Less than a week before he was to take over as president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, Peter Kareiva was packing up stuff from his office at UCLA, and packing up stuff from his apartment in Westwood and then he was going to head up to Seattle to pack up stuff from the home he shares with his wife Celina, a noted photographer and artist. Soon, his new office will be stuffed.
Lakewood Center draws and estimated 15.6 million visitors annually—though some of its storefronts have remained empty as smaller retailers have closed shop and some stores have been closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Long Beach gobbled up land to the north, east, west and south through dozens of annexations it acquired streets and thoroughfares in those neighborhoods and eventually, those street names had to be changed to conform with existing streets.
At the very least, if you buy this building, the government will be paying you rent for a few years.
So, the three-way tie was established, and the decades have passed with no sides of the triangle ceding territory in the interim, so the battle rages on, as we squabble and argue bitterly into the topic’s second century of debate.
I asked readers to submit their designs for a new flag, and the worst one we got (and we were raised in a manner that forbids us to note which entry that was) was still at least twice as good as the current city flag.
The 200-acre park was touted by enthusiastic supporters as Long Beach’s counterpart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Peter Kareiva, the director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, will take over as CEO and president of the aquarium, the fourth largest in the U.S., on Aug. 1.
I printed out the item and showed it to my colleagues, grizzled journalists all, and each agreed it was the weirdest story they’d ever seen. And each one who read it said, “What?”
For best viewing, most avid aviation spotters avail themselves of the upper deck of the parking structure at DeVry University across the street from the airport at 3880 Kilroy Airport Way.