PODCAST: Word on the street (sign); Tim Grobaty and Stephanie Rivera talk Junipero

On Episode #22 of “CAN YOU HEAR ME, LONG BEACH?” No one is sure how it got started, but it got START-ED! We picked up the Junipero controversy and the pronunciation one street name soon morphed into discussions of all manner of bigger things including the Queen Mary and “Well, you’re not from here!”

As for how the whole thing got started, we refer you to this source material. Your beloved Tim Grobaty is the cudgel-waving fellow aggressively strutting toward seated Man of Peace, Steve Lowery.

0:00 The right way to pronounce “Ximeno” according to Google

0:55 The street name that tore the city apart

3:50 Tim Grobaty is always right

5:01 The “understood A” and Tim Grobaty’s college experience

20:20 Steve and Asia catch up

22:57 We want to hear your story ideas!

23:48 What’s up with Asia’s weird name?

36:35 Junipero puns

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.