CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2012 |
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.
July 8, 2012 |
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.
April 14, 2009 |
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.
November 14, 2013 |
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.
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.
April 14, 2012 |
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.
March 4, 2013 |
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.
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.
March 15, 2012 |
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.
January 6, 2013 |
Irvine developer Western National Realty Advisors bought a 206-unit apartment complex in Long Beach for $46 million. Western National bought the property at 1613 Ximeno Ave. from Archstone, a Colorado apartment developer and operator. The new owners named the complex built in the 1980s the Landing at Long Beach. Western National plans to update the 145,000-square-foot garden-style complex, said Jerry LaPointe, vice president of Western National Realty Advisors, an affiliate of apartment investor Western National Group.