Pause for prayer

On Friday, Dec. 21, the California Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) organized a candlelight vigil in honor of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. A total of 41 neighbors gathered quietly at the corner of Bixby Road and Atlantic Avenue for a moment of prayer in memory of the children,…

Signal Hill-based Food Finders sees more donors and funders this year, but demand remains high

Sean Belk Staff Writer Food Finders, a multi-regional food bank headquartered in Signal Hill, saw more donated food items and financial contributions from businesses and individuals in 2012 over last year, but demand for assistance remains relatively high, according to representatives from the organization. “We’ve had a really good year,” said Patti Larson, the nonprofit’s…

LB police shoot armed suspect in chase after domestic-violence call

On Sunday, Dec. 23, at 12:13 a.m., officers responded to an unknown trouble call in the area of Pine Avenue and 8th Street. While on scene, officers determined the unknown trouble call was actually a domestic violence incident. Through the preliminary investigation officers learned the suspect had fled the area prior to their arrival. Other…

LB resident succumbs to gunshot wounds

On Saturday, Dec. 22, at approximately 11:19 p.m., a shooting occurred in the 200 block of East Pleasant Street that resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived on scene they discovered two victims who had sustained gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Both victims were transported to a local hospital where…

Around Town

MEET AND EAT What Supper club Who Bixby Knolls Supper Club Where Baba Ghanouj, 4276 Atlantic Ave. When Monday, Jan. 7 at 6:30pm More Info The Bixby Knolls Supper Club supports local restaurants by dining at them on Monday nights. This time the group will dine at Baba Ghanouj. The dinner includes a $10 corkage…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart I’m sure that most of you reading this column today have had at least one experience of being in discourse with an individual you have deemed to be an “airhead” – a person whose head is filled with nothing but oxygen rather than the grey matter so treasured in our society. Also,…

LB resident helps police nab auto burglar in El Dorado Park Estates

On Dec. 15, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Long Beach Police Department officers were dispatched to the 7800 block of Berner Street in response to suspicious activity around parked vehicles. Thanks to a call from an alert resident and good police work, an arrest was made. The resident discovered two individuals rummaging through his vehicle in…

Winning window decor

Roy Robbins Gifts and Stationery, located at 4244 Atlantic Ave., won first place in the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s (BKBIA) annual holiday window contest. The window decor called “Divas!” was created by Robbins’ friend Gary Baker of Show Development. The window display will be available for viewing through Jan. 1. Pictured is Robbins, the…

A special delivery

Seven-year-old Gage Dodson handed a letter to Santa Claus at the annual Signal Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony asking for a bike to replace the one that was stolen several months ago. Signal Hill Police Department employees all pitched in and donated money to buy Dodson a new bike and several other gifts that were delivered…