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Firefighters extinguished a blaze Wednesday night that tore through a two-story house on the 7100 block of Coralite, authorities said.


The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 10:40 p.m., and one resident treated and released for smoke inhalation.

  • No other injuries reported and fire investigators are on scene.


A motorcyclist who was critically injured in a two-car crash in the Zaferia neighborhood of Long Beach a month ago has succumbed to his injuries, police announced Wednesday.


According to authorities, John Michael Marshall Insley, a 34-year-old resident of Long Beach, was injured in a two-car crash at Redondo Avenue and 15th Street, has since succumbed to his injuries one month after the multi-vehicle accident on May 5th.

  • Police say a 57-year-old San Diego man was driving westward on 15th Street in his Honda Accord when he struck Mr.Insley. The latter was riding northbound on Redondo Avenue on his 2013 Yamaha motorbike. Insley lost all control of his motorbike due to the accident and slammed into a Ford Mustang driven by a 22-year-old Long Beach resident.

  • The drivers of the Honda Accord and the Ford Mustang remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

  • Neither distracted nor impaired driving are believed to have been a factor in the collision.


The City of Long Beach will begin prohibiting the sale or distribution of some flavored tobacco products starting August 15.

Driving the news:

Formerly submitted to the Long Beach City Council in 2019 by Councilmember Suzie Price, the City Council passed the ordinance two months ago, which permanently prohibits the sale or distribution of certain flavored tobacco products.

  • While the ordinance became active on May 16, there is a 90-day moratorium to allow retailers to come into compliance.

  • Business owners are responsible for ensuring adherence to the ordinance within their establishments. Non-compliance may result in legal action, including citations and/or denial, suspension, or revocation of any permit.

  • L.A. could prevent businesses from selling multiple flavored tobacco products, per the LA Times.