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10/14/2019 - 11:44am
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6-8 p.m., the Long Beach Reform Coalition will host a kick-off event for the 2020 municipal elections and what they are calling the ‘Long Beach Reform Ticket’. The concept of the ‘ticket’ will emphasize the parallel nature of the reform candidacies of our two board members who chose earlier this year to run for office. By their separate campaigns, they each reinforce one...
10/11/2019 - 10:23am
Athletes will be able to show if they have what it takes to sprint toward greatness in the 35th annual Long Beach Marathon presented by JetBlue Oct. 11-13. “This event is much bigger than a one-day road race,” said Dan Cruz, head of communications for the event. “Marathon weekend kicks off on Friday with a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center, where all of...
Why We Sued the LBPD – Part Two
10/10/2019 - 5:26pm
In Part One of this two part series the Beachcomber reported the story of Christopher Williams’ inexplicable experience with the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), the Citizen’s Police Complaint Commission (CPCC) and the City Attorney’s office after the 35-year old African American city bus driver suffered a broken arm at the hands of the LBPD and subsequently filed a complaint alleging...
10/10/2019 - 5:22pm
Long Beach City Hall has stooped to a new all-time low. At the opening of the new Billie Jean King Main Public Library downtown on Sept. 21, this seasoned photojournalist/reporter, who has covered news for more than 40 years, was summarily turned away from the event as a media representative by Long Beach City Community Information Officer Rick de la Torre. That meant I would be disallowed a...
10/10/2019 - 5:20pm
Long Beach City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce could be facing prosecution from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office if she’s found to have violated the Political Reform Act. Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert said in a statement Friday, Sept. 27, that he had been in contact with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office and the two parties determined the county office is...
10/10/2019 - 5:18pm
Long Beach State has been the site of constant change and alteration in recent decades, be it a growing student population or the planning and construction that accompanies that. One of the more memorable  changes was when university officials decided to develop about 25 acres facing Bellflower Boulevard just north of Beach Drive for a strip mall in 1992. The first plan was to replace the Organic...
10/10/2019 - 5:05pm
After deaths and illnesses linked to vaping have been reported nationwide, the Long Beach City Council voted to support a temporary ban on flavored vaping products. The agenda item, which passed unanimously, directs the “city attorney to draft an ordinance temporarily banning the sale of flavored vapor products in the City of Long Beach.” “Anyone using e-cigarettes to quit smoking and break...
14-YEAR-OLD artist Sterling Molldrem debuts his piece titled “The Lab” at “The World Is Yours,” an Art Realm show at the Ice House Art Complex in Long Beach.
10/10/2019 - 4:55pm
Diversity is one of the first words that come to mind when one thinks of Long Beach. Local resident Brandie Davison aims to convey that in the art scene through her collective, Art Realm. As the curator and organizer, Davison, 27, selects the theme, artists and venues to showcase her vision and values. It all came together in her latest installment held this past Saturday; the theme and title “...
10/10/2019 - 4:31pm
SECOND DISTRICT City Council candidate Robert Fox, right, poses for photos with friends Ron Esparza, Rafael Lerma and Ralph Brunson during an Oktoberfest celebration and campaign event at the home of Fox supporter Udo Schildbach Oct. 1. Fox, who is of German descent, wore lederhosen and prepared gourmet German cuisine. About 150 to 200 attended the party which featured live German music. Fox, who...
09/26/2019 - 4:28pm
Harbor Breeze Cruises has reported Orcas sighted southwest of Point Vicente and Rancho Palos Verdes. Belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member, toothed killer whales are apex predators, as no animal preys on them. 

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