Grounds for coffee

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist It all boils down to coffee. I love talking to other gardeners because I learn so much. In the past month, I’ve had the honor of discussing edible gardening with members of the Long Beach Gardening Club and the Lakewood Community Garden. Both are outstanding organizations with lively, interesting, knowledgeable members.…

CSULB and LBUSD offering free credential program for laid-off teachers

In an effort to assist laid-off teachers from the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) is offering single-subject credentials in foundational-level mathematics and general science through its College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE). The first cohort of 30 math students and 30 science students began taking the credential courses…

California tarantulas caught in web of lies

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to crush the myths surrounding one of the season’s most misunderstood critters– the tarantula. According to the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), these hefty, hairy spiders have been unjustly maligned for decades. Wildlife biologist Nathan Graveline wants to set the record straight.

Three candidates enter arena for 8th District council seat

Athena Mekis Staff Writer With elections for the second, fourth, sixth and eighth district Long Beach Council seats approaching in spring of 2012, the race for eighth district is shaping up to be the most hotly contested. Three candidates have already filed their 8th district intent-to-run forms as the current councilmember, Rae Gabelich, is terming…

SH City Council rebukes community organizations, offers key responsibilities to Signal Hill Community Foundation

CJ Dablo Staff Writer During its meeting on Oct. 18, the Signal Hill City Council criticized two nonprofit organizations which had been in charge of a popular summer concert series and a specific library fundraising project. These projects had used City resources and property, raising thousands of dollars in donations every year. The Council determined to…