Experts (including the subject of a recent Weekly cover story) gather at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach this afternoon to look at the California drought and possible ways to reduce water demand in our thirsty state.
Long Beach Convention Center
Creamistry, one of the first nitrogen ice-cream shops to open in OC, is now in the LBC. Belmont Shore to be exact. It opened this week. For those of you reading in Long Beach who haven't been to the original Irvine location, here's what I wrote previously about it:
Long Beach's Soulific Records isn't your typical record store. Inside the second-floor, 12-foot-by-12-foot converted office the 5-month-old store calls home, a few wooden racks hold impeccably maintained vinyl copies of funk, jazz, soul and Latin albums so obscure that most of the producers, collect ... More >>
For an interview in 2011, at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens insisted on meeting for drinks at the V Room, a dive bar on 4th Street in Long Beach. As he sipped a Jim Beam neat, he talked about hanging out in the early days with pre-Fergie Black Eyed Peas (who were playing the Sup ... More >>
I've said it before and I'll say it again: in Long Beach, breakfast is such a religion, we'll even eat it for lunch. We'd much rather grub down on an omelet smothered in Hollandaise sauce than sit in a church pew or eat another standard sandwich--and the constant lines outside of the city's most wel ... More >>
So yesterday mornin,g a JetBlue flight headed from Long Beach to Austin had to turn around shortly after take off when one of its engines blew out, filling the cabin with smoke. The flight crew successfully made an emergency landing, and all 142 passengers and five crew members made it off the plan ... More >>
In all my time living and writing about food in Long Beach, there is one culinary truth that continues to hold fast about the city's otherwise vibrant downtown: a good, cheap sandwich is hard to find. Sure, you can buy two pieces of bread stuffed with meat from a few corporate outposts around down ... More >>
Queen Mary Events Park
Farmers markets in Long Beach are about as diverse as the city itself and the ready-to-eat food they offer is no different. There's the North Long Beach one that serves up hot soul food and cold bionicos. The one at the Marina on Sundays is a little more tony with a veritable food court of street gr ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post where activists claim victory in blocking an Israeli cargo ship at the Long Beach port, where officials counter operations went off without a hitch. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 22, 5:22 P.M.: An Israeli cargo ship will be prevented from loading and unloading cargo a ... More >>
Happy weekend, folks. Let's take a look at what's up with OC food... Edwin took a walk down Retro Row in Long Beach and tried out their newest restaurant, Social List. He announced that Sushi Rook will be opening its first OC location at Fashion Island, and that it's time to prepare for Costa Mesa ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The annual fashion convention brought the latest trends in clothes, gear, and housewares to Long Beach
Hi guys! Happy 4th! I'm back now! Let's take a look at what happened this week in food... Edwin went to the cozy and beautiful Pirozzi in Corona del Mar for his print review. He gave us the June restaurant roll call and named the smoked trout at Provenance one of his favorite dishes for our countdo ... More >>
Today is the day that Long Beach's giant donut, the pink donut sign that stands over the former Daily Grind on 7th street, gets taken down. It's been standing there since the 50s, when it was erected by the now gone Angel Cake Donut. Look at it, it's such a sad sight.
OC's awesome hat
Do you want the good news or the bad news first. OK then, no Orange County city is among a wascally real estate site's list of the Top 10 Most Boring Cities in America. But two of our biggest cities and an LA County neighbor we adopted long ago do crack the top 50.
Pink the Pelican, who was found in April along the coast in Long Beach with its throat slashed, showed off its surgically reconstructed pouch after being freed Tuesday.
Marina Green Park
*See end of story for an update with news of the family's lawsuit and a link to a video of the shooting filmed by an eyewitness. Original Post, April 28, 2:08 p.m.: Yesterday was one of those typically beautiful and blustery spring days in coastal Long Beach. At Bixby Park, one of the city's oldest ... More >>
Hey guys, welcome to the fiery depths of hell. Allow me to distract you from melting for just a brief moment with some delicious foods... This week Edwin visited the new, El Amerikano in Fullerton and fell in love. He also announced the opening of Ocean Market Grill in Long Beach. Gustavo went to C ... More >>
Ocean Avenue & Shoreline Village
This sweltering heat and accompanying nasty winds are so bad that they're sweeping down the IE's fires and placing them in...Long Beach? Yep. A brush fire is currently blazing at the Los Cerritos Wetlands, the nature area that roughly separates Orange County from Long Beach. The fire was reported t ... More >>
Well, shoot, wouldn't you know that it's time for another food round up. Let's take a look at what happened this week and where you need to go next! Edwin went to The Breakfast Bar in Long Beach and ate...breakfast. He commanded us to eat everything at Rocharin Thai Bistro and showed us a raining f ... More >>
This Long Beach restaurant is the city's latest morning haven, with a must-try, secret-recipe omelet casserole
[Hey, You!] Don't let the score go to your head
Yesterday, Long Beach voters overwhelmingly approved taxing any marijuana dispensary operating in the city. Measure A, which won 74 percent of the vote, would impose a city business tax of 6 percent of gross receipts per dispensary as well as a $25 to $50 per square foot tax on marijuana grows. Al ... More >>
The Garden Grove and Long Beach police departments hold DUI/drivers license checkpoints in their respective cities Saturday night. No exact location for either operation was initially released.
An earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale just shook the area bordering Los Alamitos and Long Beach. Did you feel it?
In early February, Los Angeles banned the public use of e-cigs. Last week, Long Beach city council took those regulations even further and decided that no vaping in public means no vaping inside vape shops, either. Right now, they're the only city in Southern California that plans to strip this cruc ... More >>
Long Beach Convention Center
Hey ya'll, let's take a look at what happened on our little blog this week... Edwin went to Chianina Steakhouse in Long Beach for his print review. Then he told us about some new spots opening up: try a beef noodle place in Irvine, the infamous ramen burger in Santa Ana, or a donut filled with ice ... More >>
This Long Beach restaurant awaits greatness, its liquor license and the cows it's raising for its steaks
Hey, who wants to spend their Valentine's date Friday night at a movie about a young man obsessed with death--right down to staging fake suicides, attending funerals and driving a Hearse--falling in love with a 79-year-old woman who teaches him how to love life? Oh, and did I mention it's screening ... More >>
A settlement on an ACLU lawsuit alleging Anaheim's at-large system violates the California Voting Rights Act was announced during this week's city council meeting, ensuring that single-member districts will be on the ballot this November. Celebrants took to the steps of city hall yesterday for a pre ... More >>
For years after moving to Long Beach, I stayed away from Pho America. It sounds silly now, but no matter how much I was craving delicious beef broth, I just couldn't bring myself to walk inside a place that I was convinced by its very mention of America had to be bastardizing the integrity what it s ... More >>