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The Don at SoCal

The Don at SoCal

September 16, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump drew crowds of supporters and protesters to a rally aboard the battleship USS Iowa in San Pedro on Tuesday. Trump’s “Make America’s Military Great Again,...

Target Express to open across the street from CSULB

Target Express to open across the street from CSULB

September 15, 2015

California State University, Long Beach’s 36,000-odd students may find themselves shopping at a new 33,000-square-foot Target just across the street as early as March, according to a statement by Long ...

Freeway shutdown

Erik Ohrstrom, Staff Writer

September 15, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

A fatal car crash off the 710 freeway in Long Beach caused traffic chaos and shut down the northbound lanes early Monday morning, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol. The crash involved a big rig truck, an SUV and two cars, according to the statement. The big rig turned over shortly after 9 a.m., and the CHP announced that all lanes on the freeway would be closed for an unknown duration to give work...

LB enforces new spay and neuter ordinance for dogs

Nicca Panggat, News Editor

September 13, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Long Beach pet owners will be required to spay or neuter any dogs six months or older by Oct. 1, according to a press release by the city. The new neutering law aims to reduce the number of unwanted pets around the city with a goal of establishing Long Beach as “pet-friendly,” the statement said. "Long Beach has made great strides in educating pet owners,” said Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal in the press release. “And...

Tacography of Long Beach

Kevin Flores, Arts & Life Editor

September 10, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Long Beach, Today

We meet again taco-freaks. Worry not, mijos and mijas, for the gastro-quest continues. As I make my way through the vast landscape of Long Beach taquerias—encountering the good, the bad and the ugly—I continue to contemplate the history behind this iconic Mexican finger food. When we last left off, we’d travelled to pre-Colombian Mesoamerica in search of the origins of the taco. Somehow we ended up in the depths ...

Long Beach street sweeping reforms up for vote

Micayla Vermeeren, Staf Writer

September 10, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, Opinions

It is no secret that as lovely as Long Beach may be, the parking is absolutely horrific. Finding parking in residential areas without a guaranteed garage spot is most often an adventure in and of itself, but the ridiculous street sweeping regulations throughout the city compound the struggle. Drivers can spend extended periods of time, a day’s worth of patience circling neighborhoods for sweep-safe spots. The unlucky...

5th power outage since July hits Long Beach

Mackenzie Martin, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

  Following the fifth power outage to hit Long Beach in two months, the California Public Utilities Commissions recently called for an investigation of the electrical grid under the city. Early Saturday morning a broken cross arm on one of the city’s power lines at Hackett Avenue left 824 Long Beach residents in the dark. Several explosions and fires in underground vaults caused the first two incidences ...

Long Beach continues to surpass water conservation goals

Alex Berman, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News, Today

With the ongoing drought straining California for water, cities across the state have been issued specific water conservation goals to reach. Despite the strong restrictions, Long Beach has once again surpassed its 16 percent water reduction goal for the third month in a row, according to the city’s water department. According to the State Water Resources Control Board, Long Beach reduced its total water usage in the...