Imitating Life 14 (or so) questions for local artist Cat Riley

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor In 100 words or less, what do you do as an artist? I work in various mediums, from fabric to rusty objects. I have done stained glass, quilting, drawing, multi-media work, sculpting,and so on. This year, I [showed] some “foil and flotsam” objects, including a table and a wall-mounted lazy susan…

International City Theatre’s Don’t Dress for Dinner

Gregory Spooner Culture Writer “Come and knock on our door… we’ve been waiting for you… where the kisses are hers and hers and his…” If you’re over 35, I’ll bet you my first-born son that you can complete this line. Like many Gen-Xers, I grew up watching Three’s Company. I remember watching it when I…

Avenue Q at Long Beach Playhouse

Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Hats off to the creators of Avenue Q for a delightfully unique audience experience. Not only do the musical’s puppet characters express a full range of emotion, but so do their human puppeteers. The overall effect of this high-profile Long Beach Playhouse production is a doubly satisfying performance for the…

Casino Night to benefit Widows and Orphans Fund

The Signal Hill Honorary Police Officers Association (SHPOA) will host its first Casino Night on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6pm at Skylinks Golf Course, 4800 E Wardlow Rd. The proceeds of the event will benefit the SHPOA Widows and Orphans Fund. The buy-in for Casino Night is $85 per person or $150 per couple. This…

With moratorium on funeral services about to expire, LB City Council initially passes new ordinance, changing rules on cremation

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Last Tuesday, in a first-reading vote, the Long Beach City Council passed a new ordinance governing how funeral businesses, including cemeteries, mortuaries and crematoriums, can operate.  If finalized next week, the Council decision to approve the new ordinance will– among other changes to the codes– mean that two funeral businesses with existing…

Vice-Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region visits Long Beach Bu Xiaolin makes trip here for Genghis Khan film-signing deal

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor During her visit this week to southern California that included lunch with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Gov. Jerry Brown, Vice-Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Bu Xiaolin made a final stop at Forbidden City restaurant in Long Beach for a dinner to celebrate a signing deal for…

Around Town

NEED A HEALTH KICK? What Women’s Health Symposium Who Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and the Women Network Where Long Beach Memorial Hospital, 2801 Atlantic Ave. When Friday, Oct. 18 from 8:30am to 1:30pm More Info The event will teach women how to live healthy, active lifestyles. Registration begins at 7:30am. Tickets are $20 and…

Several local homes to be open to public during Cal Heights tour

John Royce CHNA President The California Heights Home and Garden Tours have become a local tradition. Sunday’s tour marks the 14th edition since they began in 1997, established to fund ambitious neighborhood improvement projects and demonstrate both the financial and intrinsic value that maintaining the neighborhood’s historic fabric and sense of place offers. The tours…