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Boat catches fire as it’s fueling in Shoreline Marina in Long Beach

A 40-foot-long power boat caught fire as it was fueling in the Shoreline Marina in Long Beach on Friday afternoon, but no one was hurt, officials said. Firefighters quickly doused the blaze from a rescue boat, preventing it from spreading to any other vessels at the fueling dock, said Long Beach Fir


Long Beach Fire Department promotes first woman to Battalion Chief

Karen Rindone will work as the District 1 Battalion Chief in what is described in a news release as a “major milestone” for the department. “It was a long, strenuous, and fair process that allowed me to learn and prepare for the position of Battalion Chief,” Rindone said in a written statement of th


Long Beachers To Jump Into 55 Degree Ocean Water For Polar Splash Charity

The ocean water might be too cold for casual swimming, but the temperature is just right for a Belmont Shore fundraiser. It's the annual Long Beach Polar Splash and it's happening this Saturday, taking place next to Rosie's Dog Beach. Justin Rudd, event organizer and nonprofit Community Action Team


Long Beach student arrested in second high school campus threat this week

Police arrested a student at a Long Beach high school Wednesday, Jan. 16, on suspicion of threatening to commit a shooting on campus. A verbal threat was allegedly directed toward Millikan High School, 2800 Snowden Ave., according to Long Beach Police Lt. James Richardson. He said the 16-year-old st


City offers help with payment arrangements for utility bills and other services for federal workers impacted by shutdown

In an announcement on Thursday, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said the city, like others in the country, will provide payment arrangement assistance to these customers. “We are in the middle of the longest federal government shutdown in history,” Garcia said in a statement. “It’s important we help


This is why Long Beach’s trash-hauling rates could increase in March and again in October

Long Beach residents could soon pay more for trash pickup. Residents could ultimately pay and average of $2.41 more per month from March to September, and then an extra $2.47 beginning in October, if the City Council approves a proposed rate hike during a Feb. 5 public hearing. The hikes would be th


Los Angeles County Firefighter Convicted of Possession of Child Pornography

EL MONTE, Calif. – A Los Angeles County firefighter pleaded no contest to possession of child pornography, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials said. Matthew David Winters, 51, was found to be in the possession of child pornography on a computer at the El Monte Fire Station. The child po


Hit-and-run crash shuts down half-mile stretch of eastbound PCH at the 710 Freeway

Officers closed eastbound lanes of PCH between Harbor Avenue and Oregon Avenue before 7 p.m. on Friday night after a hit-and-run crash between a vehicle and pedestrian sent the victim to a local hospital, Officer Alvino Herrera said.


Martin Luther King. Jr. Parade In Long Beach This Weekend

LONG BEACH, CA – The 31st annual Martin Luther King. Jr. Parade and Celebration will be held in Long Beach Saturday with the theme "Walking the Talk," honoring individuals and organizations that take social, environmental and human rights in consideration in their daily actions.


Southern California builders are cutting prices to move glut of unsold homes

Faced with the largest inventory of unsold finished homes in six years, Southern California’s homebuilders have resorted to price cutting. According to real estate watcher Zillow, 25.9 percent of new homes on the market in Los Angeles and Orange counties in the fourth quarter had price cuts — No. 17


These Long Beach students are making their marks in space

In 2019, STEM education has been out of this world for some Long Beach students. This year has started with a bang for science, technology, engineering and math students at Cal State Long Beach and Lakewood Christian School, a local K-8, as they work on taking their projects from the classroom to sp


Southern California homicide victim ID’d after 31 years

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Southern California homicide victim who was a Jane Doe for more than 31 years ago has finally been identified. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says remains found on Aug. 30, 1987, were confirmed this month to be those of 20-year-old Tracey Coreen Hobson, who was living i


Long Beach MLK Parade Set For Saturday

The 31st annual Martin Luther King. Jr. Parade and Celebration will be held in Long Beach Saturday with the theme “Walking the Talk,” honoring individuals and organizations that take social, environmental and human rights in consideration in their daily actions.


Out & About: Things to do in the Long Beach area Jan. 18-24

Comedy Tonight: The San Pedro Art Association presents “It’s Comedy Tonight in Old San Pedro” at Machine Art Studio, 446 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. 7 p.m. $5. 310-831-2928.


Orange County restaurants shut down by health inspectors (Jan. 10-18)

Restaurants and other food businesses closed by health inspectors in Orange County from Jan. 10 to Jan. 18, 2019:. Wahoo’s Fish Taco, 120 Main St., Huntington Beach. Buddy Chicken & Boba at The Outlets at Orange, 20 City Blvd., Suite F-3, Orange.


Officials Rescue Horse Trapped in Dumpster in Huntington Beach

Rescuers hoisted a horse to safety after it became stuck in a dumpster in Huntington Beach on Friday afternoon. The mishap unfolded shortly before 3:30 p.m. at a stable near Ellis Avenue and Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach Fire Department officials said.


Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour in Buena Park has closed and now there’s only one remaining

Except for a single store in Brea, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour restaurants have all but melted away. The Buena Park scoop shop, which had appeared on CNBC’s reality business show, “The Profit” with Marcus Lemonis, closed just a few weeks ago on Sunday, Dec. 30. Lemonis had been trying to revive it,


New California Murder Law Leads to Inmate's Early Release

A California judge, citing a new state law, overturned a prison inmate's murder conviction and ordered him released from custody on Friday. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Adnan Khan is believed to be the first California inmate to benefit from a new law limiting murder convictions exclusi


California African American Museum & Martin Luther King Jr. Exhibit

Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles at the California African American Museum to explore the exhibition LOS ANGELES FREEDOM RALLY, 1963, which tells the story of how on May 26, 1963, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed nearly 40,000 people at Wrigley Field in South Los Angeles.


Charles “Chuck” Buchanan: a champion for blood donation, a champion for life

Chuck is considered a champion for blood donation since the 1980s — nearly 35 years. He began donating blood after his 4-year-old nephew was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It was then that he learned the impact of blood donation.