Summer in the Streets

More than 135 vendors and community groups, including Mary Coburn from Diagonal Toastmasters (above), chatted with neighbors and visitors at the Bixby Knolls Street Fair last Sunday. Those looking for summer fun can take to the streets again on Saturday, July 28, for the Second Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo and Car Show. For more…

Summer brings free movies to park

Don’t miss the free Movies in the Park this summer, presented by Signal Hill Petroleum, in cooperation with the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Partners of Parks, a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, supporting public parks, recreation and marine programs and facilities in the city of Long Beach. Family-oriented movies shown under the…

Plan ahead for July 4 fireworks display

Signal Hill The hilltop area will be closed to all non-residential vehicular traffic on the Fourth of July holiday. Individuals and families can view the aerial firework displays by walking to the hilltop, but, according to police, should consider attending a show at Veterans Stadium, the Queen Mary, or the Armed Forces Reserve Center in…

Queen Mary keeps the lights on late for guests on July 4

The Queen Mary continues a tradition of family fun with activities planned for the entire family both ashore and aboard on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be children’s activities ashore in Seawalk all day, and live bands will perform aboard the ship on the stern decks from…

See spot work?

In honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day last Friday, Katie Ruiz of MadKat Inc. was accompanied to her Signal Hill office by Candy (left). Ruiz’ talented and intelligent companion was rescued cold and hungry in an area park in 2000. Efforts to find Candy’s original owners came up empty; she has been a…

Lifeguards, instructors needed for LB pools

The Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is looking for lifeguards and swim instructors for Silverado Pool and Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool. Applicants must pass a swim test and an oral interview, and be 17 years old prior to Sunday, July 1. Certification in CPRO, First Aid, Lifeguard Training and WSI are preferred, but…

Community Hospital’s COO wins LBCC President’s Award

Diane DeWalsche, chief operating officer (COO) for Community Hospital of Long Beach (CHLB), recently received the Long Beach City College’s (LBCC) President’s Award for Outstanding Service as a governor of the LBCC Foundation. DeWalsche is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital as well as strategic planning, budget development and collaboration with strategic partners.