Dealing with a motherless Mother’s Day

Ken McKenzie Columnist When we physically lose our mothers to death, our normal daily routines are uprooted and redirected forever. When Mother’s Day comes around, it can make the formerly anticipated holiday feared. Just a few years ago, the holiday for me meant watching others take their mothers to a brunch, a picnic in a…

LB refugees at historical society conference share stories of resilience

Ashley Fowler Staff Writer The Long Beach City College (LBCC) Community Studies Project, partnering with the Historical Society of Long Beach, explored what they consider to be the under-researched history of the city during the third Long Beach Community Studies Conference on April 26 at LBCC. Thirteen lectures highlighted aspects of the city’s past and…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart I don’t think anyone listens anymore. Now, they may hear what folks are saying, but I don’t think they actually comprehend what is said, because they aren’t actively listening to the words being spoken or the emotions behind those words. We all have little distractions demanding attention from our eyes and ears,…

Letter to the Editor: Looking at U

I am encouraging Signal Hill residents to vote no on measure U. Measure U will throw a wrench into the city’s operations and make it very difficult for our city to provide you with the same level of civic services. The Costco would never have been built if Measure U was in effect. Costco was…

Bixby Road to undergo major construction on water pipeline

Ashley Fowler Staff Writer A major project is coming to Bixby Road. The Metropolitan Water District will start construction on May 12 and continue it through mid-August. One worksite will be at the corner of West Bixby Road and Cedar Avenue. On West Bixby Road, the two north lanes and the adjacent sidewalk will be…

Pursuit of assault suspect ends in shooting, death

An officer-involved shooting occured in the area of Ocean Boulevard and 14th Place around 3:15pm on Sunday, April 27, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). Long Beach police were assisting the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) when deputies pursued a male adult suspect into Long Beach from Compton after a felony assault…

Around Town

READ MY LIPS What Lip-reading classes Who Hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter Where Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood When Mondays from 10am to noon and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11:30am More Info Call (562) 438-0597 or visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org .

LBPD canvases April 5 crime scene to seek public’s help in locating suspects

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) coordinated a crime-scene canvassing Eucalyptus Avenue and Burnett Street Wednesday afternoon, going door-to-door seeking witnesses of an April 5, 2014 shooting that resulted in the April 8, 2014 death of 51-year-old Herbert Shephard of Los Angeles. A second victim, a 51-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was injured during…

SHPD honors its volunteers for community, military service

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) recognized the members of its volunteer program with an appreciation luncheon at Eastside Mario’s in Lakewood on Sunday, April 27. The members of the program have contributed over 3,300 hours of service, according to the SHPD, performing a variety of duties that include vacation watches, National Night Out, DUI…

Making a unique statement with art and wall decor

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist Because I am an artist, I know that the key to creating harmonious and wonderful places where we love to spend time is to include artwork in your home and business. Novelist Jerzy Kosinski once said, “The principals of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” No matter where and…