Local teachers and families rally at Longfellow Elementary to speak out against education cuts

By Steven Piper Staff Writer According to Educate Our State, a nonprofit organization composed of parents concerned about education in the budget-cut-ridden state of California, the state currently ranks last in teacher-to-student ratio, librarian-to-student ratio, and guidance-counselor-to-student ratio. Also, more than 30 percent of California students do not graduate from high school.

JetBlue Airlines makes its inaugural flight from LGB to Anchorage

By Steven Piper Staff Writer If locals’ summer vacation plans are still in the works, then utilizing JetBlue’s new, seasonal route to Anchorage, Alaska out of Long Beach Airport (LGB) might be worth taking advantage of. The inaugural flight to the airline’s new destination was Monday afternoon, and one-way tickets will be as low as…

Around Town

SUPPORT THE TROOP What Rummage/estate sale Who Hosted by Boy Scouts of America Troop 21 When Saturday, May 28 from 7:30am to 4pm Where Grace Brethren Church Campus, 36th St. and Linden Ave., LB More Info Call (562) 712-7272 with questions.

Many thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended the benefit jazz concert on Sunday, May 15, held to raise awareness and funds for American Red Cross–Japan Relief to aid those who survived the massive earthquake and tsunami.

7th District Councilmember Johnson launches website

Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson has announced the launch of his office’s new website– jamesjohnsonlb.com, which will be a hub of information for what’s going on in the 7th District and throughout the city, according to Johnson. “I will post regular updates, discuss policy items I’ve proposed and share news articles, photos, and videos from…