The solution may be found in the problem: To address issues of racial tension, low morale and violence, Jordan High School conducts its first-ever student-led youth summit

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor It’s likely that, when one thinks of after-school programs, visions of art projects created at cafeteria tables and playground kickball games come to mind. But, when that post-schoolday program is located on a campus affected by racial tension, student-created segregation, and the occasional riot between groups of students of different races,…

LBPD officer arrested for possession of child pornography

An officer with the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has been arrested for possessing child pornography, according to a press release issed by the department on April 19. “It is with great regret that the [LBPD] must announce the arrest of Long Beach Police Officer Noe Yanez for possession of child pornography, following an investigation…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Having been in the newspaper business since 1994, I have a lot of fun stories that I often share with my coworkers. Wednesday morning I was telling Stephanie, one of our ad-sales gals, about a creative ad campaign that I ran back in the ‘90s for the owner of a tax/bookkeeper service…

“Spokes” persons

On Saturday, May 5, Long Beach will be hosting one of the premiere bicycle events in the state when we welcome the annual Bike Fest and Tour of Long Beach. The day consists of fun for the whole family and a great way to promote America’s most bike-friendly city as well as our “Let’s Move,…

Townhall meeting brings residents together to discuss property-based improvements for sixth District

Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer Sixth District Councilmember Dee Andrews’s latest townhall meeting introduced his constituents to the idea of developing a Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) in the central area of Long Beach. Residents attentively listened to community leaders as they shared their successes in establishing property- and business-based improvement districts, and now the 6th district…

Off-duty battalion chief saves woman from burning home

At approximately 5:28pm on April 18, 2012, Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) units were dispatched to the 6000 block of Shire Way for reports of a house fire, according to a press release issued by the LBFD. An update later revealed the correct address would be on the next street over on the 800 block…