BuskerFestEast Village Arts District (Long Beach) 8/25/12 See Also:*Long Beach Funk Fest: Five Acts You Can't Miss* Fingerprints Celebrates its 20th Anniversary With a Big 'Ol Record Sale* Nick Waterhouse Comes to Los Angeles to Dance on the StreetSorry Echo Park Rising, FYF Fest and, yes, even the ... More >>
The city of Long Beach's bizarre and ill-fated foray into the medical marijuana business has now gone full circle. Yesterday, the California Supreme Court announced it was not going to review the city's appeal of an appellate court ruling that struck down the city's 2010 medical marijuana ordinance. ... More >>
See the end of this post for the $5 drink and entree specials!So far in the wildly successful happy hours we've co-hosted with KCRW-FM 89.9, we've given SanTana and Costa Mesa some love--but what about Long Beach, that wonderful metropolis that no one in journalism seems to live except us (and eve ... More >>
With the Olympics finally over and Long Beach athletes earning more medals that most countries, it seems appropriate to start off Long Beach Lunch at MVP's, a sandwich and burger stand built right on Fourth Street with a menu full of sports-themed items such as the "Patty Day Melt" and "The Mean Joe ... More >>
Who is Matt Strickland, and why are we interviewing him? That's the OTL question of the week. His job title is wood cellerman. No, really. Matt makes sure clients get their beer, and that it tastes exactly the way it should. Comparable to a winemaker, he works very closely with his product. You'll p ... More >>
The Register wrote today that The Tilted Kilt, a breastaurant in the same vein as Hooters but with a Scottish theme, has been approved to move into the empty space vacated by Johnny Carino's at the Stadium Promenade Center in Orange at 1625 W. Katella Ave. It will be the first Tilted Kilt in OC. T ... More >>
See Also:*No Use For a Name Frontman Tony Sly Dead at 41*Exclusive Song: Hindu Pirates, 'Be My Friend'*Nick Waterhouse Comes to Long Beach to Dance in the Street Though Chris Tsagakis' main gig as drummer for Rx Bandits was put on ice when the band went on indefinite hiatus last year, his kit hasn't ... More >>
See Also:*Retro Geek Nick Watehouse Went From Being a Punching Bag in Orange County to a Trendsetter in GQ*TV on the Radio, Grouplove and Best Coast to Play The U.S. Open of Surfing.*Fingerprints Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a Big 'Ol Record Sale.Long Beach's Summer and Music concert series& ... More >>
See Also:*Milo Greene - Fingerprints - 7/16/12*Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach*Brian Wilson Visits Fingerprints RecordsFor as much of a Long Beach institution as Fingerprints has become, it wasn't until the record store announced their latest weekend sale that we realized how long it's bee ... More >>
So far in the wildly successful happy hours we've co-hosted with KCRW-FM 89.9, we've given SanTana and Costa Mesa some love--but what about Long Beach, that wonderful metropolis that no one in journalism seems to live except us (and even then, we're forgetful lovers)? This gnawed at me after our las ... More >>
The Garage Theatre
A $1 million claim was filed yesterday against the city of Long Beach alleging police brutality during a recent raid of the THC Downtown Collective, a marijuana dispensary that follows state law but operates without a city permit. In a video posted on Youtube, one officer can be seen stepping on the ... More >>
There's only one mosque--Masjid Al-Shareef--in Long Beach. Its small space barely accommodates those who go to pray jumu'ah--a congregational prayer that takes place on Friday, usually after noon. A stuffy situation often ensues during the weekly ritual, which brings in high numbers of worshipers.&n ... More >>
We don't give Long Beach much love around here, but when it comes to Sunday farmers markets, the Marina market far outshines anything here in these fair orange acres. It's the largest market south of Hollywood, and like Hollywood, it finally has a Soledad Goats booth.
A chicken boy, a frog butler and a topless princess are only a few of the bizarre characters from film-director Richard Elfman's debut film Forbidden Zone. As the 30th birthday of the cult classic draws near, Elfman teamed up with the Long Beach shadow cast, Midnight Insanity, and Logan Crow's Long ... More >>
Drinking and biking may sound like a disastrous combination, but with the Cycle Pub, it just works. It's a trolley-shaped traveling bar powered by the calves of its imbibers. (Don't worry--a sober staff member does the steering.) So much awesome. You're drinking, getting fresh air, seeing the c ... More >>
Viento Y Agua
The seaside city reinvents itself (again) by hitching its civic reputation to cycling culture
At a mixer Thursday night that was a year to the day before the Long Beach Film Festival is scheduled to be resurrected, organizers disclosed plans for the May 17-19, 2013, event.Coming up: more mixers and--pretty please with sugar on top?--more money.Did we say please?
Yesterday marked 20 years since the acquittal of four LAPD officers in the videotaped beating of Rodney King incited several days of violence and looting in South Central Los Angeles. But it's also been 20 years since a similarly motivated uprising erupted in nearby Long Beach, resulting in numerous ... More >>
It's our weekly look back at the Weekly's week that was, with taglines indicating what this taught us.APRIL 14: Ron Thomas, the father of Kelly Thomas, the young man beaten to death by Fullerton cops in July 2011, participates in the Social Justice Summit at Cal State Fullerton. His topic is not ven ... More >>
[Locals Only] Long Beach singer/songwriter will tour the West Coast . . . on a bicycle
Like the progression of a Mad Men episode, Cougar Country Crystal Cove Promenade is slowly evolving with its dining selections. The first US branch for Tamarind of London opened late last year. Then we welcomed Bear Flag Fish Company late last month. Apparently, the upscale plaza is becoming noto ... More >>
Dealing with epic lines for wonderful meals at the Long Beach breakfast institution
Long Beach Playhouse
Remember the District Weekly? Long Beach's own alt-weekly, created by a bunch of former Weeklings after the Great OC Weekly Schism of 2007? Went out of business in 2009 due to the Great Recession, the death of journalism and other issues I'm not exactly at liberty to discuss.After getting my prom ... More >>
In a somewhat strange and unexpected ruling issued yesterday, the California Court of Appeals ruled that California cities cannot ban medical marijuana dispensaries so long as they cultivate cannabis at the same location. The 48-page ruling came in the case of the City of Lake Forest vs. Evergree ... More >>
When I hear the term "Broadway," I think of lots of things, but mostly I think of New York City, bright lights, people wearing pea coats, taxis and how bummed I am that I never got a chance to see those failed "Spider-Man" previews. However, thanks to Saturday's Long Beach Symphony POPS! concert, ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 20, 2:30 P.M.: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Ezequiel Garcia was asking for a transfer to be closer to his Murrieta home before Thursday evening's shootings that left Garcia dead and his supervisor Kevin Kozak wounded, the deceased's widow tells KCAL/Channel 9 News. ... More >>
How many Jews does it take to make a kickass boat party? At least ten 13 years old or older. (Author's note: Google "minyan."). From Feb. 24-26, Long Beach (or "Tel Aviv West," as no one but me has ever called it) will host the Eighth Annual Jewlicious Festival. Taking place on ... More >>
Note to marijuana smugglers: If you're going to haul 40 pounds of weed into Southern California in your private airplane, you might want to do that on the 364 other days of the year when President Barack Obama isn't using the same airspace. Apparently the San Luis Obispo man who went un ... More >>
How the city's botched marijuana lottery screwed its winners and losers alike
[Hey, You!] Enjoying my ride? Great, give it back now . . .
Feel that? The end is near.Two 3.0-plus earthquakes rocked Southern California in a recent 14-hour period.According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the last one, a 3.5 "shallow" strike, hit just before 9 a.m. today in the mountains near Coachella.A Palm Springs newspaper is reporting that resident ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans cheer for the Texas Longhorns and USC Trojans in football if they never attended?
Sexed-up puppets, Nixon and more!
Long Beach Playhouse
OCSDA Long Beach parolee was arrested this morning in Wednesday's Rossmoor home invasion that had a 90-year-old woman held at gunpoint, tied up and robbed.The names of those involved have not yet been released, although the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) has revealed the suspect is 23, ... More >>
Ever since a pair of Long Beach medical-marijuana smokers won a Sept. 24 ruling that threw the city's ordinance regulating cannabis clubs into doubt, rumors have abounded that Long Beach, whose 2010 ordinance allowed pot clubs to operate if they won a $14,000 permit, will soon ban all dispensarie ... More >>
What the heck happened? One night I was handing out candies to adorable ghouls and ghosts, the next thing I know, we're a week past Thanksgiving with tomorrow the first day of December! This means of course, another installment of our monthly restaurant roll call, a summary of restaurants and eat ... More >>