A ‘Special’ Donation

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association recently presented a check for $5,000 to Special Olympics at last Tuesday’s Long Beach City Council meeting. Funding for the donation came from the Bixby Knolls Car Show and Dragster Expo.

SH on solid ground in spite of shifting economic sands

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The City of Signal Hill is in good shape financially despite the national housing slump and economic slowdown. Signal Hill City Manager Ken Farfsing brought that news to about 50 people who attended the annual State of the City Luncheon last Thursday. Sponsored by the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce,…

Gabelich, running for re-election unopposed, describes plans

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, who represents Long Beach’s 8th District, is running unopposed for her second term in office, but that doesn’t mean she’s resting on her laurels. “I got involved in the community because of concerns over serious issues,” she said. “We got a lot done in the last four…

Reminiscing

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Belmont Shore merchants prepare for Annual Chocolate Festival

The Belmont Shore Business Association (BSBA) is having its 4th annual Belmont Shore Community Chocolate Festival this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Described as a chocolate lover’s dream, the Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival is among the area’s most popular community events. Visitors have the opportunity to sample a delicious array of chocolate…

Scam Stoppers raises public awareness of fraud schemes

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Some thieves specialize in robbing elderly people. They use the U.S. mail, a telephone, or the Internet. Sometimes they knock on doors and even park close to banks. Whatever means they use, they aim to take advantage of unsuspecting seniors and often manage to take away their homes and their…

Boys & Girls Club finalists announced

LaRon Chapple of Jordan High School and Blake Curtis and Corryna Rankin, both of Cabrillo High School, have been named as finalists for the Youth of the Year Competition of the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach. The winner, who will go on to a statewide and possibly regional competition, will be announced at…

LAMBDA honors Long Beach women at banquet

On Sunday, Jan. 27, The Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club held its 26th Annual Human Rights Awards Banquet aboard the historic Queen Mary. They celebrated and honored outstanding members of the community who have demonstrated leadership, vision, and commitment to the mission of ensuring human rights. This year, the President’s Special Recognition Award was given…