Color schemes for holiday decorating

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist If you love a traditional tried and true holiday season, you probably won’t think much about a color scheme for your decorations. You’ll gather together everything with sentimental value in any color and find just the right place for it. But if you’re just starting out or want your decorations to complement…

Two local theaters victims of burglaries on consecutive days

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor In what appear to be related incidents, two local theater headquarters were victims of burglaries earlier this month. The Long Beach Playhouse reported that it had been burglarized on Monday, Nov. 5, and, the following day, the offices of Musical Theatre West (MTW) also reported a burglary there. According to Nancy…

Lemon Boots takes huge strides at CSULB

Daniel Adams Culture Writer Forget all you know, or think you know, about live theatre. You know those performances as always being the routine of just you and maybe a friend or companion showing up to the theatre as an audience member, ticket in hand, ushered to your seat? You prepare as the lights dim…

The circus is coming! (Well, the posters anyway)

Big Zinky Gallery, located in the Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., will host the largest circus poster show the west coast has ever seen. Curated by Mac Productions and Sally Key (who is weeks away from earning a bachelor’s degree in art from Cal State Long Beach), and covering a period from 1895 through…

LB Airport to work with USDA on program to prevent ‘wildlife strikes’

Sean Belk Staff Writer The Long Beach Airport has entered into a contract with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services Division to develop a “more formal” program of capturing and relocating wildlife, particularly birds, from the airport. Such measures are taken to prevent collisions between birds and aircraft, incidents referred to as…

SH Council debates cutting retirement benefits for future councilmembers

CJ Dablo Staff Writer The proposal to cut off future councilmembers from their ability to receive retirement benefits is a city-staff recommended path to save Signal Hill some money, but the current sitting Signal Hill City Councilmembers declined to take that step at last Tuesday’s Council meeting. They voted 3-2 (Vice Mayor Michael Noll and Councilmember…

Around Town

EGGS WITH THE ELKS What Monthly breakfast Who Bellflower/ Long Beach Elks Lodge 888 Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower When Sunday, Nov. 25 from 8am to noon More Info Breakfast costs $6.50 per person and includes eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits with gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee. Call (562) 866-3027…

Three men perish in accident after truck hydroplanes

On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:22pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision on Redondo Avenue at the 405 Freeway overpass, which resulted in the death of three adult males. Witnesses told officers that prior to the accident it was raining and the roadways were filled with water.

LB announces services, parks affected by Thanksgiving holiday

The City of Long Beach has issued information about the operation and closure of particular services for the Thanksgiving holiday. Long Beach City Hall will be closed Friday, Nov. 23. El Dorado Regional Park and El Dorado Nature Center will be open Friday. Park offices, Rancho Los Cerritos, and community park facilities will be closed…