Monthly Archives: June 2011

PHOTOS: Banners of Honor


LOS ALAMITOS, CALIF. USA — Brigadier General Keith Jones receives a medal for duty from Nancy Karmelich at the Los Alamitos (Calif.) Joint Forces Training Center on June 30, 2011. Karmelich is the founder of Banners of Honor, a program to hang banners honoring military personal along the streets of Los Alamitos, Calif.

Seventy six banners were unveiled during a ceremony at the base. The new banners will join others already hanging from lamp posts in the streets of Los Alamitos, Calif. When these banners are hung there will be over 100 hanging Along Katella Ave. from Walker Street to the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway and along Bloomfield Street and Lexington Drive. Banners will also hang along Constitution Ave on the base.

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PHOTO: Tagger in Action


LONG BEACH, CALIF. — A beach goer tags wet cement with a key after crews finished repairing sections of the the 3.1- mile bike path in Long Beach, Calif., on June 22, 2011. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine finished repairing sections of the Shoreline Pedestrian Beach Bike Path between Granada Avenue and Shoreline Drive where the concrete has broken.

THEN AND NOW: Broadway, 1920s/1930s & 2011


LEFT: View looking west on Broadway from American Avenue sometime in the late 1920s or early 1930s. American Avenue is now Long Beach Blvd. Pacific Tower, built in 1923 is at right and the Middough Building is in the center.
RIGHT: View looking west on Broadway from Long Beach, Blvd. on June 21, 2011. At right is the Pacific Tower, built in 1923. In the center is the Insurance Exchange Building Lofts. The Insurance Exchange Building was known as the Middough Building when it opened in 1925. The building was built by Lorne and Way Middough who moved their men’s and boy’s clothing store into the first floor. In 1931, the Middough brothers sold the building, and its name was changed to the Insurance Exchange Building. Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Long Beach Press-Telegram

PHOTOS: Preparations for LBUSD Graduations


LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Karen Cruz, left, and Merelyn (cq) Camarena work to straighten chairs at Veterans Memorial Stadium on June 13, 2011, in Long Beach, Calif. Cruz and Camarena, along with other members of the Cabrillo High School ROTC set up 640 chairs in about 45 minutes. The seating is for Cabrillo, Jordan, Poly, Millikan and Lakewood high school graduations this week. See more pictures>>

PHOTOS: Mel Guy, 80, High School Graduate


LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Lindbergh Middle School principal Tim Spivey, right, awards a high school diploma to Mel Guy at Babe’s Kitchen in Long Beach, Calif. on June 8, 2011. When Guy was discharged from the Navy in 1945, he couldn’t find work back east so he hitchhiked to California where he was trained in the sheet-metal business. In 1950, he opened his own shop in Signal Hill. He married, raised children, all of whom attended Poly. One was killed in Vietnam. in all these years, Mel never received a high-school diploma. The diploma was a surprise. See more pictures>>

PHOTOS: Phil Rosenthal visits Renaissance High School for the Arts


LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Phil Rosenthal, creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” visits students at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, Calif., on June 2, 2011. The students got a special screening of Rosanthal’s new documentary, “Exporting Raymond,” which documents his attempt to turn his show into a successful Russian sitcom. See more pictures>>