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Police Reopen Investigation Into 1975 Officer Slaying

And they're offering a $50K reward for information

(Newser) - Late last month, the Long Beach Police Department reopened the investigation into a 28-year-old officer gunned down in front of his house in 1975, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports. Not only that, but the department is offering a $50,000 reward for any information that helps solve the case, according... More »

Tsunami Study Has Bad News for SoCal

Low-lying areas face disaster; 750K would have to evacuate

(Newser) - The US Geological Survey has simulated the effects of a 9.1-magnitude earthquake off Alaska—and for southern California, the results could be disastrous. Some 750,000 would need to evacuate coastal areas within a matter of hours as floods spread in Long Beach and Orange County, the Los Angeles ... More »

Pro-Alien Group Flies Swastika Over Jersey Shore

Group trying to 'rehabilitate' symbol, members say

(Newser) - The image of a swastika entangled with the Star of David flew over Manhattan, Long Beach, and the Jersey Shore this weekend—and the organization responsible attributes concern to a "misunderstanding." Police received several calls when the symbol, and the word "proswastika," were seen on a... More »

Customs Agent Shot Dead as He Opens Fire on Supervisor

Supervisor seriously injured in Long Beach shootout

(Newser) - A California immigration official opened fire on his supervisor in a Long Beach federal building, and was shot dead in turn by a fellow agent, sources have told the Los Angeles Times. The supervisor was seriously injured but was in stable condition last night, according to officials. The cause of... More »

Blue Whales Visit LA for Risky Meals

Shipping-area feeding grounds pose threat to endangered species

(Newser) - Visitors are thrilled by blue whales' frequent appearances at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach—but for the whales, such visits could be deadly, experts warn. The biggest port complex in the country now boasts "the densest concentration" of whales "close to shore in all of... More »

Gunman Kills 2, Self at Calif. Medical Center

Pharmacy worker believed to have been fearing layoffs

(Newser) - A worker at the Long Beach Medical Center shot and killed his boss and another manager before taking his own life yesterday, reports the Los Angeles Times. Witnesses said pharmacy technician Mario Ramirez, 50, showed up for work brandishing a pair of handguns and deliberately sought out his victims. Friends... More »

SOS: Historic Queen Mary Needs Saving

Ship's developer hits financial iceberg

(Newser) - The Queen Mary needs a new lease on life now that a developer is selling its interest in the iconic ship’s lease, the Press-Telegram reports. One of the partners of Save the Queen, which bought the Queen Mary’s lease for $43 million in 2007, is having financial issues,... More »

Dockworkers Strike Against Iraq War

West Coast ports idle for May Day in run-up to union contract talks

(Newser) - In an action their union says is a protest against the war in Iraq, dockworkers from Washington to Southern California have taken May Day off, crippling West Coast port traffic, the Los Angeles Times reports. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, whose contract is up in 2 months, was ordered... More »

Fido-Friendly Vacation Spots

If vacation isn't vacation without Rover, consider one of these ten pet-friendly towns or your next trip

(Newser) - Man's best friend has become a member of the family, so why shouldn't he get a break, too?  Make it fun and easy to travel with your pet by visiting one of these hound-hangout towns MSNBC recommends:
  1. San Diego, CA
  2. Long Beach, CA
  3. Carmel, CA
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