Thoughts from the Publisher | Nov. 4

With Veterans Day just around the corner, I want to let our readers know that tomorrow we will all have the opportunity to honor our country’s veterans at the Long Beach Veterans Day Parade. Taking place at 10am, and starting at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street near Houghton Park, the 20th annual…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Oct. 14

This past March I wrote my column about the presidential campaigns and all the ugliness taking place between the candidates. Since then, about six months later, the ugliness has escalated to a level that I find appalling. Trump refers to Hillary Clinton as the devil and crooked. Clinton says half of Trump’s supporters are a…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Sept. 30

Although most of us are aware of fraud that can be perpetrated through our telephones, social media, email and regular mail, I thought I’d give our readers a reminder of a particular hoax that is, after many years, still showing up in email accounts. Since it’s sometimes found under spam, that’s where I looked and…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Aug. 5

Earlier this week I decided to write this week’s column on unsolicited phone calls. We have them come into our home daily between 8am and 10am–even on the weekends. Even if we wanted to sleep in, we know it isn’t going to happen. The phone calls start every morning about 15 minutes before my alarm…

Thoughts from the Publisher | July 29

Being quite athletically challenged, I enjoy watching those displaying their expertise in various sports. Every two years, I have the opportunity to get my fill of viewing the experts during the Olympic Games. During the 1984 Olympics here in the Los Angeles area, I vividly remember having a fabulous experience at three different events. After…