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January 4, 2014 | By Rosemary McClure
Ariel, Rapunzel, the Beast and the rest of the crew of "Disney on Ice Rockin' Ever After” glided into a new venue this week at the Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Arena. The ballroom , a $7-million renovation project, also will provide the venue on Saturday (today) for the 2014 Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA pageants. The waterfront arena, built in 1962, has changed little on the outside; it still features an iconic “Planet Ocean” mural by Robert Wyland that depicts gray whales and other sea creatures.  But the inside has been altered drastically and now features a massive steel tension-grid system that can change the size of the interior space.
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January 4, 2014 | By Rosemary McClure
Ariel, Rapunzel, the Beast and the rest of the crew of "Disney on Ice Rockin' Ever After” glided into a new venue this week at the Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Arena. The ballroom , a $7-million renovation project, also will provide the venue on Saturday (today) for the 2014 Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA pageants. The waterfront arena, built in 1962, has changed little on the outside; it still features an iconic “Planet Ocean” mural by Robert Wyland that depicts gray whales and other sea creatures.  But the inside has been altered drastically and now features a massive steel tension-grid system that can change the size of the interior space.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2013
Indulge your inner child — as well as your actual child — at "Dare to Dream," the latest Disney on Ice production. Disney's newest princess stories will be on display alongside a host of classic favorites in this winter performance. Long Beach Arena, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Thu. to Sun. Times and prices vary. (562) 436-3636; http://www.longbeachcc.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2013
Indulge your inner child — as well as your actual child — at "Dare to Dream," the latest Disney on Ice production. Disney's newest princess stories will be on display alongside a host of classic favorites in this winter performance. Long Beach Arena, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Thu. to Sun. Times and prices vary. (562) 436-3636; http://www.longbeachcc.com.
NEWS
September 11, 1986
The City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to put the booking agent for the Long Beach Arena on notice regarding unruly concerts at that facility. Council members voted to send a letter to Facility Management Inc. of Southern California saying that further disturbances may result in the termination of the firm's contract with the city. The move was in response to an Aug. 17 "rap" concert during which about 40 people were injured, three seriously, as a result of gang violence.
SPORTS
March 22, 1986
Getting over the disappointment of losing in the first round of the NCAA tournament was easy because Pepperdine proved to be a formidable opponent for Len Bias and the Maryland Terrapins. But getting over the way the NCAA and the Long Beach Arena handled ticket sales will be much tougher. Both treated the weekend tournament as if its only purpose was to turn a profit. I won't begrudge their business needs, but I do disagree with their total disregard for the spirit of the event.
SPORTS
March 10, 1993 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hawaii, which won a regular-season women's basketball conference championship for the first time in its history, is favored to win the 10th Big West Conference tournament. The 19th-ranked Rainbow Wahines (26-3) open the eighth annual event at the Long Beach Arena against Nevada (4-14) at 1 p.m. today, followed by 21st-ranked Nevada Las Vegas (22-4) vs. Cal State Fullerton (8-18) at 3, defending champion UC Santa Barbara (15-11) vs.
SPORTS
March 16, 1986 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It's only a mini Final Four, the second round of the NCAA West Regional, but the teams are worthy from a media standpoint to be playing for the championship. First, you have three of the best players in the country in St. John's Walter Berry, Maryland's Len Bias and Auburn's Chuck Person, who'll be showcased today at the Long Beach Arena. There's also a bit of intrigue concerning Berry's sore left ankle. Will it restrict him? What's the best treatment?
SPORTS
March 13, 1986
Pepperdine announced Wednesday that its NCAA tournament first-round game against Maryland at the Long Beach Arena Friday at 2 p.m. is a sellout, and thus will be televised in Los Angeles by the cable network ESPN. The game was subject to a blackout within a 35-mile radius of the Long Beach Arena had it not sold out. Ventura's Channel 63 also will televise the game.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2009
Four favorite Disney stories spring to life in a special-effects-filled showcase of skating skills and musical thrills at Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy . "Cars," "The Lion King," "The Little Mermaid" and "Tinker Bell" glide across the ice in front of backdrops that include an undersea kingdom and the magical world of Pixie Hollow. Audiences are invited to arrive an hour early for a tour of the extravaganza's dazzling gowns. At Ontario's Citizen's Business Bank Arena (today through Sunday)
NATIONAL
October 24, 2007 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
When their husbands take the stage together to debate, they tend to argue about the war in Iraq or who's the toughest on international terrorism. A light moment might consist of a segue into healthcare policy or the battle over illegal immigration. But on Tuesday in Long Beach, the wives of five of the top candidates for president found much more that united them during an hourlong forum that their hostess, California First Lady Maria Shriver, sponsored as part of the annual Conference on Women.
NEWS
February 22, 2007
When surviving rock bands of the '60s go out on the road, their shows generally turn out to be exercises in nostalgia designed to celebrate a legacy and beef up the bank account. But when Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey brought the Who around last fall, they had something different: their first new material in more than two decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2007 | Baz Dreisinger
Richie Spice "In the Streets to Africa" (VP) * * * 1/2 If ever there were an unlikely reggae ambassador, Richie Spice is it. Shy and unassuming, the Jamaican singer possesses neither the glitziness of a Sean Paul nor the blistering dynamism of a Buju Banton. But therein lies his appeal.
NEWS
October 19, 2006
Bob Dylan and the Forum in Inglewood have crossed paths before, most notably in early 1974 on his tour with the Band that yielded the live album "Before the Flood." His appearance at the arena this week could never be that momentous, but with the new "Modern Times" continuing his latter-day artistic and commercial resurgence, the bard figures to crank things up for the larger setting. Ditto for Saturday's follow-up at the Long Beach Arena. Bob Dylan, the Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd.
NEWS
October 19, 2006 | Dean Kuipers, Special to The Times
ON the wide sidewalk in front of a bookstore called Open, Danial Nord stood grinning merrily at his creation: a set of six small, potted boxwood shrubs, from each of which emanates the loud, clear voice of one member of the United States' first family, the Bushes. "I'm the decider," says George W. "Our family term of endearment is Bushie! Bushie! Bushie!" say the twins. "We must pray ... for our prophet," says Jeb.
SPORTS
January 10, 2001
PRO HOCKEY * WCHL, San Diego at Ice Dogs, Long Beach Arena: 7 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL * Cal Lutheran at Whittier: 7:30 p.m. HORSE RACING * Santa Anita, thoroughbreds: first post 1 p.m.
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