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COLLEGE COUNSELOR: New PSAT Test Longer, Changes Scoring
04/25/15 - 1:45 am

On March 24, the College Board (CB) released a sample of its new PSAT, along with a detailed answer key, on its website. The new, redesigned PSAT will premiere Oct. 14 and is the first taste of the revamped SAT scheduled to be administered on March 5, 2016.

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Suspect Dead After Officer Involved Shooting
04/24/15 - 4:44 pm

One person was pronounced dead after an officer involved shooting Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of Hoffman Avenue in Long Beach, according to a press release issued Friday from the Long Beach Police Department.

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Regulating Drone Use Needed
04/24/15 - 2:05 pm

The pilotless objects commonly called drones flying in the sky are becoming more common. That’s added urgency to the question of how to regulate them, officials said Thursday evening at a lecture called The Age of Drones and New Societal Concerns.

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Road Closures This Weekend
04/24/15 - 12:08 pm

Up to two lanes of northbound I-710 from Pico Boulevard to Pacific Coast Highway and four ramps leading to it will be closed for paving from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 24 to 25. The ramps affected are the Pico Boulevard on-ramp, Anaheim Street on- and off-ramps and the Pacific Coast Highway off-ramp.

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Long Beach Will Have More Shark Sightings
04/24/15 - 5:02 am

Take a swim this summer off the coast of Long Beach and there may be an unexpected encounter with a pair of sharp teeth.

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Mayor Garcia Talks Cooperation, Technology at Merchant Shipping Luncheon
04/23/15 - 4:25 pm

An on-the-waterfront reconciliation effort continued Wednesday, with Mayor Robert Garcia the featured speaker at the annual Pacific Merchant Shipping Association lunch in Long Beach.

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UPDATED: Owner Arrested For Drug Manufacturing After Belmont Heights Home Fire
04/23/15 - 4:21 pm

The owner of a Belmont Heights home that burned Wednesday has been arrested for attempting to make a marijuana derivative, causing an explosion that caused the fire.

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IN OUR MAILBOX: Letters To The Editor
04/23/15 - 8:29 am

Legal Opinion

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EDITORIAL: Find Ways To Help Students Experience Graduation
04/23/15 - 8:24 am

Don’t look now, but it’s almost high school graduation season again.

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Long Beach's Yankee Doodles Building Will Become Fitness Center
04/23/15 - 6:00 am

A cavernous Belmont Shore building with a storied past is ready for a major, multimillion-dollar transformation.

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Third District Turns To Youth For Participatory Budgeting
04/23/15 - 6:00 am

Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price will join the Participatory Budgeting bandwagon, but she’s putting her own touch on it, giving school-aged youngsters the decision power.

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HUSH2, Residents Rally Over Request To Add International Flights At Long Beach Airport
04/22/15 - 6:57 am

Two grassroots groups that have opposed airport expansion in the past, LBHUSH 2 and Neighborhoods First, gathered residents Monday evening to hear about Long Beach’s noise ordinance from the people tasked with defending it — the city attorney, assistant city attorney and city prosecutor.

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Weiland Brewery Another Piece In Hip Critical Mass For Bixby Knolls
04/22/15 - 5:45 am

Another new restaurant opened in Bixby Knolls last week, continuing the business district’s drive to become a hip shopping and dining destination.

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Youth & Family Organization Will Open Doors To Volunteers
04/22/15 - 10:20 am

Young people who have been removed from their homes or gotten into trouble with the law have places to go besides juvenile detention.

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Substance Abuse Foundation Rebrands As Safe Refuge
04/22/15 - 1:30 am

The Substance Abuse Foundation of Long Beach, founded in 1988, is rebranding itself this year as Safe Refuge.

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Long Beach Unemployment Figures Down To Pre-Recession Levels
04/21/15 - 11:14 am

City officials are declaring the recession officially over in Long Beach, with unemployment rates finally back down to the same level as June 2008, when the Great Recession began.

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Wedding Finds At Grandma Darling's Vintage Bridal Room
04/21/15 - 4:32 am

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue …

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Brownies Do Their Part To Conserve Water
04/21/15 - 4:00 am

With water conservation on the minds of many Californians, even the youngest residents are looking for ways to do their part.

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BUSINESS BEAT: Goodwill's Free Pick-Ups; FUNtastic Dental's Free Day; Downtown's Amazing Chase; More
04/21/15 - 2:00 am

Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County, is now offering free home pick-ups for donations in Long Beach.

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County Supervisors Offer $10,000 Reward In Long Beach Hit-And-Run
04/20/15 - 1:03 pm

A $10,000 reward has been offered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a disabled Long Beach man on Feb.13 this year.

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One Person Dies In Early Sunday Freeway Crash Near Long Beach Airport
04/20/15 - 7:57 am

A motorist was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on the San Diego (405) Freeway next to the Long Beach Airport.

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VIDEO: Harry Saltzgaver Talks About Courteous Driving
04/20/15 - 7:04 am
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LBUSD Recognized For Improving Attendance Rates
04/20/15 - 6:17 am

Attendance rates have improved and fewer students are dropping out at Long Beach Unified School District, earning recognition from the State School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

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SO MOVED: Big Environmentally-Related Plants On Agenda
04/20/15 - 6:00 am

Two big-ticket environmental projects will face the Long Beach City Council when they get back to business next Tuesday.

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ANOTHER VIEW: Healthy Housing Helps Us Thrive
04/20/15 - 6:00 am

Jobs, parks, schools and open space help define a city. But our housing — our homes — deeply characterizes a community. Our home is a space where we find rest, restore relationships and find a sense of dignity. Having a healthy home helps us thrive.

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LIFESTYLE

EYE ON ART: LBCC Art Gallery Turned Over To A Dozen Brits
04/26/15 - 5:30 am

The art gallery at Long Beach City College is easy to find and a sweet little space.

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HOROSCOPE: In The Stars (April 26 - May 2)
04/26/15 - 2:30 am

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: It's your year for getting into better physical and emotional shape. Complementary relationships help this. May is a ... 

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COUNSELING KITCHEN: Ask Yourself If You Feel Insignificant
04/25/15 - 1:30 am

What does it take to make you feel significant in your relationship?

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ON WITH THE SHOW: Garage’s “Medusa Undone” Well Done
04/24/15 - 4:30 am

Almost everyone has heard of Medusa. She’s that infamous character in Greek mythology (a monster with snakes in her hair), who turns anyone who looks at her to stone.

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PROFILES IN DINING: Crooked Duck Becomes Instant Tradition
04/24/15 - 3:30 am

Although the customers waiting to get into the Crooked Duck for weekend breakfast seems like a long-time Long Beach tradition, they’ll celebrate only their fourth anniversary in Sept. 4.

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MUSICAL NOTES: LB Chorale Reaches For, Hits, Stars
04/24/15 - 2:30 am

Who said it couldn’t be done?

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Celebration Will Recognize Green Efforts
04/22/15 - 4:51 pm

Residents and businesses have made efforts to create a more sustainable community and it should be recognized, according to organizers of a relatively new green celebration.

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Classic Cars, Motorcycles And More At Seal Beach
04/22/15 - 4:03 am

More cars in Southern California may sound like a bad thing, but many will be for show — at least this Saturday in Seal Beach.

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VIEWING THE VIDEOS: Sequels Fall Flat; Aniston Up To Tough Role
04/21/15 - 6:00 am

Sequels very seldom work, and this week there are examples of that rule in theaters with “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2” and “Taken 3” in home video.

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Miss Toyota Reflects On Her Year Of Reign
04/19/15 - 4:00 am

After six pageants, Jessica Jenkins decided last year to compete for Miss Toyota Grand Prix. At 19, she was one of the youngest competitors, but it didn’t matter. She wanted to be the spokeswoman for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 2014, despite being nervous.

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The Curious Traveler Goes to Cuba
04/19/15 - 3:00 am

Cuba is in the news lately — mostly political. The result is it is opening up to tourism again.

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HOROSCOPE: In The Stars (April 19 - April 25)
04/19/15 - 3:00 am

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Over the next 10 weeks, a long shot will come through for you. Life will take on a new trajectory. In May, there will be ...

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AUTHOR ROUNDUP: Local Writers Pen Variety Of Books
04/19/15 - 1:30 am

Bookworms should delight at the number of authors this city produces each year, giving locals a chance to read writing produced by their own neighbors. Gazette Newspapers occasionally lists some recently published writers from the Long Beach area, or those notables passing through for a book signing.

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Grand Prix Communications Czar Challenged Daily
04/18/15 - 8:29 pm

There is no such thing as a “typical” day for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Director of Communications Chris Esslinger during the two to three months leading up to race weekend.  

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PINCH OF SALT: Life’s Milestones Marked By Cars
04/18/15 - 2:30 am

I’m not sure why I’m feeling so nostalgic these days, but I am, so I have to share it with you.

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READING CORNER: How To Travel Without Leaving Home
04/18/15 - 12:15 am

There are a number of people who read the books of only one author over and over again. I’m not one of them.

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DOGS & CATS: Vaccinate To Avoid Dog Infuenza
04/18/15 - 12:15 am

The Chicago area is experiencing a very serious outbreak of Canine Influenza. 

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DeltaWing Makes SoCal Debut With Legge Back On One Of Her Favorite Circuits
04/17/15 - 6:00 am

It doesn’t matter how pretty the driver is — out on the racetrack, the only thing that matters is who crosses the finish line first.

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ONLY IN LB: Grand Prix Drivers Can Ignore Speed Limit
04/17/15 - 3:30 am

The Grand Prix is in town this weekend and I just wanted to let the drivers know that they can ignore the speed limit signs on the course (see photo). After all, many commuters ignore them.

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MUSICAL NOTES: Camerata, Musica Angelica Double Pleasures Of Bach
04/17/15 - 12:30 am

It was double the pleasure.

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DINING PROFILE: Panxa Cocina Is New Heights Taste
04/17/15 - 12:15 am

The operators of Panxa Cocina have added a bright new destination for dining in Long Beach in the Broadway spot that was formerly Christy’s.

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Grand Prix Connection Provides Plenty Of Help To Charities
04/16/15 - 5:00 pm

In the 1980s, pediatric cardiologist Dr. William Pinsky drove racecars to escape from the stress of dealing with ailing children. But he always went back to his patients, wondering how he could ease their unhappiness.

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Grand Prix Ride-Along Falls Short On Speed
04/16/15 - 5:00 pm

I’ve always had a thirst for speed.

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ON WITH THE SHOW: “Les Mis” Amazes; Vera Stark Works
04/16/15 - 12:15 am

Once again, there were two important openings last weekend, so we’ll try to cover both of them. First, we’ll attempt to describe Musical Theatre West’s superlative production of “Les Miserables.”

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VIEWING THE VIDEOS: Burton's Big Eyes Head Home; Sparks Rides Again
04/14/15 - 5:45 am

Tim Burton brings his unique point of view to a unique story in “Big Eyes” in home video and Noah Baumbach, another unique filmmaker, is in theaters with “While We’re Young.”

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Children Today Nonprofit Asks Community To Walk
04/14/15 - 4:00 am

Children Today, a nonprofit committed to battling the serious challenges of homelessness, is calling all those who walk with a passion to think about participating or volunteering in this year’s Bay to Bay 500-mile charity walk taking place May 23-30.

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ONLY IN LB: Know The Difference Between Bobcats And Mountain Lions
04/14/15 - 2:00 am

I mentioned last week that warning signs at Forest Lawn in Long Beach carry likenesses of a coyote, snake and bobcat (see photo).

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BEHIND THE LINEUP: Live Music Abounds Grand Prix Weekend
04/16/15 - 5:00 pm

When the engines begin roaring this Friday on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit, some will undoubtedly crave hearing sounds of a more melodic nature. Luckily, they won’t have to look far to find it, as a diverse lineup of musicians, of both local and international fame, will take to the stage throughout the weekend both on and near the circuit.

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PHOTOS: Formula DRIFT 2015
04/22/15 - 10:48 am

Photos by Michael Wada (www.michaelwada.us)

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Long Beach Family That Gives Also Receives
04/12/15 - 5:00 am

Renee Corona’s parents encouraged her to help others, and today she teaches her children to do the same — her oldest son, Jonas, has taken that idea much further than she ever anticipated.

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VIDEO: Harry Saltzgaver Talks About Courteous Driving

Gazette Special Sections

SPORTS

Long Beach Poly Girls Claim Penn Relays National Title
04/25/15 - 2:28 pm

The Poly High girls are the best in the United States in the 4 x 100-meter relay--again.

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PHOTOS: Long Beach Poly @ Penn Relays
04/25/15 - 2:00 pm

We've got some great shots of the Jackrabbits at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, courtesy of ace photog Kirby Lee.

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VIDEO: Poly vs Cabrillo Badminton
04/24/15 - 10:03 pm

The Jackrabbits defeated the Jaguars to claim their third consecutive Moore League title.

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ROUNDUP: Moore League Baseball
04/25/15 - 2:11 am

We were at every Moore League game played on Friday, and links to all the coverage, including two highlight videos, is right here.

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FEATURE: Rozenberg Seeks Historic Last Ride With Beach Tennis
04/24/15 - 11:06 pm

Long Beach State women's tennis is the winningest program on campus, and their lone senior is on the verge of some impressive history during her last hoorah.

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PREVIEW: Long Beach State Volleyball Faces Hawaii in MPSF Tournament
04/25/15 - 2:14 am

Long Beach State opens the MPSF Tournament visiting No. 3 Hawaii on Saturday in a match starting at 10:30 p.m. Long Beach time.

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Beach Tennis Cruises In Big West First Round
04/24/15 - 7:45 pm

Top-seeded Long Beach State opened its Big West Tournament title defense with a quick 4-0 sweep of eighth-seeded Cal Poly on Friday.

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Dirtbags Miscues Prove Costly
04/24/15 - 7:30 pm

Long Beach State fell 6-1 in the series opener at Cal Poly on Friday.

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Wilson Boys' Golf Drops Match Play To Loyola
04/24/15 - 10:36 pm

The Bruins lost the tiebreaker to Loyola in an 18-hole match play format competition on Friday at Skylinks Golf Course.

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LBCC Baseball Wins SCC Again
04/24/15 - 10:42 pm

The Vikings secured a second consecutive South Coast Conference championship thanks to an 8-6 victory at El Camino College-Compton Center on Friday. 

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LBCC Tennis: Strong Start For Tigas, Aguilar at State Championships
04/24/15 - 9:49 pm

It was a great opening day for Long Beach City College’s Nikki Tigas and Judith Aguilar at the CCCAA Tennis State Championships.

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OPINION

PINCH OF SALT: A Pulitzer By Association
04/25/15 - 5:30 am

I know a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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IN OUR MAILBOX: Letters To The Editor
04/23/15 - 8:29 am

Legal Opinion

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ANOTHER VIEW: Healthy Housing Helps Us Thrive
04/20/15 - 6:00 am

Jobs, parks, schools and open space help define a city. But our housing — our homes — deeply characterizes a community. Our home is a space where we find rest, restore relationships and find a sense of dignity. Having a healthy home helps us thrive.

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EDITORIAL: Sun Shines On Race; But What’s In Future?
04/16/15 - 5:00 pm

We used to call it Pook Weather, in honor of the founder of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Chris Pook. It meant sunshine on Sunday, no matter what.

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IN OUR MAILBOX: Letters To The Editor
04/16/15 - 1:30 am

Send your letters to the editor to editor@gazettes.com.

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ANOTHER VIEW: LBCC Deal Leads To Pension Spike
04/13/15 - 2:30 am

In response to Trustee Kellogg’s letter to the editor on April 2 related to the compensation changes for LBCC Superintendent Eloy Oakley my short comment is, “Prove It.”

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EDITORIAL: Participatory Budgeting Is New Approach To Create Engagement
04/09/15 - 3:00 am

Next Tuesday, residents in the Fourth District will choose a new City Council representative.

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ANOTHER VIEW: Awareness Works To End Abuse
04/06/15 - 2:30 am

We sometimes think that child abuse is something really bad that other people do, but never us; never people we know or our family members, and certainly not the mom, dad or teen next door. The reality is, that is exactly who abuses children, much more often than our biggest worry, strangers. 

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IN OUR MAILBOX: Letters To The Editor / Letters To The Election
04/02/15 - 1:15 am

Send your letters to the editor to editor@gazettes.com.

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ANOTHER VIEW: Land Plan Will Spark Renewal
03/30/15 - 3:00 am

The city of Long Beach recently received great news from Sacramento with the approval of our property management plan. 

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EDITORIAL: Communicating Science Key To Finding Solutions
03/26/15 - 10:36 am

Last week, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosted a press briefing about the spread of radiation after the nuclear reactor breach in Fukushima, Japan.

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DINING

PROFILES IN DINING: Crooked Duck Becomes Instant Tradition
04/24/15 - 3:30 am

Although the customers waiting to get into the Crooked Duck for weekend breakfast seems like a long-time Long Beach tradition, they’ll celebrate only their fourth anniversary in Sept. 4.

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DINING PROFILE: Panxa Cocina Is New Heights Taste
04/17/15 - 12:15 am

The operators of Panxa Cocina have added a bright new destination for dining in Long Beach in the Broadway spot that was formerly Christy’s.

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Alondra Hot Wings
04/17/15 - 12:00 am

Los hermanos Kazarian dueños de Alondra Hot Wings en la Avenida Pine empezaron en Paramount en 2002 reuniendo el efectivo disponible de seis tarjetas de crédito.

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DINING PROFILE: Brothers Fly With Alondra Hot Wings
04/10/15 - 1:30 am

The Kazarian brothers who own Alondra Hot Wings on Pine Avenue started out in Paramount in 2002 by pooling cash available from six credit cards.

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DINING PROFILE: Lola’s Cooks Up Retro Row Love With Care For Customers
03/27/15 - 12:51 am

Listening to your customers is working well for Lola’s on Fourth Street.

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DINING PROFILE: Bangkok Thai's Basic Flavors, Endless Combinations
03/20/15 - 12:30 am

While there are just five basic tastes in Thai cooking, there are seemingly endless combinations. In the case of Bangkok Thai Cuisine, that means a menu with more than 125 items.

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DINING PROFILE: Always Five O’Clock At Local Wine Bar
03/13/15 - 2:30 am

Five O’Clock Wine Bar owner Dena Jones started off studying architecture.

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DINING PROFILE: Working Class Kitchen Serves Fresh Meat
03/06/15 - 12:15 am

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were places called butcher shops.

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DINING PROFILE: La Traviata’s Owners Rebuild Reputation
02/20/15 - 1:30 am

The heritage of La Traviata is a line that runs through some iconic restaurants in the history of dining in Long Beach: Mum’s and House of Madame JoJo.

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