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READ ALL ABOUT IT The Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave., is hosting mixed-media artist and painter Jaye Whitworth and her series entitled Read This Painting. Her work will be displayed in the upper and lower exhibit galleries, as well as on the display wall in the children’s department through October. Call (562) 570-7500.…

$950,000 to be spent on I-405 improvements in LB, Carson

Congresswoman Laura Richardson has announced that $950,000 has been awarded to help fund needed improvements along I-405 in the 37th Congressional District. This funding includes a $712,500 grant for a modification at the I-405 and Wilmington Avenue interchange in Carson and a $237,500 grant for ramp improvements at the I-405 and Cherry Avenue interchange in…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart I have heard it said that people most fear speaking or singing in front of a large group. Remembering how I felt giving an oral book report in front of my peers at Signal Hill Elementary School, or having to recite a poem for church, I have to say that I too…

Wet, but not wild

The death toll continues to rise at SeaWorld after a 12-year-old orca named Sumar died at the theme park’s San Diego location. Sumar died far short of the expected 50- to 60-year lifespan of orcas who roam the vast oceans, their rightful homes.

Different forms of substance abuse increasing among women

By Richard N. Waldman, MD An estimated 20 million Americans– including nearly 10 percent of non-pregnant 1 women ages 15 to 44 and 5 percent of pregnant women– reported illegal drug use in 2008. Substance use and abuse are increasing among women and affect women of all backgrounds, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or race.

Center, Pride to host Q Film Fest pre-screening

The Center Long Beach and Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride will present a special festival pre-event at 7pm on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Long Beach Pride office, 1017 Obispo Ave, to highlight audience favorites from past Q Film Festivals and give a sneak peek at this year’s fest.