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  • Orange County Register
    Fullerton (10-20, 5-10) has lost five of six and needs to win its regular-season finale against Long Beach State on Saturday night (7:30 p.m.) at Titan Gym or get help from the Gauchos to avoid falling into a complicated tiebreaker scenario. The Titans need a win against Long Beach or a Cal Poly (SLO) loss at UCSB on Saturday to secure a spot ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Santa Clara and Solano counties also have reported community spread cases. Los Angeles County and the cities of Pasadena and Long Beach declared health emergencies Wednesday. An emergency declaration gives cities and counties the ability to ask the state or other counties for aid if their local resources are exhausted. The declarations have ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    The city announced that Laura Farinella will retire after five years as chief. Farinella stepped into her role in March 2015. She previously was deputy chief in the Long Beach Police Department, where she worked for 25 years. She is Laguna Beach’s first female police chief and its 16th overall. “Serving as chief for the Laguna Beach Police ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    That’s the kind of interest Costa Mesa start-up Opkix was hoping to spark at the Long Beach Convention Center on Wednesday. The company, which started selling its wearable action-sports cameras just last year, is eager to show off to the hordes at the Fred Hall outdoor-recreation show. Coronavirus fears didn’t seem to dent the turnout.
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  • Orange County Register
    Current provisions allow only for decommissioned wells to be removed entirely. Even Louisiana and Texas are far ahead of California on this, with more than 600 former oil rigs transformed to artificial reefs, according to a report released Wednesday by Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific. “We don’t want to lose this opportunity,” said ...
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  • KTLA
    Long Beach public health officials on Friday warned diners of potential exposure to hepatitis A after a recent outbreak tied to a restaurant in the city. Several cases of the infection disease were confirmed in customers who ate at 555 East American Steakhouse, located at 555 E. Ocean Blvd., on or around Dec. 24, 2019, according to a news ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Williams scored 15 points and Stokes 14. Ashley Chevalier scored 25 points in her final game for Sierra Canyon. Windward advances to Saturday’s semifinals and will play host to Long Beach Poly, which eliminated Southern Section Open Division champion Mater Dei 55-50. Etiwanda won its opener over Corona Centennial 65-59.
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  • Los Angeles Times
    That spending included more than $580,000 in a negative campaign against Castellanos. Also still in the running as votes continue to be tallied is Long Beach second grade teacher Lydia Gutiérrez, who had no notable financial support. She was the target of a nearly quarter-million dollar negative ad campaign by Bloomfield.
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  • Los Angeles Times
    13 ... but they’re different Prop. 13s,” Vincent said. “Confusion is the friend of the ‘no’ vote.” On Wednesday, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), who co-authored the bill that put the bond on the ballot, announced that he will introduce legislation to retire the use of the number 13 on future ballot measures “to ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Use social media to find less busy vote centers; where I worked had almost no lines. Vote early. E. J. Parker, Long Beach To the editor: For the first time in my life, during a grave crisis of governance, I was prevented from voting. This not-too-able ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Mary Star 7, Long Beach Jordan 2: Marco Ibarra went four for four. Hart 25, Golden Valley 2: Matt Quintanar had four hits. Valencia 15, Canyon 1: Grant Weiss went three for three with four RBIs. West Ranch 7, Saugus 1: DJ Tsukashima had two hits for West Ranch in a Foothill League opener.
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Roughly 200 of the brood were later shared with the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. In captivity, they feasted on a daily cocktail of squid, sardines, mackerel and clams — followed by dessert: shrimp. “Shrimp is always served last because it’s like ice-cream to baby giant sea bass,” said Andres Carillo of the Cabrillo Marine ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Two television cameras and a newspaper columnist joined the usual small group of reporters who showed up Wednesday for Mick Cronin’s weekly media availability on campus, the coach thanking the columnist for making the drive from Long Beach. Gratitude became the theme of the day, the coach saying his daughter Sammi appreciated the Cronin the ...
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  • Biloxi Sun Herald
    A Long Beach man claims he was trying to protect himself when he shot and killed his roommate, court records say. Kenneth J. Sellier, 61, was arrested on a charge of manslaughter in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Brandon N. Bodie, 33. Sellier told police Bodie had been drinking all day when he started arguing with him and Sellier’s girlfriend ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    New vote centers that opened 10 days before election day were part of a revamped system that consolidated roughly 4,500 voting locations into 978 vote centers in neighborhoods stretching from Lancaster to Long Beach. Logan, the county registrar-recorder and clerk, acknowledged that the flow of voters overwhelmed vote centers in high-density ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    One patient has been hospitalized, and the others are isolated at home. Additionally, the cities of Pasadena and Long Beach are declaring public health emergencies related to the novel coronavirus. There are currently no confirmed cases of the virus in either city. The county’s move comes as the government has increased testing, which ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    The declarations have been preparation-based, not because an outbreak currently exists. Los Angeles County and the cities of Pasadena and Long Beach made emergency declarations Wednesday, while Marin and Placer counties made declarations Tuesday. The announcements follow similar decrees in San Francisco, Orange County, Solano County and other ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    The ordinance before the council proposed to temporarily cut the tax to 2% — a suggestion cannabis businesses made in a November letter to the city. But after nearby Long Beach cut its 6% tax to 1% in December, local industry leaders lobbied for a matching rate. The revenue difference for the city between a 1% tax and a 2% tax would be about ...
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  • YAHOO!
    Looking for fun, entertaining events and activities to check out in Long Beach this week? Here are top picks with dates, times, locations and ticket links.
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  • KTLA
    It became an issue of numbers and timing. LAPD officials on Wednesday cautioned drivers to be careful around train tracks upon releasing dramatic video of a person driving in front of an oncoming Metro Blue Line in Long Beach, causing a collision. Los Angeles Police Department Detective Moses Castillo shared video of the incident, which ...
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