Historical Society to host panel discussion of LB architecture

The Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB), 4260 Atlantic Avenue, is hosting a panel discussion on the topic “Celebrating Architecture: The Past, Present and Future of Development and Architecture of Long Beach” Thursday, November 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Panelists will include: Jan Ostashay, City of Long Beach historic preservation officer; Amy Bodek,…

New Animal Care Services Bureau manager selected

After conducting a national search to find a manager to lead the Animal Care Services Bureau, Ronald R. Arias, director of the Department of Health and Human Services, has announced the appointment of John P. Keisler as manager of the Animal Care Services Bureau. Keisler has been the acting business manager for the Animal Care…

LBPD cracking down on buckling up

The Long Beach Police Department will be aggressively enforcing the state’s occupant protection laws as part of California’s 2008-09 “Click It or Ticket” mobilization, taking place November 17–30, 2008, and May 18–31, 2009. The campaign relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help California achieve the highest seat belt use rate…

SH Parks Commission approves park needs study

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Last week, the City of Signal Hill moved one step closer to producing a master plan detailing park development for the next decade. On Wednesday evening (November 5) the Signal Hill Parks Commission unanimously approved the findings and recommendations of a consulting firm that was commissioned by the city to…

SHPD to prepare public for emergencies

The Signal Hill Police Department will be hosting an emergency preparedness fair, highlighting the importance of emergency awareness in the event of a major disaster, such as a significant earthquake. The event will take place on Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jessie Nelson Circle. The police department will be joined…

LBFD official describes operations to WANA crowd

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer (above) Long Beach Fire Department responds to a reported scuba diving accident last Saturday. If your house catches fire in the middle of the night, or if you or a loved one suffer a sudden life-threatening medical condition, it’s good to know that by simply pressing 9-1-1 on your phone,…

Around Town

GIVE IT A COLLEGE TRY Long Beach City College Spring 2009 class schedules are now available. LBCC has new facilities, including learning resource centers, an Aviation and Automotive Center, and a Child Development Center. For class schedules, visit www.lbcc.edu or pick one up at either campus bookstore. Classes begin January 12. Call (562) 938-4353.

Reminiscing

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Thoughts from the Publisher

by NEENA STRICHART I hear a lot of talk these days about the future of newsprint. Some folks are convinced the medium is all but dead and are just sure we will all be perfectly satisfied with online media resources. The notion scares the heck out of me, and not just for personal business reasons.…

Commentary: A Public-Private Health Care Partnership

By Douglas E. Schoen A recent poll from CBS News found that the tightening economy is forcing people to make some tough choices. Alarmingly, these kinds of decisions are spilling over into an area where they don’t belong– health care. More than one in three Americans is delaying care. Around 30 percent are skipping screenings,…

LB Mayor Foster appoints new Harbor commissioner

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announced this week that he has appointed Susan Wise to the city’s Harbor Commission. “Susan will be a great addition to the Harbor Commission,” said Foster. “Her intellect, experience and problem-solving skills will be invaluable as she participates in the decisions that will greatly impact the Port of Long Beach.”