I would call my beloved hometown of Anaheim many things: wonderful, Anacrime, home to a corrupt, clueless City Council, diverse, seething working-class, Disneyland, Little Arabia, Filipino, St. Boniface, Romanian, Samoan, Katella--would call it many, many things. But one of the last things I'd call ... More >>
A new theater entity opens Friday in Long Beach and rarely has a producing organization exploded from the box with a more emotionally charged subject or with such a familiar cast.
The entity is the Public Theatre of Long Beach. The play is 8, which dramatizes the courtroom battle that resulted in ... More >>
UPDATE, Jan. 18, 10:30 AM: The Long Beach City Council has yet again delayed its vote on whether to ban medical marijuana, this time because councilmember Suja Lowenthal was absent from the city council chambers. Ironically, the council had been expected to vote on such a ban last month, but Lowe ... More >>
At about 10:15 p.m. last night, after more than five hours of tedious proceedings, the Long Beach City Council deadlocked on a motion to ban medical marijuana collectives in the city, a measure strongly backed by both the city attorney and police department. The vote, with four members in favor o ... More >>
Dan SavageDan Savage is getting a lot of OC lovin' lately. Last week, the nationally-syndicated sex columnist got glitter-bombed at an event at UCI, and this week Long Beach joined his "It Gets Better" Project. Started in 2010, after several gay teens and victims of bullying committed s ... More >>
From the "Long Beach Condemns Recent Hate Crimes" Facebook page...After a recent spree of attacks on gay men in Long Beach, people are taking action. The Long Beach Police Department amped security in the city's Broadway Corridor -- the section of downtown known for its thriving gay communit ... More >>