Born and raised in Long Beach, Tito Rodriguez — often referred to as the city's "Hood Santa" — has been helping people around his neighborhood for as long as he can remember.
A 2005 sexual assault changed the life of 24-year-old Shangrila Rendon. The attack, which triggered flashbacks of her childhood sexual abuse, sent her into a downward spiral.
From her hospital bed in Lower Manhattan about to give birth to her first baby, Andrea Sulsona could look out her window and see building rubble still smoldering eight days after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center just two blocks away on Sept. 11, 2001.
When the country was hit by the coronavirus pandemic in March and communities across Long Beach began to feel its devastating effects, she didn't hesitate for a moment to extend a helping hand.
Cassandra Martinez and Daniel Herrera met as Disneyland employees while both were still in school. As cast members, they said they went out of their way to be compassionate and to make sure people had memorable experiences.
In 1988, the course of Max Viltz’s life was profoundly affected by a trip to Egypt, led by an Egyptologist, Dr. Josef Ben-Jochannan, from Cornell University. The doctor led groups of African-Americans to Egypt to give a better understanding of African history in that country.
Shane Young might be a name that is new to you, but he has been here all along lending an extra hand volunteering behind the scenes. Most folks know his dad, who is out front on the stage — Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band.
They are a dynamic duo — Nellie de la Cruz and her life-long friend Arleen Ramirez, two 11-year-olds who have a burning desire to help their community.
Former Long Beach Beverly O’Neill was taking her daily, leisurely walk Friday on the boardwalk along the beach. On a leash with her was her loyal companion, Coco, a cute bichon frise with a ferocious bark when strangers approach.
When Dr. Peter Kareiva was young, he attended Topsail High School in Hampstead, N.C., did a semester at sea in college and was in the first group of students at Duke in a new marine biology lab.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s mother has died due to coronavirus complications, he announced Monday, July 27.
Dr. Jerry Schubel was a national leader in the scientific world about all things related to the ocean when he came to Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific in 2002.
Angela Madsen’s body is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Long Beach today (Thursday) on the cargo ship Polynesia, according to Madsen’s wife, Debra.
Matt Kinley says his theme for the next year as president of Long Beach Rotary is "Reimagining Rotary" — so it seemed fitting that the first meeting he presided over took place as a video conference.
Don Knabe championed the Safe Surrender Law to keep babies from being abandoned when he was a Los Angeles County supervisor; now he's helping two of the saved infants go to college.
A push to change names and remove statues represents a nationwide call by Black activists and others for society to reexamine which historical figures the country lauds, create a more comprehensive understanding of these past leaders’ beliefs and attitudes, and an understanding of how monume…
Ryan Shelton could have let bad choices define him. Instead, the young man who once led police on a car chase and landed in county jail has been selected to be a board member for the Conservation Corps of Long Beach.
Demonstrators took to the streets of Long Beach again Friday, July 3, noting that a federal holiday was no time to interrupt their nationwide movement to end police brutality and racial discrimination.
Lindsay and Andy Bugman were looking forward to a June 6 wedding in Kauai. The two planned every detail for a tropical, week-long celebration with family and friends.
Shane MacRhodes had this idea cycling and re-cycling through his head during an early morning brainstorming session: There must be a way to get more kids and families excited about riding bicycles.
Along with many other Long Beach nonprofits, the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) has moved its primary fund-raising dinner to 2021.
As Mayor Robert Garcia speaks to the camera, giving that day's death toll from COVID-19 and explaining what the city is doing about it, Paola Morales can be seen in the background.
A Los Alamitos interchange of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway will be named in memory of a Long Beach soldier killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan, it was announced Monday.
“Parents were not prepared to be homeschool teachers,” said Andrea Sulsona, executive director of Early Childhood Educational Programs for the YMCA of Greater Long Beach. “Suddenly, they were home, trying to teach their kids, but they had no teaching materials. Some did not even have basic s…
Forest Lawn Memorial Park conducted its first Memorial Day ceremony in 1915, at its Glendale cemetery, and has hosted live memorials every year since at its six Southern California parks.
Helene Goldberg and her husband Morton are getting ready to celebrate 70 years of marriage on June 4. But at age 92 and 96 respectively, the Leisure World couple don’t get out of the house, especially with the coronavirus situation.