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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.


Rare snow falls in Southern California, residents freak out

An unusually cold winter storm system brought snow to southern California, a sight so rare that the National Weather Service had to send out the definition of snow, freezing rain and sleet. Snowfall was reported in the neighborhoods of Calabasas, Sylmar, Northridge, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga and ev


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


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


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.


Hit-and-Run Driver Remains At Large After Fatally Striking Grandmother, Injuring Grandchildren in La Mirada

The search continued Thursday for a male driver who struck a grandmother and her two grandchildren, killing the grandmother, before fleeing the scene on Wednesday afternoon, authorities 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.


Fred Hall Shows returns to Long Beach for 73rd year

LONG BEACH—The Long Beach Arena and neighboring Convention Center will become a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, March 6-10, as the Fred Hall Shows returns for 2019 with its flagship event in Southeast Los Angeles County.


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


Storm brings snow to low levels in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Snow fell at low levels in Southern California on Thursday with the arrival of a very cold storm that added even more precipitation in a wet winter that has almost eliminated drought conditions statewide.


It’s snowing in Los Angeles, from Malibu to La Cañada

A cold storm system brought traveling through the Santa Monica Mountains Thursday sprinkled hillside neighborhoods above Malibu with rarely seen winter weather. Snow and graupel fell near Simi Valley, according to the National Weather Service, and residents of Calabasas, La Cañada Flintridge, and Sy


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.


Police, prosecutors seek witnesses to 1973 murder of 11-year-old, release vintage photo of defendant

Police sought witnesses to the 1973 killing of an 11-year-old girl and, on Thursday, Feb. 21, released an old photograph of a man who had been identified as a suspect and arrested with the aid of DNA evidence.


Out & About: Things to do in the Long Beach area 22-28

Baron’s Revenge: The Garage Theatre presents “Revenge of the Baron’s Revenge” at 251 E. Seventh St., Long Beach. 8 p.m. Also 8 p.m., Feb. 23. $10-$20. 562-433-8337, thegaragetheatre.org.


RARE SIGHT: Snowfall seen in cities across SoCal - including Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES -- Snow was falling Thursday in a number of Southern California communities that rarely see freezing temperatures, much less snowfall. The precipitation - relatively light in low-lying communities - was delighting many residents who were taking to social media to post pictures of the unu


Compton man dies after losing control of motorcycle, struck by big rig on 91 Freeway in Long Beach

A 20-year-old Compton man died after he lost control of his motorcycle on the eastbound 91 freeway, fell off and was struck by a big-rig in Long Beach on Tuesday night, authorities said.


Torrance motor officer hurt in multi-vehicle crash on 405 Freeway near Long Beach; all NB lanes closed

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A Torrance police motorcycle officer was hospitalized Thursday morning after a multi-vehicle crash on the 405 Freeway that prompted the closure of all northbound lanes.


Swimming Areas Reopen In Long Beach After Sewage Spill

LONG BEACH, CA – The city of Long Beach re-opened swimming areas off most of its coastal beaches that were closed a week ago due to a sewage spill, it was announced Thursday.


Residents awakened by blasts, SWAT presence in Long Beach’s Washington neighborhood

Several people were awakened by loud blasts and some buildings were evacuated as Long Beach police served a search warrant in Long Beach’s Washington neighborhood Wednesday, Feb. 20.


Man hospitalized after he was stabbed in Long Beach

A man was hospitalized after he was stabbed in the Alamitos Beach neighborhood of Long Beach early Wednesday, Feb. 20, authorities said. Long Beach police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 20 block of Alamitos Avenue about just past midnight and found a man inside a residence