CSULB to host lecture on alternative energy

The College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will host “The United States Energy Challenge … Exploring the Alternatives” on Thursday, April 26, at 4pm in the campus’s Walter Pyramid as part of its Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series.

Assembly approves measure linking directaid with English acquisition

Lowenthal bill could bring uptick in English learning Legal immigrants who need direct aid would be encouraged to learn English under a bill approved by the state Assembly on Thursday. Assembly Bill 1691 deals with the rules cash-aid recipients must follow to continue receiving assistance under California’s welfare-to-work program, CalWORKS.

LBPD makes arrest for murder of 60-year-old man

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) Wednesday announced an arrest for the murder of a 60-year-old Long Beach man. On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at approximately 6:40pm, Long Beach Police responded to a “shots fired” call in the 200 block of East Arbor Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that 60-year-old Marvin Williams had sustained…

SHPD to collect prescription meds during its Drug Take-Back event

On Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 2pm, the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs during a Drug Take-Back Initiative event. The public may turn…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart As a young teen I loved watching movies depicting college kids on “Easter vacation.” Films like Where The Boys Are and Palm Springs Weekend gave me dreamy ideas of the fun and independence I could look forward to. Alas, I never had the opportunity to experience what the kids now call “spring…

Learn more about autism: signs, diagnosis, intervention

By Gary Feldman, M.D., Medical director Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach This year more children will be diagnosed with autism than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined– and each year this number rises. Autism affects one in 88 children. The problem isn’t the diagnosis; the problem is our lack of…