Monthly Archives: October 2009

PHOTOS: Poly defeats Wilson, 34-15


Wilson went in to this game undefeated in league play and Poly was coming off their worst losing streak in 15 years, actually, their only losing streak in 15 years. They had not lost a league game since 1994, that is, until two weeks ago when they lost to Lakewood… then last week they lost to Millikan. So, if the headline is Poly defeats Wilson.. OR.. Wilson loses to Poly – either way, Wilson failed to take advantage of Poly’s worst season in memory. See more pictures>>

THEN AND NOW: Downtown Pier / South Pine Ave.


TOP: View looking north from the Pine Ave. pier in 1925 in Long Beach, Calif. The Breakers Hotel can be seen on the right and the Security Building in in the center, to the right of the pier.

BOTTOM: View looking north from the South Pine Ave. on in 2009 in Long Beach, Calif. The entire area south of Ocean Blvd. was filled in in various stages in the past 70 years.

PHOTOS: Lakewood football ends Poly's streak at 80


The last time Poly football lost a Moore League game Bill Clinton was president, O.J. Simpson was running from the police and few people had email addresses – the year was 1994 and it was Jordan that defeated Poly. Today it was Lakewood. The Lancers handed the Jackrabbits their first league loss, ending their streak at 80 games. Lakewood defeated Poly 21 to 14. See more pictures>>

THEN AND NOW: Security Bank / Gay and Lesbian Center


TOP: A new Security First National Bank near Fourth St. and Chery Ave. in Long Beach, Calif. in the 1920s. On September 1, 1868, Isaias Hellman and Francisco Temple formed the banking house of Hellman, Temple & Co., a small bank in Los Angeles that would become Security First National Bank. In 1967, Security First National Bank bought Pacific National Bank and became Security Pacific National Bank.

The Gay and Lesbian Center of Greater Long Beach, also known as The Center, on August 26, 2009. In 1985 The Center purchased the 7500 square-foot building.The building was renovated and opened in 1986 as One in Long Beach. In 1997, One in Long Beach became the Gay and Lesbian Center of Greater Long Beach.