Seismic studies indicate active fault under Community Medical Center larger than previously thought

Community Medical Center Long Beach announced Nov. 6 that it has informed the City of Long Beach of recent findings from independent seismic studies, confirming that beneath the hospital is a larger, active fault than was originally known. “This new information is supported by significant due diligence, including consulting with seismic experts, structural engineers and…

Charity falsely claiming to help veterans dissolved

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra this week announced a multistate settlement with VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., a charity that falsely claimed to help veterans. As part of the settlement, the organization will be dissolved and its funds will be distributed to two national and well respected veterans charities, Fisher House Foundation and Operation Homefront. The…

Merging American patriotism with Earth’s natural resources

Wedding photographer creates wooden flags to give back to veterans and first responders

As a wedding photographer, Darren Wellhoefer understands what it means to make sure moments of love and compassion between two individuals are captured and cherished forever. Wellhoefer packs his cameras, checks his lighting equipment and makes sure these moments are adequately recorded. When he’s done his job, he usually writes a “thank you” letter to…

Symphony to salute heroes on Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8pm at the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., the Long Beach Symphony will pay tribute to all branches of the armed forces with a program of music by American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries entitled A Salute to…

Hahn proposes allowing County Department of Public Health to shut down businesses emitting dangerous toxins

Fourth District Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has proposed strengthening the enforcement authority of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which would allow it to shut down facilities emitting harmful chemicals much like it shuts down restaurants with health-code violations. Hahn represents areas where metal-forging companies have been found to be emitting…

Effort renewed to recall Long Beach Councilmember Jeannine Pearce

Despite the D.A. declining to prosecute Pearce, a recall committee questions her integrity

The day after the L.A. County District Attorney’s (D.A.) office decided on Oct. 25 not to charge Long Beach 2nd District Councilmember Jeannine Pearce with assault, battery and driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol on June 3, the Committee Supporting the Recall of Councilmember Jeannine Pearce issued a new statement demanding her resignation. DUI…