‘This is a very well run city’

Assemblymember discusses education, ports with Signal Hill residents during meet-and-greet

During a a community meet-and-greet at the Signal Hill City Hall Council Chamber on Saturday, April 14, 70th District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell explained to a group of residents that he flies out to Sacramento on Monday mornings and returns home midday Thursday, making it his goal to represent the district and its constituents during his…

‘[Dreamers] believe in our democracy, and we have got to keep it up’

At town hall, Sen. Kamala Harris expresses optimism about democratic process

[The following is the second installment of a two-part story on U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s April 6 visit to Long Beach, when she addressed residents during a town-hall meeting.] Immigration The people of California are impacted the most by federal decisions regarding immigration policy, Harris said, because of California’s large immigrant population. Harris described her…

Peter and the Starcatcher at Long Beach Playhouse

With exuberance galore, an enthusiastic cast of younger performers infuses Long Beach Playhouse’s Peter and the Starcatcher with the magic of imagination. Continuing through May 5, this production will delight adults with its humorous wordplay and fascinate children with Peter Pan’s fantastical origin story. Set in 1885, the story by Rick Elice– first staged in…

Musical Theatre West’s Nice Work If You Can Get It

What could be nicer than a new musical comedy based on a mélange of Gershwin songs? Though set in 1927 Prohibition-era New York, Musical Theatre West’s (MTW) raucous production of Nice Work If You Can Get It, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center through April 22, is anything but old-fashioned, fueled by forbidden booze, risqué…

EDCO features new Earth Day video on its website

EDCO has created and released a new Earth Day video, in celebration of Earth Day 2018, on its website, edcodisposal.com. The EDCO Earth Day video can be viewed under “Recycling Videos” at the bottom of the homepage and features what can be done to help reduce, reuse and recycle. Residents must put their ZIP code…

Around Town | April 20, 2018

POLITICAL POSITING What Meeting Who Hosted by League of Women Voters of Long Beach When Saturday, April 21 from 10am to noon Where Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr. More Info Chiefs of staff for local representatives will discuss how to communicate political views effectively. Email Iris Yokoi at iyokoi@msn.com. VISIONS OF PHILANTHROPY What…

Goodwill SOLAC seeking ‘closet-cleaning’ donations

With Earth Day just around the corner, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC) is urging local residents and businesses to “clear out their closets” and donate their gently used items to their nearest Goodwill. “As you reorganize your home and refresh your wardrobe, give people in your local community a chance…

Clean-air technologies sought for port equipment

The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles are offering seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that improve air quality. The funding is part of the ports’ Technology Advancement Program, or TAP. This year’s 2018 call for projects requests concept papers for a variety of projects that have the…

City of Long Beach receives ‘Green Leadership’ Award

The City of Long Beach received a Green California Summit Leadership Award in the “Sustainable Community” category at the 12th annual Green California Summit on April 9, in Sacramento. Green Technology, a nonprofit initiative designed to inform government efforts toward sustainability, bestows the award to a city or community that has implemented outstanding sustainability projects…

Lowenthal, colleagues call for reversal of Interior Department ruling threatening millions of migratory birds

Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), along with 62 of his House colleagues, called on U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on April 19 to reverse an internal department legal reinterpretation of a century-old law that protects more than 1,000 species of migratory birds across North America. This recent reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty…