Found Theatre says ‘Yes, we cannabis’ with ‘Medical Marijuana Telethon’

The Found Theatre will present The Medical Marijuana Telethon, an original comedy dealing with one of today’s burning issues, beginning Friday, April 16. Hosted by “Dr. Kenny Kushner,” the telethon will feature “an unbelievable group of celebrities” as they work their hearts out for an important cause– a co-op on every corner and affordable “medijuana”…

Lunch breaks for cyclists on Car-Free Friday

Today the public is invited to participate in Car-Free Fridays with lunch breaks for cyclists. Car-Free Fridays was launched last summer to encourage community members to use alternative modes of transportation the first Friday of every month to promote a more active, green Long Beach. The campaign aims to get more people to recognize the…

Winter Workshops at Rancho Los Alamitos

In the first of the winter workshops, Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 East Bixby Hill Road, will join with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works to host “Go Green, Grow Green,” a free smart gardening workshop on Saturday, February 27 from 10am to noon. Guests will learn about backyard composting, worm composting, water-wise…

Signal Hill achieves significant reduction in water usage

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Signal Hill’s residents and businesses have learned how to use less water. In fact, from July through September 2009, water use dropped by 9.47 percent compared to the average annual water demand for the three previous years. Joshua Rosenbaum, public works management analyst, said that decrease is very impressive considering…

Kluger Architects recognized with SH Beautification Award

The property located at 1855 Coronado Avenue, which houses Kluger Architects, has been selected for the September 2009 Signal Hill Planning Commission Beautification Award. Built in 1990 as one of a number of homogenous concrete tilt-up office/warehouse buildings in the area, the owner has differentiated this structure by completely gutting the interior and arranging the…

LB Bicycle Count seeking volunteers

In an effort to make Long Beach the most bike-friendly city in the nation, the City of Long Beach, Bikestation and Cal State Long Beach are coordinating the Second Annual Bicycle Count. At least 300 volunteers are needed on Thursday, Oct. 15 or Sunday, Oct. 18 to help conduct bike and pedestrian counts at more…

LB aluminum-can recycling contest now underway

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announced last week that the City of Long Beach is participating in the Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge. The contest, created by the United States Conference of Mayors and Novelis Corporation, is free to participants and challenges cities across the country to collect recyclable aluminum beverage cans and develop…