This Week's Top News in Long Beach

A look at what made headlines this week in the greater Long Beach area.

Here is a look at some of the top stories this week in Belmont Shore and Long Beach:

What Will a Girl Scout Leader Do to Unload Those Do-Si-Dos in Her Trunk?: Well, when she's a fine dining restaurant publicist, she'll give you a box of Thin Mints and her tips on suitable wine pairings. Clink!

Alert Neighbors Help LB Police Nab Peninsula Burglars: A Long Beach Peninsula resident and his neighbors acted quickly to report burglars fleeing his beach house, helping arriving officers who chased them down, police said Wednesday. The quick action of alert neighbors who could direct police aided in a swift arrest of a pair of local youths, the Long Beach Police Department said in an announcement.

Coyote Alert on Naples Island Last Sunday: A coyote was on the waterfront mid-morning, ambling down the canals and over bridges as a resident watched from her balcony. As she gazed out her second-story window on Naples Island Sunday morning, Sandra Davidson was taken aback. There, padding over the Neapolitan West bridge was a coyote, and it was taking its time.

Long Beach Police Shoot at Dog But Miss: Long Beach Police Department officers investigating an unauthorized entry at Veteran's Memorial Stadium were charged by a dog that they shot at but missed, a spokesperson said Thursday.

UPDATE: Construction Crane Falls on 22/605 Freeway Interchange: A toppled construction crane blocked the transition road from the eastbound Garden Grove (22) Freeway to the northbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Seal Beach this afternoon, but no one was hurt in the mishap. The construction crane fell over for unknown reasons at about 4:20 p.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer John Latosquin.

Long Beach District Weighs New School Hours: Pressed to cut costs further for the 2013-14 school year, the Long Beach Board of Education sought public input about proposed new school hours at its meeting Tuesday night.

Police Chase Erratic Driver to Long Beach Airport: A suspected impaired driver who may have mental health issues was shot with a stun gun and arrested Wednsday night after leading officers on a chase through Long Beach, police said. The chase started shortly after 9 p.m. in the 700 block of East Shoreline Drive when an officer who suspected the man was driving while impaired attempted to pull him over, said Long Beach police Sgt. David Marander.


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