L.A. Zoo now hosts amphibians and invertebrates and reptiles…oh, my!

The Los Angeles Zoo introduced its newest exhibit to its guests on March 8. Encompassing six diversely themed exhibits, The LAIR (Living Amphibian, Invertebrates, and Reptiles) houses more than 60 species from around the globe. Additionally, this new structure will provide a vital establishment for the Zoo’s reptile- and amphibian-focused conservation initiatives.

Longfellow Elementary named among first-ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, together with White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, announced Tuesday that Longfellow Elementary in Bixby Knolls is among 78 schools named U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools during a visit to Stoddert Elementary School, one of D.C.’s two…

Local rancho joins program that links So Cal’s historic venue

Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd., has joined the “Passport 2 History” program launched by Leonis Adobe Museum. Located in Calabasas, Leonis Adobe Museum, Los Angeles Cultural Monument #1 has invited more than 50 historic venues to participate in this new program, the goal of which is to link together all the historic venues in…

It’s time for tomatoes!

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist Around the beginning of April, people greet me not with “Hey, Jenny!” but with “What kind of tomato should I plant?” We’ll get to that in just a minute. First, though, let’s address the issue of plant selection. All of us gravitate to the plant brimming with little yellow blossoms. After…

LBPD to conduct DUI/drivers license checkpoint this weekend

The Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint on Saturday, April 28 in the South Patrol Division area between the hours of 8pm and 4pm. According to a press release issued by the LBPD, DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed…

With an eye toward preserving Long Beach’s emergency resources, Schipske hosts public tour of city’s Emergency Communications and Operations Center

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor The impetus for her hosting a public meeting at the Emergency Communications and Operations Center (ECOC) Monday evening was the fact that Fire Station #18 in her district no longer has a fire engine, but 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske says she is concerned about cuts to the city’s emergency-response resources…

Traffic accident results in deaths of three passengers

Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) units responded to a traffic accident that occurred just before 11pm on Monday, April 16 at the southbound 710 Freeway, south of Long Beach Boulevard. The vehicle had left the road and apparently rolled over several times, coming to rest on railroad tracks, according to LBFD.