Monthly Archives: May 2007


Jessica Hanan cheers as she holds up handfuls of confetti while entering the graduation ceremony for the College Health & Human Services at Cal State Long Beach. Hanan earned a degree in Child Development.

Wilson gets a Woodrow

Zach Wilson (25), center, celebrates with teammates Ryan Dent (24) and Elliot Glynn (21) after Wilson hit in the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning again Esperanza during their CIF-SS Division I semifinal game in Riverside, Calif.

26 miles across the sea

All is calm a week after a wildfire that scorched Catalina Island and threatened Avalon. “The main thing is trying to undo this image that people have … from three days of watching (the fire) on the news,” a Chamber of Commerce official said. But that didn’t stop Taylor Brown, foreground, and classmates Trevor McDonald and Sidney Barloon from enjoying the beach during their senior class.

Florescent Tan

This post has no pictures because this week I’m taking no pictures. The boss is on a mandatory vacation and I’m fillin’ in. Will be back next week.

Hot View


Usually getting to spot news from our new newsroom is a pain in the ass. When I hear about something breaking I have to go down 14 floors – the elevator stopping at random places when other lift riders hit the button – then go down the parking elevator – hoping to remember where I parked – then wait in line to get out of the structure. But today it was much easier – I just looked out the window! This is was the view fas smoke rises behind Downtown Los Angeles from a wildfire near Griffith Park.


Liz Davis, publisher and founder of Kids Guide,
a magazine with listings of educational and recreational activities, and
articles for parents, on May 5, 2007, in Los Alamitos, Calif. The publication recently celebrated its 21st birthday.

Election Day

I was taught in school that election day is always the first Tuesday AFTER the first monday – but appearently not in Long Beach. Mayor Bob Foster, left, talks with city council candidate Al Austin as they wait for results at Tacos Don Chente Restaurant. Austin was the favorite – and supported by the mayor – but long time candidate Dee Andrews took the race. Covering the council meetings on Tuesday night should be fun now.

Remembering the fallen

Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts walks past hats representing fallen officers during the city’s 7th. Annual Police And Fire Memorial Ceremony at city hall.