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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Boys' basketball: Long Beach Poly is headed to Sacramento to play for Division II title

    When Drew Buggs went down with a knee injury last November, Long Beach Poly's season wasn't looking very promising. The Hawaii-bound guard is the Jackrabbits' court leader and sets so many examples on how to compete and how to never stop hustling.

    He was able to return even though he's not 100%,...

  • Basketball: Ticket info for Chino Hills-Bishop Montgomery

    Because the CIF is anticipating a sellout for Saturday's Open Division Southern California Regional final between Chino Hills and Bishop Montgomery, it has made that game at The Pyramid in Long Beach a separate ticket.

    It will start at 8:30 p.m. and the arena will be cleared after the conclusion...

  • World premiere of opera 'Fallujah' in Long Beach may be among former Marine's most difficult missions
    World premiere of opera 'Fallujah' in Long Beach may be among former Marine's most difficult missions

    During his tour of duty as a gunner in Iraq, former Marine Sgt. Christian Ellis experienced his share of trauma — the battles, the killings, an assault that left him with a spinal injury. But there were good memories too — the gung-ho Marine spirit, the camaraderie, even the sunsets in the Iraqi...

  • Long Beach police fatally shoot man who allegedly refused to drop gun

    Long Beach police fatally shot a man Thursday night who allegedly refused to drop a firearm, authorities said.

    The incident began about 6:30 p.m., when officers spotted a vehicle that was "acting in a suspicious and evasive manner" near 68th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, said Marlene Arrona,...

  • Datebook: Japanese American photography, detailed drawings, everything Marcel Duchamp
    Datebook: Japanese American photography, detailed drawings, everything Marcel Duchamp

    Abstracted grids of blocky color. Rare photography by Japanese Americans. And a show that is all about the labor of drawing. Plus, everything Marcel Duchamp, a Long Beach museum turns 20 and a crew of artists take over a phone line and get zodiacal. Here are seven shows to see this week:

    “Making...

  • The decomposed body of a baby is found in a Long Beach alley
    The decomposed body of a baby is found in a Long Beach alley

    The decomposed body of an infant was found covered by debris and cardboard Tuesday afternoon in a Long Beach alleyway, police said.

    Residents walking in the alley near 67th Street and Gardenia Avenue saw the child's body about 4:20 p.m. and initially thought it had burned because it appeared to...

  • Cal State Long Beach student sexually assaulted at frat party, police say
    Cal State Long Beach student sexually assaulted at frat party, police say

    Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a Cal State Long Beach student at an off-campus fraternity party over the weekend.

    The student said the attack occurred during a party at the Kappa Sigma fraternity early Sunday, Long Beach police said in a prepared statement.

    Police learned of...

  • Blame the balloons: Thousands without power in South L.A., other areas
    Blame the balloons: Thousands without power in South L.A., other areas

    Thousands were without power Monday night in Southern California, and at least one major outage was caused by Mylar balloons.

    About 5,000 customers in an unincorporated part of South Los Angeles lost power about 4:30 p.m. because metallic balloons were caught in the electrical equipment, according...

  • Datebook: An artist flea market, art of the noir and the iconic woodwork of Sam Maloof
    Datebook: An artist flea market, art of the noir and the iconic woodwork of Sam Maloof

    An artist flea market. An exhibition that explores the nature of the color black. And a show devoted to the legacy of an iconic California woodworker. Plus: New paintings, art inspired by rats and a talk about the Blaxicans of Los Angeles. Here are six events not to miss this week:

    “Noir: The Romance...

  • Inaugural dual meet visit ends in Hoover High wrestling defeat

    Wrestling: Tornadoes take 12-point lead, but can't hold on in 49-24 loss to Arroyo at Western Division Championships.

  • La Cañada wrestling has no answer for Mayfair

    Wrestling: Spartans suffer first-round exit at CIF Southern Section Western Division Dual Meet after 69-9 defeat.

  • Super Bowl: Why watch men toss a football when you can go to the Otter Bowl?
    Super Bowl: Why watch men toss a football when you can go to the Otter Bowl?

    Suspense is building as three teams hunker down for Sunday’s Super Bowl: the Denver Broncos, the Carolina Panthers and the Aquarium of the Pacific sea otters.

    What? Sea otters playing football? Yep, and they play au naturel, without helmets or padding.

    On Sunday, you can go to the Aquarium of the...

  • Mitchell Englander and Janice Hahn lead pack in fundraising for supervisor's races, filings show
    Mitchell Englander and Janice Hahn lead pack in fundraising for supervisor's races, filings show

    Campaign finance reports filed Monday gave a glimpse at the strength of candidates running for two open seats on the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

    The seats held by longtime Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe are up for grabs this year as both are being forced out...

  • Datebook: A new disco dance, one-minute sculptures, and vintage photos of women
    Datebook: A new disco dance, one-minute sculptures, and vintage photos of women

    Disco dancing by a “queer-love power-trio.” Sculptures you make with stuffed animals and plinths. And erotically-charged images by a mysterious California photographer. Plus: a vehicle with no purpose, sculptures of trees and two L.A. painters face off. Here are eight shows to see this week:

    Meg...

  • Man found guilty of murdering Long Beach teacher in front of her students
    Man found guilty of murdering Long Beach teacher in front of her students

    A 52-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a schoolteacher who was attacked in front of her students at a Long Beach park in 2013, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.A jury deliberated for less than a day before convicting Steven Dwayne Brown...

  • Playa Amor opens in Long Beach with mole tots and Hatch chile spaghetti
    Playa Amor opens in Long Beach with mole tots and Hatch chile spaghetti

    Thomas Ortega, the chef behind Ortega 120 in Redondo Beach and Amor y Tacos in Cerritos, will open his third concept, Playa Amor, in Long Beach on Tuesday. The restaurant has taken over the space previously occupied by Sababa Middle Eastern restaurant in the Marketplace shopping center.  

    Playa...

  • Woman with dogs that ran on freeway after pursuit was banned from having animals, prosecutors say
    Woman with dogs that ran on freeway after pursuit was banned from having animals, prosecutors say

    The woman whose arrest on the 710 Freeway following a police chase was upstaged by several dogs running across the roadway had been banned from caring for pets because of a pending animal abuse case, authorities said Wednesday.

    Appearing in an Orange County courtroom, Tiffini Kuuipo Tobe, 47, pleaded...

  • Gang member is charged with sex trafficking of 7 teenage girls
    Gang member is charged with sex trafficking of 7 teenage girls

    A known gang member allegedly used threats and violence to force at least seven teenage girls to commit acts of prostitution across Southern California over the last year, police and prosecutors said Wednesday.

    Reginald Washington, 18, of Los Angeles was charged with seven counts of human trafficking...

  • 6 dogs loose on freeway after police pursuit captured
    6 dogs loose on freeway after police pursuit captured

    After a police pursuit of a Mercedes-Benz came to a halt about 10 p.m. on the southbound 710 Freeway near Long Beach, the driver opened a car door and released a brood of canines onto the roadway, according to video of the scene broadcast by KCAL-TV Channel 9.

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  • Carjacking suspect tied to violent crimes and Long Beach standoff has died, police say
    Carjacking suspect tied to violent crimes and Long Beach standoff has died, police say

    A carjacking suspect who police say shot two people and stabbed another before shooting himself in the head at the end of a wild pursuit Friday has died, Los Angeles police said.

    Daniel Ramirez died shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday, Officer Mike Lopez said.

    Ramirez was identified Saturday as an accomplice...

  • LAPD seeks suspect in monthlong series of violent crimes
    LAPD seeks suspect in monthlong series of violent crimes

    Los Angeles police are searching for a man suspected in a monthlong series of violent crimes across the region, including a shooting last week in Panorama City that left one man dead and a carjacking last week that launched a wild pursuit and standoff.

    Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department's...

  • Everything is golden for Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball

    Basketball: Falcons weather runs from Long Beach Millikan, defeat Rams, 78-65, for tournament championship.

  • 2015 in review: How income inequality pervades the L.A. landscape
    2015 in review: How income inequality pervades the L.A. landscape

    Doris Tillman of South Los Angeles had lost her husband, her job and her water service, so she did what people do here in a gilded metropolis that throws curses at people on the fringes — she adapted.

    When I think back on the year 2015, I'll conjure up an image of Tillman at 71, bending into a...

  • Video prompts calls to reopen case of fatal shooting by LA sheriff's deputies
    Video prompts calls to reopen case of fatal shooting by LA sheriff's deputies

    The video showed a life-and-death struggle between two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and 23-year-old Noel Aguilar on the driveway of an apartment complex in Long Beach, Calif.

    As the deputies tried to clap handcuffs on Aguilar, who was resisting arrest and was believed to have a gun, one...

  • Video prompts calls for D.A. to reopen case of fatal shooting by L.A. sheriff's deputies
    Video prompts calls for D.A. to reopen case of fatal shooting by L.A. sheriff's deputies

    The video showed a life-and-death struggle between two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and 23-year-old Noel Aguilar on the driveway of an apartment complex in Long Beach.

    As the deputies tried to clap handcuffs on Aguilar, who was resisting arrest and was believed to have a gun, one deputy...

  • Police arrest man in connection with fatal shooting in Long Beach

    Police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting Tuesday in Long Beach.

    Eric Jerome Williams Jr., 29, of Long Beach was booked on suspicion of murder and is being held at Long Beach City Jail on $1-million bail, police said.

    Officers responded to the 1900 block of Chestnut Avenue...

  • Long Beach woman shot and killed; child is abducted but recovered

    A woman was shot to death in an alley and a child was abducted but safely recovered Tuesday morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

    Long Beach Police officers responded to a report of domestic violence around 8:30 a.m. to the 1900 block of Chestnut Avenue in the South Wrigley area...

  • The Halal Guys will open a Long Beach location Jan. 2
    The Halal Guys will open a Long Beach location Jan. 2

    The Halal Guys, known in New York City for their plates of chicken and gyro over rice with white sauce and hot sauce, are set to open their second Southern California location on Jan. 2 in Long Beach. The opening comes three months to the day after opening their first SoCal franchise in Costa Mesa. 

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  • Long Beach police shoot and kill man waving knife in arcade
    Long Beach police shoot and kill man waving knife in arcade

    A Long Beach police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man at an arcade business Monday night after police were unable to subdue him using less lethal devices, authorities said.

    Police arrived just before 10 p.m. at Looffs Lite-A-Line in the 2500 block of Long Beach Boulevard following reports...

  • Outgoing supervisor criticizes spending in 'state of the county' speech
    Outgoing supervisor criticizes spending in 'state of the county' speech

    In his annual “state of the county” speech, longtime Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe took a swipe Thursday at recent spending decisions by a new board majority as it pursues a series of ambitious and costly social programs.Knabe and the nonpartisan board’s only other conservative, Michael...

  • Edison blames mismanagement for power outages in Long Beach
    Edison blames mismanagement for power outages in Long Beach

    Electrical vault explosions that left thousands in Long Beach without power for several days this summer stemmed from a cascade of breakdowns that originated in Southern California Edison's mismanagement, according to two reports released Tuesday by the company.

    The vault explosions and outages...

  • Environmentalists ask judge to halt $500-million harbor-area rail yard
    Environmentalists ask judge to halt $500-million harbor-area rail yard

    A coalition of environmentalists, community groups and Long Beach officials is seeking a court order to halt construction of a controversial $500-million Port of Los Angeles rail yard that they claim will increase pollution in surrounding low-income, minority communities.

    During hearings Monday...

  • Amid faculty protests, Cal State trustees set to talk money
    Amid faculty protests, Cal State trustees set to talk money

    Hundreds of California State University faculty members seeking pay raises plan to rally Tuesday at a meeting of the Board of Trustees, who are scheduled to consider a request for additional state funding, lifting a cap on presidential pay and other hot-button issues.

    The first agenda item will...

  • Boys' basketball: Freshman guard duo K.J. Feagin and Matt Hauser key Santa Clara

    Santa Clara isn't wasting any time giving a pair of freshman guards from Southern California the chance to prove themselves.

    K.J. Feagin from Long Beach Poly scored 26 points and Matt Hauser from Thousand Oaks had 10 points on Sunday to lead Santa Clara in a 71-65 loss to Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    Feagin...

  • Teenager arrested in shooting death of 26-year-old Long Beach man
    Teenager arrested in shooting death of 26-year-old Long Beach man

    A 17-year-old was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the killing of a 26-year-old Long Beach man, police said.

    Officers responded to a report of gunfire near 14th Street and Gundry Avenue around 9 p.m. Tuesday, where they found Jeffrey Keo lying in the street after he'd been shot, the...

  • At NOAA and Our Planet Day at the Long Beach aquarium, everyone will be talking about the weather
    At NOAA and Our Planet Day at the Long Beach aquarium, everyone will be talking about the weather

    Who talks about the weather in Southern California? These days, pretty much everybody as the drought continues and El Nino threatens.

    To join in that conversation, whether it’s about California’s conundrum or issues with water elsewhere, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on Saturday will...

  • Craftsman homes around Los Angeles for less than $750,000
    Craftsman homes around Los Angeles for less than $750,000

    The Craftsman bungalow, popularized during the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is a prominent fixture in the Southland, with variations found throughout Southern California.

    In anticipation of the nonprofit preservation group Pasadena Heritage’s upcoming 24th...

  • Football: Long Beach Poly's playoff chances look bleak

    Barring intervention by the Moore League principals, 19-time section champion Long Beach Poly is unlikely to be playing in the Pac-5 playoffs this season.

    The Jackrabbits, forced to forfeit three league games because of an ineligible player, finished in a three-way tie for third place with Long...

  • Football: Long Beach Poly forfeits three league games
    Football: Long Beach Poly forfeits three league games

    The Southern Section office confirmed Thursday afternoon that 19-time section champion Long Beach Poly has forfeited Moore League victories over Cabrillo, Compton and Long Beach Wilson, leaving the Jackrabbits not only out of first place but in the precarious position of trying to make the Pac-5...

  • Football: Forfeits are coming fast and furious

    Forfeits for ineligible players keep coming fast and furious in Southern Southern football.

    Morningside has forfeited its first four games and gone from 6-3 to 2-7. Inglewood has gone from 2-7 to 1-8. Adelanto has gone from 3-6 to 2-7.

    Earlier, Lawndale forfeited four games to go from 8-1 to 4-5.

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  • Football: Long Beach Poly is facing possible forfeits

    Long Beach Poly, 7-2 overall and 5-0 in the Moore League with one game to play, may have to forfeit up to three league games because of an ineligible player.

    If the information being discussed by local prep officials Wednesday night is true, Long Beach Wilson would become the Moore League champion.

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  • Authorities offer clues in the case of bicyclist crushed by shipping container
    Authorities offer clues in the case of bicyclist crushed by shipping container

    It has the look of a freak occurrence, tragically amplified by timing: A truck is traveling a well-worn industrial area when its cargo, a shipping container, clips the bottom of a railroad bridge.

    At that very moment, to the right of the truck, Robert Castorena is riding his bicycle. The container...

  • Unusually high tides and surf may cause flooding along L.A. County coast
    Unusually high tides and surf may cause flooding along L.A. County coast

    Unusually high tides and surf will hit the California coast for the next few days, which could cause some flooding in low-lying areas, and there will be a moderate risk of rip currents, National Weather Services officials said Monday night.

    On Tuesday through Friday, high tides in Los Angeles County...

  • Unusually high tides and surf may cause flooding along L.A. County coast
    Unusually high tides and surf may cause flooding along L.A. County coast

    Unusually high tides and surf will hit the California coast for the next few days, which could cause some flooding in low-lying areas, and there will be a moderate risk of rip currents, National Weather Services officials said Monday night.

    On Tuesday through Friday, high tides in Los Angeles County...

  • Datebook: Art that skewers the art world, an installation about dance, abstractions of L.A.
    Datebook: Art that skewers the art world, an installation about dance, abstractions of L.A.

    A two-part exhibition complete with driving tour. Examining the psychology of the art world through Twitter. And an exhibition that explores the nature of dance. Plus: abstractions of L.A., art from Cuba and a daylong art party on Grand Avenue. Here are seven shows not to miss — along with one...

  • Object Lesson: Graffiti artist Saber on why his new Long Beach mural takes on police shootings
    Object Lesson: Graffiti artist Saber on why his new Long Beach mural takes on police shootings

    When L.A. graffiti artist Saber was asked to create a mural for an urban art exhibition now on view at the Long Beach Museum of Art, he says his mind turned to the highly publicized police killings that have dominated headlines since last year: Michael Brown in Missouri, Freddie Gray in Baltimore...

  • What finally broke the 'no Chicanos' rule at the reemergent Museum of Latin American Art
    What finally broke the 'no Chicanos' rule at the reemergent Museum of Latin American Art

    On the surface, the new exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach doesn't seem unusual. A series of more than two dozen paintings and mixed-media works by Mexican American artists from around Southern California depict various guises of landscapes — from a tight city...

  • SeaWorld expansion of orca tanks up for Coastal Commission vote today
    SeaWorld expansion of orca tanks up for Coastal Commission vote today

    The California Coastal Commission is set to vote Thursday on whether SeaWorld San Diego should be allowed to build larger tanks for the park's killer whales. The marine-based theme park company has proposed a project to replace its existing 1.7 million-gallon tank holding facility with a new 450,000-gallon...

  • What does $7 buy these days? A ride from Long Beach to LAX
    What does $7 buy these days? A ride from Long Beach to LAX

    FlyAway Bus service connecting Long Beach and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will begin in December, just in time for the holidays.

    Tickets will cost $7 each way for the first six months, according to an L.A. World Airports statement. You'd be hard pressed to find a cheaper price for the...

  • Love sour beer? You can try almost 200 of them at Beachwood BBQ Sourfest
    Love sour beer? You can try almost 200 of them at Beachwood BBQ Sourfest

    Move over IPA, the hottest trend in craft beer is sour, not bitter. While the love for the aromatic punch of hops may have launched the craft beer into the mainstream, beer lovers can’t get enough sour beers. And the best way to explore the varied styles and flavors possible in these tart brews...

  • Driver of compact car killed in collision with big rig on 710 Freeway
    Driver of compact car killed in collision with big rig on 710 Freeway

    A driver was killed early Thursday after colliding with a big rig on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach, officials said.

    The collision occurred at 2:33 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the 710 near Del Amo Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Investigators found the dead driver inside...

  • Crescenta Valley High's Goorjian to be inducted into CIF Hall of Fame
    Crescenta Valley High's Goorjian to be inducted into CIF Hall of Fame

    Former Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball Coach Ed Goorjian will be inducted into the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Grand Conference Center in Long Beach.Goorjian went 328-103 while piloting the Falcons from 1962-78. He led the Falcons to seven league championships...

  • Football: Millikan, Lakewood investigate altercation

    Long Beach Millikan and Lakewood are investigating an altercation that occurred in the locker room after Friday's Moore League game, a spokesman for the school district said Monday.

    The incident began when a Millikan player allegedly kicked a helmetless Lakewood player during the game at Lakewood....

  • MWD: Residents may have to pay taxes on their turf rebate money
    MWD: Residents may have to pay taxes on their turf rebate money

    Thousands of Southern Californians who received checks to tear out their lawns and replace them with more drought-friendly landscapes may have to pay taxes on the rebate money they received.  

    To prepare for that possibility, officials from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California...

  • Datebook: Zombies of Beijing, Chicano landscapes, fountain sculptures
    Datebook: Zombies of Beijing, Chicano landscapes, fountain sculptures

    A video that riffs on zombies and urban tedium. A gathering of landscape works by Chicano artists. And a gallery full of working fountains. Plus: a projection that riffs on 19th century magic lantern performances and ceramics that take on popular culture. Here’s what to see in L.A. this week —...

  • Looks like the tsunami from Chile spared Southern California
    Looks like the tsunami from Chile spared Southern California

    Tsunami surges from a huge earthquake in Chile hit the Southern California coast early Thursday, causing tide fluctuations of up to a foot, but there were no reports of damage or flooding.

    The National Weather Service said several points along the coast were beginning to see tide fluctuations,...

  • Datebook: A Frank Gehry retrospective, art of death and rebirth, images from YouTube
    Datebook: A Frank Gehry retrospective, art of death and rebirth, images from YouTube

    It is the official beginning of the arts season and Los Angeles is awash in exhibitions — from a Frank Gehry retrospective to the latest epic video by Matthew Barney to a show of Japanese ceramics curated by Takashi Murakami. Plus: a fine art film festival, African spirits reconceived, and an L.A.-born...

  • Man who died after confrontation with Long Beach police identified
    Man who died after confrontation with Long Beach police identified

    A man who died following a struggle with Long Beach police has been identified as 47-year-old Manuel Ornelas, authorities said Sunday. 

    Officers were called to a home in the 3200 block of Ladoga Avenue about 10:40 a.m. on Saturday in response to complaints that Ornelas was under the influence of...

  • State regulator orders detailed inspection of Long Beach power grid
    State regulator orders detailed inspection of Long Beach power grid

    Southern California Edison must conduct an extraordinary inspection of its electrical grid under Long Beach after several recent fires left thousands of people without power, sometimes for days, the state’s Public Utilities Commission said.

    Since July, the utility’s customers have experienced numerous...

  • Ex-L.A. County worker convicted of insurance fraud arrested again on same charge
    Ex-L.A. County worker convicted of insurance fraud arrested again on same charge

    A former Los Angeles County probation officer who was convicted last year of defrauding Allstate Insurance was arrested this week on suspicion of defrauding another insurance company, authorities said.

    Robyn Palmer, 30, was convicted in May 2014 of 14 felonies, including insurance fraud, forgery...

  • Nearly 425 pounds of cocaine found in tire shipment from South America
    Nearly 425 pounds of cocaine found in tire shipment from South America

    Nearly 425 pounds of cocaine were found hidden in a shipment of tires from South America at the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex, authorities said Tuesday.

    The shipment is one of the “most significant narcotics interceptions in recent years” at the nation’s largest seaport, said Carlos Martel,...

  • Beach volleyball: Brazilians sweep gold medal games at Long Beach
    Beach volleyball: Brazilians sweep gold medal games at Long Beach

    American teams had a chance to sweep the gold medal games at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach, but they were ultimately no match for their Brazilian foes.

    Second-seeded Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt won the men's bracket with a hard-fought 21-16, 20-22, 15-13 victory...

  • Third power outage in two months affects thousands in Long Beach
    Third power outage in two months affects thousands in Long Beach

    Almost 19,500 Southern California Edison customers in Long Beach were left without electricity early Saturday morning after an underground cable failed, the utility reported.

    Robert Villegas, an Edison spokesman, said the outage occurred shortly after midnight and initially knocked out power to...

  • Long Beach police search for gunman who wounded 4 in possible gang shooting
    Long Beach police search for gunman who wounded 4 in possible gang shooting

    Police were looking Tuesday for a gunman who fired on a group of people in Long Beach, wounding four in a possibly gang-related shooting.

    When officers responded about 10:25 p.m. Monday to a report of a shooting in the 1600 block of East 10th Street, they found a woman, a teenage boy and two men...

  • Kamala Harris' office indicts 32 Long Beach Crips and associates
    Kamala Harris' office indicts 32 Long Beach Crips and associates

    Dozens of Long Beach gang members were indicted Monday on suspicion of stealing the identities of hundreds of Californians and using them to steal millions of dollars worth of tax returns, the state attorney general's office announced.

    Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris’ office has charged 32 suspected...

  • Innovation is blooming at water-wise urban farms
    Innovation is blooming at water-wise urban farms

    As California moves through its fourth summer of drought, cutting back on water use means shorter showers, fuller dishwashers and drier lawns for most people living in urban areas.

    But for small farms nestled between city streets, saving water means recycling it — and finding new ways to keep plants...

  • Six people stabbed in Long Beach; police shoot, kill suspect
    Six people stabbed in Long Beach; police shoot, kill suspect

    Jessica Luevano was sitting on the patio of her Long Beach apartment complex Friday, enjoying the late-summer night with her 4-year-old son and about 20 neighbors when she first heard the screams.

    They came from her neighbor as he ran into the complex asking for a bat.

    There was a man coming their...

  • Long Beach high-rise sells at $45-million discount despite 'mesmerizing' view
    Long Beach high-rise sells at $45-million discount despite 'mesmerizing' view

    One of the biggest office buildings in Long Beach, One World Trade Center, has sold at a steep discount to Orange County developers who plan to renovate the oceanfront high-rise and seek additional tenants for it.

    Greenlaw Partners, which specializes in turning around troubled properties, bought...

  • In Long Beach, neighborhood Thai at Manaow
    In Long Beach, neighborhood Thai at Manaow

    Name of restaurant: Manaow.

    Chef/owner: A group project from the Pungauthaikan family, led by mother-and-daughter team Nitaya and Parry, this is a sweet little spot tucked unassumingly between a package store and a laundromat. Much of the specialty produce for the restaurant comes from Nitaya’s...

  • Hundreds in Long Beach will be without power until Friday evening
    Hundreds in Long Beach will be without power until Friday evening

    An underground fire in an electrical vault has left hundreds of Long Beach residents and businesses without power until Friday evening, the city and Southern California Edison officials said.

    For the second time this month, thousands of residents and businesses in downtown Long Beach were enduring...

  • Power restored in Long Beach except for about 400 customers
    Power restored in Long Beach except for about 400 customers

    For the second time this month, thousands of customers in Long Beach lost power after an underground electrical vault ignited and exploded Thursday afternoon, sending manhole covers flying.At the peak of the outage, 30,000 customers were without power, street lights went dark and Southern California...

  • LAX could see more than 100 million travelers a year by 2040
    LAX could see more than 100 million travelers a year by 2040

    New aviation forecasts predict that Los Angeles International Airport, already straining under a record number of passengers, could have more than 100 million travelers annually by 2040, far more than the ceiling set by a 2006 court settlement that will soon expire.

    According to projections released...

  • Russell Westbrook's unisex fragrance passes sniff test -- is branded bedding next?
    Russell Westbrook's unisex fragrance passes sniff test -- is branded bedding next?

    A Russell Westbrook branded line of comforters? Don’t rule it out.

    That was the takeaway from Wednesday night’s dinner at the Sunset Tower Hotel celebrating the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard’s latest collaboration — a unisex scent with Byredo and retailer Barneys New York.

    The Long Beach native,...

  • Family of college student killed by Long Beach police move toward lawsuit
    Family of college student killed by Long Beach police move toward lawsuit

    His 16-year-old sister, Ghada, sees him in a stranger’s eyeglass case. His mother thinks of him when she’s upset and he’s not there to console her, and his father says he no longer has a philosophical sparring partner.

    Nearly two months after an unarmed Feras Morad, 20, was fatally shot by a Long...

  • Long Beach residents offered money, apology after days-long power outage
    Long Beach residents offered money, apology after days-long power outage

    Southern California Edison has offered an apology to its Long Beach customers and $100 toward the bills of those hardest hit by an extended blackout last week that left some without power for days.

    The outage started July 15 about 3 p.m. and affected about 11,000 customers by the time service was...

  • Long Beach school board to consider renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary
    Long Beach school board to consider renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary

    Long Beach Unified School District board members announced Monday they will form a committee to review all school names and determine whether to change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary.The committee will also be asked to provide school board members with a list of potential names for new schools...

  • Day 2 of outage leaves Long Beach residents scavenging for electricity, seeing spoiled food pile up
    Day 2 of outage leaves Long Beach residents scavenging for electricity, seeing spoiled food pile up

    Preston Andres is one of thousands of Long Beach residents left without power for more than two days this week.He threw out the perishable food in his refrigerator because of the blackout and said he planned to visit the Department of Social Services to apply for emergency food stamps.He and his...

  • Manhole covers no longer flying in Long Beach, but power outage remains
    Manhole covers no longer flying in Long Beach, but power outage remains

    About 2,700 Southern California Edison customers remained without power Thursday afternoon about a day after an underground electrical fire sent manhole covers flying in downtown Long Beach, officials said.

    The Long Beach Fire Department said the outage began about 3 p.m. Wednesday after it received...

  • Long Beach police rescue pair from burning apartment
    Long Beach police rescue pair from burning apartment

    Long Beach police saved two people from a burning apartment Thursday morning as smoke and flames overtook the building, authorities said.

    The blaze was reported about 1 a.m. in the 400 block of Chestnut Avenue by residents who flagged down officers on patrol, said Jake Heflin, a spokesman for the...

  • A human type of echolocation helps the blind
    A human type of echolocation helps the blind

    The space before the blind man was a riddle he needed to solve. Was he facing a house, a car, a hedge, a fence, a tree or open space?

    Ryo Hirosawa pushed the tip of his tongue hard to his palate, and made a sharp click.

    He tried to focus on the form and timing of the click's echo as it came back...

  • Sobering art installation at Grand Park
    Sobering art installation at Grand Park

    Neil Waybright photographed a temporary art installation at Grand Park on May 24. The installation, "iwitness" by Ara Oshagan and Levon Parian, depicts survivors of the Armenian genocide. It was on display at Grand Park and the Los Angeles Music Center from April 25 to May 31.

    The lines, color...

  • Beachwood Brewing turns 4, with house beer and a pickle bar
    Beachwood Brewing turns 4, with house beer and a pickle bar

    Award-winning brewpub Beachwood BBQ and Brewing is turning 4, and you can celebrate the anniversary at Saturday’s blow-out party and beer release.

    Getting things rolling at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Beachwood is offering an impressive, deep tap list of fan-favorite house beers, hourly tappings of extra...

  • Man charged with murder in 1996 Long Beach cold case
    Man charged with murder in 1996 Long Beach cold case

    A man was charged with murder Tuesday, 19 years after the Long Beach slaying took place, because new information came to light, police announced.

    Wayne Taufi, 40, of Long Beach was charged with murdering 26-year-old Jorge Martinez, Long Beach police said Wednesday in a news release about the cold...

  • Woman dies in Long Beach stabbing attack
    Woman dies in Long Beach stabbing attack

    Long Beach police on Wednesday were investigating the death of a woman who was found stabbed on a sidewalk, officials said.

    Authorities said they found the woman unconscious in the 5500 block of Long Beach Boulevard after responding to a battery call around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday

    The woman had been...

  • Scot Breithaupt dies at 57; started global BMX craze in Long Beach
    Scot Breithaupt dies at 57; started global BMX craze in Long Beach

    The vacant lot near the corner of 7th Street and Bellflower Boulevard in Long Beach was perfect for the young Scot Breithaupt.

    Amid run-down Quonset huts and maintenance shacks for the nearby oil wells, Breithaupt cut a few dusty trails through the weeds with his bicycle, invited friends over and...

  • Civil rights group to petition renaming of Robert E. Lee Elementary in Long Beach
    Civil rights group to petition renaming of Robert E. Lee Elementary in Long Beach

    A civil rights group plans to deliver a petition to Long Beach school district officials Monday afternoon demanding that an elementary school named after Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate Army, be changed.

    "The petition is endorsed by many local civil rights leaders and is signed...

  • Long Beach school named for Robert E. Lee gives some pause after Charleston attack
    Long Beach school named for Robert E. Lee gives some pause after Charleston attack

    For more than a century, going back to 1898, life at Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Long Beach trudged along with little if any controversy over its name.

    Even as the demographics in the surrounding neighborhood and the students enrolled became ever more diverse, the fact that the school was...

  • Homeless man found dead with a stab wound in Long Beach

    Long Beach homicide detectives are investigating the death of a homeless man discovered with a stab wound early Saturday. 

    The man, who has not been named pending notification of next of kin, was found near East Anaheim Street and Dawson Avenue.

    Police responded to a 5:27 a.m. call from the Long...

  • For higher education funding, softer touch gave Cal State a leg up
    For higher education funding, softer touch gave Cal State a leg up

    California State University officials had one question in mind 18 months ago: In a state with billions of dollars in spending obligations to health and welfare services, prisons and pensions, how do we catapult our funding needs to the top tier of budget priorities?

    The answer involved a carefully...

  • L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet
    L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet

    Although multimillion-dollar mansions and homes built on speculation fuel fantasies and headlines, there are plenty of people in the market for something with a lesser footprint. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County built on a smaller scale and priced under $500,000. The two-bedroom...

  • L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet
    L.A. homes under $500,000, under 750 square feet

    Although multimillion-dollar mansions and homes built on speculation fuel fantasies and headlines, there are plenty of people in the market for something with a lesser footprint. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County built on a smaller scale and priced under $500,000.

    MOUNT WASHINGTON:...

  • Suspects arrested in crash-and-grab burglaries in Long Beach, Westminster
    Suspects arrested in crash-and-grab burglaries in Long Beach, Westminster

    Two men were arrested in Westminster on Friday in connection with crash-and-grab burglaries in which a pickup truck drove through the storefronts of a Long Beach jewelry store and video game retailer.

    The suspects were arrested about 4:30 a.m. after Westminster officers responded to a report of...

  • Long Beach dedicates park to Jenni Rivera, a singer and an inspiration
    Long Beach dedicates park to Jenni Rivera, a singer and an inspiration

    The late Mexican American superstar Jenni Rivera was something to everyone: the diva de la banda to her fans, the "Diana Ross of Mexican music" to one music executive, and a loving, hard-working mother to her family.

    Rivera served as an inspiration to struggling mothers and victims of domestic...

  • Datebook: Vintage pix of Hollywood and master drawings from Italy
    Datebook: Vintage pix of Hollywood and master drawings from Italy

    The naturalistic works of a Renaissance Master. Art that is all about flatness. And an installation that explores notions of family and memory by queer artists and others. Plus: a painter gets her due in Laguna Beach, murals go up in Long Beach, and a photographer’s vintage images of Hollywood...

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