Around Town

SILENCE IS GOLDEN What Fundraiser Who Covenant Presbyterian Church Where  607 E. 3rd St. When Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm More Info Event will feature a showing of the 1920s silent film It. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. All proceeds will benefit Covenant Presbyterian Church’s Music Ministry and the Rising…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart My pal Becky is my personal entertainment maven. She does a great job of keeping me posted on everything from I Love Lucy television marathons to what restaurants are worth trying. This week she caught me by surprise when she informed me that our alma mater, Signal Hill Elementary School (SHES), will…

Inpatient or outpatient? It makes a difference with Medicare

By David Sayen, Medicare regional administrator When you go to a hospital, does it make any difference if you’re considered an “inpatient” or an “outpatient?” Yes, it does. Your hospital status (whether the hospital classifies you as an inpatient or outpatient) affects how much you pay for hospital services like X-rays, drugs and lab tests.…

Letter to the Editor: Staying Connected

As you know, I’ve been advocating a plan to install free WiFi at our city parks. WiFi in public parks has become standard in many cities as professionals choose to spend many working hours away from the office. Creative professionals in the new economy expect reliable WiFi service to be available in an urban environment.…

The Campaign Trail

Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert announced Wednesday that he is launching his bid for re-election, seeking a second four-year term. “Long Beach has a great City Prosecutor in Doug Haubert,” said Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. “He is working closely with the District Attorney’s Office and local police to keep kids in school–…

Local clown troupe brings original play to Hollywood festival

Ariana Gastelum Editorial Intern Only a play written by clowns would have actors pulling an audience member onstage to have a marshmallow-eating contest. Me Rich You Learn, a two-actor performance directed by Turner Munch, is playing at the Hollywood Fringe in the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., until June 29. The writers, Zach…

LB YMCA announces its new CEO appointment

Alfredo Velasco has been named the 15th president and CEO in the 129-year history of YMCA of Greater Long Beach. Velasco brings over 21 years of Y experience to the Greater Long Beach community, serving most currently as the executive director of the Palomar Family Y in San Diego. “The YMCA is such a big…

CSULB announces interim president and provost

Donald J. Para, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been appointed as the university’s interim president. His appointment becomes effective July 1. During his 25 years at CSULB, Para has served in several leadership positions including interim provost, associate dean and dean of the College…