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Former Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Announces Run For State Senate

Former City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske announced last week that she will challenge state Senator Janet Nguyen in the 34th State Senate District. The district has a small slice of east Long Beach - including Schipske's Fifth Council District home - but is mostly in Orange County. It covers all of S

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-26 19:00:00

Long Beach's Pedestrian Beach Path Gets First Patches

Work began this week to patch worn spots on the 3.1-mile long pedestrian beach path opened in 2015. The path is made of a composite material that is designed to be easier on walkers and runners, but smooth enough to avoid tripping hazards. It receives significant use, including people pushing baby s

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-26 13:00:00

Big Anniversary For Long Beach's Rebuilding Together

Tuesday Miles said she felt so desperate last spring that she was ready to sell her mother's ring to pay for air conditioning in her East Long Beach home. Her husband, who suffers from congestive heart failure, is unable to cool his own body effectively, she said. Then she got a life-changing phone

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-26 13:00:00

Josh Lowenthal Mulling Or Planning Run For OC Assembly Seat

At last report, the 72nd district's voter registration was 38.3% Repub, 33.2% Dem with 24.4% decline-to-state. In Nov. 2016, the district voted for Hillary Clinton (51.4%) over Donald Trump (43.1%) In the 2018 Assembly race, if no candidate receives over 50%+1 in June, the top two district finisher

LBREPORT.COM - 2017-09-26 19:35:00

Carpenter Center's Dance Series Kicks Off with West Coast Premier of GLOW

Image of Jessica Lang Dance's The Calling. Photos courtesy of the Carpenter Center. Three internationally renowned dance companies are coming to Long Beach to perform at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach during its 2017-2018 Dance Series. The series kicks

LBPOST - 2017-09-26 20:24:00

Fire Torches Naples Home; No Injuries

Shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, heavy smoke billowed from a Naples home. Firefighters arrived at 6:25 p.m. to a two-story home in the 100 block of Corinthian Walk, according to Jake Heflin, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman. Fire was coming from both stories of the building at the rear of the proper

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-26 16:46:00

Blessing of Animals At St. Gregory's Church

A blessing of the animals is set for 10 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 30, at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, 6201 E. Willow St. Oct. 4 is the feast day for St. Francis of Assisi, and the annual ceremony takes place on or near that date to recognize his love of animals. There will be a brief service and

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-26 13:00:00

VIEWING THE VIDEOS: Action Bad, Action Okay

In home video, it's a bad case of franchise fatigue with the latest "Transformers." 'Kingsmen: The Golden Circle' plays the sequel game a little better in theaters. It's Viewing the Videos. HOME VIDEO Transformers: The Last Knight This is the fifth time around for the Transformers franchise and it's

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Trauma-Informed Education Program Expands to Second School in Long Beach Unified School District

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Sept. 26, 2017 - The Guidance Center, a nonprofit child and family mental health agency, announces the expansion of its pilot program, It's About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) and collaboration with Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders High School (PAAL) staf

PATCH - 2017-09-26 17:37:56

The Catalina Wine Mixer is Still the Best Party Off the Coast of Long Beach

Calling the Catalina Wine Mixer a music festival is probably a bit of a mislabeling, but - regardless of what type of event you consider it - it's undoubtedly the best time you can have on the other side of a $74 (round-trip) Catalina Express ticket. Rather than dilute itself with trendy bands and

OC WEEKLY BLOGS - 2017-09-25 13:33:00

Prophets of Rage Rattle Long Beach With Raucous Fingerprints Record Store Show

The Prophets of Rage emerged last year in the tumult of a wild, unpredictable presidential election. The supergroup resurrected the '90s anthems of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill against a rising tide of racism in making good on their promise to "Make America Rage Again." Bu

OC WEEKLY BLOGS - 2017-09-25 13:30:00

Long Beach Police Department Wants Public's Input in Policing Survey

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is asking citizens to fill out a quick survey to address community concerns and opinions on policing in Long Beach. This is the second survey the LBPD has conducted and is part of an independent assessment by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (

LBPOST - 2017-09-25 23:04:00

Authorities identify LA County firefighter killed in Long Beach murder-suicide

Coroner's officials on Monday identified the man killed in a Long Beach murder-suicide over the weekend as Wayne Havron, a 52-year-old Los Angeles County firefighter. Authorities have not identified the woman killed in the murder-suicide, although police said she's believed to be Havron's wife. Hav

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-25 15:28:53

Prophets of Rage Serves Up Blistering Set at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach

Tom Morello and his band mates brought massive sounds and down-to-earth attitudes to Fingerprints Music in Long Beach. Photos by Matt Cohn. The politically passionate new band Prophets of Rage, currently on a 35-city tour which includes a stop at Ozzfest in San Bernardino on November 4, brought the

LBPOST - 2017-09-25 20:05:00

L.A. Fire Department Captain Fatally Shot Wife Before Killing Himself in Long Beach: Coroner

Emergency responders rush to the scene of an emergency in a file photo. (Credit: MattGush/iStock) Los Angeles firefighter shot and killed his wife before taking his own life in Long Beach early Saturday morning, coroner's officials ruled on Monday. Wayne Havron, 53, of Long Beach was identified Mond

KTLA.COM - 2017-09-25 18:40:19

Case of Avian Pox in Long Beach Prompts Advisory to Protect Pet Birds, Chickens

An identified case of a bird infected with avian pox in Long Beach has prompted Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) to urge the community to be on alert and protect pet birds and chickens against the virus. "While avian pox cannot be transmitted to humans, dogs or cats, it can cause significant mo

LBPOST - 2017-09-25 18:34:00

YOUR WEEK AHEAD: Things To Do In Long Beach September 25 -October 1

We hope that you had a fantastic weekend, Long Beach! Here's a little snapshot of items for this week and weekend: Expect the first week of autumn to be warm with temperatures in the low to mid-80s all week. Evening temperatures will drop to the mid to low 60s. Watering days are Tuesdays, Thursdays

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-25 17:00:00

Man shot to death in Carson

A man was shot to death early Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, near Idabell Avenue and Fairhaven Street in Carson. (Google Maps) CARSON - A man was shot and killed in Carson this morning. The gunfire was reported at 2:30 a.m. in the area of Idabell Avenue and Fairhaven Street, said Deputy Kimberly Alexand

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Volunteer whale-watching training opens at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's whale-watching naturalist training program kicks off on Oct. 3. The volunteer opportunity includes weekly Tuesday night trainings through March. Volunteers who graduate the training program will be placed on whale-watching boats to train viewers about local marine wildlif

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00

Think Disneyland is crowded now? Wait till 'Star Wars' land opens in 2019

It might seem hard to believe if you were among the tens of thousands of fans crammed into the Disneyland Resort last weekend, but we are entering a calm before the storm at Southern California's theme parks. The Mickey and Friends parking structure filled to capacity on Saturday and Sunday last wee

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-26 07:00:00