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July 10, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A major artery between Long Beach and San Pedro will be closed this weekend, as major construction gets underway to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach. A 1.5-mile stretch of Ocean Boulevard between West Shoreline Drive and the Terminal Island Freeway will be closed in both directions starting Friday at 10 p.m., port officials said. Crews will work through the weekend to demolish an on-ramp that provides access from Ocean Boulevard  to one of the port's piers.
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January 15, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 52-year-old Long Beach man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met at a bar, police said Thursday. Steven DeSisto is charged with two counts of felony sexual assault, one count of felony drug possession and one misdemeanor count of photographing an unconscious person, the Long Beach Police Department said. "The suspect transported the intoxicated victim to his residence in the area of Ocean Boulevard and Orange Avenue, where he sexually assaulted her," police officials said in a statement.
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NEWS
June 1, 1989
The Breakers Hotel and the Ocean Center Building, both on Ocean Boulevard, have been named historical landmarks by the Long Beach City Council, giving them some protection against demolition or radical remodelings. Built in 1925 in the Spanish Renaissance style, the 13-story Breakers building epitomized the lavish hotels of Long Beach's resort era. It was originally known as the Wilton Hotel and was built by W. Jay Burgin. The hotel closed last year and is being converted into senior citizen housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A major artery between Long Beach and San Pedro will be closed this weekend, as major construction gets underway to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach. A 1.5-mile stretch of Ocean Boulevard between West Shoreline Drive and the Terminal Island Freeway will be closed in both directions starting Friday at 10 p.m., port officials said. Crews will work through the weekend to demolish an on-ramp that provides access from Ocean Boulevard  to one of the port's piers.
NEWS
April 9, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
As officials eagerly embrace a massive proposal to turn the old Pike Amusement Park site into the biggest single development ever built in this city, questions are emerging about the dramatic traffic increases that will accompany Pike and other planned downtown projects. Concerns about future traffic woes proved the major reservation when the Planning Commission recently gave an impressively credentialed development team one of several key approvals needed to erect a mini-city by the sea. In perhaps the most heated criticism cast on a development that has attracted profuse praise, a member of a citywide citizens' group warned planning commissioners last month that they were propelling the city into a traffic nightmare.
NEWS
May 28, 1989 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
Developers have postponed a $60,000 study on the feasibility of a people mover or monorail linking hotels and office buildings on Ocean Boulevard to the convention center and the Queen Mary until Walt Disney Co. decides the fate of its Queen Mary project. Six downtown developers agreed to put off their study about a month ago at the request of Disney executives, who are conducting a long-term examination of whether to build a theme park or some other attraction at the Port of Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 52-year-old Long Beach man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met at a bar, police said Thursday. Steven DeSisto is charged with two counts of felony sexual assault, one count of felony drug possession and one misdemeanor count of photographing an unconscious person, the Long Beach Police Department said. "The suspect transported the intoxicated victim to his residence in the area of Ocean Boulevard and Orange Avenue, where he sexually assaulted her," police officials said in a statement.
NEWS
August 6, 1992
In regard to the article titled "Long Beach Votes to Keep Its Own Police" (July 15): I guess the decision of the City Council to not accept the Sheriff's Department contract proposal was a small one to them. The council would rather spend $11 million more of the taxpayers' money to have more "control" over the city's law enforcement. Doesn't having a contract mean you are the customer? Doesn't the customer control the terms, limits and execution of the contract? It's apparent how much "control" the City Council currently has with the Long Beach Police.
NEWS
September 1, 1994
Christopher Pook, who founded the highly successful Long Beach Grand Prix, has proposed, with Long Beach City Council members reacting enthusiastically, a $200-million auto racetrack and research complex that would be built on 200 acres of unsightly land straddling the cities of Signal Hill and Long Beach. (Pook) should forget Signal Hill as a partner in his latest endeavor, due to the escalating friction as the cities compete with each other to attract retail and industrial businesses.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defying El Nino to ruin another good Saturday, dancers at DeDe's got the party raging by 10:20 the other night, and the go-go dancers weren't even go-going yet. When the two cage-less grinders did ascend their perches, the club's powerful strobes were flashing like lightning, but never blinding enough to obscure their nearly bare bods, nor the whooping crowd's admiration. DeDe's is billed as an all-female event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
A 3,000-foot green stripe that appeared on Santa Monica's Ocean Park Boulevard last week marks another step in the beach city's quest to become more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. The stripe between Neilson Way and Lincoln Boulevard marks out space for the city's many cyclists in a color that's hard to miss. But the city's first distinctively colored bike lane is only one aspect of Santa Monica's larger "Complete Green Street" project that has been in the works for years. In addition to the green stripe, the $4-million project adds nearly 50 pedestrian lighting poles and more than 75 freshly planted trees to the eight-block stretch of Ocean Park Boulevard, said Peter James, a senior city planner.
HOME & GARDEN
November 21, 2009 | By Emily Young >>>
When Wendy Harn rescued her 1913 Craftsman from the wrecking ball in 1989, she didn't know much about the home except that it was free to anyone who would pay to move it. So she relocated the two-story, five-bedroom behemoth from Ocean Boulevard opposite the Long Beach Museum of Art to the Bluff Park Historic District. The distance was only nine-tenths of a mile, but it marked the beginning of a long, strange trip through the curious history of a house that's been, at various times, home to pillars of the community, frat boys and yoga enthusiasts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defying El Nino to ruin another good Saturday, dancers at DeDe's got the party raging by 10:20 the other night, and the go-go dancers weren't even go-going yet. When the two cage-less grinders did ascend their perches, the club's powerful strobes were flashing like lightning, but never blinding enough to obscure their nearly bare bods, nor the whooping crowd's admiration. DeDe's is billed as an all-female event.
NEWS
September 1, 1994
Christopher Pook, who founded the highly successful Long Beach Grand Prix, has proposed, with Long Beach City Council members reacting enthusiastically, a $200-million auto racetrack and research complex that would be built on 200 acres of unsightly land straddling the cities of Signal Hill and Long Beach. (Pook) should forget Signal Hill as a partner in his latest endeavor, due to the escalating friction as the cities compete with each other to attract retail and industrial businesses.
NEWS
August 6, 1992
In regard to the article titled "Long Beach Votes to Keep Its Own Police" (July 15): I guess the decision of the City Council to not accept the Sheriff's Department contract proposal was a small one to them. The council would rather spend $11 million more of the taxpayers' money to have more "control" over the city's law enforcement. Doesn't having a contract mean you are the customer? Doesn't the customer control the terms, limits and execution of the contract? It's apparent how much "control" the City Council currently has with the Long Beach Police.
NEWS
January 24, 1991
Two recent Times articles have focused on the negative in Long Beach. In the first, a comparison of Southeast-area malls by Bettina Boxall and Michele Fuetsch, (Times, Dec. 27) the writers comment about Long Beach Plaza: "You can find hot dog stands but no designer pizza; Oshman's Sporting Goods but not Eddie Bauer." According to the writers, Long Beach Plaza's most memorable feature is that its "fortress-like brick walls give the appearance of a prison." It's a shame the writers didn't have Sbarro's Pizza for lunch or step up to Buffum's Terrace Room or try Dr. B's chicken or go around the corner to Mai, Mai, Mai, an excellent Chinese restaurant.
NEWS
January 24, 1991
Two recent Times articles have focused on the negative in Long Beach. In the first, a comparison of Southeast-area malls by Bettina Boxall and Michele Fuetsch, (Times, Dec. 27) the writers comment about Long Beach Plaza: "You can find hot dog stands but no designer pizza; Oshman's Sporting Goods but not Eddie Bauer." According to the writers, Long Beach Plaza's most memorable feature is that its "fortress-like brick walls give the appearance of a prison." It's a shame the writers didn't have Sbarro's Pizza for lunch or step up to Buffum's Terrace Room or try Dr. B's chicken or go around the corner to Mai, Mai, Mai, an excellent Chinese restaurant.
HOME & GARDEN
November 21, 2009 | By Emily Young >>>
When Wendy Harn rescued her 1913 Craftsman from the wrecking ball in 1989, she didn't know much about the home except that it was free to anyone who would pay to move it. So she relocated the two-story, five-bedroom behemoth from Ocean Boulevard opposite the Long Beach Museum of Art to the Bluff Park Historic District. The distance was only nine-tenths of a mile, but it marked the beginning of a long, strange trip through the curious history of a house that's been, at various times, home to pillars of the community, frat boys and yoga enthusiasts.
NEWS
June 1, 1989
The Breakers Hotel and the Ocean Center Building, both on Ocean Boulevard, have been named historical landmarks by the Long Beach City Council, giving them some protection against demolition or radical remodelings. Built in 1925 in the Spanish Renaissance style, the 13-story Breakers building epitomized the lavish hotels of Long Beach's resort era. It was originally known as the Wilton Hotel and was built by W. Jay Burgin. The hotel closed last year and is being converted into senior citizen housing.
NEWS
May 28, 1989 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
Developers have postponed a $60,000 study on the feasibility of a people mover or monorail linking hotels and office buildings on Ocean Boulevard to the convention center and the Queen Mary until Walt Disney Co. decides the fate of its Queen Mary project. Six downtown developers agreed to put off their study about a month ago at the request of Disney executives, who are conducting a long-term examination of whether to build a theme park or some other attraction at the Port of Long Beach.
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