Monthly Archives: August 2013

PHOTOS: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse


The inside of the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Downtown Long Beach, Calif., on August 27, 2013. The courthouse is scheduled to open on September 9, 2013. The building is replaces, The Long Beach County Building, is the more than 50-years old and considered by the state to be one of the worst courthouses in California in terms of security, overcrowding and physical condition. The building will house 31 civil and criminal courtrooms and occupy roughly 80 percent of the overall 531,000 square feet. See more pictures>>


PHOTO: Watching the Watchers
Richard Funke, Long Beach (Calif.) police 911 center systems manager, shows off the Long Beach Common Operating Picture (LBCOP) system at the city’s Emergency Operation Center. The system keeps track of 300 cameras around the city and is capable of viewing private cameras if the owners have given permission to the police department.

PHOTO: Some Long Beach, Lakewood Kids Return to School


Most Long Beach and Lakewood kids are still on Summer break, but Wednesday, at one of the only schools in Long Beach that’s not in LBUSD, youngsters returned to classes. Kindergartner Anthony Vivian, 5, holds on to his mother, Sandra Vivian, as they walk to class on the first day of classes at Collins Elementary School in Long Beach, Calif., on August 21, 2013. The school of 600 students is part of Paramount Unified School District and draws from Long Beach, Lakewood and Bellflower. See more pictures>>

PHOTO: Poly Football

The start of our new newspaper coincides with the beginning of high school football season. I was tasked with shooting the top players at each of the prep teams we cover. Over the next week and a half the Long Beach Register will feature each school we cover and I’ll be posting the portraits each day. Here is Poly High’s Jason Fao, left, Jason “JuJu” Smith, center, and Iman Marshall on August 16, 2013, in Long Beach, Calif. See more pictures>>

Tomorrow, We Start…

Long Beach Seen has been dark the past month as we prepare for the first edition of the Long Beach Register.

Well, that day is here. Tomorrow starts a new era in Long Beach Journalism.

Please pick up the Long Beach Register – newsracks are scattered all over the city.