Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Today is a very historic day in the eyes of our nation. This is the bi-centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. For me, this day is special for personal reasons. Today would have been my daddy’s 100th birthday. My dad, Alfred E. Posner, was proud to share his birthday with such a great…

After a life of giving to community, Bud Kilsby is remembered

Bud and Mary Ellen Kilsby Bud Kilsby died peacefully at Memorial Hospital on Sunday, February 1, 2009. He was a member of the First Congregational and the husband of Mary Ellen Kilsby, Senior Minister Emerita of the church. The South Coast Interfaith Council has expressed its gratitude for Bud’s invaluable contributions to interfaith work. He…

Virigina Country Club/Los Cerritos residents air concerns about increase in crime

By Carol Thompson Staff Writer Frustrated by a recent surge of burglaries, car break-ins and vandalism in their neighborhood, approximately 70 Viriginia Country Club/ Los Cerritos residents gathered last Thursday evening to address their concerns with representatives of the Long Beach Police Department and Eighth District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich. The neighborhood meeting was hosted by…

LB principal’s life remembered

By Brett Hawkins Writer Intern Thousands gathered in various areas at Wilson High School to celebrate the life of recently deceased co-principal Diane Brown last Wednesday. The attendance of the event was massive enough to overflow the auditorium’s maximum capacity. Brown was known by many as a teacher at McKinley, Grant, Twain, Gompers, and Whittier,…

Richard Rose named Elk of the Month

Richard D. “Rick” Rose has been selected as the Elk of the Month for the Bellflower Lodge No. 2003. Rose was born March 4, 1945, in Torrance. In 1962, he left high school with his mother’s permission and enlisted in the Navy, in which he served for three years. After the Navy, he worked as…

Dog beauty pageant to crown ‘Bull of the Ball’

Each year in Long Beach, bulldogs and their lovers gather to celebrate faces that some say only a mother could love. English bulldogs are the featured breed on Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Bulldog Beauty Contest event that organizer Justin Rudd says is the largest gathering of bulldogs in the world. In addition to the…

Suspects arrested in Bixby Knolls jewelry store robbery

Milana Jewelry Store in Bixby Knolls was robbed by tow armed men last week. Less than 10 hours later, the Long Beach Police Department arrested the men suspected of committing the crime. BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Early Wednesday morning, January 28, officers of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) arrested three suspects who were…

Around Town…..Calendar of Events

FROM RUSSIA WITH LIT The College of Liberal Arts at California State University, Long Beach will host the Fryodor Dostoyevsky Festival on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6–7, in the campus’ Karl Anatol Center. Admission is free. The festival opens Friday, Feb. 6, at 10am with remarks by Gerry Riposa, dean of the CSULB College of…

LB Red Cross chapter announces layoffs, cutbacks, reduced hours

Citing current economic conditions, the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross recently announced that effective February 1, the chapter will be closed to the public on Fridays at 4 pm and that they have laid off two staff members, reduced other full-time staff to part-time, and implemented an across-the-board salary reduction “It…