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L.A.Drivers: Slow the Eff Down!

Jack Skelley | Posted 04.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Starting on September 16, of this year, California drivers must keep their cars at least three feet away from bikes they pass on the street. The law is bound to increase the friction between bikes and cars.

Grand Prix Long Beach: 40 Years Strong with Celebs, Thrills and Upsets (VIDEOS)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

The 40th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has roared to a close with a spectacular finish as Mike Conway takes the checkered flag for his second victory on the streets of Long Beach.

The American Left Radio Could Use a Right Hook (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

Hook doesn't have to worry ever again; his future success is almost assured. He has a loyal fan base which is growing, not shrinking.

Let's Stop Being #SurplusGiraffe

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Don't many of us feel like Marius, the #SurplusGiraffe? How many of us feel that someone in our life, some bank or boss, some Congress person or Senator can end our lives as we know them, and feed it to not the lions but the wolves of Wall St.?

How the Disaster of a Small Italian Town Helped a New Yorker See Through Sandy

Sara Lieberman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sara Lieberman

The midday sun shone as workers in Levi's and orange hardhats laid panels of wood to erect a new boardwalk, eager to replace the one washed ashore by the Atlantic it had been in front of just nine months earlier.

You Can Never Have Too Many Flashlights: (And Other Life Lessons from Hurricane Sandy)

Laurie Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Laurie Nadel

While the media will celebrate the feel-good stories of the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, it does not mean that the healing process if over. Healing after Hurricane Katrina is a process that is still going on six years later.

Unexpected Inspirations

Phil Shepherd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Phil Shepherd

The priceless touch from fingertips belonging to my beloved's hands... Witnessing the result of the manipulation of molten precious metal into handcra...

7 Frightening Halloween Festivals

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

From coffin racing in Manitou Springs, Colo., to a witch-themed ball in Salem, Mass., U.S. News Travel found seven of the spookiest Halloween festivities happening around the USA.

AGENDA: Key Snaps From The LBC!

Marlon Regis | Posted 09.29.2013 | Style
Marlon Regis

ts expansiveness, acute organization and the enthusiasm from the buyers, booth & brand reps and all those invited to attend, was nothing short of overwhelming.

How I Ended Up in a Sober Living House In Long Beach

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 07.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Te-Erika Patterson

I am excited to share with everyone why Long Beach is a prime example of big city living with a small community vibe that I didn't find anywhere else in Los Angeles.

I Moved to Los Angeles With Less Than $200

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Te-Erika Patterson

I moved to Los Angeles from Hollywood, Fla., with less than $200.  So far I've managed to make it here for 11 months. Someone once told me, "If you ...

5 Favorite Summer Spots in New York

Travelzoo | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

Those of us in Travelzoo's New York office are eagerly awaiting summer and its street festivals, rooftop lounges and concerts at Central Park. However, we're far from the only ones who love these spots, and sometimes we need a break from the crowds.

PHOTOS: 9 Underrated Beach Destinations

Oyster | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Fewer people, untouched nature, you name it; underrated beach destinations are hidden gems that can be just what you're looking for.

Weekend of Theatre in Southland Proves Unforgettable

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

From innovative, enormous productions like War Horse, to fun, well-acted and crafted smaller productions like Around the World in 80 Days, theatre is alive and well in the Southland right now, so get to a play soon.

My Hometown's Recovery From Sandy Has Been Lackluster, But It Could Have Been Better

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 02.27.2013 | New York
Stephen Robert Morse

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I witnessed two Long Island communities, Long Beach and Oceanside, located just 1.5 miles from one another, experience very different fates. When disaster struck, Oceanside had few resources to rely on.

September 11th and Sandy: A Mother-Daughter Story

Candace Walsh | Posted 02.12.2013 | Women
Candace Walsh

Back in 2001, September 11th triggered my household's flight from our East Village apartment to my mother's apartment on Long Beach. Ten years after that, Hurricane Sandy hit Long Beach.

IMS Brings Two Wheels to Life in Long Beach

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

America has a love/hate relationship with motorcycles and motorcycling. Those that love it, love it; then there are those that call them "donor cycles" or think they are just death waiting to happen.

LA Port Strike: 'A Billion Here, A Billion There...'

James Bryson Hyatt | Posted 02.04.2013 | Media
James Bryson Hyatt

$1-billion-a-day figure estimating the costs of the Port of Los Angeles/Port of Long Beach strike was trotted out quickly and promoted widely, because it's attention-getting. And possibly, because it serves certain political objectives. But it's not accurate.

Should We Rebuild?

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

There's been talk of constructing 25 miles of coastal protection...to build a $15 billion seawall. This is the "cheapest solution." But would "the side effects" of such a barrier with its impact on inland estuaries and coastal marshes be feasible?

Professor Accused Of Being White Supremacist

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.17.2012 | College

Kevin MacDonald, a psychology professor at Cal State Long Beach, has been called a white supremacist, neo-Nazi and an anti-Semite. He recently told...

N.Y. Man With Cerebral Palsy Lost Wheelchair, Income, Van To Sandy

Posted 11.16.2012 | Impact

When Frank Murtagh’s Long Beach, N.Y., home flooded in Superstorm Sandy, he lost his independence. Murtagh, 53, uses a specialized electric wheelcha...

Long Beach, New York, Tells Sandy Surf Community is Joining in Thanksgiving Hope!

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 11.09.2012 | New York
Alexandra Holzer

A charity-based group called Surfforall.org is dedicating itself to assisting people in Long Beach. Surfforall.org advocates helping people getting into the ocean and onto surf boards to assist in maximizing their potential.

After Sandy, Long Beach's Long Road Ahead

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York

* No estimates yet of total damage to the oceanside city * Storm's financial weight could squeeze cities' cash flow * Mo...

Sandy's Wake Leaves a Clear Choice

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

To those who say we can't afford renewable energy, I say, we clearly can't afford more Sandys.

Largest Animal on Earth of CA Coast

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

There's still time to see one of the greatest shows on Earth. And it's not far, particularly if you live near Long Beach, CA (or another ocean-front city). The largest animal on the planet, the Blue Whale, is frolicking in the waters off Southern California.