LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Debbie and John Hobbs’ dog, George, sings in the 10th. Annual Howl’oween Dog Parade in Long Beach, Calif. on October 31, 2010. Over 400 dogs participated in the annual parade to raise money for animal welfare programs. See more pictures>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Ronald McDonald checks out the construction of the Long Beach (Calif.) Ronald McDonald House on October 28, 2010. A former apartment building near Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is being gutted and rebuilt as The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House will have 23 guest rooms, a living room and open-air courtyard, plus a dining room and kitchen. There will also be a children’s room and outdoor tot lot along with a garden, patio, barbeque area, laundry, pantry and computer room. The board of trustees of the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House has raised more than $5 million for its capital campaign, passing the 80 percent mark of its goal in fundraising. See more pictures>>
Cerritos College goalie Ashley Arambula (1A) reacts after failing to block a shot during their loss to Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif. on October 27, 2010.. The Vikings defeated the Falcons 10 to 8. See more pictures>>
U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the start of a discussion with retired U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor led by Diane Sawyer during the Women’s Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on October 26, 2010.
A video message from U.S. Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor, left, and Elena Kagen is played while Diane Sawyer, bottom left, leads a discussion with U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Badar Ginsburg, bottom center and retired justice Sandra Day O’Connor, during the Women’s Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on October 26, 2010.
California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman, left, and Jerry Brown, right, shake hand as they are greeted by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the start of a discussion led by NBC’s Matt Lauer during the Women’s Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on October 26, 2010.
The first day of the three-day Women’s Conference started with Maria Shriver’s March on Alzheimer’s in Downtown Long Beach, Calif. on October 24, 2010.. After a 5K/2K walk that raised $250,000, there was a candlelight vigil. Peter Johnson, right, came to honor his mother and grandfather who both died with Alzheimer’s. See more pictures>>.
Madison Heintzelman watches skydivers during Wings, Wheels and Rotors at the Los Alamitos (Calif.) Joint Forces Training Base on October 24, 2010. See more pictures>>
Nicholas Reyes tries to keep dry with with his son, MIchael Reyes, 3, on Anaheim Street in Long Beach, Calif. on October 19, 2010.
George Alvarez chats with customers in his diner in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach, Calif. on October 18, 2010. The Alvarez’s restaurant, George’s 50s Diner, was the victim of a break-in over the weekend. The thieves took their entire stock of beef -about two weeks worth – and all but two of their 75 collector die cast model cars. George has worked at the diner for 38 years, the last 15 as the owner. See more pictures>>
TOP: During the 2009 Long Beach Marathon runner Jason Gutierrez seized up and had to stop in the last miles of the race. Eli Rodriguez passed him and went on to win the race in 2 hours and 27 minutes.
BOTTOM: During the 2010, long after Jason Gutierrez had won the race in 2 hours and 14 minutes. Eli Rodriguez is forced to stop and stretch about 100 yards from the finish line. Rodriguez finished the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Lindsay Nelson, the winner of the women’s division of the 2010 Long Beach (Calif.) International City Bank Marathon, nearly collapses as she crosses the finish line on Shoreline Drive on Sunday, October 17, 2010. Nelson finished the 26.2-mile race with a time of 2:45:08. About 24,000 people participated in the various marathon events. See more pictures by me and fellow Press-Telegram photographers Diandra Jay and Steve Georges>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Spectators on a bridge over Shoreline Drive await the start of the 2010 Long Beach (Calif.) International City Bank Marathon Sunday, October 17, 2010. About 24,000 people participated in the various marathon events. See more pictures from me and fellow photographer and Steve Georges>>
Eli Rodriguez, center, winner of the 2009 Long Beach Marathon works out with Chris Enriquez, right with Warren High shirt, and the rest of the school’s cross country team on October 13, 2010, in Downey, Calif.
Wilson High’s Alicia Ly takes on Poly High’s Jaynee Guevara during their league match in Long Beach, Calif. on October 13, 2010. See more pictures>>
Ko Tanaka, left, and Greg LeBon start work on a 13-foot high, 60-ton, pile of sand that will be a giant replica of a Long Beach Marathon medal at Marina Green Park in Downtown Long Beach, Calif. on October 13, 2010. The team fro Archisand said it will take four days to complete. See more pictures>>
Kannon Kurowski struggles with pumpkin after his parents, Erica and Matt Kurowski, told him he could buy any pumpkin that he could get in the cart at Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach, Calif. On October 12, 2010.
Fremont Elementary School students during a visit from U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in Long Beach, Calif. on October 12, 2010. Sebelius is helping promote the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign and highlight the school’s efforts to improve student health including an organic garden that students help tend and a 4th grade education experience encouraging healthy eating called “Days of Taste”. See more pictures>>
Heather Roberts walks Skip past the Lions’ Lighthouse for Sight during the during the Friends of Long Beach Animals run/walk in Downtown Long Beach, Calif. on October 10, 2010. Two-hundred twenty people participated in the 5k/10k runs and 5k/2k animal walk. The FOLBA raised $15,000. See more pictures>>