K-9 unit demos its bond between City and canine allies

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Don’t let her size fool you. She may only weigh about 50 pounds, but Kasia, a dog with timid brown eyes and a strawberry-blonde coat, has been trained to detect explosives. She serves with the K-9 unit of the Long Beach Police Department to help keep the city safe. An audience of…

LB city prosecutor says work to reduce gang activity has helped put ‘dent’ in violent crime

Sean Belk Staff Writer Though property crime has spiked this year, violent crime, such as murders, robberies and aggravated assaults, has actually remained relatively low in Long Beach, according to law-enforcement officials. Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert attributes the reported decrease to various programs that his office has helped implement in the last few…

Manager of Animal Care Services discusses how to deal with coyotes in LB

Leonardo Poareo Editorial Intern What should local residents do when coyotes enter their neighborhoods and act aggressively? Haze them. “Hazing is basically speaking coyote. If you see that coyote coming across the street and you run at him– ‘HEY!!!’– and chase him, he’ll run,” said Ted Stevens, manager of Animal Care Services in Long Beach.…

Around Town

EGGS WITH THE ELKS What Monthly breakfast Who Bellflower/ Long Beach Elks Lodge 888 Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower When Sunday, May 26 from 8am to noon More Info Breakfast costs $6.50 per person and includes eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits with gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee. Call (562) 866-3027…

Think before you shake: the sodium saga continues

Carol Berg Sloan RD Columnist Back in 2011 when the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines came out, health professionals, especially registered dietitians were shocked by the “51 and older” population recommendation for sodium intake. It said: Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) and further reduce intake to 1,500 mg among persons who…