LBPD names Blair as Golden Badge recipient

Long Beach Police Department Sergeant Byron Blair will be honored with the Golden Badge Foundation’s Top Supervisor’s Award, which recognizes law-enforcement supervisors whose exceptional performance resulted in an improvement to officer safety, interdepartmental relations, and/or the agency’s public image.

Assistance League’s auxiliary names its Woman of the Year

Since 1953, Rick Rackers Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach has honored one outstanding woman in the community with its prestigious Woman of the Year Award. On Oct. 8, Norma Marter, who has dedicated much time and energy supporting local philanthropic programs, was honored at the annual luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Long…

Around Town

HEY, LADIES! The nonprofit Community Action Team is seeking contestants for the Little Miss, Teen, Miss and Mrs. Southern California and Long Beach pageants and will be conducting orientations at 6pm on Sunday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 24. at The Grand Long Beach Events Center, 4101 E. Willow Ave. The pageants will take place Sunday,…

Thoughts from the Publisher

This week we received more than our usual number of commentaries and letters to the editor. With only a finite amount of space available, we quickly filled the page for this issue. When I saw one of the letters that would have to wait until next week to run, I decided to give up my…