Chawin Oak Mahavan takes a picture of golden shovels before the groundbreaking ceremony for Cal State Long Beach’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center on January 30, 2009. The Center (SRWC) will be a 120,000 square foot facility with fitness programs, aerobic classes, rock climbing walls and eight basketball, volleyball and badminton courts. The program is being funded through a fee increase that students voted to impose upon themselves. The center is slated to open in 2011. See more pictures / buy reprints>>
A helicopter sits on the grass at the Long Beach Golf Learning Center on January 29, 2009. The pilot, Robert Downie, was headed from Torrance to Long Beach when he had mechanical difficulties. There were no injuries. See more pictures>>
Un Mundo De Amigos, a publicly and privately funded preschool for the children of low income parents in Long Beach, opened this year. The school will be celebrating an open house on Friday. See more pictures>>
Dr. Doris Haggans is going to the Superbowl. Not to take care of animals, but to watch her son, Arizona Cardinal Clark Haggans. See more pictures>>
After four-plus years of not losing a game in league play, Wilson finally lost a girls soccer game. The school had not been beaten since 2005 but Poly bested them today coming out with a quick three goals in the first few minutes. The final score was 3 to 2. See 51 pictures / buy reprints>>
A woman in Bellflower had eight babies yesterday. Thats all we know. The woman does not want her name or any other information about her released, and rumor has it she wants money to photograph the children. Sure, she wants her privacy, but that won’t stop the hospital from getting its PR. I guess that’s why Kaiser Bellflower held a second press conference to tell the media that nothing had changed and they had no new information. In this picture Dr. Karen Maples, Chief of Service, Obstetrics and Gynecology is all smiles after talking to the media press conference.
Sailors stand on the deck of the U.S.S. Green Bay as Marine helicopters do a fly-by after it was commissioned in Long Beach, Calif. on January 24, 2009. The ship is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock and is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in Wisconsin. The Green Bay is assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet and will be stationed in San Diego, Calif. See 24 pictures / buy reprints>>
Paramount’s Edgar Camacho (19) celebrates with teammate Alex Valencia (3) after Valencia scored a goal against Gahr. See 16 pictures / buy reprints>>
Cabrillo High students Kristina Austin, right, and Antonio Olalde, left, share a laugh as they wait for the bus in the rain after finals on January 23, 2009, in Long Beach, Calif. See 5 more pictures / buy reprints>>
Millikan defeated Wilson 4-0 in boys soccer. See 28 pictures / buy reprints>>
Students enter the Long Beach Performing Arts Center for the Boeing Concert for Young People. The symphony performs six concerts over three days for LBUSD 4th. and 5th graders. See 8 pictures / buy reprints>>
Long Beach Wilson girls soccer takes on Millikan. The defending Moore League, CIF-Southern Section Division I, state and national champion Wilson walked away with a 4-0 victory over the visiting Rams. See 20 pictures / buy reprints>>
With the inauguration coming tomorrow I thought I’d put together some pictures I’ve taken of the President-Elect. This slideshow contains pictures from the DNC in Denver last August and the California Democratic Convention in San Diego in 2007.
Long Beach Wilson took on Cabrillo. See 14 pictures / buy reprints>>
Meet the President…well not the President, but a president. This is President Morgan-Barnes – thats right – her first name is President. You can see pictures of her and some of the 50 other people who took part in a candlelight vigil to kick off Peace Week in the neighborhood around Martin Luther King on January 10, 2009. Councilman Dee Andrews and the city’s Human Dignity Program are pushing more than a week of activities leading up to the MLK Parade on January 17. See more pictures>>