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A MAN FISHES inside a portion of the Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach, which is now off limits.
08/03/2017 - 3:00pm
With summer in full swing, many anglers have flocked to Long Beach waters looking for a good catch. However, in some areas of the city, fishing is not allowed. A portion of the Colorado Lagoon connecting to Marine Stadium has been a popular fishing spot for years. However, “no-fishing” signs will be posted throughout the lagoon by month’s end as the area has been desginated a biological reserve,...
FROM TOP LEFT – Deputy District Attorney Kelly Kelley, District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Deputy District Attorney Simone Shay and Deputy District Attorney Lucrecia Boado. From bottom left – Honoree Patrick Connell, Honoree Michael Collier and Honoree Sylvester June Board III.
08/03/2017 - 2:56pm
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey Wednesday honored four community members who saved victims of crime in the communities of Long Beach and Gardena. District Attorney Lacey recognized two men who stopped a hate crime attack on the beach; a man who stopped an unprovoked assault on a boy in a restaurant bathroom; and a woman who came to the aid of a mother viciously beaten by a...
08/03/2017 - 2:54pm
Several weeks ago, Long Beach resident Fred got a call on his land line from a young male. “Hi grandpa,” he said. Fred knew most grandparents who don’t keep in constant touch with their out-of-town grandchildren might well take for granted this was the voice of their grandson. “How are you?” Fred listened as the so-called grandchild told him of a series of misfortunes, having flown to Las Vegas...
Oversized vehicle parked on Redondo Avenue.
08/03/2017 - 2:52pm
An ordinance to ban RVs and other oversized vehicles from being parked on residential streets is being worked on. Long Beach councilmembers passed a motion to address oversized vehicles June 13, spearheaded by Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price. As a result, the city attorney will amend current municipal code section 10.24.078 to “prohibit parking of oversized and recreational vehicles on...
That's the Way It Was
CONGRESSMAN McGroarty, standing, Townsend seated on right.
08/03/2017 - 2:47pm
The legend is that Dr. Francis Townsend had just been let go as an assistant medical examiner with the city of Long Beach when one day in 1933 while he was shaving, he looked outside the window and saw elderly women rummaging for food in the trash cans in the alley. He was so outraged by the sight of starving people and perhaps by his own plight of being unemployed at age 67, that he wrote a...

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