Miller Children’s opens Ronald McDonald House

City officials, community members, donors and executives from Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach recently celebrated the grand opening of the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House (LBRMH). Escorted tours of the house were provided followed by a program and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Those on hand to celebrate the dedication included: Fourth District L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe;…

LB Mozart Fest returning for 40th year

The melodious sounds of the prolific and prominent composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his equally influential contemporaries will once again reverberate in various venues throughout “The International City” with the Long Beach Mozart Festival, a classical-music competition that will feature several free events next month in honor of its 40th anniversary.

Cafe Bixby reopens after electrical fire

Neena Strichart Publisher A dozen or so Café Bixby patrons found themselves drinking coffee on the sidewalk last Friday morning after an electrical fire broke out at the popular eatery located at 3900 Atlantic Ave. According to Café Bixby owner Jack Skandalakis, a neighbor walking her dog came into the restaurant around 7:30am and warned…

Green Port Gateway project slated to create 340 jobs

During the final round of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funding, the Port of Long Beach was awarded $17 million to help fund a rail track improvement project that will allow for a shift of more cargo from trucks to trains. The Green Port Gateway project, scheduled to begin…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Publisher With time and money running short for holiday gift shopping, lots of folks are frantically looking for not the perfect gift, but any gift! I ask that you stop and think a moment before buying just any old thing to wrap and stick under the Christmas tree.