Home, safe, home | July 15

My home emergency kit is developing nicely, and I feel better about being prepared if a disaster keeps me “home-bound” for several days. _____ Pain reliever _____ Allergy medication _____ Thermometer _____ Sunscreen _____ $2 set aside for weather radio But, wait! I may not be at home when an emergency situation occurs and could…

Election results (updating through Election Night)

City of Long Beach Primary Nominating Election April 12, 2016 Unofficial Results – Posted at 11:54pm Registration and Turnout Completed Precincts: 196 of 196 Reg/Turnout Percentage Total Registered Voters 168,379 Precinct Registration 168,379 Precinct Ballots Cast 5,944 3.5% Vote By Mail Ballots Cast 13,384 7.9% Total Ballots Cast 19,328 11.5% Council Member, District 2 Completed…

LBFD fire captain was ‘always willing to help anyone in need’

Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) Captain Ryan Thornton died Wednesday, Sept. 30, according to Jacob Heflin, LBFD public information officer. “Long Beach Fire Captain Ryan Thornton passed away unexpectedly and leaves behind his mother and father, four brothers and two children,” Heflin wrote in a press release issued last week. “He was 46 years old.”…

Commentary: Smoke-free tobacco can save lives By Dr. Brad Rodu University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center

While our federal government dreams of a tobacco-free society, 42 million Americans continue to smoke cigarettes and nearly half a million die each year. That’s 1,300 smoker deaths. Every. Single. Day. Tobacco policy in the U.S. is driven by prohibitionists who insist that smokers quit nicotine and tobacco altogether. They ignore the fact that nicotine,…

Law-enforcement agencies enforcing Distracted Driving Awareness Month

To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law-enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and…

Keeping pets safe in your garden

The following article was written by Jennifer E. Beaver and published in the Signal Tribune in August of 2010. Last night, I was awakened by the faint but unmistakable odor of skunk– probably the same one my neighbor saw walking boldly down the street, strutting like Pepé Le Pew. A few weeks earlier, we heard…

Opera review: Long Beach Opera’s Marilyn Forever

Heidi Nye: Culture Writer Long Beach Opera’s Marilyn Forever at The Warner Grand Theatre until March 29 is not so much the juxtaposition of Marilyn Monroe’s starlit existence with Norma Jeane’s private life but the story of a single Marilyn played by two actresses. Granted, the one performed by Jamie Chamberlin is much better “put…

Little Tree Theatre debuts first production at the LB Playhouse

Rhiannon Williams Contributing Writer Newly launched by California State University Long Beach graduates David Anis and Annalisa Sevaly, production company Little Tree Theatre hopes to provide local artists and players with an opportunity to grow, learn and perform on stage. On Friday, March 6, the company debuted their first play, The Moon, the Sun and…

Theatre review: The Real Thing at Long Beach Playhouse

Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer I have heard it said that love is more a behavior and less a feeling. That if you treat someone lovingly, then the feelings of love will flourish. Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, currently in production on the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage, is a play exclusively and undeniably about love,…