Rancho offering children hands-on approach to learning history

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 Virginia Rd., will host “Summer Adventures,” weeklong historically themed camps for children ages 6 to 11, beginning July 15. The camps, which are designed to allow children who live in urban areas to learn about history by “doing” history, will include historic crafts and activities, games, stories, and special…

Fantastic journeys

Members of the US-China Peoples Friendship Association of Long Beach (USCPFA-LB) and their guests were treated to a seven-course lunch at the Seafood Palace Restaurant in Westminster last Saturday, May 4, after which they were entertained by a trio of students from Professor Sheng-Tai Chang’s Mandarin language class at Long Beach City College.

SH-based HHG opens its first Spin! Pizza store

Signal Hill-based Hofman Hospitality Group (HHG), owners of Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and Hof’s Hut restaurants, announced Tuesday the opening of their first Spin! Neapolitan Pizza in Orange on May 20. As the chain’s first franchisee, the restaurant represents HHG’s first foray into operating a fast-casual dining experience built around a successful Midwest concept that has…

City of LB to dedicate new Harvey Milk Park

The City of Long Beach will host a dedication and opening ceremony on Tuesday, May 21 at 11am for Harvey Milk Promenade Park, the first park in America to be named after the slain civil-rights and LGBT leader. It will also be the first park in the city of Long Beach to be named after…

Three ID-theft suspects sought; two others in custody

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has in custody two suspects connected to a fraud ring that targeted a local big-box chain store and is asking for the public’s help in identifying three additional suspects. The two suspects currently in custody are identified as 43-year-old Ayesha Wilson of Long Beach and 34-year-old Nanette Macon of…

Equality and justice for all

The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) hosted its 50th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner at The Renaissance hotel in downtown Long Beach on May 15, celebrating the organization’s many partnerships for public-service work in the community throughout the past half-century. Founded in 1963, the nonprofit organization partners with various groups, foundations, institutions and government…