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03/16/2017 - 10:16am
After several delays, the city’s $103-million project to build a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor pool facility to be called the Belmont Beach and Aquatic Center started moving through the planning process this month. However, the city has yet to secure more than $41 million needed for construction. At its meeting on March 2, the Long Beach Planning Commission unanimously approved a final...
03/15/2017 - 3:36pm
The ongoing construction of the replacement Gerald Desmond Bridge will deter the West-side Ocean Avenue section of the existing bridge starting on Saturday, March 18. The detour will be in place until the reopening of the bridge in 2018. Drivers will be diverted off the westbound span onto Pico Avenue before being routed back onto the bridge. The Port of Long Beach says they are closing that...
That's the Way It Was
03/15/2017 - 11:05am
It is quite interesting to do a search of archived newspapers and use the words “Long Beach and crime.” Front pages across the United States frequently featured snippets of the latest crimes being committed in the “city by the sea” or more aptly “Iowa by the sea.” Because of its popularity as a seaside resort, readers throughout the US wanted to keep up with the latest happenings in Long Beach....
ST. BALDRICK'S hair-cutting event in Northern California.
03/15/2017 - 10:42am
It’s that time of the year when many go bald in honor of children going through cancer treatments. Usually around St. Patrick’s Day, head-shaving events take place across the country to raise money for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The organization is second to the U.S. government in terms of being the biggest funder of childhood cancer research grants,...
03/14/2017 - 7:38am
In the early to mid 1980s, everything changed when it came to housing in Long Beach. Welcome to the “cracker box” generation. Unless you’ve lived in Long Beach for over 30 years, you might well not recall when the city allowed the construction of “cracker box” apartments and the controversy that followed. The city council, with help of city staff, determined that higher home prices and lack of...

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