EDCO service to be affected by Christmas holiday

In observance of the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 25, EDCO will not perform residential or commercial collection services that day, and its public disposal site, buyback center and customer-service offices will be closed. As a result, residential and commercial collection will be delayed by one day all week following the holiday. This delay includes…

LBPD provides holiday safety tips for residents

With holiday shopping underway, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is reminding residents to report suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1 and to practice the following safety tips, which may prevent locals from becoming a victim: While shopping: Place all gifts and packages in the trunk or out of sight Be aware of surroundings at…

CA Secretary of State’s Office launches cannabis-related business online portal

Secretary of State Alex Padilla has announced the launch of cannabizfile, a new online portal with information about cannabis-related business filings with the Secretary of State’s office. Entrepreneurs seeking to start a cannabis-related business in California will need to register their business entity with the Secretary of State. “The first stop when starting any business…

And in this corner… | Dec. 15

Along my career path, I have been in positions that enabled me to meet, literally, thousands of people. During my days with the Long Beach Marathon, I’d talk to people from all over the state about their running, hobbies or life issues. When I was an event planner of national educational seminars, I got to…

Strategies to lower your taxes

People have asked, “Will the Republican tax plan affect me this year?” and “What can I do to reduce my taxes?” The short answer to the first question is: no, the Republican plan will not affect your 2017 tax filing and there are no plans to make the act retroactive. If a version of the…

Around Town | Dec. 15

NOW HEAR THIS What Demonstration Who Hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter When Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10:30am to 12:30pm Where Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. More Info Representatives will discuss free-captioned phones. Sam Moghadam, hearing instrument specialist, will answer questions regarding hearing aids. Visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org. AN ‘ARRESTING’ EVENT? What…

A Christmas Carol at Long Beach Playhouse

In its sixth incarnation at the Long Beach Playhouse, now through Dec. 23, A Christmas Carol has become a seasonal staple. This year’s atmospheric production, adapted from Charles Dickens’s classic and directed by Chris Mertan, is quick-paced and eerily rather than cheerily captivating for children and adults alike. Set in 1850s London, with real fog…

LB Department of Health and Human Services receives $150,000 grant to expand bicycle, pedestrian safety education

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to expand its bicycle and pedestrian education activities. “This funding will expand our City’s effort to prevent injuries while promoting active transportation,” Mayor Robert Garcia said. The grant will help fund…

LBPD South Division to host open house

The City of Long Beach will celebrate the reestablishment of the police department’s South Patrol Division, 400 W. Broadway, with a free community open-house event on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 11:30am to 2:30pm. “Restoring the South Patrol Division will improve the safety of our community and demonstrates the City’s commitment to use Measure A funds…

Pedestrian not in crosswalk struck by vehicle, killed

A pedestrian was killed in an accident last week, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Dec. 8, at approximately 8:50pm, officers from responded to Pacific Coast Highway and Myrtle Avenue on a report of a vehicle-versus-pedestrian traffic collision. When officers arrived, they found that the collision involved a 2010 Chrysler 300, driven…