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The peak of the Pike

The peak of the Pike

October 5, 2015

Long Beach celebrated the official grand reopening of the Pike Outlets over the weekend, offering sales, entertainment and guest appearances to all who came. The downtown shopping center, which first...

Long Beach hosts Heart Walk

Long Beach hosts Heart Walk

October 5, 2015

A wheelchair holding shoes filled with roses and a pillow decorated with a button down shirt wheeled to the finish line as the Freeman family pushed it in memory of beloved father and husband Paul. “He...

College accredited course for high school students

Riva Lu, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

  High school students in the Long Beach Unified High School District can now earn college credit with an elective course every Saturday at California State University, Long Beach.   Armando Vazquez-Ramos, a CSULB Chicano and Latino Studies professor came up with the idea of an ethnic studies class at the My Brother’s Keeper Summit last year. The summit was a men’s success initiative program that aimed to support male students of ...

L.B. to host ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition for the first time

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

For the first time, the Long Beach Airport will host the 2015 Airports Council International-North America Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will focus on aviation industry trends and will feature displays of products and services. “We’re honored to welcome ACI-NA and its attendees to Long Beach for their annual conference, and we are very excited to display all that our city and our airport have to offer,” Lo...

Long Beach community holds vigil for injured hotel worker

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

September 23, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

The crowd of supporters bowed their heads in prayer, raising cardboard candle cutouts to the sky as a tearful father addressed the growing crowd from behind the podium. Long Beach community members held a prayer vigil on Wednesday for the recovery of Claudia Sanchez, who suffered a coma after working a 14-hour shift at the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel. Claudia, a 20-year-old dishwasher, collapsed while leaving her shift at th...

Long Beach sees first West Nile case of the year

Long Beach sees first West Nile case of the year

September 21, 2015

Long Beach residents who spend time outside should keep a watchful eye out for bug bites and symptoms of the West Nile Virus, according to city officials. The Long Beach Health Department confirmed las...

Long Beach gets ready for disaster preparedness

Long Beach gets ready for disaster preparedness

September 21, 2015

Five firemen approached a worn-down, 90’s Ford sedan parked in the grass and immediately began breaking windows and chopping it to pieces with the Jaws of Life. As part of READY Long Beach, emergency res...

Sewage spill closes Long Beach beaches

Erik Öhrström, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Coastal swimming areas in Long Beach are closed until further notice due to a sewage spill that may have potentially contaminated the beaches.   Nelson Kirr, manager for environmental health in Long Beach, said that storm water from Tuesday’s rain contributed to the sewage spill in San Gabriel that leaked down to local waters 33 miles away from the point of origin. The rain overwhelmed a construction site, cau...