LBUSD to sponsor event that provides info on all of its schools

Thousands of students, parents and educators are expected to attend the Long Beach Unified School District’s (LBUSD) 16th Annual Education Celebration from 9am to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Cabrillo High School’s main gymnasium, 2001 Santa Fe Ave. This year’s theme is “Get on the Ball, Get Active.” To balance the rigorous academic programs…

LBPD seeking information in W. 14th Street shooting

On Jan. 11, at approximately 3:55am, Long Beach police responded to a shooting call in the 200 block of W. 14th Street, which resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, identified as 26-year-old Lashown Fils of Long Beach, down in the street.

Attorney General Harris announces launch of website to combat human trafficking

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris last Friday announced the launch of the Human Trafficking in California website, a hub for information and resources designed to connect Californians in the fight against human trafficking. The website can be found at oag.ca.gov/human-trafficking. The announcement is coinciding with January’s being recognized as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention…

Thoughts from the Publisher

Neena Strichart Publisher Here’s another edition of what I like to call “So, What’s New?” Mother got a Kindle for Christmas. It looks as if they are going to get along nicely, that is as long as I can keep it loaded up fast enough for her. She is a voracious reader. More about Mom…

Animal abuse and exploitation in pursuit of entertainment is unacceptable

By Madeline Bernstein, President Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Los Angeles Privileged starlets, pranksters, aging rockers and those hoping for a miracle are welcomed into American homes with growing frequency, as “reality” entertainment overtakes its scripted counterparts. We’ve watched as housewives behave badly, people undergo surgical procedures and rigorous exercise routines in…