Long Beach Water Board calls for conservation measures

The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners has again called on southern California cities to implement more aggressive, permanent, extraordinary conservation measures in light of dismal new projections for critical in-state water supply reserves. According to Kevin Wattier, general manager of the Long Beach Water Department, “critical northern California reservoirs that provide communities throughout southern…

‘Of Mice and Men’ brought to life at LB Playhouse

By Vicki Paris Goodman Arts and Entertainment Editor With his classic drama Of Mice and Men, playwright John Steinbeck certainly provided all the expressive power and explosive emotion any theater’s production staff could ask for. And the Long Beach Playhouse has pulled out all the stops. On what is easily the most fantastic set of…

Red Cross gives safety education with kids summer camp

Emergencies aren’t fun, but for children, learning to deal with them can be. The Greater Long Beach Chapter (GLBC) of the American Red Cross is offering a two-day SAFE Kids Summer Day Camp that teaches life-saving skills to children ages 7 to 12. Taught by specially trained GLBC Staff and Youth volunteers, SAFE Kids’ lessons…

Swami of Origami

Children and adults will have the opportunity to learn the art of origami, or paper folding, from some of Southern California’s professional teachers and enthusiasts on Sunday, July 13, at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The 2008 Origami Festival, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m., will feature…

Momentum with an MOU gathered over SH recycling and solid waste facility

By E. Medosch Staff Writer On July 8, the Signal Hill City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with EDCO disposal corporation to build a solid-waste transfer station. The state-of-the-art facility would be located in Signal Hill’s West End, between California and Olive streets, south of Spring Street. The area…

New project aims to connect Bixby Knolls to the rest of LB

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Organizers of the Atlantic Avenue Corridor Project are hoping that Bixby Knolls and California Heights residents and businesses will soon have solid connections to organizations and customers from one end of the city to the other. The project is aimed at improving the quality of life and the business climate…

Reminiscing…

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Northbound Atlantic off-ramp still closed after six months

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Almost six months have passed since the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) closed the northbound Atlantic Avenue offramp on the 405 Freeway. The ramp is still closed, and it looks as if it will not reopen until October at the earliest. Caltrans closed the ramp on January 26 because the…