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GARNISHING YOUR GARMENTS What General meeting Who The Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave. When Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:30am More Info The Chapter meets the fourth Friday of every month. Guests are welcome at a requested donation of $2.

LB nonprofit a finalist in Toyota contest

Long Beach-based nonprofit Love in the Mirror is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning Oct. 1. Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at Facebook.com/Toyota. Visitors…

Boeing to end production of C-17 Globemaster III in 2015

Boeing will end its production of the C-17 Globemaster III and close the C-17 assembly facility in Long Beach in 2015, the aerospace company announced on Wednesday, Sept. 18. “Ending C-17 production was a very difficult but necessary decision,” said Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “We want…

WRD selects CSULB adjunct professor to represent Division 3

The Water Replenishment District (WRD) of Southern California Board of Directors has appointed Lynn V. Dymally to fill the vacancy on its board resulting from the passing of WRD Director Lillian Kawasaki on July 18, 2013. Dymally will represent nearly 800,000 residents in Division 3, which includes the cities of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood,…

Auto yard in Wilmington catches fire

An auto yard located on the 2700 block of Anaheim Street in Wilmington caught on fire late Wednesday, Sept. 18, sending a large plume of smoke into the air, clearly visible from Long Beach. Brian Humphrey, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), which provides fire service for the unincorporated area, said the structure…