Horticulture sale to feature thousands of plants

Numerous types of plants will be for sale at the Long Beach City College Horticulture Club’s event. Thousands of plants will be on sale April 8 – 11, from 9am to 6pm as the Long Beach City College Horticulture Club presents the 37th Annual Open House and Plant Sale in the Horticulture Gardens of the…

‘Glory of Easter’ coming to Crystal Cathedral

“The Glory of Easter” will include more than 200 volunteer and professional actors. “The Glory of Easter” will make its 2009 debut inside the Crystal Cathedral on Thursday, April 2 and will continue through Sunday, April 12. Filled with drama, song and pageantry, the theatrical performance presents state-of-the-art special effects, live animals, flying angels, trumpeters,…

Aquarium to host beach clean-up, garden workday

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites the public to participate in its monthly Beach Clean-Up and Native Garden Workdays on the first Saturday of each month. Volunteers learn about shoreline habitats and the coastal sage scrub native plant community, while discovering the benefits of protecting these environments. The collective effort of volunteers who spend two hours removing…

Two-wheeled Crime Fighters

Neighbors from the Gardenia/Rose Avenue Neighborhood Association in North Long Beach hosted a fundraiser last November to raise money to purchase bicycles for the Long Beach Police Department’s North Division bike patrol. “After a neighborhood meeting with North Division Commander Billy Quach last fall, the neighbors decided to hold a fundraiser to raise money for…

Gabelich community meeting focuses on street repairs, budget woes, crime

Long Beach Police Sergeant Steven Petersen (left) told residents that North Division police have increased their success rate in arresting burglary suspects. By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Another well attended “community coffee” proved once again that North Long Beach residents are interested in communicating with elected officials on issues pertaining to their neighborhoods. The “coffees”…

Joseph Borra named Elk of the Month

Joseph D. Borra was chosen as Elk of the Month for February at B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 888. Born December 16, 1936, in Santa Monica, and raised and raised in Culver City, he attended St. Augustines Catholic School and graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

Local volunteer chorale conquers Handel and Mendelssohn

By Cory Bilicko Entertainment Editor Celebrating its twentieth year of bringing diverse music to the community, the all-volunteer Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra performed last Saturday night a splendid rendition of G.F. Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum and Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Los Altos United Methodist Church.

Around Town

CAPTIONS CAPTURED Hearing Loss Association, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter is a support group offering education on coping skills and resources to help survive in a hearing world. HLA meets at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, in Lakewood. Admission is free. Reservations are not necessary. Today’s…

Economic recession delaying some Signal Hill developments

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer The national economic recession has slowed down the progress of development in Signal Hill. New projects continue to move forward, but some of them will take much longer to complete than was originally envisioned. Recently, Gary Jones, Signal Hill’s director of community development, told the Signal Tribune what was going…