• The holiday season began with a bang in Long Beach on Monday, Dec. 9, as fireworks erupted during the city’s fifth annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Mayor Robert Garcia was joined by former Mayor Beverly O’Neill as they counted down the seconds before throwing the switch to light up the city’s biggest Christmas tree in front of the Long ...
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    A 23-year push by surfers to remove the Long Beach breakwater and return waves to the area is evolving into something else altogether. Instead of removing any of the 2 1/2-mile offshore structure, an Army Corps Of Engineers study favors building new marine-life habitat — including kelp beds and rocky reefs — to restore habitat lost to the ...
  • Los Angeles Times
    Haddad, an All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 selection, is bound for Long Beach State. Liechty’s development gave the Sailors two very strong centers, something few CIF Southern Section teams could match. He came off the bench to spark Newport Harbor, which sometimes utilized a double-post offense with Liechty and Ike Love. Liechty was a ...
  • Junior Peyton Watson of Long Beach Poly High on Monday scored a game-high 32 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and doled out six assists to lead the Jackrabbits to an 85-72 victory over Warren in the first round of the St. John Bosco Winter Classic boys basketball tournament. Sophomore Christian Watson contributed 14 points, four assists and three ...
  • Los Angeles Times
    Jorge Ochoa had 31 points for La Mirada. St. Anthony improved to 9-0 with a 45-37 win over Hespria. Makaih Williams had 17 points. Peyton Watson scored 32 points in Long Beach Poly’s 85-72 win over Warren. In Western League openers, David Cheatom scored 30 points to help University defeat Hamilton 71-67. Westchester defeated Venice 64-42.
  • Los Angeles Times
    The children’s event includes stories about holiday parties and family traditions from the Rancho’s past, as well as an interactive concert by the Long Beach Camerata Singers and craft activities in the barnyard. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $15 adults, $10 children under 12. Children 2 and under are free. The three-day evening ...
  • Patch
    No injuries were reported in the shootings, police said. (Shutterstock) LONG BEACH, CA — Long Beach police were looking for a suspect in a pair of non-injury shootings Monday that targeted the same women, one of whom knows the gunman. Officers went to Magnolia Avenue and Eighth Street about 10:50 a.m. on a report of shots heard in the area ...
  • Orange County Register
    Neighborhood leaders gathered in Long Beach in the spring of 2017 to discuss a City Hall plan to address the city’s housing shortage. What they learned sparked a revolt. To increase the housing supply and stem skyrocketing residential costs, planners proposed multi-story apartment buildings line major streets and boulevards throughout the ...
  • Press-Telegram
    Police were searching for a gunman Monday afternoon, Dec. 9, who reportedly shot twice at a pair of women in the downtown Long Beach area earlier in the day, missing them both times, officials said. At around 10:50 a.m., officers responded to reports of ...
  • Noteworthy: The senior standout became a four-time champion at Westminster High’s Cossarek Classic, dominating at 182 pounds and winning the upper-weights Most Valuable Wrestler award. The Nebraska-bound Haas, ranked No. 1 at his weight in the state and No. 5 in the nation, pinned four foes – Westminster’s Juan Orozco (in 32 seconds ...
  • Noteworty: The 5-foot-9 guard was at her best to lead Poly, ranked fourth in CIF Southern Section Division 1, to a 4-0 start with the championship at the Troy Hoops Classic in Fullerton. The versatile junior, the daughter of head coach Carl Buggs, ran the floor as the Jackrabbits toppled Westchester, San Diego’s Cathedral Catholic, No. 3 ...
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    Looking to visit the best pet stores in town? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top pet stores in Long Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for pet stores. First on the list is Bixby Knolls LaunderPet. Located at 4102 Orange Ave., Suite 113 in ...
  • Orange County Register
    Neighborhood leaders gathered in Long Beach in the spring of 2017 to discuss a City Hall plan to address the city’s housing shortage. What they learned sparked a revolt. To increase the housing supply and stem skyrocketing residential costs, planners ...
  • Orange County Register
    A cadre of state officials will head to Long Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to review local efforts to encourage participation in the 2020 census. Committees from the state Assembly and the state Senate will meet in the city’s Civic Chambers to publicly discuss outreach plans in Los Angeles and Orange counties. “We are looking forward to ...
  • Orange County Register
    “We all saw them and thought ‘that is awesome,’” Brumage said of the surf images that came out decades ago. Surfers’ hopes for Long Beach waves fade, but fish could be winners Newport Beach pro surfer battles back from a brain injury and now wants to help others Corky Carroll: Surfer and board shaper ‘Ole’ Olsen is still firing on ...
  • Orange County Register
    Long Beach’s latest distillery poured its first vodka on Repeal Day, the day that celebrates the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Owner Robert Molina plans to later create craft rum, brandy and whiskey in the distillery’s copper stills using locally sourced ingredients. Original signs provided by King hang inside the distillery as well as a ...
  • Orange County Register
    Long Beach Poly thrust itself into the CIF-SS Open Division conversation by defeating Orange County’s top-ranked team 51-46 in overtime in the finals of the Troy Classic. The 3-pointer by Demetre from the top of arc with 3.5 seconds left in the fourth period tied the score 44-44. The Stanford commit and reigning Register player of the year ...
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    Founded in part on Disney’s brief 1990 plan for an ocean-adjacent theme park in Long Beach, DisneySea on Tokyo Bay is satisfyingly Disney-centric and simultaneously an inspired rethink and superbly executed build on the core values. DisneySea rewards via a unique water theme, with exotic lands (American Waterfront; Mediterranean Harbor ...
  • Patch
    The Long Beach Police Department reported the following arrests for the week ending Dec. 2. Terrence Donovan, 46, of Oceanside, was arrested at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside on Nov. 27 and charged with DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and criminal possession of a controlled ...
  • Los Angeles Times
    University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood. Mon., 8 p.m. Also at Cal State Long Beach, Daniel Recital Hall, E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Tue., 8 p.m.; and Adat Ari El Temple, 12020 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Wed., 8 p.m. $46-$56; discounts available; caregivers, free. (310) 558-3500. TheMusicGuild.org A Tribute to Oliver Knussen ...