Around town | Aug. 18

MOVIES IN THE PARK What Movie screenings Who Hosted by The 100 Days of Summer When Friday, Aug. 18 through Wednesday, Aug. 23 at dusk, around 8pm Where Moana at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St. (Aug. 18); Beauty and the Beast at Scherer Park, 430 E. 49th St. (Aug. 21) and Wardlow Park, 3457…

Port of Long Beach sees busiest month ever

Surging cargo volume in July set a record for the best month in the Port of Long Beach’s 106-year history, surpassing the previous high mark set in August 2015 for the number of containers moved across its docks, according to port officials. With total volume of 720,312 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) in July, cargo traffic has…

Eye on Crime | Aug. 18

Thursday, Aug. 10 11:08am Forgery 2200 block E. Willow St. 2:01pm Felony parole violation, use or access of card account data without consent 2500 block Walnut Ave. (suspect taken into custody) Friday, Aug. 11 12:53pm Rape Skyline Dr./Dawson Ave. 1:39pm Battery 900 block E. 33rd St. 4:43pm Petty theft 700 block E. Spring St. (suspect…

Signal Hill City Council OKs refinancing bonds for new library

The council also approved company to oversee construction of library

This version was corrected at 11:56 am, Friday. New library funding and construction were central topics at the Signal Hill City Council meeting on Aug. 8. To help pay for the new library, the council approved refinancing bonds and forming a Signal Hill Municipal Financing Authority to potentially issue a new bond. It also awarded…

QFilm Fest flicks include personal touches

Filmmakers share how their movies reflect their experiences, opinions

Movies and shorts featuring queer themes will be screening at the Art Theatre Sept. 7–10 as part of The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach’s QFilm Festival. Many of the films playing over the four days have underlying universal messages or parallel closely with the lives of its creators. Extra Terrestres (Extraterrestrials) will play with subtitles…

Family of Magellanic penguins reunite with newly hatched chick

Aquarium of the Pacific hosts reunion at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat

The Aquarium of the Pacific released its yet unnamed penguin chick this week into its June Keyes Penguin Habitat to interact with other penguins and swim for the first time. However, the chick’s story begins with its mother Roxy and her journey to the aquarium. Roxy, a Magellanic penguin, was rescued from the coasts of…

Numerous changes to characterize upcoming school year

New high school to open and year-round calendar to be discarded

When the new academic year begins Wednesday, Aug. 30 for most students in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), several significant changes will come along with it, including a new high school in Signal Hill, year-round schools returning to a traditional calendar and early transitional kindergarten offered at select sites. New high school Signal…