Burglaries spur Bixby Heights residents to form neighborhood watch

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer *This is the first in a four-part series describing what is involved in forming a neighborhood watch group. People living in a normally quiet, safe neighborhood in the Bixby Heights area were alarmed to discover that several homes on their streets had been burglarized in the last three months. In…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart They say Long Beach’s Kevin Russell was a heck of a great guy. He was the over-the-top type of personality that turned heads when he entered a room. And his sense of humor– well, it was beyond funny. His friends could tell you stories about how he kept them entertained with his…

Hey, Old Dog

Submitted by Linda Nasbaum I was reminded of my old dachshund recently when a friend spoke about his. He talked about watching his 13-year-old dog try to get up and fail. I listened to his heartbreak as he described his longtime friend, a pooch so delightful his name is Happy. I saw the tears in…

LB Animal Care Services sponsors drive for safe, healthy chew toys

The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services receives many requests regarding ways to volunteer to help the animals at our shelter. Currently, Animal Care Services is promoting “A Toy for Each Animal” to improve health and wellness. Chew toys like the Classic Kong help keep animals’ minds and bodies engaged, leading to greater health…

USA Olympians make a visit to Courtyard Care

Members of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Water Polo Team visited Courtyard Care Center located in Signal Hill last month before heading to Beijing. They participated in a “meet and greet” with residents and staff, a question-and-answer session and a luncheon. At press time, the team had beaten Australia 9-8 in the semifinals and were heading…

Third annual “Plane Pull” raises $250,00 for Special Olympics

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer< /strong> Four hundred strong men and women on 20 different teams got together to take turns pulling a 153-foot, 158,000-pound Boeing 727 aircraft 25 feet down the tarmac at Long Beach Airport (LGB) last Saturday. The event, billed as the Third Annual Plane Pull, drew another 200 to 300 onlookers…

Source reduction: Another way to be Earth friendly

Courtesy of www.edcodisposal.com Source Reduction simply means reducing the amount of trash you generate by thinking before you act. We are facing the challenge of having too much trash. Most likely, you’re aware of this and are doing your part to recycle. Believe it or not, you are reducing your impact on our environment by…

Evergreen Group companies sponsor 2008’s ICB Marathon

Evergreen Group’s Evergreen Line and EVA Air are now both corporate sponsors of International City Racing’s 2008 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon. Evergreen Line is the named sponsor of the Kids 1-Mile Fun Run and EVA Air is giving Premium Laurel business-class tickets to the first-place male and female runners in the full Oct.…

Stage hypnotist Jon Bouvier to perform at Gaslamp

Professional hypnotist Jon Bouvier will perform his comedic and action-packed touring show “The Comedy Hypnosis Experience” starting Wednesday, August 27 at the Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar. “The real stars of this show are our volunteers who come from the audience”, Bouvier said. “They quickly and easily tap into the most creative, powerful, and fun-loving part…