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Long Beach's annual All-City Beach Day brought children from park programs all over the city to enjoy the Belmont Shore beach at Claremont Launch Ramp. Grunion photographer Kelly Smiley was there to catch the action.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's time to take things how they are, without a lot of extra opinions and judgments about it. You could use a little less cynicism in your life, and it's why you might choose to be around innocents or perhaps animals. You may also make efforts to simplify your day to day -- a use of your energy that is sure to repay you.

California often leads the nation in innovation, including in our public schools. But in the key area of high school testing, several other states have progressed beyond California when it comes to making these assessments more relevant and meaningful to students and their families.