Elementary school rings ceremonial bell to honor its Founder’s Day

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Students, teachers, alumni, parents, education officials, government representatives, and board members of Los Cerritos Elementary School joined together March 5 to celebrate the school’s Founder’s Day, which was organized by the school’s Parent-Teacher Association. Donald Beaver, principal of Los Cerritos Elementary School, conducted the ceremony, which included three speakers,…

Around Town

TWO-WHEEL PROTECTION Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the Long Beach Fire Department and the Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach, will host a 6th District Bike Registration at the Boys & Girls Club, 1920 Lemon Ave., on Saturday, March 13, from 9am to 11am. Each year hundreds of bicycles are stolen throughout…

Lowenthal recognizes longshoreman worker as Woman of the Year

Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal has named Lisa Tonson, a third-generation longshoreman and crane operator, as the Woman of the Year from the 54th Assembly District. “Lisa Tonson is everything that’s good about our area,” said Lowenthal. “She thinks about others, she reaches out, she’s solid and steady and really an outstanding role model for anyone who…

LB Reads One Book event concluding with group discussion

All book clubs are invited to join in one great “extravaganza” discussion and exploration around The Soloist on Saturday, March 13 from 1pm to 3pm at the Dana Branch Library, 3680 Atlantic Ave. Special guest will be Lisa Jackert, MA, board-certified music therapist. Those not affiliated with any book club are also invited to the…

Commentary

By Lauren Stone Every year, the second weekend in March [this year, Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14] means one thing to me– do not bother my parents because they are busy running the CSULB Pow Wow. For as long as I can remember it has been my duty as a daughter to, at minimum,…

Commentary

by Maureen Neeley The recent vote by the Redevelopment Agency to explore an adaptive reuse of the Atlantic Theatre, rather than razing it, started some residents wondering about the fate of earlier theaters in North Long Beach. The Atlantic, the Towne and the Crest theaters were built during the boom decade of the 1940s in…

The Campaign Trail

Delegates from the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee voted to endorse Tonia Reyes-Uranga for re-election to the Long Beach City Council at a special meeting March 4.   The recommendation of the Assembly District delegations representing the 54th and 55th state assembly districts is the first step for candidates seeking the endorsement of the…

Pedestrian in SH struck by, pinned under vehicle

On Monday, March 8, 2010, at approximately 8:30pm, Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers were dispatched to the intersection of Hill Street and Rose Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. A vehicle had been traveling southbound on Rose Avenue, approaching Hill Street, and struck a female pedestrian who was walking westbound on Hill…

SHPD, LA County Fire Dept. remove passenger trapped in car

On Monday, March 8, 2010, at approximately 4:54pm, Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers, along with Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics, were dispatched to the intersection of Orange Avenue and 33rd Street regarding a traffic collision. Officers arrived and found a compact car upside-down with two of its three occupants standing outside the vehicle.…