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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Long Beach police fatally shot a suspect early Sunday after he brandished a handgun during a confrontation, authorities said. The incident occurred about 12:20 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a neighborhood near the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Butler Avenue after receiving reports of a man with a gun, police said.    After an officer spotted the suspect, he took off running, police said. At some point during the pursuit, the suspect produced a handgun and police shot him in the upper body, authorities said.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The city of Long Beach is announcing that it has achieved pension changes for all city employees after reaching a tentative agreement that asks four of the city's bargaining units to increase the amount employees pay into their retirements. The contracts represent the final piece of nearly three years of negotiations with nine unions that sought to lower pension costs as the city struggled financially. Since 2007, the city has eliminated 786 positions and slashed $134 million from its general fund.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A 10-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded during a dispute between others at a Long Beach gas station Friday night, and the gunman remains at large, police said. The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. while the boy was sitting with his parents in a parked car at the station at Long Beach and Del Amo boulevards, said Nancy Pratt, a spokeswoman for the Police Department. A dispute between several men escalated into a shooting, and at least one of the bullets struck the boy. His parents drove the boy to a nearby police station, and from there he was transported to a local hospital.
SPORTS
March 15, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Portland, Ore. -- All that is missing is the black top. Long Beach State and New Mexico played at a pace, and at times the efficiency, of a pick-up game during their NCAA tournament game at the Rose Garden on Thursday. All that was missing was five guys on the sideline calling, “Next.” New Mexico's late 10-3 spurt gave the Lobos a 33-29 halftime lead. Both teams looked skittish to start the game. Long Beach turned the ball over on its first five possessions, then missed two shots on its sixth possession.
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