Arts

Making a Stop in Artist Alley: Q&A with Chris Burnham

Making a Stop in Artist Alley: Q&A with Chris Burnham

Artist of “Batman Incorporated,” “Nameless,” and “Officer Downe” talks breaking through the industry and adapting mediums. BY: ANGEL CARRERAS Buried beneath the oohs and ahhs of cool cosplay, kind-of celebrities, and obscenely expensive collectibles is the foundation of comic conventions...
The Band You Can’t Quite Define

The Band You Can’t Quite Define

Furcast’s unique sound is garnering attention in the Long Beach music scene     By MIGUEL – ÁNGEL ORDUÑO Seeing Furcast live is simply a cinematic experience. Attempting to describe their sound, members of the up-and-coming Long Beach band sit in...
An icon of Long Beach Art

An icon of Long Beach Art

Dave Van Patten blends politics and humor in captivating works of art By AMANDA DEL CID In downtown Long Beach, where there is street art on almost every corner, one artist stands out. Dave Van Patten is an up-and-coming artist...

Dining

Spanish meets Gypsy

Spanish meets Gypsy

Cafe Sevilla hosts Flamenco-Gypsy-Belly Dancing fusion dinner shows. By Michelle Ruggiero and Jahnelle Washington Iconic Spanish images are layered on the wall. A bull hangs below the national flag of Spain. Soon, this intimate setting will entertain a dinner crowd...
Local Speakeasy Becomes A Go-To Bar

Local Speakeasy Becomes A Go-To Bar

A hidden gem in California Heights is serving up craft cocktails with a splash of Long Beach history. By MICHELLE VAZQUEZ It’s been nearly a century since the Prohibition era impacted the way Americans consumed alcohol or where they got...
Sweet Potato Purpose

Sweet Potato Purpose

A baby boy struck by disaster becomes the inspiration for a business that will be featured at New Blues Festival. By: BRANDEN RAULSTON Little Tyler was just over a year old and days away from celebrating his second Thanksgiving when...

Entertainment

A Brief, METAL Visit To The Beach

A Brief, METAL Visit To The Beach

Swedish metal band Opeth stopped in Long Beach to greet some fans and scribble some signatures as tickets for Los Angeles show go on sale. By CHEANTAY JENSEN Amid the conveniently shaded sidewalk were fans in just about every flavor...
Retro Row brings back “Pour on 4th”

Retro Row brings back “Pour on 4th”

Businesses invite the Long Beach community to an afternoon of food, beer, wine and music By: JAQUE CRACIUNESCU Wine, beer, live music, and plenty of community charm won’t be hard to come by in Retro Row October 15. The stretch...

Long Beach Business

Lessons Between The Lines

Lessons Between The Lines

College-bound student receives full-ride scholarship, and how it all began with Dragon Ball Z. By BROOKE BECHER It’s amazing that Jermon Humphrey’s secret has carried thus far. Announced on Sunday, the 18-year-old received the Sandie La Charite Education Scholarship at...
Every Little Bit Counts

Every Little Bit Counts

The Andy Street Community Association is lending a hand to college-bound students to help them succeed in future conquests. By CHEANTAY JENSEN Every little bit counts, especially when it comes to tuition. After reviewing 25 inspiring applications for the “Going...

The List

The Irish pub

There is only a few places that can call themselves a traditional Irish pub in Long Beach By MATT ROBERTS It’s an ubiquitous haven familiar to any self-respecting city the world over. Cozy and welcoming, they offer shelter from the...

Cos’ It For The Con

Here’s our curated list for top cosplays scouted at Long Beach Comic Con 2016, and yes, we noticed the slight partiality to the DC Universe. Sorry, not sorry. Arkham out. BY: BROOKE BECHER Photos by Brooke Becher Ventriloquist with Scarface...


The List: 20 Spots for Dog-Friendly Dining

By KELSEY NICOLE Going out to eat typically involves the whole family, but what about your fur-babies? Most restaurants have a “No Pet” policy, forcing you to leave your pooch at home and endure the pain of leaving them all...

The List: Go-to Spots for Blues in Long Beach

By: DOMINIQUE DUPREE and SAREM BERHANU The Blues don’t just come around once a year. If you’d like to enjoy more blues after the festival, be sure to check out these local spots where you can relax, have a drink and...

Must-see films at the Long Beach Indie Film Festival

By DOMINIQUE DUPREE The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen A classical dancer and teacher, African-American, lesbian, feminist, artist, activist and professor, Angela Bowen  influenced many people for over 60 years. This film opens a door into her life and how...

Long Beach News

Preventing the Preventable

Preventing the Preventable

Suicide is a tragedy that perspective and education can combat. BY BRANDEN RAULSTON “Stanley committed suicide. They found him in his treehouse,” said the voice on the phone. I think about those words all the time. It has been six...
Port Schedules Workshops For Community Grants

Port Schedules Workshops For Community Grants

Feedback collected during the outreach process will help develop guidelines for funding priorities. The Port of Long Beach will hold four public workshops to discuss funding priorities for a new $46.4 million program aimed at lessening the impacts of port-related...