Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

By Christopher Anderson Age 11 In this corner, from Long Beach, California, weighing in at 75 pounds and standing 4 feet, 10 inches tall is Moises” Mighty Mo” Orozco. I interviewed 11-year-old “Mighty Mo” at DG Boxing, located at 5660 E. Pacific Coast Highway. While at the gym, I learned he started his career at…

Volunteers sought for 24th Annual Coastal Cleanup

The City of Long Beach is seeking volunteers to help clean up several sites in the city by participating in the 24th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. This year’s sites include: Pierpoint Landing, 200 Aquarium Way; Bluff Park, Ocean Blvd. between Cherry & Junipero St.; Alamitos…

LBFD’s swift water rescue team dispatched to Texas coast

On Friday, September 12, the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) swift water rescue team was attached to the Texas Task Force Rescue Team. With two squad leaders and their three four-man boats designated as Bravo squads 6,7 & 8, Los Angeles County, Austin, Longview, and Denton teams complete the Bravo Division. The teams from Stockton…

Final court ruling urges truckers to join air quality program

A U.S. District Court judge finalized a ruling Tuesday, September 9, refusing to halt the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program, which on October 1 will start improving the region’s air quality by banning the oldest, most polluting trucks. Judge Christina Snyder cited the program’s environmental and security requirements in dismissing a request…

Spotlight on Advertisers : Curley’s Cafe

Fiery Southern California-based blues-rock guitarist-vocalist Jay Gordon is back. After a brief hiatus, Gordon has emerged with a smokin’ hot new band and an upcoming area show at Curley’s Café, 1999 E. Willow Street in Signal Hill, on Tuesday, September 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. No cover. The Chicago-blues style axe slinger took…

Community meeting draws 55 people to Mirage Coffee House

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer About 55 residents came to a community meeting hosted by Eighth District Long Beach City Councilwoman Rae Gabelich on Saturday morning at the Mirage Coffee House near the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Bixby Road. While some came to hear updates on projects happening in Bixby Knolls and throughout Gabelich’s…

Steve Strichart named August Elk of the month

Stephen Strichart was born March 12, 1948, in Jackson Heights in Long Island, New York. He came to Long Beach when at age six and attended Tincher Elementary School, and then Hill Junior High School, where he was in the first graduating class to go all three years there. He went to Wilson High School…

Training for Community Emergency Response Team begins soon

The County of Los Angeles Fire Department in partnership with the Signal Hill Police Department is presenting a Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) training to the public. Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to fully meet the demand. People will have to rely on each other to meet…

Free fair to teach public how to avoid foreclosures

Homeowners are invited to attend a free, comprehensive Homeownership Preservation Fair on Saturday, September 20 to learn more about foreclosure prevention and homeownership preservation. The event will take place in the Long Beach Convention Center Grand Ballroom, on Pine Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Shoreline Drive, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration begins at…

Spotlight on Advertisers : FreeSpirit Yoga

FreeSpirit Yoga is planning its next Zen Mountain Center Retreat, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12. The total cost is $425 for 4 days/3 nights accomodations, vegetarian meals, meditation with zen monks, two yoga classes per day, hiking, relaxing and more. Massage and reiki will be available at an extra…