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January 6, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
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.
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February 7, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Three people have been arrested and charged in the death of a 61-year-old man whose body was found in a burned motor home in Long Beach, police said. Diana Sequen, 20, Jose Alfredo Zolorza, 19, and David Romero, 28, were arrested individually on suspicion of murder in Long Beach, according to a police statement. The three remain in county jail in lieu of $1-million bail each. Each has been charged with murder, authorities said.  The investigation into the death of Thomas Taylor, 61, began around 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 28 when Long Beach police officers discovered a motor home on fire in the 500 block of W. 17 th Street.
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March 27, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander was appointed Wednesday to lead Louisiana State University. The LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the selection of Alexander to become president of the 10-institution LSU system and chancellor of the 30,000-student LSU A&M campus in Baton Rouge. The two positions are expected to be combined under the title of president of LSU. Alexander, 49, had been recommended by a search committee as the consensus candidate earlier this month.
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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.
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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)
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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