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Ten Stories We’re Excited For In 2019

As 2019 dawns, we had fun reflecting on some of our favorite stories from the 2018. But we’re also drawing up our calendar for 2019 and 10 stories we’re most excited for. Winter Moore League Girls’ Water Polo Long Beach girls’ water polo is at a crossroads after the top two teams, Wilson and Poly, […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Sports Stories Of 2018

Like every year for the last 130 or so years in Long Beach’s history (football games were played here before the city even officially formed), 2018 was a memorable one for sports. As it draws to a close, we look back on the top 10 sports stories from the last 12 months. 10. Long Beach […]

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Naples Rib Company Charity November Will Benefit The562.org

Family-owned and operated Naples Rib Company, a community-focused barbeque and catering restaurant, celebrates its 35-year anniversary November 1-20 by donating 20% of all dine-in and take-out sales to 35 local and national charities. The program runs November 1-20, 2018 at both Naples Rib Company in Long Beach and at the family’s second location, Newport Rib […]

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Stone, Fryer Top Golfers At Long Beach Open

The 30th Long Beach Open featured a pair of steady performances down the stretch, and a pair of charitable checks for the local golf community. Jered Stone (pictured) won the $175,000 four-day tournament at El Dorado Golf Course and Skylinks Golf Course while Long Beach State senior Joe Fryer was the top amateur finisher. After […]

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Long Beach Golf Hall Of Fame Inductions

Two more people who left their mark on golf in Long Beach will be inducted into the Long Beach Golf Hall Of Fame at the end of the month after the Long Beach Open concludes at El Dorado Golf Course. Patrick Cantlay (pictured) and Philip Barlow are the newest members of the 22-year-old hall of […]

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Long Beach Sports Coverage Recognized Among State’s Best

This has been a tumultuous year for us to say the least. Instead of kicking back and relaxing as we sail into our 10thanniversary of covering Long Beach sports together, we were laid off from our old daily newspaper gig and have been spending the Spring building the562.org as a sustainable non-profit that will allow […]

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Joan Lind Van Blom Documentary Premiering At Film Festival

Documentary film making has an incredible ability to shift people’s perspective, and the new film about legendary Long Beach rower Joan Lind Van Blom, “Kiss The Joy,” will do exactly that when it premieres at the Newport Beach Film Festival at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Lido Theater. Lind Van Blom, a two-time […]

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Long Beach Grand Prix Foundation Hosting Inaugural 5K

Runners of all ages and skill levels have an opportunity for a completely original running experience on April 8 in Long Beach. The Long Beach Grand Prix Foundation is hosting the inaugural Run the Course Grand Prix 5K Run/Walk on the downtown street course that will be used for the 44th Toyota Grand Prix of […]

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Long Beach Bombers Hockey Hosting Playoffs

The Long Beach Bombers club hockey team continues its postseason this weekend. The Bombers are the Western Division Regular Season Champions, and host the #3 seed Fresno Monsters in a three-game series starting Thursday. The winner will represent the West in El Paso, for the Thorne Cup Finals! READ THE SERIES PREVIEW from the LB […]