LB festival to honor ‘most diverse city in the country’

In celebration of Cultural Diversity Month, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews and the City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program will host a Cultural Diversity Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10am to 3pm at the Petrolane Boys & Girls Club at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1920 Lemon Ave.

Something old, something new?

As a benefit for Signal Hill youth programs, the City of Signal Hill and Sultans Car Club of Long Beach hosted a car show Sunday at Signal Hill Park, featuring cars and trucks from 1975 and before. Against the backdrop of food booths and other vendors, Johnny Rocket and the V-Twins performed tunes by the…

SHPD to host 7th National Night Out for community safety

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will host its 7th Annual National Night Out party from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Reservoir Park, located just south of Wardlow Road between Orange and Walnut avenues. A nationwide event with parties occurring across the country on the same night, National Night Out’s purpose is…

Rancho lecture to focus on garden antioxidants

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch’s garden series features experts throughout the year to educate garden enthusiasts, focusing on the pleasures of the garden, the essence of the palate, and the art of the landscape. The Rancho’s next program will be a lecture by Tom Spellman entitled “Antioxidants from Your Garden” on Saturday, July 24 from…

Signal Hill Summer Concerts in the Park series now underway

Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA), in partnership with the City of Signal Hill, kicked off its 2010 Summer Concerts in the Park series last Wednesday. The free concerts will be performed each Wednesday night through Aug. 11 at 6:30pm in Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave. Attendees are welcome to bring picnic baskets…

Fans of Japan

Participants of all ages wear kimonos and accessories in preparation for the traditional Japanese ondo dance presentation at the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center’s annual Japanese festival last Saturday. The Center hosted the festival Saturday and Sunday and featured Ikebana flower arranging, taiko drumming, karate demonstrations, carnival games, origami lessons, Japanese food, and an exhibit…

Film series comes out with LGBT-themed classics

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Putting gay film classics back up on the big screen, several organizations have come together to present the Reel Queer Cinema, an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) film series that will open with the indie film But I’m a Cheerleader– in which a straight high-school girl’s friends and…