Greater Long Beach is a full-service website grown from very deep roots … and the pooled talents and experience of the city’s very best journalists.
Together, these journalists provide something … well, GREATER:
GREATER, as in a Long Beach that is reported, investigated and explained with intelligence, diligence and fearlessness.
GREATER, as in a Long Beach that is explored and celebrated with expert coverage of arts, entertainment and recreation, as well as insightful looks at its people, culture, lifestyles and social issues.
GREATER, as in a Long Beach that is connected to satellite cities–suburbs from Seal Beach to Cerritos, Bellflower, Lakewood, Compton and Downey to San Pedro–through coverage that tracks their particular orbits and their influence on one another.
GREATER, as in a Long Beach that is improving and ascending in both big-city and small-town ways—the natural outcome of a free flow of information through first-rate independent journalism, reported quickly but explained clearly, with necessary objectivity and reasoned perspective.
Greater Long Beach is inspired by the 10-years-and-counting legacy of LBReport.com, the city’s first legitimate news outlet on the World Wide Web, and informed by the ahead-of-its time hip and humor of the District Weekly. In fact, much of Greater Long Beach’s local news coverage is propelled by Bill Pearl’s nuts-and-bolts dispatches from LBReport.com. Greater Long Beach’s reach into investigations, entertainment, profiles and sports is generated by its publisher, Dave Wielenga, whose wide body of work at the Press-Telegram, OC Weekly and District Weekly has spanned all those categories.