H1N1 vaccine clinic coming to SH

The Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill Street, will host a clinic providing free H1N1 vaccinations on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 10am to noon. The vaccine is available for anyone over six months of age for whom the vaccine is not medically contraindicated and who has no other usual source of medical care.…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Well, the Sweetheart Sweepstakes is over for another year. Congratulations to all the winners, and a big thank you to all the advertising and prize sponsors. This year we received a total of 728 entries. With that kind of participation I know our sweepstakes was a success– we accomplished what we set…

New Legislative Season

It is the commencement of the new legislative season, and my ulcer, as I once again monitor proposed bills affecting animals and shelters. Though I’ve been involved in this for over a decade, both as spcaLA President and as chair of the State Humane Association legislative committee, I hate it. Why must we legislate everything?…

Dog park or people park?

Well it’s election time again. After eight years of absolutely no progress in getting some long sought-after and desperately needed open space for Wrigley Heights children, Councilmember Tonia Uranga is having a meeting with residents– to determine what kind of DOG park the city will build here. Because it would have to be so close…

Government privacy breach affects nearly 50,000

Submitted by the office of Bonnie Lowenthal During an Assembly floor session on Tuesday, February 16, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal gathered her colleagues’ signatures in a letter demanding that the Department of Health Care Services offer more help to thousands of older adults whose credit was put at risk when state health officials printed Social Security…

The Campaign Trail

The Long Beach Press Club has announced its schedule for seven open-to-the-public debates among candidates running for election to seven City of Long Beach offices: the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th City Council Districts, along with city attorney and city prosecutor.