Monthly Archives: September 2008

Pony All-Stars 'get on the bus'


Some called it a parade but it was really a bus load of All-Stars riding down Pine Ave. The streets weren’t closed and the bus had to stop at all the red lights as the Long Beach Pony rode a double-decker bus down Pine Ave. Long Beach defeated Chinese-Taipei, 3-2, on Oliver Van Buskirk’s home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the Pony World Series in Washington, Pa. on Aug. 16. See more pictures/buy reprints>>

Whoopi, Eddie and Rodney in Long Beach


After 3 years of construction the Laugh Factory in set to open in Long Beach. Looks like Eddie Murphy, left, Whoopi Goldberg and Rodney Dangerfield will be permanent fixtures at the comedy club. Other comedic statues include Jim Carrey, Chris Rock and Ellen DeGeneres.

The Decline of Pine continues…


Z Gallerie announced it will close its Pine Ave. location when the building, which Z Galleire owns, is sold. The retailer sits in the same block that used to house Express, Bath & Body Works and Crate and Barrel but now is a string of empty store fronts.

Tuckered Out


Counselor Christy Cleveland welcomes students, including thrid graders Kimme Banegas, left, and Valeria Vallejo, center, on the first day of school at MacArthur Elementary School in Lakewood, Calif. on September 3, 2008. The students were students at Tucker Elementary School Cleveland was a counselor the now closed school. Tucker was shuttered in June and all of its students and faculty were merged with MacArthur Elementary School. See more pictures/buy reprints>>