LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom speaks during the 2011 California Visionaries Luncheon Series in Long Beach, Calif. on September 27, 2011. See more pictures>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Dara Pung looks around the living room of his apartment in the 1000 block of Stanley Avenue in Long Beach, Calif. after a fire on September 27, 2011. Pung lives at the one-bedroom apartment with his wife and daughter. According to the Long Beach Fire Department; The fire started around 9 A.M. and the damage is estimated at $100,000. A 35 year-old woman suffered minor injuries to her hands and was transported to the hospital. Arson investigators are examine the damage for a cause. See more pictures>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Coligeo High School students Ashley Campos, left, Elizabeth Tapia, center, and Marilyn Medina taste the barbecued chicken lettuce wraps they made during a class at the Jamie Oliver Food Truck in Long Beach, Calif. on September 26, 2011. See more pictures / buy reprints>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Third grader Sara Williams, center, joins her class as they listen to Lowell Elementary School teacher Pam Parkins read called “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers” on September 8, 2011, in Long Beach, Calif. The book is about Philippe Petit’s high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, on August 7, 1974. The last page of the book simple states, “Now the towers are gone”. Each year on Sept. 11, Parkins reads the book to her students and discusses the event of 9/11 on terms her third graders can understand. See more pictures>>
DOWNEY, CALIF. USA — Mayfair’s Jerry Smith (4) celebrates their win against Downey during their game in Downey, Calif. on September 2, 2011. See more pictures / buy reprints>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — The “Plastiki”, a large catamaran built from 12,000 soda bottles, sits off the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier in Long Beach, Calif. on September 1, 2011.
he Plastiki is back in Long Beach after an 8,000 nautical-mile voyage across the Pacific to Australia by environmentalist and adventurer David De Rothschild. De Rothschild, 31, set off in March to call attention to ocean pollution and nudge individuals and corporations into changing their use of plastic and other materials.
Rothschild and a 5-member crew sailed the strange-looking 60 foot vessel up
and down the West Coast earlier this year. See more pictures / buy reprints>>
SEAL BEACH, CALIF. USA — Gail Benford, mother of missing swimmer Joe Benford, of Long Beach, walks along Surfside Beach in Seal Beach, Calif. on September 1, 2011. Her son went missing in the surf yesterday evening. Benford said her son is an excellent swimmer but usually prefers the pool. She also said she suspects foul play. See more pictures>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Donnico Carter, left, and Greg Jones load up mulch for deliver to a Long Beach, Calif. home on September 1, 2011. The city’s mulch program is free to residents and that has distributed 360 tons since December. The program is funded mostly through grants and uses at-risk youths and gives them green jobs training. See more pictures>>