Veteran David Whittaker with his 50 foot by 80 foot flag at Marina Green Park near the corner of Shoreline Drive and Linden Ave in Long Beach, Calif. on November 28, 2009. Whittaker has been taking his giant flag around the country, traveling only by wheelchair, since May 2. See more pictures>>
Cerritos’ Lisa Hom (11), Cherise Kam (3), Samantha Adams (6) and Jessica Wu (13) celebrate a point during their win over Valley Center of San Diego in Cerritos, Calif. on November 28, 2009. Cerritos won the CIF-SS playoff game 3-0. See more pictures>>
Art installer Steve Sherwood hangs artwork created by pediatric patients in the new 4-story, 124,000 square-foot inpatient pavilion at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. on November 24, 2009. The expansion is set to open late next month. The building sits next to the hospital’s current building. The new inpatient pavilion will include a state-of-the-art pediatric imaging center and a pediatric surgery center. The facility also includes additional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) beds, a family resource center, playroom and a meditation area. See more pictures>>
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, left, wipes a tear from his eye after Dwight Radcliff, President of U.S. Vets, helps surprise him by naming their new kitchen and dining hall after him at the Villages at Cabrillo in Long Beach, Calif. on November 25, 2009. The building, at the site of former Navy housing, used to be the Navy Exchange. U.S. Vets and the Villages at Cabrillo, renovated the historic “Cabrillo/Savannah Housing Navy Exchange” store adding a new kitchen and dining hall will serve over 13,000 meals to veterans each month. The former Navy Base Exchange store’s renovation was made possible through the efforts of the office of Supervisor Don Knabe (a Navy veteran), the City of Long Beach, Century Villages at Cabrillo, and U.S. Foodservice. See more pictures>>
LEFT: Pine Avenue looking north at Ocean Blvd. in the 1940s. The Security Bulding is in the center. A Pacific Electric Red Car is on Ocean Blvd.
RIGHT: Pine Avenue looking north at Ocean Blvd. on November 21, 2009. The Security Bulding in the center is partially obstructed by the Renaissance Hotel. This picture was taken from the second-floor fire escape in the Ocean Center Building.
Blanca Cortes, left, and Krysta Mullens, of Colin Powell Middle School, react as they control their robot during the fall middle school VEX league competition at the California Academy of Math and Science (CAMS) High School in Carson, Calif. on November 21, 2009. See more photos>>
Long Beach State’s Casper Ware (22) keeps his head in the game against Pepperdine during their pre-season game in Malibu, Calif. See 21 pictures>>
Melody Ross’ parents, Vanareth Ross, center, and Chantha Ross, left, grieve over their daughter’s casket during a funeral service at Rose HIlls in Whittier, Calif. on November 14, 2009. Ross was shot and killed after the homecoming game at WIlson High School in Long Beach, Calif. on October 30, 2009. See more pictures>>
Lakewood’s Todd Barr (41), Justin Utupo (8) and Rahim Cassell (9) carry the Moore League trophy after defeating Wilson 42-6 in Long Beach, Calif. on November 13, 2009. See more pictures>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. — Los Alamitos’ Griffin Hewitt (51) burns an ace of spades after their win over Fountain Valley in Long Beach, Calif. on November 12, 2009. See more pictures>>
Long Beach Poly head football coach Raul Lara presents a decal to the Wilson High football team to remember Melody Ross on Thursday, November 6, 2009. The WIlson and Poly teams will wear the stickers on their helmets. Ross was shot and killed last Friday after Wilson played Poly.
Artist Patrick Vogel, center, and Kris Kunard, guide a stainless steal representation of a DC-8 vertical stabilizer on to its concrete base at the entrance to Douglas Park in Long Beach, Calif. on November 5, 2009. The business park is located at the former home of McDonnell Douglas Aircraft. Each of the six structures are almost 24 feet tall and weigh 400 pounds each. Three were installed today and the rest will be installed over the next few days. See more pictures>>
Vanareth Ross, left, and Chantha Ross, parents of shooting victim Melody Ross, hold a pictures of their daughter during a press conference where Long Beach (Calif.) police announce they have arrested a suspect Tuesday, November 4, 2009, in Long Beach, Calif. Melody Ross was shot after a the homecoming football game Friday night. At 10 p.m. Friday, police responded to a call reporting gunshots at Ximeno Avenue and 10th Street. When officers arrived, they found three wounded people. Ross had been hit in the torso. Two men, one 18 and the other 20, suffered from non-life-threatening wounds. The three victims were taken to a hospital, where Ross died. The 20-year-old was treated and released, and the 18-year-old is recovering in the hospital. See pictures from the press conference>>