• Amusement and theme parks

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

    The Ferris wheel at the Pike Outlets reopens Thursday night with the sort of fanfare that attends groundbreakings and ribbon-cuttings in this town. City leaders will speak, no doubt comparing this one ride to the bygone glories of the original Pike which the wheel practically satirizes as an overpriced ersatz homage. You could spend a week at the...

    Tim Grobaty

  • Teacher unions

    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 ratified, the two-year extension would keep an agreement in place through mid-2020 and provide for consecutive faculty pay raises that would begin to go into effect in 2018. The twin raises are expected to result in some $120 million in new...

    Andrew Edwards

  • Trials

    Long Beach students burned man’s body, then went shopping at the mall, prosecutor says

    Two Long Beach high school students beat a man, strangled him and then burned his body in Rancho Palos Verdes before going shopping with the cash they stole from the victim, authorities said as trial began Tuesday for one of the accused killers. The suspects, a pair of seniors at Long Beach Poly High School, called a taxi to take them to the mall immediately after torching 42-year-old Christopher Waters’ SUV with his body inside, Deputy District Attorney Brian Kang told...

    Jeremiah Dobruck

  • Residential fires

    Residents escape Naples Island blaze that started in garage

    Residents were able to escape unharmed, but a home was left with significant damage when a fire broke out in a Naples Island garage in Long Beach on Monday night, according to authorities. The blaze started around 6:25 p.m. in the 100 block of Corinthian Walk, which is near the center of the affluent community, fire officials said. Fire crews responded and found flames coming from both levels of a building at the rear of the property, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake...

    Jeremiah Dobruck

  • Shootings

    Man found shot to death on Carson street

    A man was found shot to death on a Carson street Tuesday morning, sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies found the man at Idabell Avenue and Fairhaven Street when they responded to a report of gunshots at 2:30 a.m., sheriff’s Deputy Kimberly Alexander said. The man suffered one wound to his body and was pronounced dead at the scene, she said. There was no suspect information available. The victim’s name was not immediately released.

    By staff and wire reports|

  • Assault and battery

    Former CSULB student charged with trying to stab detective on campus

    A 23-year-old woman has been charged with trying to stab a detective while fleeing from police at Cal State Long Beach earlier this month, according to authorities. Police said the woman, who used to be a student at CSULB, attacked the detective while he was chasing her on Sept. 15. Authorities got a call that day about someone vandalizing part of the campus’ Child Development Center and stealing something from the building, university police said in a news...

    Jeremiah Dobruck

  • Noise pollution

    New airplane flight paths raising noise levels for residents in their wake

    After buying his Huntington Beach home in the 1970s, Mario Tabernig went along with hearing the occasional descending jet in the distance after Long Beach Airport transformed into a commercial hub. But Tabernig’s patience ended earlier this year when the Federal Aviation Administration tweaked flight paths at 21 airports from Santa Barbara to the Mexico border. “The windows shake,” Tabernig says of the new routes over his home. “You can’t do a...

    By David Whiting @DavidWhiting on Twitter|

  • Trials

    Emotional testimony from the Downey police lieutenant who found slain officer’s body

    A Downey police lieutenant gave emotional testimony Monday about finding a fellow officer shot to death in a BMW parked near the police station nearly two years ago, saying he didn’t initially recognize the victim. With his voice breaking as he was asked about the discovery of Officer Ricardo Galvez’s body in the officer’s...

    By Terri Vermuelen Keith City News Service|

  • News

    Long Beach to unveil renovated Ferris wheel at the Pike, with new lights and color

    Officials at the Pike Outlets will unveil a newly-renovated Ferris wheel Thursday night that features more than 2,000 LED module lights. The attraction closed for two months this summer to undergo a few renovations, including new lights and a fresh coat of paint. The 90-foot-high wheel, which sits next to the Laugh Factory and the Pike...


  • Boating accidents

    Cabin boat stripped, partially sinks near Port of Los Angeles

    A 32-foot Uniflite cabin motor vessel — stripped of its engine, lights and transmission — was found sinking Monday morning about a mile-and-a-half offshore from the Port of Los Angeles, but no victims were found on board or in the water, authorities said. The sinking boat, The Monte Carlo, was reported about 7:20 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. After an extensive search that involved divers, there were no signs of distress and no one was found on...

    By staff reports|

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