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Michael Anastasi, Vice President and Executive Editor of the Los Angeles News Group (LANG), will be the guest on the next edition of Straight Talk. LANG is a consortium of 9 daily papers including the Press-Telegram and 6 weeklies including the Gazette Newspapers. He joins host Art Levine to discuss the Special Report that ran recently in all the dalies on unsolved homicides in LA County. In this major editorial effort taking 18 months, reporters analyzed every homicide recorded by each law enforcement agency in LA County over a 10-year period. They found that more than 1/3 of them go unsolved. Anastasi also shares his views on the future of the newspaper business and the growing importance of digital media.

The show will air in Long Beach and 70 surrounding cities on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1 at 9am and 7pm on LBTV 3 and FiOS 21 and at 10am and 8pm on Charter Channel 188.

Straight Talk is Viewable on Demand at this website and on YouTube and can be heard on iTunes.



Click here to watch our interview with Lesley Gore two years ago. She was a unique talent and will be missed.



Making a name for itself at the corner of PCH and Loynes Drive is the newest restaurant in the neighborhood shopping center, Picarelli’s Cucina Italiana. Owner Joe Picarelli has graced the Long Beach restaurant scene since 1974. Along with his family, Joe has owned and operated several Cirivello’s locations before opening Picarelli’s at its first location in 2004.

Joe has maintained some of his family’s original menu items that locals have grown to love over the years, and has also added some new dishes that are sure to become favorites.

Appetizers range from the unique grilled shrimp in mint sauce with feta cheese to the traditional caprese and antipasto.

Entrees range from stone fired thin-crust pizza to pastas in traditional sauces or unique tri-tip meat sauce or tomato-chopped checca. The menu also offers delicious specialty chicken, meat and
seafood dishes.

Picarelli’s atmosphere is reminiscent of an “old world” outdoor Italian venue, with rooflines and balconies overlooking the tables and wine bar. There is also outside dining on the front patio. Open daily for dinner and Tuesday through Sunday for lunch.

Picarelli’s prides itself on creating new ways to bring the cherished tastes of Italy to the locals of Long Beach.

Located at 6240 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. For reservations, call (562) 986-5280.

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