Demands at local food bank continue to rise

Lisa Hoffmaster attaches a wooden dog cutout to Food Finders’ entry for the “Woof and Roof” doghouse decorating contest, one of the ways the nonprofit is trying to raise money to meet demands. by Carol Thompson Special to the Signal Tribune For the past 19 years, Food Finders, a multi-regional food bank, has been welcomed…

Councilwoman Gabelich sponsors drive for Food Finders

An increasing number of Long Beach families are relying on food banks this year, and supplies are short. Councilwoman Rae Gabelich is asking residents to join with local businesses and participate in the 8th District Canned Food Drive in support of Food Finders. Donate non-perishable and canned food items at any of the following sponsor…

Course in Commandments

Cub scouts, boy scouts and girl scouts participated in the Boy Scouts of America Long Beach Area Council’s 2nd Annual 10 Commandments hike on Friday, Nov. 28 in Belmont Shore. The goal of the hike is to learn about the diversity of different religions and how they practice or interpret the 10 commandments. More than…

Mortuary to match dollars for toy, food drive

This year McKenzie Mortuary will continue its tradition with its 15th Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive, but with a twist. This year every toy, food or monetary donation brought to McKenzie Mortuary from December 1 through December 22 will be matched dollar for dollar by McKenzie Mortuary (not to exceed $10,000) and all proceeds…

Daisy Lane parade ushers in holiday festivity

By Brett Hawkins Staff Writer Santa Claus is just one of many public figures that will be appearing at the 55th Annual Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade on Saturday, December 13. Joining Saint Nick will be Long Beach mayors– past and present– serving as the grand marshals. This includes Long Beach’s current mayor, Bob…

Around Town

A HOLIDAY TIME CAPSULE Step back in time to Christmas 1850 at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site as you explore holiday traditions and life in early California with the Temples, their guests and ranch workers. Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road, will host Christmas Candlelight Tours: Navidad in Early California Friday, December 5 and Saturday,…