Local nonprofit conducting summer food drive

Local nonprofit food rescue organization Food Finders is currently conducting its annual “Summer to End Hunger” food drive to collect food for families with children. The summer food drive runs through Aug. 31. “Summer is a rough time for many local families. Their children are at a much higher risk of food insecurity when they…

WomenShelter to host free Family Fun Day

WomenShelter of Long Beach (WSLB), a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating domestic violence, will host its third annual community health and outreach event, Family Fun Day, at The Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., on Saturday, June 10 from 10am to 2pm. This event, sponsored in part by 8th District Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin, is…

Assistance League of Long Beach installs new board president

The Assistance League of Long Beach installed Patti Brown as its 77th president on May 22, at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood. Brown joined as a chapter member in 2009 and has served in various leadership roles, including vice president of Philanthropic Programs and Assisteens coordinator. The 2017-2018 board of directors include: president-elect…

Signal Hill to host free pet-friendly event

The City of Signal Hill will host another Hounds on the Hill event at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave., on Saturday, June 3, from 11am. The pet-friendly event will feature several vendors, including Pawsitively for Dogs, Pet Waggin’, Long Beach Animal Hospital and Fast Friends greyhound adoption. The Disc Dogs of Southern California will…

Musical sheds light on abandoned pets

Buddy’s Big Day Out, a new musical about animal welfare, is the “pet project” of local accomplished actress/writer Karole Foreman and award-winning composer Carol Weiss. The story follows Buddy, a beagle puppy who runs away from home. Out in the world, he meets Gemma, a standard poodle who has been abandoned by the family that…

Pet Rescue and Adoption Act passes State Assembly

Assembly Bill (AB) 485 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) and Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) passed the State Assembly Tuesday. AB 485 requires all dogs, cats and rabbits offered for retail sale in California pet stores to be obtained by an animal shelter or nonprofit rescue organization. “Today is a good day for pets in…

Long Beach City Council initiates process to rename library after Kells

Ernie Kell, who died last month, was the first directly elected mayor of LB.

He was Long Beach’s first directly elected mayor, and a local library may soon become his and his wife’s namesake. On May 23, the Long Beach City Council voted to approve a deviation from existing policy and procedures for renaming City-owned land, buildings and facilities to begin the process of changing the name of the…

EDCO to not conduct residential collection on Memorial Day

In observance of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29, EDCO will not perform residential collection services. As a result, collection will be delayed by one day all week following the holiday, including Signal Hill Waste & Recycling Services. Waste and recycling collection services for commercial businesses will be unaffected by the holiday…

Goodwill seeking donations to address low inventory

Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC) is asking local residents and businesses to donate their gently used items to their nearest Goodwill donation center. The organization is especially in need of material donations due to its current state of having a lower-than-normal inventory of donated goods. Goodwill SOLAC sells donated goods…

Food Finders begins summer drive

Local nonprofit food rescue organization Food Finders launched its annual “Summer to End Hunger” food drive last week to collect food for families with children. The summer food drive runs through Aug. 31. “Summer is a rough time for many local families. Their children are at a much higher risk of food insecurity when they…

9th District office launching monthly pop-up gatherings

The office of Vice Mayor Rex Richardson will launch a new monthly “pop-up” gathering, #PopUPTown Social, in partnership with the Uptown Business Association and Roxanne’s Events. #PopUPTown Social celebrates local artists, music, residents and food. “Based on the success of other signature programming like the Uptown Jazz Festival, #ActivateUptown and Village Fest, we are proud…

Signal Hill street-sweeping schedule to remain same despite company change

Although on April 25, the Signal Hill City Council approved an agreement with CR&R Environmental Services (CR&R) to become the city’s new street-sweeping service provider, sweeping day and times will stay the same, according to city officials. CR&R will begin providing service in Signal Hill on June 5 Residents with questions should contact CR&R’s customer-service…

Nonprofit begins summer food drive

Local nonprofit food rescue organization Food Finders launched its annual “Summer to End Hunger” food drive on May 1 to collect food for families with children. The summer food drive runs through Aug. 31. “Summer is a rough time for many local families. Their children are at a much higher risk of food insecurity when…