Sew Fabulous!

The Grace Brethren Church was in love this past month when it had its special craft show entitled For the Love of Quilts. Each Sunday the church’s lobby was filled as congregants and guests browsed through the 67 handmade quilts and sewn items.

SH: City budget in good shape; auto mall expansion explored

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The news presented during the Feb. 26 Signal Hill City Council meeting was good. Even with the present downturn in the economy, the city budget is in the black. In fact, the council expressed its confidence in the city’s financial health by agreeing to begin investing in the expansion of…

Bixby businesses stay open for art, music on First Fridays

Businesses are gearing up for the next First Fridays event of Long Beach, scheduled for Friday, Mar. 7. As the monthly event continues to evolve, First Fridays veterans such as Nino’s Italian Restaurant, Four Olives Café, THOR Antiques and FreeSpirit Yoga continue to showcase art and entertain guests with live music, new businesses are jumping…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart I love to read and always have. I remember the little shelf unit in the bedroom of my youth being chock full of books ranging from the full set of “My Book House” to picture books of nursery rhymes and Bambi, as well as books sent to me from New York by…

Communiqué from Rae

By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member I’ve spent the better part of this rainy day doing a bit of early spring cleaning that led me to enjoying numerous photo albums that highlighted my entire life.

Ongoing film forum shows Old Hollywood’s golden age

As the spring semester reaches its halfway point, the Long Beach School for Adults reminds the public that it’s not too late to check out its weekly Friday Film Forum. Each and every Friday evening, the adult school screens classic cinema in a relaxed, friendly format and includes short subjects, cartoons and conversation at their…

Emblem Club hosts 50th charity fashion show

The Long Beach Emblem Club presented its annual fashion show last Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Golden Sails Restaurant. Fashions were modeled by members of the club and relatives who strolled between the colorful tables showing off the outfits, which were provided by Specialty Boutique of Hemet.

St. Mary awards grants

“Charity begins at home and spreads abroad” is certainly a tenet that St. Mary Medical Center and its parent company Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) embraces. For the past 10 years, St. Mary has contributed funds along with other CHW hospitals and awarded grants to nonprofits who are working to improve the health and quality of…