David Barton resigns from school board

Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education member David Barton has announced his resignation from the school board. Barton was first elected in 2006 to represent LBUSD’s District 5, which includes Millikan and Lakewood high schools along with surrounding elementary and middle schools.

LBUSD found not liable in Ross case

A jury in the Melody Ross civil case returned a verdict in favor of the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Tuesday. The jury awarded no damages, finding the school district in no way liable for the off-campus, fatal shooting of the Wilson Classical High School student on Oct. 30, 2009, according to a press…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Neena Strichart Publisher I attended the Signal Hill Parks and Recreation Commission meeting last Wednesday evening to get an update on the new proposed library. Seeing all the new plans was very exciting, and although the details may not be hammered out yet, I think we are certainly on the way to a new, state-of-the-art…

Letters to the Editor

Thinking back, looking forward As you have probably read in the last few weeks, Long Beach ended 2011 with the lowest murder and violent crime rate in over 40 years. In fact, we had a substantial drop in almost every category of major crime in Long Beach. While there have been increases in property crimes…

Local fashion show to benefit student mentorship program

Cameo Professional Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach will host its annual fashion show luncheon with silent and live auctions on Saturday, March 3, at the Long Beach Convention Center. Doors will open at 10am for guests to be able to participate in the silent auction, which will feature home décor; spa, sports, and…