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WATCHDOG TODAY: Grand Prix roars for a 49th year, musical revives '50s rockabilly, beach lot to get security gate to deter late-night activity

Plus, protestors called for a ceasefire in Gaza outside of the Acura Grand Prix in Downtown.

WATCHDOG TODAY: Grand Prix roars for a 49th year, musical revives '50s rockabilly, beach lot to get security gate to deter late-night activity
Kyffin Simpson, #4, races around the streets of Downtown during qualifying for the 49th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Saturday, April 20, 2024. Photo by Brandon Richardson.

It sure was a busy weekend in Long Beach.

The Acura Grand Prix came screeching into town for a 49th year — and the race garnered its highest attendance since 2008. Find our coverage of this year’s race below.

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Here are the latest headlines.

Column: Think you hate racing? Long Beach’s Grand Prix is still a sight to behold

Caitlin Antonios • Apr 22, 2024

Aside from writing about food and this city’s wonderful web of small businesses, I also moonlight as a racing fan. This year’s Grand Prix was the first year I attended as credent…

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La Verne beach parking lot to get new security gate, entry spikes to stop noisy, late-night activity

Jason Ruiz • Apr 22, 2024

A new security gate that could be installed at the La Verne beach parking lot would limit overnight use of the lot and make it harder for nuisance activities like motorcycle rallies that have disturbed nearby residents. Long Beach’s zoni…

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PHOTOS: The scent of fuel and burning rubber fills the air in Downtown during day 2 of the Grand Prix

Brandon Richardson • Apr 20, 2024

IndyCars, sports cars, flying trucks and more wowed spectators during the second day of the three-day race weekend.

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Review: Musical Theatre West’s ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ rocks the Carpenter Center

Anita W. Harris • Apr 22, 2024

Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley are reawakening 1950s rockabilly at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center through April 28.

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Pro-Palestine protesters rally outside Grand Prix, call for a ceasefire in Gaza

Jackie Rae • Apr 20, 2024

About 100 people gathered at Lincoln Park and marched down Ocean Boulevard to protest the war in Gaza.

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