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BOO – Just in time for Halloween, the Chatwin/Wardlow Road spooktacular rears its skeleton heads for the occasion with a nightly show for all the little goblins. Win $100 in the Beachcomber contest for the best Halloween decorations in East Long Beach. See details in the page 11 advertisement.
10/22/2020 - 5:48pm
Long Beach city officials encourage residents to find other ways to enjoy this year’s Halloween other than the traditional costume parties and door-to-door trick-or-treating. The city has crafted new rules and issued guidance regarding having “spooktacularly safe” fun during the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities not allowed include: Halloween gatherings, events or parties with non-household...
LBPOA Fundraising a Factor
10/22/2020 - 5:46pm
On Oct. 2 the Beachcomber published an article headlined “Candidate’s Shooting Details Stonewalled” in which Cindy Allen, a former LBPD officer and current candidate for the Long Beach 2nd District Council seat explained the circumstances surrounding her 1994 officer involved shooting (OIS). This was during a candidate’s endorsement Zoom meeting with the Long Beach Young Democrats club. Based...
10/22/2020 - 5:43pm
Despite explosions and mortar launched rockets rattling a number of LB neighborhoods, the City Council has quietly let city management delay responses to a multi-part “Illegal Explosives and Fireworks Action Plan” that councilmembers had voted 9-0 on June 23 to: 1) Request city attorney to draft an ordinance that would include a person who owns, rents, leases or otherwise has possession of a...
THE NAPLES STRINGS trio comprised of Cellist Alan Mautner (left), violinist Larry Greenfield and violinist Elaine Tubinis perform at their June 20 “COVID Concert Series” at 250 Newport Ave.
10/22/2020 - 5:21pm
As Naples Strings, a locally based violin ensemble approached their twenty-fifth outdoor performance two weeks ago, the trio continues to deliver music in a time that has all but decimated the live art scene. A client to professional artists and a staple to the wedding and private ceremony circuit, the trio founded by Elaine Tubinis in Naples, Calif. had made quite a name for itself. However,...
Godzilla
10/22/2020 - 5:13pm
It turned out to be a memorable Halloween in 1954 for folks on Signal Hill when electricity in parts of the Hill “mysteriously” went out. As anxious parents tried to reassure their offspring that Godzilla (a movie which had come out earlier that year) had not stomped out the lights, they were stumped for an explanation and perhaps a little “spooked” themselves. If not Godzilla, the terrified...

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