LBSC takes time for a Breath

The Long Beach Shakespeare Company proudly presents its third annual summer of New Writers’ Works, featuring Mellisa Miller’s Breath—an exploration in manipulation, dreamscapes, and hypnosis. Miller also wrote The Posthumous Affairs of Felson, Jones and Lordygan, last year’s critically-acclaimed new work.

Wine Tasting benefits Red Cross Disaster Relief

On Sunday, July 22, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Morry’s of Naples will sponsor a 90th Anniversary Summer Social Wine Tasting for the Greater Long Beach Chapter (GLBC) of the American Red Cross. For $45 a ticket, spend an afternoon in the newly renovated “backroom” wine bar at Morry’s and enjoy samplings of wonderful…

Success tastes sweet for Edible Arrangements couple

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer While sending roses may be sweet, a bouquet of chocolate dipped strawberries is sweeter still—literally. At least Carl and Veronica Billingsley believe so, which is why last May they opened their own location of the franchise Edible Arrangements in the Long Beach neighborhood of California Heights. Edible Arrangements creates enticing…

Seven Summit Scholar

For young adults newly graduated from high school, they say the sky is the limit, figuratively. Long Beach Poly graduate Samantha Larson seems to be testing that saying, literally.

LB reopens affordable housing complex

The City of Long Beach officially reopened the Linden Garden Court Apartments with a grand reopening ceremony Saturday. Linden Garden Court, a 24-unit rental rehabilitation project at Linden Avenue and East 64th Street is one of 12 properties being rehabilitated throughout the city by DECRO Long Beach, L.P.

Recall launched against Bixby beating trial judge Lee

By Bill Pearl, Special to the Signal Tribune Signature gathering began last month in Bixby Knolls in a recall launched against Superior Court Judge Gibson W. Lee, who adjudicated the cases of 10 juveniles accused in the Halloween night beating of three women. Setting up a small table with red, white and blue decorations…

LB Rotary recognized as ‘best’

Being number one isn’t always easy, but the Rotary Club of Long Beach was up for the challenge. On June 6 the club was one of two to receive the best club award out of 50 others in Orange County and Southeast Los Angeles County. The qualifications for the award were based on contribution to…

Thoughts From The Publisher : Our Dear Rose

By Neena Strichart Last week was a very emotional time for Steve and me. There had been little warning when our vet called to say that our beautiful greyhound Rose was in critical condition and needed to be rushed to an emergency animal hospital in Tustin. Wasting no time, Steve, Barbie (our friend/co-worker and resident…

A day in the life of a lawmaker

By Assemblymember Betty Karnette The alarm goes off at 6:30 a.m. and it’s up and at ’em. Limbering up is necessary and it’s usually stretch exercises on the floor after organizing myself to begin the day. I also try to use the gym if a breakfast meeting isn’t on the schedule. Since a legislator’s schedule…

Finding clues among the yearbooks

by George G. Morgan My cousin Penny loaned me the college yearbooks for her mother’s years at Brenau College-Conservatory in Gainesville, Ga., a while back. The name of the yearbook is Bubbles and the one I am browsing as I write this column is dated and copyright 1932. What a marvelous look into the past!