In the Red

Long Beach Memorial (LBM) employees have raised awareness of heart disease this month by wearing red and hosting the annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar on Feb. 6, both events attracting hundreds of participants. While most people know heart disease is the number-one killer of women, many aren’t aware that twice as many American women…

Southern L.A. County Goodwill makes two appointments to its board

Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (GoodwillSOLAC), recently named Dan Descargar and Helen Najar to its board of trustees. Their combined expertise in the fields of communications, planning, engineering and project management is significant to continuing and growing GoodwillSOLAC’s mission to provide education, skill development and job opportunities for people with barriers…

Around Town

WALLET-FRIENDLY VALENTINE’S DATE The Hispanic Ministry of Community Presbyterian Church, 6380 Orange Ave., will host a Valentine’s Day dinner on Friday, Feb. 12 at 6pm. Cost is $6 per person or $10 per couple. Free childcare is available for infants to kids 12 years old. For tickets or to RSVP, call (562) 423-0451. HI, HI,…

Letter to the Editor

Remembering Murtha I was deeply moved [Monday] to learn of the passing of Chairman Jack Murtha– a great American and my friend. Two and a half years ago, when I first came to Congress, I learned what a special man Chairman Murtha was through the efforts he made to spend time with this junior member,…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Time is passing quickly for those who still want to enter our Sweetheart Sweepstakes. Going from business to business can be a grand experience as you visit new places or have the opportunity to rediscover old favorites. Don’t forget to shop for your valentine while you’re out and about. We have great…

Garden Variety: Chemical Dependency

By Jennifer E. Beaver Though it’s only February and technically more than a month till spring, fresh garden ideas are singing their siren songs. They trill from seed catalogs, beckoning you to grow some oddball lettuce. They waft hypnotically from nurseries and big-box stores and you suddenly find yourself contemplating some frilly six-pack or a…

Garage Theatre staging Shel Silverstein’s adult-themed play

The Garage Theatre’s 2010 season opener will be An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein, a lesser known work by the nationally appreciated artist. Silverstein’s 2002 play is about the curious, deranged and maniacal characters of our American landscape, including: a blind hobo singing the blues with his talking dog; a troubled couple working out their…

The Campaign Trail

Long Beach City Prosecutor candidate Doug Haubert has earned the endorsement of the Long Beach Police Officers Association. “The Long Beach Police Officers Association endorses Prosecutor Doug Haubert for Long Beach City Prosecutor because he is tough on crime, experienced, and the most qualified candidate for the position,” said Steve James, president of the Long…

Friends of L.A. River honors Mayor Foster

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster received the Chi Mui Award from the Friends of Los Angeles River (FoLAR) during their annual awards reception on Saturday night. The award recognizes the mayor’s efforts to clean the Los Angeles River and his partnership with Heal the Bay to identify, quantify and qualify sources of pollution in the…