Al Austin, BKBIA to host e-waste drive and shred fest

Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association are joining together to host the district’s annual e-waste drive and shred fest on Saturday, March 2. The event will take place at Scherer Park, at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard, in front of the North Division Police Station.…

Doing it before it’s too late

Kenneth McKenzie Columnist Last night I conducted a funeral service here at the mortuary chapel. The services were for a man who had died unexpectedly. At his service, many family members, friends and neighbors stood up and shared a personal story or memory. It was then that I realized that this service was very similar…

LBPD warning public about utility scams

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is alerting residents about recent reports of people falsely representing themselves as utility workers as a ruse to commit burglary. In the scam, the bogus workers are apparently targeting homes to burglarize when no one is expected to be home or working as a team to distract the occupant…

City of LB announces new business-enhancement position

The City of Long Beach has announced the creation of a new position dedicated to business enhancement and property development. The position is expected to enhance and strengthen the City’s focus on facilitating business in Long Beach and to develop publicly owned parcels into quality developments. “Over the past several years, we have made concerted…

Assemblymember Lowen​thal introduces bill to strengthen​ privacy safeguards

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, 70th District, has introduced AB 1291, updating California’s laws governing data collection and privacy to include a broader definition of personal data and simplifying the disclosure process for consumers. “Today, our personal data is everywhere– we share it when using mobile phone apps, search engines and websites like Facebook and Twitter. Companies…

First Fridays Art Walk to go ‘green’

The March 1 First Fridays Art Walk in Bixby Knolls will celebrate a theme of “The Sides of March”with a spectrum of music from gypsy jazz to indie rock, the world’s tallest leprechaun, break-dancers, an ice cream social, “green” activities (and hair), a Victorian Ball at Nino’s Restaurant, community art projects, face painting, and the…

In the pink!

Fullerton firefighters recently wore and sold pink “Give Cancer the Boot” T-shirts, raising nearly $12,000 for the wife of one of their own members. Burt Allen is a Fullerton firefighter, and his wife, Sue, has been battling non-small cell lung cancer since March 2005. She has received multiple grants from The Vanguard Cancer Foundation for…

City of Signal Hill to host low-cost pet clinic

The City of Signal Hill Community Services Department will sponsor a low-cost vaccination and microchip clinic at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave., on Saturday, March 2, from 11am to 2pm. The Society for California Veterinary Vaccine Care (SCVVC) will provide services at the pet-friendly event. Microchips will be available at a cost of $28,…