Jay Beeler Beachcombing

When I started out two issues ago looking at the good, bad and ugly things we’ve learned about in the past 14 years of publishing this newspaper I had no idea how much material that it would produce. I could write a book on the topic after just reviewing past issues of the paper from 2000 to 2002. Newspaper publishing is not as easy as it looks. That is evident in the numerous Long Beach ... more

Taylor Ramsey First Day of School ... Name vs. Sex

My very first day of school attending kindergarten back in 1956 was quite confusing for me as I was immediately reprimanded for not telling the truth to my teacher, Miss Fish. I remember her asking me my name and I told her it was Taylor Ramsey. Miss Fish did not like that because she knew my name was Ramsey Taylor and she told me so in no uncertain terms while leaning over me pointing her finger ... more

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State Assembly Candidates Stake Out Positions

With the November 4 election at hand, locally, it all comes down to the two candidates competing for the 70th District Assembly seat. Democrat Patrick O’Donnell is serving out his third four-year term as Fourth District City Councilman, most recently as a write-in candidate. Born at St. Mary’s Hospital, O’Donnell has degrees in history and public ... more

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Unlicensed Food Vendors Target of Health Department

Rick Skarbo isn’t happy with unlicensed food vendors operating in the city. Skarbo, a realtor who lives in Los Altos but does a lot of business in the Second District, says he sees illegal vendors regularly while driving through that area. He talked to three of them, inspected their stationary carts and confirmed they do not have permits, he said. He ... more

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CSULB Launches $225M Fund Raising Campaign

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) launched the public and final phase of its first major philanthropic campaign, DECLARE: The Campaign for CSULB, and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the university’s Richard and Karen Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Oct. 11. About 350 students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and ... more

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