Courtney Tompkins, LB Press-Telegram

Courtney Tompkins

LB Press-Telegram

Long Beach, CA, United States

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Past articles by Courtney:

Long Beach approved $23M for urgent Queen Mary repairs, but only 1 major project is done

More than a dozen critical Queen Mary maintenance projects approved in 2016 have been sidelined or have yet to be started due to cost overruns and unforeseen expenses, according to documents obtain… → Read More

5th District candidates agree on one thing: the status quo

As it stands today, all four candidates running to represent the 5th District think it’s best if the city keeps the status quo when it comes to land use, for their area at least. → Read More

Long Beach wants help finding home for future African American cultural center

The Long Beach City Council took the first step Tuesday toward creating an African American cultural center that would serve as a hub of black history, culture and the arts. → Read More

Long Beach seniors need basic household items. Here’s how you can help – Press Telegram

A local nonprofit is collecting items to help low-income seniors who are living on a fixed income and cannot afford basic necessities such as toilet paper, shampoo, or body wash. → Read More

Election 2018: East Long Beach candidates talk land use, rent control and other issues

Long Beach City Council candidates running for the 5th District met Friday to share their perspectives on some of the area’s more pressing issues, including city budget woes, land use and job… → Read More

Long Beach looks to higher fines and fees, new taxes to fill $15M budget shortfall in 2019

Facing a nearly $15 million budget shortfall in 2019, Long Beach officials may look to increase ambulance fees and parking fines, and impose taxes on short-term rentals to help offset the anticipat… → Read More

Long Beach moves to complete these 8 projects by 2028 Summer Olympics

With a decade to go before the 2028 Summer Olympics come to town, Long Beach has begun crafting a plan to complete eight “critical” infrastructure projects leaders say are key to hostin… → Read More

JetBlue is fighting back against fines for late-night flights at Long Beach Airport

In 2017, JetBlue amassed just over $1.2 million in penalties related to curfew violations, more than double the fines in 2016 and triple the amount for 2015. → Read More

Backers of Long Beach rent control ballot measure clear to collect signatures

The proposed measure, titled the Long Beach Rent Control Ordinance, was cleared by the city attorney’s office on Monday. The last remaining step is for the group to publish a notice of intent… → Read More

Long Beach leaders take steps to bring the internet to more homes

Local leaders have set their sights on closing the digital divide in Long Beach, where at least one in six households are disconnected from the World Wide Web. Limited or no access to technology pr… → Read More

4 city officials appointed to new terms; 5 council races still wide open for April election

Four of nine incumbents running for re-election in the city of Long Beach were appointed to new four-year terms on Tuesday because all were running unopposed. → Read More

2 men convicted of human trafficking in Long Beach, Los Angeles

Two men were convicted Wednesday on human trafficking charges for forcing a woman and 15-year-old girl into prostitution in 2015, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attor… → Read More

Long Beach Civic Center on track for completion in 2019

Crews broke ground on the massive project about 18 months ago, in July 2016, with a slated completion date of June 2019. Once finished, it will include a new main library, City Hall, port offices a… → Read More

Southern California hospitals grapple with flu patients – and one has set up a tent

Hospitals are seeing so many patients, they’re carving out more room for them. At Loma Linda University Medical Center, a tent has been erected outside → Read More

Long Beach OKs plan to add up to 120 new oil wells in exchange for wetlands restoration

The City Council on Tuesday approved a plan to allow up to 120 new oil wells in southeast Long Beach in exchange for the eventual restoration of 154 acres of coastal wetlands that have been home to… → Read More

Long Beach mayor says ‘city is booming’ in annual address – Press Telegram

In his fourth State of the City address Tuesday night, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia pointed to the more than $3 billion in construction work across Long Beach as a sign of strength for the city. → Read More

City hits mobility target with over 1 million beach path crossings in 2017

A device installed on a local beach path that tracked the number of cyclists and pedestrians who passed by counted over 1 million crossings last year, exceeding the citywide goal set for 2017. → Read More

Long Beach mayor to talk progress, challenges in annual State of the City address

The people of Long Beach are invited to hear Mayor Robert Garcia deliver his fourth state of the city address on Tuesday. → Read More

Long Beach business districts need more oversight, better management, audit shows

Lax management and limited oversight of a program created to better city business corridors has resulted in unreported revenues, payments made multiple times and fees falling through the cracks, ac… → Read More

New firm takes over Molina Healthcare’s 17 California medical clinics – Press Telegram

A former CEO of Long Beach-based Molina Healthcare is now managing the firm’s 17 California clinics under a company formed last year after he and his brother were ousted from their leadership… → Read More