Incidents of mail theft increasing

The Long Beach Police Department is warning residents about a rash of mail-theft incidents which have occurred throughout the city. Residents are being urged to take precautions and not place, leave or expose outgoing mail hanging from residential mailboxes.

Summer Good Eats

By Carol Berg Sloan Columnist Well, the summer has flown by, but end-of-season produce is still available. So run, don‘t walk (for exercise purposes) to the produce section or local farmers market to grab a bagful of corn, tomatoes, peaches and green beans.

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart During my adult years, I have been a member of many groups, including Daughters of the American Revolution, Friends of Long Beach Animals, Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts, Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, and GreySave (greyhound dog rescue group), as well as several others.

Cracking Down on Texting While Driving

By Tawny Valentine – AT&T On August 18, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and law- enforcement agencies throughout California again joined forces for their second strict zero-tolerance campaign aimed at stopping motorists from talking or texting on cell phones while driving.

LB resident a finalist on TV Land’s She’s Got the Look

Twenty years after her modeling aspirations were cut short when she became pregnant, Long Beach native Regina Cash, known to her close family and friends as “Nina,” finds herself in front of the cameras, auditioning and beating out thousands of other hopefuls across the country to be one of the top 10 finalists on TV…

Hope, frustration characterize foreclosure-prevention event

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Representatives from Bank of America, CitiMortgage, GMAC, HSBC, Litton, OneWest/IndyMac, Wells Fargo and Saxon were in attendance at the “Help and Hope” Foreclosure Prevention and Homebuyer Fair at Long Beach Polytechnic High School last Saturday to meet with borrowers. The event was organized by Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services (LANHS).…

BK Towers celebrates 50-year anniversary of Retirement Housing Foundation

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Most people want to live an active life while enjoying a safe, friendly, clean environment. The residents of Bixby Knolls Towers retirement community have all that and more. Last Friday, Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), the company that owns and manages the community, hosted its 50th anniversary celebration in the form…