LB Museum of Art to present free Children’s Cultural Festival

All the museum’s galleries will be open to the public free of charge during the festival. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Long Beach Museum of Art’s Children’s Cultural Festival, a free, day-long celebration which will take place on Sunday, May 3 from noon to 4pm. The Festival showcases performing artists and art-making…

Thoughts from the Publisher

I am a creature of habit. I pretty much take the same route to and from work every day. My choice of television shows and music are rather repetitious. Even my menus are predictable. Yet, once in a while I get a yen to do something different– to be adventuresome. Although the spirit doesn’t strike…

Letter to the Editor

I would like to thank Long Beach and specifically the residents of the First District for placing their trust in me and our campaign. I look forward to facing the challenges that confront us and to bring a new approach to leading our great city. Thank you¬– I won’t let you down. The question I…

Commentary: Keeping Up Appearances

By Council member Val Lerch 9th District, Long Beach With an increase in vacant houses (some of them in foreclosure) and less money in the City budget than ever, Code Enforcement is pushed to the limit trying to keep up with unsightly properties. I would like to thank those of you in the Ninth District…

CSULB receives grant for stem cell research training

Two California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) professors have been awarded a $1.337 million grant in support of stem cell research. The grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) will allow students to participate in stem cell research in California and in the translation of this technology to regenerative medicine options for patients.

St. Mary physician appointed to Commission on Cancer

Dr. Heilbron, Jr. will be an integral part of cancer research and programs among a national network of more than 1,600 volunteer physicians. Mauricio Heilbron, Jr., MD, a trauma surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center, recently received a three-year appointment as a cancer liaison physician from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. As…

Exec announces retirement from Boy Scouts

Lee Martin, a Vietnam veteran, served as a public school teacher before working for the Boy Scouts. Lee Martin, scout executive for the Long Beach Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, has announced his retirement, effective May 1. Martin has served the Long Beach Area Council for more than 10 years. Prior to arriving in…

LB Transit to make museum-going easier this summer

From June 2 through August 30, Long Beach Transit express bus service to a variety of local museums will depart from the Transit Information Center on the Long Beach Transit Mall, with direct service to a different venue six days a week (excluding Mondays). Customers can avoid traffic while traveling in air-conditioned comfort to Southern…

CSULB to get colorful with family-oriented festival

The Kaleidoscope Festival attracts more than 30,000 people each year. The Kaleidoscope Festival, one of Southern California’s most popular family-oriented celebrations since 1985, will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 11am to 5pm at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Admission and parking are free. This colorful and diverse annual event attracts more than…

League of Women Voters seeking nominees for Democracy award

The League of Women Voters, Long Beach Area is soliciting nominees for its second annual Making Democracy Work Award. The League of Women Voters celebrates community leaders– individuals who have envisioned a way to improve the community and have mobilized others to work with them to effect a change that has benefited the broader community.…

SH to help residents with spring cleaning

The City of Signal Hill and Signal Hill Disposal will help make the chore of spring-cleaning a bit easier for residents. Free of charge, during the week of April 20-24, Signal Hill residents will be able to set out bulky items at the curb for collection. Bulky items include items that are too large or…