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QUALIFIED PRAISE FROM THE LBC

Despite the fact that I am waaaayyyyy out of your target demographic -- white hair, grandchildren, green-tea drinker -- nevertheless, I read (some parts of) The Guide every week.

So I was pleased to see references to attractions/locations in (my beloved) Long Beach in the July 17 issue [“The Enabler”].

Still, I did find the word hovel inappropriate and misleading describing the spots on Pine Avenue. How would anyone who doesn’t already know Long Beach know what/where you were describing?

Also, what does LBC mean (in this context)?

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Shira Paskin Long Beach

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“The LBC” is the slang for your beloved city, first coined in rap songs. That makes the LBC cool. You might ask: Why the C? Some people say it’s a reference to the Long Beach City College shirts kids used to wear in the ‘hood. Others say it stands for Long Beach/Compton, Long Beach Crips or Long Beach City. To find out, could someone ask Snoop Dogg?


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