Rain fails to dampen spirits at WRD’s Fifth Annual Groundwater Festival

Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Ironically, it rained on the Fifth Annual Groundwater Festival hosted by the Water Replenishment District (WRD). But that didn’t stop about 1,000 people from attending the free event, dubbed the Treasure Beneath Our Feet Festival. It took place last Saturday in the WRD headquarters parking lot at 4040 Paramount Blvd. in…

Thoughts from the Associate Publisher

by Steve Strichart Owning a newspaper sometimes gives me a chance to do something special, something that lets me combine things that I like with an opportunity to go places I wouldn’t have otherwise had the chance to go. If you know me at all, you know I love reptiles and amphibians and have been…

Rancho plans numerous programs aligned with ‘LB Reads One Book’

As part of the Long Beach Public Library’s selection of Isabel Allende’s Zorro for the “Long Beach Reads One Book” event, Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd., is offering a diverse series of programs associated with the mythical character, including events that feature actors portraying local historical figures. These include: Stories with the Padre Saturday,…