Long Beach State defeated Colorado State 2 games to 1 in their last regular season game, but not every moment was happy. Senior Iris Murray, who was enjoying her last game at the Pyramid looks not to be enjoying this time out as she gets the pointy finger from Head Coach Brian Gimmillaro. Click here to see 17 more pictures or buy reprints>>
LANCERS COMPLETE MISSION
The Lakewood Lancers defeated Mission Viejo’s during their CIF-SS playoff game in Lakewood, Calif. Click here to see more pictures or buy reprints>>
I thought the newspaper business was having budget problem… but look at the camera KCAL is using!
I took these pictures two years ago. Happy Thanksgiving.
Marco Lopez slits the neck of a turkey destined for a dinner plate at PCH Poultry and Market. The store is the first one in Long Beach where you can buy a freshly slaughtered chicken, turkey or rabbit.
Floating trash booms capture all the trash and debris from South Central L.A. every time it rains. Storm drians all over the city of Los Angeles dump in to the river carrying the remnants of litter bugs from Long Beach’s northern neighbors. See more picutres>>
Gas sinks below two bucks in Long Beach. At the Arco on Del Amo Street and Cherry Avenue regular gas is $1.959 a gallon while the Shell and Exxon on the same corner are selling it for $1.999.
Los Angeles County firefighters examine a Ford Ranger that crashed in to two trees on South Street just east of Palo Verde Ave. in Cerritos, Calif. See more pictures>>
Long Beach State’s Donovan Morris (4) celebrates their come-from-behind win over Weber State at the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers made their home debut in dramatic fashion, coming from 23 points down in the second half to knock off Weber State, 73-69, in overtime.
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James Benedict, 10, joined hundreds of other kids as they angled for fish in one of the lakes at El Dorado Regional Park. The Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation gave out free rods, reels, and bait and educated kids on proper fishing techniques and etiquette. The lakes at El Dorado are stocked by the California Department of Fish and Game. The fish (catfish and trout) are bred and raised at hatcheries and planted in rural and urban lakes. See more picture/buy reprints>>
Poly’s Kenny Tuiloma (15) and Jordan Johnson (21) celebrate after their win over Bishop Amat in their CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division football playoff game at Veterans Stadium. See more pictures/buy reprints>>
I got an urgent message on Facebook from a former reporter at the Press-Telegram that the folks at the Queen Mary were painting the smoke stacks green! Well… It turns out what was happening was a staged press event because the Air Quality Management District gave the ship an award for using environmentally safe paint. The painters are actually painting the smokestack orange, well, they look orange to me. The ship calls the color ‘Cunard Red’ and says it’s the original color of the historic ships stacks.
Cars are starting to stack up at the Port of Long Beach as foreign new car sales plunge. New car dealers order cars months in advance but have the authority to reject delivery if demand decline.
Scribbled on the back of a print made in 1955 was, “Atlantic Avenue business area.” I guess in 1955 it was, but in 2008… not so much. The top pictures is a view of the 5800 block of Atlantic Avenue looking south on May 12, 1955. The bottom image is today. The only constant is the Gage Pharmacy which is half way down the block on the right (about the very middle of the picture) and the Cock ‘O the North sign on the left.
Hearts without Boundaries is at it again. Peter Chhun, the non-profit’s founder, has found another Cambodian child in need of heart surgery and the hospital that will donate its services. Soksamnang Vy, which means Lucky Friday in Khmer, will get his heart repaired in Vegas. He ans his mother, Ratha Pang, left, arrived in the United States tonight and were greeted by relatives including her aunt Lim La, right.
I’ve seen Palm Trees in strange places, but I’ve never seen one growing out of another tree!