LB kicks off 2010 Census with multilingual rally

Mayor Bob Foster speaks during the 2010 Census rally Monday at Centennial Plaza at Long Beach City Hall. Mayor Bob Foster, community leaders and dozens of Census employees gathered for a multilingual rally Monday morning at Long Beach City Hall to mark the beginning of field operations for the 2010 decennial. “It’s important to make…

SHPD enforcing child-safety restraint laws

The Signal Hill Police Department, in conjunction with Safety Belt Safe USA and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), will be focusing on the enforcement of child-safety restraint and seatbelt laws during the special enforcement week of April 12–18. During this week, officers will be checking vehicles to make sure all children are properly…

LBPD to target loud noise violators

In response to ongoing concerns regarding quality-of-life issues, the Long Beach Police Department will step up enforcement on excessive noise violations. This program of “Quiet It or Get Cited” will address problems related to excessive noise from illegally modified exhaust systems and sound amplification systems (stereos) in motor vehicles. This includes motorcycle exhaust pipes that…

In its efforts to be bike-friendliest U.S. city, LB launches cycling website

Want to learn more about cycling in Long Beach? How to participate in city plans to make Long Beach the most bicycle-friendly city in the country? Visit www.BikeLongBeach.org, the city’s new website that provides information about all things “bike” in Long Beach. Launched on April 2, www.BikeLongBeach.org provides a convenient, one-stop location to acquire cycling…

Civic organizations offer chance to send kids to Ambassadors game

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach and the Downtown Lions Club have teamed up to provide a fun-filled family evening at a Harlem-style basketball game featuring the internationally famous Harlem Ambassadors at 6pm on Thursday, April 23 at the Long Beach City College Hall of Fame Gymnasium (Liberal Arts Campus). Sponsorships are available…

LB becomes home port of Carnival Splendor

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster presented the Splendor’s captain, Claudio Cupisti, with a presentation plaque featuring the city’s official seal and a gold key to the city. Last week, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Harbor Commissioner Susan E. Wise and other notable city dignitaries and members of the hospitality community officially welcomed the Carnival Splendor…

Cal Heights church to host egg event

Children through fifth grade are invited to an Easter egg hunt, with crafts, games, face painting, a visit with the Easter Bunny and more on Saturday, April 11 from 10am to noon at California Heights United Methodist Church and Children’s Center, 3759 Orange Avenue. Admission and activities are free. Bake sale and Jamba Juice fundraiser…

SH hosting free egg hunt, activities for kids

The Signal Hill Community Services Department will host an Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Avenue, on Saturday, April 11, from 9am to 11am. Activities are free of charge and are for children ages two through eight years. Pre-hunt activities begin at 9am and include LA County Fire Department, Signal Hill Police…

WANA hosting guided tour of Dominguez Gap Wetlands

As part of its Habitat Restoration and Water Conservation Education program, the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance is hosting a guided tour of the Dominguez Gap Wetlands on Sunday, April 19. Tour participants will view California native wildflowers and are encouraged to bring binoculars for bird watching. There will be two tour groups available. Group 1…

Local businessman asking for support for kids summer camp

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Local businessman Mel Pinkham is passionate about helping at-risk children get onto a path that leads to a meaningful, productive life. Last week, Pinkham, who is a member of the Knights of Pythias, spoke at the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce luncheon, where he urged everyone to get involved in…

First Fridays injects another dose of culture into Bixby Knolls

Bixby Knolls ushers in spring on First Fridays, April 3. Historical home movies, bronze men, drum circles, art students, photography, live music and urban ambiance are some of the things being offered along Atlantic Avenue. · Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Avenue, will be showing home movies from 1925 of local aviator Earl…

LB inaugurating Bike Festival this weekend

The inaugural Long Beach Bicycle Festival presented by Wokcano Restaurant is expected to bring thousands of spectators and racers when it hits the streets of downtown Long Beach on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. The two-day event will offer family-friendly activities and amateur and professional bike races with more than $16,000 in prizes…