By Jay Beeler Beachcombing

Something stinks at Long Beach State. Attempts to change the university’s image-- by the athletic department and an anonymous donor of $100,000 before the new president was on board -- do not pass the smell test. Athletic Director Vic Cegles wants to use “Beach” instead of “49ers” in promoting his sports teams. That’s fine, but he has no business messing with the university’s overall image without ... more

By Taylor Ramsey Mr. Mayor, Please Do Your Homework

The new Long Beach Mayor, Robert Garcia, is a great success story. We learned a tremendous amount about the new mayor during his campaign and I believe he can be an inspiration to many of us. That said, I was worried he would win as I do not seem to agree with him on many subjects. The mayor provided concrete evidence that my worries were just during his speech on Friday, July 18, at Long Beach ... more

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New CEO at Los Alamitos Medical Center

Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) announced that Kent Clayton is the hospital’s new chief executive officer. Clayton comes to LAMC with more than 20 years of healthcare experience. He has an impressive track record of creating and strengthening clinical programs and improving patient care and clinical processes. In the few short weeks he has been ... more

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When 'Tequila' Hit, Lawsuits Followed

Several months ago, various entertainment media reported allegations that the Brit band Led Zeppelin’s iconic “Stairway To Heaven” was lifted from an instrumental entitled “Taurus” by an L.A. area rock band, Spirit, which was associated with famed DJ, Dr. Demento, who now lives in Lakewood. Accusations of songs being lifted by other’s compositions ... more

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What's Bugging You?

As summer flourishes, so does a lot of plant life – and the insects that eat them. The Beachcomber examined safe, natural alternatives to the traditional insecticides that are on the market. Killing unwanted bugs the organic way is easier nowadays as chain stores carry more nontoxic options. Joe Corso, garden director for Long Beach Organic Inc., ... more

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High Spirits for a New City

A new Long Beach Rotary year has begun with Brian Russell as president and the first guest speaker was Long Beach City College trustee Doug Otto, who will lead Mayor –elect Robert Garcia’s transition team. Otto was among the early candidates in the mayor’s race. Otto was surprised when Garcia asked him to become part of his transition team, but ... more

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LB Memorial Forms Alliance With Torrance Hospital

Two of Los Angeles County’s most prominent hospitals—Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach—have formed an alliance to increase access to comprehensive, specialized, pediatric hospital care for South Bay communities. Pediatric specialty care physicians from Miller Children’s Hospital Specialty Group are providing ... more

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Murder on Baltic Avenue

On Friday, July 25, at approximately 11 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting in the 3200 block of Baltic Avenue, which ultimately led to the death of a male adult. Officers arrived and located a male adult who had been struck in the torso by gunfire. He was transported to a local hospital and listed in critical condition. Their preliminary ... more

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Discrimation Lawsuit Against City Dismissed

A superior court judge dismissed the lawsuit of a former City of Long Beach employee on July 29, finding that there was no evidence of discrimination. The plaintiff, Valarie Howe, was employed as a seasonal, part time clerk in the Registrations and Reservations Office of the city’s Department of Parks, Reservations and Marine. Although the plaintiff ... more

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