Wilson High student receives amateur radio scholarship

David Strachan-Olson The Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach (ARALB) Scholarship Committee has selected David Strachan-Olson as the 2009 recipient of its $250 Hal Nahmen Scholarship. Strachan-Olson is a student at Wilson High School where he is preparing for a career in electrical engineering. He has been accepted as an intern at both Boeing and…

Local students take stage in theatre’s outreach program

The Garage Theatre’s 3rd Annual Education Outreach Program, Cindy & Peter and Edward & Alice, written and directed by Garage Theatre board member Amy-Louise Sebelius, is a lighthearted, whimsical romp through a fairytale world where everything is not as it seems. Local students, given the opportunity to create art under the context of a professional…

Fairfield YMCA revives its Youth in Government program

Edith Suarez, Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud, Youth Delegate Genesis Mora, youth delegate Steve Ramos, youth delegate Scott Baker, youth delegate Amanda Hoskinson, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach Alan Hostrup, California Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, City of Long Beach Vice Mayor Val Lerch, 35th Governor of California George Deukmejian, Fairfield…

Budget crisis pushes school to cut paper use

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern It is white, made from trees, makes great airplanes, and is in dwindling supply at Long Beach’s Jackie Robinson Academy. In response to state budget cuts, the administration at the combined elementary and middle school has decided to reduce the amount of paper it consumes. Teachers are using new paper-saving…

Architectural heritage walking tour returns

After a nearly two-year hiatus, Long Beach Heritage is once again offering its Long Beach Walking Tour program to educate about the city’s rich architectural heritage and help foster preservation advocacy. The first tour will take place on Saturday, June 27 at 10am, beginning at Third Street and The Promenade, next to the “Recreation in…

LB to receive $8 million for transit capitol improvements

Congresswoman Laura Richardson (37th District) announced last week that the City of Long Beach will be among the Los Angeles County recipients to receive more than $8 million in federal grant funding for transit capitol improvements. The grants were made available through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assistance programs and authorized by the American Recovery…

Around Town

GET OUTTA HERE! The Wrigley Association and Grace Lutheran Preschool are sponsoring Parents’ Night Out on Friday, June 19. Parents can go out from 6pm to 10pm knowing their kids (aged 3 to 10) are in the licensed, safe environment at Grace Lutheran Preschool, 245 W. Wardlow Rd. Pizza, snacks, movie and lots of supervision.…

Signal Hill City Council approves $33.2 million deficit budget, raises fees

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer During its Tuesday night meeting, the Signal Hill City Council unanimously approved next year’s city budget. “The proposed Fiscal Year 2009-10 Operating and Capital Budget totals $30,696,438 in revenues and $33,251,571 in appropriations for all city funds resulting in a budget deficit of $2,555,134 for all funds,” said Maida Alcantara,…

Thoughts from the Publisher

With the economy down and unemployment up, small businesses are really suffering. One way we have kept moving forward is by taking advantage of opportunities to host interns. Through the years we have taken on a number of interns. Our first group of “kids” was from Millikan High School. They were such go-getters that we…

Letters to the Editor

Thank you, but… Thank you very much for sending your editorial intern to our facility at Oasis Lakewood last week. Steven came to interview our director Kit Katz and find out more about our existing programs, and Active Generations, the new health-oriented program that will start in October. In the header of the article, it…

Cal Rep moving to new home aboard Queen Mary

California Repertory Company will take up residence in the Royal Theatre aboard the Queen Mary this fall. “The elegant, refined glory of the Queen Mary combined with the vibrant exciting aesthetic of Cal Rep is sure to produce a thrilling synergy and an invigorating theatrical experience for our audiences,” said Joanne Gordon, Cal Rep’s artistic…