Nixon in China

On Saturday, March 20 at 8pm and Sunday, March 28 at 4pm at the Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., the Long Beach Opera will present Nixon in China, America’s landmark opera by Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy-winning composer John Adams. In 1971, a game of ping-pong brought China and America to opposite sides of a…

Help control the pet population

Animal Care Services (ACS) estimates that there are over 103,000 cats living in Long Beach. In an effort to reduce the number of animals impounded each year, ACS is promoting spay and neuter in the month March as “Litter Free Long Beach.” Residents are encouraged to get their animals- particularly cats- spayed or neutered to…

The Campaign Trail

Long Beach School Board candidates Mary Stanton and Jeff Price will debate Monday, March 8 at 7pm at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Ave. Stanton currently represents the first school board district and Price is challenging for the seat. The debate is sponsored by the Long Beach Council PTA and will be moderated by Alan…

Hiring event for Class A drivers

CRST trucking company has openings for an additional 100 Class A drivers. CRST has revised its hiring guidelines to enable more drivers to qualify. Interested individuals should register with the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network in order to attend a hiring event on Tuesday, March 9 at 10am at the Harbor WorkSource Center, 1851 N.…

SHPD to conduct DUI checkpoint

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, March 19 between the hours of 8pm and 2am. The checkpoint will be located in the southbound lanes of Cherry Avenue at 27th Street. The goal of the checkpoint is to educate drivers of the hazards of driving while under the…

Suspect arrested for sexual assaults

In September 2009, Long Beach detectives from the Sex Crimes Detail began investigating a child molestation case that occurred in Long Beach from 1975-2006. The case involves five victims that were known to the suspect. The investigation led investigators to Claude Edward Foulk, a 63-year-old Napa, California resident. On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, Sex Crimes…

First Friday Events in Bixby Knolls

“Artists As Art” will perform a live drawing and artist collaboration at the March 5th First Friday event in Bixby Knolls. All interested parties are invited to bring a sketchpad/camera and join fellow artists in immortalizing a variety of community figures, including 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich, 7th District Councilmember Tonia Reyes Uranga, Bixby Knolls…

Citizens unite for local protests

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern After Westboro Baptist Church, a self-proclaimed propagandist congregation from Topeka, Kansas, announced several Long Beach area protests scheduled for Friday, February 19, local activists reacted by planning a series of counter-protests to match them. The protest locations included the Alpert Jewish Community Center (AJCC), targeted (from 1 to 2pm)…

CSULB offers free income tax return assistance

Accounting majors at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) are assisting students and community members with their 2009 tax returns free of charge through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program will run through April 9 at the university, but volunteers will not be able see clients when the campus closes for Spring…

Open call for artists and photographers

Gallery Expo, 4321 Atlantic Avenue, is having an open call through Friday, March 12 for an upcoming exhibit entitled “Vision of a Green Tomorrow.” All entry submissions should include the artist or photographer’s contact information, any special hanging instructions, and the title, size, medium, and price of the work (if for sale). Photographic and digital…

SHPD implements emergency alert messaging system

In the event of an emergency, such as a major earthquake, local disruptions, floods, or water main breaks, the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) can now send out brief personalized messages to Signal Hill residents and businesses by telephone. The message, sent through the messaging service Blackboard Connect, would provide information regarding the event, as…

Hawaii Day at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Share in the “aloha spirit” at Hawaii Day on Saturday, February 27, from 10:30am to 3pm at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA), 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro. There will be live Hawaiian entertainment, including five-time Grammy-winning musician Daniel Ho and hula dancing, arts, crafts, and fresh leis. Hawaii Day kicks off a seven-week…

Relief available for flood victims

The Los Angeles County Operational Area, in coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and California Emergency Management Agency, has made a Local Assistance Center (LAC) available to all Long Beach residents impacted by the recent flooding and debris and mudflow through Saturday, February 27. The center will offer information on replacing lost records,…