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LBUSD Schools Mourning Unexpected Loss of Ryan Temple (1977-2023)

Long Beach Poly and Millikan’s school communities are both mourning the unexpected passing of longtime high school counselor Ryan Temple, who passed in November at the age of 46. An LBUSD counselor for more than 20 years, Temple was known as a bright presence at both schools–after a long stint at Poly, he had recently […]

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OBITUARY: Long Beach Football Legends Dave Levy, B.I. Mais Pass Away After Long, Full Lives

The Long Beach football community lost a pair of legends last month with the passing of Long Beach Poly alum Dave Levy and St. Anthony alum BI Mais. Both lived long, full lives that were enriched by decades-long association with the sports they loved, and both will leave a hole in the local sports community […]

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OBITUARY: Long Beach Volleyball World Mourns Keli Pula After Sudden Passing

The Long Beach volleyball world was shocked and is mourning the recent sudden passing of longtime coach Keli Pula. Pula passed away last Friday due to complications from a heart attack. A longtime assistant coach at Poly, Pula was the current girls’ volleyball head coach at St. Anthony, and was well-known and loved by those […]

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Obituary: Lakewood Mourning Loss of Football Player Khalil Saleem

The Lakewood football team and the Lancers community are mourning the loss of 17 year-old Khalil Saleem, who was killed Saturday while playing basketball with friends at Silverado Park. Saleem and two men were shot Saturday afternoon during a gunfight between a gunman in a car and another at the courts, according to the Long […]

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Obituary: Keith Hansen, Longtime Administrator and Encourager, Passes at 73

Keith Hansen: 12/26/1948 – 12/2/2022 Every community is like a tapestry, with many individual threads woven together into a whole. The Long Beach community lost a vital piece of its tapestry last weekend with the unexpected and sudden passing of Keith Hansen, a longtime school administrator, volunteer, and encourager. Hansen was 73 years old, and […]

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Obituary: John Rambo Leaves Long Legacy

His accolades were longer than a Langston Hughes poem. If there was a competitive sporting event in Long Beach in the 1960’s, chances are John Rambo was the star. Rambo, who attended Long Beach Poly, Long Beach City College, and Long Beach State, had a passion for basketball and high jumping was a hobby.  That […]

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Obituary: Long Beach Basketball Community Mourns Brian Camper

The unexpected death of Long Beach basketball legend Brian Camper on Sunday has left the local hoops community in mourning this week, with tributes pouring out on social media for the Lakewood High and Long Beach State star. Camper was a standout with the Lancers and at Long Beach State, but made his mark off […]

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Obituary: Wilson Aquatics Community Mourning Kobe Jackson

The Wilson aquatics community is mourning the loss of one of its own. Kobe Jackson, who graduated in the class of 2017, passed away in his sleep on August 24. He was 22 years-old. “I am still a little numb by the whole thing,” Wilson boys swim coach Eric Berg said. Berg, whose sons Jack […]

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OBITUARY: Long Beach State Baseball Coach John Gonsalves Passes

John Gonsalves spent nearly two decades as the head coach of the Long Beach State baseball program, leading the 49ers from 1970-88. Even before his time as head coach, he laid deep roots in the Long Beach baseball community as a player at St. Anthony High School, Long Beach City College, and at Long Beach […]