Local bicycle delivery services roll in Long Beach

Local bicycle delivery services roll into high gear due to COVID-19 pandemic

As most people are at home and choose delivery options on food and everything else, messenger at Maritime Bicycle Courier is working at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic in Long Beach.

Tagquiped and Bud Abilles are both former competitive cyclists, and they launched a local delivery service in 2014, but slowly corporate delivery services drove away their business.

Even after facing hard competition, their business kept on rolling—Maritime Bicycle Courier partners with nearly 30 restaurants and businesses across the city.

"It's very important to us as a Long Beach-based business that we keep our money in Long Beach," said Ryan Hughes, co-owner of The 4th Horseman.

The 4th Horseman is the exclusive partner for Maritime Bicycle Courier for deliveries. Hughes said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, around 70% of orders placed at The 4th Horseman consist of deliveries.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the local delivery services had increased its workforce by 33%.

I'm grateful," Tagquiped said. "It's a weird blessing that the community basically has brought us back up and shown us support."

If you want to support local businesses in Long Beach, visit the Maritime Bicycle Courier website.

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Dine-in services permitted in Orange County; LA County does not meet up relaxation approval standards

The reopening of Phase 2 businesses also includes dine-in services in restaurants and reopening of shopping centres as Gov. Gavin Newsom approved Orange County's request, amid the pandemic. Allowed business activities include:

  • Retail
  • Manufacture
  • Restaurants (in-person dining)
  • Outdoor museums
  • Offices
  • Limited personal services (tanning salons, car washes, gardening service, pet groomers)

Lisa Bartlett, the County Supervisor, was pleased that the Orange County was able to meet the state requirements the request was granted before Memorial Day weekend. After the announcement of the governor's decision, the county's health officer issued a new order which requires everyone to wear masks and mandates quarantine for those who have or have been exposed to COVID-19.

OC Health Care Agency authorities reported 216 new cases and 12 additions deaths which raised the county's total affected cases to 5,157 and 130 deaths; 42 deaths were reported in 4 days alone.

On the other hand, Los Angeles County accounts for half of the state's COVID-19 cases and has not met the requirements to reopen businesses. The County officials do not expect to follow the relaxed state standards until 4th July. Recently the death and hospitalization trends have improved, but the Whitehouse coronavirus response coordinator told that the spread of COVID-19 is a concern in LA.

Dr. Deborah Birx approached the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help investigate the source of new cases to help forestall outbreaks in future.

Los Angeles is among the few California's 58 counties that either have not adequately contained the infection to revive more activities and business or, on account of a few San Francisco Bay Area counties, have decided to move all the more gradually.

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Federal weapons-related warrant suspect wanted

The circumstance started about 4:05 p.m. at the point when police pulled a driver close to the 1800 square of Pacific Avenue. Sgt. Alvino Herrera informed that after at first conversing with the officers, he ran from the officials and blockaded himself in a room, the authorities accept the leased at a close-by inn.

Police set up an edge around the motel and attempted to get the man to give up, yet at the end called the LBPD SWAT group, he said.

A representative on Friday morning said police couldn't discover the man in the inn and police started to clear the scene at about 8:30 p.m.

She said the man was needed on a federal weapons-related warrant.

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Long Beach Dub Allstars make a comeback after 19 years

After 19 years of their last release, Long Beach Dub Allstars will realise a self-titled album on May 29. The reggae-rockers fans will get to hear a 10-track record described by the band members as an improved version of the party-loving band formed in 1997 out of the destruction of Sublime after the demise of the band's powerful frontman Bradley Nowell.

The band immediately resumed off as they got from the last known stopping point, playing a blend of rock-reggae tunes with a punk mentality and brazen pride and love for their city that scratched them into the melodic texture of Long Beach.

After recording two collections, "Directly Back," in 1999 and "Marvels of the World," in 2001, the band separated in 2002 however rejoined in 2012 (short Wilson and Gaugh) and proceeded to rep Long Beach on the live stage while one part even proceeded to turn into a regarded municipal pioneer.

The Southern California News Group talked with lead vocalist Ortiz and Goodman about the new collection, Nowell's proceeded with effect on the band and how a reggae rocker wound up running a city.

Goodman revealed that it took 18 months to complete this record and organic reggae record was the target. Ortiz said that the tone was about positivity. Goodman promised economic development and said that they are potentially going to have a $700 million to a billion-dollar development in the city.

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Alyssa DeWitt, who is five months pregnant, was relaxing on the beach with her children. She saw someone waving their hands in the water.

The woman forced her children out of the water and ran to the pier. Children who were swimming in the lake were beaten against the wall of the pier. They could barely keep their heads above the water and literally drowned before my eyes. There was no one on the beach to whom I could turn for help, so I had to bend them into the water and rescue them.

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Long beach food program

On Monday , May 18 it was declared, the City of the long beach will provide a free meal to the older adults who are at higher risk of COVID-19. The great plates delivered program, in Partnership with food eateries in the area will provide adults whose age is above 65 or those 60-64 up to three-time meals.

This effort will boost the economy of local Restaurants. The program may begin on May 29 extending through June 10 as stated by federal emergency management agency.

But according to press release state of California plans to request an extension into July. The city will release request of proposals to long beach food providers for food preparation and meal packaging.

Local business gives priority to local jobs and Worker retention provide meals that can't be spoiled and meet nutritional value. The request for proposal period will be opened from May 18, Monday to Thursday, May 21 at 11:00 am.

The press stated the city will select various local food providers according to procurement criteria. The first - in - the - nation " great plates delivered: home meals for seniors.partnership with countries, cities and tribes were announced previous month by governor Newsom. The details on how to apply for meal delivery program will be available to residents.

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On the coins, a woman is depicted as a symbol of the struggle in Ukraine, as a symbol of the struggle in Ukraine, a defense against Russian occupiers. In this way, the United States increased the support of Ukrainian defenders and the efforts of Ukrainians to defend their independence and sovereignty.

On one of the coins, a woman is engraved, behind which a Ukrainian ensign develops, and on the other, she is encased in a black-yellow color. The women's hair is embellished with flowers and dormouse, like they are trimmed in their hands. For the creation of coins, they took the sketches of the artist and medalist Adolf Oleksandr Weinman “Freedom, what to go”.

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It's unfortunate how we become political every electioneering year

Shouting who we are supporting

Who supported you for the last five years?

God, your love Kenya

Who paid Your rent, school fees for your kids,facilities food on your table just to name a few

God, your love Kenya

Cutting across tribal lines... This is mediocrity Bana,

We need to think inner ward lyrics and outside the box,

It's no longer about where the president, comes from, my tribe how did it benefit you?

You probably buying cooking Oil the same price as everyone else is...

This frustrating country my Kenya

God, Your love Kenya

Everything is above the sky

skyrocketing prices on every basic commodity

Kutoka kwa mafuta hadi Unga

God, your love Kenya

I walk into a Supermarket I no longer buy any commodity for quality but for quantity and price consideration is my first priority.

God, your love Kenya

But till when will this go On....


I will not be put in the same shifty hole after 8th August 2022

God, Your love Kenya

We can't tell but then again we are left with ONE, To gather our thoughts and, for once make a sober and informed decisions in terms of who you vote in various seats....

God, Your love Kenya

Fail to which the suffering continues and we pass it to the next generation what a shame?

I wonder what our forefathers are thinking at this certain moments

God, Your love Kenya

It's like we probably sold our country but for WHAT?, You would ask yourself... Is it worth

We have spearheaded development in East and Central Africa we are so Much head compared with other neighboring countries...

But at what expense?


I really wonder...

God, Your love Kenya

We live at a time where the money you earn is not enough to cater most people livelihoods

Living in a deficit chasing money more than yourself....

God, your love Kenya

CATCH it if you may, Your life depends on it

Save yourself from the life your have created around yourself

Staying true to your course, your true happiness, love and harmony essentials for our soul

God, your love Kenya

My Country Kenya as we Go to Elections

I love you

May you be Peaceful

I pray and believe


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В Казани росгвардейцы выполнили задачи по обеспечению безопасности во время празднования Дня России

Военнослужащие казанского специального моторизованного полка Приволжского округа Росгвардии, бойцы ОМОН «Ак Барс» и сотрудники вневедомственной охраны Росгвардии по Республике Татарстан выполнили задачи по обеспечению безопасности жителей и гостей республики во время праздничных мероприятий, посвященных Дню России.

Традиционно, наиболее массовым местом проведения праздничных мероприятий для жителей и гостей столицы республики стала площадка возле центра семьи «Казан», где побывало около 35 тысяч человек. Помимо концерта с участием творческих коллективов и артистов эстрады там было организовано множество развлекательных зон. Завершилось мероприятие красочным салютом над акваторией реки Казанки.

Задачи по охране общественного порядка и обеспечению безопасности во время праздничных мероприятий выполнили военнослужащие казанского специального моторизованного полка Приволжского округа ВНГ России, сотрудники вневедомственной охраны и бойцы ОМОН «Ак Барс» Управления Росгвардии по Республике Татарстан во взаимодействии с сотрудниками МВД по РТ и работниками частных охранных организаций.

Благодаря совместной работе Росгвардии и МВД, при участии работников ЧОО, грубых нарушений общественного порядка и безопасности не допущено.

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Meet the 78 years old High school graduate Ted Sams...

It was a joyfull moment for Ted Sams (78) and his family when he finally walked on stage to receive his high school diploma sixty years after he missed his 1962 graduation because of some teenage mischief and $4.80 (E3.40) overdue library fine he owed at his former school.

During his high school days, Ted and a friend were in a photography class when they were caught by the vice principal for photographing people without their consent and Ted was later suspended, leading to him missing the final exam and graduation. While he tried keeping up with his studies by attending summer school, Ted then found that he couldn't get his diploma because of the overdue library fine book.

“So I just walked away from it and said, 'Forget it',” he says.

In 2022, after much persuasion from his family Ted joined San Gabriel California High school in Los Angeles and got his high school diploma

Sams says he never expected to be back in high school 60 years later after he dropped out. He recounted how he would repeatedly complain to his children how a meagre $4.80 kept him from having a degree.

His daughter Sherry then suprised him by asking San Gabriel High in Los Angeles for a reprint of his diploma so he can attend graduation.

Luckily for him, the school hasn't thrown away the diploma and It was kept in a box, in senior archives.

In 27 May, Ted received an invitation from the school to be part of the graduation ceremony. The ceremony was attended by his wife and five children.

Even though it has been a long hard road, Ted says attaining his diploma has been a great achievement for him and the graduation was one of the highlights of his life.

“Actually, when he walked and got his diploma, every person on that stage hugged him and then the whole class applauded for him,” Sherry says.

Although the $4.80 fine hasn't been paid, Ted is now a graduate of San Gabriel High School's class of 2022.

Source: News24

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