Exhibit tonight to honor legacy of peacebuilders

An exhibit featuring photographs, videos and other information about Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda will kick off the 2009 season for Nonviolence Long Beach, which is part of an international 64-day grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and…

Puppy Bowl V offers alternative for non-football fans

For those not so interested in the Super Bowl, there’s an alternative: Animal Planet’s 5th Annual Puppy Bowl. The unique show will air at 3pm Sunday, Feb. 1, on Animal Planet. While the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers go helmet-to-helmet at Superbowl XLIII, “Pepper the Parrot” will kick-off the Puppy Bowl with a unique…

Food drive gets overwhelming response during unprecedented need

Volunteers Emily and Sam Parker deliver food to one of the local agencies participating in the food drive. The recent food drive organized by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Food Finders resulted in an overwhelming response from Long Beach residents. According to Food Finders’ founder Arlene Mercer, the organization collected 15,854 pounds of food…

Job opportunities available with Census Bureau

From February through March, the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network’s Career Transition Center will be hosting testing sessions for the United States Census Bureau. The Census Bureau will be testing for various full and part-time positions to be located at the Early Local Census Office in Long Beach. Salaries range from $11.75-$18.50 per hour depending…

LB man sentenced to 22 years for defrauding businesses

A Long Beach man, who purported to have a design business, compromised the accounts of more than 30 financial institutions, corporations, government and individual personal accounts, and caused losses to numerous retail businesses throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, has been sentenced to 22 years and four months in state prison and ordered to pay…

Around Town

BUILDINGS IN THE ‘BURBS The Historical Society of Long Beach is hosting a Suburban Architecture Exhibit with Contemporary Architects today beginning at 6pm at 4260 Atlantic Avenue. The program will include the slide show “A Celebration of Architecture in Long Beach” narrated by Jon Glasgow of Interstices. HSLB President Evan Anderson Braude and LB Heritage…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart The U.S. economic crisis took a back seat for a few hours on Tuesday as the world watched us swear in our 44th President. Hope seems to be the watchword as we embark on this new administration at the helm of our wonderful country. I’ve heard nothing but positive comments from friends,…

Commentary: Yes, I Sleep With My Dog

By Linda Nusbaum I guess I planned it. I knew the first moment I placed puppy Simon in the bed with me, it would become a lifelong habit. I was weak. I couldn’t say no to his darling face. His little dachshund body was so tiny, I could hold all of him in one palm,…

Nutrition Nuggets: Hot Trends Go Healthy

by Carol Berg Sloan RD Food and Nutrition Trends for 2009 include the desire for comfort foods……uh oh…chicken pot pie, rice pudding, ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, twice-baked potatoes..a dietitian’s nightmare. But these foods can provide comfort AND good nutrition. Making small changes will allow you to enjoy the tastes you remember without the fat…

Local mortuaries promote living through contest

Local funeral homes– the professionals who deal with death every day– are encouraging people to “Plan to Live.” Life is short, and one way to make it more enjoyable is to plan for the future now. To help spread that message, Simplicity Plan providers across the country are asking this question: “Life is short. What…