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  • How Long Beach became a hot spot for craft beer drinkers

    How Long Beach became a hot spot for craft beer drinkers

    Every day at 4 a.m. Blackwell, who goes by his last name only, rides his bike a mile from his home to the north end of the Belmont Shore neighborhood in Long Beach. There, at the base of the pier, is the Belmont Brewing Co., which opened in 1990 and is Southern California's oldest brewpub. Blackwell...

  • 5 Questions: Neil Strawder of Bigmista's Barbecue on rubs versus sauce

    5 Questions: Neil Strawder of Bigmista's Barbecue on rubs versus sauce

    Love to barbecue? So does Neil Strawder. The man behind Bigmista's Barbecue turned his hobby professional several years ago, first joining the competition circuit, then selling his 'que to eager fans at various farmers markets. Last November, he opened his first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Long...

  • Norovirus outbreak shut down Long Beach restaurant for four days

    Norovirus outbreak shut down Long Beach restaurant for four days

    An upscale Long Beach restaurant temporarily shut down last month after several patrons and employees fell ill in a norovirus outbreak, authorities said Monday. The Sky Room voluntarily closed for four days starting May 22 in order to sanitize the restaurant and bar, located atop the Breakers Hotel...

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  • 2 found dead at the base of seaside cliffs in San Pedro are identified by coroner's office
    2 found dead at the base of seaside cliffs in San Pedro are identified by coroner's office

    The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Sunday morning at the base of some seaside cliffs in San Pedro, authorities said. 

    The bodies were found about 10 a.m. on a sandy beach at the foot of a cliff near the 700 block of West Paseo Del Mar, said Officer Toni DePaolo of the Los Angeles Police...

  • Mother and 4-year-old daughter killed by gunman while walking home from grocery store
    Mother and 4-year-old daughter killed by gunman while walking home from grocery store

    A mother and her 4-year-old daughter were shot and killed Saturday night in Long Beach while walking home from the grocery store.

    The shooting occurred near the intersection of Locust Avenue and 9th Street about 10:40 p.m., said Nancy Pratt, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. Officers...

  • Baseball: Area Code Games begin on Sunday for Brewers' Southern California team
    Baseball: Area Code Games begin on Sunday for Brewers' Southern California team

    It's time for the Southern California baseball players to show their stuff.

    The team representing the Milwaukee Brewers and made up of Southern California players makes its debut on Sunday at noon against the Nationals in the Area Code Games at Blair Field in Long Beach.

    These are promising high...

  • Man taken into custody in Long Beach after allegedly hitting officer with handgun
    Man taken into custody in Long Beach after allegedly hitting officer with handgun

    A man who hit a Long Beach police officer in the head with a handgun and then barricaded himself in a house was taken into custody Saturday morning, authorities said.

    Officers initially spotted the man in a park about 1:45 a.m., hours after the park had closed, said Marlene Arrona, a spokeswoman...

  • 'Don’t kill him now': Video shows woman kicking and stomping man over alleged epithets on Long Beach train
    'Don’t kill him now': Video shows woman kicking and stomping man over alleged epithets on Long Beach train

    A video showing a woman stomping on a man after he allegedly used racial slurs on the Metro Blue Line in Long Beach drew criticism with many saying she went too far.

  • Port of L.A. and railroad appeal a court decision that blocked a new freight yard in the harbor
    Port of L.A. and railroad appeal a court decision that blocked a new freight yard in the harbor

    A railroad company and the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday appealed a court decision that has stalled a $500-million freight yard they plan to build next to low-income, predominantly minority communities in the harbor area.

    The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. and harbor officials are seeking...

  • Football: Beware of Narbonne's most underrated player, Dominic Peterson
    Football: Beware of Narbonne's most underrated player, Dominic Peterson

    In the office of Narbonne Coach Manuel Douglas, the top shelf has run out of room because there's so many City Section championshp football trophies, including a state championshp trophy from last season.

    To keep winning championships, you need underrated players who simply do their job and don't...

  • Long Beach won't appeal a ruling that said police stings unfairly targeted gay men
    Long Beach won't appeal a ruling that said police stings unfairly targeted gay men

    Long Beach’s city prosecutor said Wednesday he will not appeal a judge’s ruling that said the city police department unfairly targeted gay men when it carried out lewd conduct stings.

    In an email announcing the decision, City Prosecutor Douglas Haubert said he did not agree with the April 29 ruling...

  • 182 pounds of cocaine found on bus that traveled from Mexico to Wilmington
    182 pounds of cocaine found on bus that traveled from Mexico to Wilmington

    Members of a federal task force found 182 pounds of cocaine hidden inside a charter bus that traveled from Mexico to Wilmington, authorities said Tuesday.

    There were no passengers on the bus when the bust – conducted by the Department of Justice’s L.A. IMPACT task force – took place.

    The drugs...

  • Student pilot and flight instructor missing after plane disappears near Catalina Island
    Student pilot and flight instructor missing after plane disappears near Catalina Island

    A search is underway for a student pilot and his flight instructor after their small plane disappeared over the coast of Catalina Island during the Memorial Day weekend.

    Edmond Haronian, 50, of Woodland Hills and his instructor, Jason Glazier, 52, of Encino have been missing since Saturday when...

  • Hours-long car chase forces brief closure of 405 Freeway
    Hours-long car chase forces brief closure of 405 Freeway

    A male driver led authorities on an hours-long car chase across Los Angeles County freeways and streets Monday afternoon, sideswiping at least one vehicle before coming to a stop on the southbound 405 Freeway north of Long Beach, the California Highway Patrol and television news reports said.

    The...

  • How gay men in Long Beach were targeted by police and mocked by The Times a century ago
    How gay men in Long Beach were targeted by police and mocked by The Times a century ago

    The arrests of 31 men in connection to two private Long Beach clubs where men were said to cross dress and have sex was the talk of the town in 1914. The Los Angeles Times and other sensationalist newspapers at the time printed the names of the arrested men, with devastating results.

  • My Favorite Room: For Gabriel Iglesias, no funny business in the bathroom
    My Favorite Room: For Gabriel Iglesias, no funny business in the bathroom

    Restroom, john, privy, outhouse, loo. Call it what you will, but for comedian and “Magic Mike XXL” actor Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, the private bathroom at his Signal Hill compound is a sanctuary.

    “Whether I’m at home or on the road or in the lobby or on a plane, I’m never alone,” said Iglesias,...

  • Vote by Cal State trustees is set to resolve long-running dispute over faculty pay
    Vote by Cal State trustees is set to resolve long-running dispute over faculty pay

    The contentious dispute over faculty pay at California State University campuses is set for a formal resolution this week when the Board of Trustees meets in Long Beach.

    Frustration over salaries for professors and lecturers pushed members of the California Faculty Assn. to the brink of a massive...

  • Motorcyclist shot several times and killed while riding in Wilmington
    Motorcyclist shot several times and killed while riding in Wilmington

    A motorcyclist was fatally shot late Sunday while riding in the Wilmington neighborhood, police said.

    The motorcyclist was traveling westbound on D Street and Gulf Avenue around 11:30 p.m. when he was shot several times, said Officer Liliana Preciado, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

    ...

  • California student killed in Paris attacks receives degree posthumously
    California student killed in Paris attacks receives degree posthumously

    Nohemi Gonzalez's mother was filled with pride Thursday morning: Her daughter was receiving her bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach.

    Unlike most other parents in attendance, however, Beatriz Gonzalez accepted the honor on behalf of her daughter, who was killed in the Paris terror attacks...

  • Home of the Day: Island escape in Avalon
    Home of the Day: Island escape in Avalon

    Perched on a hillside overlooking Catalina Harbor, this three-story contemporary features a glass elevator with skylight, floor-to-ceiling windows and a gourmet kitchen with a pizza oven. Inviting indoor-outdoor entertaining, retractable walls open to 2,000 square feet of deck space and an infinity-edge...

  • More than 7,000 Dell laptops stolen in daytime heist at L.A. warehouse
    More than 7,000 Dell laptops stolen in daytime heist at L.A. warehouse

    Brazen thieves stole up to $4-million worth of Dell notebook computers at gunpoint from a warehouse in Los Angeles, and police Monday were trying to track down the bandits.

    Five men pulled up about 11:30 a.m. Friday at the warehouse in the 19200 block of South Western Boulevard in Harbor Gateway...

  • Long Beach police fatally shoot suspect

    Long Beach police officers shot and killed a man on Saturday after responding to reports of a person holding an Uzi, which turned out to be an airsoft rifle, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred at about 5 p.m. near 21st Street and Locust Avenue, said Sgt. Megan Zabel of the Long Beach Police...

  • San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says
    San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

    Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.

    The San Andreas fault is one of California’s most dangerous, and is the state’s longest fault. Yet for...

  • Long Beach teen killed in possible gang-related shooting
    Long Beach teen killed in possible gang-related shooting

    A Long Beach teenager was shot and killed Tuesday night in what police say may have been a gang-related attack.

    The victim, identified only as a 16-year-old male, suffered a gunshot wound to the torso around 6:50 p.m. in the 3300 block of East 65th Street near Ramona Park, Long Beach Police said...

  • L.A. ordered to pay $23.7 million in 'dangerous intersection' death

    A jury on Monday found the city of Los Angeles primarily liable for a traffic collision that killed a scientist in San Pedro three years ago. 

    The jury awarded $23.7 million to the widow and young son of Thomas Guilmette, a 59-year-old Northrop Grumman employee who died three years ago after his motorcycle...

  • Sheriff's detectives investigate death of 2-year-old girl in Carson

    Sheriff's detectives said no obvious signs of foul play were visible in the death of a 2-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in Carson, officials said Thursday. 

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    FOR THE RECORD:

    April 28, 8:48 a.m.: In an earlier version of this article, the Sheriff's Department reported the death...

  • Coroner identifies man fatally stabbed at Long Beach Metro station
    Coroner identifies man fatally stabbed at Long Beach Metro station

    The Los Angeles County coroner's office has identified a man fatally stabbed on a Metro Blue Line platform in Long Beach earlier this month

    Robert Goins, 45, died of multiple stab wounds on a train station platform April 15, according to the coroner's report

    Deputies of the Los Angeles County...

  • Datebook: An artist rethinks Ed Ruscha, paintings of domestic settings, a festival of zines
    Datebook: An artist rethinks Ed Ruscha, paintings of domestic settings, a festival of zines

    A famous photographic work by Ed Ruscha gets a painterly do-over. Domestic settings that feel like they're coming alive. And a look at mass-produced architectural developments. Plus, writers celebrate Octavia Butler and Long Beach gets zine-y. Here are seven events and exhibitions to check out...

  • Four people shot in Long Beach, 1 fatally; shooter at large
    Four people shot in Long Beach, 1 fatally; shooter at large

    A 19-year-old man was killed and three others injured Monday night when a shooter opened fire in a Long Beach neighborhood.

    Police responded to a report of shots fired at 8:43 p.m. in the 1200 block of East 17th Street and found four injured men, said Long Beach Police Sgt. Megan Zabel.

    Long Beach...

  • Baseball: Carson emerges as surprise City Section team under first-year Coach Chuck Berrington

    Chuck Berrington knows how to coach. He was head coach at Westlake, Newbury Park, Taft and Providence.

    When he took over the Carson program this season, the Colts were expected to need some time to develop because they were loaded with young players. But Carson is 14-10 overall, 4-0 in the Marine...

  • Small plane carrying 2 crashes near Catalina Island airport

    A small plane with two people on board crashed Sunday evening just short of the runway as it tried to land at the airport on Catalina Island, authorities said.

    The single-engine Cessna 172 was arriving from Long Beach when it crashed about 4:30 p.m., said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal...

  • Small plane carrying 2 crashes near Catalina Island airport

    A small plane with two people on board crashed Sunday evening just short of the runway as it tried to land at the airport on Catalina Island, authorities said.

    The single-engine Cessna 172 was arriving from Long Beach when it crashed about 4:30 p.m., said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal...

  • Detectives investigate fatal stabbing at Long Beach Metro station
    Detectives investigate fatal stabbing at Long Beach Metro station

    Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man on a Metro Blue Line platform in Long Beach early Friday morning. 

    Transit Policing Division deputies were patrolling the Wardlow Blue Line station platform, in the 3400 block of North Pacific Place,...

  • Long Beach barbershop refuses to cut a transgender man's hair, lawsuit alleges
    Long Beach barbershop refuses to cut a transgender man's hair, lawsuit alleges

    An old-timey barbershop chain has been sued on allegations of refusing to cut a transgender man's hair.

    In a civil-rights lawsuit filed March 29 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Rose Trevis claimed he was discriminated against at the Long Beach location of Hawleywood's Barber Shop & Shaving...

  • Man sentenced to jail after fatal street racing crash in Wilmington
    Man sentenced to jail after fatal street racing crash in Wilmington

    A 19-year-old man was sentenced to one year in county jail and five years of formal probation after he was convicted of participating in a street race that resulted in the death of two people, prosecutors said.

    Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gary J. Ferrari also ordered Carlos Hernandez...

  • Home of the Day: Seaside living with a French twist
    Home of the Day: Seaside living with a French twist

    Kayakers and Duffy boaters skimming along the Naples Canal can't help but look twice at this French Normandy-style house on Treasure Island. Leaded stained glass, turrets and a steep roofline draw the eye to the storybook home. 

    Interior details include a stone fireplace imported from France, a...

  • It's elementary: Old-school sinks are suitable for home work
    It's elementary: Old-school sinks are suitable for home work

    Part nostalgia, part industrial chic, schoolhouse sinks lend unexpected charm and instant character to bathrooms and laundry or utility rooms looking to score extra credit in style.

    Featuring a high-backed shape with a deep basin, rolled front rim and gooseneck or wall-mounted faucets, the utilitarian...

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