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IMAGE
July 8, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
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.
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BUSINESS
November 14, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Boeing Co.'s sprawling aircraft assembly plant in Long Beach is in the running to build the aerospace giant's forthcoming 777X jetliner after a machinists union in Washington state rejected a deal that would have ensured the work would stay in the Seattle area. Once considered a long shot, Long Beach is one of several cities under active consideration by Boeing after the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted down a tentative labor agreement by a 2-to-1 margin late Wednesday.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a 10-year, $750-million expansion project that will merge two aging terminals and create an estimated 14,000 jobs. Work on the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project will be done in phases, according to James C. Hankla, president of the board of commissioners. Construction could begin as early as December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Police have identified two men shot to death at a birthday party at a home in the 6500 block of Rose Avenue in Long Beach.  Sophon Kao, 26, and Jerry Chim, 24, both of Long Beach, suffered gunshot wounds to the torso in an attack reported shortly before 10 p.m. Friday. Both men died at the scene, Long Beach police Sgt. David Marander said. Two women also suffered wounds to the torso and were transported to a local hospital. One woman underwent surgery and was in critical condition, Marander said.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2012
Address: 298 Temple Ave., Long Beach 90803 Listed for: $795,000 Size: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2,691 square feet Lot size: 0.11 acres Features: Built in 1924, the Craftsman-style bungalow features two fireplaces and original chandeliers and stained glass. MLS ID: P807019 About the area: In the 90803 ZIP Code, based on 145 sales, the median sales price of existing homes in the 2011 was $700,000, down 7.9% from the 2010 median, according to DataQuick.
OPINION
May 11, 2009
Southern California's strict environmental rules and green political culture make it notoriously difficult to build industrial facilities here, especially when they're on the coast and bring pollution with them. That's as it should be -- with the worst air quality in the country, Los Angeles and environs have to take extraordinary measures to protect residents' health and welfare.
SPORTS
April 14, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Ryan Briscoe was the fastest qualifier Saturday but, thanks to an unusual rules call, reigning IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti will start first in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Briscoe, who drives for Chevrolet-powered Team Penske, turned a lap of 103.264 mph on the 1.97-mile, 11-turn course on the city's seaside streets. His teammate Will Power was second, and 2010 Long Beach winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, another Chevrolet driver, was third. But the three will start 11th-13th because all the Chevrolet drivers incurred a penalty of 10 starting spots due to unapproved engine changes by Chevrolet.
NEWS
March 4, 2013 | By Miles Clements
When Tropicalata Cuban Café opened on the ground floor of Long Beach's historic Lafayette Hotel, it inherited a space that had for years housed nothing but short-lived coffee shops. But Tropicalata, with its menu of Cuban classics, has finally filled some of the neighborhood's hungry void. You can wake up with a commendable cup of cafe con leche or maybe a creamy mamey smoothie. Come lunch and dinner, there are thick medianoche sandwiches filled with roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, onions, pickles and mustard and sizable plates of shredded ropa vieja beef.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A worker was found dead early Saturday morning at a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plant in Long Beach. The cause of death is under investigation, and the worker's name is being withheld pending notification of family members, the department said in a prepared statement. The Haynes Generating Station is a steam-generating plant that is being partially rebuilt to eliminate the use of ocean water, according to the department. The worker was discovered about 1:30 a.m. in an area of the plant that was not under construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
A worker who was found dead at a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plant in Long Beach has been identified, authorities said. Vincent Martinez, 60, of Downey, was found in the plant's Haynes Generating Station about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. An autopsy is pending. The steam-generating plant is being partially rebuilt to eliminate the use of ocean water to cool the plant, according to the department.  “This is a tragic loss and tragedy for our employee's family and our entire LADWP family,” said Aram Benyamin, a senior assistant general manager.
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