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Long Beach (Nassau, New York)

Long Beach (Nassau, New York)
Long Beach - Riding the waves of a colorful history -- A mayor assassinated by a cop assigned to protect him. Political scandals. Celebrity residents like Bogie and Cagney. And a boardwalk construction project hyped with a parade of elephants.
Photo: Entrepreneur William Reynolds, who billed the city as The Riviera of the East, had a herd of elephants march in from his Dreamland on Coney Island in about 1907, ostensibly to help build the boardwalk, but in reality to generate publicity. (Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society)
Long Beach - Riding the waves of a colorful history -- A mayor assassinated by a cop assigned to protect him. Political scandals. Celebrity residents like Bogie and Cagney. And a boardwalk construction project hyped with a parade of elephants.
Photo: Entrepreneur William Reynolds, who billed the city as The Riviera of the East, had a herd of elephants march in from his Dreamland on Coney Island in about 1907, ostensibly to help build the boardwalk, but in reality to generate publicity. (Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society)
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  • Sheriff Lee Baca's exit from race shifts challengers' campaigns

    Before Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his surprise resignation this week, those campaigning to replace him mostly argued that the 15-year incumbent needed to go so leadership could be returned to the beleaguered department. When former...
  • New boss at WDCB ramps up jazz

    New boss at WDCB ramps up jazz
    On Oct. 28, veteran Chicago jazz broadcaster Dan Bindert found his dream job: station manager at the Chicago area's leading jazz outlet, WDCB-FM 90.9. Three weeks later, Bindert expanded jazz programming on WDCB by an hour every weekday, in the crucial 6...
  • Long Beach’s pontoon bridge

     
    Ten thousand cars on average cross over a World War II era pontoon bridge connecting Southwest Long Beach with Terminal Island....
  • Camry, Impala Top Most-Stolen List

     
    Among midsize and large cars, the Toyota Camry and Chevrolet Impala proved most popular among thieves, according to a new report from the crime-stats crunchers at the National Insurance Crime Bureau in Des Plaines, Ill. The report is based on......
  • Muscle cars top most stolen sporty-car list

    A trio of nameplates synonymous with American muscle — the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger — are also the strongest candidates to be swiped by auto thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's new list of...
  • Muscle Cars Top Most Stolen Sporty-Car List

     
    A trio of nameplates synonymous with American muscle ??? the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger ??? are also the strongest candidates to be swiped by auto thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's new list of most......
  • The emotions of 9/11

    The emotions of 9/11
    Often on Dec. 7, readers send letters scolding the paper for not including an acknowledgment of that date's significance: the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. If emotions are stirred over that infamous day more than 70 years ago, imagine how raw wounds are...
  • Barrington High grad charged in 'brutal' New York slaying

    Barrington High grad charged in 'brutal' New York slaying
    A teen who graduated from Barrington High School has been implicated in the August strangulation of an 18-year-old New York woman, officials said. Maxwell Sherman, 18, of the 0-100 block of Louisiana Street in Long Beach, N.Y., is charged with second&...
  • Pictures in the News | July 31, 2013

     
    In Wednesday's Pictures in the News: — The Dodgers' Skip Schumaker and Andre Ethier celebrate Tuesday night after Ethier scored the winning run on Mark Ellis' single with two out in the bottom of the the ninth inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over...
  • Mercedes-Benz Is Luxury Car Thieves' Most Wanted

     
    That Mercedes-Benz in your driveway might have turned the tables on the Joneses, who are now trying to keep up with you, but that envy doesn't end with your neighbors. According to a report released today by the National Insurance......
  • Amanda Bynes set pants on fire before being detained, witness says

    Before actress Amanda Bynes was detained by Ventura County sheriff's deputies Monday and hospitalized for an involuntary mental health evaluation, she had accidentally set her pants on fire, witnesses and officials said Tuesday. Bynes reportedly ignited...