Long Beach artists open their studios

Long Beach-based artists will open their studios for one day only on Sunday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ten artists will be inviting friends, colleagues, neighbors, and the public to see a diverse range of art works including paintings, mixed media constructions, artist’s books, prints, photographs, and sculpture. Participating artists include Sandy…

Collaborative show seeks to raise money for special program

The Travis Blue Foundation for the Arts, in conjunction with Tomas Viska, will host a collaborative artists premiere with an opening gala at the Underground Salon in Long Beach entitled Über. The engagement launches a special two-month showing to raise funds for a Southern California based fine arts program for developmentally disabled adults called Hope…

Red Cross warns: most people are not prepared

By Nick Diamantides, Staff Writer According to a recent survey, 79 percent of the people in the United States do not have the basic supplies they would need if a disaster struck in their community. “This is atrocious,” said Margaret Arbini Madonna, Red Cross public support officer. “People are not listening to us.” Arbini Madonna…

LAFD accepting safety training course applicants

The County of Los Angeles Fire Department along with the Signal Hill Police Department is still accepting applications to enroll in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course. In the case of a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may be too busy to fully meet the demands of the people. So people,…

Expansion Milestone

By Nick Diamantides, Staff Writer Miller Children’s Hospital celebrated a milestone in the construction of its new inpatient pavilion last Friday. The “topping off” ceremony, attended by about 100 people, marked the installation of one of the last steel girders on the building’s frame. Long Beach Vice Mayor Bonnie Lowenthal and State Senator Jenny Oropeza…

Las Brisas II fully occupied, schedules grand-opening celebration

By Nick Diamantides, Staff Writer Las Brisas II, an affordable housing complex in Signal Hill, was completed several months ago, and now families and seniors occupy all 60 units in the two, four-story buildings. Los Angeles Community Design Center (LACDC) and the City of Signal Hill have planned a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the…