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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.
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.
March 5, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
The state Senate is taking a rare field trip, heading to Long Beach on Tuesday to learn how career technical education programs are working in some model schools. Most of the 40 senators are expected at the bipartisan California State Senate Policy Conference on Education, which includes tours of career academy classrooms to review how academics and technical training are being merged. "We know that one of the best ways to improve outcomes for our students and to close achievement gaps is to align rigorous academics to the world of work and careers," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
December 9, 2012 | By Charles Fleming
The latest creation from American motorcycle designer and entrepreneur Erik Buell was on display at this weekend's Progressive International Motorcycle Show, and -- it's a stunner. The EBR 1190RS competition race bike retails for $39,999 and up -- at the high end for the new 2013 models on display at the Long Beach show. The 1190RS is a massively powerful, massively fast bike -- 175 horsepower and only 389 pounds -- showing up on some podiums around the GP circuit, under the ridership of Geoff May and Danny Eslick.
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.
April 7, 2013 | By Kurt Streeter
One man was killed and three others injured in a shooting on a residential street in Long Beach early Sunday morning, authorities said. Randy Chapman, a 23-year-old Long Beach resident, suffered wounds to his upper body and was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to police spokesperson Marlene Arrona. Three other men at the scene were also hit by gunfire and transported to a hospital, police said. Late Sunday morning, two were listed in critical condition and one had been treated and released, Arrona said.
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.
March 19, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Los Angeles County is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who shot 19-year-old Sidney Wallace to death a year ago. Wallace, a resident of Los Angeles, and two others were shot about 9:15 p.m. March 28, 2013, as they were standing at a parking lot adjacent to an apartment complex in the 200 block of East Hill Street in the South Wrigley area of Long Beach. Police found Wallace with multiple gunshot wounds in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at scene by fire paramedics.
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.
August 14, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Police were investigating Wednesday a car crash involving an alleged drunk driver who lost control and smashed into a Long Beach home. The incident occurred about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of East 7th Street when the car hopped a curb, barreled through a fence and slammed into a house, KTLA-TV reported. A photo of the crash showed the vehicle resting on its two left wheels, its front end lodged awkwardly inside the residence. A neighbor told KTLA that when the driver got out of the vehicle, empty beer cans came spilling out. “Just empty cans…it sounded like 'clank, clank, clank'…like a slot machine,” witness Korel Bouley told the TV station.
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