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Police fatally shoot man armed with knife in Long Beach

Police in Long Beach fatally shot a man in the street Sunday night after authorities allege he charged at officers with a knife during a standoff. The incident began about 9:15 p.m. when police received a call from a man who said he was armed with a handgun and wanted to commit "suicide by cop,"...

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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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  • 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...

  • 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

    Long Beach’s morality was in doubt. So claimed the Los Angeles Times in numerous sensationalist 1914 stories about the arrests of 31 men allegedly tied to two private clubs in the city where gay men were said to cross dress and have sex with each other. It was a racy scandal, the Times sneered,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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