Assemblymember visits to promote hospital state bonds

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer State Assemblymember Hector De La Torre paid a visit to Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach Friday, a prime spot for the Southgate representative to talk about Assembly Bill 10, a bill proposing $980 million in state bonds for future hospital projects. “This bond is geared toward having a healthy…

Miller Children’s Hospital—first for neonatal program

March of Dimes is giving mothers of babies at Miller Children’s Hospital a special mother’s day by launching Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support—a program designed to help parents through the hospitalization of a newborn. The program provides information and comfort to families of premature babies and other newborns being cared for in the…

Mothers, give yourself respect with a fitness routine

Submitted by Shannon Paul Mothers grab your weights and hit the road running. Fitness, what a way to invigorate the soul, a way to find the lost or maybe forgotten about women. The woman who always existed but has been so focused on what others needed she forgot to recognize what she needed. It is…

LB history inspires Craftsman Village mural

The area’s newest mural will be dedicated with a community celebration Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m. at 1201 East Seventh Street at the corner of Orange Avenue in Long Beach. This mural was designed through a process that combined community residents’ historical facts and photographs and professional mural artist Art Mortimer’s artistic abilities.

Power play kills all in Richard III

Jamie Rowe, Copy Editor Ever wonder how “Dick” could be a nickname for Richard? The Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard III could give you the answer. As with many of William Shakespeare’s histories, the tale of Richard of Gloucester involves intrigue, murder and the drive to gain power. On top of being the…

Richardson honors LB contracting firm at Small Business Day ceremony

Assemblymember Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) recognized WestLand Construction Inc. and Co-founder David Neary at yesterday’s California Small Business Day ceremony in Sacramento. “It is my pleasure and honor to recognize David and WestLand Construction Inc. as a distinguished California Small Business. WestLand Construction, Inc. exemplifies true business leadership and has demonstrated a clear commitment to…

Lodge No. 888 announces Elk of the Year

Mel J. Hohlman, P.E.R. was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Peru, Ill. After attending St. Joseph Elementary School, and graduating from LaSalle High School, he went on to attend Augusta College in Rock Island, Ill. After college, he joined the United States Air Force and was a lt. navigator and flew 25 missions over Germany…

First responder George Apt honored by Red Cross

Resident and Ham Radio operator George Apt was honored with a Volunteer of Merit Award by California Park and Recreation Society District X at an Award Banquet last week for his exemplary volunteer service to the community. Aly Mancini, Recreation supervisor, and Sue Hurd, Recreation leader III, accompanied Apt and his wife Carol to the…

Winner Takes All

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer He wasn’t endorsed by Mayor Bob Foster or former Mayor Beverly O’Neill. Laura Richardson, who previously held the seat, endorsed one of his opponents, and a slew of unions and municipal associations were throwing their support behind the top three favorites. Even local media only mentioned his chances of victory…