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GOODBYE, REDISTRICTED! HELLO, GREATER LONG BEACH!

DAVE WIELENGA DISCONTINUES  BLOG FOR FULL-SERVICE WEBSITE GREATERLONGBEACH.COM

Dave Wielenga, just this minute formerly of Redistricted! and a talented group of collaborators announce today the debut of Greater Long Beach—a full-service website grown from very deep local roots … and the pooled efforts and experience of the area’s very best journalists.

Together, Greater Long Beach intends to provide something … well, GREATER:
GREATER, as in a Long Beach that is reported, investigated and explained with intelligence, diligence and fearlessness.

GREATER, as in a Long Beach that is explored and celebrated with expert coverage of arts, entertainment and recreation, as well as insightful looks at its people, culture, lifestyles and social issues.

GREATER, as in a Long Beach that is connected to satellite cities–suburbs from Seal Beach to Cerritos, Bellflower, Lakewood, Compton and Downey to San Pedro–through coverage that  tracks their particular orbits and their influence on one another.

GREATER, as in a Long Beach that is improving and ascending in both big-city and small-town ways—the natural outcome of a free flow of information through first-rate independent journalism, reported quickly but explained clearly, with necessary objectivity and reasoned perspective.

AMONG THE STORIES ON GREATER LONG BEACH RIGHT NOW:
 
Ellen Griley’s  BLANCHE DEATHEREAUX: QUARTERBACK PRINCESS OF LONG BEACH ROLLER DERBY: “Some people just can’t go up to someone they don’t know and hit them or flip on top of them,” says Sarah ‘Blanche Deathereaux’ Scanlon, the team captain and jammer for the Retro Rollers of the Long Beach Roller Derby. “That’s what got me excited once we actually started looking like roller derby players.”
 
Bill Pearl’s editorial A WAVE SO BIG NO BREAKWATER COULD STOP IT: It was a wave so big no breakwater could stop it. It had been building for nearly 10 years, and when that wave crashed through the City Council Chamber on Tuesday night, it swept aside years of stale excuses as Long Beach’s elected representatives finally faced up to how much those excuses had cost this City.
 
Dave Wielenga’s SECOND+PCH + DEVELOPERS + ENVIROS + COUNCILMEMBER = BEER & POLITICS: The latest pivot point in the development of Long Beach—the proposed replacement of the tired, old SeaPort Marina Hotel with the high-rise Second+PCH hotel, residential and retail complex—will be the next topic of debate at Beer & Politics.
 
Susan Jacobs’ BACK AT MY ROOTS, NO HAIR MEANS NO BAD HAIR DAYS: I’ve returned to my roots, literally: I’ve just had my hair shaved off—gone, no más. As a result, I am happy, nappy and finally free from the drama that I’ve allowed to big-foot its way back into my life for the past several years. I’m back where I belong after trying it all, again.

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Greater Long Beach is inspired by the 10-years-and-counting legacy of LBReport.com, the city’s first legitimate news outlet on the World Wide Web, and informed by the ahead-of-its time hip and humor of the District Weekly. In fact, much of Greater Long Beach’s local news coverage is propelled by Bill Pearl’s nuts-and-bolts dispatches from LBReport.com. Greater Long Beach’s reach into investigations, entertainment, profiles and sports is generated by its publisher, Dave Wielenga, whose wide body of work at the Press-Telegram, OC Weekly and District Weekly has spanned all those categories.

INFORMATION                                    ADVERTISING

Dave Wielenga                                        Terry Jensen

(562) 879-5498                                         (562) 743- 1285

DaveW@GreaterLongBeach.com           TerryJ@GreaterLongBeach.com

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  1. lbcitygirl
    June 25, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Fare thee well, Redistricted. You were fine while we knew you!

  2. Joe Mack
    June 27, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Greater Long Beach is inspired by the 10-years-and-counting legacy of LBReport.com, the city’s first legitimate news outlet on the World Wide Web

    I’VE COVERNG LONG BEACH POLITICS MUCH LONGER THAN BILL. BUT,HE HAS THE DISTINCTION OF BEING LEGITIMATE, I.E. BORING…

    I AM NOT THE ESTABLISHMENT/LEGITIMATE PRESS.

    JOE MACK http://www.longbeachpolitics.homestead.com

  3. Joe Mack
    June 27, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I really should proof read my rants! I am naturally lazy…

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