After almost a half century of entertaining fans and serving the community, the stars have aligned this year for McDonald, now 66.
Under the guidance of head coach Derrick Anderson, Compton’s girls’ basketball team finds itself in a place it hasn’t been in several decades: the top. The team was No. 1 in the CIF’s first Division 4AA rankings.
His popularity in Pittsburgh and on the internet have led to his jersey being the No. 8-selling jersey in the NFL, according to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
“We were lucky enough to grow up in a true community and we’re lucky enough to find ourselves together again in another one.”
The local university has always been plagued with what marketing professionals would call “branding issues,” which is a fancy way of saying “nobody knows what to call you.”
Long Beach Poly will play Wilson, and Millikan takes on Lakewood. Here, we break down the history of these longtime grudge matches.
In the last three years Xue has gone from a shy newcomer to a fully integrated part of the Long Beach culture—but the road wasn’t easy.
The league that governs local high school sports has enacted new rules this year that officials hope will reduce the number of hits to the head, while maintaining popularity and interest in the sport.
Ken Jakemer makes his living as a software project manager, but inside his chest there’s a beating baseball where his heart should be. He’s been volunteering at the Long Beach PONY youth baseball league at Whaley Park for more than a decade, and has coached four All-Star teams of 14 year olds to the PONY World Series in Washington, Pennsylvania–including the group that returned home just last week.
For decades Long Beach was known as a place where prominent alumni left the community, and often didn’t return. That trend has changed over the last 10 years.