Spotlight on Advertisers : Sweet Treasurers

In a tribute to the award-winning plush brand Gund, Sweet Treasures Kids, located at 4226 Atlantic Avenue in Bixby Knolls, has replicated a classic Gund window display from 1928. The original display, which appeared at Grand Central Station in New York City, featured plush dogs and cats and was re-created at Sweet Treasures using the…

Farmers Market finally makes move to Bixby Knolls

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer He has gotten the verbal OK from the city, and he’s running with it. An idea born 12 years ago has finally become a reality for Dale Whitney. His Thursday farmers market, currently located at the Long Beach Health Department near Redondo Avenue and Willow Street, is moving to Bixby…

Reminiscing

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City auditor revamps fraud hotline; asks for public’s help

Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud announced last week that she has revitalized the Long Beach city auditor fraud hotline. The announcement was made on the July 11 edition of “Straight Talk” hosted by Art Levine. “I am committed to ensuring that the city operates with the highest level of integrity and service in meeting…

Long Beach Police Academy Graduation

The Long Beach Police Department held the graduation of recruit class No. 83 on Wednesday, July 11, at the Terrace Theater Long Beach Performing Arts Center. The 42 recruits have successfully completed 27 weeks (1,060) hours of intense academic, physical and practical training in areas such as: patrol procedures and law enforcement tactics, firearms training,…

A dialogue around cancer care: Who is paying the price?

Submitted by the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund Over the last year, much has changed in oncology care. Prior to this year, patients would consult with an oncologist, decide on and pursue appropriate care and trust that their insurance would fundamentally support them in the pursuit of this care—paying the contracted amounts to preferred…

Spotlight on Advertisers : The UPS Store

The UPS Store located at 4508-A Atlantic Avenue in the Bixby Knolls Shopping Center is now under new management. The new owner, Wenjie Li, is continuing in the footsteps of the store’s previous proprietor, Nitan Patel, in offering such services as prepaid phone cards, Notary Public, shipping, copying, faxing and printing. The store also carries…

Weight-loss competition looking for big losers

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer Long Beach advocate and fitness expert Justin Rudd is looking for the biggest losers in Long Beach. The Long Beach Losers Team Challenge starts Wednesday, Aug. 1, with a weigh-in between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the boat launch on the beach at 1 Granada Avenue in Belmont Shore.

LB Golf Hall of Fame inducts 3 more

The Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame Committee announced recently that three people have been inducted into the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame. They are Rudy Duran, Gwen Hibbs and John Mansell. The Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame was created in 1996 to recognize those individuals who “had left their mark on golf…

Golf tourney benefits Special Olympics

The Long Beach Nordholm Classic golf tournament will take place Friday, August 3, at Recreation Park. The event is the annual fundraiser for the local chapter of the Special Olympics and all proceeds benefit local athletes. Some spaces are still available.

Bixby Knolls: Know your neighborhood

By Connie Wildasinn & Deanna Allensworth, Special to the Signal Tribune Long Beach is a mosaic of neighborhoods, with some of them well defined and well known, while others blend into nearby neighborhoods, leaving even the locals are unsure of the boundaries. But each is unique and individual with a special flavor all its own.

Found Theatre tears down fourth wall again in ‘Reunion’

By Cory Bilicko Entertainment Writer I usually don’t take a self-referential approach to writing a play review, but I think, in this case, it will better serve the occasion. When I first accepted the task of reviewing The Found Theatre’s Hell Valley High School Reunion, it was with some reluctance. Although no stranger to the…