Be prepared, not scared

A very comprehensive and information-filled Community Emergency Preparedness Fair will be Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 4142 Cerritos Avenue, Los Alamitos. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Orange County Fire Department and local police will have displays

LBPD advises parking safety during youth sporting events

The Long Beach Police Department would like to inform residents that criminals might target vehicles at parks during youth sporting events. Criminals know vehicles will be left unattended for long periods of time while parents are watching their children. As summer approaches and youth activities at local parks increase,

Running to the Future

Last week Longfellow Elementary School PTA sponsored its annual Jog-A-Thon to promote the importance of health and exercise and to raise funding for important school needs. The funds raised through this year’s Jog-A-Thon will go to modernize the schools computer lab.

SH hears suggestions for improving air quality

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer As the nation’s attention to global warming grows, the South Coast Air Quality Management District is making its case to Southern California cities to contribute to the solution-Signal Hill is no exception. Their air quality management district, which represents Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and parts of Riverside counties, told…

Sen. Lowenthal introduces Port investment bill to reduce pollution

Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-27th District) introduced Senate Bill 974, the 2007 Port Investment Bill to reduce pollution at certain California ports. The bill, similar to last session’s SB 927, would provide a funding source to reduce the toxic pollution caused by major California ports and also would provide much needed funding for infrastructure near and…

Easy Does It changes lives one day at a time

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer On April 12, 1997, at exactly 12 minutes past noon, Richard Waide opened the doors of his store, Easy Does It Books and Gifts, for the first time. Easy Does It is the only area store fully dedicated to providing a complete line of recovery-oriented merchandise and to promoting the…

BKBIA executive director’s first year brings changes

Joseph Serna, Staff Writer It’s not easy finishing up classes for a college degree while jumping into a new job at the same time, but Susan Cooper managed last year. Cooper, who this month will mark her first full year as the executive director for the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA), remembers the first…

Bixby Knolls BIA hosts monthly mixer at spaZina

Mark your calendars now for Thursday, April 19, for the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association monthly mixer at spaZina’s new facility, 3421 Orange Avenue, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join BKBIA to welcome this new business to the community. They offer a full menu of spa pampering. There is no cost to attend, and…