Editor's Choice

Falling Into Place

Falling Into Place

Chelsey Sanchez Parachuting Adventure Got Her Singing Career out of Free-Fall By Kevin Flores Chelsey Sanchez sits at the front of a dimly lit café backroom holding a borrowed guitar in her lap. Seoul, her regular guitar, is at the...
Netflix and Hulu Haven’t Killed This Video Store

Netflix and Hulu Haven’t Killed This Video Store

By Jesus Ambrosio  A couple walks into Broadway Video at the corner of Redondo Avenue. and Broadway Avenue.   Soon they begin to browse the vast collection of films the video store holds. The man is tall, sporting a greying beard...
Puff, Puff, Passed

Puff, Puff, Passed

Everything you need to know about new state and local marijuana laws. By BRANDEN RAULSTON As the nation let out a sigh of relief last Wednesday following an exceptionally dramatic election, Californians were busy exhaling their first toke of legal...
10 Places with the Happiest Hours

10 Places with the Happiest Hours

By HOPE GETTLER There comes a time in every 21-and-over’s life when seeing that glorious, two-word phrase Happy Hour has the same effect as the McDonald’s Happy Meal had when you were three. You’ve seen it flashing across your iPhone...
Food Challenge: Battling The Mac Daddy Frankie

Food Challenge: Battling The Mac Daddy Frankie

A local gem serves a sweet behemoth that’s easily underestimated. By BRANDEN RAULSTON As the food comas become incapacitating and the indigestion more frequent, every young man, at some moment in his 20s, must come to terms with his body’s...

Music

Falling Into Place

Falling Into Place

Chelsey Sanchez Parachuting Adventure Got Her Singing Career out of Free-Fall By Kevin Flores Chelsey Sanchez sits at the front of a dimly lit café backroom holding a borrowed guitar in her lap. Seoul, her regular guitar, is at the...
Walking Around, Purposely

Walking Around, Purposely

The Captain’s Son is reminiscent of The Beach Boys, mixed with a hint of The Growlers, and full of ambition. By HOPE GETTLER Sitting around a bench at Pike Bar and Restaurant, The Captain’s Son boys are on their own...
Tall Walls and Big Hopes

Tall Walls and Big Hopes

The sunny, “ska-pop” band is slated to release their debut album with a party at Fingerprints Music. By CHEANTAY JENSEN It’s rehearsal day, but only one band member is here, and he’s busy challenging how fast a person can make...

Arts

Dining

Vue Bar and Restaurant Prepares for December Opening

Vue Bar and Restaurant Prepares for December Opening

Unique Penthouse Restaurant Located in the Iconic Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Hotel Tower Scheduled to Open December 20th The culinary landscape in Long Beach is set to change following the Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Hotel management team announcement...
4th And Olive Arrives in Long Beach

4th And Olive Arrives in Long Beach

The newly opened restaurant brings unique alsatian tastes to downtown, with disabled veterans making up half the staff. New to downtown Long Beach and worth a visit is 85-seat restaurant 4th and Olive, which proudly serves authentic Alsatian food complemented...
Thanksgiving, Single-Served

Thanksgiving, Single-Served

Long Beach options for a solo Thanksgiving. By MIGUEL –ÁNGEL ORDUÑO As the credits roll from the bittersweet end to another hit drama series, you sit on the couch, unmotivated to look for another Netflix show for binge watching. Instead,...

The List

9 Spots for a Daily Dose of Healthy, In a Cup

By Christian Barel When it comes to health and wellness, assumptions lead people to a vegetable-riddled diet. But veggies, either raw or cooked, can be daunting, unappetizing, and flat-out boring. However, a blender can make all the difference. Whether getting...

Editor’s Picks: Our Top Stories of 2016

Our mindfully curated list of the top stories this year. Hey man — thanks for the continued support. You have no idea how much we appreciate it. Well, you might, if you have the experience of launching an authentic, print...

5 Places to Belly-Up on GameDay

By ANGEL CARERRAS Take a deep breathe. You smell that? It’s the time of year that Americans love; no, not Christmas or Thanksgiving or any of that TRASH. We’re talking sports season, with the NBA, NFL, UFC, and NHL in...

5 Public Gyms Hidden in Plain Sight

By BROOKE BECHER Dragging your eyes up from the faux-bicycle machine speedometer, you gaze at the row of dripping bodies lining the grey-walled cardio hall. After 2.4 seconds of thorough hot-booty analysis, thoughts drag you to the blasé bobbing bunch,...

10 Places with the Happiest Hours

By HOPE GETTLER There comes a time in every 21-and-over’s life when seeing that glorious, two-word phrase Happy Hour has the same effect as the McDonald’s Happy Meal had when you were three. You’ve seen it flashing across your iPhone...


Entertainment

Dressing in Drag for Charity

Dressing in Drag for Charity

2nd Annual It’s A Drag To Give charitable event returns to Long Beach By MICHELLE RUGGIERO One of the most entertaining and charitable holiday events, It’s A Drag To Give, is returning to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center...
Christmas Parades Through Belmont Shore

Christmas Parades Through Belmont Shore

Christmas was in the air Saturday evening as children danced in the streets during Belmont Shore’s 34th Annual Christmas Parade.   By Crystal Adams-King, Photos by Miguel Barillas Shoulder-to-shoulder the crowd gathered to watch the 34th annual Belmont Shore Christmas...
It’s Officially Christmas Season In Long Beach

It’s Officially Christmas Season In Long Beach

The city kicked off the holiday season with the 2nd annual Christmas tree lighting By Michelle Ruggiero, Photos by Miguel Barillas The night was filled with colorful holiday cheer, carols, performers, games and complimentary sweets as hundreds of residents descended...

Long Beach Business

Netflix and Hulu Haven’t Killed This Video Store

Netflix and Hulu Haven’t Killed This Video Store

By Jesus Ambrosio  A couple walks into Broadway Video at the corner of Redondo Avenue. and Broadway Avenue.   Soon they begin to browse the vast collection of films the video store holds. The man is tall, sporting a greying beard...
Local Vendors Put The ‘Home’ In Homemade

Local Vendors Put The ‘Home’ In Homemade

Bixby Knolls Prepares To Host The Bi-Annual Uptown Village Market. By MICHELLE VAZQUEZ Bixby Knolls residents will soon have more gift buying options, aside from the retail horror show that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as the bi-annual Uptown...

Long Beach News

On #Calexit: ‘Cal-leave-fornians’ Want Out

On #Calexit: ‘Cal-leave-fornians’ Want Out

Bear-flaggers and the secession-curious organize fireside in a Downtown Long Beach coffee shop as part of a lush, grassroots movement opposing a “broken” federal system.   BY BROOKE BECHER Organized around the fireplace inside downtown’s Hot Java on Sunday evening,...
See Jane Go: A driving app by women, for women

See Jane Go: A driving app by women, for women

All female rideshare app drives into Long Beach By Emily Rasmussen Modern driving services have changed the way everyone uses transportation. For most, driving apps like Uber and Lyft make getting places more convenient, not to mention the ability to...