Before Filling Up on Thanksgiving, Run It Off

Caption: Participants from the 2007 Turkey Trot Run/Walk The 6th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K/10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk will take place on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the Belmont Pool in Belmont Shore, two blocks east of the Belmont Pier. More than 4,000 runners and walkers are expected. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Community Action Team. Event T-shirts…

Mystery bookstore owner to share ‘Tall Tales’

Celebrated mystery maven Beth Caswell will reveal for the first time the hauntings and high jinx that took place at her award-winning mystery bookstore Sherlock’s Home in Long Beach. From flying teapots and leaping books to midnight windows, other-worldly apparitions and chilling supernatural sounds, she’ll tell it like it really was. For more than 15…

Pavement replacement on I-710 to continue

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will continue pavement replacement on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) at various locations along a nine-mile stretch from the San Diego Freeway (I-405) to Firestone Boulevard in the cities of Long Beach, Compton, Paramount, Lynwood and South Gate. The work will include seven extended weekend closures to replace deteriorated…

Descanso Gardens centers fun around pumpkin harvest

Descanso Gardens anticipates acres of family fun in a beautiful autumn landscape during its Pumpkin Roundup festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26. The activities will include: Boom Town! at Van de Kamp Hall: A one-stop destination for the entire family where visitors can: buy and decorate a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Decoratin’…

CSULB gets its first student triplets

When freshmen Alexia, Brea and Camry Boyd walked onto campus this fall at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), they became the first set of identical triplets to start taking classes at the same time in the university’s history. The triplets, 18, are all business management majors who want to own their own companies one…

Harbor Commissioners considering Victorville as internal port

Mayor Terry Caldwell of Victorville spoke before the Port of Long Beach (POLB) Board of Harbor Commissioners weekly meeting today and told the Commissioners an inland port is inevitable. “Victorville is the logical and ideal choice”, he said, and thanked them for unanimously voting today for a six-month feasibility study examining proposed sites in the…

William Eastman was a devoted volunteer, proprietor

Friendly, honest and fair, William Bernard “the Dood” Eastman was a supportive father, husband and local business proprietor. As the owner of A-1 Home Appliance, he earned a reputation as a trustworthy and likable employer. He passed away October 8 at the age of 92. Bill was born in Porterville, California, and grew up in…

Boy Scout Blitz

The Long Beach Area Boy Scout Council has just kicked off their annual Popcorn Blitz. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts all over Long Beach, Lakewood, Catalina and Bellflower are starting to go door-to-door or are staking their claims at the fronts of grocery stores selling popcorn to fund their scouting activities. In addition to selling…