Self-defense training day for families affected by cancer

Walk With Sally, a non-profit organization committed to providing mentorship programs to children of parents and siblings with cancer, had a hands-on self-defense training day at the 360 Combat Club in Signal Hill on Saturday, February 27. This free event was one of Walk With Sally’s many annual friendship-building activities for local children living with…

H1N1 vaccine clinic coming to SH

The Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill Street, will host a clinic providing free H1N1 vaccinations on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 10am to noon. The vaccine is available for anyone over six months of age for whom the vaccine is not medically contraindicated and who has no other usual source of medical care.…

Government privacy breach affects nearly 50,000

Submitted by the office of Bonnie Lowenthal During an Assembly floor session on Tuesday, February 16, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal gathered her colleagues’ signatures in a letter demanding that the Department of Health Care Services offer more help to thousands of older adults whose credit was put at risk when state health officials printed Social Security…

In the Red

Long Beach Memorial (LBM) employees have raised awareness of heart disease this month by wearing red and hosting the annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar on Feb. 6, both events attracting hundreds of participants. While most people know heart disease is the number-one killer of women, many aren’t aware that twice as many American women…

Bixby walking group stepping into its third year

This weekend, the Bixby Strollers will have walked about 374 miles in the last two years. This Saturday, January 16 marks the second anniversary of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s (BKBIA) walking club known as the Bixby Knolls Strollers. This weekend, the group will have walked approximately 374 miles together over the last two…

More H1N1 clinics scheduled for children, adults

Hundreds of parents took advantage of free vaccinations for their children recently as the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) began offering its first flu shot clinics to combat the H1N1 virus. Additional clinics are planned for 3:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Wilson Classical High School, and 9am to 4pm Saturday, Nov. 21…

Health department issues info on fleaborne typhus

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is alerting the public about fleaborne typhus, a disease transmitted by fleas. Since July 2009, eight cases of fleaborne typhus have been reported among Long Beach residents throughout the city– an increase over previous years. All of the reported cases had potential…

Event to provide info, assistance for people with disabilities

The public is invited to join the Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) in a celebration recognizing October as Disability Awareness Month on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11am to 2pm at the Long Beach Convention Center. The celebration will feature health screenings, financial advice and information from agencies that work with people with disabilities, including…

Vegging Out

Story and photos by Leighanna Nierle Staff Writer The fourth annual Animal Acres Compassionate Cuisine food and music event, a celebration which raises funding for animal rescue and refuge efforts, took place last Friday evening at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at Cal State Long Beach. More than 20 local restaurants served a wide…