Monthly Archives: April 2010

THEN AND NOW: Pacific Coast Highway, 1992 Riot & 2010


TOP:View of East Pacific Coast Highway looking east west near Lemon Ave. in Long Beach, Calif. during the Rodney King Riots in the last week of April 1992. Photo by Cristina Salvador / Long Beach Press-Telegram

BOTTOM:View of Pacific Coast Highway looking east west near Lemon Ave. in Long Beach, Calif. on April 28, 2010.

SEEN & HEARD: Loves in the Water

Today is the first installment of a new feature on Long Beach Seen called ‘Seen & Heard’. It is simply one photo mixed with audio. Enjoy… 

 This is Reginald Love and his son, Eugene, at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, Calif. The developmentally delayed three year-old loves the water.

THEN AND NOW: Aquarium of the Pacific area, 1983 & 2010


TOP: ORIGINAL CAPTION ON MARCH 25, 1983: RECREATIONAL VEHICLES lined up Thursday to win prime Grand Prix camping spots near Shoreline Drive. The latest weather forecast calls for a rainless race. For a roundup of pre-Prix activities, se story on Page B1. Photo by Tom Shaw

BOTTOM:View of the backside of the Aquarium of the Pacific on April 23, 2010.:

PHOTOS: Bob Lee Memorial Bus Shelter


Aurora Lee, left, holds a framed copy of the of a new bus shelter dedicated to her late husband, Robert “Bob” Lee, on the corner of Santa Fe Ave. and the Pacific Coast Highway on April 21, 2010, in Long Beach, Calif. Lee was a Long Beach business owner who was active in both the West and Central Redevelopment Project Area Committees. The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA) joined Councilmember Tonia Reyes Uranga, Long Beach Transit and the West Project Area Committee at the unveiling of a memorial bus shelter in West Long Beach. Mr. Lee passed away in March 2008. See more pictures>>

THEN AND NOW: Long Beach Grand Prix, 1975 & 2010


TOP CONTENDERS Tony Brise (64, in front), Al Unser (51), Mario Andretti (5, behind Unser) and Brian Redman (1, left of Andretti) hang together in early lap of Long Beach Grand Prix. Redman capitalized on bad luck of other three and emerged as winner of 101-mile race. Photo by Tom Shaw taken on September 28, 1975. (NOTE: The poor grammar in the above caption is exactly as it was printed in 1975)
BOTTOM:The Pacific Coast Club, rear center, is gone, replaced by the Pacific condominiums, in this view of Indy car practice as they drive the street course on Shoreline Drive. during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calf. on April 16, 2010.

THEN AND NOW: Firestone Blvd. in Downey


TOP: ORIGINAL CAPTION: DOWNEY plans renovation of this block-long stretch of Firestone Blvd. This is the south side of Firestone Blvd between Downey Ave and La Reina Ave. on April 26, 1984 Photo by Kent Henderson / Long Beach Press-Telegram

BOTTOM:This is the south side of Firestone Blvd between Downey Ave and La Reina Ave. on April 7, 2010.

PHOTOS: Babies counted at hospital… sort of


Alejandra Torres, 1 day, sports a U.S. Census onesie at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif. Thursday, April 1, 2010.

U.S. Census workers were at the hospital today to remind parents who had babies on April 1 they need to be included in the count. Any baby born after April 1 has to wait 10 years to be counted.

The U.S. Constitution says everyone in the country must be counted every ten years on April 1. See more photos>>