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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


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.”


Gov. Newsom orders new DNA testing in Kevin Cooper’s 1983 quadruple murder case out of Chino Hills

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Friday, Feb. 22, calling for new testing on DNA evidence in the 35-year-old quadruple murder case in Chino Hills. Kevin Cooper was convicted in the 1983 brutal slayings of Doug and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica and 11-year-old neighbor Chr


‘I Am Somebody,’ an exhibit of photographs of homeless people by activist David Freeman, aims to raise awareness

David Freeman, who describes himself as a photo activist, invites people to look deeply into his images on display at the Windows Gallery in the Huntington Beach Central Library and Cultural Center.


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 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


Man’s body found floating near Alamitos Bay in Long Beach

A man’s body was found floating in the waters off Alamitos Bay in Long Beach on Thursday, authorities said. The body was spotted just before noon near a jetty between Alamitos Bay and the mouth of the San Gabriel River, said Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin.


Long Beach Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce to host State of the Second District aboard the Sir Winston Yacht

Long Beach City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce will host a State of the Second District event on Friday, March 1, and all are welcome to attend. The festivities will take place aboard the Sir Winston Yacht and will also serve as a fundraiser for the Long Beach Public Library Foundation, which is in th


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


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.


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


California’s ‘cannabis landlord’ pleads not guilty, released on bail

As California’s self-proclaimed “cannabis landlord” sat in a Los Angeles County jail Thursday night on a drug charge, her real estate attorney stood before San Bernardino city officials trying to expand her empire.


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.


10 Acts to Look Out for at the African-American Festival

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is celebrating African-American Month with its 17th annual African-American Festival. As ever, there’s a wonderful array of entertainment, and naturally much of it is musical. Here are 10 acts to look out for.


Long Beach to expand free, early childhood education program to more parts of the city

A free, digital program that aims to help toddlers prepare for kindergarten is expanding to thousands of more Long Beach families soon. ReadyRosie, an online curriculum that uses videos and games to teach younger children, became available at 50-some locations in Long Beach last year. Officials on T


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.


Coroner IDs Long Beach Man Fatally Stabbed

LONG BEACH, CA – The coroner's office publicly identified Wednesday a Long Beach man who was fatally stabbed last week, possibly during some kind of verbal exchange with two suspects who remain at large.


Gerald Desmond Bridge project causes weekend road closures

The temporary road closures, from 10 p.m. today (Friday) to 10 p.m. Sunday, will cause detours for motorists heading west on Ocean Boulevard as they leave downtown Long Beach, as well as southbound travel along Harbor Scenic Drive heading toward the Queen Mary.


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


With Amorcito, chef Thomas Ortega gives Long Beach the taco shop it deserves

Amorcito owner and Long Beach chef Thomas Ortega is different, playing on, if not outright owning the low-brow card, and he does it with such skill that it lands him on the same level as Garcia and Salgado without the $80 prix fixe brouhaha.