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According to multiple reports, a Long Beach police officer was arrested on a DUI charge Monday after striking parked cars.

Details:

Timothy Luke Everts, age 50, a Sargent for the Long Beach Police Department, was arrested for drunk driving last Friday, Dec. 17, at about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of East 8th Street and Coronado Avenue.

  • The Beachcomber's Stephen Downing reported that Evert crashed into parked cars after attending a retirement party where there was a "free flow of alcohol."

  • Downing also reported that LBPD officers "deployed a spike strip" but that Everts smashed into "several parked cars" anyway and was found "passed out behind the wheel."

  • Everts was off-duty at the time of the crash and booked into a Signal Hill Jail.

  • As per Transparent California, Everts was paid a total of $318,532.95 in 2019.



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Updated: Dec 25, 2021



The California State University system announced Wednesday that it would require students, faculty, and staff accessing on-campus facilities or programs to receive a vaccine booster shot to be considered "fully immunized" against the coronavirus for this upcoming spring semester.

Why it matters: The CSU system is the 4th largest public university system in the nation, with nearly half a million students on 23 campuses.

  • The change in COVID-vaccination policy comes as the state deals with a rise of cases from the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

The new policy:

CSU's new COVID-19 vaccination policy is awaiting faculty and staff labor union approval.

  • Students are required to receive their COVID boosters by February 28, 2022, or "six months after an individual received the final dose of the original vaccination, whichever is later."

  • The policy grants students and employees to request medical and religious exemptions.

What they're saying:

CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro on COVID boosters said, "Vaccination, including a booster when eligible, remains our most effective strategy against infection and severe disease. "This is particularly important in light of the rapid rise of cases of COVID-19 throughout the state and nation as the Omicron variant spreads. Implementing the booster requirement now will help mitigate the potential spread of the variant on campuses as they repopulate in January after the winter break."

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Former Long Beach State lecturer Kimberly Ann Burch, 39, has been charged with making a false police report and being an accessory after the fact over a fatal hit and run in Huntington Beach over the weekend.

Details:

According to Huntington Beach Police, on December 19, a 66-year-old male pedestrian was struck on Pacific Coast Highway, near 24th street. When police arrived at the scene, they determined the victim's injuries were consistent with a person being struck by a vehicle.


  • As police were investigating, an adult female identified as 39-year-old Kimberly Burch of Surfside told officers she was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee that struck the now-deceased man.

  • After placing Burch under arrest, investigators determined that her husband, 37-year-old Daniel Burch of Surfside, was indeed the real driver of the Jeep and fled the scene after striking the man.

  • Daniel Burch was charged with hit and run, resulting in death or injury. Both made bail.

  • According to Burch's LinkedIn page, she was with CSULB for the past six years in various positions ranging from a teaching assistant, graduate assistant, and lecturer.

What they were saying:

CSULB spokesperson Jim Milbury says, "Our records indicate a Kimberly Burch was a part-time lecturer at CSULB whose contract ended on August 17 2021."



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