LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Los Alamitos’ Joe Ferretti (3) tries to stop Wilson’s Thomas Martinho (13) as he takes a shot during their non-conference game at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach, Calif. on September 28, 2010. See more pictures>>
BELLFLOWER, CALIF. USA — Suzann (cq) Calvert holds her daughter, Maxine Ruby Ramsey, sa they play in a fountain in downtown Bellflower, Calif. on September 27, 2010. See more pictures>>
LAKEWOOD, CALIF. USA — Atticus Gates, left, Aidan Mora, center, and Jocelyn Mora make a splash as they jump in the wading pool at Mae Boyar Park in Lakewood, Calif. on September 26, 2010. See more pictures>>
A car hanging from the ceiling is one of the few things still remaining at Smooth’s Restaurant in Long Beach, Calif. on September 22, 2010. The Pine Avenue eatery closed last week. A Mexican restaurant with a Tequila bar is scheduled to open in the location sometime next year.
The end of the Brazilian Street Carnaval Parade on Long Beach, Calif. on September 19, 2010. See more pictures>>
Jonas Brothers fans Jennifer Haro, left, and Andrea Delrayo show off their blue thumbs after putting their thumb print on a banner promising not to text while driving before the Jonas Brother softball game at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif. on September 19, 2010. The Jonas Brothers’ team, the Road Dogs, defeated the Marquis Flyers 7 to 15. See more pictures>>
Long Beach City College’s Tristan Winterhalter (13) keeps his eye on the ball as he and the Vikings defeat the El Camino Warriors 16 to 4 in Long Beach, Calif. on September 15, 2010. See more pictures>>
Thousands of visitors roam Second Street in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, Calif. during the Belmont Shore Car Show on September 12, 2010. See more pictures>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — First grader Julia Supedjo, 5, runs in the door at Bryant Elementary School the day before the first day of school to get out of the rain on September 7, 2010.
Eric Vargas plays in a sand box during the End of Summer Beach Party at Shoreline Village in Long Beach, Calif. on September 6, 2010. See More Pictures>>
Long Beach State’s Sidney Garza (2) goes after the ball ahead of Sacramento State’s Leah Larot (26) battle for the ball during their non-conference game at Geroge Allen Field in Long Beach, Calif. on September 5, 2010. See more pictures>>
Alex Escobedo, 4, sits patiently as Christopher Thorne trims his hair at Mr. Baker’s Style Center in Long Beach, Calif. on September 5, 2010. This is the second year the barber shop offered free back-to-school haircuts to youngsters.
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SIGNAL HILL, CALIF. USA — Long Beach and Signal Hill police officers examine the site of a collision between a Long Beach Transit bus and a car at the intersection of Orange Ave. and Willow Street in Signal Hill, Calif. on September 4, 2010. See more pictures>>
Jazz fans Linda Rojas and Tony Madrid during the KJAZZ Blues Bash in Long Beach, Calif. on September 4, 2010. See more pictures>>