Long Beach is a city in the US state of California located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It is the 39th most populous city in the United States with a population of 462,257 in 2010. A charter city, Long Beach is the 7th most populous city in California.
Incorporated in 1897, Long Beach lies in Southern California in the southeastern corner of Los Angeles County. Downtown Long Beach is approximately 22 miles (35 km) south of downtown Los Angeles, though the two cities also share a border for several miles along western Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States and is among the world's largest shipping ports. The city is over an oilfield with minor wells both directly beneath the city as well as offshore.
The city is known for its waterfront attractions, including the permanently docked RMS Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Long Beach also hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach, currently an IndyCar race. The California State University, Long Beach, one of the largest universities in California by enrollment, is located in the city.

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  1. Dieselchessy

    Long Beach razor clams

    Clamming was tough this morning. Pounding surf and not a great tide. Looked like lots of folks were finding some success though. We got a few and got wet. Weather is to improve as the weekend approaches.
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    Gun Shops in Long Beach, WA?

    Pretty much the title. The wife and I will be in Long Beach at the end of the week. Are there any gun shops that are worth stopping into?
  3. ATCclears

    WA State - Tsunami evacuation maps released for various cities and towns

    Scientists estimate a tsunami could reach the Washington coastal areas such as Westport and Long Beach in as little as 15 minutes, and the maps show the challenges people could face in getting to higher ground that fast. Estimates are that some places in Long Beach could take a 75 minute walk...
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