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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
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.
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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.
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
February 25, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A Long Beach motorcycle officer was struck by a semi-truck Tuesday morning and immediately rushed to a nearby hospital with injuries, police said. Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said the officer suffered fairly serious injuries in the collision on Santa Fe Avenue about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Those injuries are not believed to be life threatening, he added. McDonnell and other senior officials were headed to the hospital to check on the officer, who was in stable condition.  Crash scene investigators asked the public to avoid Santa Fe Avenue between Anaheim and 17th streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Valerie and Diane Blackler were inseparable, even when death came. Neighbors said the identical twin sisters enjoyed walks around their Long Beach neighborhood. They were antique collectors, and they loved Disneyland. They were both nurses and carpooled to work. But on Saturday, the 58-year-old women were found dead inside their two-story home in Naples, one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods. Long Beach police officers discovered the bodies about 5:50 p.m. in the 100 block of Syracuse Walk as they were checking on the well-being of the women.
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.
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.
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