SH names Outstanding Older American

Gary Weinberger was recently recognized by the Signal Hill City Council as Outstanding Older American for his dedication to community service in the city. Weinberger has been referred to as a “silent giant” who has quietly and consistently provided service to Signal Hill during the past 13 years with more than 6,000 hours of volunteer…

Pythias organizes book drive for childen’s charities

For the last ten years, children’s literacy has been an important part of the community services agenda of the Lakewood/Long Beach Knights of Pythias, which last year collected and distributed more than 50,000 children’s books. From May 1 through June 1, the Knights, through its Children’s Charities program, and the Long Beach Public Library will…

Rancho’s free garden tours coinciding with Mom’s Day

Sons and daughters are invited to treat Mom to a docent-led tour of the historic gardens at Rancho Los Cerritos for Mother’s Day, to enjoy colorful and fragrant spring blooms such as Star of Madeira and flowering fruit trees while exploring the gardens’ many layers of history and their wide variety of plant materials. First…

Three LB sites honored as California Distinguished Schools

Three elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) are among those selected as 2010 California Distinguished Schools. Last Monday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced the 484 exemplary California public elementary schools that are being recognized for academic success, and among those are LBUSD schools George Washington Carver Elementary, Naples…