Haunted house? Or just re-possessed?

Photos and story by Cory Bilicko Staff Writer Few mortals are aware of the spooky little castle that sits ominously in Long Beach’s Wrigley neighborhood. Perhaps the skeletons and decapitated heads shock those who do pass by into a state of apoplexy, or maybe it’s the moat that keeps them away. The strangest attribute of…

Work begins on Rosie the Riveter Park, interpretive center

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Gerrie Schipske’s dream of having a city park that pays perpetual tribute to the women who worked in America’s factories during World War II leaped toward reality on Monday morning, when Schipske, who is the 5th District Long Beach City Councilwoman, and several other dignitaries, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony…

Health department issues info on fleaborne typhus

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is alerting the public about fleaborne typhus, a disease transmitted by fleas. Since July 2009, eight cases of fleaborne typhus have been reported among Long Beach residents throughout the city– an increase over previous years. All of the reported cases had potential…

Signal Hill achieves significant reduction in water usage

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Signal Hill’s residents and businesses have learned how to use less water. In fact, from July through September 2009, water use dropped by 9.47 percent compared to the average annual water demand for the three previous years. Joshua Rosenbaum, public works management analyst, said that decrease is very impressive considering…

Around Town

LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR The North Long Beach Community Action Group will have its monthly meeting at the North Police Substation, 4851 Atlantic Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 2pm to 4pm. The Neighborhood Resource Center will be presenting information regarding their function in the community with the neighborhood leadership program NUSA. Call (562) 428-7710.…

Dance, comedy, musical performances highlight month at Cerritos Center

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive in Cerritos, has announced an eclectic array of performances for Nov., offering diverse musical, dance and comedy shows. Ticket prices range from $21 to $70 and may be purchased by calling (800) 300-4345. —————————————– Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3pm Three-time Grammy-winning ensemble the San…

Halloween Haunts

Spooky Happenings Around Town WHERE’S LINUS? The Pythian Youth Foundation of California is operating a pumpkin patch on the corner of 49th Street and Long Beach Boulevard through October 31 to raise funds to help send children to camp. BOO! Averyboo Arts, 3908 Atlantic Ave., will celebrate Halloween with fun for the little ones on…

Hendricks appointed commander of LBPD North Division

The Long Beach Police Department has announced the appointment of Commander David Hendricks as the new commander of the Long Beach Police Department’s North Division. Hendricks was hired by the City of Long Beach in 1992 as a part-time dispatcher for the Marine Patrol, while completing his studies in criminal justice at California State University…

Neighborhood Foundation makes donation to Robinson Academy for academic-support program

The Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation this week donated $650 to Jackie Robinson Academy to support the school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, an in-school academic support program for grades four through 12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success. Gavin McKiernan, the President of the Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation’s board of directors, presented…