New Hobby for the Lobby

The gift of music was presented to patients at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach in the form of a brand new Lurgenstein upright player piano. Not only is the piano equipped with “piano force”–a system that allows keys to move without human touch–it also has an internal hard drive that stores music. The remote-controlled…

Despite protests, city takes steps forward with new SHPD headquarters

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer In spite of objections from Fantasy Castle, during its July 22 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council took the next step toward building a new police department headquarters. The council voted unanimously to change the zoning designation of the site upon which the facility will be built. The council also…

Andrews v. Saafir election campaign investigation continues

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer About three months ago, the City of Long Beach initiated an investigation into the behind-the-scenes campaign strategies used by two people who tried to help Ahmed Saafir in his bid to unseat incumbent 6th District Long Beach City Councilman Dee Andrews in the April 8 municipal election. Formal charges have…

Reminiscing

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LBPD encourages public to partake in Neighborhood Watch

More than 40 million crimes are committed every year, and the number continues to increase. There cannot be a law enforcement officer on every corner, so citizen involvement is crucial to combat this social crisis. By cooperating with each other and the police, people can help fight crime in their communities in the most effective…

Endangered blue whales lingering in waters west of LB

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Blue whales– the largest animals known to have ever existed on Earth– are regular residents of the waters just a few miles west of Long Beach. On July 17, the Aquarium of the Pacific chartered a boat to take news media representatives to the area where the whales are feeding.…

Nonprofit offers free repairs to elderly, disabled, low-income residents

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer For the past 16 years, nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together Long Beach (RTLB) has undertaken renovations, free of charge, to the homes of local low-income residents and the buildings of other nonprofit groups. “Our organization has provided the Long Beach community over $2.2 million worth of volunteer labor, in kind donations…

Sundance airs season 2 of It’s Not Easy Being Green

It seems as if everyone’s going green, but for most people that means recycling, buying environmentally friendly products and maybe driving a hybrid vehicle. However, at least one family is taking “green” to another level. On Tuesday, July 29 at 9 p.m., Sundance Channel will present the U.S. television premiere of season two of the…

LB Gas, Oil Department preps for PCH pipeline improvement

The Long Beach Gas and Oil Department (LBGO) and their contractor ARB Inc. will begin the Pacific Coast Highway natural gas pipeline improvement project with construction starting July 21 and finishing in December. The project will extend from Long Beach Boulevard to Loma along PCH with a number of side branches. The project will improve…

Long Beach PD trades in its blue to go green

The Long Beach Police Department has added 10 Toyota Priuses to its fleet and will be replacing additional vehicles in the fleet with Priuses as older vehicles are routinely retired. The Toyota Prius is a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle with a four-cylinder engine and self-charging battery. The hybrid system requires less gas than an ordinary car…

Sweet Treasures Home shares 10 tips for getting green

Submitted by Sweet Treasures Home Shop Locally. When you shop locally you’re doing your community and your environment a favor. You will support your local retailer and decrease the environmental cost from shipping and car emissions. You will also save money by not using as much gas. Buy Vintage. Buying vintage and secondhand is great…

What is a wine tasting … really?

By Dave Solzman, Owner, Delius Restaurant I am frequently asked by customers to put on a “wine tasting” for their private party here at the restaurant or sometimes when we cater at their homes. On face value, this sounds like a simple enough request and something that is right up my alley. In theory it…