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Visit from his home in Australia honors the 100-year anniversary of LB Rotary Club
From left, Long Beach Rotary President Steve Keesal, Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Rotary Centennial Task Force Chair Cam Killingsworth.
11/17/2017 - 6:28am
On a day proclaimed “Rotary Day in Long Beach” by Mayor Robert Garcia, Rotary International President Ian Riseley arrived on Wednesday, November 15, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Long Beach. “This is a very special occasion for the members of our club,” said Rotary Club of Long Beach President Steve Keesal, “As you can imagine, a visit from a man who represents over 1...
11/13/2017 - 2:14pm
Longtime KKJZ jazz disc jockey and artistic director of the non-profit Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Helen Borgers died at age 60, on Sunday, Nov. 12, about two weeks after surgery and a two-month stay in the intensive care unit of Long Beach Memorial Hospital.  On the same day, Helen's family issued a statement on her Facebook page. "Helen, the woman who inspired and enriched the lives of...
A memorial grew in size on Friday afternoon when word of the death of 12-year-old Lakewood resident Eric Dagel spread to his family and friends. One of the dozen attendees at the memorial identified Eric – a student at Marshall Academy – as the deceased victim and his 13-year-old sister, Julia, as the injured bicyclist.
11/10/2017 - 6:11pm
On Thursday, Nov. 9,  at approximately 3:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Woodruff Avenue and Conant Street regarding an injury traffic collision between a vehicle and two juvenile bicyclists, which resulted in the death of one of the bicyclists. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a 12-year-old male victim resident of Lakewood, lying in the southbound #1 lane...
11/09/2017 - 2:49pm
Although the Long Beach City Council has approved a “reduced intensity alternative” for a new land-use specific plan governing coastal development and wetlands preservation in the southeast area of the city, appellants of two separate lawsuits claim the plan doesn’t go far enough to protect the wetlands. After more than three years of community meetings and public outreach, the City Council on...
11/09/2017 - 2:44pm
The year was 1988. Fats Domino was booked at the Summer of ’88 Together Rock and Country Festival staged at the Carson Street grounds of the Naval Hospital, now the site of the Long Beach Town Center. However, for reasons that are still unclear, the Fat Man’s named was quickly removed from posters and fliers, replaced by headliner Chuck Berry. It was a replacement that cost the Lakewood Chamber...
11/09/2017 - 2:41pm
Heatwaves, rising sea levels and extreme weather-related natural disasters may become more frequent if climate change isn’t addressed by reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases, according to leading scientists contributing to a new educational series at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Last month, the Aquarium officially debuted a new film called “The Time is Now, The...
11/09/2017 - 2:38pm
For six years, the Catalina Express has given people free boat rides to Santa Catalina Island on their birthdays. However, the special promotion will end come December 31. “Catalina Express wishes to thank its more than 45 island partners who participated in the Birthday Island program over the past six years, offering discounts, perks and value-added products and services for birthday celebrants...
Unable to Comply With Seismic Compliance June 2019 Deadline
11/07/2017 - 5:48am
Community Medical Center Long Beach announced Monday that it has informed the City of Long Beach of recent findings from independent seismic studies, confirming that beneath the hospital is a larger, active fault than was previously known. This new information is supported by significant due diligence, including consulting with seismic experts, structural engineers and architects. It has...

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