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1 killed in shooting at bus stop in crowded area of Westlake; 2 suspects detained
08/18/2019 1:41am

A shooting at a Westlake bus stop Saturday night left a man dead and a portion of Wilshire Boulevard shut down while police investigated.

SoCal students join nationwide calls for lawmakers to take action against gun violence
08/18/2019 1:13am

Dozens of students lead a rally Saturday on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, urging members of Congress to end their summer recess and introduce stricter gun laws.

Montecito Heights triple shooting leaves 21-year-old man dead, 2 others hospitalized
08/18/2019 12:44am

A 21-year-old man was killed in a Montecito Heights shooting that left two others wounded, authorities said.

Pursuit of teen suspect ends in violent crash in North Hollywood
08/18/2019 12:39am

A 13-year-old led police a dangerous chase that ended in a violent crash in North Hollywood Saturday afternoon.

San Bernardino assistant superintendent arrested on child porn charges
08/18/2019 12:36am

A San Bernardino City Schools official is accused of possession and distribution of child pornography.


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Detectives Search For Suspect — And Motive — In Slaying Of Young Single Mom, Teacher
08/18/2019 2:05am

Her family says Nancy Magaa got into teaching because she wanted to help the kids in her community have better lives.

2 Young Men Recovering After Being Stabbed At Target Store In Compton
08/18/2019 12:50am

The witness described a bloody scene.

Anti-Violence Activists Demand Action From Lawmakers At DTLA Rally
08/17/2019 11:37pm

LOS ANGELES CBSLA Activists gathered in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, demanding action from lawmakers as part of a nationwide anti-violence campaign following mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton this month. At City Hall, dozens gathered for Students Against Gun Violence one of more than 100 of anti-violence rallies held across the U.S.

Pursuit Ends As Underage Driver Crashes Into North Hollywood Apartment Building
08/17/2019 10:18pm

NORTH HOLLYWOOD CBSLA A 13-year-old boy has been reunited with his family after police say he led them on a wild chase that ended with a crash into a North Hollywood apartment building Saturday. Police began pursuit of a possible stolen vehicle on Coldwater Canyon and Victory Boulevard around 3 p.m. The chase continued

Dodgers’ Julio Urias Suspended 20 Games Under MLB’s Domestic Violence Policy
08/17/2019 5:14pm

Urias was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery in Los Angeles on May 13, and he agreed not to appeal the suspension.


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24-Year-Old Middle School Teacher With 5-Year-Old Son Killed in San Bernardino Shooting
08/18/2019 1:59am

A 24-year-old woman was shot and later died from her injuries in San Bernardino Saturday, police said.Nancy Magaa, 24, of San Bernardino, was shot around 2:01 a.m. near the intersection of 30th Street and Flores Street, the San Bernardino Police Department said. Woman and Her Teen Daughters Visit Disneyland With a Ticket She Won in 1985 Magaa was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead, the SBPD said.The 24-year-old was identified as a middle school teacher at Del Vallejo Middle School, where she taught math and coached the volleyball team, her sister told The San Bernardino Sun newspaper. You Want To Be a New Pet Owner. Now What The newspaper reported thatMagaa was sitting in her truck with her son and boyfriend at a park when the shooting occurred.A homicide investigation was underway, police said. Celebrities in the Stands: Dodgers Edition Photo Credit: Magana family

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot
08/18/2019 5:10am

Jennifer Canada remembers when her pediatrician in Middletown, Maryland, recommended a vaccine that would protect her against a virus that is known to cause several types of cancer, NBC News reports. But Canadas mother, who had consented to all of the other recommended immunizations for her 13-year-old daughter, declined it, saying shed heard rumors that the shots had caused the death of several girls.It wasnt until after beginning a career in cancer research that Canada realized how lucky shes been to avoid exposure to human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Now 26, she just finished the three-shot HPV vaccine series recommended for adults by theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention. Check Out These Free or Cheap Things to Do in LA But even if Canada had wanted the HPV vaccine during that doctor visit, Maryland has no statute or regulation that allows dependent teens to be vaccinated without their parents consent. Neither do at least 23 other states. Generally, unless teens are legally emancipated, married or are already parents, they have no recourse when their parents or other legal guardians refuse vaccines, including the HPV shot, on their behalf.However, in the wake of an increasingly visible anti-vaccination movement and concern over the measles outbreaks in the U.S., more state legislatures are trying to create a legal way for dependent teens to get vaccinated, in particular, the HPV shot, without their parents consent. Click Here or Email Your Photos to iseenbcla.com Photo Credit: Matthew Busch for The Washington Post via Getty Images

'Instant Love': Shelters Cleared as Pets Find Forever Homes
08/17/2019 9:06pm

Teddy, a catahoula leopard dog mix, was originally taken in at the Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia back in January. And after a few failed adoptions, the hearing impaired dog was returned in June and sat at the shelter waiting for the perfect family who would be patient enough to fullfil his needs.Emmy Homan, the shelters development manager, told NBC Teddy is a sweet dog and eager to learn, she just needed extra training and attention. Baby Rhino Gets a Mud Wallow at San Diego Zoo Thanks to social media, a Philadelphia family came across Teddys story on Twitter and knew they found the perfect pet for their family. Thats because their daughter is also Deaf. On Saturday, they stopped by the shelter during its Clear the Shelters event to meet their new four-legged family member.Teddys new family said they look forward to teaching their new furry family member sign language. Shelter Urges Adopters Not to Forget Pets With Special Needs Clear the Shelters, the fifth annual pet adoption drive sponsored by NBC and Telemundostations, culminated Saturday with more than 2,000 shelters participating in dozens of communities across the country.Animals lovers nationwide lined up early for a chance to find the purrfect pet to take home. Feds Issue New Guidelines for Animals on Planes At the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, all adoptable dogs found new homes within hours of opening its doors, NBC Boston reported.One of those lucky dogs was Irie, a5-year-old mix-breed that was adopted by Chandler Solsky, of Rochester.I fell in love right away. We came a couple of days ago and we saw her and we had to come back and get her, Solsky said.And in Connecticut, the North Haven Animal Control cleared its shelters on Saturday, including finding a home for two senior cats that became homeless two months ago after their owner died.We were hopeful to get them adopted together, but was really shocked when a family walked in today and wanted to make them part of their family,Assistant Animal Control Officer Chrystal Tashaba told NBC, noting that senior pets are typically overlooked. So, to get them both in the same home made it all worth it.And they werent the only feline sisters to get adopted together. Colleen and Collette, both one-year-old kittens, were adopted from PAWS Chicago during Clear the Shelters.Julia Poukatch, the shelters communications associate, told NBC that the two kittens have been at the shelter since January and were always very reserved and fearful, making it hard for them to connect with potential adopters. Enter Chicago residents Jaycee and Marisa, who have had prior experience with fearful cats and were more than willing to give the girls the time they need to come out of their shell. Colleen and Collete not only have new homes, but also each other to help them adjust to their new life.Since this years event was launched on July 27, more than 85,000 pets have been adopted. To encourage families to find a new pet, many of the participating animal shelters and rescue organizations reduced or waived adoption fees.At the Austin Humane Society, in Austin, Texas, shelter managerSarah Hammel was hoping that Lamb, a 5-year-old Pit bull and the shelters longest resident, would finally get his forever home. Hammel told NBC that Lamb was transferred to the shelter back in 2017 when flood waters from hurricane Harvey forced the evacuations of local shelter pets, and hes been in and out of the Austin Humane Society due to a lot of bad luck and through no fault of his own. On Saturday, Reyna Almaguer, of Austin, walked into the shelter andinstantly fell in love with Lamb. The feeling was mutual.It was instant love, Hammel said.King, a 5-year-old pit mix, was surrendered by its owner last month and arrived at the NYC Animal Control Center on July 24. But, the biggest wiggler in the shelter shimmied his way into the heart of a new pet parent on Saturday. King received a royal goodbye as he left the Brooklyn shelter.Studies show that pet ownership provides a number of health benefits. A furry companion has the ability to comfort humans healing from loss or other trauma. For two sisters in Washington, D.C., still grieving from the loss of their Pit bull who died recently of cancer, finding the purrfect pet almost seemed heaven-sent.Deirdre and Kirsten Wright adopted Sally from the D.C. Humane Rescue Alliance after another family had earlier in the day adopted her, but then returned her 15 minutes later because the 2-year-old Pit bull mix didnt get along with another dog they already had. The sisters from Alexandria, Virginia, had fallen in love in Sally days earlier but thought they missed out on getting her first. When they found out Sally was back on the market, Deirdre Wright told NBC Washington that their recently deceased Pit bull, who was fittingly named Angel, must have intervened.I think that Angel didnt want me to be sad. And she just wanted me to like, help another dog, Deirdre Wright said through tears.Meanwhile, in South Florida, Herbert, an 8-year-old American Staffordshire who has been at the shelter for more than a year, finally got his forever home. New pet owner Dana Powmesamy told NBC Miami she was excited to welcome Herbert to her family.Hes adorable, my son loved him right off the bat, Powmesamy said. I think were all just gonna love having him.Although dogs and cats were by far the most common pets to be adopted, even some feathery animals were rescued on Saturday. Bob, a 4 1/2-month-oldWhite Crested Black Polish rooster was adopted from the Stonington-Animal Rescue Project in Connecticut. Bob the Rooster, as hes called, is headed to Covernty, Rhode Island, where he will join seven hens in his new home.And Bob wasnt the only uncommon pet adopted on Clear the Shelters day. Rabbits andguinea pigs in New England also found their forever homes.Shelters in Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri, New York and Kansas all reported clearing their kennels and finding homes for pets in need.We shot for the moon and landed among the stars, the Helping Hands Humane Society of Topeka, Kansas, wrote in a Facebook post announcing their shelter had been cleared.Still, the need remains great. The number of animals entering shelters each year is about 6.5 million, 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Though the number has declined from about 7.2 million in 2011, with the biggest drop in the number dogs, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized each year.On the happier side, about 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted annually and another 710,000 are returned to their owners.Clear the Shelters began in North Texas in 2014 as a partnership among the NBC and Telemundo stations in Dallas-Fort Worth and dozens of North Texas animal shelters. More than 2,200 homeless animals were adopted that first year, the most in a single day in North Texas.A year later that number jumped to nearly 20,000 as the adoption drive went national, with more than 400 shelters taking part across the country. Last year, as the event was extended over a month, more than 100,000 pets were adopted from over 1,200 shelters.During Clear The Shelters 2018, pets of all types found their forever home, including Bailey a long-haired Chihuahua-mix puppy from Orange County, California, who was adopted by a veteran and his family. In New Hampshire, Baby, a 15-year old senior cat was adopted after being a hospice resident at a Massachusetts shelter. One year later, Baby is off her medications and showers her new family with unconditional love. In Texas, a yellow Labrador named Pepperjackwhofound wandering the streets of Texas City, spent weeks at the Galveston County animal shelter before a Sante Fe family adopted him during Clear the Shelters. One year later, the once stray who was renamed Jake, is living his best life enjoying the great outdoors of the familys lake property and helping his new parents take care of their horses.The love that these dogs give you is worth it, Baileys owner Don Winderman said. All they need is love. And really, if people gave out more love than hate this country would be a lot better and the whole world would be better. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

'I Feel Lucky, for Real': How Legalizing Hemp Helped Marijuana Suspects
08/18/2019 4:10am

With the passage of new hemp-legalization laws over the past eight months, crime labs across the country have suddenly found themselves unable to prove that a leafy green plant taken from someones car is marijuana, rather than hemp, NBC News reports. Marijuana looks and smells like hemp but has more THC, the chemical that makes people high.Without the technology to determine a plants THC level, labs cant provide scientific evidence for use in court. Without that help, prosecutors have to send evidence to expensive private labs that can do the tests or postpone cases until local labs develop their own tests, a process that could take months.Rather than deal with prohibitive costs or lengthy delays, prosecutors in several states, including Texas, Florida and Ohio, are dropping low-level pot cases altogether or declining to bring new ones. Police in those states are now unsure whether their age-old pretext for searching cars the smell of pot is still valid. Some have been told not to make any arrests for marijuana possession, although they can issue tickets and confiscate the suspected drugs for testing later.There is no way to determine how many cases have been imperiled by the new laws, but they number in the hundreds, perhaps thousands, law enforcement officials say.Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Missing 13-Year-Old With Autism Leads Police on Pursuit, Causes Multiple Crashes in SF Valley
08/17/2019 11:58pm

A missing 13-year-old boy led police on a pursuit that featured multiple hit-and-run crashes in the San Fernando Valley Saturday, and the boys parents say the teenager has autism and is deaf.The driver was wanted for a felony hit-and-run near the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department said while the pursuit was ongoing. Southern California Pursuits Newschopper4 Bravo arrived over the scene where the pursuit ended around 3:30 p.m. and observed multiple damaged vehicles, including a truck that had crashed into an apartment building in the 7200 block of Troost Avenue in North Hollywood.Lopez confirmed that the person in the pursuit was a missing 13-year-old boy, and police later said that the truck had been reported stolen. RAW: Pursuit Leads to Barricade at BBQ Joint The boys family told NBCLA that he has autism and said it is unclear how he ended up in the truck.I just hope they know hes a good boy, Monica Marshall, the boys mother, said. Hes very sweet. Hes not malicious. WATCH: SoCals Wildest Police Chases Marshall said the boy is also deaf and wears a cochlear implant in one ear. The teenagers parents reported the boy missing from South Los Angeles Saturday morning, and it is not clear how he ended up taking police on a pursuit through the San Fernando Valley, eventually crashing in North Hollywood.He does not mean any harm,Trevaithen Watts, the boys father, said.We know the seriousness of it. I just really want people to know that.Watts added, We just apologize to everyone thats affected, everyone thats involved.It was not immediately clear what charges, if any, the 13-year-old faces. He was released from the hospital without any serious injuries, and it appears that no one else sufferred any serious injuries during the pursuit that featured at least three different areas where the teenager crashed the truck into other vehicles.Photo Credit: NBCLA


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Long Beach, CA 90844   Directions

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New Art Exibit at Aquarium Celebrates Ocean, Marine Life
08/15/2019 6:19pm

FROM PLAYFUL DOLPHINS to awe-inspiring sharks, a new art exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific is filled with ocean-themed paintings by John Enright inspired by his animal encounters in Hawaiian waters. The art exhibit will be on view at the Aquarium from Aug. 19 through Oct. 30 on the second floor landings outside the entrances to the Tropical and Northern Pacific Galleries. John Enright hopes that viewers of his artwork are inspired to become ocean stewards and protect marine life from pollution. He began painting seascapes and images of marine life after moving to Hawaii and encountering animals like whales, sharks and sea turtles as a diver.Category: News

Accidents Up in Road Diet
08/15/2019 5:16pm

By:Kirt Ramirez Despite the Long Beach Police Department stating the number of reported accidents on the Broadway corridor has gone down since the road diets debut in mid-April, a prominent community leader has come forward with documentation saying otherwise.Robert Fox, who entered the 2nd District City Council race to unseat Jeannine Pearce after Broadways road diet disaster was unveiled, gave a press conference outside the downtown police station Aug. 5.He brought along dozens of signed affidavits from Broadway business owners and residents who witnessed car accidents on the corridor, have seen the aftermath or were victims themselves.Fox handed the LBPD 59 affidavits for 62 auto accidents. Affidavits testifying to near-misses and people tripping over the black street bumpers were not included in the packet.The result, he said, shows automobile crashes on Broadway have increased exponentially.During a previous press conference with the council person of the 2nd District, the impression was that accidents had gone down 20 percent since the road diet was configured, he said. This current release of documents counters that claim with real results and eyewitness accounts of accidents.Fox noted the LBPD does not typically respond to minor car accidents and therefore many collisions go unreported. But just because an accident isnt recorded, doesnt mean it didnt happen.This press conference is to point out the truth of this corridors experience, he said. This should lay to rest any doubt that the road diet is a failure.He added, The safety of citizens is our first responsibility and priority. If we believe that, then Broadway has failed to meet that standard and must be reconfigured for the safety of all.Fox, who has lived in his house on Broadway near Temple Avenue since 1992, said, I can personally attest to the fact that I have witnessed more accidents in front of my house than I have seen in 30 years.Fox organized a July 15 rally at Broadway and Cherry Avenue where about 100 residents and business owners protested the road diet, which stretches from Redondo to Alamitos Avenues. A traffic lane each way was removed and curbside bike lanes were added to both sides of the street, which protesters said makes for a crammed, unsafe roadway that endangers lives.And reduced, inconvenient parking hurts businesses, they said.Local media covered the event and the topic made headlines.Councilwoman Pearce, whose district includes a large portion of Broadway, asked City Manager Pat West to arrange a press conference.On July 22 a week after the protest city officials briefed members of the media at City Hall. At a conference table, Pearce sat with West, Deputy Fire Chief Jim Rexwinkel, LBPD Commander Rudy Komisza and City Engineer Alvin Papa. Deputy Director of Public Works Diko Melkonian also attended.Mayor Robert Garcia, an advocate of making Long Beach more bicycle friendly, was not present.West explained the city adopted the Vision Zero Plan, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries citywide by 2026. He said adding road diets, traffic circles, roundabouts and traffic calming things like yellow, white and green bollards, helps to slow traffic and makes streets safer.Vision Zero is gaining momentum in large cities nationwide and in Europe.This isnt just happening in Long Beach, he said. Were a big fan of Vision Zero, and were in that.According to visionzeronetwork.org, Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero has proved successful across Europe and now its gaining momentum in major American cities.West said he understands change is difficult and people need time to adjust.Were on a listening tour, so were continuing to listen were tweaking stuff, he said. Were listening to community input from the various community groups, residents, businesses, and were going to continue to work with them and tweak stuff.West said people can expect other minor arterial roads in the city to undergo traffic calming changes in the future.Long Beach adheres to a climate action plan to reduce the carbon footprint and the city encourages living healthier lifestyles and being more active.We want people out of their cars and to have the ability to walk and ride bikes all over the place, he said.Phase two of the Broadway project will involve planting trees.As of July 1, West said cars parked on Broadway during street sweeping hours stopped receiving tickets. Only the curbside bike lanes are swept now with special machines. The parking spaces several feet from the curb out in the street will not be swept.Tickets will continue for cars parked more than two hours on non-sweeping days, where posted.Even though Broadway was designed to slow traffic, Deputy Fire Chief Rexwinkel said fire response times are stable.Ive looked at the data as many different ways as I can over the past five years, he said. I see stable response times to all the areas Ive looked at. I see no increase in response times to any of the areas impacted or affected by the road diet.LBPD Commander Komisza said:To echo Chief Rexwinkels comments, theres no data thats present that would indicate an increase in emergency response service from the police department perspective.Komisza, reading from a prepared statement, added We have evaluated statistics. LBPD has been tracking reported collisions along the Broadway Corridor between Alamitos and Redondo and we have seen a decrease in accidents since the recent changes and that is specific to between mid-April, when the changes took place, to June 30, 2019.Collisions along Broadways east-west corridor are down approximately 20 percent from the past five-year average. So I think thats a notable thing to talk about.Mid-April to June 30, 2019, there have been 19 reported collisions on the Broadway Corridor involving one pedestrian, one bicyclist, four DUIs, five involved parked cars. Of the 19, only nine can be directly attributed to the east-west corridor. The remaining 10 involve vehicles traveling north or south at intersections.From 2015 to 2019, the average number of collisions for the same time period was 11.A reporter asked point blank: What about calls for serviceAfter pausing, Komisza responded, Calls for service, I dont have that data with me.She asked the question because regardless of whether police respond to Broadway or take a report, looking at the calls for help for each of the past five years would show if more people are calling 911.Under the California Public Records Act, the Beachcomber requested the calls for service data as well as collisions for each of the past five years for a comparison but only was given the current year.Councilwoman Pearce said, I would encourage all constituents and all business owners to file a police report any time they see an incident. As stated previously, we dont know what we dont know.Pearce added, I will consistently be asking PD every couple weeks to give us the data on Broadway and if we see the corridor is not being as safe as we had hoped it will be, that well have changes.Video of the conference is at LBReport.com.Like many large cities, the LBPD has to prioritize calls.LBPDs Media Relations Detail explained through email:Typically a non-injury or minor traffic accident is a civil matter and those involved are advised to contact their insurance companies. However, if there is an unlicensed driver or the accident is suspected to be the result of a DUI, officers will respond to the scene to take a report.Meanwhile, more than 1,000 petition signatures against the road diet have been collected.Candidate Fox, a real estate broker, who serves as executive director of the Council of Neighborhood Organizations CONO for Long Beach and is president of the Broadway Corridor Association, has retained an attorney for a possible lawsuit against the city for Broadways reconfiguration.kirtbeachcomber.newsCategory: News

LB Exchange Now Open for Business
08/15/2019 5:14pm

By:Steve Propes Two years ago, for all intents and purposes, there was no McGowen Street in Long Beach. Now McGowen has an active Main Street vibe, diners and shoppers filling the slant parking spaces and sidewalk area at noon, most every weekday off the 3800 block of Lakewood Boulevard, which is where McGowen enters Long Beach Exchange LBX.In January 2017, Beachcomber reporter, the late Sean Belk, first presented a word picture of the proposed LBX. The new shopping center will feature three distinct shopping zones, expected to work seamlessly together to create a singular experience for locals and visitors alike. The project finished in about two and a half years.The Whole Foods 365 opened in fall 2018, the Hangar opened about six months ago. LBX also sponsors community events like National Pet Day on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pet Smart. A note of caution, though. while animals are allowed throughout LBX, they are not allowed inside The Hangar, one of three zones with names inspired by aviation lingo, McGowens Approach, The Landing and The HangarLBX.The Landing is a grand-scaled 1.25-acre central plaza with drought-tolerant vegetation, a reflective water feature and commemorative art and historical timeline installations. According to one merchant, on weekends, this grassy area near the parking lot is loaded with kids.When partially opened in spring 2018, the LBX had 28 businesses. As of early August 2019, there are 36 businesses, including 12 vendors inside The Hangar. In an effort to create balance, there are 20 restaurants and 15 retail storefronts.Not every business survived, but the two lapses, Orchard Supply Hardware and the controversial Yellow Fever fast food inside Whole Foods 365, both closed down all their operations outside their opening at LBX.Coming soon eateries include Wahoos, ReMix Kitchen Bar, Plancha Latin Kitchen and Panini Kabob Grill, with no grand opening date announced.Dining opportunities range from fine dining to The Hangars bus-your-own-table.The 908 opened in June 2019. Described by partner Ciaran Gough as elevated American cuisine. A resident of Long Beach for 16 years, Gough has a background in the grocery industry and setting up quirky dining spots in Austin, Portland and Denver. The 908 offers from several genres, steak, prime rib, lobster roll and the ever-popular poke bowl. The star is protein, then produce, said Gough, who has just partnered with a local gardener to supply some produce.As distinctive as The 908 food is the interior dcor. We use as many Long Beach businesses as we could, said Gough. With IDA as architect, the walls are covered with iconic architectural paintings from all over the city such as the Farmers and Merchants Bank, the NuPike, Press-Telegram and the Villa Riviera. Not noted is the Queen Mary. Of CSULB art students who submitted work, Gough selected a few pieces from two. The mural is by Matthew OConnell, the smaller south wall paintings are by Riley White.Visitors entering a 16,800-square-foot The Hangar are greeted by a vintage airport arrival/departure board displaying the names of the various vendors. In the center is a large dining area, food stalls along the east and west walls, lots of international cooking from Turkish to Mexican and many cultures in-between. The food storefronts just to the south were previously the only game in Douglas Park.Ive tried most of the places inside The Hangar, said one LBX regular. Amoricito is really good tacos and Mexican food Jaybirds is a hot chicken place that just opened. I hate spicy food the spicy one is hot. Blue Bowl just opened up serving customized acai, like a smoothie, you can add toppings.On a McGowen Street corner, Georgias Restaurant is operated by family members of Gretchen Shoemaker, who specialize in southern cooking.Shoemakers daughter, Nika Shoemaker-Machado, said the first Georgias opened at the Anaheim Packing District in June 2014. Georgias was named after George Shoemaker, the late husband of professional caterer, Gretchen Shoemaker, who aimed to translate her skill at southern dishes to opening a restaurant. Gretchen, called Nana by the staff, visits each kitchen in each location once a week to check on the business.The most popular entre is the fried chicken, which combines two influences: Gretchens cornbread crust and her Brazilian husbands buttermilk. Among other offerings are a half dozen po-boys with fillings like catfish, shrimp or spicy andouille.Comparing the customer demographic, Shoemaker-Machado said Anaheim draws an international crowd, thanks largely to Disneyland, while the new McGowen Street location draws community members.Shoemaker-Machado has definite plans to expand, possibly franchise in the not too distant future. One of the questions she, her husband or her mother is often asked, Are you from the southTruthfully the answer must be yes: South Orange County.stevebeachcomber.newsCategory: News

What must we do to stop the mass killings in America?
08/04/2019 11:52am

Choices Ban civilian possession of assault weapons. Ban high-capacity magazines. Universal background checks for gun ownership. Ban violent video games. All of the above. Your suggestions emailed comment

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07/08/2019 4:16pm

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