Westerly School to host event to help students select high schools

Westerly School, 2950 East 29th St., is inviting middle-grade students and their families to its “High School Decision 2013” on Thursday, Oct. 25. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than 20 representatives from public and independent high schools in Southern California and beyond. “High School Decision 2013” will…

Main goal of farmers market to curb childhood obesity

The Los Angeles Community Development Foundation (CDF) will host the grand opening of their Certified Growing Experience Farmers Market at 750 Via Carmelitos on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10am to 2pm. The California Freshworks Fund along with the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation awarded funds to the CDF to initiate the farmers market at the…

SH Chamber welcomes martial-arts establishment

The Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce and city officials recently welcomed West Coast Wing Chun to its new location at 2667 E. 28th St., Suite 506. The event took place the evening of Friday, Oct. 5 and featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Festivities continued through the evening with a live Wing Chun Martial Arts demonstration by grandmaster…

Eye on Crime

Crimes reported by LBPD • Council Districts 6, 7 & 8 Friday, Oct. 12 Auto burglary 10am– 2800 block of Atlantic Ave. Saturday, Oct. 13 Assault– Not a firearm 12:39pm– 100 block of Eldridge St.

‘An infusion of energy’
As Burnett Elementary’s well-thumbed library closes a chapter in its history, its makeover is the setting for character development and bittersweet endings

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor It was a mid-week school day, with huge, dramatic cloud formations looming ominously over the playground, but, judging from the smiles on everyone’s faces and the exuberant energy in the air, it wasn’t a typical Hump Day at Burnett Elementary School. The staff and students had a special reason to celebrate–…

CSULB press conference assesses passage versus failure of Prop 30

Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Leaders of three institutions of public education in Long Beach and one elected official held a press conference on the morning of Oct. 9 to discuss the ramifications of a possible rejection of Proposition 30 by the voters on Nov. 6. California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) President F. King Alexander,…

Mitchell Kushner named city health officer for Long Beach

Dr. Mitchell Kushner has been named as the new city health officer for the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department). Kushner, who started his work with the Health Department in mid-August, takes on the position with extensive experience in public health. “I’m pleased to begin work as the health…

The Campaign Trail

Gary DeLong, Republican for California’s 47th Congressional District, has been endorsed by the bipartisan group No Labels, which applauded DeLong’s pro-business, bipartisan record in California and his eagerness to work with leaders on both sides of the aisle in Washington. The endorsement was announced at a press conference on Oct. 11 at the Hotel Maya…

Around Town

IN THE KNOW What North Long Beach Community Assembly Who Hosted by Councilmembers Al Austin and Steven Neal Where North Long Beach Christian Church gymnasium, 1115 E. Market St. When Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9am to noon More Info Attendees will learn about new job opportunities at the Long Beach Airport and north Long Beach…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Few celebrations are more fun than a birthday party for a friend or family member. Although gatherings for youngsters have a tendency to be more whimsical and noisy, and may or may not include a petting zoo, pony rides and/or a clown, get-togethers for the older generation can be enjoyable in an…

Assessing assessments

In last week’s Letter to the Editor [“The debate continues…,” Oct. 5, 2012], Ms. Lorraine Gilbert asserted that the “Taxpayers Right to Know and Vote applies to all city assessments… and the petition is inconsistent with state law.” As a former member of the [Signal Hill] City Council, I was a party to the negotiations…