President Barack Obama will move forward with a second term in office, defeating Republican opponent Mitt Romney in a close and costly election that saw both parties spend about $6 billion. Locally, the competitive congressional campaigns of Sen. Alan Lowenthal and Long Beach Councilman Gary DeLong concluded with Lowenthal’s victory to represent the 47th District. [...]
Hav-A-Greater Weekend is not a command or strategy or even a guide to packing Friday, Saturday and Sunday with enough fun to get through the rest ofthe week. It's a shared response to our spontaneous inspiration ... and a wish: Hav-A-Greater Weekend!!!
Did Long Beach Transit officials overreact to the comments of a few people at a public meeting---characterizing Seal Beach residents as racist and eliminating their bus service---to save themselves the hassle of dealing openly with budget strains?
Doug Korthof, an iconic environmentalist based in Seal Beach with a reputation stretching from San Diego to Sacramento and beyond, has died. Word of his death came from longtime friend Joey Racano, who said Korthof passed away on Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. with his family at his side. “My heart is at half mast today. Arguably the [...]
SEAL BEACH (Via Seal Beach News)—As the Seal Beach City Council plans a public memorial for the people killed and traumatized by the Oct. 12 shooting spree at the Salon Meritage it is also codifying those plans into a citywide policy on public memorials. Two months to the date after the tragedy, the council used its Dec. [...]
BY PAIGE AUSTION / BELMONT SHORE PATCH Eight people were killed and one critically wounded Wednesday afternoon—the worst human carnage in Orange County since a 1976 shooting in the Cal State Fullerton library—when a heavily armed gunman wearing body armor opened fire at the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, police said. Shortly after the shootings, [...]
The back story: Bill Orton, a 1980 graduate of Cal State Long Beach who moved into Long Beach’s 3rd district a few years ago after 23 years in Seal Beach, announced on his Facebook page in February that he would be considering a run for Long Beach City Council in 2014. But incumbent Gary DeLong [...]
The arrival of Long Beach's much larger, brewery-focused version of the original Beachwood BBQ three doors down from Congregation Ale House on the once-abandoned Promenade cements the unlikely strip’s place as the local beer-geek destination.
The most-striking revelation to emerge from Thursday night’s meeting among environmental crusaders who last month finally saw the acquisition of 100 acres of the Los Cerritos Wetlands? Fighting for preservation of a delicate ecosystem is a lot more exciting than planning its restoration. For more than 20 years, activists had brought soulful passion, indefatigable dedication [...]
Now that an environmental battle of more than 20 years has finally concluded with 100 acres of Los Cerritos Wetlands—located on the Hellman Ranch property—in the public hands … uhhh … what’s next? Bring that question to Seal Beach tonight and ask it during the Neighborhood Meeting at the Senior Center at the Mary Wilson [...]
All documents have been signed for acquisition of the Hellman Ranch wetlands, the staff of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) announced at the outset of the panel’s Thursday afternoon meeting at Seal Beach City Hall, setting the stage for the closing of escrow on a vital and long-sought piece of Southern California’s natural coastal [...]
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) meets at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at Seal Beach City Hall with a chance to live up to its mission—to provide for a comprehensive program of acquisition, protection, conservation, restoration and environmental enhancement of the Los Cerritos Wetlands area. The four voting members of the joint-powers group—Chair Gary Delong (City of Long [...]
A couple weeks ago, 88-year-old Roy Laird went to County Villa Healthcare Center in Seal Beach to see 86-year-old Clara, his wife of nearly 70 years---like he did three times every day because Clara could no longer walk, sit up, feed herself or recognize visitors. This time, Roy shot her in the head with a .38 caliber revolver.
O’DONNELL CHARACTERIZES LAND-SWAP DEAL FOR LOS CERRITOS WETLANDS AS A QUESTION OF LOVE-’EM-OR-LEAVE-’EM
Still got questions for Long Beach government officials about the city-land-for-wetlands swap they’ve crafted with local businessman Tom Dean as the long-debated deal travels toward its latest vote before the City Council tonight? Fourth District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell suggests you ask yourself a question, instead: Are you for the wetlands—or against them? “Tuesday night you [...]
Three weeks after a coyote alert was called in East Long Beach, officials from Long Beach and Seal Beach are about to post a warning banner at the entrance to the College Park West neighborhood (above). But coyotes are clever (right), not to mention more than a little bit deserving of our sympathy, cornered as [...]