LBCC program helping to feed children

The Long Beach City College (LBCC) Child Development Center (CDC) has recently announced its renewed sponsorship of the Child Care Food Program, which will allow all eligible children enrolled in its childcare program to receive nutritious food at no extra cost. “The children will again be served wonderful morning and afternoon snacks, as well as…

Mayors to be interviewed for oral history series

The Historical Society of Long Beach has announced the opening of The Long Beach Mayors Oral History Series, a multiple event program featuring interviews before a live audience with each of the city’s five living mayors. Topics will range from the personal to the political, delving into tenures which span four decades of Long Beach…

Pho America is no ‘foe’ to the American palate

Pho America owner Karen Tran, with brother Henry Le, show the restaurant’s clay pot rice with shrimp. Photos by Neena Strichart by Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer Say “fuh” (not “fo”) and you’ve pretty much got it. Pho, the classic Vietnamese rice noodle soup, has really grown in popularity over the last few years. Today…

1,000 show up to put down roots at Rancho Los Alamitos

Photos by Christina Salvador-Klenz By Tessa St. Marie Editorial Intern It was a day for the plants earlier this month when approximately 1,000 people joined local dignitaries to celebrate the completion of a total restoration of the Native Plant Garden at Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens.

Wilson High student receives amateur radio scholarship

David Strachan-Olson The Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach (ARALB) Scholarship Committee has selected David Strachan-Olson as the 2009 recipient of its $250 Hal Nahmen Scholarship. Strachan-Olson is a student at Wilson High School where he is preparing for a career in electrical engineering. He has been accepted as an intern at both Boeing and…

Local students take stage in theatre’s outreach program

The Garage Theatre’s 3rd Annual Education Outreach Program, Cindy & Peter and Edward & Alice, written and directed by Garage Theatre board member Amy-Louise Sebelius, is a lighthearted, whimsical romp through a fairytale world where everything is not as it seems. Local students, given the opportunity to create art under the context of a professional…

Fairfield YMCA revives its Youth in Government program

Edith Suarez, Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud, Youth Delegate Genesis Mora, youth delegate Steve Ramos, youth delegate Scott Baker, youth delegate Amanda Hoskinson, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach Alan Hostrup, California Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, City of Long Beach Vice Mayor Val Lerch, 35th Governor of California George Deukmejian, Fairfield…

Budget crisis pushes school to cut paper use

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern It is white, made from trees, makes great airplanes, and is in dwindling supply at Long Beach’s Jackie Robinson Academy. In response to state budget cuts, the administration at the combined elementary and middle school has decided to reduce the amount of paper it consumes. Teachers are using new paper-saving…

Architectural heritage walking tour returns

After a nearly two-year hiatus, Long Beach Heritage is once again offering its Long Beach Walking Tour program to educate about the city’s rich architectural heritage and help foster preservation advocacy. The first tour will take place on Saturday, June 27 at 10am, beginning at Third Street and The Promenade, next to the “Recreation in…

Cal Rep moving to new home aboard Queen Mary

California Repertory Company will take up residence in the Royal Theatre aboard the Queen Mary this fall. “The elegant, refined glory of the Queen Mary combined with the vibrant exciting aesthetic of Cal Rep is sure to produce a thrilling synergy and an invigorating theatrical experience for our audiences,” said Joanne Gordon, Cal Rep’s artistic…

Rancho offering four free concerts this summer

The 2009 Rancho Los Cerritos Summer Concert Series will be bringing a variety of musical styles to entertain guests of all ages this summer. The four concerts, underwritten by the Rancho’s volunteer support group, are free and will feature toe-tapping bluegrass of The Witcher Brothers, old-school blues with Bernie Pearl & the Bernie Pearl Band,…