Tim Grobaty, LB Press-Telegram

Tim Grobaty

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Past articles by Tim:

Our airport column wasn’t satire; it was a series of horrible mistakes – Press Telegram

We mentioned that in the summertime the small planes often tow advertisement banners that cause us to subliminally hanker for things like Bud Light Lime. We have never hankered for Bud Light Lime.… → Read More

Things to do this weekend: Spinning, shopping, signing and song

Friday is when your week starts, and it starts with sheer terror as you foolishly climb into a cabin on what’s euphemistically called The Observation Wheel, which makes its debut appearance t… → Read More

‘Kiss the Joy’ documents the incredible life of Olympic rower Joan Van Blom – Press Telegram

“Kiss the Joy” documents Van Blom’s rapid rise from that first curious visit to her monumental achievement as the first woman to compete as a U.S. rower in the Olympics, winning … → Read More

Long Beach Airport: Our week of flight-path terror

The noise is intolerable. We wake up screaming, our wife crying, our dogs bolting over the fence and running wild with terror through the neighborhood like deer from a wildfire. Our walls are crack… → Read More

A great day in Long Beach for bike fans; not so much for restaurants on Mother’s Day – Press Telegram

Some of the finest waterfront restaurants along the shoreline were, while not quite impossible to get to, were effectively cut off from town by the 7-mile-long race course which seldom steered far … → Read More

Believe it or not: Mailbaggers react to our California column

“While reading your column this morning I thought for a second that maybe you woke up. Then I remembered who you are and I woke up. Good luck living in this Libtard State for the rest of your… → Read More

It’s Mother’s Day weekend: Do not disappoint her again – Press Telegram

if your mom is anything like ours was, she is just about ready to explode if she doesn’t see a bike race pretty damned soon. → Read More

Something in our genetics made us a lifelong fan of Deukmejian

George Deukmejian knew we had fallen from grace politically, turning liberal, perhaps as a result of head injury. We had always kept in touch with Duke (though we never called him that) and we had … → Read More

Tim Grobaty: The Duke had a real sense of humor — and here’s proof – Press Telegram

Columnist Tim Grobaty fondly recalls a 2012 interview in which the former governor and Long Beach native shared his sense of humor. → Read More

Long Beach Mayor Garcia launches second term with 9-week know-your-city tour

Mayor Robert Garcia stopped to use his phone’s GO Long Beach app to report a pile of trash left in front of a business and an overgrown bougainvillea plant blocking the sidewalk. On Seventh S… → Read More

Tim Grobaty can hardly wait to leave liberal California

Recent reports show more Californians are packing up and leaving the state. I can hardly wait to join them.Every day is a new nightmare. Gas up over $3 now, just so Gov. Moonbeam can buy his fantas… → Read More

Mailbag: What’s the relationship between Prospector Pete and Pistol Pete? – Press Telegram

Prospector Pete died in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (according to us), while Pistol Pete came along in 1923, when a cowpoke named Frank Eaton was asked to be the mascot for Oklahoma A&M, … → Read More

Alamitos Bay is getting ready for summer with Sunday flotilla fest

Want details and an evening of free fun? Go to the unveiling of the entire Summer And Music schedule, including performers, artists and times at the May 17 SAM Kick-Off at Fingerprints Music, 420 E… → Read More

Tim Grobaty column: The true(ish) story of Cal State Long Beach’s Prospector Pete – Press Telegram

Pete was among the more than 3,000 people who died in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Despite a life largely given over to those less fortunate — or maybe because of that life — his … → Read More

There’s still reason for optimism at Long Beach’s Sunnyside Cemetery – Press Telegram

Last September, Mayor Robert Garcia announced that the city would be willing to explore a relationship with Sunnyside, and hope sprung up among the headstones → Read More

Yellow Fever heats up as owner calls Long Beach a ‘food desert’ – Press Telegram

If you’re old-school, Yellow Fever will bring to mind the acute viral hemorrhagic disease that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands — likely millions — of people th… → Read More

Mailbag: Not enough noise made in favor of JetBlue?

The big story last week was JetBlue’s cutting back its departures from Long Beach Airport, in part, or perhaps to a large degree, because of the treatment the airline has received from Long B… → Read More

Long Beach is celebrating the ocean on Arbor Day Weekend

Long Beach, as a coastal city, has a whole ocean to worry about, so the big blowout in our town this weekend is the Urban Ocean Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Saturday and Sunday. → Read More

JetBlue is taking care of business following Long Beach’s latest snub – Press Telegram

“I’m disappointed, but as a businessman I get it,” said Gary DeLong, former 3rd District councilman. “Long Beach hasn’t been good to them and I’m sad that the co… → Read More

Take a tour of some of Long Beach’s ‘Great Homes’

May we suggest, what with Mother’s Day right around the corner, that you pick up a pair of tickets, at $40 a throw, for you and your mom, because moms love touring great homes if for no other… → Read More