By Jay Beeler Beachcombing

Back in the late 1960s my first exposure to public relations work was in the Engineering Training Department at McDonnell Douglas Corporation while finishing my BA Degree at CSULB. My boss was a very intelligent guy named Chuck Nunnelly. He was a great reader of books and I’ll never forget the one he shared with me on creativity. The single thing that got my attention was that you could take practically ... more

By Taylor Ramsey First Criteria, Race. Really?

I must be super naïve. I want to believe we can all look past color and, as Dr. Martin Luther King suggested, judge a person by their character. I want to think that no matter a person’s position of authority, he or she will make decisions for the good of all of us, and not take one’s race or gender into consideration when contemplating what actions to take. I expressed my concern regarding ... more

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Bloeser Carpet Closes After 137 Years in Business

John Bloeser Carpet One Ending “On a High Note” California’s oldest carpet company has decided to step down after 137 years of business. John Bloeser Carpet One closed the doors to its retail store in Long Beach on Feb. 15. “I’m really sad to see it go, but it’s just time,” owner Jerry Bloeser said. “It’s time to turn the page, to start ... more

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The City Radio Left Behind

For every big city or even mid sized urban area, basic cultural, informational and technological elements should be in place, like a daily newspaper, film and live theater, nightclubs, record stores, video and bookstores and other venues for the transmission of thoughts and entertainment. Internet culture has impacted print media and some entertainment ... more

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17-Story Residential Tower Rising at Ocean & Alamitos `

Anyone who lives near or travels past the northwest corner of Ocean Blvd. and Alamitos Ave. can see big doings there. Alamitos becomes Shoreline Drive. Ocean jogs and widens into three lanes. Two and three-story residential buildings become eight or more story office towers. The City of Long Beach was looking for something to make the statement that ... more

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Virgin Galactic Opens Facility at Long Beach Airport

Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, has leased a new 150,000 square foot facility at Long Beach Airport that will house design and manufacturing of the company’s small satellite launch vehicle, LauncherOne. LauncherOne is a new two-stage orbital launch ... more

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