Coping with a growing addiction

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist It all started innocently enough. A packet of wildflowers here, some specialty lettuce there. No problem. But next thing you know, I craved more– the strange, exotic oddball stuff. Like wasabi arugala and borage. The seeds are taking over. My laundry room is crammed with tools of the addict: empty egg…

Olympians dive right in to rescue LB aquatics

Olympic diving star Greg Louganis (above left) with 2012 Olympic diving athlete Cassidy Krug (above right) attended the Long Beach City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, along with several other diving athletes and scores of kids and adults who packed City Hall, to show support for construction of a pool complex that would accommodate…

Controversial Signal Hill initiative set for June 2014 election

CJ Dablo Staff Writer The date is now set. It will take just over a year for Signal Hill voters to determine the fate of a proposed initiative that aims to significantly change Signal Hill’s charter surrounding taxes, bonds and fees. City Clerk Kathee Pacheco reported at the Feb. 5 Council meeting that the initiative dubbed…

TED Conference leaving Long Beach, moving to Vancouver, Canada in 2014

Sean Belk Staff Writer TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) an exclusive global set of conferences organized by a private nonprofit promoting “ideas worth spreading,” announced Feb. 4 that it is leaving Long Beach and will move its annual West Coast conference to Vancouver, Canada, starting next year during its 30th anniversary. TED staff said they…

Noise alert!

On Monday, Feb. 4, Long Beach Airport’s Facebook page posted the following message: “Noise Alert! The B1 Lancer is taking off from LGB today. ETA between 10:30am and 11am.” Local photographer Stephen Russo snapped the above image from his home on Del Mar Avenue in Los Cerritos.

The Campaign Trail

The Concerned Citizens of Signal Hill (CCSH) and the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Signal Hill City Council candidate forum at the Signal Hill Police Department Community Room, 2745 Walnut St. on Monday, Feb. 25. The forum will begin with a “public-candidate meet-and-greet” period from 6:30pm to 7pm, and the actual forum…

Around Town

CHOCOLATE, TEA AND CONVERSATION What Culinary class Who Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens When Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10am to 1:30pm Where Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Rd. More Info The event will include a cooking demonstration by Chef Debbi Dubbs, as well as a Valentine tea. Jan Livingston Brady will present…