Memoir details wine connoisseur’s travels to Italy in Passion on the Vine

Paula Moulton has lived enough life for several people. She is sharing her unique story of struggle, despair, hope and triumph through her insightful memoir and wine making guide Seasons Among the Vines: Life Lessons from the California Wine Country. Moulton’s poignant memoir is part manual on natural grape farming techniques that inspires readers outside…

Nonprofit gets grant to train youth for workforce

Accord Community First, a nonprofit organization, has been awarded a $520,000 grant from Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network to provide educational training for youth 18 to 21 within the utility and retail industries. Based upon industry focus groups, conversations with utility employers and research, Accord Board Chairman Larry Uyeda said, “Over the next three to…

Blythe Spirit spoofs the occult and its believers

By Vicki Paris Goodman Arts and Entertainment Editor The Long Beach Playhouse’s new production of Noel Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit is a chuckle a minute…at least. A scathing yet good-hearted spoof on the occult, and presumably those who attempt to mess around with it, the play pokes fun at the afterlife and makes no excuses…

Queen Mary to host Art Deco Festival

The Fourth Annual Queen Mary Art Deco Festival aboard the historic ocean liner is scheduled for Labor Day weekend, August 29–September 1, 2008. The festival, which premiered in 2005, is being presented by the Queen Mary in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event will benefit the preservation efforts…

LB Heritage to meet in historic buildings

Long Beach Heritage will host its annual meeting and reception at two historic downtown buildings from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. The meeting will begin in the vintage lobby of the Farmers and Merchants Bank main branch at 302 Pine Ave. Built in 1922 in the classical style, the downtown F&M’s…

Cabrillo Aquarium invites public to beach clean-up, garden workday

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites the public to participate in its monthly beach clean-up and native garden workdays on the first Saturday of each month. Volunteers learn about shoreline habitats and the coastal sage scrub native plant community, while discovering the benefits of protecting these environments. The collective effort of volunteers who spend two hours removing…

Rancho Los Cerritos offers program to teach youth about Old California

Limited space is still available for “Rancho Summer Adventures,” an engaging and educational program for children on summer vacation. Participants will learn about life in Old California through historic crafts, hands-on activities, games and stories. Historically themed programming will focus on daily life at the ranch. Some of the topics they will explore are the…

SHPD to host an evening of fun with National Night Out

The Signal Hill Police Department’s 5th Annual National Night Out, sponsored by Target, will take place on Tuesday, August 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Reservoir Park in Signal Hill. This is part of a nationwide event that encourages communities to join in partnership with police departments across the country in an attempt…

Bixby Knolls…Start Your Engines

The streets of Bixby Knolls in Long Beach came alive on Saturday, July 12 with more than 10,000 people walking up and down Atlantic Avenue. Throughout the day, the roar of the 16 vintage top-fuel dragsters, 150 show cars, and the rockin’ sounds of Party Jones made Bixby Knolls one big party zone. Standouts in…

EDCO’s solid waste transfer solution offers truckloads of benefits

By E. Medosch Staff Writer Detailed plans are taking shape for a facility to be located on the dusty fields known as Signal Hill’s West End. EDCO Disposal Corporation (doing business as Signal Hill Disposal) has proposed a 62,000 square-foot enclosed solid waste transfer station on a 3.5-acre parcel located between California and Olive avenues…