Months after depot at park burns down, nearby farm lot is vandalized

Farm’s founder believes transients are responsible for both incidents

​Editor’s note​ It has been brought to the attention ​of our editorial staff ​that Signal Hill Petroleum does not have 24-​hour security​,​ as was reported i​n​ the following story. ​The City of Long Beach notified us this week that the statement ​provided was ​later​ discovered to be incorrect. In what some believe to be another…

'Never stop loving the person you want to love'

Local officiant offering free weddings in response to Trump administration

A local officiant is hoping to use the power of “I do” to defend minorities, the LGBTQ community and others who feel insecure after an emotionally charged election campaign that included sometimes brazen remarks from President-elect Donald Trump’s camp about certain ethnic groups and same-sex marriage. The Great Officiants, a wedding officiant company based in…

Lowenthal to co-chair PORTS Caucus

U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) on Monday joined Congressmember Ted Poe (TX-02) as a co-chair of the bipartisan House Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security (PORTS) Caucus. Lowenthal succeeds retiring co-chair Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44), who with Poe, founded the caucus in 2011 with the mission of promoting the importance of our nation’s ports to…

Around Town | Dec. 2

IT’S AN HONOR What Dinner and awards presentation Who Presented by the Long Beach Branch NAACP When Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30pm Where The Hilton Long Beach, 701 W. Ocean Blvd. More Info The event will honor NAACP affiliates and those closely involved with the Long Beach community. Non-member tickets are $125, and member tickets…

Holiday TV Guide | Dec. 2

Friday, December 2 Noon (FOOD) “Giada’s Holiday Handbook” Giada hosts a party for her large extended family to celebrate Christmas. 2:30 p.m. (FREE) “The Year Without a Santa Claus” Santa decides to take time off because he feels people have lost the spirit of Christmas. 5:10 p.m. (FREE) Movie “A Christmas Carol” (2009) Voices of…