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09/18/2018 - 6:52am
The general public’s first exposure to TigerText, a cell phone text messaging application, occurred this past July when mainstream media reported the app was at the center of legal wrangling between Shari Redstone’s National Amusement company and CBS CEO Les Moonves. Hollywood insiders said TigerText was being used to insure messaging would not be discoverable in litigation. The Beachcomber had...
09/13/2018 - 11:19am
Thousands of spectators packed Second Street for the 29th Annual Belmont Shore Car Show Sunday, Sept. 9. People walked freely on the cordoned off street to view classic cars of yester-year during the fun and festive end-of-summer tradition. The shiny paint colors and sparkling chrome sparkled in the sunlight. The sturdy autos made of metal in old-school styles awed many. This year’s event, under...
09/13/2018 - 11:17am
On Sept. 4, Michael McHale, president of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) published an open letter to Nike’s chairman, president and CEO to “condemn in the strongest possible terms” his selection of Colin Kaepernick for Nike’s “Just Do It” ad campaign. McHale concluded his strident letter by announcing that the 241,000-member NAPO is “calling on all our member officers,...
09/13/2018 - 11:09am
Five years after its founding, the New Blues Festival, created by local musician and promoter William Grisolia, held during the Labor Day weekend, is experiencing steady, if not dramatic growth. This past weekend, both days, the lineup attracted “around 8,000 customers,” said Grisiolia. “We’re growing at about 40 percent, 6,000 last year.” These blues fans are “primarily from Long Beach and...
That's the Way It Was
09/13/2018 - 10:58am
In the early 1900s, as the use of the automobile increased giving riders independence, passengers of Long Beach trolleys grew bored at the fixed routes and slowness of this mode of transportation. On March 1, 1914, Long Beach had its first “jitney” – a term applied to automobile transportation for hire in Long Beach, and “jitney bus” applied to describe any automobile or auto-bus carrying...

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