QUEEN MARY — C-17 manager Jean Chamberlain speaks to the Rotary Club Wednesday, September 30, 2009, aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. She talked about the Senate debate on funding of the C-17 program, which supports some 5,000 workers at the plant in Long Beach and another 25,000 at supplier companies across the globe.
A hole in the street where a water main broke at the corner of Stevely Ave. and Bacarro St, in Long Beach, Calif. on September 30, 2009. he pipe broke at 3:55 in the morning flooding the street. No property was damaged. According to Matt Vehh, acting director of Govt. Affairs at the Water Department, Twenty-one homes are currently without water service, but it should be restored later today.
The pipe was 8 inch cast iron and installed in 1954.
Veeh said, “The water department has a very aggressive cast iron pipe replacement program.” They have replaced 2400 linear feet of cast iron pipe his year. Also, they have had a record low number of water main breaks this year – only 26. Their year for keeping track of breaks ends today. Last year there were 29 breaks.
Fala Toailoa outside his Long Beach, Calif. home on Tuesday, September 29, 2009. Toailoa has several relatives were killed and others who are missing after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake near American Samoa caused a tsunami. see more photos>>
Ron Sok puts pins a map showing where certian demographics are in a ‘hard to count’ area during the Cambodian Complete Count committee’s regular meeting in Long Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, September 29, 2009. The committee’s is trying to come up with a slogan, among other things. Poverty numbers were revealed showing Long Beach has a poverty rate of 21.3 percent among Asian residents. See more pictures>>
Long Beach Wilson took on Los Alamitos at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, Calif. today. See the pictures>>
The Lancers’ Adrian Gonzales (24) chases Paramount’s Anthony Downing, Jr (2) at Excelsior Memorial Stadium on Thursday, September 24, 2009, in Norwalk, Calif. See more photos>>
Just thought I’d share the massacre in my backyard – hope PETA isn’t made at me… actually, I hope they are!
TOP: Original caption published in the Press-Telegram on June 24, 1951.
READY FOR FALL – Construction of Alice M. Birney School, Maine Ave. and Spring St., is expected to be completed in time for student occupancy when the fall term starts. Six other schools are under construction while working plans are being prepared for two more. The new schools will house 5000 students.
Alice M. Birney Elementary School at Spring Street and Maine Ave in Long Beach, Calif. on August 6, 2009. The school’s namesake started as organization called the National Congress of Mothers. The first meeting was held in Washington D.C. in 1897. Over two thousand mothers from all over the country attended the three-day meeting. Birney was the first president of her organization. In 1925, the National Congress of Mothers became the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. The local units of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers are called Parent-Teachers Associations or PTA’s.
Here is the San Diego Freeway looking south near the Long Beach Airport. The Scheimpflug principle is a geometric rule that describes the orientation of the plane of focus of an optical system when the lens plane is not parallel to the image plane. Another name for this is ‘Tilt-shift photography’. Using the Scheimpflug principle can give common scenes a very unique perspective – the image often looks fake or like a model. But rest assured, its all real.
After loosing their first two games, Poly finally won. They beat Narbonne 28-14. See the pictures>>
Los Alamitos’ Mason Pau’u (99) celebrate his touchdown with teammate Haven Fielding (14) against Fremont at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Thursday, September 17, 2009, in Long Beach, Calif. See more pictures>>
Not only is Ashley Standish the captain of her team, but she is clearly one of the most enthusiastic players on the Los Alamitos squad. After almost every point she cheered, pumped her fists or jumped in the air. She, and the rest of her team had good reason to celebrate – they were down 2 gams to 0 in the championship of the Gahr Tournament and came back to win 3-2 in Cerritos, Calif. on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. See more pictures>>
Long Beach State goalie Derek Wiebe-Bailey spent alot of time reacting to missed blocks during the 49ers 12-3 loss to USC in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, September 12, 2009. See more pictures>>
The inaugural Latin American Parade headed south on Pine Avenue today, but for me, the focus was where the parade started – the former home of the Press-Telegram. The building, at the corner of Sixth and Pine, was a real newspaper building. It was dirty, there were presses and the only toilet in the newsroom was for men. The PT’s parent company sold it, and almost the entire block, in 2006. The plan was to turn the unofficially historic building in to lofts. That plan stalled, but not before workers had time to destroy the interior of the building. If you want to see pictures of the parade, click here>>
Lakewood’s Kevin Anderson (19) manages to escape from Peninsula’s Abraham Ridge (1) to score their first of four touchdown on Friday, September 11, 2009, in Lakewood, Calif. See more pictures>>
Cerritos College’s Salvador Melendrez (16), center, celebrates his goal with teammates during their 1-0 defeat of Goldenwest College on Friday, September 11, 2009, in Norwalk, Calif. See more pictures>>
The picture above is now history, it is a postmark from the last day that parcels sent from Long Beach were stamped “Long Beach”. As of September 8, 2009 letters sent from the city no longer bear its name. All mail from zips starting with 906, 907 or 908 are being sent to Orange County and will be stamped “Santa Ana”. Postal customers can request a special hand stamp if they must have the LBC on their letters.
Long Beach Wilson’s David Lowe (16) reacts as Edison rolled to a 35-6 victory over the visiting Bruins on Thursday, September 10, 2009, in Huntington Beach, Calif. See more pictures>>
Sometimes its better to be lucky than good. Today was one of those days. I was driving south on Cherry Ave. when I saw thick, black smoke. Thinking it was coming from the oil wells west of Cherry Ave in Signal Hill I parked my car on Burnett Street and looked down the hill. I saw the smoke was two-block below me. I ran down the hill, jump a small stucco fence, scraped my arm, and arrived at the fully-engulfed building before the fire department. See the pictures>>
L.A. Harbor’s Dominique Blackman (8) celebrates a touchdown with teammate Brandon Carver (9) after City College’s Dylan Busser (17) fails to stop him in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, September 5, 2009. At left, City College’s Fred Rogers (20) covers his eyes. See more pictures>>
Millikan and Gahr took to the grid iron in Cerritos tonight. The Rams barely beat the Gladiators, 35-34. Here are some pictures>>
Poly lost to Servite 30-7. It wasn’t pretty, and neither are the picture. See them here>>
Offensive tackle Leo Hunt cools off in a sprinkler during football practice at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. on September 2, 2009. According to accuweather.com, the temperature in Norwalk during practice was 94 degrees and the humidity was 27 percent. See more pictures>>
Ever since college I’ve loved the word ‘Scheimpflug’. The Scheimpflug principle is a geometric rule that describes the orientation of the plane of focus of an optical system when the lens plane is not parallel to the image plane. Another name for this is ‘Tilt-shift photography’. Using the Scheimpflug principle can give common scenes a very unique perspective – the image often looks fake or like a model. But rest assured, its all real.