When life gives you lemons…

The lemonade stand staffed last Sunday by 6-year-old leukemia patient Cooper Evans (pictured) turned out to be “a huge success,” according to his father Brandon Evans. The stand, set up for the day at Trani’s Restaurant in Bixby Knolls, was part of Cooper’s efforts to raise money to donate to the Jonathan Jacques Children’s Cancer…

LB high schools rank among ‘best’ lists inWashington Post, U.S. News

A list of the nation’s most challenging high schools released recently by the Washington Post includes seven schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. Each of these schools also appeared in the Washington Post rankings last year. The 2012 rankings include schools that surpass 91 percent of other high schools nationwide in terms of…

Around Town

CLEAN SWEEP FOR CLEAN STREETS What Neighborhood clean-up Who Wrigley area residents Where Meet up at Burnett & Deforest When Saturday, May 26 at 8am More Info Group will clean up areas on and near the Wrigley River Run route to prepare for the 2,000 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators that show up for the…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Since Monday is our country’s Memorial Day, I had been looking for a subject that would be appropriate for my column this week. Most topics that came to mind were fitting, but I found them to be quite somber rather than the uplifting tone I was searching for. Lo and behold, the…

Mea Culpa

The story “At SH Council meeting, residents of Catalina Drive lobby for parking zone” [May 18, 2012] should have identified the Signal Hill Police Department captain as Ron Mark.

Local artisans to sell their unique creations at Uptown Village Market

Independent artisans will once again converge on Bixby Knolls as part of the Uptown Village Market to display their distinctly unique, handcrafted, often one-of-a-kind creations ranging from jewelry, ceramics, candles, baked goods, beauty products, fashion and accessories, and home-and-garden décor items. The gift market will take place Friday, June 1 from 5pm to 10pm, and…

LBPD traffic stop ends in officer-involved shooting

On Thursday, May 17, at approximately 11:55pm, an officer-involved shooting occurred in north Long Beach when a Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officer attempted to stop a speeding vehicle and the driver produced a handgun. The preliminary investigation revealed the officer was driving his patrol vehicle when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high…

LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, wife Julie to be first recipients of Rancho Los Alamitos’s Cottonwood Award

Rancho Los Alamitos will honor Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and his wife Julie on Thursday, May 31 with the inaugural Cottonwood Award for their leadership and support of historic, cultural and environmental preservation. The Cottonwood Award references the meaning of the historic site’s name, Rancho Los Alamitos or “Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods,”…