Dispatcher/jailer named as SHPD’s Employee of the Quarter

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) announced this week that the 2012 Employee of the First Quarter is dispatcher/jailer Robin Sapp, who has worked with the department since March 2006. According to a press release issued by the SHPD Tuesday, Sapp was selected by the department’s supervision staff from among many deserving officers and professional…

LBPD arrests three adults, one minor for rash of recent armed robberies

The Long Beach Police Department has arrested four suspects wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies that occurred in the Belmont Shore area during the month of March. The involvement of the victims, who provided eyewitness information, and the work of the detectives with the Robbery Detail and the Career Criminal Apprehension Team,…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Looking at the television program listings, it seems as though, as some have said, “love is in the air.” Shows like My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Say Yes to the Dress, Bridezilla, and my favorite– My Fair Wedding with David Tutera– prove the point as countless weddings are played out on the…

How Medicare covers hospice care

By David Sayen, Medicare Regional Administrator Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult, both for the patient and his or her loved ones. That’s why I wanted to tell you about Medicare’s coverage for hospice care and how it works.

Reality’ check

Lord love a duck! This is it, the moment when the unbelievable happens and you are left with open mouth and dimmed senses. What, you may ask, is so Earth-shattering? How about this: Kim Kardashian running for mayor of a City in California? Can you imagine the queen of the popular and oft-watched sex tape…

Australian driver takes second win at Toyota Grand Prix

Australian Will Power zoomed through the track from the 12th starting position in his Team Penske Chevrolet to win the IZOD IndyCar Series Race at last weekend’s 38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach– the furthest back any driver had come to win the race since Michael Andretti won in 2002 after starting 15th.

St. Mary Medical Center announces new chief executive officer

Hospital network Dignity Health has announced the appointment of Thomas “Tom” Salerno as president and chief executive officer of St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach. Salerno joins Dignity Health with more than 25 years of experience as CEO in California and Arizona hospitals. He is originally from New Jersey but received his MPA from…

First Congregational Church about bullying

James Gilliam, deputy executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU/SC), will be the guest speaker at the 10am Sunday service on April 22 at the First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave. downtown. During the sermon time, he will talk about the bullying of LGBTQ youth and then…