By Jay Beeler Beachcombing

Time to laugh, thanks to a little help from my friends: In consideration of vacation travel plans this year, I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone else. I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven ... more


By Taylor Ramsey I've Been Challenged. Fair? You Decide.

I received a letter last week from a Beachcomber reader regarding my last column published April 17 titled “Liars at the Highest Levels of Government, A-OK.” I appreciate that readers do respond with both negative and positive remarks. It is good to discuss issues. The letter I am referring to here was very respectful, but it does require me to respond. I had anticipated the first remark in her ... more



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Weed On Wheels

A short-lived, controversial era has come to an apparent end. According to Police Drug Investigations Lt. Michael Pennino, “As far as we know, we are clear of store- front marijuana dispensaries in Long Beach. We closed the last one at 2016 E. Anaheim Street in November 2014.” As nature abhors a vacuum, a replacement industry has begun to flourish. ... more



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Website Aims to Improve Long Beach Health

The LiveWellLongBeach.org website was launched April 9, during National Public Health Week, to give access to information about Long Beach’s demographic, health and quality of life in the city. The website has over 100 indicators of the city’s health, demographics, poverty levels and more. LiveWellLongBeach.org is supported by the City of Long ... more



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Grand Prix Draws 181,000 Fans

The tagline from the movie Field of Dreams was “If you build it, they will come.” As it was true for Kevin Kostner’s character it is true for Long Beach. We built a racetrack and they came. Over the weekend of April 17-19, 181,000 fans came to be a part of the excitement known as the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The three-day event began at ... more



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