New Corps officers announced at Long Beach Emblem Club

Long Beach Emblem Club #106 installed its new corps of officers on March 23 at the Bellflower Long Beach Elks Lodge 888. Sharon Eidinger, a former president, took over the gavel for the 2008-09 year. President Maggie Beck presided over the first portion of the event which closes out her term. She presented a plaque…

Commentary : The CCC Boys

Submitted by David Muraki, California Conservation Corps Before they became known as Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation, many of the young men who served in World War II were part of the Civilian Conservation Corps. They were the “CCC boys” who planted trees, built parks and trails and fought fires and floods.

Homeopathic Manufacturer Starts Project for Latina Mothers

Hyland’s, Inc., the nation’s oldest manufacturer of homeopathic medicines, and the National Council of La Raza/California State University, Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health have formed a health education project to provide expectant Spanish-speaking mothers in the greater Los Angeles area with culturally and linguistically relevant maternal and infant care information. The project will…

Spotlight on Advertisers : Curves womens fitness center

Curves women fitness centers in the Long Beach area have installed state-of-the-art “smart” equipment that gives users instant analysis and feedback during workouts. It customizes workouts based on body structure and endurance, adjusts each exercise machine’s intensity based on recent progression or regression, and monitors energy level and range of motion continuously to ensure achievement…

New interest shown for top-of-the-line gum disease treatment

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Several years ago, Dr. Robert Gregg, a Cerritos dental surgeon, and his colleague Delwin K. McCarthy developed a breakthrough procedure for treating gum disease— laser periodontal therapy (LPT). According to peer-reviewed journals their technique has a documented 90-percent success rate compared to a 70-percent failure rate for the old scalpel…

Old World vs. New World : What’s the Difference?

By Dave Solzman, owner, Delius Restaurant What are the major differences between “old world” and “new world” wines? Wine-producing countries can be broken into two major categories: old world, such as France, Spain, Italy, Germany and a handful of other European countries; and new world, which includes countries from both North America and South America…

Congrats, Long Beach PD Grads

After completing their “Run to the Sea,” a physical-fitness rite of passage before graduating, Long Beach Police Academy graduates rest on the beach. The seven-mile run begins at the academy at 7950 Carson St. and ends in Seal Beach.

Home addition plans spark neighborhood dispute on the hill

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer A couple’s plans to add decks and a “roundhouse” to their hilltop home and yard have put them at odds with some of their neighbors and their homeowners’ association. The dispute surfaced at last Tuesday’s Signal Hill Planning Commission meeting. Resentments were so strong that planning commissioners asked residents to…

Spotlight on Advertisers : Gaslamp Restaurant

Gaslamp Restaurant hosts Professionals Night every Thursday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, drawing for dinner for two/bottle of wine, wine tasting, and world-class jazz from the Frank Potenza Trio. The Gaslamp is located at 6251 E. PCH (at the corner of Loynes Drive) in Long Beach. Call (562)…