Tonight's Long Beach City Council meeting includes a closed-session discussion---meaning no public and no press---about the sale of the Civic Center.
LA County Assessor John Noguez, incarcerated since October on corruption charges, thought he'd be paying his bail and going home Tuesday, But a judge disagreed, and Noguez will try again on Feb. 1
"A Christmas Carol," contends that if a bad, hard and horse's ass like Ebenezer Scrooge can turn a night of bad dreams into happily ever ... so can we. At the LB Playhouse from Dec. 8 to Dec. 23.
Heeeeere's the Holiday Season! Nervewracking? O, Holy Night! But don't worry. Heeeere's the GREATER LONG BEACH HOLIDAY ARTS, EATS & EVENTS GUIDE---an everything-you'll-need list of the best ways to happy holidays. The first installment of the "Greater Long Beach Holiday Arts, Eats & Events Guide" recommends a 14th-century tale performed by LB Shakespeare Company to avoid an early Santa overdose.
What? You figured you'd blow off Joe Garem's swearing-in tonight as the newest executive member of the Downtown Residents Council? Dude, they're having it at KDB! And I hope we're not going to have this talk about the Deputy Registrar of Voters' training being given Tuesday at King Park. Registering voters? It's like doing CPR on our democracy!
The 2012 Long Beach QFilms Festival, the city’s longest-running celebration of the celluloid art, is coming to the Art Theatre and The Center on Sept. 14, 15 and 16. Administrative director Porter Gilberg previews highlights and reflects the power of moviemaking on Greater Long Beach Radio today at 11 a.m.
Next Friday’s community meeting at iconic Berth 55—where the Port of Long Beach is forcing out four long-standing businesses to build a fire station—is still on. It’s set for Aug. 30 at 6 p.m., exactly as GreaterLongBeach.com reported Wednesday. However, nearly every other aspect of that report was incorrect—in some aspects, profoundly so—and represented a [...]
Business reporter Sean Belk says Port of Long Beach officials will hold a public forum regarding Berth 55 seafood restaurant and sportfishing docks on Aug. 30---only 82 days before the deadline the Port gave those business owners to be off the premises.
The Greatest of Long Beach, a collaborative hunting-and-gathering expedition into the ultimate of almost everything in Long Beach and its satellite cities, will be published a week from today—that’s Sunday, April 1—on GreaterLongBeach.com and LBReport.com. Yes, we realize that’s April Fool’s Day. Happy New Year! Meanwhile, for slightly more than a month Long Beach’s two best and [...]
Logan Crow beside the box office of the Art Theater, which is where LB Cinematheque is holding its Oscar Party on Feb 26---and which is next door to Art Du Vin, where from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight you can party and participate in the film organization's membership drive.
The 8,500-square-foot parking structure just built for judges at Norwalk Superior Court is beautiful—according to the Norwalk City Council/Redevelopment Agency, which has approved the finish project … and it has come in $51,000 under budget. That’s good news, although maybe not quite as indicative of financial frugality as it sounds. The new venue for the [...]
No, dude, I don’t know if there is a dress code for the Long Beach Symphony’s exquisite presentation of holiday music, which—and I’m guaranteeing this, without even knowing you—at several points is going to feature musical notes in combinations that will function like sonic access codes to some of the most resonant moments of your life. [...]
The final countdown toward Thanksgiving has begun, and the anticipation is almost palpable. Families across America will soon gather at one of their homes, eat a mid-afternoon dinner---and give thanks that it's almost December, when the really good holidays arrive.
[Editor's Note: Kyle Trygstad of RollCall.com wrote this piece.] California has begun a new era of political theater that has caught the eye of both national parties as the decade-long drought of competitive Congressional elections comes to a close. Republicans could face a loss of as many as six seats because of the state’s new independent redistricting [...]
JULY 9 UPDATE: Paul Turang, Jr., of the Long Beach Yacht Club is a crew member aboard the Victoire, which departed Long Beach today (July 4) in the Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii. GreaterLongBeach.com will be linking to Turang's blog and photos during a journey that could take up to two weeks.
Retro Row didn’t need a city motto and a federal grant to become bicycle friendly. On the other hand, nothing wrong with a windfall, which is kind of what Fourth Street will boil down to when the Family-Friendly Bike Kitchen starts cooking Saturday.
"Our stuff changes all the time but we never really think about it. There are four songwriters in this band now, so it will always remain eclectic. We're already recording a new EP and it's sounding a bit different. We're getting a little heavier, but still doing acoustic stuff."
Tonight’s installment of Greater Long Beach Radio will consider a bill brainstormed by senior students in a Lakewood High civics class---from its educational value for them to its freedom-of-speech implications for all Californians---that is making its way through the state legislature. The show can be heard live tonight at 8 p.m. on KBEACH.org,
Fresh off his win in the Summer And Music Buskerfest last weekend, singer/songwriter Korey Dane is among three more highly regarded local artists who have joined the musical lineup for the day-long Green Is Greater Festival on Sept. 18 at the Gaslamp Bar and Restaurant. Admission is free. Dane’s musical stylings can tiptoe from folk [...]
THE HEADLINE: COUNTY OKs $2.2 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR MAN SHOT BY DEPUTY IN COMPTON THE STORY: The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a $2.2 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by a man shot May 24, 2009, by a sheriff’s deputy in Compton and left a paraplegic. The deputy said he thought Daniel Martinez [...]
APRIL 24, “BELLFLOWER TRYING TO REDEVELOP ITS ECONOMY WITHOUT RIPPING OUT ITS HEART” Recently, I have been talking about this issue of the dying (or should I say dead) downtown with a few of my Bellflower friends. It seems like a classic case of they don’t care so we don’t care. Unfortunately this means that [...]
Most of the this week’s reader feedback was to a pair of reports on the Long Beach City Council’s 7-1 vote to grant BANCAP a $3,000 reduction of its monthly lease of city-owned waterfront property on the Seaport Marina because a sub-tenant, the Seal Beach Yacht Club, needs a break on its rent because of declining membership. BANCAP [...]