Wrigley holds Summer Fest

More than 350 people attended the first of what organizers hope will be an annual event sponsored by the Wrigley Association—Wrigley Summer Fest 2007 last Friday in Veterans Park. The Wrigley Association partnered with the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine to host some events leading up to the popular Movies in the…

Spotlight on Advertisers : First Fridays

Mark your calendars for the next Bixby Knolls First Fridays event, which will take place Aug. 3. Come on out and participate as Atlantic Avenue comes alive with art and music. More businesses, artists and performers are involved than ever before. Each venue has something different. This month’s participants include Sign Language, 3930 Atlantic Avenue,…

Magazine gives voice to the sport of dragster racing

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer Like many Long Beach natives, Richard Heath was greatly influenced by the Lion’s Drag Strip during the 1950s and 1960s. As a teenager, Heath spent many Saturday nights huddled amidst the clouds of nitro fumes and the roaring engines of Lion’s dragster racers. “There’s a lot of interest [in drag…

Art gallery Hijacks LB with group show of vinyl toys

DDR Projects opens its doors Friday, Aug. 3, with an opening-night party for the group-show “Hijacked: Because Homage is Just Another Word for Stealing.” DDR Projects is a brand new gallery that specializes in affordable works from both up-and-coming artists, as well as established artisans and innovators from around the world.

Auditions planned for Crimes of the Heart

The Studio Theatre at the Long Beach Playhouse is holding auditions for Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, a serio-comic play about the three McGrath sisters. The play takes place in Hazelhurst, Miss., “five years after Hurricane Camille.” Directed by Phyllis B. Gitlin, auditions will be in the gallery of the Long Beach Playhouse, 5021…

They know they can

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Pacific Harbor Line commissioned the first of a fleet of lower-emission, clean-diesel locomotives earlier this month. The new trains will improve air quality and make PHL the most environmentally friendly switching railroad in the nation. Port, city and state officials joined with PHL to celebrate the…

Workshop recommends new police station locale

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer City officials from Signal Hill pitched relocating the new police station to a 4-acre site on Walnut Avenue to more than 20 residents, a move the staff presented Saturday as having no legitimate downside. “I’m kind of excited about it. Probably the main reason I’m excited about it is it’s…

Signal Hill day laborer site completed

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Signal Hill’s day laborer site is up and running, the solution to nearly a year of brainstorming within a group of local business owners, residents, city police and staff, and representatives for the laborers. The site is on Signal Hill Petroleum property adjacent to the Cherry Avenue Home Depot parking…