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06/06/2021 - 10:44am
In a June 2 Zoom meeting (previewed in the Beachcomber) representatives of Sunrise Senior Living, a nationwide chain of senior living facilties, provided information about its proposal to build a new two story building on the vacant ELB lot at 3340 Los Coyotes Diagonal (between the closed Ralphs and an exising medical building for a senior assisted living and memory care facility. Among salient...
06/03/2021 - 5:36pm
MIKE LETTERIELLO tends to his unique native-plant garden at Prisk Elementary School in east Long Beach. This special corner of the campus can be viewed from Los Arcos near San Vicente.  Mike usually conducts tours every spring. However, open houses of the garden have been supplanted by the COVID-19 for the last two years.
06/03/2021 - 5:29pm
Four drones, zero departmental policy and yet another reason for the passage of a surveillance equipment transparency ordinance. During last summer’s protests, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had drones and AS350 helicopters in the air over 15 cities across the country collecting hundreds of hours of footage of Black Lives Matter protests. The data was fed into what DHS calls the “big...
06/03/2021 - 5:24pm
College planning is no easy process and a topic that should have lots of time and attention committed to it. Starting with picking the right major and school to then creating a financial plan, Skip Dawson, Owner and Founder of College Planning of Greater Long Beach (CPOGL), has 20 years of college planning skills that he shares with parents and students throughout Long Beach. Skip is a Long Beach...
06/03/2021 - 5:22pm
Instead of a long-vacant lot behind the recently closed Ralphs on Los Coyotes Diagonal just south of Wardlow Rd., how about a new two-story building to house a senior assisted living and memory care facility? The operator of a nationwide chain of such facilities, Sunrise Senior Living, has submitted a pre-application to the City of Long Beach seeking feedback on a proposal to build a new two-...
Photo & Caption By Diana Lejins
06/03/2021 - 5:14pm
Millikan High School seniors have lined up their announcements along Palo Verde Avenue in preparation for their June 15 graduation. The commencement program begins promptly at 7 p.m. at Veterans Stadium.  All attendees will undergo strict health screenings and security checks.  There is a new, clear bag policy at Vets Stadium. The only bags allowed will be the standard clear bags/backpacks. No...
06/03/2021 - 5:04pm
The State Senate on May 26 voted 28-6 to approve SB 9 that would (except for historic districts as it defines them) require cities to allow four housing units on single family lots. SB 9 would require a city or county to grant “ministerial” (City Clerk) check list type approval to either or both of the following: A housing development of no more than two units (duplex) in a single-family zone....
DENNIS HUNTER was supervisor of on-air promotions at Fox Television, but a company-wide layoff led him to Fingerprints Music. Hunter said that the layoff helped him return to his roots in music.
06/03/2021 - 4:59pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, members of Long Beach’s Fingerprints Music look forward to their 30th anniversary party in 2022 as they and the community reflect on the significance of physical media in this streaming age. The Stooges’ “Raw Power” crunches away through speakers from above. In this all-encompassing center of pop culture, the raw power of front man Iggy Pop’s lyrics don’t need...
In My Opinion
05/28/2021 - 5:18pm
Nearly two weeks after promising and failing to webpost a May 11 Zoom meeting she staged on SB 9 (the bill she co-authored that will require cities to permit four housing units on single family home lots) and 48 hours before she voted in the State Senate to advance SB 9 to the Assembly (despite the opposition of multiple cities and two ELB neighborhood groups, state Senator Lena Gonzalez provided...

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