While taking pictures of the new Forever 21 flagship store at the Los Cerritos Center reporter Kelly Puente was absolutely giddy. I was roaming the store with my camera gear and she was wondering around with a reporter’s notebook in one hand and a shopping bag in the other. As we traversed the giant clothing store that now sits in the building once occupied by Mervyn’s she marveled at the amount of clothing options. I told her I just didn’t get it – if it were filled with computer gear and gadgets then maybe I could get excited about it. See more photos>>
Bellflower, Calif. resident Ralph Bustrum has been a Boy Scout for 75 years. Last Saturday, he was given an award from the Boy Scouts of America and the city of Bellflower for his service to scouting. In his scout career, he’s risen to the level of eagle scout and has received the distinguished Silver Beaver and Bronze Palm awards.
Surfers are back in the water to take advantage of the rare waves in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, Calif. on January 22, 2010. See 20 pictures of people surfing >>
During a break in the clouds a rainbow made a quick appearance over Downtown Long Beach, Calif. on January 22, 2010.
A surfer in the Pacific Ocean may not seem like a big deal – but if you know anything about Long Beach, and the breakwater, then you know rare it is for Dan Lingle to be able to ride a wave in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, Calif. near Claremont Place on January 21, 2010. See more pictures>>
Day three of cruising the city looking for people in the rain.
Nancie Carpenter and her daughter Cassandra Carpenter make their way across flood waters on Lakewood Blvd. at the entrance to Long Beach (Calif.) Airport on January 20, 2010. The pair are going to Seattle to visit their son and brother.See more pictures from the staff of the Press-Telegram>>
Jerry Bridges uses his canoe to check on his wife’s car in the 900 blcok of Bennett Ave. in Long Beach, Calif. on January 19, 2010. Long Beach received 1.43 inches of rain during an afternoon storm. Click here to see pictures from the entire staff of the Press-Telegram>>
Olympic swimmer MIchael Phelps hangs out at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool on Friday morning, January 15, 2010, in Long Beach, Calif. Phelps answered questions from the media and did a half-hour light workout. He is preparing for USA Swimming’s Southern California Grand Prix this weekend. See more photos>>
A surfer waits to go in the water near the pier in Seal Beach, Calif. on January 14, 2010. See more pictures>>
As the Earth rotates on its axis the Sun appears to set in the western sky in Long Beach, Calif. on January 12, 2010. This is composite made from seven images stitched together. See more pictures>>
A few items remain on the shelves at the Vons Grocery story in the 600 block of East Broadway in Long Beach, Calif. on January 12, 2010. The store is closing tomorrow for remodeling and is expected to reopen this fall. See more pictures>>
Volunteers clear non-native brush from the Los Cerritos Wetlands just south of Studebaker Road and Second Street in Long Beach, Calif. on Friday, January 8, 2010. The natural habit might not be the happiest place on Earth, but volunteers who spend a few hours as volunt”ears” will earn a free ticket to Disneyland. According to Lenny Arkinstall, Founder and Executive Director Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards, the DIsney volunteer program has caused a large increase in volunteer interest in his program. On Friday Arkinstall had 12 volunteers, three of them were Wilson High students working on a class project and seven of them were working to earn a free trip to Disneyland. DIsney’s Give a Day, Get a Day program works like this; You give a day of volunteer service to one of their approved groups and they’ll give you a free ticket to one of their parks. See more photos>> | Disney’s GIve a Day, Get a Day site
Police shut down the Long Beach County Building because of a bag left on the front steps. Homeless man Michael Paladino left his bag on the courthouse steps on January 7, 2010. He said he had business inside the court.