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So what do fans say about attending a Chargers game at StubHub Center in Carson?

By Sandy Mazza|

Former Long Beach foster child interns for Kamala Harris, writes foster care policy paper

Tiffany Boyd may be “the lucky one” of her seven siblings, but she doesn’t like that label. She’d rather every kid in the foster system be supported and have someone in their corner. The 29-year-old Long Beach woman s...

By Valerie Oiser Staff Writer |


  • Solar eclipses

    Southern California will be a good spot to watch Monday’s solar eclipse, except at the beach

    Most of Southern California will provide a good view of Monday’s solar eclipse — except at the beach. The National Weather Service is forecasting overcast skies up and down the coast — from Malibu to San Diego — Monday morning, when for the first time in 38 years a total eclipse will be visible in the continental United States. “If you are within about five miles from the beach, your chance is that it’s going to be cloudy,” said...

    By Jeong Park|

  • Executive branch

    Trump returns to Twitter, but steers clear of Charlottesville fallout

    President Donald Trump returned to Twitter on Friday, declaring “radical Islamic Terrorism must be stopped” on the heels of the deadly van attack in Spain. The president steered clear, however, of the controversy stirred by his responses to violence at a white supremacists’ rally last weekend in Virginia. Fallout from his comments continued to emerge Friday. Trump tweeted the day after 13 people were killed and more than 100 pedestrians hurt in Barcelona in...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Homicide

    Judge’s decision that Scott Dekraai can’t get the death penalty draws strong responses

    Judge Thomas Goethals’ ruling Friday that mass murderer Scott Dekraai cannot face the death penalty surprised and angered some who expected he would be sentenced to die. Others, however, were relieved that Dekraai soon should be sentenced nearly six years after he killed eight people in and around a Seal Beach salon in 2011. He later...

  • 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

  • Horse Racing

    Mike Smith, Arrogate seeks bounceback victory in Pacific Classic at Del Mar

    DEL MAR >> Did Del Mar really run the San Diego Handicap on July 22? Was that race just a figment of our imagination? Did Arrogate, thought to be virtually unbeatable after four consecutive Grade I victories, really finish fourth, beaten by 15 1/4 lengths, as a 1-20 favorite? As far as Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is concerned, it didn’t occur. He’s completely blocked it from his memory bank. Or at least he’s trying to forget it happened. “It...

    Art Wilson

  • Prisons

    Auditor: Inmate suicide rate too high at Chino women’s prison

    CHINO >> Suicides spiked at a California women’s prison after officials failed to properly prepare for the transfer of 400 of the state’s most dangerous female inmates to the facility, the state auditor said Thursday. In a report published Thursday, the auditor also found flaws in suicide prevention plans at the four prisons — two women’s and two men’s — which were the focus of the audit. “The suicide rate of (California...

    Staff and wire reports|

  • Homicide

    Torrance man killed in shooting that sparked SWAT standoff in Long Beach

    Authorities have identified the man who was killed Thursday afternoon in Central Long Beach as a 24-year-old Torrance resident. Joseph Patton Jr. was shot multiple times in the upper body around 2:30 p.m., sparking a search for the gunman that turned up empty after an hours-long standoff, police said. Authorities believe Patton was shot in the...

    Jeremiah Dobruck

  • Restaurant operators

    SteelCraft food court is expanding to another Long Beach area city

    SteelCraft, the new brand of outdoor food courts assembled from shipping containers, is on pace to expand to Bellflower before the end of 2018. The SteelCraft concept is based upon the idea of giving eclectic food and drink providers an opportunity to serve their wares from kitchens built from shipping containers. The first-ever SteelCraft opened early this...

    Andrew Edwards

  • 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

  • Employment figures

    California adds jobs in July — LA County, Inland Empire also see increases

    California employers added 82,600 jobs in July and the region’s year-over-year gain of 276,400 jobs was the second largest in the nation, according to figures released Friday. “That was the largest job gain for the state since April of last year,” said economist Robert Kleinhenz, executive director of economic research for Beacon Economics and the UC Riverside School of Business. The Golden State landed second only to...

    Kevin Smith

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