Local ‘crackpot’ artist aspires to show 108 tea bowls

Ariana Gastelum Editorial Intern “Crackpot” art is made with various techniques that can take anywhere from five minutes to two hours in the making, apart from firing and blazing, according to Mary Grace, a Los Angeles artist who participated recently in the Long Beach Open Studio Tour. In addition, two never look exactly the same.…

A pet project

The Pet Post and Pet Sit Pros hosted a free dog-themed, literacy-promoting event called “Bark Twice If You Love Long Beach Reads One Book” on March 17 at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 Studebaker Rd.

LBCC to offer its 41st annual plant sale

Long Beach City College’s 41st annual Horticulture Club plant sale will start on Wednesday, March 27 and continue through Saturday, March 30 from 9am to 6pm at the horticulture gardens located on the Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Thousands of plants from around the world, including drought-tolerant, roses, shrubs, vegetable, herb and…

Long Beach developing plan to curtail incidences of violence

Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Last Saturday, the City of Long Beach began the process of creating the Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (LBVPP), which elected officials and community leaders hope will greatly reduce incidences of violence. A conference, conducted in the community center at Caesar Chavez Park, focused on why the plan is necessary, who…

Newcomer and incumbents to take seats on SH City Council

Sean Belk Staff Writer In a close race for three Signal Hill City Council seats, voters chose experience as well as a fresh perspective. Political newcomer Lori Woods and veteran incumbents Mike Noll and Ed Wilson will officially become part of the Signal Hill City Council Tuesday, March 19. Noll, a veteran councilmember who currently…

A royal rendezvous

The MS Queen Elizabeth (above right and bottom right), the newest luxury ocean liner of the Cunard fleet, met up with her sister ship, the RMS Queen Mary, in Long Beach Harbor on Tuesday, March 12, sounding their horns to the sight of fireworks. The event, called a Royal Rendezvous, commemorates a time the original…