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2 Documented Gang Members Convicted of Murdering 5 at Long Beach Homeless Camp

Two men who authorities describe as gang members were convicted Friday in the murder of five people at a homeless encampment in Long Beach, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. Jurors found David Cruz Ponce, 36, and Max Eliseo Rafael, 31, guilty of five counts of murder and one co

KTLA.COM - 2017-09-23 04:10:49

Cal State Long Beach Students Investigates Racially Charged Threats Against Latino, Jewish Students

Authorities are investigating a series of racially charged threats made on social media and in fliers that targeted Latino and Jewish students at Cal State Long Beach, officials said Saturday. Authorities are investigating threats made on social media platforms aimed at Latino and Jewish students at

KTLA.COM - 2017-09-23 19:00:42

CSU Long Beach investigating threats, racially charged hate messages

Two investigations are underway Saturday at Cal State University, Long Beach after a few student organizations received threatening and hateful, racially charged messages. One of the investigations was about posts left on the La Raza Student Association Facebook page threatening to shoot officers of

MYNEWSLA.COM - 2017-09-23 14:17:58

Long Beach Project Generates Some Early Buzz

Aproposed mixed-use residential project for downtown Long Beach called Broadway Block is being talked up by the developer as well as a high-ranking municipal official well in advance of its expected appearance before the city's Planning Commission. "I would say for Long Beach, the Broadway Block wil

LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 19:38:06

Hate crimes in Long Beach on the rise in 2017

Hate crimes are up this year in many large cities across California and the U.S., but Long Beach has shown a particularly pronounced increase by comparison, according to researchers at Cal State San Bernardino who track reported hate crimes. There have been 12 hate crimes reported through August thi

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Long Beach nonprofits bring residents' problem-solving ideas to the table(s)

At left, David and Kathy Pilchman join other residents to discuss ideas at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on the CSULB campus in Long Beach on Saturday, September 23, 2017. (Photo by Scott Varley, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Long Beach residents responded to the invitation to problem-solve with th

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Commentary: The Long Beach State name crisis needs to end

Long Beach State University. Cal State University Long Beach. LBSU. CSULB. Los Angeles-Orange County State College. Long Beach State College. The 49ers. The Dirtbags. Black & Gold. The Beach. Those are some of the many ways the third-largest Cal State University has referred to itself over the years

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Long Beach area kids: send us your scariest Halloween stories

The scary season has arrived - and the Press-Telegram wants to be spooked. We are again launching our popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Last year we received more than 300 stories about ghouls, ghosts - and even insane reporters. Winning entries - both stories and artwork - w

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Long Beach Rotarians President's Party; Steel Magnolias celebrate

Anticipating the year ahead, the Steel Magnolias welcome the newly nominated President for next year, Hilda Sanchez, seen in the photo standing between the inaugural President Mari Hoper and this year's President Theresa Brunella. Other Past Presidents are, from left, Judy McNulty Black, Loree Merr

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

See inside Prophets of Rage's performance at a Long Beach record store

On the heels of the release of the self-titled debut from Prophets of Rage, the supergroup played a sold-out in-store performance at Long Beach's Fingerprints Records Friday, Sept. 22. The 250-person capacity record store was packed with eager fans who scored tickets by buying the new album. The gro

OCREGISTER - 2017-09-23 03:05:34

Gang members guilty of killing five at Long Beach homeless encampment

A jury on Friday found two gang members guilty of murdering five people at a Long Beach homeless encampment, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. David Ponce, 36, and Max Rafael, 31, were convicted of five counts of murder and one count of kidnapping. The jury, which delib

LA TIMES - 2017-09-23 03:05:00

Camp Fire's Camp Shiwaka Gets Totems For Entrance

When Cameron Bricker brainstormed ideas for his final summer project at Long Beach Camp Fire, he wanted to work on a project that made a lasting impact on the community. Long Beach Camp Fire, a nonprofit council founded in 1923, offers youth leadership and empowerment programs serving the Long Beach

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-23 19:00:00

A PINCH OF SALT: It's A Collaboration

Collaboration. It's one of those New Age buzzwords that sets my teeth on edge when I hear it. I'll do it myself, thank you very much. That probably comes from my rugged Old West upbringing in Colorado. Except that I was raised in Arvada - a working class suburb of Denver. Still, I did my time in rur

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-23 13:30:00

Living With Style: Creating a Color Palette for Your Home

For the person looking to make some profound improvements to the interior of their home - without spending a great deal of money to do so - there is nothing better than the addition of a well thought out color palette! It is important to think through the color direction for your home as a whole ins

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-09-23 13:00:00

Next task is to define Dodgers' playoff roles

LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers went back to work Saturday, with the smell of champagne lingering in the air inside their clubhouse and the carpet still damp less than 24 hours after they celebrated their fifth consecutive National League West title on Friday. They faced the San Francisco Giants in the s

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

5 burning questions for Lakers going into training camp

For the first time since Kobe Bryant's Achilles' tendon popped, the excitement about the Lakers is entirely justified. They finally seem to have built a young core of potential stars, have a point guard who is being handed the Showtime baton and realistic hopes of adding one or more All-Stars next s

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Hyun-Jin Ryu injured in Dodgers' loss to Giants

LOS ANGELES >> Hyun-Jin Ryu couldn't get out of the way Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Joe Panik's 94 mph line drive smacked the left-hander on the forearm and, suddenly, the Dodgers had one more thing to worry about heading into their final games of the regular season. Ryu pounced on Panik's comebacke

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Whicker: Dodgers had a right to party after 5th consecutive NL title

LOS ANGELES >> No other sport talks so much about the big one, then celebrates so hard over the little one. Kenley Jansen got Ryder Jones for the final out of the contested regular season on Friday night, and here came the champagne, the beer cooler, the protective goggles, and a whole Havana boatlo

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Clippers: 5 burning questions going into training camp

The new-look Clippers open training camp Tuesday at the University of Hawaii with questions to be answered after a busy offseason, and with an equal number of reasons to wonder what's next for a franchise that appears to have reached its peak. There are new faces on the court and in the executive su

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Will Houston takes a unique route to become Poly water polo star

Getting cut from a sports team can be tough. But for Long Beach Poly's Will Houston, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. With a love for basketball, Houston went to Poly with the expectations that he would play basketball his freshman year. "My brother was a varsity basketball player at Poly

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00