Monthly Archives: January 2009

SRWC at CSULB in 2011


Chawin Oak Mahavan takes a picture of golden shovels before the groundbreaking ceremony for Cal State Long Beach’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center on January 30, 2009. The Center (SRWC) will be a 120,000 square foot facility with fitness programs, aerobic classes, rock climbing walls and eight basketball, volleyball and badminton courts. The program is being funded through a fee increase that students voted to impose upon themselves. The center is slated to open in 2011. See more pictures / buy reprints>>

Octuplets Still Here


A woman in Bellflower had eight babies yesterday. Thats all we know. The woman does not want her name or any other information about her released, and rumor has it she wants money to photograph the children. Sure, she wants her privacy, but that won’t stop the hospital from getting its PR. I guess that’s why Kaiser Bellflower held a second press conference to tell the media that nothing had changed and they had no new information. In this picture Dr. Karen Maples, Chief of Service, Obstetrics and Gynecology is all smiles after talking to the media press conference.

USS Green Bay: Navy Returns to Long Beach


Sailors stand on the deck of the U.S.S. Green Bay as Marine helicopters do a fly-by after it was commissioned in Long Beach, Calif. on January 24, 2009. The ship is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock and is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in Wisconsin. The Green Bay is assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet and will be stationed in San Diego, Calif. See 24 pictures / buy reprints>>

Pictures of Obama

With the inauguration coming tomorrow I thought I’d put together some pictures I’ve taken of the President-Elect. This slideshow contains pictures from the DNC in Denver last August and the California Democratic Convention in San Diego in 2007.

Meet the President


Meet the President…well not the President, but a president. This is President Morgan-Barnes – thats right – her first name is President. You can see pictures of her and some of the 50 other people who took part in a candlelight vigil to kick off Peace Week in the neighborhood around Martin Luther King on January 10, 2009. Councilman Dee Andrews and the city’s Human Dignity Program are pushing more than a week of activities leading up to the MLK Parade on January 17. See more pictures>>

Everyone Writes!


Justin Price, of Los Cerritos Elementary School, eyes bugs during Everyone Writes! at Cal State Long Beach. About Two-Hundred students attended five different interactive writing workshop including; Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, Oceans made Fun!, Creating Stories with Pictographs, cook comparisons, and writing for cartoons. The event was sponsored by the non-profit Molina Foundation which, as part of its Experience Counts program, also offers coaching for teachers and school principals, and produces Everyone Writes and Step Up to Math. See 8 pictures / buy reprints>>

The blog has gone dark


This blank space is in memory of the 13 fellow Press-Telegram employees who were laid off yesterday – including friend and fellow photographer Scott Smeltzer. GOOD LUCK!