Suja Lowenthal

  • News

    May 31, 2012

    Is Long Beach Biketown USA?

    The seaside city reinvents itself (again) by hitching its civic reputation to cycling culture

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Long Beach Pot Ban Narrowly Avoided, Vote Delayed to Jan. 10.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Does Long Beach Really Have to Ban Marijuana Dispensaries?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    As Prop 8 Decision is Cheered, Marriage Equality Supporters Brace for Backlash of Hate

    ​At Long Beach's Bixy Park on Wednesday afternoon, a crowd of a few hundred people came holding rainbow flags, American flags, yellow and blue equality stickers, and each other. There were couples and families. Strollers and dogs. A guy with a black eye and a hat on his head that looked like somet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Ban Smoking at Tiny Long Beach Parks?

    ​UPDATE: The council voted 8-1 to send to the Parks and Recreation Commission a councilwoman's proposal to ban cigarette smoking in Long Beach's small parks.We told you here that the Long Beach City Council Tuesday night may take the first steps in letting voters decide if medical marijuana should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    Coming Sooner or Later: When Will the City Fix the Bixby Park Bandshell?

    On February 19, 2005, after a heavy rainstorm, a massive tree fell on the historic, art deco-era bandshell in Long Beach's Bixby Park, the pride of the city's Alamitos Beach neighborhood since 1927, and more recently, a home to the homeless and weekly pottery classes. The tree crushed the building, ... More >>