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11/08/2018 - 2:40pm
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is in the market for a new mascot. The Imagine Beach 2030 event, on November 14-15, an online discussion of the future of the university is possibly a good time to suggest mascot names. The bronze statue of Forty-Niner Man, otherwise known as Prospector Pete, unveiled on March 29, 1967, which served in the mascot role for the past 51-plus years,...
11/08/2018 - 2:38pm
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia provided local residents and aspiring community leaders with an update last month on the progress of several capital improvement projects and other efforts set to prepare the city for co-hosting the Summer Olympic Games in 2028. During a meeting hosted by Leadership Long Beach on Oct. 25 at the Long Beach Petroleum Club, Garcia gave a “preview” of what will be the...
11/08/2018 - 2:35pm
Merry Colvin did not have a happy Halloween. She hardly made a sale. Colvin, 74, owns Merry’s at 2747 E. Broadway, at Colorado Place. She usually sees her “fashion with a passion from faraway lands” store packed with customers before Halloween, getting costumes ranging from Aladdin to belly dance outfits. She gets an increase in income during this time. But construction work on Broadway changed...
11/08/2018 - 2:31pm
FORMER COUNCILWOMAN Rae Gabelich, People of Long Beach’s Juan Eric Ovalle and Carlos Ovalle, and community activist Robert Fox discuss the four Long Beach charter amendment proposals that passed in Tuesday’s election along with a separate measure to protect hotel workers. While the outcome was not what they desired, they were said to be content with the “bang they got for their bucks by...
11/08/2018 - 2:29pm
Long Beach resident Kelly Mayer is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, Nov. 23, in honor of maternal trauma patients requiring lifesaving blood. Soon after the birth of her son, Maddox, Mayer experienced placenta accreta, a condition that can lead to serious complications including catastrophic bleeding during childbirth. Within 30 minutes of her son Maddox’s birth, Mayer began to...
11/08/2018 - 2:09pm
A free celebration on Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is open to the public at Long Beach Airport featuring food and beer trucks, static aircraft displays, and live entertainment, courtesy of Long Beach City College’s Jazz Combo, 1940s era vocal and dance troupe the Satin Dollz, and 80s tribute band Knyght Ryder. Aircraft on display will include a C-17 from March Air Force Base, Virgin Orbit’s “Cosmic...

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