Tea party raises money for YMCA summer camp

On Sunday, March 16, the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, along with Long Beach councilwoman Rae Gabelich, hosted a tea party to benefit the Fairfield Family YMCA’s “Send Kids to Camp Program” at Elise’s Tea Room in Bixby Knolls. The 50 guests, donning hats and gloves, were treated to a menu of salad, scones, finger…

Fusion Art exhibit showcases CSULB

The departments within the College of the Arts at CSULB come together for the first time to present an explosive evening of entertainment in “Fusion.” “Fusion” takes the college’s diverse arts for a night out on the town on Saturday, March 22 at 6 p.m., offering creations by art, graphic design, dance, music, film and…

Aquarium presents month-long course on environmental, sustainability issues

The Aquarium of the Pacific invites residents to get the inside scoop on pressing environmental issues while exploring solutions with leading experts at their California and Sustainability Course, which kicks off Wednesday, April 9. From the water crisis to alternative approaches for dealing with global climate change, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s California and Sustainability…

Olive Court is in Session!

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Low- and moderate-income families and individuals now have the opportunity to buy a condominium in Long Beach. The condos are for sale at Olive Court, a project recently completed by the City of Long Beach and Livable Places, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit corporation. The 68,000-square foot complex is on the…

Local Iraq Veterans Against the War heading to Washington, D.C.

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Starting today, about 300 members of a group calling itself Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will spend three days in Silver Spring, Maryland, explaining why they are urging the immediate withdrawal of United States combat troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. The event, dubbed the Winter Soldier Project, is modeled…

Parents, businesses pitch in for the arts

Newly formed non-profit organization Project Oasis, Los Cerritos Elementary School and local business owners are teaming up to find creative ways to fund important school programs. The first project will be a benefit concert, “The Spring Fling,” on Friday, March 21. Seating is limited in the school’s auditorium so two shows will take place, one…