By Jay Beeler Beachcombing

The two worst people on earth – in my opinion – are liars and thieves. Right here in Long Beach we have someone who is both. His first lie was saying he was not present the night that Commander Tony Batts was involved in a domestic violence incident in Belmont Shore – one of at least five – prior to being named chief of police. At least ten citizens and police officers disputed that lie to me personally. The ... more


By Taylor Ramsey Liars at Highest Levels of Government, A-OK

Back in my younger days it seemed surprising, but today, it no longer surprises me. Of course I was much more naive in 1972, but the idea of the president of the United States lying to such a degree was quite astonishing. President Nixon covering up his team’s break-in to the Democratic National Headquarters and lying about it was huge. What did him in were the White House tape recordings that ... more



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Former Councilman Gary DeLong right; Daryl Supernaw left.

Former Councilman Gary DeLong right; Daryl Supernaw left. Photo by Beachcomber Photo by Diana Lejins


Supernaw Wins Fourth District Seat

In a race that pitted the city’s union establishment against an independent candidate, Daryl Supernaw emerged victorious with 52.8 percent of the vote in a winner-take-all election to fill the 4th District seat vacated by now-Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell. Although she was heavily financed by the local unions, Herlinda Chico emerged with 42.4 percent ... more



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Homicide Capt. in Koklich Murder Case Passes

Ray Peavy 1947-2015 Longtime Long Beach resident, Raymond H. Peavy, 67, died on April 4 after battling leukemia for about nine months.Born on May 27, 1947 in Ocala, Fla. to an itinerant auto mechanic, the life of the young Ray Peavy was uncertain, to say the least. Bounced between relatives, foster homes and parents who often didn’t fulfill ... more



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Sea Lion Strandings Highest in Years

As the weather warms up and folks start heading out to the beaches, they should be aware of the recent growth of sea lion beachings along the coast. Through the months of January to March the California sea lion strandings are 20 times over the average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “This is certainly ... more



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Formula E Grand Prix Showcased

Long Beach might become the street racing capitol of the U.S. April 4 saw the first ever Formula E Grand Prix of Long Beach. Formula E is designed to showcase the capabilities of electric cars in a true racing environment. The cars are built using Formula One designs and look fully the part with open wheels and a wind-cheating shape. Instead of a ... more



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1,400 Persons Get to 'Run the Runway'

On March 31 the public got the rare opportunity to run on an airport runway without being followed by TSA and FAA agents and police. Our Long Beach airport (LGB) celebrated the completion of a year-long rebuilding project on Runway 7L/25R at the north end of the airport with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a one-mile fun run on the new asphalt. After ... more



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