In Other News

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

By Tim Grobaty|

CSU, professors reach tentative deal to extend contract

Labor peace between Cal State University administrators and professors is likely to continue into 2020, thanks to a tentative contract extension. CSU administrators and the California Faculty Association announced the agreement Tuesday. If ratif...

By Andrew Edwards|


  • Homicide

    L.A. city firefighter, spouse, die in murder-suicide in southeast Long Beach

    Police are investigating a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife – one of them an employee of the Los Angeles Fire Department – in southeast Long Beach, officials said Sunday morning. At about 10:45 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 7100 block of Island Village Drive – which is off Second Street, east of Studebaker Road – to investigate a domestic call, according to a statement from Nancy Pratt, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department.

    Press-Telegram staff|

  • Hiking

    Catalina Island hopes to woo more visitors with 27 miles of new hiking trails

    Visitors to Catalina Island have 27 miles of new options to leave Avalon behind and trek into the isle’s back country, thanks to a newly opened series of trails. The trails were added as part of Imagine Catalina, a multidecade project to preserve the island and promote conservation among visitors. Offering visitors new incentives to leave Catalina’s city hubs to explore the back country fits nicely into that plan, said Suzy Gardner, chief development officer for the...

    Cynthia Washicko

  • Boat shows

    Southern California Boat Show expected to make a splash in its return to San Pedro

    After organizers deemed last year’s inaugural event a success, the annual Southern California Boat Show will return to San Pedro this week. From the availability of parking to the marina setting, the Port of Los Angeles and San Pedro look to be a regular stop on the boat show tour that’s been a staple in Newport Beach and elsewhere for 45 years. “We’ve done two shows (every year) in Newport and the plan was to take one of those shows and move it north...

    Donna Littlejohn

  • Parks

    New Davenport Park walking path to be unveiled in North Long Beach

    The city on Saturday will unveil a new walking path at Davenport Park in North Long Beach, part of a long-running plan to create open space in a “park deficient” area of town, city leaders said. The 2,200-foot path will extend the park out to Paramount Avenue on the 11.5-acre park’s western border. The park is located at 2910 E. 55th Way. The path, made of decomposed granite, will connect to an existing walking path at Davenport Park to form a...

    Press-Telegram staff|

  • News

    CSULB mascot comments: The worst we’ve ever heard

    On our less charitable days we find ourself hating almost everyone in the world, especially if our only contact with them is on Facebook. On those days, when our heart goes black and hard, we often wish we could make people disappear with a clap of our hands. There wouldn’t be any painful death for these people; we’re not unreasonable. They would just disappear, along with their histories: They never existed at all. Now that you know this unfortunate side of us,...

    Tim Grobaty

  • Legislation

    Important California bills waiting for Governor Jerry Brown’s signature

    State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said the 2017 session of the California Legislature was “the most productive and progressive legislative session in memory.” Hundreds of bills are on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, and he has until Oct. 15 to sign, not sign or veto. Here’s a look at some of the major bills on his desk. Read more by clicking...

    By Kurt Snibbe|

  • Hate crimes

    Hate crimes in Long Beach on the rise in 2017

    Hate crimes are up this year in many large cities across California and the U.S., but Long Beach has shown a particularly pronounced increase by comparison, according to researchers at Cal State San Bernardino who track reported hate crimes. There have been 12 hate crimes reported through August this year in Long Beach, according to numbers provided by the Long Beach Police Department. There were only nine such reports in all of 2016, and at this point last year, there were only...

    Jeremiah Dobruck

  • Community

    Long Beach nonprofits bring residents’ problem-solving ideas to the table(s)

    Long Beach residents responded to the invitation to problem-solve with their neighbors on Saturday — all over town. In Los Cerritos, retirement-aged residents talked about ways to help the homeless get stable housing. At the japanese garden at Cal State Long Beach, a younger crowd talked about ways to get city government to run faster. It wss all part of “Around the Table,” an initiative from the Long Beach Community Foundation and We Love Long Beach...

    By Valerie Osier Special to the Press-Telegram |

  • Earthquakes

    Earthquake potential for LA exceeds that assigned to 1994 Northridge quake, experts say

    The Los Angeles region’s “earthquake potential score,” a gauge for assessing the likelihood of a destructive temblor, has surpassed the level assigned to the 6.7 magnitude Northridge Earthquake of 1994, according to a UC Davis professor. The score is created through “nowcasting,” a method of using small earthquakes to mark the current progress between larger and more dangerous ones, according to John Rundle, a professor of geology and physics at UC...

    Jason Henry

  • Immigration

    Home ownership will have to wait for this DACA recipient

    Rodrigo Mendoza has worked full-time as a pipe layer for four years, enough to build up his credit to buy his first house. But becoming a homeowner will have to wait. Mendoza, 32, of Temecula, is a participant in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that has provided two-year renewable work permits and deportation relief to about 800,000 young immigrants nationwide. The Obama-era program, as announced Sept. 5, will be phased out in the next six...

    Alejandra Molina

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