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BEAT THE RUSH! Childrens Benefit League will have a garage sale Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8am to 3pm at 1920 Lees Ave. Christmas crafts and more will be offered. A GI-NORMOUS GARAGE SALE Prudential California Realty’s Bixby Knolls office has organized a California Heights community garage sale set for Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8am to…

More H1N1 clinics scheduled for children, adults

Hundreds of parents took advantage of free vaccinations for their children recently as the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) began offering its first flu shot clinics to combat the H1N1 virus. Additional clinics are planned for 3:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Wilson Classical High School, and 9am to 4pm Saturday, Nov. 21…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart What do you get when you cross bronchitis with H1N1 and double pneumonia? In my case, I found myself with a recipe for a 12-day hospital stay, a newly gained expertise at the bed-pan limbo, an instant absence of any sort of modesty, a lot of fear and a bucket full of…

Letter to the Editor

Thoughts and prayers By now, I am sure you have heard that our Long Beach Police Department has arrested two suspects in the tragic murder of Wilson High School student Melody Ross. The men and women of our police department deserve our thanks for their stellar work and commitment to justice in this case.

Volunteers sought for Thanksgiving meal delivery program

The nonprofit group Faith in Action/Volunteer Action for Aging is seeking volunteers for this year’s Thanksgiving meal delivery program for older and disabled adults who have minimal resources and opportunities for holiday celebrations with family and friends. The undertaking has been a local tradition for more than 17 years. On Thanksgiving Day, volunteers deliver one…

SH photographer’s fundraiser to help local children’s clinic

Local fine-art portrait photographer Linnea Lenkus will host a fundraiser at her Signal Hill photography studio on Saturday, Nov. 21. Lenkus recently completed a photography project and art exhibit entitled Healing, which depicted images of families of patients treated at The Stramski Center– a local children’s clinic for developmental disorders which is part of Miller…

Fall Harvest festival celebrates local farming

BeachGreens, a Long Beach company that delivers organic and sustainably grown produce directly from local Southern California farmers to homes and workplaces, will sponsor a Fall Harvest festival Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3pm to 6pm at The Growing Experience, 750 Via Carmelitos. Participants can snack on farm-fresh food and beverages prepared by local chefs, build…

Nutrition: Snacking on the Go

By Carol Berg Sloan RD I have been traveling quite a bit, and one of the biggest challenges isn’t getting through the checkpoint line. It’s finding something decent to eat while on the go. Anyone flown out of Long Beach lately? While I love the convenience of flying out of our neighborhood airport, if you…

LBPD warning businesses about string of robberies

The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies to businesses occurring in the Long Beach area over the past three weeks. Several businesses in Long Beach and one in Lakewood have been robbed since October 20, 2009. In…

Monument honors fallen heroes from various military conflicts

A one-of-a-kind Veterans memorial was dedicated August 15, 1992 in Long Beach when McDonnell Douglas and United Aerospace Workers paid tribute to the men and women who had worked for them and ultimately died in service to their country. Located at the southeast corner of Carson Street and Lakewood Boulevard, the $500,000 memorial became the…