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,…

Annual ‘State of the District’ highlights new events, programs and businesses this year in Bixby Knolls

Sean Belk Staff Writer For the past year, events and programs have built a synergy between the commercial corridor and the neighborhood in Bixby Knolls, attracting businesses and residents alike. And this year is no different. Last week, Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA), showcased last year’s accomplishments while…

Letter: Ad buster

I am appalled by the recent New York Times advertisement written by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for This World: The Values Network. Rabbi Shmuley attacked National Security Advisor Susan Rice claiming she is “blind to genocide” in Israel and Rwanda. Ms. Rice is a respected professional who has served her country proudly in numerous roles over…