North Long Beach hit-and-run crash, police say

Fernando Haro • May 12, 2024

A 17-year-old boy died Sunday morning when the driver of a vehicle struck him in North Long Beach and then drove away, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Police say the teenager was riding a scooter north of South Street, near Orange Avenue, sometime around 12:40 a.m. when the driver of a 2012 Cadillac SRX traveling northbound on Orange Aven…

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Woman killed in North Long Beach shooting, police say

Fernando Haro • May 12, 2024

Police say a woman was walking in the area of Paramount Boulevard and 57th Street sometime around 10:07 p.m. when someone shot her and then fled in a vehicle. Authorities responded to the scene and found the woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body, police said.

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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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