10/11/2018 - 5:23pm
Ever since rolling out onto the streets of Long Beach this past summer, more and more people are taking electric scooters for a ride. Folks use them to get to work and school, take them on errands and go for joyrides with friends at the beach. Whatever the reason, the scooters are popular nowadays. “The city has implemented a pilot e-scooter program to determine community benefits/impacts,”...
10/11/2018 - 5:21pm
In its 18th year, Picture This Gallery celebrated the longest running Frida Kahlo tribute exhibit on Sept. 30 in Long Beach. In conjunction with Latino Heritage Month, artists came together to share their vibrant talent. Pictured above, complete with her "pet" monkey, Amy Lodevico captured The Frida Look-A-Like 1st place trophy. The exhibit runs through Nov. 3 at 4130 Norse Way, phone (562) 233-...
10/11/2018 - 5:18pm
Tracy Alcantar and his attorney, Jerry L. Steering, call them the Somali Pirates. Their names are Eugene Rotondo, Jerome Chiaro and James Wieser. When telling his story to the Beachcomber, Tracy Alcantar, 60, a retired mortgage broker said, “We use to refer to them as the knuckle heads, but I decided that Somali Pirates was a better description. My attorney liked it.” Alcantar was referring to...
10/11/2018 - 5:15pm
In what might be rock music’s most litigated issue, lawyers for an L.A. area rock band have been given another bite of the apple against Led Zeppelin’s iconic “Stairway To Heaven,” which the British rock blues band is accused of lifting from the lesser-known instrumental, “Taurus” by Spirit. On Sept. 28, a three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled unanimously...
10/11/2018 - 5:14pm
OCTOBER IS National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). In honor of NDEAM, the Job Developers at Disabled Resources Center, Inc. (DRC) in Long Beach, join in the celebration of acknowledging people with disabilities and the creativeness and resourcefulness they bring to the workplace. “Disabled employees make the best workers and 100 percent or my staff are disabled,” says Delores...
10/11/2018 - 5:12pm
EAST DIVISION COMMANDER Patrick O’Dowd discusses community issues with Janice Ede and 4th District Council member Daryl Supernaw at the Oct. 3 Coffee with a Cop event held at the Red Leprechaun Pub on Anaheim Street.
That's the Way It Was
10/11/2018 - 4:52pm
As Long Beach was beginning to grow as a city in the late 1890s, the ways in which people dealt with death changed dramatically. Up until then, most families washed, groomed, dressed and displayed their dead in their own front parlor and held a wake, or a “watch” to ensure that the departed were really dead and that no harm came to the body before burial. The body was placed in a six-side wooden...

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