Seven LBUSD high schools recognized as among best in US

Breaking its own record, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) now boasts an all-time high of seven schools on Newsweek magazine’s annual listing of America’s top high schools. In the just-released rankings, the national magazine picked the best high schools in the US based upon how hard school staffs work to challenge students with…

SHPD to conduct checkpoint as part of its summer DUI campaign

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Tuesday, June 29 from 8pm to 2am, in the eastbound lanes of Willow Street at Cerritos Avenue. SHPD is continuing efforts to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes locally through LA County’s “Avoid the 100” DUI…

Johnson unseats Reyes-Uranga for 7th District Council

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Taking 52.9 percent of the votes, James Johnson won the race for Long Beach’s 7th District, unseating Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga, who was running for her third term as a write-in candidate. The victory marked the end of a campaign that started April 13, 2009. Johnson, who is Long Beach assistant…

Richardson wins District 37 primary election by landslide

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Incumbent United States Congresswoman Laura Richardson won a landslide victory in the June 8 Primary Election. Richardson, who represents the residents of California’s 37th Congressional District, received 19,667 votes, or 67.67 percent of the vote, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office. Richardson’s leading opponent, Peter Mathews, came…

Around Town

MUSIC TO HIS EARS Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave., will host a benefit concert for Wilson High School student Jon Luc Benavidez, who has qualified for the prestigious London College of Music exams in Austin, Texas. Benavidez is one of a select group of minors who qualify for the exams. The concert will take…

Arnold’s auction draws eclectic mix while inspiring sadness, hope

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The crowd that gathered at Arnold’s Family Restaurant on June 2 was a diverse group of people. It included restaurateurs looking for a good deal on equipment, people looking for antiques or memorabilia of one of Long Beach’s most popular eateries, and loyal customers who came to get one last…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Tuesday was a rather busy day for us. We readied the paper with stories, ads, legal notices and the like. Cory worked hard copy-editing, Kelly worked his magic with layout, Leighanna created artwork for ads, Barbie worked at finishing up her ad sales, my Steve checked his legal notices, Steven completed some of his stories…

A red flag?

There has been an American flag flying proudly at the southern end of Long Beach Marine Stadium for over one year. I have been told that a group of patriotic Long Beach citizens put the flag in service, complete with solar lighting, prior to Memorial Day 2009. The flag flew with pride and dignity for…

Bixby blues

Arnold’s, Thanks for the memories. Mike and [his] crew are responsible for making Bixby Knolls unique. My first visit was thirty-some years ago on a Sunday afternoon, when I remember getting in line outside your back door. When I got to the buffet line I was not tall enough to see over the counter. I…