OASIS now offering registration for adult summer classes

Adults age 50 and older can find opportunities to learn, serve and connect with others by joining the Lakewood/Long Beach OASIS, which has offered self-enrichment, healthy lifestyle and volunteer opportunities since 1989. OASIS is a nationally recognized nonprofit education and service organization specifically focused on older adults. OASIS aims to strengthen communities by offering adults…

Free workshop to teach pest control, vegetable growing

Long Beach residents are invited to the workshop “Eating In: Backyard Vegetable Gardens and Orchard Culture” on Wednesday, May 26 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave. Kathleen Irvine, owner of  Blue Gecko Design, will discuss different methods for raising food in any space.  Topics will include: organic vegetable gardening,…

Wellness event to provide mental-health information, resources

Approximately one out of every four Americans suffers with some form of a mental-health challenge in their lifetime. With May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with many community organizations, will conduct the “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” community health and…

Talented Scout

Last weekend, Boy Scout Ben Eastman from Troop 29 completed his community project towards his Eagle Scout designation. The project was to create a 20-foot landscape border around the empty oil lot at 33rd Street and Atlantic Avenue. As a partnership with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, Signal Hill Petroleum, the Long Beach Redevelopment…

Port awards 23 scholarships to local students

The Port of Long Beach presented six local high-school and 17 college students with scholarships totaling $58,150 on May 14, to assist them in studies aimed at careers related to world trade and goods transportation. The awards were made at a luncheon capping World Trade Week 2010. The scholarships help young people obtain education and…

Awesome Sushi says it like it is

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer Not to make the obvious play on words, but Awesome Sushi is, well, awesome. The owner, Nina, and sushi chefs are friendly as can be, the atmosphere is at once welcoming and distinctly urban, and the food is of the highest quality. What more can one ask? Neena and…

LBUSD, TALB reach tentative agreement on furlough days, contract changes

The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and the Teachers Association of Long Beach (TALB) have reached a tentative contract agreement that includes five unpaid furlough days next school year, along with other contract changes, in exchange for the preservation of 200 teaching jobs. “We’re pleased that TALB recognizes the severity of the state’s fiscal…

Around Town

DRIVE UP AND SHRED Third District Councilman Gary DeLong and the Naples Island Business Association will host a “drive through” paper-shredding event on Saturday, May 15 from 9am to noon. The first five file boxes per vehicle are free, and each additional box is $5. Service will be provided by Future Shredding. The event will…

Schaier’s Nissan dealership in Long Beach no longer in business

Last Wednesday afternoon, Schaier’s Nissan of Long Beach, 1800 E. Spring St., announced it has closed its doors. Owner Terry Schaier made the decision Tuesday and told his employees at 3pm on Wednesday. “My dad and I scraped together our personal money to pay our employees,” Schaier said. “It’s just another example of what’s going…

Local fire departments respond to SH fire

Responding to a 1pm call Tuesday afternoon, LA County Fire Department (LACFD), assisted by Long Beach firefighters, extinguished a house fire at 2609 E. Pacific Coast Highway. According to LACFD, all rooms, including the garage where a vehicle was parked, of the two-story, single-family dwelling, which had been undergoing re-roofing, were burned. The cause of…