Here is a look at some of the top stories this week in Belmont Shore and Long Beach:
Hof's Hut on Second Street Closes Permanently: A long standing Long Beach establishment closed its doors for good Thursday night. Hof's Hut, located at the intersection of Second Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach shut down at 11 p.m. Thursday after serving as a Long Beach staple for more than 50 years.
Dead Endangered Fin Whale Found on Ship's Bow: An adult male fin whale's carcass was discovered on the bow section of a container ship arriving in a Southern California harbor late Tuesday night. The visible bruising on the carcass indicated that the whale was struck by a ship.
: Long Beach police arrested a man they believe shot and killed his wife and attempted to murder her teenage son Monday night at a Clair Del Avenue apartment.
: A fireworks celebration will mark the meeting of the historic R.M.S. Queen Mary with the modern day version of her counterpart, the Queen Elizabeth, in Long Beach Harbor. According to organizers, the March 12 "royal rendezvous" will mark the first time the two ships have ever met.
Sea Lions Head to Sea World After Rescue Center Fills to Capacity: Seven California sea lions and one Guadalupe fur seal from the Marine Mammal Care Center were brought to SeaWorld San Diego for rehabilitation Monday after the San Pedro based care center reached capacity, SeaWorld announced Tuesday.
Three Long Beach Arson Cases Solved: Long Beach Fire Department arson investigators have solved three separate Long Beach arson cases, the department announced last week. According to Long Beach Fire Department captain Jim Arvizu, three arrests were made between Feb. 15 and Feb. 19 in connection with three separate arson investigations.
LBUSD Helps Teachers Train Teachers: A training practice in the Long Beach Unified School District in which teachers train fellow teachers has recently gained national recognition for its apparent ability to both save money and also raise academic performance among students.