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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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  • Port of Los Angeles hosts first Fleet Week

    Port of Los Angeles hosts first Fleet Week

    The first Fleet Week in Los Angeles is underway at the city’s port in San Pedro. Military ships have docked at the port over Labor Day weekend, giving the public a chance to tour naval vessels and meet some of the 1,500 sailors and other military personnel. On Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard held...

  • Barbershop agrees to change advertising, pay damages to settle discrimination lawsuit by transgender man

    Barbershop agrees to change advertising, pay damages to settle discrimination lawsuit by transgender man

    A barbershop accused of denying service to a transgender male will, as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the man, remove potentially discriminatory advertising from its website and its locations in Long Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Australia. The lawsuit, filed in March, claimed...

  • Man arrested in slaying of Costa Mesa father of 8 is free pending further investigation

    A man arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death a Costa Mesa father of eight has been released from jail pending further investigation, authorities said. Logan James Cunningham, 27, of Long Beach was suspected in the killing of Jason Paul Torres, 40, on Aug. 7 at a Circle K convenience store in...

  • Garfield QB Henry Polanco has memorable middle name _ Adambomb

    Garfield QB Henry Polanco has memorable middle name _ Adambomb

    How rare is it for a quarterback to have as his middle name Adambomb? Henry Polanco, a junior quarterback at Garfield, can thank his father and the punk rock band, Social Distortion. His father gave him the middle name Adambomb after one of Social Distortion's songs. Now the band has become a favorite...

  • Football: Narbonne shows off lots of defensive hitters in scrimmage

    Football: Narbonne shows off lots of defensive hitters in scrimmage

    Narbonne's green-gold scrimmage on Wednesday night enabled more than 400 fans to have a nice, tasty chicken bowl. And they got to see the makings of the best defensive unit in the City Section. Opposing teams had better be ready to take some hits from the likes of linebackers Anthony Pandy, Raymond...

  • Long Beach to pay more than $3 million after fatal police shootings of unarmed men

    Long Beach to pay more than $3 million after fatal police shootings of unarmed men

    The Long Beach City Council has approved two separate payouts totaling $3.5 million to settle wrongful-death lawsuits brought by the families of unarmed men who were shot and killed by police in recent years, officials said. The City Council unanimously approved settlements for the families of...

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