Local vegetarian event to benefit animal sanctuary

The community is invited to celebrate International Vegetarian Day in Long Beach with art, music, and vegan food and beverages, all for a good cause. All proceeds from the third annual “Compassionate Cuisine” event in Long Beach, scheduled for Saturday, October 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., will go to Animal Acres farmed animal…

Excellent service sets La Vineria Italiana apart

By Vicki Paris Goodman Arts and Entertainment Editor La Vineria Italiana’s rather nondescript drive-by curb appeal doesn’t do it justice. The restaurant is quite attractive inside, with its minimalist architectural detail creating the perfect non-competing backdrop for some impressive features. For instance, a pristine metallic structure looms large in one corner of the wholly visible…

Long Beach Golf Learning Center begins program for children

The Long Beach Golf Learning Center’s new management team has approved and supported the LBGLC Junior Golf Program, which was started in early June 2008. Fabian Rivera, program and tournament director, and Brian Gonzales, professional golfer and program financial officer, have been working on the formation and improvement of this golf venture for local youths.

For job seekers with criminal record, expungement provides hope

BY CORY BILICKO Managing Copy Editor In an effort to provide citizens who have criminal backgrounds with windows to employment opportunities, the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network conducted an Expungement Education Workshop Wednesday, September 10 at the community center in the Sixth District’s McBride Park. The Network is a support system of organizations and government…

CSU Dominguez Hills begins campaign for lab funding

The California State University, Dominguez Hills School of Nursing has announced the launch of its Stock Our Skills (SOS) Lab Campaign to raise $250,000 to equip a new clinical nursing skills lab on campus that is scheduled to open in summer 2009. “The School of Nursing continues to expand its program offerings to address needs…

Sculptor’s monument honors victims of 9/11 tragedy

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer A sculpted monument adjacent to Signal Hill’s Discovery Well Park serves as a reminder of one of the most horrific events in America’s history. Seven years ago today, the unthinkable happened. A group of terrorists took over four jetliners, crashed two of them into New York City’s Twin Towers and…

Selfless Centerarian

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital hosted a 106th birthday celebration for long-time volunteer Karel Spak, who has volunteered for more than 47 years and has donated more than 21,139 hours to the hospitals. A group of 106 nursing students, patients, staff and fellow volunteers gathered to sing “Happy Birthday” and celebrate…

Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance celebrates anniversary

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer The Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its founding last Thursday evening. About 70 people attended the party, which took place in Pho America, the Vietnamese Restaurant at 1836 Pacific Avenue. While the occasion was mostly marked by smiling faces and remembrances of the accomplishing of…

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