Elks honor husband/wife team

Husband and wife Don and Pat Chovanec have been named September’s Elks of the Month. Initiated into the Bellflower-Long beach Lodge No. 888 B.P.O. Elks in 2006, Don and Pat have become the people that will do most anything asked of them.

Doggone Heroes

By Heather Posey Staff Writer It’s a Grind co-owners Louise Montgomery and Marty Cox took the morning off from their growing coffee chain to honor canine heroines Ashley and Courtney Chase last Thursday. The pair rescued their neighbor’s dog Toby, a Shih Tzu who nearly drowned to death by the hands of owner Casey Purser,…

Come Saturday, it’s ‘Lights Out’ for Long Beach

The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously last week to declare “Lights Out Long Beach” urging people throughout the city to switch off all nonessential lights for one hour on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and to replace one incandescent light bulb with one compact fluorescent light bulb.

LB Port shows its green side

By Heather Posey Staff Writer Long Beach residents were seeing Green last Saturday at the Port of Long Beach’s Green Port Fest, a day-long event revolving around environmental safety and ocean cleanliness. From harbor tours to train rides and information booths, families traveled by the busload to the Port, eager to fill their complimentary reusable…

WANA meeting focuses on environmental quality along LB freeway

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Support is slowly building for plans to improve the quality of life for West Long Beach residents—including regulations that would force the trucking industry to reduce the amount of toxic diesel particulates it spews into the neighborhoods adjacent to the Long Beach (710) Freeway. Proof of that support was evident…