Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Military veterans dealing with joblessness, hunger, substance abuse and even homelessness have a place to which they can turn in Long Beach. It’s the U.S. Vets center, which is located at the Villages at Cabrillo Housing.
Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) honored the Signal Tribune on Jan. 26 as the 54th Assembly District’s Small Business of the Month for January, 2012.
The North Long Beach Community Action Group will host a forum for Long Beach City Council 8th district candidates on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 5pm to 7pm at the Expo Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave. Doors will open at 4:30pm.
The 8th annual Bulldog Beauty Contest will be the main event at the Haute Dog Pageants produced by pageant coach and bulldog enthusiast Justin Rudd and his Haute Dogs organization. The contests return to Marine Stadium, 5225 E. Paoli Way, on Saturday, Feb. 11.
The organization Haute Dogs will sponsor its third annual handmade Valentine’s Day card contest for K-12 students to create lovable cards for the 120-plus dogs and 50-plus cats housed at the Long Beach Animal Care Services shelter.
Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer By all accounts, International City Theatre staged quite a coup acquiring the rights to God of Carnage, playwright Yasmina Reza’s homage to “adults behaving badly,” which is, by the way, the theme of ICT’s entire 2012 season.
The First Fridays art walk on Feb. 3 will “laissez les bon temps rouler” when it welcomes Long Beach Mardi Gras to Bixby Knolls. Patrons will have opportunities to enjoy Dixieland music, food, king cake, mask-making, and plenty of beads to keep things festive.
The Arts Council for Long Beach is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished Arts Awards, which will be given out at the State of the Arts celebration on Wednesday, April 25 at the Expo Arts Center at 5pm.