LBPD conducting DUI checkpoint in North Division this weekend

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, June 26, from 6pm to 2am in the area of the North Division, in an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes. DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the…

Film series comes out with LGBT-themed classics

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Putting gay film classics back up on the big screen, several organizations have come together to present the Reel Queer Cinema, an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) film series that will open with the indie film But I’m a Cheerleader– in which a straight high-school girl’s friends and…

Festival to highlight cuisine, music, art of Japanese culture

The Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center, 1766 Seabright Ave., will offer the beauty, sounds, taste and history of Japanese culture at its annual Japanese Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 26–27. Festival hours are 3pm to 9pm Saturday and 1pm to 8pm on Sunday. Festival-goers will have an opportunity to view a special display entitled “Terminal…

Around Town

SUMMER STROLL KICK-OFF The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association will host its Third Annual Summer Solstice Stroll Saturday, June 19. Meet at Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 N. Virginia Rd., at 6:15pm; the stroll begins promptly at 6:30pm. No dogs allowed for the 3.5-mile walk through the neighborhood. After the stroll, participants will be treated to…

LB PR veteran chosen as exec director of local police foundation

Kathy Berry, native Long Beach resident and public relations veteran, was recently selected to serve as the executive director of the Long Beach Police Foundation (LBPF). The position is part-time, which will allow Berry, the owner of KBE/public relations, to continue to work with other clients. As executive director, Berry is responsible for providing administrative…