Long Beach 2014 Election Blog
Jazz meets the Summer of Love when Judy Wexler play with Back to the Garden at Alvas Showroom.
Time: 8 p.m. Oct. 22
Details: (310) 519-1314; www.alvasshowroom.com
Venue: Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St., San Pedro
The Richard Sherman Trio
The Richard Sherman Trio is a piano, bass, and drums trio with humor by Richard Sherman … Read more…
By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine & Restaurant Writer
I have several girlfriends in Weight Watchers. I’ve never participated in any weight loss program, so I don’t really know how they actually work. But I do know that food is tracked on a point scale. And that things you can eat have a lower number on the point … Read more…
By Melina Paris, Music Columnist
Culturally and politically, today has much in common with the Summer of Love 1967. The scent of rebellion was thick as the crowds of demonstrators that filled the streets. The music of that time, from the likes of Richie Havens, Paul Simon, Carole King and recent Nobel Prize in Literature recipient, … Read more…
The Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment hosted a candidate forum and selection to enable the Wilmington Neighborhood Council to continue to function. This action of “exhaustive measures” was taken because of the Wilmington council’s inability to approve expenditures or host meetings due to lack of quorums within the past several months.
With Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe may have invented the genre of “realistic fiction,” wherein a fabricated author delivers his autobiography. His work may have inspired real-life Louis de Rougemont to relate the Crusoean tale he published serially in The Wide World Magazine beginning in 1898 under the title “The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont As Told By Himself.” … Read more…
Jessie Kahnweiler has some serious chutzpah. Or, as the goyim might call it: guts. The Los Angeles-based 30-year-old writes, directs and acts in Web shorts and series. She has been making a name for herself the past few years with her special brand of comedy.
Markus Carlton is a lifelong musician who has worn out many guitars playing gigs, writing and recording. He will entertain you with new material, and jazz and blues standards.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15
Details: (310) 832-0363; whaleandale.com
Venue: The Whale & Ale, 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro
Wolfgang Schalk Quartet
Alva’s Showroom is excited … Read more…
By Melina Paris, Music Columnist
For a couple generations of folk, it’s simply not a party—be it a birthday party, family reunion, house party, dance club—without the celebrative funk and rhythm and blues of The Gap Band. Formed by and around the Wilson brothers—Charlie, Ronnie and Robert—in their hometown of Tulsa, Okla. Named after streets in … Read more…
By James Preston Allen, Publisher
As we watch the bizarre and animated implosion of Donald J. Trump’s campaign tweeting itself into a never-ending spiral of defeat, there is something to be learned from this historic unraveling of a presidential campaign.
The weaponizing of social media through political disinformation, the slow response of major media corporations to fact … Read more…
Navigation Center: Same Mess, Bigger Fan
By Christian L. Guzman, Community Reporter
Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino was heckled by angry residents at an Oct. 4 public forum. His office organized the event to seek feedback on his proposal to bring a homeless navigation center to San Pedro.
The unhappiness on display at the forum was an … Read more…
CandidatesMayor Gerrie Schipske Jana Shields Steven Paul Mozena Doug Otto Bonnie Lowenthal Richard Anthony Camp Damon Dunn Mineo L. Gonzalez Robert Garcia Eric Rock City Attorney James Johnson Matthew Pappas Charles Parkin City Prosecutor Rosemary Chavez Doug Haubert City Auditor Laura Doud City Council District 1 Ricardo Linarez Misi Tagaloa Lena Gonzalez Pilar Pinel City Council District 3 Jim Lewis Martha Flores Gibson Suzie Price Jack Rosenberg Stephen Bello City Council District 5 Thomas Sutfin Stacy Mungo Joseph D. Luyben Carl Kemp City Council District 7
Roberto Uranga Teer Strickland Lee H. Chauser Joan V. Greenwood City Council District 9 Ben Daugherty Rex Richardson