Long Beach (New York)

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Baja Sonora

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Lee Meriwether, '66 Batman Flick's Catwoman, Won't Be Pussyfooting Around at QFilm Fest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Five Acts to Catch At Buskerfest in Long Beach

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Man on Life Support After Jumping Off Belmont Pier Wearing Backpack Filled with Sand

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Irvine is the 10th Most "Saintly" City in U.S. But Long Beach is at No. 8 and NYC is No. 1 (!?!)

    Irvine is among the most "saintly" cities in the U.S. but Long Beach is even more so, according to a real estate blog that famously put out a list of America's 10 most sinful cities last month--that had most of those named located in the supposedly Bible-thumping Midwest. Pollsters explain how urba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, July 5th Riff Raff The Observatory From the humble beginnings of MTV's reality show "From G's to Gents" Riff Raff's career is hardly as funny to himself as it has been to his fans. Riff Raff's rap trio Three Loco features comedian celebrities Andy Milonakis and Dirt Nasty. He's also garnere ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 4, 2013

    Long Beach Funk Fest

    Downtown Promenade

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    This Week In Food: Colonel Sander's Suit, Throwing Out Drunks, and the Weekly Eats Crawfish

    Huzzah! The holiday weekend is almost here. Until then, take a look at this week in food... Edwin visited James Republic in Long Beach and named it one of the best restaurants in the city. He announced the opening of Dickey's BBQ Pit in Brea and it smells goooood. Then he told us that Burger King i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    VIDEO: We Enter In the Long Beach Bayou Blues Festival's Crawfish Eating Competition

    VIEW OUR SLIDESHOW OF THE FANTASTIC FOOD OF THE LONG BEACH BAYOU & BLUES FESTIVAL HERE I announced at our news meeting here at Weekly World Headquarters last week I would be entering in a crawfish eating contest and our Editorial Assistant LP Hastings would be there filming the madness. I was initi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Ernest Bloch's 'Macbeth' - Long Beach Orchestra - June 22, 2013

    By: Greggory Moore A few years ago, Long Beach Opera staged Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus and Euridice at the Belmont Shore Olympic Pool. It was an example of how well even traditional art can work in an unorthodox space. Unfortunately, LBO has no such success with putting on Ernest Bloch's Macbeth in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly-updated Orange County Concert Calendar Friday, June 21 Intocable House of Blues Anaheim Mickey Mouse and NorteƱo music this weekend? Why not. Intocable will provide just that.With their accordion/guitar sounds paired with romantic lyrics, these guys from C ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Potpocalypse Now in Long Beach!

    What happens when I take a few days off blogging about medical marijuana to write a 4500-word cover story? Why Uncle Sam comes along and starts harassing himself some cannabis collectives! Thank god that our war on drugs is so efficient that the feds have the time and resources to track down those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    10 Songs LBSO Probably Shouldn't Play in a Firehouse

    Just like the Wu-Tang Clan, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra is for the children. If they weren't, the group wouldn't be presenting a family-friendly concert Sunday at the Engine Company No. 8 fire station in Long Beach at 4 p.m. The event, part of LBSO's "Sound & Space" concert series, is an inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Joe Montana, Dwight Clark and Unappointed Ambassador to North Korea Coming to the LBC

    Joe Montana, Dwight Clark, Oscar Robertson and the unappointed U.S. ambassador to North Korea are coming to Long Beach Saturday.The San Francisco 49ers quarterback-and-receiver tandem responsible for "The Catch" are scheduled to join the two NBA Hall of Famers--Robertson and Dennis Rodman--at the Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Grounds Bakery and Cafe

    As old of a city as Long Beach is, it still turns into a typical suburban zone of long, safe streets beyond Pacific Coast Highway and east of Redondo Avenue, lined with boxy houses reminiscent of Lakewood or Huntington Beach or any other nearby neighborhood built out in the decades of post-war boom ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 30, 2013

    Speed Up for Charity

    [Hey, You!] A case of acting bad for a good cause

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Free Moral Agents Exhibit Their Growing Strength on 'Chaine Infinie'

    There are plenty of people who will pick up the new Free Moral Agents record, Chaine Infinie, and remark on how the sound and style of Ikey Owen's studio project has blossomed into such an unexpected full band experience since the release 2010's sophomore album Control This. No longer a hazy collect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Long Beach Airport Fares Remain Lowest in State, Second-Lowest in Country

    Average domestic air fares at Long Beach Airport have been the lowest in California and second-lowest in the U.S. for eight consecutive quarters, according to the Department of Transportation. During the fourth quarter of 2012, the average round trip domestic air fare at Long Beach was $234, while t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 23, 2013

    Patchwork Show

    Second and Sycamore, Santa Ana

  • News

    May 16, 2013

    Could Gerrie Schipske Be Long Beach's First LGBT Mayor?

    The councilwoman stands on the cusp of making that title a reality. But getting there hasn't been easy

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Long Beach Cops Acting Like Douchebags: The Criterion Collection

    Regular readers of Navel Gazing already know that of all the cities that have cracked down on marijuana in Southern California, none have been as lame and hypocritical as Long Beach. First, the city welcomed in pot clubs, offering to provide a chance to obtain a permit to grow and distribute mariju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Five Ways To Celebrate American Craft Beer Week In (Or Near) OC

    Next week is American Craft Beer Week, a celebration of brews made in the U.S. of A. Local breweries and restaurants are taking part in the national party. Here's where to go to grab a pint.

  • Calendar

    May 9, 2013

    Long Beach Horror and Comic Con

    Long Beach Convention Center

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Number Nine

    Sorry to all the animal-lovers out there, but "vegetarian pho" is definitely an oxymoron, so much so that the very association of it with Long Beach's Number Nine has left many avoiding the place despite its convenient location on Fourth Street's Retro Row. But a recent lunch with a vegetarian broug ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 18, 2013

    Green Prix of Long Beach

    600-800 Pine Ave.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Lona's City Limits Cantina

    Just a few short months ago, Lona's City Limits Cantina was called Lona's Wardlow Station and it was a Long Beach dive bar of epic proportions. Warm beer was served in large, frozen glasses, karaoke songs were belted out with blue-collar bravado and a claw game in the corner (called "Lobster Zone") ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    [UPDATED with Jury Rules FOR Douglas Zerby Family:] Long Beach Police Officers Negligent

    See the update at the end of this post about the jury ruling for the dead man's family.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 3, 2:13 P.M.: A $21.5 million civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Long Beach over cops fatally shooting a guy holding a gardening water nozzle on a friend's Belmont Sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Carl's Jr. Offers OC Lunch Date With The Laker Girls!

    Who likes hot women? We have no issues with athletic ladies sporting purple, and you shouldn't either. Get to know a couple this month, as burger behemoth Carl's Jr hosts a series of meet-and-greets with your Los Angeles Laker Girls!And if that's not reason enough to do your laundry, we've got more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    John Melvin Walker Pleads Guilty to Secretly Owning Pot Clinic Chain and Avoiding Taxes

    A San Clemente man pleaded guilty in federal court this morning to secretly owning a chain of nine medical marijuana clinics in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Because John Melvin "Pops" Walker has drug-related priors and was caught with firearms, the 56-year-old was looking at the possibility of l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    This Week In Food: An Alcoholic Snow Cone, the Worst Reasons to Open a Restaurant, and Bacon Condoms (What!?!)

    Happy Friday ladies and gents, let's take a look at what this week in food brought us... Edwin reviewed Michael's Pizzeria in Long Beach where you can watch your pizzas being made in a bright and modern setting. Then he switched to strictly silly topics, telling us about Sriracha flavored chocolate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Connie Boardman and Bob Foster, Mayors of Huntington Beach and Long Beach, Put Ink to Marriage Equality Paper

    Huntington Beach Mayor Connie Boardman and her Orange County-adjacent colleague Bob Foster in Long Beach are among 25 California mayors who have signed a Courage Campaign letter supporting gay marriage.All the other OC mayors--it seems as if there are 50 or so--apparently could not find pens with in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Top Five Acts at Paid Dues 2013

    A few months into 2013 and we're less than a week away from the first big live hip-hop experience of the year. Last year was filled with immensely enjoyable shows all across Southern California, from Nas at Rock the Bells to Juicy J and ASAP Rocky at the Observatory. And, here we are, ready to start ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013

    DJ Oldboy

    The Pike Bar & Grill

  • Calendar

    March 14, 2013

    The Vespertines

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    What the Hell Happened to Punk Rock Picnic?

    While there's plenty to be happy about with this year's Ink-n-Iron lineup at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Weekly recently learned that another one of the ship's major festivals slated for spring has been sunk. Last Thursday, Punk Rock Picnic was cancelled until further notice. The two-day fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Long Beach Cinematheque to Program Fiesta Twin Theatre in Downtown Santa Ana, Furthering the Area's Gentrification

    For years, the Fiesta Twin Theatre on Fourth Street in downtown SanTana has shown English-language films in Spanish and Spanish-language films in Spanish.But there's a new film programmer coming to the cinemas--direct from El Long Beach--to fulfill indie-, student- and LGBT-movie dreams.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Restaurant Roll Call for February 2013

    Compared to other months, February seemed slow on restaurant openings, or at least that's what it felt like. Here's our monthly roundup of eateries that we noticed were new; and one restaurant we noticed closed. Do you see any we neglected to list on either front? Share them in the comments.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Dishcrawl Launches Downtown Long Beach Event Exclusive Chef Leak

    For the voracious foodie, indecisive eater and social butterfly alike, Dishcrawl is for the first time spreading its bar-crawl-for-food concept to the eclectic restaurants of downtown Long Beach.On March 12, Dishcrawl reps will escort ticketholders to four locations across downtown's dining and ente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Pupuseria Salvadorena

    Since Long Beach doesn't have a street food culture where bacon-wrapped hot dogs and al pastor tacos materialize on street corners, farmer's market pupusas have sufficed for me as the closest thing to sidewalk grub I'll get in this town. Always cheap ($2 tops), these  masa pockets of cheesy goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Three OC Nightclubs (And Two Long Beach Ones) Make it On Nightclub & Bar's List of Top 100 Clubs in America!

    I am a huge fan of the trade magazine, the obscure journal written for a niche audience that rarely makes it into the mainstream, and am always looking for new ones. And I just found one: Nightclub & Bar, which advertises itself as "the go-to resource for the on-premise professional" in the nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Michael's Pizzeria Opens In Downtown Long Beach

    Michael's, which began as a very good fine dining Italian restaurant on Long Beach's Naples Island (and still is), is opening its third pizzeria today. This one is at Downtown Long Beach's Promenade. According to its Facebook, the mayor will be there for a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    This Week In Food: Sriracha Chips, A Proper Old Fashioned, and Pig Crates

    Valentine's is over and now we can get back to the good ol' regular food stuff. Let's take a look at what this week brought us... Edwin reviewed the crepes at Thahn Ha in Westminster. He told us about the most expensive drink made at Starbucks so far, which involved 48 shots of espresso (why world? ... More >>

  • Food

    January 31, 2013

    And a Special Shout-Out to Long Beach!

    The city may not officially be part of Orange County, but we love its craft beer all the same

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Five Songs That Prove Why Sublime Still Matters

    The story of Long Beach's most successful band rarely emphasizes its multicultural roots, its ability to seamlessly blend disparate genres or its importance in creating a globally appealing pop sound out of a mass of local musical influences. Instead, most considerations of ska-punk outfit Sublime f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

    Most people that live in Long Beach love the fact that there aren't a lot of corporate chain restaurants here. Bustling dining districts like Belmont Shore and Bixby Knolls are full of quality, locally owned eateries, leaving the city's lone Chili's, Outback Steakhouse and Islands locations to serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Cyclo Noodles

    Long Beach is neither Little Saigon nor Thai Town and so its lack of fast casual soup-and-noodles-only establishments comes as no surprise. The city is, however, a college town filled with many starving students craving affordable comfort food, so it does seem a little odd that Cyclo Noodles took so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Long Beach Lunch: Chicken Dijon

    There are a lot of casual-quickie restaurant chains that have made an entire empire out of serving rotisserie chicken combo plates and assorted comfort-food sides. In Southern California, they seem to be all over the place: Santa Monica's Koo Koo Roo, California Chicken Cafe in the San Fernando Vall ... More >>

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