Free phones available for hearing impaired

Roberta Smith, outreach specialist with the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), is the featured speaker for the February 12 meeting of Hearing Loss Association, Long Beach. Smith will be speaking on “Amazing Phones: Free!” for people who have difficulty hearing, seeing, moving, speaking, or remembering. She is also hard of hearing herself and shares many…

Bonnie Lowenthal to chair Aging, Long-Term Care Committee

Assembly member Bonnie Lowenthal was named chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care last week. “I’m very happy about this assignment,” said Lowenthal, D-Long Beach. “This is a very challenging policy area. The Baby Boom generation is fast becoming the Aging Boom generation, and we have to be ready for them.” Lowenthal…

Got an old TV to toss? Don’t kick it to the curb

by Cory Bilicko Staff Writer Who knew trash could be so complicated? During the Political Correctness movement of the ’90s, most of us became enlightened about recycling as we learned to conscientiously segregate paper, plastic and aluminum from the soiled coffee filters, contaminated raw-meat packaging and slimy mango peels that we were throwing out.

Releaf Efforts

Residents of all ages showed up and dug in last Saturday to help plant magnolia trees on Long Beach Boulevard. The event was organized by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, in conjunction with the City of Long Beach Department of Public Works, as part of the BKBIA’s “Beautify the Boulevard” program. Volunteers dug holes,…

Community e-waste recycling event scheduled for Bixby Knolls

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association and Electronic Waste Recycling are hosting an e-Waste Drive Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9am to 3pm at the North Division Police Substation (parking at Atlantic and Del Amo). Items collected include: monitors, CRT screens, plasma screens, televisions, LCD screens, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, microwaves, computer towers, stereo…

Around Town

e-WASTE MANAGEMENT The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association and Electronic Waste Recycling are hosting an e-Waste Drive Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9am to 3pm at the North Division Police Substation (parking at Atlantic and Del Amo). Items collected include: monitors, CRT screens, plasma screens, televisions, LCD screens, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, microwaves, computer…

LB Water Board issues alert on Southern California water supply

Long Beach’s Board of Water Commissioners has issued a new water supply alert for the City of Long Beach and southern California, due to: extremely weak precipitation and snow pack in the northern Sierra Nevada; an uneventful forecast for northern California watersheds, including new predictions of dry La Nina conditions forming in the Pacific Ocean;…

Letter to the Editor

Auto Awareness Over the past month, there have been a number of auto burglaries reported in the southern portion of the city, south of Willow Street to Pacific Coast Highway between Temple Avenue and Walnut Avenue. The auto burglaries are occurring mostly in underground parking garages located at apartment and condominium complexes. The suspect(s) have…

Volunteers needed for half hour of beach cleaning

Community Action Team is looking for volunteers for this Saturday’s monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanup in Long Beach. This is the 116th consecutive month for the cleanups. Schools, churches, clubs, businesses, organizations, individuals and families are encouraged to participate, and all ages are welcome. Since June of 1998, the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup has taken place every…

CSULB among top 50 best value colleges

California State University, Long Beach has been ranked among the top 50 best value public colleges in the nation by The Princeton Reviewwhich teamed up with USA Today to present its list of the 100 “Best Value Colleges for 2009.” The list was released Jan. 8. The Princeton Review selected the 100 institutions– 50 public…