Here is a look at what stories made headlines this week in Belmont Shore and the greater Long Beach area:
Long Beach Hiker Found Dead at Mt. Baldy: A Long Beach man believed to have been hiking alone was found dead at the Mt. Baldy Summit last Sunday around 10:45 a.m., according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department. Dominic Belletti, 60, died from an apparent unwitnessed fall, said a brief statement from the San Bernardino County department.
Watch: Suspect Throws Brick at Long Beach Temple Window: A right-handed man threw a brick like a pitch through the window of Temple Israel in Long Beach, as you can see in slow motion on this YouTube video, and police are asking for the public's help in finding him. The incident is the second in less than two months on the Jewish temple.
Size of Huge Gray Whale Pod May Be Record: What may be the largest gray whale pod seen locally in more than 30 years astonished even researchers who officially count the ocean giants, the American Cetacean Society reported late Sunday night.
Local Student Serious About Saving Bay Theatre: Nick Carabetta wants to save the Bay Theatre. The 28-year-old Long Beach resident said he’s hoping to raise enough money to buy and restore the 65-year-old Seal Beach cinema.
Albertson's Isn't Closed Yet but 'All Sales Are Final': Deli, bakery and meat counters were closed. No refrigerated produce was available, though there was still a lot of frozen food and packaged cheeses, lunchmeat, etc., and some dairy products. Only two registers were operating on Monday evening. Having an Albertson's card wouldn't get you any special discount -- it no longer applies.
Family's Dog Perishes in Long Beach House Fire: The family was unharmed but a Tuesday morning fire at a Long Beach home claimed the life of one of their pet dogs, officials said. The Long Beach Fire Department was called at 11:15 a.m. to the home in the 400 block of Harding Street in Long Beach, where they found heasvy smoke coming from the kitchen area.
Gaviota Shooting Victim Identified by the Coroner: A man who was shot and killed Monday in Long Beach was identified by the L.A. County Coroner's Office Wednesday as 42-year-old Deon Hale of Long Beach. Hale was shot at 3:10 a.m. on Monday in the 1000 block of Gaviota Avenue, and died at the scene, said Lt. Joe Bale of the Coroner's office.
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