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The new ‘Wheel of Terror’ debuts Thursday at Pike Outlets

By Tim Grobaty|

Trump ignites consciousness of black professional athletes: Guest commentary

In a speech in Arizona, President Donald Trump’s made incendiary statements about NFL players who protest by taking a knee during the national anthem. A day later, Trump responded to NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s statement about not want...

By Renford R. Reese|


  • Columns

    Equifax breach a launchpad for hacks of personal info

    This month it was revealed that cybercriminals stole more than 143 million credit records including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and addresses from Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies. It might not seem like a cyber hack of this magnitude could get any worse; after all, very private and personal information has been exposed and could cause a financial nightmare for so many people. Unfortunately, a bad situation is about to...

    By Rick White|

  • Suburban Life

    How many ways did Mom screw us up? Here are a few

    When we were little, between the age of 4 and 12, we lived on Vuelta Grande. Our dad had married our stepmom, (hereafter referred to as Mom, because she was, for better or worse) and she wasn’t nuts about it because when you came in the front door, you could see right through the kitchen to the back bathroom, if the door was open, and it usually was. Those were strange days. Our sister Debi and we were talking about it on Labor Day as we bobbed along on innertubes in the...

    Tim Grobaty

  • Columns

    Air traffic delays costly to California industry, consumers; Congress can help: Guest commentary

    Southern California has long been a center of aviation and aerospace technology. So it’s painfully ironic that our region has been harmed more than most by the federal government’s failure to upgrade the air traffic control system. The problem is not a lack of investment in airport improvements. It’s petty Washington politics combined with an overly bureaucratic agency, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), that has systematically failed to make upgrades...

    By David Fleming|

  • Columns

    Disdain for experts could bring more disasters

    No one in American public life has more disdain for experts and their expertise than President Donald Trump. And yet, there he was in late August, on the south portico of the White House (a “dump,” he had called it a week earlier) eyeing a near-total eclipse of the sun without special glasses. Similarly, there was Trump four days after Hurricane Harvey deluged Houston with unprecedented (for that city) flooding, seeking photo opportunities where he could find them. The...

    Thomas D. Elias

  • Columns

    An age of disasters — and how to deal with it: Joel Kotkin

    HOUSTON — When Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, followed by a strong hurricane in Florida, much of the media response indicated that the severe weather was a sign of catastrophic climate change, payback for mass suburbanization — and even a backlash by Mother Nature against the election of President Donald Trump. Yet, these assumptions are often exaggerated. Although climate change could well worsen these incidents, this recent surge of hurricanes followed a decade of...

    By Joel Kotkin|

  • Columns

    Union-backed hotel safety ordinance poses danger to Long Beach: Guest commentary

    Safety in the workplace is an issue that the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce takes very seriously. Every employee should be safe, and we support programs that better protect workers. This is why we are concerned about proposed legislation in the city of Long Beach that is being marketed as a safety ordinance but will only threaten jobs and diminish people’s rights. The ordinance, on the Long Beach City Council agenda Tuesday, Sept. 19, would impose unnecessary and costly...

    By Sandy Cajas|

  • Columns

    ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’ is the story of our real culture: Larry Wilson

    Is L.A. really in L.A.? That is the fundamental question of the newest iteration of Pacific Standard Time, the Getty-led initiative exploding across 70 Southern California cultural institutions through next January: Is Los Angeles, nominally a Yanqui town, in fact a part of Latin America? The answer, of course, is sí, and now more than ever, and thank goodness for that. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA was in planning years before last fall’s election, but the politics of...

    Larry Wilson

  • Columns

    They’re down from the mountain, ready to lead Long Beach: Rich Archbold

    They came to the mountain as strangers, all a little nervous and anxious about what was ahead of them for the weekend. After two days, they left the mountain as friends, bonding as a team ready to make Long Beach a better city. How could this transformation take place in such a short time? The answer must remain somewhat of a mystery because of a rule stating that what happens on the mountain stays on the mountain. What can be said is that this transformation came...

    Rich Archbold

  • Columns

    As our appliances go high-tech, internet privacy concerns really hit home: Susan Shelley

    The chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Cybersecurity Caucus is concerned about coffee pots. And he’s not alone. A bipartisan group of senators is worried about coffee makers, as well as toasters, refrigerators, thermostats, DVRs and security cameras. “These are things that can be hacked into,” said Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado. Gardner and other members of the caucus are sponsoring legislation that would require improved security on any internet-connected...

    Susan Shelley

  • Columns

    Long Beach Councilwoman Pearce leaves questions unanswered: Guest commentary

    When is enough enough? If a City Council member quite literally has no defense for her conduct, is it unreasonable for her incensed constituents, after giving her the benefit of the doubt for months, to take matters into their own hands? If she has broken faith with the hard-working, in some cases struggling residents who entrusted her with their community’s leadership, is that not precisely what California’s progressive reformers had in mind when in 1911 they won...

    By Ian S. Patton|

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