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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...
Fighting Hunger with Art

Fighting Hunger with Art

Creative canned food building is giving new meaning to artists with a cause. By MICHELLE VAZQUEZ CANstruction Long Beach returns for its third annual competition with six local architectural and engineering firms participating in the event. Terri Henry will be...
Thrills of the Throw

Thrills of the Throw

Downtown ceramic studio Clay facilitates work for local artists and play for just about anyone. By BROOKE BECHER Slouched over a potter’s wheel, my knee stabilizes the efforts of dripping, cupped palms as the mold strays from center. Though the...
Stepping back into fashion

Stepping back into fashion

In a world of fast fashion, Long Beach rebels and looks to the timeless. By: BRANDEN RAULSTON Long thought to be the fantasy of science fiction or the hobby of a greedy quantum physicist, stepping back in time is easier...
Blues in his blood

Blues in his blood

David Hale brings undefinable style to Long Beach By ANGEL CARRERAS Who or what the hell is a “Blind Lemon Peel”? This question might crawl around in the doldrums of your mind as you see a poster for the upcoming...
Not your normal pet shop

Not your normal pet shop

The Reptile Factory boasts one of the most extensive collections of exotic reptiles in Long Beach By BLAKE PINTO Appearances are often deceiving. From the outside, the Reptile Factory at 1095 E. Artesia Blvd. looks like just another hole-in-the-wall small...
The Underground World of Sign Spinning

The Underground World of Sign Spinning

AArrow sign spinners in Long Beach put a different spin on advertising By BLAKE PINTO, Photos by MIGUEL BARILLAS We’ve all seen them. Standing on a street corner in blistering heat with their headphones drowning out the traffic. They can’t...