Thoughts from the Publisher | Nov. 4

With Veterans Day just around the corner, I want to let our readers know that tomorrow we will all have the opportunity to honor our country’s veterans at the Long Beach Veterans Day Parade. Taking place at 10am, and starting at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street near Houghton Park, the 20th annual…

Letters, emails and website comments | Nov. 4

An unwelcome proposition? I support the Signal Hill City Council’s decision to oppose Measure M. Under the Measure M tax increase, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will get over $7 million per year from Signal Hill and use it to pay for transportation projects in the City of the Los Angeles and other…

LBCC begins search for new president

The Long Beach Community College (LBCC) District Board of Trustees has begun a nationwide search for a new superintendent-president to succeed Eloy Ortiz Oakley, who is leaving LBCC in late December to become chancellor of the California community college system. The Board of Trustees has established a 22-member search committee representing LBCC internal and external…

First Fridays reaches a decade milestone

What started out with very humble beginnings has 10 years later evolved into not only one of the biggest economic drivers for Bixby Knolls but also an economic development model and go-to event for the city. From one business hosting an artist in the evening hours, to two, to four, to six locations scattered in…

How to protect yourself from the resurfaced ‘jury duty’ scam

How to protect yourself from the resurfaced ‘jury duty’ scam

The Long Beach Police Department is again warning the community about a dramatic increase in telephone scams targeting residents and businesses throughout the city of Long Beach and region. In recent weeks, residents have reported a telephone scam where the caller is posing as a law-enforcement official who informs the resident of an outstanding arrest…

Around Town | Nov. 4

WALK ABOUT What Walking tour Who Led by Los Cerritos Wetlands When Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8am to 10am Where Meet at the intersection of PCH and 1st Street More Info Ecologist will lead a nature walk through the Marketplace Marsh. Attendees will see Great Blue Herons. The walk is appropriate for those ages 7…