Construction work on LB Airport continues

Since the December 10, 2009 groundbreaking, work on the Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) new parking garage has been in full swing. The newest development includes the closure of parking Lot C, effective March 1, 2010. Included in the plans are modifications to the roadways serving LGB. The roadway improvements will allow drivers exiting LGB direct…

Thoughts from the Publisher

There is some very important mail coming your way– and I don’t mean email. Everyone in the nation will be receiving a census form in his or her mailbox within the next day or so– if you haven’t already– and it is ultra important that we all properly fill out the paperwork and mail it…

Registered animal offenders?

The concept of an animal abuse registry is to list those convicted of certain animal-related felonies on a public website as is done with sex offenders. As animal abuse is a violent act, often a precursor to violence against people, frequently a symptom of problems in children, and always present in the criminal histories of…

Local lodge recognizes its January Elk of the Month

David Shindledecker has been selected as January Elk of the Month for the Long Beach/Bellflower Lodge No. 888. Shindledecker was born in 1948 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. He came to Long Beach in 1957 and attended Burbank Elementary School and Jefferson Junior High School. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High in 1966. After school, he…

Community involvement

NRG Energy recently donated several thousands of dollars to the Long Beach nonprofits Interval House, Long Beach Rescue Mission and the California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc. From left: Steve Hoffman, president of NRG West; Patricia Dixon, California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center executive director; Mayor Bob Foster; and David Lloyd, NRG West community…

Fundraiser to mix board game fun with dinner favorite

Calling all Scrabble enthusiasts and spaghetti lovers! A Spaghetti Scrabble fundraiser will take place on Friday, March 19, from 6pm to 9pm to benefit the Rising TIDE program at the Marguerite Kiefer Education Center, Inc. Rising TIDE is a nonprofit drop-in program that serves more than 400 at-risk inner-city children and youth living in downtown…

Found Theatre honoring four decades of women, music

The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., is celebrating Women’s History Month by showcasing women poets, comedians, and musicians. The third installment, “4 Women, 4 Decades, 4 Styles,” is an evening of music by accomplished local female singer/songwriters representing a broad array of ages and musical styles. Featured performers are Susan Picking (susanleighpicking.com), Jennifer Abod…

How to Shop a Plant Sale

By Jennifer E. Beaver Gardeners, position your wheelbarrows. The spring plant sale season is about to begin. Make a list, get there early, wear your fast shoes and tote a bottle of water. And don’t be shy about politely elbowing your way toward the object of your desire. Think I’m kidding? Show up on opening…

LBPD to conduct DUI checkpoint

The Long Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, March 20 from 6pm to 2am. The checkpoint location will be at Ocean Boulevard and Chestnut Place. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get…

Former SH resident among winners of GapKids contest

Nine-year-old Madison Russell, a former Signal Hill resident who now lives in Long Beach, has been selected as a GapKids winner out of nearly one million contestants in Gap’s 2009 Casting Call contest. From Sept. 22 to Oct. 22 last year, parents across the country uploaded photos of their babies and kids to gap.com/castingcall. Judges…