LB candidates present their cases at NAACP forum

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer With Long Beach’s April 13 primary election for city offices looming on the horizon, candidates are busy trying to get every vote possible. Ten of those candidates showed up last Sunday at a forum sponsored by the Long Beach branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People…

Former Holocaust survivor–POW honored for acts of valor

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer In the Rubin household, performing mitzvahs, or acts of kindness, was not only an important part of Judaism, but an essential way of life. Tibor “Ted” Rubin’s life is surely a testament to his upbringing. As a Holocaust survivor, Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, he has both…

‘Strong’ Show of Support

About 200 people gathered for the official opening of Chrissy Strong-Marshall Plaza in Somerset Park last Saturday, March 20. Strong-Marshall was a longtime employee of the Long Beach parks department who died after a long battle with cancer. A few months ago, the Long Beach City Council voted to rename Somerset Park in her honor,…

Around Town

NOT A ‘WASTE’ OF TIME The County of Los Angeles, the Department of Public Works and area sanitation districts will present a Hazardous Waste and e-Waste Roundup on Saturday, March 27 from 9am to 3pm at Long Beach Veterans Stadium, corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street. A complete listing of what may or may…

LB Day Nursery honoring Knabes at luncheon

Long Beach Day Nursery recently announced that LA County Supervisor Don Knabe and his wife Julie will be honored at a Tea for Tots luncheon on Saturday, May 22 at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way. Registration begins at 11am, with the silent auction open until lunch is served at 12:30pm. The…

LaunderPet stores providing free pet grooming for unemployed

Bixby Knolls LaunderPet and sister stores in Belmont Heights and Seal Beach are offering free “unemployment pet grooming” to local residents who are unemployed and looking for a job. Each appointment is good for one free dog or cat bath/brush or bath/haircut service. (Complete unemployment pet grooming program rules are available at all three LaunderPet…

Animal Care Services providing printed info on neighborhood issues

Last year, Animal Care Services completed more than 24,000 animal-related calls for service ranging from stray dogs to barking complaints. This year, the City of Long Beach agency will enlist residents and neighborhood associations to email, download, print, and distribute information about making their community safer. Flyers and signs detailing the 15 most common animal-related…

LB Cancer League gala to help fund research, special programs

The Long Beach Cancer League, a fundraising auxiliary of the American Cancer Society, will conduct its 35th Annual Gala at Daugherty Sky Harbor Hangar on Saturday, April 24 at 5:30pm, with the theme “Imagine The Celebrations, Imagine A Cure.” The celebration will feature unique items sold through silent and live auctions. Auction items include private…

Cabrillo Aquarium offering tidepool walks on rocky shore

Explore one of the lowest tides of the year on the rocky shore with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr. in San Pedro, on Saturday, April 10 from 12:30pm to 2pm or Sunday, April 11 from 1pm to 2:30pm. Bring family and friends to the aquarium’s John M. Olguin Auditorium for an informative…

Make it count

With just more than a week to go until Census Day on April 1, I am urging everyone currently living in the 37th Congressional District to make sure they and their families are counted in the 2010 Census. Your Census form should have already arrived, so please fill it out and return it by April…

Budgeting that meets the need, not the greed

By Dan Pressburg Although many people have called for a “zero-base budget” where everything is looked at and everything is accounted for based on the need and benefit, our city plods along with the traditional budget where revenues do not seem to arrive as forecasted and cuts are never deep enough to reform government in…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Tuesday morning I had what I consider to be a real dream come true. After last week receiving an invitation to a Social Security Administration (SSA) press conference set in Beverly Hills for 10am March 23, I practically held my breath until the big day arrived. Why would I be so excited…

Medical marijuana regulations adopted by LB City Council

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The times they are a changing. Twenty-five years ago, who would have thought that one day it would be legal to grow pot in indoor gardens right here in Iowa By The Sea, aka Long Beach, California? But that’s exactly what is about to happen now that the Long Beach…

The Campaign Trail

Democratic Congressional candidate Peter Mathews received the endorsement of The Gardena Valley Democratic Club last week at the organization’s candidates endorsement meeting. Dan Pressburg, candidate for Long Beach’s 9th District City Council, announced last weekend that he is withdrawing from the race because of health problems. The following is the statement he released:

Cedars-Sinai releases new finding on heart treatments

Physician scientists from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute presented new findings last week on the effectiveness of routine aspirin therapy for preventing heart disease, a drug therapy for atrial fibrillation and the role left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) may play in weight reduction for obese patients with chronic end-stage heart failure who are considered for heart…