By Taylor Ramsey Money, Students, Teachers and Tenure

Back in the day; imagine beginning college and contemplating your field of study in order to maximize your vocational opportunities upon graduation. This is serious stuff to consider, especially knowing your may be in debt after graduation in an amount that could exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars. Where can you find job stability out there? One answer may be in becoming a teacher. After all, ... more


One would think that the grandson of the man that invented the modern-day lawn mower would be a multi-millionaire, living in the lap of luxury. Not so, even though this very same grandfather held several U.S. manufacturing patents that exist today, including US1156520A, for the mower. Only recently did I learn that Samuel E. Beeler, Sr., as head of the light line designing department of Frick Company ... more

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Community Rallies for Josh Bridgewater

Josh Bridgewater was born with a hole in his back and with his spine sticking out. Doctors immediately operated on the spinal birth defect – spina bifida – to put the backbone back in. However Bridgewater would need surgeries his whole life to manage the rare condition and its related ailments. The Portland native grew up with a rubber urinary ... more

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Long Beach's One-of-a-Kind Casa Oceana

When retired developer Bob Langslet read the Beachcomber piece about the Jonah Jones residence on 37th Place at Ocean Blvd., he doubted Jones had ever lived at that home. No matter that the entire neighborhood consists of three residences, Langslet’s being by far the largest and most impressive, that doubt revealed there are still things to be ... more

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Home Center Calling

For me, nuisance phone calls began with alternate phone carrier MCI, which for some reason called incessantly, night and day in the 1980s. Then came the do not call list, which apparently had teeth. For years, these nuisance calls actually ceased and when one came in, it was treated like a federal case. However, the do not call list protections seem ... more

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The Cash Value of Honesty

While staring directly into the mirror, pose this question: Is that the face of an honest person? If the answer is even marginally affirmative, then try the follow-up query: Will that really enhance my overall life performance? The point is the value of honesty must be analyzed objectively rather than by the metaphor of the cherry tree reputedly chopped ... more

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Ocean Blvd. Accident Claims Two

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Ocean Boulevard and 8th Place regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of two female adults. When officers arrived, they discovered an unconscious motorcyclist trapped underneath a Hyundai Sonata, and an unconscious pedestrian ... more

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Male Adult Murdered

On Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 2100 block of Earl Avenue regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, they located the victim, identified as 25-year-old Alexander Johnson III of Long Beach, who had been struck in the upper body by gunfire. ... more

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