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Past articles by Emily:

Don your headset: Long Beach State celebrates virtual reality with day of technology Friday

The free event runs Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It’s the first of its kind on campus, with the colleges of Arts, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts collaborating.… → Read More

Don your headset: Long Beach State celebrates virtual reality with day of technology Friday

The free event runs Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It’s the first of its kind on campus, with the colleges of Arts, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts collaborating.… → Read More

Concert to celebrate Cal State Long Beach’s Bob Cole Conservatory’s 10th birthday – Press Telegram

Performers include the Bob Cole Chamber Choir, two-time international choir of champions; nationally-recognized Pacific Standard Time vocal jazz ensemble; award-winning Concert Jazz Orchestra; and … → Read More

Long Beach Touch-A-Truck rolls out tons of heavy metal this Sunday

About 10,000 people will swarm around more than 100 vehicles on display at the fourth annual Long Beach Touch-A-Truck this weekend. “I think ours is the biggest in the country,” organiz… → Read More

Decade-old breakfasts continue to link up neighbors in Long Beach

Attendance at events hosted by Robin and Scott Jones has varied, but the We Love Long Beach continue to be committed to getting neighbors together. → Read More

Everything you need to know about Saturday’s MLK parade in Long Beach – Press Telegram

Sixth District City Councilman Dee Andrews and the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine are partnering for the daylong festivities meant to commemorate King. → Read More

Long Beach water, sewer rates to decrease, pending council approval

On Thursday, the Long Beach Water Commission lowered water and sewer rates in compliance with the settlement reached earlier this month. The rates will go before City Council on Dec. 5, and if appr… → Read More

‘Donut Boy’ arrives in Long Beach to deliver the pastries (what else?) to local cops – Press Telegram

The boy and his former police officer mother, Sheena Carach, traveled to 21 states and delivered more than 32,000 donuts, he said. He also has appeared on media outlets nationwide. → Read More

Club that organizes Belmont Shore Car Show may end involvement due to dwindling membership

The Bay City Rodders Seal Beach may ends its involvement in the Belmont Shore Car Show, a 28-year tradition that brings hundreds of vintage vehicl → Read More

Organizers announce this year’s QFilm Festival lineup in Long Beach

The opening film for the 2017 QFilm Festival will be “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” about the activist and author of the “Tales of the City” book series, organizers announced.The festival, which has been run → Read More

Catalina Ski Race, now in 69th year, to feature 60 teams Saturday

A 69-year-old tradition — often touted as the world’s greatest ski race — will return to Long Beach this weekend.The Catalina Ski Race for 24-foot boats starts at 8:53 a.m. Saturday between Oil Island White and Island Griss → Read More

LGBTQ Center of Long Beach reactivating AIDS Walk in November

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach recently announced it will relaunch AIDS Walk in November.The walk was originally organized by The Center, then the Long Beach AIDS Foundation took over. In all, it ran from 1987 to 2014, Center Executive Director → Read More

The Long Beach Muni Band is back: here’s the 2017 schedule of concerts

The Long Beach Municipal Band — the longest running city-funded band nationwide — will start the first week of its 108th season of free outdoor concerts this week. The band, led by conductor and music director Larry Curtis, will f → Read More

Why Long Beach water, sewer rates are likely going up this year

Long Beach water users may see a water and sewer rate increase beginning Oct. 1 as part of the 2018 fiscal year budget recently passed by the Water Commission.The 2018 spending plan totals $127.4 million, with $106.5 million in the water fund a → Read More

Summer and Music kicks off Saturday with skate event in downtown Long Beach

It’s a summer of music with Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s Summer and Music’s ninth season. The free concerts, offered with sponsorships from Millworks and InterTrend, kicks off will skate event FKA 720 — a shoutout → Read More

Special Olympics to celebrate 20th anniversary at CSULB

A worldwide display of athleticism comes to the city once again — the 48th Annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games — with thousands of athletes and coaches participating in the event. The two days of mostly free f → Read More

History lover who emigrated from Russia among LBCC Class of 2017 graduates

Marina Ganicheva, a native of Russia, decided to take a chance: Prospects for earning a living and providing for a family were low in her native country, so she came to study in the United States in 2011, she said.On Thursday, she will cross a → Read More

Keith Mitchell, Long Beach native and Mazzy Star drummer, dies of cancer

Mazzy Star drummer and Long Beach native Keith Mitchell died May 14 after a short battle with cancer, according to his sister Mary Ellen Mitchell. The Long Beach-born musician attended Millikan and Wilson high schools and was a Boy Scout and Tr → Read More

Long Beach’s Retro Row grows organically

It might look like a bit of a blast from the past, but Retro Row on Fourth Street keeps evolving with the times.For example, business owners have formed a Business Improvement District, said Fourth Street Business Association co-president and P → Read More

Long Beach man moves to Afghanistan to bring music to kids

Former Long Beach resident Lanny Cordola said he’d often thought about Afghanistan: the Russians invaded the Middle Eastern country on his birthday, Dec. 24, 1979, beginning a war.“Millions of Afghans were killed, displaced, maime → Read More