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Race Car Drivers, Celebrities Go Head-To-Head In Long Beach

The Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports

Over the weekend, downtown Long Beach quite literally became a racetrack. The Long Beach Grand Prix, which celebrated its 40th race since 1977, too...

Measure N: A Decent Minimum Wage for Long Beach Hotel Workers, An Economic Shot in the Arm for Long Beach

Dr. Suja Lowenthal, DPD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Dr. Suja Lowenthal, DPD

I am a strong supporter of Measure N, a Long Beach city ballot measure on the November 6th ballot that would set a minimum wage for workers in our city's hotel industry.

Four U.S. Marines Arrested In Possible Anti-Gay Hate Crime

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The beating of a gay man outside a bar resulted in the arrest of four Camp Pendleton Marines and was being investigated as a pot...

Chain Reaction

Jeffrey Gibson | Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts
Jeffrey Gibson

March 1, 2012 -- I'm sitting here during the fourth day of the TED talks in Long Beach, Calif. I've been selected as a Fellow for this year and arrive...

All Aboard: Our Night on the Queen Mary

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
One For The Table

This year on my summer vacation I actually played tourist in my own home town, Los Angeles. One of my discoveries was that the Queen Mary ship is not only a museum, but a hotel as well.

Don't Fear These Oil Rigs: They are Just Works of Art

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Above: Artist Elyse Pignolet contemplates two sculptures of oil platforms that she created with her husband, Sandow Birk. The sculptures, which hav...

Long Beach Shooting: Woman Fatally Shot In Long Beach, Suspect At Large

KTLA | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

ONG BEACH -- A woman was fatally shot in downtown Long Beach, and the suspect remains at large, according to police....

Club Bounce: Nightclubs For The Plus-Size Take Shape

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Move over, it's Saturday night at Club Bounce and people are bouncing onto the dance floor in a big, big way.

These are big, big people, all dressed to the nines and many tipping the scales at 250, maybe 300 pounds.

That's because this expansive nightclub a couple blocks from the Pacific Ocean, with its flashing lights, friendly atmosphere and wall-rattling hip-hop sounds, caters specifically to fat people.

That's right, fat people. Not just any fat people, either, but fat people who are proud to call themselves fat people. People who joke that they are part of the new Fat is Phat movement.

"Self-conscious? No! Not at all," laughs Monique Lopez, a curvaceous woman of 23 as she arrives in a tight, black dress and heels. "I was like, 'I'm going to Club Bounce tonight. I'm going to wear my shortest skirt.'" (Which she did.)

California Ethanol Truck's Fiery Crash Kills Driver

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A tanker truck hauling 8,000 gallons of ethanol crashed and exploded into an inferno that sent a river of fire into storm d...

Long Beach Grand Prix - IndyCar combines for good race, few fans

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

Dario Franchitti dedicated his victory to his wife, Ashley Judd, whose 41st birthday they celebrated together at Long Beach - kind of a boring proposi...

SHAM FUNERAL! Faye Schilling, Jean Crump ARRESTED

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Two women have been charged with staging sham funerals to collect life insurance payments and other money totaling an estimated $1 mil...

The Great Latino Wake

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

All over the country I have been hearing from and about young Latina/o Democratic and independent candidates who are readying themselves for upcoming election cycles.

Leukemia: A Soldiers Souvenir From the Burn Pits of Iraq

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

Although SSG. Steven Ochs seemed impenetrable, he could not sidestep the invisible weapon that would course through his bloodstream five months after his third tour ended.