Long Beach’s fourth district election underscores differences in campaign

CJ Dablo Staff Writer In the final campaign days before Tuesday’s election, both candidates running for Long Beach’s 4th district council seat are taking different roads to win an election that pits businessman Daryl Supernaw against teacher/incumbent councilmember Patrick O’Donnell. Supernaw took a narrow lead over fellow challenger John Watkins and O’Donnell in the final tally…

When life gives you lemons…

The lemonade stand staffed last Sunday by 6-year-old leukemia patient Cooper Evans (pictured) turned out to be “a huge success,” according to his father Brandon Evans. The stand, set up for the day at Trani’s Restaurant in Bixby Knolls, was part of Cooper’s efforts to raise money to donate to the Jonathan Jacques Children’s Cancer…

LB high schools rank among ‘best’ lists inWashington Post, U.S. News

A list of the nation’s most challenging high schools released recently by the Washington Post includes seven schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. Each of these schools also appeared in the Washington Post rankings last year. The 2012 rankings include schools that surpass 91 percent of other high schools nationwide in terms of…

LBPD traffic stop ends in officer-involved shooting

On Thursday, May 17, at approximately 11:55pm, an officer-involved shooting occurred in north Long Beach when a Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officer attempted to stop a speeding vehicle and the driver produced a handgun. The preliminary investigation revealed the officer was driving his patrol vehicle when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high…

LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, wife Julie to be first recipients of Rancho Los Alamitos’s Cottonwood Award

Rancho Los Alamitos will honor Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and his wife Julie on Thursday, May 31 with the inaugural Cottonwood Award for their leadership and support of historic, cultural and environmental preservation. The Cottonwood Award references the meaning of the historic site’s name, Rancho Los Alamitos or “Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods,”…

Aquarium’s new exhibit includes penguins rescued in Brazil

Penguins have existed on Earth for more than 50 million years, but today’s environmental issues are threatening their future survival. The Aquarium of the Pacific’s new June Keyes Penguin Habitat opened to the public on May 17 and will allow visitors to get up-close with these animals and learn what can be done to help…