🌱 Pedestrian Death on PCH & Orange + Where to Watch the World Cup

Welcome back Long Beach! Today we count on our blessings Thanksgiving! I’m here on your inbox to update you on everything you need to know about what’s going on around town. Today you will learn about…

  • πŸš“A barricaded suspect in the locust avenue
  • πŸš— Results one DUI checkpoint on PCH and Channel Drive
  • ⚽ Locations of Boys & Girls Clubs yearly Ball powered donation boxes

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🌞 But first today’s weather:

Warmer with lots of sun. High: 82 Low: 49.

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πŸŽ„ Worst Christmas carols?
Christmas is around the corner. Songs of the season are everywhere. However, some tunes are better than others. Last year, Rolling Stone compiled a list of the worst Christmas songs of all time. Which song is the worst in your book? So far we have:

  • NewSong, ‘The Christmas Shoes’ – 42.9%
  • The Jackson 5, ‘I Saw Mom Kissing Santa’ – 28.6%
  • Seth MacFarlane and Sara Bareilles, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – 14.3%
  • Plaster, “Do you know it’s Christmas?” – 14.3%

πŸ“° Here are today’s top stories in Long Beach:

1) A An adult male pedestrian was struck and killed near PCH and Orange Avenue on Monday. The accident happened at 9:30 p.m. when a 35-year-old driver in a 2017 Chevy Silverado hit the man “crossing the Pacific Coast Highway at a red light.” The driver stayed at the scene, and police say “speed, distracted driving, (or) impairment are not considered a factor in this collision.” (Signal Hill Tribune)

2) Shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) responded to an attack on the 1800 block of Locust Avenue. One man had stabbed another (non-fatal). The suspect barricaded himself inside and SWAT rolled. He refused to cooperate, and around 10:20 p.m. officers “used a Taser and K9 units to apprehend the suspect” in custody. (LBPD, Long Beach Post)

3) The LBPD operated a DUI checkpoint last Friday at PCH near Channel Drive. Of the 1,160 vehicles passing through, officers checked 376 cars between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. “One driver was arrested for drink driving.” “Three drivers were subpoenaed for operating a vehicle without a license or with a suspended/revoked license.” (LBPD)

4) Where to watch the soccer world cup in Long Beach? Legends at 5236 East 2nd Street is a premier destination. The restaurant and sports bar open at 8am for early games. Gallagher’s Pub at 2751 East Broadway promises to open to “any game involving Mexico, the US, Argentina, Brazil and France.” Other venues open for the 8am and 11am games include Shannon’s on Pine, KC Branaghan and The Hawk. (The HiLo)

5) It’s time to Take part in the annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach Ball Drive! The organization, which serves approximately 2,500 children across the city, is looking for “basketballs, softballs, soccer balls, dodgeballs, volleyballs, kickballs, hold balls and tennis balls – and of course soccer balls.” Collection Boxes are available now through December 12th. You can find them at Legends on 2nd Street; Big 5 Sporting Goods and First Bank on PCH; The Boys & Girls Club and Phil Trani’s Restaurant on Long Beach Boulevard; and the Boathouse on the Bay Restaurant on Marine Drive. Boxes with a QR code allow you to access the Boys & Girls Clubs Amazon Wishlist for additional fundraising opportunities. (Subscription/Press Telegram)

πŸ“† Today in Long Beach:

  • Justin Rudds Turkey Trot meets at the boat ramp, 1 Granada Ave. (7:30 a.m.)
  • Dimensions accompanied by the choir of the Catholic Church of St. Bartholomew (9:00 a.m.)
  • Thanksgiving Bootcamp with Friends & Fam at Marine Stadium Park (9:00am)
  • ο»ΏThanksgiving at the Aquarium of the Pacific (11 a.m.)
  • Whale Watching Cruise meets at Rainbow Harbor (3:00 p.m.)

πŸ““ From my notebook:

  • β€œLB NATION, join us one last volleyball weekend of this season 🀩Fr. Vs UC Davis at 7 p.m. Sat. Vs UCR at 7 p.m. for senior night.” (Long Beach State Athletics via Instagram)
  • “We mustaches have a question – how do you like our beards?! πŸ§” Share your thoughts in the comments! No shaving November is a month-long effort to raise awareness about cancer. To learn more about the campaign, visit no-shave.org” (Long Beach Police Department (CA) via Facebook)
  • “It’s almost that far into the year! The return of the floating Christmas trees πŸŽ„ in the bay. They are lit on Thanksgiving night through New Year’s Day. Lights come on at 5:30 p.m. and turn off at midnight.” (Long Beach City via Facebook)
  • “New Rig Alert! πŸš’ Long Beach Fire recently received at LGB a new aircraft firefighting vehicle (ARFF).. The ARFF vehicle is a maneuverable firefighting tool with rear steering capabilities and 360-degree cameras.” (Long Beach Airport via Instagram)
  • β€œThe town of Long Beach llaunched its electrically powered shuttle service πŸ”‹ for Downtown Long Beach – Alamitos Beach neighborhoods as part of the Micro Transit Shuttle program. 🚐” (Long Beach City via Facebook)
  • β€œWe are currently looking for one Full-time Secretary for Branch Services! This position will be based out of the BJK Main Library and duties will include performing various technical, clerical, secretarial and administrative support duties.” (Long Beach Public Library via Facebook)

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β€” Sylvia Cochran

About me: Sylvia Cochran is based in sunny Southern California and has been a full-time freelance writer since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), champions social justice, and tries to live Micah 6:8.

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