St. Mary’s makes spiritual care a priority

A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reveals that more than 70 percent of patients surveyed with less than a year to live said their spiritual needs were not met by hospital chaplains or others in the health care system. “Where some hospitals do not make spiritual care a priority, we do,” said…

Health and Wellness Expo spotlights local businesses

By Neena Strichart, Publisher Hosting more than three dozen health-related informational booths, the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s (BKBIA) Health and Wellness Expo went off without a hitch. Taking place Saturday, the event featured local health professionals, health care organizations and exercise-themed businesses—all on hand to offer information and details about their companies.

31 Cent Scoop Night gives to community

Baskin-Robbins kicked off summer with a special 31 Cent Scoop Night May 2. The event also helped the Long Beach Fire Department raise funds as the corporation encouraged the local firehouses to attend and collect donations. On the 31 Cent Scoop Night, Jane Ho, owner/operator of two Baskin-Robbins stores along Atlantic Avenue, partnered with Long…

Area businesses say ‘I do’ to LB filmmaker

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer Long Beach residents will have a homegrown cinematic treat to look forward to next weekend. Friday, June 1, at 8:30 p.m. the Art Theatre, located at 2025 East Fourth Street in Long Beach, will host the Red Carpet Gala for the world premier of “The Wedding Video.” Shot primarily on…

LBCC has high fashion circus style

Fashion students from Long Beach City College (LBCC) will host the school’s 31st annual fashion awards show, Circassian Couture, tonight at 7:30, in the auditorium (building J) of the Liberal Arts Campus (LAC), located at 4901 East Carson Street in Long Beach. “The design students have come up with some incredibly innovative designs

El Dorado Nature Center welcomes baby horned owls

Long Beach’s El Dorado Nature Center staff is welcoming the arrival of four baby great horned owls. A pair of owls living along the Center’s two-mile trail produced three females and one male owl ready to jump out of the nest in the next few days. The Center’s staff is closing access to the two-mile…

37th District candidate list grows by leaps

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer There are currently 19 candidates running for Southern California’s 37th Congressional District seat, an area that includes Signal Hill, Carson, Compton and most of Long Beach. Eleven of the candidates are running as democrats, not surprising considering 57 percent of the District’s voters are registered with the party. Republicans run…

Wilson Joins the Race

Jamie Rowe, Copy Editor Signal Hill Councilmember Ed Wilson announced his candidacy for the 37th Congressional District seat Friday, saying he stands for taking responsibility and making sure voters’ concerns are heard on the national level. The former Signal Hill mayor chose to make his announcement at Hilltop Park because from that vantage point, one…


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LB Armada needs a few good homes

By Jamie Rowe, Copy Editor The Long Beach Armada is looking for local families with spare bedrooms to host its players during the team’s season. In exchange, each family member will receive tickets for the entire season.