Thoughts from the Publisher | Aug. 11

Many of us baby boomers have been, are or will shortly be in the position of caregiving for our parents. Helping out Mom and/or Dad can mean running a few errands, driving them to doctor appointments or grocery shopping. In some instances, our parents’ needs may include more extensive assistance such as home repairs, banking,…

Thoughts from the Publisher | July 21

I’ve often been told that I need to “get a life.” Most of my hours away from work are spent either attending local meetings or nonprofit events, running errands, loving up on my mom or sleeping. Last week I not only got a life, I spent Thursday evening through Monday living it. After work on…

Thoughts from the Publisher | June 30

Happy birthday, America! On Tuesday, July 4, we will celebrate our country with picnics, parades, family gatherings, professional fireworks shows and, in many cases, a day off from work. Although in the past, many of us Long Beach and Signal Hill residents commemorated our country’s birthday with fireworks purchased from local stands, it is now…

Thoughts from the Publisher | June 2

For those of you who are looking for something special to do over the summer, I have a unique suggestion. It has come to my attention that Long Beach Transit (LBT) has developed a unique plan to encourage local residents to explore other cities and learn something new. The name of the program is Museum…

Thoughts from the Publisher | May 26

At this time of year, I often hear folks talking about their plans for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Recently, I saw such a discussion on a neighborhood smartphone app that ended up pretty heated. The main topic was confusion about the differences between Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) and Veterans…

Thoughts from the Publisher | May 19

Although I am addicted to local print news and advertising, I do enjoy participating in my Facebook account. That online social-networking website keeps me informed about what’s happening in my neighborhood, as well as what my family members in faraway places are up to these days. I especially enjoy posted pictures of my friends and…