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Child rescued by police after carjacking in the San Fernando Valley
02/07/2023 6:29pm

Los Angeles police rescued a child who was in a vehicle that was carjacked in the San Fernando Valley Tuesday afternoon.

Family pulled from collapsed home in Syria after earthquake as crowd cheers rescuers
02/07/2023 6:20pm

As crews search for survivors in the remnants of a massive 7.8 earthquake that has claimed thousands of lives in Turkey and Syria, spirits were lifted when an entire family was rescued from under the rubble.

Biden to deliver State of the Union address before empowered GOP: What to know, how to watch
02/07/2023 6:11pm

Bidens also expected to announce whether hell run for reelection.

Paris mayor: No Russian team at 2024 Games if war continues
02/07/2023 5:47pm

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says there should be no Russian delegation allowed at the Paris Olympics next year if Moscow continues its war against Ukraine.

Executive takes year off to work as unpaid intern in 'My What If Year'
02/07/2023 5:44pm

A successful executive put her career on hold for a year to work for free as an intern.

KABC-TV
KABC-TV

(818) 863-7777

500 Circle Seven Dr
Glendale, CA 91201   Directions

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Child rescued by police after carjacking in the San Fernando Valley
02/07/2023 6:29pm

Los Angeles police rescued a child who was in a vehicle that was carjacked in the San Fernando Valley Tuesday afternoon.

Family pulled from collapsed home in Syria after earthquake as crowd cheers rescuers
02/07/2023 6:20pm

As crews search for survivors in the remnants of a massive 7.8 earthquake that has claimed thousands of lives in Turkey and Syria, spirits were lifted when an entire family was rescued from under the rubble.

Biden to deliver State of the Union address before empowered GOP: What to know, how to watch
02/07/2023 6:11pm

Bidens also expected to announce whether hell run for reelection.

Paris mayor: No Russian team at 2024 Games if war continues
02/07/2023 5:47pm

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says there should be no Russian delegation allowed at the Paris Olympics next year if Moscow continues its war against Ukraine.

Executive takes year off to work as unpaid intern in 'My What If Year'
02/07/2023 5:44pm

A successful executive put her career on hold for a year to work for free as an intern.

KCBS-TV
KCBS-TV

(818) 655-2000

4200 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA 91604   Directions

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KNBC-TV
KNBC-TV

(818) 684-4444

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608   Directions

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KTTV
KTTV

(310) 584-2000

1999 S Bundy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90025   Directions

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Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
Press-Telegram (Long Beach)

(562) 435-1161

727 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90844   Directions

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The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber

(562) 597-8000

5199 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804   Directions

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Interested in Moving to Outer Space?
01/26/2023 9:42pm

Pay Attention to Vast SpaceBy:Jon LeSage During Long Beachs State of the City address given by newly elected Mayor Rex Richardson on Jan. 10, a new resident of Space Beach was announced: Vast Space.Richardson described the company as, an aerospace company developing artificial gravity space stations and the necessary infrastructure to enable humans to live and work in space.Kyle Dedmon, the companys vice president for construction and facilities, came onstage to thank the city and provide an overview of what Vast will offer.Over the next several years well be designing, building and testing commercial space stations, as the mayor mentioned, to enable long duration human spaceflight, which is pretty cool, Dedmon said.A project of this scale will require us to hire over 700 new jobs, primarily in engineering and manufacturing from now until 2027, Dedmon said. A project like this is really only possible in Long Beach because of the talent pipeline, the startup ecosystem, the transportation infrastructure and all the other initiatives that the mayor discussed.The company is leaving its 7,000-square-foot facility in El Segundo, where it started up in 2021, over to two buildings at a new industrial complex that was recently completed. It will still be in the citys Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan, also known as the Douglas Park area of Long Beach.These two buildings will fill up about 115,000 square feet and will be located at the corner of Spring Street and Orange Avenue. It will first house about 40 employees before eventually reaching the 700 mark by the end of 2027. The move and setup are expected to be completed during the first quarter of this year, according to the Long Beach Business Journal.Life on a Space StationThe company prides itself on the possibility of developing the worlds-first artificial gravity space stations. Vast says it will be managing the whole process needed to make that happen: testing and demonstration, research, servicing and operations, assembly and production and manufacturing.Vast will be building a 100 meter-long 328 feet space station that can house 40 or more people.The first ones wont be housing people on the Moon or planet Mars, though that could be possible later at least in partial gravity. The station spins to provide Earth gravity at its outer extremities and partial gravity along its length for Mars, Moon, and asteroid analog environments, the company says.Vast wants to resolve a severe side effect that comes from living long-term in weightless environments, minus gravity, which happens once you get outside the Earths gravitational atmosphere. The human body will deteriorate and experience biological damage.Thats where Vast comes in. The artificial gravity will come from a large spinning structure creating centrifugal force that provides a gravity-emulative pull.The company will be providing large modules that will be customizable by those clients using them. The spinning stations will provide the needed weightless environment, with the team of astronauts having regular access to amenities and/or other personnel to assist them.Vast Space is joining an impressive list of companies in Long Beach including Virgin Orbit, SpaceX, Relativity Space and Rocket Lab USA that will be tapping into local resources and providing great jobs for many.Space Beach is the perfect place for Vast to call home, said Vast founder and CEO Jed McCaleb in a press release. Our mission is to build the first commercial space station capable of providing artificial gravity to support long-term human habitation. This new mixed-use facility will enable us to continue to grow our engineering team, expand research and development efforts and begin the installation of production equipment, making our mission that much more of a reality.Jon LeSage is a resident of Long Beach and a veteran business media reporter and editor. You can reach him at jtlesage1yahoo.com.Category: News

City Council Reinstates Power Plant’s Productivity
01/26/2023 9:40pm

By Daniel PinedaThe company that has long operated the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility SERRF in Long Beach will see if it can turn a profit, city officials say even though half of the trash-to-energy plants current revenue has been cut off by a new state law.On Jan. 17, the Long Beach City Council put to a vote the signing of a rewritten contract with Covanta Energy, a private energy-from-waste company working in the city of Long Beach. The signing of this contract, according to Long Beach Director of Energy Resources Bob Dowell, allows Covanta to continue operations of the power plant until June 30, 2024, when Long Beachs current plan calls for decommissioning the facility.Due to ongoing agreements for special waste and refuse pricing flexibility, Covanta is better positioned to profitably continue to operate service operations until the end of the current contract term, said Dowell. Along with maintaining SERRFs current operations, it is anticipated that the requested amendment will shift the citys financial risk to Covanta and insulate the city from further financial liabilities.Dowell continued: With the requested amendments, staff projects that the SERRF fund group will have approximately $6 million remaining funds available on the June 30, 2024 contract term date, which will be available for the commencement of service decommissioning operations should they become necessary.Prior to the City Councils vote on the matter, several public speakers were given the chance to voice their opinions on the reinstatement of the power plant. Some spoke against the idea of the power plants continued use of burning trash for energy.Community members have voiced their concerns repeatedly on the impacts SERRF has caused, and we have expressed our needs for a future where we do not rely on burning trash, said Kimberly Amaya, a member of the East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice. The lack of commitment to look into alternative solutions from the city of Long Beach has exposed our community to unfair health risks.Amaya urged the City Council to vote on the closure of SERRF, as well making the citys conversion to zero-waste energy a top priority.Another public speaker who voiced their opinions during the city council meeting was Dave Shuka, a member of the Long Beach Alliance for Clean Energy. According to Shuka, the city needs to decommission the incinerator at SERRF, as well as all energy-from-waste productivity, as soon as possible.This city, particularly the city staff in the gas and oil department, have failed to plan for a future where Long Beach is not dependent on trash burning, said Shuka. That failure has led and continues to put some of our most polluted and vulnerable communities at risk.Shuka also urged the City Council to commit to managing organic waste through compost and soil regeneration for the benefit of Long Beachs constituents.The city could create hundreds of good union and public sector jobs, by processing and handling waste in our own city boundaries, said Shuka.In the end, the Long Beach City Council voted 8-0 in support of continuing to use the facility, wanting to both keep the plant running as well as continue working toward the reduction of climate pollution, according to Vice Mayor Cindy Allen.Moving to zero-waste is the ultimate goal, and we want to reduce emissions, as well as local and global harms every step of the way, said Allen.Keeping the plant operating will also give the city time to explore using the facility or the site to dispose of organic waste, Bob Dowell said. That requirement is the result of another state law, Assembly Bill 1383, which requires cities to dispose of organic waste without dumping it in landfills, where it generates methane, a greenhouse gas.The regional plans are primarily focused on complying with 1383, so trying to get the organics diversion is a huge focus and thats going to take place over time, said Dowell.City officials have been working for several months to prepare a request for proposals to use the site and/or the plant for organic waste disposal. Dowell says he hopes to release the request for proposals in February or March and have a decision on a direction by midyear.Category: News

CSULB Student Represents U.S. in the Winter University Games
01/26/2023 9:38pm

By:Daniel Pineda From Jan. 12-22, Lake Placid, NY was playing host to the FISU Winter World University Games, a bi-annual international festival and competition which combines high-level sport with both educational and cultural events. It is the second largest event of its kind, after the well-known Winter Olympics.The Winter University Games were a spectacle to behold, as they gave many talented college athletes from across multiple countries the opportunity to proudly come together and represent their home countries through the form of sport.This is particularly true for one Long Beach local as well, who was given the opportunity to compete in his first ever Winter University Games.Dinh Tran is a third-year student of CSULB, with a gifted talent for figure skating. According to Tran, he first became involved in the world of figure skating at the age of four.My mom took me to this birthday party that was at an ice rink, and she noticed that I had a talent for ice skating, Tran said. After that, she began to put me into ice skating lessons and the rest is history.Tran described his progress to become a figure skater as something he learned through experience.I feel like I never had a very serious schedule where I was spending hours and hours on the ice rink, Tran said. And that was mostly because my mom made sure that I also went to school and had a good education.According to Chen, he tends to travel frequently, both locally or internationally, for competitions, with each competition sometimes being a month or so apart and he does all these competitions while also balancing college.It was very difficult this past semester, Tran said, referring to mixing college with figure skating. But I ended up doing pretty well, so I was happy about that.And happy he should be, as his hard work led him to participating at his first ever Winter University Games, as a part of Team USA. When asked about what it was like to compete in such a grand event like the Winter University Games, he could only describe it in one word: Amazing.I got to meet a lot of people I got to see just how they were training and how theyre enjoying skating, Tran said. And it was just awesome just to speak with them. They traveled so far to come to this event, and not just for figure skating, but for the other sports as well.Tran competed in the Mens Singles competition alongside his fellow Team USA figure skaters, Goku Endo and Nathaniel Chapple. The competition, according to Tran, was broken down into two routines each figure skater must perform: the short routine and long routine. Out of 32 competitors, only 20 would advance to the long routine.Tran shared with Beachcomber a summary of the routine he performed on the ice rink.The length of the short routine is about two minutes, while the long routine is about four minutes and thirty seconds. Train said. For my short routine, I had to perform three jumps and three spins,Tran continued: For my long routine, I had to perform seven jumps. And theres different combinations of jumps you can perform, so for each one you can add another jump. I also had to perform three spins for the long routine, along with a step sequence and choreographic sequence.Tran concluded: The long routine is much more difficult to perform because it requires a lot more stamina, but those were the ones I competed in.By the end of the competition, Tran was ranked ninth in the Mens Singles competition. A very impressive ranking for an international competition, Tran believes, after coming back from what he felt was a poor performance in the short routine, in which he ranked 17th.I was upset with my short routine, but I knew that there was another chance to get back up, Tran said. I focused myself on preparing for the long routine, which was really hard, mentally, because I was in 17th and I just had no idea how I was going to get back up.Tran continued: But I managed to get it together, and after the long routine, I was able to push myself to ninth place.Prior to participating in the Winter University Games, Tran has also participated in a variety of figure skating competitions. Some of the prior competitions hes competed in include the 2022 CS Lombardia Trophy in Italy, as well as 2022 CS Finlandia Trophy in Finland.Ive never had this many international competitions in one season before, so I was truly grateful for all those opportunities, Tran said.Hes even competed in the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, in which he finished in eighth place, behind Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Chen.Outside of participating in this years Winter University Games, Tran is also setting his sights on the future competitions that await him.Currently, Im preparing for a nationals competition in San Jose, thats coming up, Tran said. If I end up doing well there, then I will be heading over to the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.Tran also commented that, much like every other athlete, he hopes to one day be able to compete in the Olympics, especially with the 2026 Winter Olympics in Italy coming around in the distant future.Aside from continuing his journey in figure skating, Tran hopes to become a professional car mechanic for Formula 1 Racing, once he graduates college.Category: News

Smoothing Sounds
01/26/2023 9:36pm

MUSIC has the unique ability to draw us in and spark our imagination by stimulating our minds and calming our moods. In the clinical setting, music therapy often has significant impacts on patient recovery, specifically reducing cortisol stress hormone and enhancing the bodys endorphins feel-good hormones. At St. Mary Medical Center SMMC volunteer Julie Spacht, a retired engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, has volunteered at SMMC for more than a year by playing the French Horn for people entering the hospital. She hopes that her soothing music will help distract people from the pains and stresses they may be experiencing.Category: News

The 59th U.S. Colored Infantry
01/26/2023 9:32pm

Long Beach HistoryBy:Claudine BurnettFighting for FreedomLast year I wrote two articles about Bouton Lake, once a major source of water for Long Beach, upon which much of Lakewood sits. I wondered about the man who purchased the 7,136 acres of Rancho Los Cerritos land in 1887 and subsequently brought in one of the biggest artesian water wells in Southland history. If Civil War General Edward Boutons dream had come true as originally envisioned, the community of Lakewood would be known today as Bouton, but instead Bouton gave up his idea of forming a new city and instead went into the water business.In looking through newspaper articles from the 1880s until Boutons death in 1921, his life and accomplishments are touted. He even wrote a book in 1906 Events of the Civil War, which is largely autobiographical, though others contributed their thoughts on Boutons career. Born in Avoca, New York, on April 12, 1834, Bouton started a grain business in Chicago in the 1850s and when the Civil War broke out, he sold his business and raised a battery which throughout the war was familiarly known as Boutons Battery, its official designation being Battery 1, First Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery. When President Lincoln authorized the use of African American troops to fight for the Union in 1863, Bouton was selected to head a unit and became a Colonel and commander of the 59th United States Colored Infantry.On June 10, 1864, at the Battle of Guntown, Mississippi, Bouton proved that African American troops were as brave and loyal as any whites in the military. That fateful day, Boutons troops were guarding a long wagon train bringing supplies to the troops. Reaching the battlefield they found Union soldiers in retreat, pursued by Southern forces. Though outnumbered nearly eight to one, Boutons Brigade held the enemy in check, allowing the demoralized white troops to get away. At the end of this disastrous day Bouton gathered all the men he still had fit for duty, some 450, to defend the rear of General Sturges disheartened army. For two days, while under continuous fire, the African Americans held the Rebels, some 8,000 strong, from marching to Germantown, near Memphis, 81 miles away.As Boutons Brigade advanced towards Memphis, they marched proudly some of them hatless and barefooted. They represented the remaining effective strength of some 13,000 Union men who had marched into battle 10 days earlier. The Union lost Memphis, but Boutons troops were not ready to admit defeat. Retreating to Pontotoc, they joined the 61st and 68th Colored Infantry totaling 1,835 enlisted men and 64 commissioned officers. This newly formed brigade, headed by Bouton, was only supplied with forty rounds of ammunition to guard the supply train and fight off opposing troops. They marched 22 miles in one day from Pontotoc to Tupelo, Mississippi, guarding a heavy supply train of three hundred wagons and fighting at the same time four distinct battles, each successful, and against superior odds. On July 14, 1864, the African American brigade kept the supply train and rail lines safe from the enemy and even drove the Southerners from a strategic ridge. With limited ammunition, they attacked with fixed bayonets. One man of the 59th was killed and 8 wounded 6 killed and 40 wounded of the 61st 1 killed and 6 wounded of the 68th. Though neither side could claim a clear victory, the Colored Infantry had succeeded in keeping the Confederates away from Union railroads in Tennessee and ensured the safety of Shermans supply lines during the Battle for Atlanta.The Confederates were incensed at the Union arming blacks and concentrated their efforts in destroying what they were pleased to call Boutons Nig. Many of the former slaves bore scars on their blacks inflicted by their present opponents, and were anxious for an opportunity to even the score. This feeling became more intense after the massacre of troops at Fort Pillow, 40 miles north of Memphis, a portion of whom belonged to Boutons command.The Fort Pillow Massacre in Tennessee on April 12, 1864, in which some 300 Union soldiers, of which 200 were African Americans, were killed was one of the most controversial events of the Civil War. Of the 567 Union troops stationed at the fort, 70 of white soldiers survived, but only 35 of African Americans. According to eyewitness reports, Confederates murdered Union prisoners, including the wounded, after the fort had been taken. But the massacre did not deter black troops from serving in the Union Army. Remember Fort Pillow became a rally cry for African American soldiers.After the war, Colonel Bouton was brevetted meaning he got the title but not the pay and allowances Brigadier General, Feb. 23, 1865, in recognition of his war-time services. In his autobiography, his Civil War experiences were confirmed by others, but I decided to research the autobiographical part, to find out, as radio broadcaster Paul Harvey used to say the rest of the story.In 1868, Bouton and wife Margaret moved to California and purchased the San Jacinto Ranch, 90 miles east of Los Angeles, and raised sheep. Bouton writes in this autobiography that in July 1879, he and his partner were attacked by bandits who somehow knew he was carrying $18,000 to buy 9,000 sheep. It became clear to Bouton that the bandits intended not only to rob Bouton but kill him and his partner J.C. Collins as well. Bouton managed to open the chain that held his wrists and secure a small revolver he had in his hip pocket and shoot and kill one of the highwaymen, John Wakefield.Charles Lummis, shared the story in the St. Louis Republic Jan. 8, 1891 Stories of Pioneer Daring, as did numerous newspapers of 1879. I decided to check out the facts since no mention of Bouton carrying a large sum of money was reported in newspapers of the time. I found that the story, mostly true, did omit some important details.In 1879, both the San Diego Union and Ventura Signal added more to the story. It seemed Bouton had defrauded Nancy Wakefield out of money he owed her on the San Jacinto ranch he purchased from her in 1875 for $9,324. He paid 1/3rd down, the second third was to be paid one year from date of purchase, and the balance in two years. When the first payment fell due, Bouton failed to meet it. Mrs. Wakefield, after waiting some time, threatened to foreclose. Bouton then wrote to her to meet him in Los Angeles, saying the money was ready. She met him only to be informed he was still $1000 short, and requested further time, which she gave him. He convinced her she could only get the rest of her money if he sold the ranch. But in order to do so she needed to release him from a lien. She agreed, signing a document transferring the mortgage to him, trusting in his honesty. She did not think to have the note he gave her, promising a sale and payment, legally notarized before handing over the mortgage documents. With the mortgage papers in hand, he legally transferred the property to his wife, so he wouldnt be held responsible, and made no attempt to sell the ranch. Mrs. Wakefield sued and a jury ruled in favor of Mrs. Wakefield, but the judge set aside the jury verdict and divided the property between General Bouton, his wife, and Mrs. Wakefield.John Wakefield, upset at what the judge ruled and what his mother had to go through to get the money owed her, sought revenge. Wakefield and two friends did attack Bouton and Collins and planned to take Bouton prisoner and scare him a bit, in retaliation for the way Bouton had treated Wakefields mother. Instead, Wakefield was shot and killed by Bouton. Wakefields companions later said they had a cabin in the secluded San Jacinto mountains and planned to keep Bouton there for a while and demand the money John thought his mother deserved.A judge later ruled Bouton had shot in self-defense. Bouton did not press charges against the other two men and they were released.And thats the rest of the storyYou will find more on African Americans in the Civil War and in Long Beach history in my book African Americans in Long Beach and Southern California: a History, which I will be discussing at the Ruth Bach Library 4055 N. Bellflower, Long Beach on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, 2-3 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, cash or check only. For further information call 562 570-1038.Category: News

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