LB Playhouse teaches acting basics to 68 kids this summer

Long Beach Playhouse recently completed its Summer Youth Workshop for children. The workshop began 14 years ago to offer unique exposure to young people. Operations director Christa Svorinich, who developed the program, says it provides an environment for many types of children. “We usually have the artistic children who are naturals onstage and want to…

Green Dog Grill offers something for everyone

By Athena Mekis Contributing Writer When Steve Gregory worked at a nearby bar, he paid close attention and learned how to make people happy. As a result, his own business, the Green Dog Grill, has a rich, diverse atmosphere. The bar’s visual appeal comes from the neon beer signs which give the bar its mood…

A ‘Rae’ of light shines for Bixby pedestrians

Eighth District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich joined the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency to light a new traffic signal at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Marshall Place in Bixby Knolls on Tuesday, August 26 at 10 a.m. The Redevelopment Agency, under the leadership of the Long Beach City Council, has invested $400,000 for Bixby Knolls traffic…

Miller’s has patients seeing Angels

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher John Lackey didn’t have a “perfect game” no-hitter that particular week, but the patients at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach had the perfect day when he and Angels infielder Robb Quinlan stopped by for a visit. “It’s fun to come out here and interact with these kids,” Lackey…

LB Credit Union awards 30 student scholarships

Long Beach Schools Financial Credit Union has awarded scholarships to 30 students in Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos and surrounding communities. Each year LBS Financial encourages local area high schools, adult schools and community colleges to participate in its scholarship program by recommending students for an award. This year, 26 high school, two college and two…

Seniors especially vulnerable during economic downturn

Evidence is mounting that seniors are cutting everyday expenses to keep up with the economic downturn and, as a result, are putting themselves at risk. From skipping medications and meals to falling for financial scams and cancelling social outings, local eldercare experts warn families to be on alert and make sure seniors aren’t cutting too…

Drawing a Crowd

The Uptown Farmers Market celebrated its first birthday on Thursday, August 14. Eighth District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich was on hand to assist in drawing tickets for the opportunity drawing, in which fresh produce and a set of four lawn chairs were given out. Also helping out with the drawing was Milia Islam-Majeed, the new executive…

Dibs’ name to appear on November ballot in challenge to Richardson

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Nick Dibs, who is hoping to replace Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D-37th District), has collected enough signatures to have his name on the November ballot. Dibs had collected 12,637 signatures during his petition drive. Last week the Los Angeles County Registrar’s office verified 7,997 of those signatures- 218 more than Dibs…

Vacant Hill Street homes may soon have driveways, utilities

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Two vacant million-dollar homes on Hill Street in Signal Hill may soon have driveways, utilities and occupants. On Monday afternoon, the Long Beach Board of Examiners gave the new owner of the properties– Tarzana-based 6 Angels LLC– one month to show that progress is being made to obtain the necessary…

Reminiscing : August 21, 2008

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