After-School Special

Photo by Artyom Yakovlev Story contributed by Jose M. Flores Last week, the Central Neighborhood Advisory Committee (CNAC) joined the YMCA project WRAP (Winners Reach Amazing Potential) in conjunction with City of Long Beach Neighborhood Services Bureau and Family Safety Initiative Bicycle Rodeo to bring an afternoon of fun and games to children at Burnett…

Councilwoman’s discussion about seeking public office shares legal advice, election logistics, warnings

Political consultant Traci Kittinger, Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, political/financial consultant David Gould, and Long Beach City Clerk Larry Herrera presented information on the legal matters, financial necessities, family issues, personal aspects and technicalities associated with running for public office in Long Beach. Story and Photo by Cory Bilicko Staff Writer In response to the…

City of LB makes sustainable plan available for public response

The City of Long Beach Draft Sustainable City Action Plan is available for public comment. The Sustainable City Commission, which advises the City Council on environmental issues such as buildings and neighborhoods, urban nature, transportation, water, energy, waste reduction and green economy and lifestyle, is responsible for creating a Sustainable City Action Plan.

LB to inaugurate Latin-American Parade, Festival this September

The Downtown Long Beach Associates has partnered with the Museum of Latin American Art to produce the first-ever Latin-American Parade & Festival in Downtown on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The event will begin with parade on Pine Avenue with floats, performers and organizations representing Latin-American countries and cultures. The parade will lead from Pine Avenue…

Community Emergency Response Team providing free workshop

Residents are invited to learn about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Long Beach at a free workshop on Monday, August 3, from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave. The workshop will be presented by Josh Johnson, CERT coordinator for the Long Beach Fire Department, and Eric Pieper, emergency…

Around Town

A FACTION OF ACTION The North Long Beach Community Action Group will be hosting its monthly meeting at the North Police Substation, 4891 Atlantic Ave., on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 2pm to 4pm. This is an open education meeting featuring the Committee of the 300 who host the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.…

Letters to the Editor

Hit the Road, Jackhammer Now that the repaving of Atlantic Avenue is complete, Bixby Knolls is trying to get back to normal. The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) has recently displayed new banners along Atlantic Avenue stating that BK is “open for business.” A formal reopening celebration will be planned when the contractors have…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart For a very short period in my life, I had the honor of working as a senior trip chaperone for the City of Signal Hill. I helped take reservations for the various outings and accompanied the folks on their bus trips. I LOVED my job. It gave me the opportunity to visit…

Local Goodwill to host its first free shredding event

Shred-4-Good, a new social enterprise of Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC), will host its first monthly Free Shred Day on Tuesday, August 4 from 8am to10 am. The first box is free, but each additional box is $5. The event is open to residents and businesses in the South Bay…

Art show to culminate five-week youth ambassador camp

The community is invited to support the local Youth Ambassadors program at a special event celebrating the arts on Friday, July 31 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Expo Building, 4321 Atlantic Avenue, in Bixby Knolls. The arts celebration will feature artwork created by Andy Street and Grisham Youth Ambassadors of North Long Beach. This…

In greening of Wrigley, new community garden opens its gates

Complementing the City of Long Beach’s redevelopment efforts to improve Pacific Avenue through the Wrigley Village Streetscape Project, the Wrigley Village Community Garden will soon begin its service to the area by offering a space for residents of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food. The garden, located at 2044…