Around Town

The North Long Beach Community Action Group will have its monthly meeting at the North Police Substation, 4851 Atlantic Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 2pm to 4pm. The Neighborhood Resource Center will be presenting information regarding their function in the community with the neighborhood leadership program NUSA. Call (562) 428-7710.
Rancho Los Cerritos’s final docent-led garden tour of the year will be Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2:30pm. Enjoy fall colors, see if the ginkgo has turned golden and explore the history of the gardens from their first plantings in the 1840s through the renovation in 1931. Reservations for this free tour are required by calling (562) 570-1755.
Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal and a group of experts will host a financial forum for people who want the latest information about protecting senior citizens from scam artists. The free meeting will be from 10am to noon on Monday, Nov. 2 at Peck Park, 560 N. Western Ave. in San Pedro.
FreeSpirit Yoga will host the American Red Cross Blood Mobile in the back parking lot at 3910 Atlantic Ave. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 2pm to 8pm. Those who call for an appointment will be entered into a drawing to win a quarter unlimited series of yoga classes as well as a drawing for a $500 shopping spree. Call (562) 989-9959 to make an appointment, and be sure to bring ID.
The Long Beach Area Republican Party will feature Gabriella Holt, President/CEO of Citizens for California Reform, at its upcoming town hall meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Holt will be speaking on the state constitutional amendment initiative to return California to a part-time legislature, as it had in years prior to 1966. All are welcome to attend. The free meeting will take place at The Grand in the Pacific Room, 4101 E. Willow St. Program will begin at 6:30pm.
The public is invited to attend, learn more and voice their opinions about Cabe Bros. Toyota’s appeal of the rejection of its request to erect a large electronic sign at the intersection of Wardlow Road and Long Beach Boulevard. The project was rejected by both the Planning Commission and the City Council to prevent the negative impact to sight-lines and excessive light on area homes and businesses. Cabe Bros. reps will explain the project and how they intend to minimize the impact to surrounding homes and businesses. The meeting will be at Hughes Middle School auditorium, 3846 California Ave., on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30pm.
Nino’s Italian Restaurant Art Bar, 3853 Atlantic Ave., will host a reception for Long Beach watercolor artist Don De Lew Friday, Nov. 6 from 6pm to 10pm. De Lew’s artwork will be on exhibit for the month of November.
Justin Rudd, the new director of the Teen and Miss Long Beach pageants, is inviting past titleholders to be his guest at the Sunday, Nov. 15 pageant at The Grand Long Beach Events Center. They will be recognized onstage at the 6pm pageant and will be guests of honor at the after-party following the pageant that evening. The Miss Long Beach pageant began in 1950 and Miss Teen Long Beach started in 1995. The pageants were transferred to Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team in late December 2008, and 2009 will mark the addition of the “Little Miss” and “Mrs.” titles, as well as the addition of the Little Miss/Teen/Miss/Mrs. Southern California designations. More at Email

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