Gray whale season kicks off and Southern California whale lovers are ready to track them

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Gray whale season has officially kicked off, with some already seen in the past few days near the shores of Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Newport Beach and Dana Point. And for those who will spend the season tracking these behemoths on their ...
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Datebook: The power of monuments, Greek mythology reframed and iconic portraiture

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Through Dec. 30. 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, molaa.org. “Stone to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo” at the Hammer Museum. Hugo is best known as the novelist and playwright who produced the iconic literary works “Les Misérables” and “The ...
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UCLA men's water polo team advances to NCAA semifinal showdown with USC

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“And if we can do that, then we’ll have our shot.” UC San Diego 14, Long Beach State 9: Behind a strong second half, the Tritons (20-5) eliminated the 49ers (14-12) to set up a semifinal matchup with Stanford. Late in the second quarter, UC San Diego ...
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Amber Liu's show of strength: The K-pop star goes solo, with designs on U.S. stardom

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In a warehouse in an industrial stretch of Long Beach, a man dressed in black slunk up to Amber Liu and tried to grab her. The wiry, wary Liu was ready, though, and kicked his legs out from under him. She pinned him to the ground, their shouts echoing ...
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Mom finally frees herself from grip of drug addiction, but harrowing tale haunts

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She was sent to continuation school where she felt pressured to give up her baby. Determined to keep her son, she moved in with a relative in Long Beach. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the move didn’t help. Fifteen months later, Salmen gave birth to a ...
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Heavy rain comes to Southern California, flood advisories and evacuations issued

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Long Beach and Avalon. For Orange County, the NWS forecast highs of 46 on Santiago Peak; 55 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 59 in Fremont and Trabuco canyons; 62 in Yorba Linda; 63 in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo; 64 in San Clemente and Anaheim ...
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