Author: Rich Archbold

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In an article in 1963, Look magazine described Todd "as an example of opera's forbidden mixture of talent and beauty." [Read More]
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"I am still the same person you picked up from school or hugged on Christmas. The only difference will be how you see me physically.... [Read More]
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An attorney, Vander Lans fought for water resources. In 2005, the city of Long Beach began operating the Leo J. Vander Lans Advanced Water Treatment... [Read More]
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Despite lengthy investigations by several agencies, police have never discovered who was shooting at women in white cars 20 years ago. [Read More]
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When Dan Spellens got ALS, he watched "The Pride of the Yankees'" movie differently, said his wife, Melanie. "Especially the speech Gehrig made when he... [Read More]
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Brent Poppen said one of the major things he's learned from the accident that left him paralyzed, is that it isn't the end result that... [Read More]
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"We wanted to show the trials and tribulations suffered by people. We don't ever want people, especially young people, to forget where we've been." [Read More]
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I liked what Bradbury said about being a grandfather: "My soul lives on in my grandchildren. That's immortality.  That's the only immortality I care about." [Read More]
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Without racing legend Dan Gurney, there would be no Long Beach Grand Prix today, the founder of the race said. [Read More]
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Gabriella, Mayor Robert Garcia's mother, said she thought of the early difficult days when they first moved to America Tuesday night when her son, who... [Read More]
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There were no expectations that Oakley would go to college. "When I graduated from high school, I was expected to get a job with the... [Read More]
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As Mark Twain put it, "New Year's is a harmless annual institution of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks,... [Read More]
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Spradling died from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as  Lou Gehrig's Disease, Dec. 6. [Read More]
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This Christmas will be a little brighter for this single mother and her two children, Alva, 19, and Greco, 11, thanks to help from donors... [Read More]
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Bethany School was founded 70 years ago as a ministry of Bethany Baptist Church which started in 1907 when Long Beach was just growing up.... [Read More]
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I guess the main reason for sending cards at Christmas is the immense satisfaction it gives me in connecting with so many of my far-flung... [Read More]
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One of Lourdes Ramos' major tasks is to attract a new generation of museum visitors, especially younger people. [Read More]
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When the Queen Mary arrived in Long Beach excitement and optimism filled the air as public officials boasted that the ship would attract worldwide attention... [Read More]
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"I thought I had to be tough and handle it alone, but I discovered that sometimes you have to be weak to be strong. Now,... [Read More]
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Susan Dilday said she met her future husband at a friend's house.  "Our first date was at an art show at Long Beach State," she... [Read More]
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