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

By Tim Grobaty|

Sadly, patriotism becomes a political football

Can we get any more divided? Now we have Trump-vs.-NFL players sucking up more psychic oxygen across the land than Trump-vs.-Kim Jong Un, which might be just a tad more important. But our president relishes inserting himself boldly into al...

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  • 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
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  • Higher education

    The real Prospector Pete — the man who posed for the beleaguered CSULB statue — tells his story

    Prospector Pete doesn’t care about the cartoonish mascot version of him. In fact, he says, “I’m 100 percent in favor of getting rid of him. But not the statue. The university has to keep the statue.” Anthony Brennan is Prospector Pete, the beleaguered mascot of Cal State Long Beach. He’s 83 now, living with his schoolteacher wife in Sebastopol. In the 1960s, when he was a student at what was then Long Beach State College, his friend Ben Barker, a...

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  • Columns

    Recall bid against Long Beach’s Pearce shows obstacles women face: Guest commentary

    There is no mistaking that Long Beach is witnessing discrimination against women in the relentless and unwarranted demand of a few to mount a recall campaign against City Council Member Jeannine Pearce. A handful of people with deep pockets are unhappy with the democratic system that elected Pearce in 2016. They want to replace a progressive, successful, productive women so they can install someone else. What are they using to achieve this? They are accusing Pearce of unethical...

    By Zoe Nicholson|

  • Editorials

    Latest health care bill is too hasty, risky

    Republicans in Congress have not given up on altering our health care system, and the White House is prepared to go along for the ride. Unfortunately, the new bill, led by Reps. Bill Cassidy, R.-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is too hasty and too risky to merit support. Rather than scrambling at this late date on the legislative calendar to come up with a “win,” Republicans would be better off acknowledging the difficulty of serious reform, playing the long game, and...

    The Editorial Board
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  • Letters

    Trump just can’t win with the Emmys crowd: Letters

    Trump just can’t win with the Emmys crowd I saw a few clips of the Emmys, or what should have been called “It’s Trump-Bashing Time.” There they were, all the liberal media darlings with all their self-righteous assertions a-whooping and a-hollering against the Trump administration. And then there she was. The queen of liberal activism, “Hanoi Jane” Fonda, spewing all her pretentious indignations. This proves that...

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  • Columns

    Clean-air solution has already arrived at Long Beach, L.A. ports: Guest commentary

    Have you seen all those electric tractor trailers down at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles lately? If you haven’t, you’re not alone — because they don’t exist. Not only are port communities being promised solutions that currently don’t exist. They are being asked to trade off a generation of clean air improvements on a promise of a technology that might or might not be available someday. Finding a way to rapidly upgrade the fleet of port...

    By Tom Fulks|

  • Long Beach State

    What will replace Prospector Pete at CSULB? Readers have some ideas

    We are seriously enjoying the feedback over the Prospector Pete flap at Cal State Long Beach. It’s a lot more entertaining than the Robert E. Lee issue, which is giving us a headache (“Did you know that Lincoln was a Republican and the Klan was founded by Democrats?” Yes, but shut up.) “Sweet Jesus!” cried Charlie Dodson, who got his bachelor’s degree at CSULB in 1977, his teaching credential in 1995 and his master’s in 2007 and never...

    Tim Grobaty
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  • Opinion

    Weigh other options on LB hotel-workers ordinance

    After almost four hours of emotional discussion Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council made the right decision on a proposal to regulate working conditions for housekeepers at local hotels. By a 5-4 vote, council members rejected the proposed ordinance and replaced it with a call for a less stringent resolution to protect worker safety. Advocates for the tougher law were so dismayed by the vote, which came close to midnight, that many stood up from their seats in a packed council...

    The Editorial Board
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  • Letters

    It’s up to Congress to fix immigration mess: Letters

    It’s up to U.S. Congress to fix immigration mess Re “Long Beach officials want to expand on ‘sanctuary state’ protections” (Sept. 17): As Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez states: The city needs to take a “bold stand” to protect immigrants (I’m presuming legal immigrants).

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  • Columns

    Equifax breach a launchpad for hacks of personal info

    This month it was revealed that cybercriminals stole more than 143 million credit records including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and addresses from Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies. It might not seem like a cyber hack of this magnitude could get any worse; after all, very private and personal information has been exposed and could cause a financial nightmare for so many people. Unfortunately, a bad situation is about to...

    By Rick White|

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