Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart With my mother’s 94th birthday just a few weeks away, I am hard-pressed to convey in words the bliss I feel in having her still happy, healthy and so actively involved in my life. Four years ago we threw a big party for her, and although we’ll save another big bash for…

Around Town

AID HEARING LOSS What Hearing device exhibit Who The Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter When Friday, Sept. 20 from 10am to noon Where Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood More Info Attendees can view a free hands-on display of devices that help with hearing difficulties and receive information on how…

LB city auditor to review Harbor commissioners’ travel expenses

Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud’s office has begun looking into overseas travel by the five-member Long Beach Harbor Commission in the last two years and will decide, based on the results of that investigation, whether to delve further into those travel expenses. In an email issued by 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske, she said…

The Campaign Trail

Steve Mozena, president at Mozena Publishing, Inc., according to his LinkedIn profile, has entered as the 10th candidate in the race for Long Beach mayor, according to the City of Long Beach’s “Potential Candidates Primary Nominating Election” page. Online voter information indicates Mozena ran for California governor in 2010 as a resident of Carson, where he…

Art exhibit to open doors to secret places

The contemporary-art gallery Les Jolis Trésors, 3226 E. Broadway, is currently hosting Jardins Secrets (Secret Gardens), a group show in which three artists present artwork that depicts places (mental or physical) that one cultivates in private. The three artists will be Annie Clavel, Ghislaine Gargaro and Karin Swildens.