LBLN Weekly News Update 7.15.19

Good Morning and welcome to the LBLN Weekly News Update and Community Calendar.

We have a Missing Person Alert happening now in Long Beach as authorities need your help in locating 25-Year-old Tivon Lee Harmon who was last seen on July 13th at a residence in the 6400 Block of Paramount Blvd. 

Harmon suffers from a prior injury that requires him to wear a protective helmet. Harmon left the residence without his helmet and is known to use public transportation. It is believed his possible destination is the North Long Beach area. He stands 5”2 180lbs Brown hair Brown Eyes. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and black sweat pants. Any information for Long Beach PD. 

And I’m Eric Richards. Long Beach Police Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a woman in the 300 Block of Magnolia Street in Downtown.

The victim was found with a gunshot wound to the upper torso on Thursday Morning and was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

LBLN Air 1 was overhead later in the day, on Thursday, when the SWAT TEAM was serving a search warrant in the area where the homicide occurred, in the 300 Block of Daisy Ave. Investigators believe that the victim and suspect knew each other. However there is no description available on the suspect or suspects. The identity of the woman is also unknown. If you have any information contact Long Beach PD.

Long Beach Detectives have made an arrest in connection to an attempted rape that occurred at a residence at East 12th Street and Long Beach Blvd on Thursday Morning at 5:15am. The victim in this case took to social media to talk about the incident. That victim, an unidentified woman, says that a man broke into a window on her first floor apartment and tried to rape her. That man has been identified as 25-year old Abraham Monterolia, who is in custody facing a residential burglary charge, in addition to assault to commit rape, and indecent exposure. Bail is set at $1 Million.


29-Year old Jacob Trantham has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a firearm, felony firearm possession, and exhibition of a firearm, after a May 30th incident being described as a Road Rage case. Trantham was arrested on Friday, after Long Beach Detectives investigating the case from May 30th, served a warrant on to residences that are connected to the suspect. PD posted a photo on their twitter page, which shows a number of weapons that we seized. On May 30th, Police received a call at 12:45pm at the Cherry and Anaheim intersection, where Trantham allegedly brandished a gun to another motorist. No one was hurt in the incident and Trantham is being held without bail.


Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, along with other elected officials, and activists are speaking out as raids enforced by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department began across the United States o. Sunday, an action ordered by President Donald Trump. Garcia released a video in Spanish on his twitter page saying in part that the raids are “unjust and dangerous.” He also said that Long Beach Police would not be participating in the raids. 

President Donald Trump says that I.C.E will be focused on those in the Country who have engaged in criminal activity, but those who oppose I.C.E have said that the raids are breaking apart families…separating children from their parents. On Thursday, a lawsuit was filed in New York by the American Civil Liberties Union, alleging that constitutional due process requires the government to bring arrested families before an immigration judge prior to deportation.  The ACLU says that the lawsuit is aimed at protecting Immigrant Families, who have fled violence in countries like Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras. According to reports, there are 3.5 Million illegal immigrants in the U.S. today.


Chevron has begun the clean up process after spilling 800 Gallons of crude oil into our California water system. The spill happened in a canyon in Bakersfield, where the company uses steam i injections to extract oil from the ground in a large Cymric field. A spokeswoman for Chevron says that the leak has been capped. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says that the clean up & investigation into what caused the leak were delayed due in order to insure that there was no danger posed to investigators at the site. The state has issued a violation order to Chevron, in order to stop the steam injections. It is unclear if any of the contaminated water made its way to Long Beach, but it is recommended that you boil your tap water before use. 

Long Beach has more than one claim to fame! We are the seventh largest city in California and home to one of the largest ports in the World. In addition to having an airport, The Grand Prix, and The Queen Mary, the LBC has been a popular destination for film production. For both TV and Film, the LBC has seen classics and current productions. Head to for the complete list. 


LBLN Community Calendar

100 days of summer have started and tonight Movie in the Park brings to you the film Moana at 7:30-9pm to enjoy with your nearest and dearests at Drake Park at 951 Maine Avenue. Bring along lawn chairs, food and drinks. The movie and popcorn are free – but the time spent with family and friends are priceless. 

What a nice way to end your Monday! And on a Tuesday you can end it with some sunset Yoga and Margaritas at Hotel Maya on 700 Queensway, provided by Fit Girl Club from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Bring your yoga mat as class will be on the sand in front of the hotel overlooking the water. Towels will be provided and you should arrive by 6:15pm to get set up and bring layers! All levels of yogis are welcome and there’s a 25 dollar cover charge for the class and a complimentary skinny margaritas or non-alcoholic mocktail with a taco from Hotel Maya’s Fuego Restaurant with the happy hour menu extended to 8pm! 

What a GREAT way to celebrate #TacoTuesdayLB and now over to more food events here in Long Beach as we like a good grub, Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor 2019 Food Tasting event is back on Wednesday and Thursday for you to sample local dining on 2nd Street. Every year this event draws in 1000s of visitors and local neighbors. The event is from 5 to 9pm and costs 10 dollars for a booklet of 12 tickets. To see the full list of vendor teams head over to 

I’d like to eat my way through that event and come evening check out an entertaining event such as The Game of Thrones Burlesque! Yes, that’s right – Game of Thrones might be over on TV but the show must go on somewhere, and Harvelle’s Lounge is bringing the audience the ONLY G.O.T. parody in which you can celebrate and watch live dragons and fire. Doors open at 8pm with the show beginning at 9 to 11pm. Tickets range from 10-60 dollars which you can purchase online on Game of Thrones Burlesque and find out more details. 

The Jazz Angels are performing on Friday and Saturday a free Jazz concert in Bixby Park along with Youth Jazz. This event is to celebrate the young talent in jazz musicians, so again pack a picnic and enjoy the tunes along with friends and family from 6 to 8pm. 

And if you find yourself this weekend at Shoreline Village, don’t forget it’s their summer concert series on Friday from 6-9pm with a Grub Club, Saturdays 2-5pm and 6-9pm and Sundays 2-5pm. Go to for line up details. This one is sure to be a fun, family friendly and show-stopping event not to be missed throughout the summer.

That will do it for the LBLN Community Calendar, if you have an upcoming event in Long Beach that you would like featured on our Broadcast, send us a message on our page. You can also post the event and use the hashtag #LBLN. 

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For all of us here at LBLN we thank you for watching. Have a great Monday and week ahead!!!!