Around Town

EGGS WITH THE ELKS The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge #888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd., invites the public to its monthly breakfast Sunday, Nov. 28 from 8am to noon. Admission is $6 per person for the buffet-style breakfast, which includes eggs “as you like them,” bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian…

The scoop on poop

Minutes after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to ban disposable single-use plastic bags, I received a call from the media requesting an interview to answer the question “What do people do with dog poop?”

Seeing red, for a cause

Join me at the (Long Beach) RED rally on Wednesday, Dec. 1 [at the Terrace Theater fountain plaza starting at 5:30pm] as we recognize World AIDS Day by illuminating numerous downtown landmarks red. Lighting up the downtown area in red is a visual reminder that we can all make a difference in the fight against AIDS.

New farmers market offering pet licensing

In an effort to bring pet assistance closer to the community, Animal Care Services is now offering pet licensing, spay/neuter vouchers, and information about animal adoptions each week at the new Sunday farmers market. “We are looking for ways to make it easier for residents to register their cats and dogs”, says John Keisler, manager of…

Winter is approaching– break out the sunscreen!

While it’s understood that taking sun-safety precautions during the summer months is a must, many people don’t realize they need to protect their skin year-round– even while indoors. The temperature may drop, and the sunlight may be less intense, but the amount of ultraviolet (UV) solar radiation that reaches Earth remains very strong, even during…