By Jay Beeler Beachcombing

I’ve always tried to be supportive of various charitable causes by making donations, participating in fundraisers and serving on a variety of boards, such as the American Heart Association, Arthritis National Research Foundation, Long Beach Marathon and YMCA. At no time was I asked to have a bucket of ice water dunked over my head. The very-popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised about $60 ... more


By Taylor Ramsey Voting + Lottery = Ethical?

I see the City of Cerritos is considering placing a new ballot measure for the next election that is asking voters to increase the city’s hotel occupancy tax from 6 to 10 percent. It made me think of the article I wrote in the May 30, 2014 issue of the Beachcomber titled, “Uninformed Voters, Please Stay Away.” In that article I mentioned that in the City of Long Beach Primary Nomination Election ... more



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Long Beach By the Numbers

The ratio of sex offenders to the number of Long Beach residents is one in 638. Long Beach has 733 registered sex offenders as of July 16, 2014. That’s just one of many factoids available from a variety of local and national sources like the 2010 U.S. Census, Long Beach Health and Human Services and Community Hospital, which paint a numbers snapshot ... more



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New Eateries Open for Eastside Residents

The Beach City Market Deli and other new restaurants are debuting in Long Beach’s eastside, giving residents a change of spice. The deli opened August 8 at 1714 Clark Ave. near Atherton Street – next to the Interlude Bar. The eatery provides a food-outlet to the otherwise barren area of condominiums and the exclusive Park Estates housing tract. ... more



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Follow the Leadership TraQ

President and CEO of LeadershipTraQ Mick Ukleja has achieved many things throughout the years while inspiring countless people along the way. A few of his many accomplishments include co-founding the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, housed in the college of business administration at California State University, Long Beach, hosting LeadershipTraq_Televised, ... more



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We Have Waves

PARAGLIDERS AND SURFERS took advantage of large waves last week spurned by Hurricane Marie far offshore near Mexico. Long Beach waters are usually flat due to the man-made breakwater. Residents along the Peninsula prepared for flooding, however, there were no reports of damage. The OC Register reported some waves were as high as 25 feet last week in ... more



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3 Locals Are President’s Scholars

When classes started at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) the week, three valedictorians from Long Beach Unified School District high schools officially began their collegiate careers as members of the university’s 20th incoming class of President’s Scholars. Altogether 25 from throughout the state were selected for the program from 650 ... more



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Spring/Studebaker Pedestrian Fatality

On Saturday, September 13, at approximately 12:11 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Spring Street east of Studebaker Road regarding an injury, hit and run traffic collision resulting in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, they discovered an unconscious adult male victim lying in the street about 115 feet past the initial ... more



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