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  • Marine Survey Warns Queen Mary Is Falling Apart, Desperately Needs Repairs Or Could Sink

    03/14/2017 8:35:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 03/13/2017
    ....the city has designated $23 million for urgent repairs, and a plan to build entertainment around the ship would generate the tens of millions of dollars needed to do more repairs. “We know what we’re going to deal with, and we know our partner, Urban Commons, who’s going to be sharing in this investment with the city over the next 66 years that they said: ‘we’re in’,” Keisler added. Urban Commons sent a statement saying: “Our team is already in full swing making critical structural renovations and repairs to ensure the Queen Mary is well equipped for the next 80...
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • Meet the UC Berkeley Grad Who Created the Dothraki Language for 'Game of Thrones'

    05/17/2016 11:08:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/17 | Lisa Fernandez
    David Peterson has so far created 4,000 Dothraki words When the misogynistic, male Dothraki characters launch into curse-laden tirades on "Game of Thrones," viewers have a 35-year-old Southern California father and a University of California Berkeley graduate to thank for what they hear. David J. Peterson invented Dothraki, the language spoken by the crass race of nomadic horse warriors first described in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice," on which the HBO series is based. "It's a lot of fun," he said Tuesday, in his first, interactive Facetime Live interview. Especially coming up with the curse...
  • SpaceX Dragon Space Capsule Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean

    05/11/2016 3:29:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 11, 2016 05:50pm ET | Mike Wall, Senior Writer |
    SpaceX personnel will recover Dragon by ship and then haul the spacecraft to Long Beach for processing. Dragon is the only robotic cargo vessel currently flying that's capable of bringing material safely from the ISS down to the ground. The other freighters — Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft, Russia's Progress vessel and Japan's H-II Transfer Vehicle — are all designed to burn up in Earth's atmosphere and therefore are packed with garbage, not cargo, when they depart the orbiting lab.
  • San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

    05/06/2016 7:42:51 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 80 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | 5/6/2016 | Ron-gong Lin II
    Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach. The San Andreas fault is one of California’s most dangerous, and is the state’s longest fault. Yet for Southern California, the last big earthquake to strike the southern San Andreas was in 1857, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured an astonishing 185 miles between Monterey County and the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. It has been quiet since then — too quiet, said Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California...
  • Muslim woman sues California police over headscarf removal

    05/03/2016 11:28:28 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/3/16
    SHe sounds like a wonderful and loyal religious women. A Muslim woman is suing Long Beach police, saying an officer forcibly removed her religious headscarf during an arrest. The federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of Kirsty Powell, who was stopped last May as she and her husband drove home. Powell says she was taken into custody on warrants and at the police station, a male officer forcibly removed her headscarf — the hijab — despite requests for a female officer. Powell says in violation of her religious strictures, she was forced to remain exposed overnight in...
  • Surveillance Video Captures Man Removing American Flag From Long Beach Home, Burning It...

    08/06/2015 11:00:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bloom
    The man removed the nylon flag from a flagpole in the 6200 block of Pageantry Street (map) sometime between 12:25 a.m and 12:50 a.m. on July 25, 2015, according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department. He then went on to the street and set the flag on fire, police said. ... Police described the wanted man as being white or Hispanic, in his early 20s, with a stock build and tattoos on the outside of his left calf and on the inside of his right calf. He wore a monster baseball cap, a T-shirt with a...
  • Police officer 'dragged into the woods to be killed by three men' saved when his K-9 chases after

    05/27/2015 9:40:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/15 | Chris Spargo
    They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,' Chief Deputy Don Bass said according to The Clarion-Ledger. He said the men then planned on dumping the body after killing him. When asked if the incident might have something to do with recent gangs stating they would attack any police officers they encountered on sight, Bass said: 'At this point in time I don't care.' Regardless of their motivation, the men were quickly foiled when Frazier managed to unlock the back doors of his squad car using a pop mechanism that...
  • Long Beach - Governor’s Additional Funding for Schools and Undocumented Immigrants (trunc)

    05/14/2015 4:19:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Long Beach Post ^ | May 14, 2015 | by KEELEY SMITH
    Governor Jerry Brown announced May budget revisions today that added $38 million in funding for the Long Beach-headquartered California State University (CSU) system, boosted community college funding by $600 million and provided $5 million in funding for application assistance for undocumented immigrants statewide.State Senator Ricardo Lara said Brown’s additional funding was a good start, but more needs to be done to help undocumented immigrants. Local officials responded to the news with measured enthusiasm. State Senator Ricardo Lara said Brown’s additional funding was a good start, but more needs to be done to help undocumented immigrants. “I applaud Governor Brown for...
  • U.S. West Coast Ports Face New Crisis as Dockworkers Cease Contract Negotiations

    12/15/2014 7:12:42 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 20 replies
    Supplychain 24/7 ^ | November 21, 2014 | Patrick Burnson
    Just when shippers thought things could not get any worse with the West Coast port labor “slowdown,” dockworkers proved them wrong. The latest tactic employed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been to cease contract negotiations for next 12 days. “We have made it abundantly clear that we believe these negotiations are of the utmost importance and should continue at full strength until the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) spokesman Wade Gates. “We are disappointed the Union is not showing the same urgency to resolve the issues between us.” Three weeks after initiating a coordinated...
  • CA:Long Beach store employee uses shotgun to stop pipe attack following dispute

    09/07/2014 8:02:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    presstelegram.com ^ | 3 September, 2014 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LONG BEACH >> A Long Beach store employee used a shotgun to frighten off two men and a teen following an alleged attack with a pipe in the business Wednesday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., police were called to a business in the 2800 block of E. Anaheim Street regarding an assault after the trio became involved in a dispute with employees resulting in a physical attack, said Nancy Pratt, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. During the argument, one of the three struck an employee with an object found in the business. Initial reports indicate it may have been...
  • Long Beach Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Suspect As He Runs Away

    04/29/2014 3:37:37 PM PDT · by Norse Code · 46 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Samia Khan and Gadi Schwartz
    Long Beach Police officers had an "obstructed view" when they opened fire on a man who was allegedly running from a standoff Sunday, according to a press release issued Monday. "Long Beach officers, who were located on the beach, east of the foot of the stairs with an obstructed view due to palm trees and shrubbery, heard gunshots from above and saw the suspect running toward the populated beach area," the press release stated. "The suspect failed to surrender and after officers observed him reaching or his waist band, an officer involved shooting occurred."
  • Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

    04/16/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 165 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 April 2016 | Alan Duke
    Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said. Johnson was seriously injured, but survived the fall from the second level of the building in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann said. Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated, Mann said. Details about what triggered the incident were not available. Johnson has been a member of Northstar, a Long Beach, California, hip hop group that was part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, according to the Wu-Tang Clan website. He...
  • Cal Worthington Legendary Car Salesman DEAD AT 92

    09/09/2013 12:28:25 PM PDT · by kingu · 66 replies
    TMZ ^ | 09/09/2013 | TMZ
    Cal Worthington -- the legendary car dealer who became famous for his "Go see Cal" TV commercials has gone on to that great used car lot in the sky, TMZ has learned. Worthington -- who had dealerships in Long Beach, CA, Anchorage, Alaska, Phoenix, Houston, Sacramento and other cities -- died Sunday at his ranch in California.
  • Snipers Seen After Window Of Long Beach Police Patrol Car Shattered

    07/23/2013 5:38:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 23, 2013 2:28 PM | Ron Kilgore
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police were searching downtown Long Beach after the side window of a police patrol car was shattered, according to reports Tuesday. KNX 1070′s Ron Kilgore reports the squad car was reportedly damaged around 10:30 a.m. at Ocean Boulevard and Chestnut Place. An officer was driving westbound on Ocean near the criminal courts building when she “noticed her driver side window break,” Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton said. “She did not hear anything or see anything,” Eaton said. The officer pulled around the corner upon noticing the broken window. She was not injured. A section of westbound Ocean...
  • Long Beach Residents Warned About Friday ‘Bash Mob’

    07/19/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 88 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 18, 2013 11:59 PM
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Officials in Long Beach are warning residents about a planned ‘Bash Mob’ potentially planned for Friday afternoon. In a ‘Bash Mob,’ an unruly but organized crowd — sometimes as many as 100 people — race through the streets committing thefts, petty crimes, assaults and property damage. A ‘Bash Mob’ most recently occurred in the Long Beach area on July 9 in the Pike and City Place areas downtown, according to Long Beach Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton. One person was arrested and several business reported property damage during the incident. Detectives investigating the July 9 incident found...
  • Top GOP Senator Says Obama Could Be Impeached Over ‘Most Egregious Cover-Up in American History’

    05/10/2013 7:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 10, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said President Barack Obama could possibly be impeached over what happened in Benghazi. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview Thursday that “of all the great cover-ups in history” — including the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra and Watergate — Benghazi “is going to go down as most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history.” “We may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said on the Las Vegas-based “Rusty Humphries Show.” “The I-word meaning impeachment?” Humphries asked. “Yeah,” Inhofe confirmed. When Humphries questioned the likelihood of impeachment,...
  • The Calguns Foundation, 7 Californians Sue Attorney General Kamala Harris, DOJ Over Gun Delays

    04/13/2013 10:00:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    firearmspolicy.org ^ | CalGuns Foundation
    SAN CARLOS, CA – The Calguns Foundation has filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven California residents today against Attorney General Kamala Harris, the California Department of Justice, and DOJ Bureau of Firearms Chief Stephen Lindley. The case challenges the DOJ’s policy of requiring some firearm purchasers to prove their legal standing to take possession of acquired firearms and forcing them to wait beyond the statutory 10-day waiting period. One plaintiff in the case, Daniel Schoepf of Long Beach, California, was denied his fundamental right to keep and bear arms for self-defense even after DOJ told him that he was...
  • Man, 63, Set On Fire Inside His SUV Outside 7-Eleven In Long Beach

    04/13/2013 8:56:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 12, 2013 10:10 PM
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A 63-year-old man was set on fire while sitting in his SUV outside of a convenience store in Long Beach Friday night. The incident, which was captured on cellphone video, happened just after 5 p.m. in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven near the intersection of Clark Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Police said the victim was in his Toyota 4-Runner with the windows open when a man walked up and threw flammable liquid inside the vehicle. Witness Robert Linkroum was in the store when he saw the entire situation unfold. “A man had something in...
  • High-Tech Thieves Use New Gadget To Gain Keyless Access To Vehicles In Long Beach

    04/04/2013 12:57:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cbsla.com ^ | April 4, 2013 5:58 AM
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three tech-savvy criminals wanted for a series of car burglaries in which they used an unknown device to gain keyless entry to vehicles. The men are accused of breaking into seven vehicles in an East Long Beach neighborhood on the night of Feb. 26, according to Long Beach police. The suspects were caught on surveillance using small handled devices that caused “the vehicle’s dome light to come on and doors to unlock,” Det. Joseph Starbird said in a news release. Police believe there could be several other...