Letter to the Editor: Will they come?

A local newspaper publisher claims Long Beach will build absolutely anything if our City can obtain a grant to pay for it. An exaggeration? Maybe. But offhand I can think of a couple of real doozies. Remember the yellow low-pressure-sodium street lights which were absolutely awful? Not only did they make everything in town look…

Letter to the Editor: It’s a gas, gas, gas!

This afternoon (Tuesday, July 16), around 3pm, one of the local refineries west of Signal Hill burned off gas for about half an hour. Gas flaring releases CO2 and other sulfuric gasses and other volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere. Isn’t there a better solution? The easterly wind blows the fumes across Long Beach and…

The Campaign Trail

Megan Kerr, a volunteer and PTA member in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD ) for the past 12 years, has announced her candidacy for the LBUSD school board. According to her campaign website, Kerr has worked in classrooms, offices, music programs, sports programs and green teams at every school her children attended as…

DLBA event aims to promote bike-riding, local music scene

Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host its inaugural Bike Drive-In on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6pm in the parking lot across from Fingerprints Music (intersection of Fourth and Elm streets) as part of its Summer And Music (SAM), the city’s homegrown, sustainable concerts series. Rand Foster, Fingerprints owner and co-founder of SAM, explained the…

LBUSD hosts open house of new ‘state-of-the-art’ high school

Leonardo Poareo Editorial intern In anticipation of its opening in September, Ernest S. McBride High School in Long Beach was previewed by the community in an open house Tuesday, July 9. McBride, named after the late Long Beach civil-rights activist, is the first of many smaller high schools expected to be built as a result…

Lowenthal bill that cracks down on rogue tow trucks goes to governor

The California State Assembly on July 3 passed Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal’s (D-Long Beach) AB 306, which requires storage yards and others that contract with a tow operator to obtain proof of a valid motor carrier permit (MCP) before allowing the operator to retrieve vehicles from or deliver vehicles to its premises. AB 306 passed unanimously…