Without getting tangled up in the intricacies of medical science and the whole messy business about how viruses work, Trump nearly a year ago put the threat of coronavirus in terms that a layperson could understand: “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
Today, March 10, is the 88th anniversary of the Long Beach Earthquake.
Simply put, Cal State Long Beach Department of Economics chair Seiji Steinmetz says, “A middle-class person cannot afford to own a home in Long Beach right now.”
March 2020 in Long Beach quickly turned into the busiest, scariest and most frantic month in memory. Doors slammed everywhere with COVID-caused closures and cancellations. The balance of the month, as winter turned into spring, looked something like this.
They weren’t old, they weren’t educators or health or food workers. But if the city was dishing out vaccinations, sure, why not get one?
What makes the 1939 three-bedroom, 1.75-bath home unique is its meticulous and thorough renovation by designer Steve Jones of bettershelter in 2011-12.
They call it their “golden ticket” and include a photo of getting a shot, or a filled-out CDC card reminding them (and you) of their second shot appointment, which will give them eternal life.
The landscaping isn’t as graceful as Killingsworth typically preferred, but perhaps the eternal expanse of the Pacific visible from rooms throughout the house was more than enough for the architect who invariably integrated the inside of his houses with the outside environment.
The Lenten experience has traditionally been a mostly Catholic endeavor, though other religions also practice it, as do dedicated atheists who treat the 40-day sacrifice as an abbreviated, non-secular New Year’s Resolution.
Former Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster described the 4-foot, 10-inch Sato as gruff and straightforward. “She was very honest,” he said. “She said what she thought and damn the consequences.”