Melissa Evans, LB Press-Telegram

Melissa Evans

LB Press-Telegram

Long Beach, CA, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

Taco Bell wants to serve alcohol at Bluff Heights restaurant; Long Beach to consider protest

Taco Bell wants to turn a Bluff Heights store into “cantina-style” restaurant that serves alcohol, but the city isn’t so sure. → Read More

Long Beach to discuss policy for allowing recreational marijuana

Long Beach officials this week will take their first crack at a new policy that would govern the sale and use of recreational marijuana, including retail businesses, cultivation sites and processin… → Read More

Bixby Knolls bakery settles with city over illegal rental to marijuana dispensary

The deal reached with the City Attorney’s Office requires the owner to invest $50,000 in improvements to the property, and pay $100,000 in fines, which the city is allowing him to make paymen… → Read More

Did you feel it? Earthquake near Cabazon rattles SoCal

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Cabazon in Riverside County, but shook a wide swath of Southern California. There no immediate reports of damage or injury. The quake struck a few miles north of Cabazon, with a depth of about 14 kilometers. Maps show it could be felt in Los Angeles, Long Beach and coastal areas of Orange County. More to come. → Read More

Baby seal born to one of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s charter animals – Press Telegram

The newest resident of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is a baby seal recently born to Shelby, one of the aquarium’s harbor seals and one of its first animals. → Read More

Long Beach bans single-use foam containers for restaurants, food providers

Long Beach leaders approved a ban Tuesday on single-use food and beverage containers made from polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, in an attempt to curb pollution in parks, beaches and waterw… → Read More

Long Beach to study impact of sound, entertainment events on residents downtown

Long Beach will likely again explore new laws, and new technology, to create a downtown in which homes and entertainment can co-exist.The City Council on Tuesday will consider asking staff to study… → Read More

Report: Grand Prix brings $32M to Long Beach economy

Beacon Economics analyzed data from last year’s race, finding that it generated $63.4 million in economic output, with $32.4 million of that coming directly to Long Beach. → Read More

How to get free tickets to the Long Beach Grand Prix in 2018

Want to get into the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach free of charge? The Press-Telegram is again offering free tickets for the first race day on Friday, April 13. Pick up a paper for a coupon that … → Read More

Long Beach leaders to investigate helping Pride parade after losses last year

Long Beach leaders voted unanimously Tuesday to investigate ways to reduce or waive fees for the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival & Parade after the organizers reported a nearly $100… → Read More

Long Beach preparing for heavy rainfall Thursday

Long Beach, Signal Hill and Avalon could see up to .5 to .75 inches of rain per hour Thursday afternoon, and the city is urging residents to prepare. → Read More

Popular chicken restaurant Raising Cane’s opens newest location in Lakewood – Press Telegram

The newest iteration of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, a popular Louisiana-based restaurant company, opened in Lakewood Tuesday, company officials announced. → Read More

Physician at Downey Kaiser placed on probation after 2 DUI arrests

A physician in the Downey Kaiser Permanente emergency department has been placed on probation for five years by the Medical Board of California following two DUI arrests, one of which involved a hi… → Read More

Downey facility may soon treat homeless people after hospital stays

Supervisor Janice Hahn, who represents the Long Beach area, is sponsoring a motion that would add 165 beds for “recuperative care” in the Downey’ facility’s Building 900, which currently houses in-… → Read More

Long Beach heart surgeon facing possible discipline after patient nearly loses leg

A prominent heart surgeon in Long Beach is facing possible disciplinary action later this month by the California Medical Board over a 2013 procedure in which a patient nearly lost his leg. Dr. Dan… → Read More

Artists turn Long Beach fire hydrants into art pieces in newest show of public art

Tom Bob, an established New York street artist, flew to Long Beach in early January to create artwork on the West Coast. → Read More

Long Beach police 3rd student this week for making threats, this one at Tincher Academy

Long Beach police announced Thursday they have arrested the third student on suspicion of making threats to harm others at school, this one at Tincher Preparatory Academy in East Long Beach. → Read More

Carnival Cruise Line to unveil renovated terminal near Queen Mary in Long Beach

The event Saturday will coincide with the arrival of the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor, the third ship that will launch from the local terminal. → Read More

Construction on Broadway set to begin, bringing more parking to Alamitos Beach

The Measure A-funded project involves creating a “pedestrian village” to the corridor through traffic calming measures, including slimming parts of the road from four lanes to two. → Read More

Convicted murderer of 4-year-old tackled by deputies in Long Beach court

Jurors convicted Brandon Ivan Colbert Jr. last week on two counts of first-degree murder for gunning down Carina Mancera and her daughter, Jennabel Anaya, near the intersection of Locust Avenue and… → Read More