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Northside Long Beach's own Vince Staples’ Limbo Beach Carnival was canceled due to “concerns raised regarding capacity.”


Why it matters:

The cancellation of Staples’ event comes in the wake of the deadly Astroworld Festival, were ten people, including a nine-year-old boy, died and 5,000 concert-goers suffered injuries after a crowd surge and stampede.

  • The event was to celebrate the upcoming release of Staple’s new comic book “Limbo Beach.”

  • El Dorado Park’s Willow Grove was set to be the carnival site, but organizers will search for a larger venue due to high demand.

What they’re saying:

In their statement, Z2 Comics wrote, “we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event—originally planned for this Thursday, 5/12, at El Dorado Park in Long Beach—to the summer to allow more people to attend and make the celebration even more special.”

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Photo via Price's Campaign

Long Beach City Councilmember and mayoral candidate, Suzie Price, announced on Twitter she tested positive for COVID-19.


Driving the news: "I was informed on Mother’s Day that someone with whom I had contact with over the weekend tested positive for Covid. I got tested right away and yesterday afternoon, I received word that I'm positive," Price announced on her campaign's Twitter account.

  • Price missed Tuesday's City Council meeting and its unknown how her diagnosis will impact her mayoral campaign.

  • Councilmember Price participated in Monday's mayoral debate remotely.

  • Mayor Robert Garcia and Assistant City Attorney Dawn McIntosh spent time with Price but say they tested negative, per the Post.




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No injuries were reported following a crash that involved multiple cars near Downtown Long Beach early Sunday morning.


Details:

It appeared that at least three vehicles were involved in the collision near the intersection of 6th Street and Cedar Ave at roughly 7;15 a.m., according to LBFD spokesperson Jack Crabtree.

  • Crabtree told the Modern Times that someone called in and told the dispatcher that a person was trapped inside one of the cars and needed help, but when LBFD arrived, there wasn't a trapped individual.



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