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 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 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.
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September 21, 2013 |
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.
December 9, 2012 |
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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October 16, 2013 |
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.
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.
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July 9, 2013 |
For years, residents in the mid-city area of Long Beach have complained about the tinny music that ice cream truck vendors play to attract customers. Now, city leaders are taking up the cause. The council will consider asking the city attorney Tuesday to draft an ordinance that would require ice cream trucks to abide by noise ordinances and prohibit them from playing their merry tunes while serving customers. Councilman Dee Andrews requested the agenda item after receiving complaints from residents in his district, which includes the Sunrise, Whittier, Wrigley and South Wrigley neighborhoods, as well as Cambodia Town. He said the ordinance would not impose limits on when or where ice cream truck operators can sell their frozen treats, although he said there have been times when vendors have sold ice cream as late as 9 p.m. "I love ice cream, and I love ice cream trucks, but there's a time and place for everything, and all I'm asking is for some common courtesy," Andrews said.
July 20, 2011 |
Allegiant lowered its airfares between Long Beach and Las Vegas to $19.99 each way on Tuesday to celebrate expansion of the service scheduled for September. But the low fare doesn't tell the whole story -- that's buried in the fine print. --- The deal: Allegiant will expand its four flights weekly between the two cities Sept. 1 and plans to expand to 12 nonstop flights weekly by mid-November, an airline statement says. -- The caveat: To get the $19.99 airfare (or any tickets on Allegiant)