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

By Tim Grobaty|

Like beer? Like to run? These clubs are made for you

Beer and running have finally found a happy medium through a growing social trend: pub runs. Throughout Southern California, more and more running groups are meeting in the vicinity of local breweries to run a few miles before mingling over beers. ...

By Jackie Moe jmoe@scng.com @jackieemoe on Twitter|

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  • Entertainment

    Baba Ghanouj sets the mood, table for the tastes of Lebanon in Long Beach

    There is a fine tradition of naming restaurants after dishes those restaurants serve, sometimes dishes that are not really well-known by the general public and which are just a small part of the restaurant’s cuisine. But you know, if the name sounds cool, then there it is. There are sundry Middle Eastern restaurants named for hummus and falafel, many named kabab in some fashion, several tabouli-named restaurants, and more places named for pita than I can remember. But...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Reviews

    Go for the craft beer, but have a bite too at Belmont Brewing Co. in Long Beach

    If you head into the Belmont Brewing Co. through the main entrance, and follow your nose out to the deck that overlooks the beach and the water beyond, you may not notice that this really is a brewing company, with gleaming tanks of beer and ale behind the bar, patiently aging for those in need of a proper quaff. But there they are, some half a dozen beers, with such names as Marathon, Top Sail and Long Beach Crude. Having noticed them, and paid proper obeisance, it’s still...

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  • Health

    Anthem cites soaring drugs costs to justify 35% rate hike in California

    Health insurance giant Anthem predicts Californians will pop a lot more pills next year. To make the case for a hefty premium hike in the state’s individual insurance market, Anthem Blue Cross has forecast a 30 percent jump in prescription drug costs for 2018. Such a sharp increase is nearly double the estimates of two other big insurers, and it runs counter to industry trends nationally. Prescription drug spending in the U.S. grew 6.1 percent over the 12 months ending in...

    By Chad Terhune California Healthline|

  • Health

    California lags in testing toddlers for lead exposure

    A third of young California children at risk for lead poisoning are not being tested despite state and federal laws that require it, according to a new study—a problem at least partly addressed by legislation now on the governor’s desk. Researchers using data from the state Department of Public Health found that 160,000 children 1 and 2 years old who needed testing never received it. That’s a 34 percent failure rate, the study says. “Our most...

    By Elizabeth Aguilera CALmatters|

  • Politics

    Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

    WASHINGTON >> Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law has dealt a likely fatal blow to the legislation — and perhaps to the Republican Party’s years of promises to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old Arizona Republican had emerged as the destroyer of his party’s signature promise to voters. “John McCain never had any intention of...

    By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press|

  • Medical marijuana

    Long Beach’s first fully licensed medical marijuana shop is set to open

    Legal marijuana is on its way back to Long Beach. LB Green Room, is on pace to open some time in the coming week, manager Adam Hijazi said. The business is in the same location, on Seventh Street near Rose Avenue, where it operated during an earlier period when city government regulated dispensaries, before deciding to ban the shops in 2012. The dispensary site housed political operations at times during the period when City Hall banned dispensaries, Hijazi said. Supporters for...

    Andrew Edwards
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  • Entertainment

    Going to Queen Mary’s Halloween Dark Harbor? Here are some places to eat

    The Queen Mary is busy with events like concerts, comedy shows, dance parties and even MMA fights happening there. But it’s ghosts, monsters and other creatures that draw some of the biggest crowds of the year during the ship’s annual Dark Harbor event. The popular Halloween event runs Sept. 28-Nov. 1 and includes mazes, monsters and a macabre carnival that attracts about 120,000 people during its run. And while these visitors are looking for scares, they...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Dining

    It’s barbecue goodness in bowls and sandwiches at L.A. Brisket in Artesia

    L.A. Brisket is definitely not the restaurant I expected to find in the location where I found it. If you come from the north, you’ll go past a branch of the largely Chinese 99 Ranch Market, along with Daiso Japan, Pho 2000 and It’s Boba Time Cafe. If you come from the south, you’ll go through Little India, the largest Indian community in Southern California, with an estimated 120 shops offering items from the Asian subcontinent. And then, there’s L.A.

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Amusement and theme parks

    Are these Knott’s Scary Farm’s biggest fans? You be the judge

    Los Angeles residents Gabriel Montoya and Nikki Montoya are Knott’s Scary Farm superfans, who attend almost every night of the event. “The reason why we go is we enjoy it so much because it’s so distinctly different than most haunts that are out there,” Gabriel Montoya said. “A lot of haunts just rely on the same-old same-old scares and there’s nothing really personal about it. A lot of the monsters are these characters that you come to know...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Entertainment

    How a legendary death in a Queen Mary oven inspired Dark Harbor’s new Halloween haunt

    This is a grisly Halloween tale. Decades ago, so goes the story, a chef was murdered on board the Queen Mary by being shoved into his own oven and burned alive. And now, dressed in a tattered and charred chef’s coat and apron, this frightening foodie is once again roaming the ship’s kitchen as the latest spirit to join the band of ghosts, monsters and ghouls who take over the ship for the annual Dark Harbor...

    Richard Guzman
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