LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Long Beach artist Ron Yates hangs his head as he listens to the sounds of a plane crash and fire station bells at his 9/11 memorial in Downtown Long Beach, Calif. on August 31, 2011. The multimedia exhibit will be on display next weekend and the weekend before the 9/11 anniversary. See more picutres>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Nicholas Magana, 6, plays in the water at Mother’s Beach in Long Beach, Calif. on August 18, 2011. Heal the Bay’s monthly report card gives Long Beach’s beaches surprisingly good grades – all As.
SEAL BEACH, CALIF. USA — Lucas Lee, of Torrance, at Old Ranch County Club in Seal Beach, Calif. on August 17, 2011. Lee broke the course record at last week by shooting a very rare round of 59.
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Debris is spread across a parking lot at the end of The Peninsula in Long Beach, Calif. as a crew prepares to film CSI: Miami on August 16, 2011. See more pictures>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Sailors launch their sail boats at the start of the Model Boat Regatta at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach, Calif. on August 12, 2011. About 40 youngsters spent the summer building the model boats that vary in size from 12 inches to 30 inches. The end-of-summer model boat race has been a tradition in the lagoon since the late 1940s. See more pictures / buy reprints>>
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Singer Jenska Ryyppa on August 11, 2011, in Long Beach, Calif. Ryyppa is a native of Finland came to Long Beach in 1997 and was part of a popular alt-rock group “Telecast” for several years. Her first CD under her own name comes out later this month and she will debut it in a special performance at Kelly’s on August 20.