Man dies while in police custody

On Saturday, May 25, at approximately 6:45pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to an industrial property in the 6200 block of Paramount Avenue, after a private security company had called to report a problem with a male subject and asked for assistance. According to the LBPD, when officers arrived, they searched the property…

LB Community Foundation elects new board chair

The Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) announces the election of Jane Netherton as its board chair. Netherton will replace current LBCF Board President Jean Bixby Smith, who has been board chair since the departure of Dan Ridder in 1997 and is one of the original LBCF founders.

Around Town

PIZZA PIG-OUT What Fourth Annual Pizza Pig-Out Who The Wrigley Association and the Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation Where Holy Innocents School parking lot, 2500 Pacific Ave. When Friday, May 31 from 6pm to 8pm More Info Participants will vote for the best pizza in Long Beach. Pizza parlors from all over town will be providing…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart Those of us who grew up with pets remember the conversation leading up to pet ownership as follows: Kid: Please, let me have a (dog, cat, chicken, monkey, lizard, snake, fish, etc.); I promise to take care of it. Parent: No! I will end up caring for the animal, and I don’t…

Wheeling and dealing

Cadillac Western Region Director Rich Sheridan presented Boulevard Cadillac dealer Ron Charron and partner Brad Willingham with a “Master Dealer” award and a new “Standard of the World” on May 29. “This facility is a monument to the dedication of these owners and their investment in a bold future with Cadillac,” Sheridan said.

Cal Heights Neighborhood Association wins for best neighborhood newsletter in national conference

On the heels of their Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Neighborhood of the Year Grand Prize award in Indianapolis last year, the California Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) brought home top honors in the Best Neighborhood Newsletter competition at NUSA’s 38th Annual Conference on Neighborhood Concerns in Minneapolis last week. Awards were presented in two divisions of newsletters–…

Artists to open doors to their studios during weekend tour

Local artists will provide a rare glimpse into their workspaces and creative methods during the 6th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour this weekend. From 11am to 5pm on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 10 sites throughout Long Beach and Signal Hill will host artists of various media. Art will be on display and available…