EDCO schedule modified because of holidays

EDCO waste-collection and recycling company will observe the New Year holiday on Monday, Jan. 2 and will not perform residential collection services in the cities of Rancho Palos Verdes and Signal Hill. Additionally, EDCO’s recycling buyback center and customer-service office will be closed Jan. 2. As a result, collection will be delayed by one day…

Need a gift idea? Help create a job for someone in need

The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to give thanks and to give back to people who are facing challenges within our communities. Youth, particularly those at risk for delinquency, need assistance to help them succeed in spite of the unfortunate circumstances they may have encountered. This season, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los…

Salvation Army kettle contributions down

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign is down about 10 percent compared to last year– when it raised nearly $2.5 million in Southern California– according to the organization. In an effort to reach its goal of $3 million, The Salvation Army is increasing its efforts and asking the public to make the kettle season a…

Holiday travelers should take precautions against Zika, CDPH warns

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith this week cautioned holiday travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites when traveling to areas with known transmission of Zika virus, including Mexico. “Pregnant women and couples considering pregnancy need to be particularly cautious because Zika virus can cause severe…

Disney on Ice to present Frozen show

Disney On Ice and Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt will present Frozen at the Long Beach Arena, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., in late December and early January. Dates and times will be: • Tuesday, Dec. 29​ at 7pm • Wednesday, Dec. 30 ​at 7pm • Thursday, Dec. 31​ at 4:30pm • Friday, Jan. 1 ​at 2:30pm…

Holiday TV Guide | Dec. 11

Friday, December 11 2 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Best Christmas Party Ever” (2014) Torrey DeVitto. An up-and-coming event planner finds out her boss intends to hand off her business. 4 p.m. (FAM) Movie “Fred Claus” (2007) Paul Giamatti. Santa bails his criminal brother out of jail and brings him to the North Pole. (HALL) Movie “Royal…

Holiday TV Guide | Dec. 4

Friday, December 4 Noon (FAM) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July During a July vacation, Rudolph and Frosty find themselves in danger. 2 p.m. (HALL) Movie “A Holiday Engagement” (2011) Haylie Duff. A woman hires a man to come home and pretend to be her fiancé over the holidays. 4 p.m. (FAM) Movie “I’ll Be…

Holiday TV Guide | 2015

Friday, November 27 Noon (HALL) Movie “Window Wonderland” (2013) Chyler Leigh. As the Christmas season approaches, a woman vies for the position of head window designer. 2 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Northpole” (2014) Tiffani Thiessen. A boy is called upon to save the Northpole and help his mom believe in holiday magic. 3:15 p.m. (TBS) The…