[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.
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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.
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*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 >>
Hello lovely readers, its's time for another dining digest. Let's take a look at what happened this week... Edwin went to White Wasabi in Long Beach for his print review. He told us to eat the chicken donna pita at DonerG in Irvine, then he announced that Teemu Selänne's new steakhouse will be ... More >>
Carl Kemp is a well-known government affairs expert and lobbyist in Long Beach. He's been around city hall a long time, so it's no surprise that when councilwoman Gerrie Schipske (subject of a recent OC Weekly cover story) announced she was vacating her seat earlier this year, Kemp threw his name in ... More >>
Hello ladies and gents, sorry we missed you last week! Let's take a look at what happened this week in food... Edwin visited the darling Taco Maria at its new home in the OC Mix for his weekly review. Then he announced that Craftsman, a wood-fired pizza place, will be opening in Placentia, and a Wa ... More >>
Pine Ave. and the Promenade, Long Beach
In May of 2009, the Long Beach Cinematheque hosted the first Long Beach Zombie Walk to kick-off a midnight screening of "Night of the Living Dead." It was so popular that the group did it again in October. "We decided to make an annual event of it," said Logan Crow, executive director of Long Beach ... More >>
The following is being re-posted to reflect the correct date (tonight!). The spooky season officially kicks off tonight with a screening of F.W. Murnau's silent 1922 classic Nosferatu--in a cemetery! We are actually not supposed to see what was originally titled Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Graue ... More >>
A man in the middle of a narcotics investigation was shot to death Thursday evening by a plainclothes cop in Long Beach, where the police department has logged three officer-involved shootings in five days that have now left two suspects no more. Don't know if they keep records for such things, but ... More >>
For years I've heard stories from my father about the clackety-wooden roller coaster they used to have at The Pike in Long Beach during the Depression, when it was billed as the largest and fastest ride of its kind in the U.S. The dual-track Cyclone Racer, which was suspended by pilings over the wat ... More >>
Supposedly, the best tacos in Long Beach come from Baja Sonora, a cheapo Mexican restaurant in an aging airport-adjacent strip mall. Every year, the suburban mini-chain (another location is in Bixby Knolls) wins the title from all the local papers and so after nearly a decade of living in the city ... More >>
If we couldn't have Julie Newmar (and we apparently couldn't) for the 1966 Batman film that spun out of the spoofy TV series, Lee Meriwether was a solid stand-in. That figure, eyes and especially eyebrows--meeeeow! But that's not the film that brings the veteran actress to Long Beach next month for ... More >>
Buskers are few and far between on the sidewalks of Long Beach but for one day only, a handful of bands have the approval of the city and a few electrical outlets at their disposal. There seems to be an unintended theme of family bands this year, real and fake, whether that means siblings in harmony ... More >>
A man was on life support at a Long Beach hospital after jumping off the Belmont Pier into the ocean Sunday wearing a backpack filled with sand, according to police. Lifeguards responding to a possible suicide call threw a buoy into the area of the water where the unidentified man was last seen, re ... More >>