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This Long Beach building came under new ownership and hiked up rents 70 percent. Now, every tenant is leaving.

In Jo Williams’ Central Long Beach apartment, her dining nook’s ocher wall displays a simple, black scripted message: “The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.”


Former Huntington Beach teacher gets 2 years in prison for sexually assaulting teen in Long Beach

A former science teacher was sentenced to two years in state prison Friday after pleading no contest to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in Long Beach. Andrew Bueno-Potts, 43, a former teacher at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life


Big Bear temperatures drop to minus 2, but cold snap is on the way out

Southern California is going to warm up — but only after a bit more more cold. Some mountain communities saw sub-zero temperatures Saturday morning including Big Bear at minus 2 and Baldwin Lake at 8 below zero. Mt. Laguna in San Diego County was at 8 degrees. On Friday, Long Beach hit a record low


Police search for pair of young carjackers in North Long Beach

The woman told police that the two carjackers, who appeared to be under 18, forcibly stole her car near Walnut Avenue and Artesia Boulevard shortly before 2:40 p.m., Long Beach police Sgt. Vincent Otto said.


Long Beach City Council will continue discussions to reopen Community Hospital at March 5 meeting

Long Beach City Councilman Daryl Supernaw hoped the city would reach an agreement this week to reopen Community Hospital. But that didn’t happen. Instead, Supernaw said in his weekly newsletter on Friday, Feb. 22, “we were able to find a way to continue negotiations,” and a deal may come to a vote a


This innovative San Pedro brewery turns beer cans into collectible works of art

Brian Mercer never backs down from a challenge. When people told him there was no way to get the exact subtle sweetness of old-world beers in the U.S., he flew to Belgium and started a company to import an elusive type of sugar for American brewers. When he wanted to use that same sugar to brew his


Two California men arrested after truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine

TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) - Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected cocaine during a truck inspection.


6 new restaurants on the menu for Dine Out Long Beach

Don’t bother cooking or having food delivered next week because you’re going to want to go out to dinner thanks to the return of Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0. The event returns Feb.24-March 2 with more than 50 restaurants throughout the city offering prix-fixe meals.


KTLA anchor Chris Burrous died of methamphetamine overdose during a sexual encounter, coroner says

KTLA5 weekend anchor Chris Burrous, who was found unconscious in a Glendale motel room two days after Christmas, died from an accidental methamphetamine overdose, the county coroner reported today.


California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.


Long Beach physician assistant who distributed 446,000 opioid pills arrested in sweeping drug operation, feds say

The arrests were part of Operation Hypocritical Oath, a yearlong U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-led probe targeting doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinic operators suspected of illegally providing controlled substances to so-called patients and black market customers in


Boy killed in drive-by shooting in Gardena, police say

GARDENA, Calif. (KABC) -- A juvenile boy was killed in a drive-by shooting in Gardena Friday night, authorities said. Shortly before 7 p.m., police responded to reports of shots fire in the 1400 block of 146th Street. When authorities arrived, they found a juvenile boy had been shot in the upper tor


The Top 6 Destinations In Baja California, Mexico

By Fathom | When a place has earned its spot on our Top Places to Travel in 2019, you know it’s good. The Baja California Peninsula has clear blue waters, fresh design, and seriously good guacamole.


Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens dies at 48

LOS ANGELES — Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. He was 48. "Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community," Stevens' reps said in a statement. "He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and


Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationshi


Long Beach students celebrate history at school district’s first Black History Living Museum

A poised 10-year-old girl donning a ’60s-style navy blue cardigan, horn-rimmed glasses and a NASA ID badge, pointed to a coffee pot labeled “colored.” “I work like a dog, day and night, living off of coffee from a pot none of you want to touch,” said the doppelganger of Katherine Johnson, the famous


Los Angeles County attempted-homicide suspect captured in Mexico, turned over in San Ysidro

A fugitive suspected of shooting a man during an apparent carjacking attempt in Los Angeles County last year was arrested Wednesday at the San Ysidro port of entry after he was captured by Mexican authorities south of the border, officials said.


Detectives hope this old photo can help in the Linda O'Keefe cold case investigation

Hoping to jog the memories of longtime residents who might have crossed paths with the suspect in the kidnapping and killing of 11-year-old Linda O’Keefe in July 1973, authorities have released a photo of James Alan Neal to show what he may have looked like at the time of the slaying.


RAT-TLED: Toilet rodent leaves residents in Southern California feeling flushed with fear

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- Allen Carrier's early morning pit stop at his home turned into quite the nightmare. He picked up the lid to his toilet and found a rat swimming around in there.


Animals Keep Getting Stuck in Southern California

A cat in a cinder block wall? How about a tortoise underneath a house? A cougar in a tree? Believe it or not, animals continue to get stuck all across Southern California, and in almost every place you could imagine. Luckily a few locals have been there to help these critters get loose and out of a