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VAST SPACE is setting up operations in Long Beach’s Space Beach zone, where the company will be building a space station that creates artificial gravity for up to about 40 human residents.
01/26/2023 - 7:42pm
During Long Beach’s State of the City address given by newly elected Mayor Rex Richardson on Jan. 10, a new resident of Space Beach was announced: Vast Space. Richardson described the company as, “an aerospace company developing artificial gravity space stations and the necessary infrastructure to enable humans to live and work in space.” Kyle Dedmon, the company’s vice president for construction...
01/26/2023 - 7:40pm
By Daniel Pineda The company that has long operated the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF) in Long Beach will see if it can turn a profit, city officials say – even though half of the trash-to-energy plant’s current revenue has been cut off by a new state law. On Jan. 17, the Long Beach City Council put to a vote the signing of a rewritten contract with Covanta Energy, a private energy-...
01/26/2023 - 7:38pm
From Jan. 12-22, Lake Placid, NY was playing host to the FISU Winter World University Games, a bi-annual international festival and competition which combines high-level sport with both educational and cultural events. It is the second largest event of its kind, after the well-known Winter Olympics. The Winter University Games were a spectacle to behold, as they gave many talented college...
01/26/2023 - 7:36pm
MUSIC has the unique ability to draw us in and spark our imagination by stimulating our minds and calming our moods. In the clinical setting, music therapy often has significant impacts on patient recovery, specifically reducing cortisol (stress hormone) and enhancing the body’s endorphins (“feel-good” hormones). At St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) volunteer Julie Spacht, a retired engineer for the...
Long Beach History
01/26/2023 - 7:32pm
Fighting for Freedom Last year I wrote two articles about Bouton Lake, once a major source of water for Long Beach, upon which much of Lakewood sits. I wondered about the man who purchased the 7,136 acres of Rancho Los Cerritos land in 1887 and subsequently brought in one of the biggest artesian water wells in Southland history. If Civil War General Edward Bouton’s dream had come true as...
01/13/2023 - 9:24am
Mike Barbee took this photo while on the Port of Long Beach Photo Program Sunrise Cruise. This was early in the morning and shot handheld with a Nikon Z7. Send us your recent, best photo in JPG format of a Long Beach scene and we’ll publish it in an upcoming issue of the Beachcomber. Email to editor@beachcomber.news, write “My Best Shot” in the subject line and include your name, contact...

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