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A NOTABLE ENSEMBLE What Musical ensemble auditions Who Hosted by Women of Note Where Auditioner’s choice When Auditioner’s choice More Info Long Beach treble vocal ensemble Women of Note is now seeking choral singers for its fall season, with auditions beginning Aug. 21. Contact director Carla Strandberg at (562) 598-5852 or womenofnotelb@gmail.com to arrange a…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Today we present to you, our loyal readers, a 24-page special section on the 2012 Olympic Summer Games as an insert in today’s edition. Putting together this feature was a labor of love for me. I thoroughly enjoyed gathering the editorial portions, arranging for the puzzle pages, taking some of the photos,…

Park going to the dogs?

Thank you for your very complete article on the proposed El Dorado Dog Park. As mentioned in the article, the El Dorado Dog Park was approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission on the basis that no public funding would be used to build it. The Friends of El Dorado Dog Park assured the Commission…

Park going to the dogs? (part two)

I read your story about the proposed dog park near El Dorado Nature Center. We take our family dogs to the dog park in Recreation Park and to the dog beach. These are hard times for our city; we don’t feel that money needs to be spent on creating something new until we take care…

Blowing smoke?

The largest newspaper in the Long Beach area seems unwilling to print editorials which point out the following information: The City of Long Beach appears to be making so much money in taxes and fees from the marijuana dispensaries that they are not interested in enforcing their own ordinances! The Long Beach ordinance requires a…

Junior League of LB seeking new members

Women who would like to make new friends, make a difference in the community through volunteer service projects, and experience leadership opportunities and training are invited to learn more about Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB) at one of three new-member mixers.