The Campaign Trail

Cal State Long Beach will host a forum featuring candidates for the 47th Congressional District on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Pointe at the Pyramid. Participating will be candidates Gary DeLong and Alan Lowenthal. The forum is jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters; CSULB; University of California, Los Angeles;…

Man dies in collision with tree after exiting tunnel

On Sunday, Sept. 16, at approximately 1:25am, officers from the Long Beach Police Department were called to the area of Spring Street just west of Lakewood Boulevard in response to a traffic collision that resulted in the death of an adult male. When officers arrived at the scene, a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, which had collided…

The dialogue continues…

I signed the Taxpayers’ Right to Know and Vote petition. I like the two-thirds voter approval requirement for city revenue proposals on a ballot. We need better cost control in this city. I am a homeowner, and I want to be able to influence the cost of owning property in this city and living in…

At its 35th anniversary of serving the underprivileged, community center celebrates its director’s 60th birthday

In another dual celebration last week (see page 12 for story on Bixby Knolls Car Wash’s 35th year and its owners’ 34th wedding anniversary), the community center Centro Shalom also celebrated its 35th anniversary by honoring the 60th birthday of its director, Amelia Nieto, on Sept. 15. Centro Shalom provides support services for new immigrants,…

Local self-taught musician who overcame trauma at birth and learning disability now co-composing major Chinese musical in LA

Ariana Gastelum Editorial Intern The chances of becoming a professional musical composer after only experimenting with a music-producing computer application a few years beforehand seem incredibly unlikely. However, Jennifer Lindsay made this possible. In 2006, she was making songs through Garageband on her Mac computer. Today, she has composed and arranged songs for the musical…

Long Beach Arts Month to open up local creative communities

From local festivals like Bixby Knolls’ First Fridays and the Long Beach Zombie Walk to classical symphony performances and avant-garde theatre, Long Beach will once again celebrate its Arts Month this October. The Arts Council for Long Beach sponsors the annual program that renews awareness and support for local arts and invites residents to explore…

SHPD, DEA to host Drug Take-Back collection

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 on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10am to 2pm during their Drug Take-Back event. The public may take in…

Recipe for a healthy kitchen

Carol Berg Sloan RD Staff Writer I mostly write about nutrition, but another factor for good health is food safety. Here are a few tools for your kitchen to keep it one of the safest places in the house. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every year about 48 million people in…

Fall is here– time to plant!

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist If April is the cruelest month (or so says poet T.S. Eliot), September is certainly the most confusing. And what of the month following? Surely, Steely Dan had October in mind for the lyric, “Here come those Santa Ana winds again” (from the song “Babylon Sisters”). Okay, enough with the literary…

Signal Hill to host its first Community Health Day

The City of Signal Hill will host the inaugural Community Health Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, 8am to 11am at Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Ave. Dubbed “Let’s Move, Signal Hill,” the free event will feature a Community Walk and Fun Run, fitness booths and demonstrations, healthy snacks, a kids’ fun zone and prize drawings.…

Patients, hospital staff sign steel beam that will complete construction of new cancer pavilion

Long Beach Memorial celebrated a construction milestone– the final piece of structural steel– of the new Todd Cancer Pavilion with a commemorative “Topping Out Ceremony” on Sept. 14. Cancer survivors, current patients, hospital staff, physicians, construction crews and community leaders all gathered to be part of MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) history by autographing the…