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Nuns Admit to Embezzling $500,00 for Gambling Trips
The two California nuns, now retired, have apologized for what they did. Two Roman Catholic nuns, Sister Lana Chang and Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper, have admitted to swiping $500,000 from St. James School , a parochial school located in Torrance, California. It is believed the two spent some portio
California college instructor under fire for bizarrely racist question on health science exam
A longtime instructor at CSU Long Beach in California is under fire for including a bizarrely racist and inappropriate question on a health science exam. According to ABC30, Matt E. Fischer — who has taught health science for the Los Angeles Unified School District for more than 25 years — posed the
Lakewood High School to honor late drama teacher at student-led performance on Tuesday
If they were in need of a good laugh, faculty and students at Lakewood High School knew where to go: drama teacher Amy Louise Sebelius’ class. But the beloved teacher, known for her fiery red hair and contagious laugh, died of cancer last month. At 47, Sebelius succumbed to colon cancer slightly mor
Coach pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen boy in Seal Beach sports camp
SANTA ANA – A 54-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a teenage boy in one of the sports camps the defendant ran in Seal Beach. Scott Anthony Durzo, owner of Scott Durzo’s Total Sport Camp, pleaded guilty to nine counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14, se
New tenants coming to LB Exchange in 2019
New vendors slated to join the lineup in 2019 at the Long Beach Exchange (LBX), a retail, dining and lifestyle plaza that opened earlier this year at 4069 N. Lakewood Blvd., told the Signal Tribune this week that they are excited about the opportunity to join a site that is seeking to become a premi
Man arrested after report of shooting in North Long Beach
A 27-year-old Long Beach man was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm not registered to him after police responded to a call of shots fired in North Long Beach Friday night, authorities said.
Downey at Christmastime in the '50s and '60s
This post was contributed by a community member. http://www.thedowneypatriot.co... Thinking back, there were some lavish Christmas decorations in the city of Downey during the 1950s-60s.
Public’s help sought in finding missing 85-year-old Long Beach man
Police are seeking the whereabouts of an 85-year-old Long Beach man who has been missing for a week and needs medication. Daryl Russell Grafious suffers from unspecified medical conditions and hasn’t taken his medication since last Friday, when he was seen about 3 p.m. in the 4100 block of Elm Avenu
Two nuns known for their casino outings allegedly stole at least $500,000 from a Torrance school
Parents whose children attended St. James Catholic School in Torrance long believed that the campus was financially strapped. Textbooks were 2 decades old. There wasn’t enough money for new basketball uniforms. When parents would ask, year after year, for an awning to shade their children’s outdoor
Long Beach Community Hospital won’t reopen on Jan. 1, after all
After Long Beach Community Hospital shuttered over the summer, new CEO Virgis Narbutas announced it was his goal to reopen the facility by Jan. 1. But Long Beach’s Economic Development Director John Keisler confirmed on Thursday, Dec. 13, that hitting that deadline won’t happen.
Should a man brought to the U.S. as a child be deported for filming coworkers on the toilet?
The real-life consequences of shifting immigration policy and wide-ranging mental-health reform in California’s legal system are playing out this week in the obscure criminal case of a man charged with filming his coworkers in a Long Beach bathroom.
Thieves Target Same Compton Gas Station Twice in 1 Week
A woman pumping gas at a Chevron station in Compton was targeted by a group of thieves who took her phone before entering her vehicle — with her 2-year-old child still inside — to take her purse on Wednesday. Days before, someone had held up the store's clerk and made off with cash and cigarettes.
Authorities identify homeless man killed trying to cross 91 Freeway
James Thompson, 28, died at the scene of his injuries, which happened Monday around 9:30 p.m. near Lakewood Boulevard, according to the coroner’s office and the California Highway Patrol.
Long Beach Poly boys basketball collapses late in loss to Windward
BELLFLOWER — Long Beach Poly boys basketball lost a stunner on Friday, watching Windward go on a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter to take a 65-57 win over the Jackrabbits. Poly (6-2) will play St. John Bosco in the third-place game of the Bosco/Gahr Winter Classic on Saturday.
Prisoner walks away from Long Beach halfway house while out on day pass, officials say
Reynaldo Campana, Jr., 37, had been serving out the end of his three-year sentence for vehicle theft and evading a peace officer at an inmate-reentry center in Long Beach, but on Thursday morning, he walked away while out on a day pass, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sai
2 childhood friends fight for their lives after South Los Angeles street-racing hit-run; suspect sought
TORRANCE, Calif. (KABC) -- A street-racing crash in South Los Angeles has left two childhood friends fighting for their lives. Authorities said a mother and two 9-year-old girls were inside a maroon car when the crash happened on Dec. 9. The two friends - Ashley Gregorio and Delila Rangel - are now
Motorcyclist killed after being run over following Terminal Island crash, police say
Long Beach police on Friday were searching for two vehicles that struck a 58-year-old motorcyclist on Terminal Island after a crash threw him into oncoming traffic, killing him, authorities said.
Rifle Turns Out to Be Pellet Gun in Deadly Torrance Police Shooting, Police Say
A rifle carried by a suspect who was shot dead by police in Torrance turned out to be a pellet gun with an altered stock, authorities said Thursday. Christopher Mitchell, 23, of Los Angeles died at the scene of the officer-involved shooting about 8 p.m. Sunday in the Ralphs parking lot at 1770 Carso
Severely beaten dog found in Long Beach dumpster awaits surgery, reward now at $15,000
Chloe, the severely beaten dog whose rescue from a Long Beach dumpster has struck a chord in hearts across Southern California, is showing signs of improvement as she awaits surgery, volunteers said, and a reward for information leading to her abuser has grown to $15,000.
Out & About: Things to do in the Long Beach area Dec. 14-20
A Christmas Cactus: Little Fish Theatre presents “A Christmas Cactus,” written by Eliot Byerrum and directed by Gloria Iseli at 777 Centre St., San Pedro. 8 p.m. Also 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16. $15-$27. 310-279-7354.