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Pacific Electric land in Belmont Heights to become a greenbelt

By Harry Saltzgaver Special to the Press-Telegram|

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest expands for 2017

Like a bat out of hell, Fright Fest comes screaming back to Six Flags Magic Mountain with a 21 days of sensory overload in September. The nighttime Halloween event r...

By Sandra Barrera|


  • Painting

    Exclusive look: Here’s what curators hope to find out about ‘Blue Boy’

    SAN MARINO >> At first glance, there still is much vibrancy to “Blue Boy.” But take a closer look and one can see he’s starting to show his age. After all, he’s 247 years old. As part of a two-year conservation project for the famed 18th century work by British painter Thomas Gainsborough, the piece was removed from...

    Claudia Palma

  • West Nile virus

    This year’s first human case of West Nile in Long Beach confirmed

    City health officials said Friday that they’ve detected the first case of West Nile Virus affecting a human in Long Beach this year. So far across all of California in 2017, there have been 22 cases of people infected by the virus as of Aug. 11, according to the Long Beach Health Department. State authorities haven’t yet recorded any deaths related to the virus this year, according to the city. Each year, local and statewide health officials

    Jeremiah Dobruck

  • Reviews

    New American culinary surprises abound at James Republic in Long Beach

    There’s a blank line in the upper right corner of the menu at James Republic where someone writes in the date by hand to let us know the menu changes from day to day. And indeed it does, though not in any sort of radical fashion. Still, it does make writing about the place a tad tricky. The dish I had last week might not be on the menu next week. Or perhaps it’s on the menu every week. There do seem to be a number of perennials that travel from day to day and week to...

    Merrill Shindler

  • Small business

    This new Signal Hill company wants employees to write on walls of workplaces

    SIGNAL HILL>> An entrepreneur who traces the start of her career to the production of anti-graffiti window coverings has started a new business for people who are encouraged to write on the walls of their own workplaces. The new company, PeerHatch, made its debut this past June at the Society for Experiential Graphic Design show in the Miami. PeerHatch’s specialty is the production of wall coverings that, unlike commonplace white...

    Andrew Edwards

  • Breast cancer

    You can help Long Beach police fight breast cancer

    You might soon see some Long Beach police officers wearing a little pink on their uniforms. Long Beach is one of the many departments participating in the Pink Patch Project, a partnership of law enforcement organizations that spreads awareness about breast cancer and raises money to combat the disease. From Aug. 16 through the end of October, the Long Beach Police Officers Association will be selling pink Long Beach Police Department patches for $10 each. Officers...

    Jeremiah Dobruck

  • Homelessness

    What if LA County paid residents to house the homeless? Leaders are exploring the idea

    Some Los Angeles County homeowners may qualify for up to a $75,000 subsidy to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people, if a pilot program is approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The program was introduced last year as part of Los Angeles County’s set of 47 strategies to solve homelessness. If approved, the office of Regional Planning would work with several departments countywide with an allocated $550,000 in part to be used to offer...

    Susan Abram

  • News

    Talking dogs are mum on the subject of catalytic converter theft

    We had just fallen asleep a bit before 11 o’clock Sunday night, no small achievement for a guy who writes “insomnia” under the “other skills/talents” category on various applications, when Our dogs woke us up. We tried to sleep through the racket, but eventually we had to go out and tell them to get back into their beds, so they went back into their beds. Miraculously, we fell asleep again and, maddeningly, they woke us up again with their...

    Tim Grobaty

  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 13

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.


  • Workplace culture

    One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

    WASHINGTON — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California Los Angeles. Among the findings: — Nearly one in five workers — a share the study calls “disturbingly high” — say they face a hostile or threatening environment at work, which can include sexual harassment and bullying. Workers...

    By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer|

  • Health

    Lack of brain donations is hampering understanding of dementia in blacks

    The question came as a shock to Dorothy Reeves: Would she be willing to donate her husband’s brain for research? She knew dementia would steadily take Levi Reeves’ memories of their 57-year marriage, his remaining lucidity and, eventually, his life. But to let scientists take his brain after he died? That seemed too much to ask. “I didn’t want to deal with the idea of his death,” said Reeves, 79. “I certainly didn’t want to deal...

    By Ann Gorman California Healthline|

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