November 1, 2012
EVENTS At the Long Beach Comic and Horror Convention you'll mix and mingle with genre fans, celebrities and exhibitors and get a look at the year's best comic books and pop culture paraphernalia showcasing the work of an exceptional group of writers, artists, illustrators and creators. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 10 a.m. Sat. and Sun. Prices vary. http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
April 9, 2012 |
Long Beach is putting out a new welcome mat for visitors just in time for the 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach . More than $200 million has been pumped into upgrading and updating the city's tourist facilities and city fathers hope visitors will take note when races get underway Friday. The changes are taking place at the Long Beach Airport , with $140 million in renovations and changes; the Long Beach Convention Center , with $20 million in improvements; and at three hotels: Hyatt- Regency Long Beach ($30 million)
January 19, 2012 |
The Port of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with one of the world's biggest cargo shipping companies on a 40-year, $4.6-billion lease. The deal involves the port's largest-ever terminal upgrade and expansion, known as the Middle Harbor project. Port officials are finalizing the deal with Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line, more commonly known in industry circles as OOCL. With a fleet of 84 owned and chartered ships, OOCL ranks as the world's 12th largest ocean shipping line.
December 8, 2011
Check out hundreds of new bikes from leading manufacturers including Aprilia, Beta, BMW, Brammo, BRP, Darwin, Ducati and more at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. Immerse yourself in bike culture, talk to experts and hop on a bike for a demo ride. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 4-9 p.m. Fri., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Adult one-day pass $15, children one-day pass $6. Parking $10. (562) 436-3636.
October 27, 2011
A John Carpenter signing, a panel of "The Simpsons'" "Treehouse of Horror" series and a talk by "Iron Man 3" director Shane Black are among the highlights at this year's Long Beach Comic Con, an annual klatsch for comic, fantasy, sci-fi and horror buffs everywhere. A long program includes plenty of panels, signings and opportunities to dress up in nerdy finery. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Sat.-Sun. $25 per day. http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
March 25, 2011
EVENTS http://www.avenueswh.com Kirstie Kelly For the soon-to-be Mrs., Kirstie Kelly comes to Costco with couture-inspired bridal gowns at recession-minded prices. This trunk show comes with its own jewel-box salon, changing room and consultant on hand to answer questions. Appointments recommended. Costco, 6100 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys. Fri.-Sun. (818) 464-1480, http://www.kirstiekelly.com. Palm Springs WestFest Cowpokes from all over will saddle up and ride out to the Palm Springs WestFest for a weekend of Western delights.