Dept. of Labor grant to help Californians find work

The Department of Labor (DOL) has given California a $3.4 million grant for assisting unemployed people in finding jobs. “This grant will help thousands of Californians, including many here in the 37th District, who have lost their jobs in this recession to reenter the workforce,” said Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D– 37th Congressional District). “These funds…

LBPD seeking help in identifying shooting suspect

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying suspect(s) responsible for two shootings that resulted in the injuries of an elderly female and two male adults. The Office of LA County Supervisor Don Knabe is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s)…

Low voter turnout marks LB election; changes in store

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Only 34,976 of Long Beach’s 238,294 bothered to vote in the city’s primary nominating election on Tuesday, April 13. Of those who voted, 15,269 went to the polls and 19,707 mailed in their ballots. The two groups combined totaled 14.7 percent voter participation. That small minority of voters picked most…

LB names new park after civil-rights activist Rosa Parks

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Long Beach has found a way to provide open space to one of its communities while honoring a person who was pivotal in America’s Civil Rights movement. Last Thursday, April 8, city officials conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park named after Rosa Parks, the famous African-American woman who…

Long Beach divers compete at national championships

Three Long Beach high-school students competed in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the USA Diving Western Junior National Championships last weekend. Wilson High School senior Larry Reinhard, Jr. and Poly High School sophomore Deon Reid both qualified to compete in the boys 16- to18-year-old competition. Millikan High School senior Paulina Guzman qualified in the girls 16- to…

Around Town

SCOUTING SPEED RACERS The Long Beach Council of Boy Scouts of America, Developers Diversified Realty and BSA Motorsports are collaborating for a unique event for Grand Prix weekend. The plan is to transform Bay Avenue (between South Pine Avenue and Aquarium Way) into “Scout Alley.” The newly created location will host several evening activities on…

Homeowners can reduce carbon footprint through lawnmower exchange

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern In an effort to support cleaner air on an individual level, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has joined hands with Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles Department of Water in the promotion of a lawnmower exchange opportunity in several southern California locations. Those who bring…

LBCC event to match volunteers with nonprofits

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Long Beach City College will host a Spring Volunteer Village at the Viking Lounge on the Liberal Arts Campus, 4901 E. Carson St., on Wednesday, April 21 from 3pm to 7pm. The event provides potential volunteers an opportunity to interview nonprofit and public agencies to find a volunteer placement…

LB offering online parking reservations for Grand Prix

For the third year in a row, the City of Long Beach is offering online parking reservations that allow customers to reserve a parking space in advance for the 2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. New services this year include evening valet parking reservations for the Rainbow Harbor/Pike restaurants and businesses, including online valet…