A collaboration of two different worlds

Local gallery to honor photos from international survivors of sexual abuse.

Photographs and stories from the world of Sierra Leone, West Africa inspired Signal Hill’s Greenly Art Space gallery director Kimberly Hocking so much that she and the founder of Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) Jon Derby transformed two different cultures of art into one cohesive exhibit. The collaboration between the two will be seen in…

Business owner arrested, charged on drug-related offenses

Two concurrent investigations have resulted in charges filed against a business owner after his arrest on drug-possession charges, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). In May of 2017, the Drug Investigations Section (DIS) received information regarding drug sales taking place at Rolli’s Smoke Shop, located at 2327 E. Anaheim St. During their investigation,…

In the Dark | Oct. 20

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…

And in this corner… | Oct. 20

We are really excited that Beach Streets is returning to the Bixby Knolls area on Saturday, Oct. 28. “What’s Beach Streets?” you ask. From the event’s Facebook page: “Beach Streets opens streets up for walking, bicycling and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic. Known more generally as “open streets” events, similar events are…

A blatant disregard for LGBTQ people

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach contacted the office of Councilman Daryl Supernaw multiple times, including meeting with staff, to discuss concerns raised by one of his constituents regarding a Chick-fil-A opening in his district. The councilman was made aware of Chick-fil-A’s longstanding history of hostility, ignorance and bigotry towards the LGBTQ community through these…

Around Town | Oct. 20

CLEAN SWEEP What City clean-up Who Hosted by the City of Signal Hill When Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9am to 11am Where Long Beach Islamic Center, 995 E. 27th St. More Info Volunteers will participate in a clean-up of the Atlantic Avenue and Spring Street neighborhood. Contact the Community Development Department at (562) 989-7340. RUN…

Hahn proposes rent-control ordinance for mobile-home parks

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion authored by 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn and coauthored by 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl that will examine the feasibility of a rent-control ordinance for mobile-home parks in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. “Mobile-home residents are in a difficult and unique situation,”…

Governor signs Mendoza bill aimed at election fairness

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 45– an election-fairness measure– by Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on Oct. 15, after the Legislature had unanimously approved it on Sept. 5. SB 45 will amend the Political Reform Act of 1974 (PRA) to clarify that a city, county, special district,or state elected official whose name appears on…

Haunts and Happenings | Oct. 20

Friday, Oct. 20 While mummy’s out… Parents can take the night off while The Youth Center entertains their children at a Kid’s Night Out “Halloween Spooktacular” from 6pm to 10:30pm at the Youth Center, 10909 Oak St. in Los Alamitos. Kids ages 5 to 12 can participate in such haunting activities as a mummy wrap,…

Cabaret at Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre

Confidence! If you’re going to perform risqué numbers during the rise of Nazism in pre-WWII Germany, you need a lot of it. And confidence is exactly what the team of actors in Long Beach Playhouse Studio’s Cabaret exudes in spades, making the show both thrilling and chilling, especially given the rising prejudices of our own…