It’s a local merchant kind of Monday! Today we’re highlighting Claribel Valdovinos of @___Amarte who featured a beautiful hand-made palm basket in our most recent “Life is Great in the 908” Subscription Box! Claribel started Amarte as a way to merge her Mexican culture and fashion sense while working to preserve its ancestral artistry and crafts. Amarte is a curated collection of apparel, accessories and décor selected intentionally by Claribel from artisans in Mexico with wh
We sat down with Long Beach Century Club member and sports history buff Dan Gooch at the Annex to chat about the sports figures of Long Beach’s past (13:39-52:53). In 'Iron Sharpens Iron' we talked the Wilson girls’ water polo CIF-SS championship and Long Beach State’s 22nd ranked softball team (3:21-8:40). Hipster clothes and people in elevators have been pissing us off lately in 'Grind My Gears' (8:45-12:55). Our newest segment ‘Fun Facts’ taught us some cool things about o
His name is Rain Dog. At least, that’s his nom de plume. He sits at a table outside a coffee shop. He supports himself with a crooked cane, a la Yoda. A mysterious, wise-looking figure, also resembling Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, he watches the passersby as he sits contently sipping coffee.
I must mention that I have been a recipient of much kindness through my search for stories about people who do good deeds in Long Beach, for this issue of 908 Magazine. The fact