Aquarium seeks docents to share oceanic interest

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is now accepting applications for its annual docent training class to be held from Sept. to Dec. Docents guide children on 50-minute tours through the aquarium exhibit hall and give demonstrations on the beach. They provide information and conduct various activities relating to animals and plants of local tide pools, beaches, kelp…

From courtside to bedside

By Heather Posey, Staff Writer Street basketball players and members of the AND1 Mixtape Tour Escalade (far left), Baby Shack (center) and 8th Wonder (not shown) took a break from the blacktop to stop by and spend time with 16-year-old Juan Segura (right) and the kids of Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach Wednesday, Aug.…

Local boxer asks: Ready for some Mo?

While other kids were at Disneyland and playing at the beach hoping that summer never ends, Long Beach resident and child boxing star Moises “Mighty Mo” Orozco was busy traveling across the country competing against the elite boxers in his division. “Mighty Mo” started off his tour late June

She’s Sew Loved

By Heather Posey, Staff Writer The staff of Sunshine’s Hair Place in Long Beach put their work on hold Monday afternoon to have a luncheon at Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ in honor of their friend and fellow hair stylist, Krysti Miller, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Miller joined the Sunshine’s Hair Place in July…

Wilson gymnastics parents sue school

By Heather Posey, Staff Writer Parents and members of the Wilson High School gymnastics team assembled outside the Wilson High front entrance last Wednesday to protest the recent decision of the school administration to convert the gymnastics practice room into a weight room. Nearly 50 students, parents, athletes, and gymnastics supporters gathered to discuss the…

Salvation Army facing food crisis with near-empty pantry

By Heather Posey, Staff Writer In their attempt to continue to meet the needs of low-income families in Long Beach, The Salvation Army is asking the public to assist with its need of supplying the rapidly depleting food pantry. The Salvation Army’s food pantry serves as a safety net for low-income residents and families. “We…

Surf Bus may take Long Beach kids to beaches next year

By Nick Diamantides, Staff Writer If three Long Beach City Councilmen have their way, starting next summer a “surf bus” may offer free rides to supervised beach activities for Long Beach youth. The councilmen—Patrick O’Donnell, Dee Andrews and Val Lerch—brought their idea to the full city council last week.

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart, Publisher Lately I’ve been meeting a lot of folks who don’t like their jobs or are retired and bored. I don’t believe it’s the size of the paycheck that is creating the unhappiness—or just the lack of something to do—but rather a lack of passion in their lives. Looking back, I realize…

MacArthur receives finance award

By Heather Posey, Staff Writer Dennis MacArthur, director of finance for the city of Signal Hill, was recently awarded the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), a nonprofit professional association that serves approximately 16,000 government finance professionals.