Veterans voice concerns regarding misdiagnosis, lack of services

Parking problems and lack of services were some of the many concerns local veterans had Dec. 1 in a town-hall meeting presented by the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, which offered assistance to both personal and widespread veteran issues. The town hall is held every quarter in an an effort to improve communication with veterans…

Coloring his world

Imitating Life

Yet another talented artist I discovered by flipping through images on Instagram is Byron Rhodes, a 34-year-old originally from Bakersfield. He now lives in Pasadena with his wife, Jill. Rhodes has a bachelor’s of art from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Although he currently works as a “pest-control technician,” he’s pursuing his dream…

Holiday TV Guide | Dec. 4

Friday, December 4 Noon (FAM) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July During a July vacation, Rudolph and Frosty find themselves in danger. 2 p.m. (HALL) Movie “A Holiday Engagement” (2011) Haylie Duff. A woman hires a man to come home and pretend to be her fiancé over the holidays. 4 p.m. (FAM) Movie “I’ll Be…

Two arrested, charged with attempted murder

A male adult and a male juvenile were arrested and have now been charged with attempted murder for their involvement in two shootings. On Monday, Aug. 10, at approximately 10:30pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the 1600 block of 10th Street regarding a hit shooting. When officers arrived, they found four victims…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Dec. 4

While listening to my car radio Wednesday night, I heard one of the news reporters discussing the San Bernardino mass shootings that had occurred earlier in the day. During his broadcast he said that some are wondering about acts of terrorism in non-wartorn areas and asked, “Is it the new norm?” His words made me…

Holidays presents hidden hazards

When most of us think about holiday meals, images of turkey, stuffing and time spent with loved ones typically come to mind, not fire hazards. However, an increased risk of fire is, in fact, a reality of the holidays. Three times as many home-cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day. NFPA’s latest…

Eye on Crime | Dec. 4

Crimes reported by the LBPD Council districts 6, 7 & 8 (no arrest information supplied) Thursday, Nov. 26 11:02am Robbery– person 2800 block Atlantic Ave. 5pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 2500 block Olive Ave. 7:47pm Assault– not firearm 2100 block Elm Ave. Friday, Nov. 27 12:30am Grand theft– motor vehicle 3600 block California Ave. 7:17am…