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Beachcomber Contributing Writer on Local History
09/21/2017 - 5:12pm
Former Long Beach City Councilmember and Community College Board Trustee Gerrie Schipske today announced her candidacy for the 34th State Senate District. Schipske, a Democrat, is running to unseat Republican Janet Nguyen.   In her campaign announcement, Schipske released the following statement: “We need leaders, now more than ever, who are committed to creating positive change. I am running...
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Helen Borgers
09/20/2017 - 9:27am
As if things couldn't get worse. Six weeks after being let go by radio KKJZ, longtime jazz disc jockey Helen Borgers faces a life-threatening medical condition that has motivated one-time listeners, fans, friends and relatives to rally around providing financial help while medical professionals are seeking life-saving solutions. This crushing bad period began on June 30, when Borgers found out...
09/14/2017 - 2:24pm
After several failed attempts to redevelop the corner of 2nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in southeast Long Beach, a new project to build a two-level retail shopping center with dining patios, ocean views and rooftop parking is moving forward with more support than concerns from residents. The Long Beach Planning Commission at its meeting on Sept. 7 unanimously approved certifying an...
09/14/2017 - 2:18pm
The president of Long Beach City College has vowed to support DACA students. DACA, short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was established by former U.S. President Barack Obama through executive order in June 2012. Undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children received protection from being deported under the program, as well as the right to work. However, under President...
09/14/2017 - 2:14pm
FLOWER, a male toy fox terrier, savors a delicious barbecued lamb chop and frozen lemonade at the 2017 Greek Festival on Labor Day Weekend. His name tag honored him as “Greek for the Day.”
09/14/2017 - 2:14pm
Recently, retired aerospace manager Raman Visishth, 55, posted on NextDoor the results of an informal survey he conducted of landline and FIOS users who had experience with Frontier Communications, which took over from Verizon on April Fool’s Day 2016. His survey received 700 responses and according to Visishth, “over 90 percent were dissatisfied.” “Many of you may recall I took a poll on...
That's the Way It Was
09/14/2017 - 2:11pm
By 1907, more than 2300 children were enrolled in Long Beach schools. For years, parents had been ordered to vaccinate their children. This year, several parents and Dr. W. L. Woodruff fought the order. Woodruff was a local homeopathic doctor, who utilized electric lights to “heal” his patients. He and his wife operated a sanitarium in Long Beach. City public health officer Dr. Harriman Jones,...
08/31/2017 - 2:52pm
By Steve Propes The Fifth District is not known for high rise buildings, yet there are several hotels, one major multi-story office park, a Boeing building as well as the windowless Frontier Communications office on Lew Davis Drive, adjacent to Long Beach City College, which also houses several three story buildings. There are also multi-story buildings in the Third and Fourth Districts. However...

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