Richardson honors local Holocaust survivor

Assemblymember Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) recently honored holocaust survivor Melvin Mermelstein in the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in the Assembly. “I am privileged to participate in today’s memorial ceremony in honor of the Holocaust survivors and lives that were lost in this chapter of history.

Essay contest recognizes caregivers for service

The stress of providing care for senior loved ones can be overwhelming for some families. Readers of Caring Today magazine are being asked to share their feelings and experiences on the subject of caregiving for the elderly by entering the Give a Caregiver a Break essay contest. Home Instead Senior Care in Long Beach is…

Spotlight on Advertisers : Mad Kat

The accounting, bookkeeping and tax service professionals at MadKat Inc. are hosting three free one-hour informational seminars designed to provide new and small businesses with the resources necessary to make informed decisions on various issues. The classes will take place at 10 a.m., the first Tuesday of May, June and July. Space is limited. Reservations…

Conference empowers families with focus on relative caregiving

Cal State Long Beach’s department of social work will focus on “Empowering Relative Care Givers and Their Families” at their sixth annual conference Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the campus’ University Student Union. State Assemblymember Karen Bass (47th District–Los Angeles) will deliver the keynote address.

Kiwanis say “Thanks” to Chick

John Howard (center, left), an owner/operator of Chick-fil-A in the Long Beach Towne Center, receives recognition for his donations to Project Achieve, North Long Beach-Bixby Knolls Kiwanis Club’s 59-bed, year-round shelter. (From left to right) Jerry Caligiuri, Betty Wilson, Howard’s mother, and Kiwanis Club President Ray Cummings were also present.

Pretty Party

Marina Mitri (far left), owner of the Marina Mitri Face and Body Center, 3848 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, joined friends and family for a preview of her new location. Guests toured the elegantly decorated suite, which featured Mediterranean inspired artwork and luxurious treatment rooms, while enjoying a stunning spread of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, refreshments…

Odd couple relationship blossoms at LBPH

By Katherine Ruiz, Special to the Signal Tribune A play is an experience quite different from television or movies. By its nature, theatre is not as quick-paced, so it turns out to be a great venue to transplant the audience into another world. In Visiting Mr. Green, by Jeff Baron, performed at the Long Beach…

Stand-up for the whole family

The Long Beach Playhouse is proudly announcing a night of clean stand up comedy for the entire family. As part of its successful Cabaret Series, Over The Hill Comedy Night, featuring stand-up comedians over 40, will start at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 6, and the first Sunday of the month thereafter.

Library hosts auction with ‘Grape Expectations’

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s Grape Expectations Auction is officially open. The auction offers bidders the opportunity to win some unique items and one-of-a-kind experiences while supporting efforts to promote literacy, education and the joy of reading. The online portion of the auction will run until Thursday, June 21, with the live event

Removing Rubbish

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Minimizing water pollution in California is like finding letters in alphabet soup, there is an NPDES, a TMDL, some controlled by the EPA, some mandated by the federal CWA. In the end, it all spells out to getting trash out of the water.

Cancelled meeting stirs up trouble

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer At the April 2 Long Beach Special Election proposition forum, residents got a glimpse of a storm brewing within the Wrigley Association. “Unfortunately this organization sometimes does air its laundry in public,” Association President Alan Tolkoff would say at the time.

Thoughts From The Publisher

I have tried to think of an appropriate topic for my column this week—however it seems irresponsible to avoid the obvious. The tragedy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is on everyone’s mind. Details are on the front pages of daily newspapers across the world. Radio stations are blaring reports of what did or…