In the Dark | Oct. 13

Each issue this month, I’m reviewing a different scary flick, focusing on ones that have somehow remained below my radar up to this point and about which I knew virtually nothing until viewing them… titles that I’ve been “in the dark” about. I’ll write a brief reaction to each, as well as rate it based…

City of LB celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The City of Long Beach is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October for the second consecutive year with two signature events coordinated by Long Beach’s Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD). This year’s national theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” On Thursday, Oct. 26, a public celebration to commemorate Disability Employment Awareness Month…

Governor signs 3 laws by Lara for immigrants and students

On Oct. 5, Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to protect the rights and expand opportunities of immigrants and students. The three bills are Senate Bill 29 (moratorium on for-profit immigration detention), Senate Bill 68 (in-state tuition) and Senate Bill 257 (exiled students). Brown signed Senate Bill 29,…

A scorching situation

Photos by Denny Cristales | Signal Tribune Firefighters responded to a widespread fire in Anaheim Hills on the morning of Oct. 9, as several homes were evacuated. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wrote on his Facebook page that a Long Beach Fire Department strike team had been deployed to assist in the fire. As of…

Man killed, another injured in shooting

One man is dead and another injured after a shooting on Saturday, Oct. 7, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). Around 12:05am that day, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of East 56th Street regarding gunshots heard in the area. When officers arrived, they located both victims in the street. One had…

Dracula at Long Beach Playhouse

Horror stories reflect the societal fears of the time periods they were conceived in, and more often than not, are all too relevant generations later. For instance, worries about immigration, dangerous foreigners and social, scientific and technological change pervade society today just as they did in the Victorian Era in which Dracula, the play adaptation…

15 years of kindness

Dignity Health–St. Mary Medical Center on Oct. 6 honored one of its long-time volunteers, Tim Smith, with its Humankindness Award for his dedicated service to the hospital’s CARE Center Food Pantry. For the past 15 years, Smith, a career education teacher for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, has taught hundreds of teenagers and…

Two men killed, two injured in shooting

Two men are dead and two others injured after a shooting at a local liquor store Tuesday night, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Tuesday, Oct. 10, at approximately 9:25pm, officers responded to the area of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue regarding a “shots fired” call, possibly coming from a nearby liquor…