CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2012 |
Long Beach police now have eyes everywhere. Battling a worsening budget and seeking to make Long Beach one of the safest big cities, Police Chief Jim McDonnell is turning to more than 400 cameras citywide as a solution. Although the city has a few dozen cameras across the community, McDonnell has set up a system to tap into hundreds of privately owned cameras that are part of the city's streetscape. The new program synchronizes law enforcement data with real-time video feeds from parks, beaches, business corridors and even some retail centers.
January 26, 2012
EVENTS The reigning elder statesman of experimental rock, Lou Reed will discuss his work — from the Velvet Underground in the 1960s and '70s to his recent work with Metallica — in conversation with producer Bob Ezrin. Ezrin, no musical slouch himself, has collaborated with such artists as Alice Cooper, KISS and Pink Floyd. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atheron St., Long Beach. 8 p.m. Fri. $45. (562) 985-7000. http://www.carpenterarts.org
November 1, 2012
MUSIC The king of the sitar, Ravi Shankar, will perform in Long Beach, bringing with him the signature Indian sound that intrigued both George Harrison and the Beatles as well as a generation of music fans. Long Beach Convention Center, Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 7:30 p.m. Sun. $35 to $70. (800) 745-3000. http://www.longbeachcc.com.
March 21, 2010
219 Belmont Ave., Long Beach 90803 Listed for: $795,000 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,950 square feet Lot size: 6,150 square feet Features: The 1920 bungalow has hardwood floors, a fireplace and a two-car garage. MLS ID: C09117126 2170 Fanwood Ave., Long Beach 90815 Listed for: $549,000 Size: Four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,338 square feet Lot size: 6,250 square feet Features: The 1951 house has a remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, a family room with a fireplace and a formal dining room.
July 15, 2010
EVENTS Boasting "the world's highest cleavage to horsepower ratio," the 19th Annual Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show and Calendar Girl Music Festival will display motorcycles and the models who love them at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. A music festival including all-female rock bands and an AC/DC tribute band will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The music accompanies exhibits by 195 motorcycle parts manufacturers. The Queen Mary 1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach. 10 a.m. Sun. (877)
July 8, 2012 |
With summer in full swing, it's time to hit the beach — for sunning, yes, but also for shopping. There's a new level of sophistication in shopping along the coast. Locally owned boutiques with a curated point of view are changing the flavor of beach towns from beer-soaked spring break haunts to chic retail and dining destinations. The style renaissance is fueled in part by the success of Venice's Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which this spring was dubbed by GQ magazine the chic-est street in America.