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Queen Mary's Dark Harbor Overflows With Enhancements for 2015

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

When the Queen Mary announced its addition of only one new maze, it seemed as though Dark Harbor might stagnate this year. Opening night surpassed expectations, debuting renovations to returning mazes, increasing the number of shows, and presenting a surprisingly sonorous Lullaby.

California Governor Jerry Brown Fails Students by Vetoing Ethnic Studies Bill

Joseph Morales | Posted 10.15.2015 | Education
Joseph Morales

Governor Jerry Brown failed California's students last week, when he vetoed AB 101, a bill that would have positioned California to lead the nation by developing the first-ever statewide curriculum in ethnic studies.

Aprylle Gilbert: Running Clear Across the USA On Route 6 For A Good Cause

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 09.05.2015 | Impact
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Endurance runner and musician Aprylle Gilbert has been tackling Route 6 as earnestly and powerfully as any linebacker goes after his opponents on the football field. She is not doing it for the joy or novelty, either. She's doing it to prove that she can, and "for the kids."

A Pre-Opening Backstage View of Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2015: Maze Previews and Interview With J.J. Wickham

Annabel Osberg | Posted 08.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

On August 17, Dark Harbor began to materialize on its territory outside the Queen Mary.

Destined to Dine in SoCal

Gina Hall | Posted 08.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

There are restaurants that flash in the pan, trending like a summer pop song that wears like white after Labor Day, and then there are fixtures of the culinary landscape; establishments you can set your watch to.

33 Ways to Bring the Beach Home With You This Summer

Hometalk | Posted 08.03.2015 | HuffPost Home

These simple and stylish projects will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by shells, waves, and nautical goodness!

Post-Sandy Rebuilding For Resiliency: Lessons From Long Beach, NY

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

I continue to believe that we need to recognize this fact of American life and create a form of federal reconstruction insurance to provide guaranteed funding to rebuild communities after disaster has struck. We cannot leave reconstruction finance in the unsteady hands of the U.S. Congress.

L.A.'s Human Face of Big Data

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Whereas. That's how my work day began. With a festive farewell breakfast and City of Los Angeles proclamation in the Mayor's Press Room for outgoing D...

There's No Escaping Water Conservation Requirements In Long Beach

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.25.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The drought in California has reached a near-Tatooine level of dryness, and the state is looking for any way to conserve what's left of its water supp...

Americans Gorge on Slogans: O'Kane Shows, More Than Tells

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Ximena Ortiz

The public demurs from facing reality and accepting measures that might fix the problems, based on a misplaced--and manipulated--appreciation of self-reliance and freedom, O'Kane explains and illustrates.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

A Transit App for Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

This is a true story. It's about the way many people get around Los Angeles and how more of us should navigate the City of Angels. Native Angelenos, new arrivals, older transplants like me, tourists and everyone in between.

The ABCs of Los Angeles Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

That is what we need to do. Always be closing on our transit improvements and with Washington where our tax dollars are kept. Renaming our transit lines is small ball and a distraction compared to the construction and other work at hand.

Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

Carole J. Bufford Brings 'Body and Soul' Cabaret to Long Beach

Josh Getlin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Josh Getlin

For a young cabaret star on the rise, the review that Carole J. Bufford got from the New York Times after a 2013 cabaret appearance was the stuff dreams -- and careers -- are made of.

Winter Love Soulstice Free Beach Celebration in Long Beach on 12/21

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

On December 21, Subtract Music, Light Tribe and Ohm Bass came together to throw a free and completely magical beach party celebrating the winter solstice as well as the longest night since 1912.


Lynda Freeman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Books
Lynda Freeman

Remember the person in high school you had a secret crush on? Nothing actually happened. It was all longing and fantasy. Well, what if chance brought you together several decades later?

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Martin "Marty" Heeb, Korean War Veteran, Retired Trucker and Steam Fitter

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

As a boy growing up in New York City, Martin "Marty" Heeb witnessed American G.I.'s coming home from World War II, and it made a great impression on...

Top 5 Haunted Hotels

Hipmunk | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel

If you'd prefer a "trick" rather than a "treat" this Halloween, consider a weekend getaway to a haunted hotel. A quick Google search will reveal that almost every region has one, so pack your bags and head to one nearby for a weekend of ghost hunting.

Spirits Take the Helm at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2014, Blurring Boundaries Between Haunted Fantasies and Reality

Annabel Osberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

On October 2, the Queen Mary opened its 2014 season of Dark Harbor, debuting intriguing additions to the already thrilling Halloween event. While it ...

A Queen Turns 80 and Prepares for Reinvention

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

As she turns 80, there she sits, a defiant reminder of a times past; a luxurious venue for times present and through several reinventions currently underway will be a part of the Long Beach skyline in times future.

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

Steve Horn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogJust a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coa...

The Perils of Biking in Manhattan... and L.A.

Jack Skelley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Biking in Manhattan is a contact sport. It includes confronting cabbies and dodging pedestrians (who in welcome ways have a supremacy of the street). It demands nano-second reflexes, a sense of daring and nerves stronger than your bike frame.

Long Beach Dining: Two New Places, One Obvious Choice

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

While I maintain the food at the Federal is good, some of it great even, I have grown partial to Chef Katherine Humphus creations at Bo-Beau.

Have a $50,000 Wedding on a $3,000 Budget: 8 Great Secrets to a Hip and Affordable Wedding

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings
Shannah L. Compton

Does the sound of a "budget" wedding make you cringe? For me, it conjures up images of dollies, chocolate covered almonds, bubbles, and food that should be used as doorstops instead of being consumed by humans.