DLBA CEO named CA Downtown Assoc. president

Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) President and CEO Kraig Kojian was named president of the California Downtown Association’s (CDA) Board of Directors at its annual conference, which took place this week in Sacramento. Kojian has served on CDA Board since 2010. “It is an honor to serve as the President of CDA Board,” said Kojian.…

Around Town

COME RUMMAGE AROUND What Rummage sale Who Community Presbyterian Church Where 6380 Orange Ave. When Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8am to 3pm More Info Proceeds benefit the church’s general fund. Call (562) 658-7480.

Thoughts from the Managing Editor

by Cory Bilicko Usually, when I hear the words “boot” and “camp” used together, I kind of bristle and brace myself with the expectation of a screaming Lou Gossett Jr.-type spitting out insults from among his arsenal of assaults, or I imagine a low-fat fitness trainer with uncomfortably high expectations telling me I can do…

O…what a relief it is?

Long Beach voters have a chance to save the City money and expand democracy this Nov. 6 by voting “yes” on Measure O. I am proud to express my strong support for this measure, which would consolidate our local city elections with the State. Instead of voting three times in an election year, we will…

SH Petroleum donates $15,000 to local rancho

The Signal Hill-based energy company Signal Hill Petroleum recently made a $15,000 donation to Rancho Los Alamitos (RLA) that will support the Rancho’s educational enrichment and school tour program, which allows Long Beach students to learn about California history in an historical setting.

Schipske elected V.P. of state medical board

The 15-member Medical Board of California unanimously elected Long Beach 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske as its vice president during its Oct. 26 quarterly meeting. Schipske, who is serving in her second term as the appointee of the Senate Rules Committee, had just completed her term as Secretary of the Board.

First Fridays art walk to honor Dia de Los Muertos

The First Fridays art walk in Bixby Knolls will celebrate its 6th anniversary with Day of the Dead activties on Friday, Nov. 2. Businesses will participate in an altar contest and will host themed face painting, music, a coloring contest, and treats in honor of the holiday. Attendees can also cruise Atlantic Avenue and check…

Recycled-water use celebrated at Water Replenishment District’s State of the District ceremony

Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Last Thursday, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first time the agency used recycled water to recharge the region’s underground aquifer. The celebration was part of WRD’s annual State of the District presentation, and the agency invited administrators of water departments of the…