In the 1950s, immediately before Acres of Books brought its 6.5 miles of shelves full of nearly a million volumes to the space, it was, first, the Western Corral, a country-western dance hall with Texas swing by local and touring acts such as Billy Carter & His All Stars.
The ideas are for people who have just recently attached themselves to the newfound joys of living in a thing that thrives on your checkbook.
You’re going to have to forego waterfront living, a pool, a “spare” bedroom and most other frills that come with homes well above the $639,000 median house price.
The $2.9 million Insurance Exchange penthouse comes with a kitchen with an island and granite counters, stocked with high-end appliances, two bedrooms and two baths in 2,810 square feet of living space.
After a day of working the phones in the 5th District council office, I found it isn’t easy to appease residents in East Long Beach.
Here are some places you might consider as you beat tracks out of the state you insist on referring to as Cali.
With wars losing their clear-cut purposes following something short of triumphant victories in Korea and Vietnam, coupled with the loss of the Navy and defense jobs in Long Beach, the city’s enthusiasm for martial displays and celebratory patriotism waned to the point that a couple of decades passed with no Veterans Day parades at all.
We’re not asking the mayor to stop having a good time in his life; we’re just saying there’s a time to at least keep things under his social media hat. There is, as Ecclesiastes has reminded us, a time to mourn and a time to dance.
When an area attains a name, it’s often an organic process which may arise from residents feeling that their community is in need of a jazzier remake, such as some residents of the South of Conant neighborhood rallying to adopt SoCo.
“It’s typical of these kinds of restoration programs where someone has a little bit of money to take care of the stained glass, then the glass guys say you’ve got cracks in the terra cotta, and then you’ve got to replace the terra cotta with some that’s the right color.”