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…

LB Airport sees significant increase in passenger traffic

Airline passenger traffic at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) increased 25 percent in June 2017 compared with the same period in 2016, according to City of Long Beach officials. Total passenger traffic includes the number of airline passengers both enplaned and deplaned. In June 2017, LGB served 313,064 passengers compared to 250,421 in June 2016.…

Around Town | Aug. 11

JOG YOUR MEMORY What Cognitive-linguistic-rehab presentation Who Hosted by Long Beach Memorial When Friday, Aug. 11 from 12:15pm to 12:50pm Where Todd Cancer Pavilion, Treatment Planning Room, 3rd floor, 2810 Long Beach Blvd. More Info Speech therapist Anita Robin will discuss cognition, aphasia, short-term memory strategies and brain training to help with memory loss. The…

Eye on Crime | Aug. 11

LBPD is changing to a new crime announcement service. Thursday, Aug. 3 12:56am Possession of paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, misdemeanor warrant 2700 block E. PCH (suspect taken into custody) 9:32am Identity theft 2200 block Junipero Ave. Friday, Aug. 4 11:03am Burglary 2900 block PCH 11:52am Grand theft– property 2700 block Cherry Ave. 1:03pm Grand…

Fiscal Year 2018 proposed budget ‘fiscally responsible’

Long Beach officials aim to invest in ways to cover increasing costs

As Long Beach continues its goal of becoming a “21st century city,” via modernized construction plans and housing projects, the City stands on a balanced budget despite some underestimated revenue gains, according to officials this week. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, City Manager Patrick West and other officials on Monday presented the Fiscal Year 2018…

Local chefs serve meal at rescue mission

Tales of personal struggles that led to homelessness surface during breakfast

Four-year-old Carah Hayes is heading to kindergarten this fall, and finding the school supplies and uniforms for her will be difficult, explained her father Johari “Joey” Roberts. But Carah gives no indication of the hardship that she has endured growing up homeless. She volunteers at the Christian Outreach in Action (COA) shelter where her family…