Long Beach Fine Art Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition

Local fine art photographer Kristi Elias received the prestigious award of Silver Medalist at the 2013 International Photographic Competition, as well as sixth place of the Top 10 Photographers by the Professional Photographers of America this month. Elias will receive an onstage honor at PPA’s annual convention Imaging USA Jan. 12-14, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Michael’s Pizzeria Named Best Pizzeria in Country by Zagat

After rocking the Los Angeles culinary scene last year when Zagat named Michael’s Pizzeria the best pizza in SoCal, the Long Beach-based, Michael Dene-owned joint now holds a new honor: the Best Pizzeria in the United States, ousting longtime crown-holder Tony’s Pizza Napoletana of San Francisco.