First Fridays returns with former mayor’s book-signing

First Fridays on Aug. 6 will run the gamut of sights and sounds along “Art-lantic Avenue,” from Led Zeppelin tunes to the Jazz Angels, from art pieces to pirates, and from Dixieland to Peter Pan. Former mayor Beverly O’Neill and publisher Harry Saltzgaver will be at the Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Ave.,…

Community collage, new Bixby roller-derby team part of next First Fridays

The June 4 First Fridays in Bixby Knolls will kick-start the summer with First Fridays’ usual promise of the unexpected, including entertainment that includes restaurants, art, music, roaming pirates, jazz ‘n’ tea, Swoop’s World radio broadcast, FF Farm Stand, Family Night, photography, tricked-out cars, tarot, Timstrument, the debut of the newest roller-derby team (The Bixby…

Talented Scout

Last weekend, Boy Scout Ben Eastman from Troop 29 completed his community project towards his Eagle Scout designation. The project was to create a 20-foot landscape border around the empty oil lot at 33rd Street and Atlantic Avenue. As a partnership with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, Signal Hill Petroleum, the Long Beach Redevelopment…

BKBIA tackling potential graffiti problem head-on

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) recently partnered with the Department of Public Works to eliminate graffiti in the Bixby area as soon as it occurs. The BKBIA is encouraging all business owners and residents to call the city’s graffiti hotline to report any “tags” as soon as possible, but the organization is also…