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Childrens Benefit League will have a garage sale Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8am to 3pm at 1920 Lees Ave. Christmas crafts and more will be offered.
Prudential California Realty’s Bixby Knolls office has organized a California Heights community garage sale set for Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8am to 3pm. Seventy households are expected to participate in the sale, which will encompass the quad between Wardlow on the south, 37th on the north, Atlantic on the west, and Orange to the east. More info at
In honor of Litter-Free Long Beach Month, the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) and Litter-Free Long Beach will conduct a neighborhood alley and street clean-up on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9am to noon. Meet at the corner of Spring Street and Del Mar Avenue next to the Blue Line between Pacific Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. Tools and supplies will be provided. Also, tires and e-waste (anything with a cord) will be accepted for recycling. High school community service hours available. Contact Jill at (562) 599-1822 or email
California Heights United Methodist Church at 3759 Orange Ave., will host a “Shades of Autumn” auction on Saturday, Nov. 14. The silent auction will last from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, and the live auction will be from 6pm to 8pm. There will be a baked potato bar for $5 per person or $15 per family. Go to or call (562) 595-1996.
The Questing Heirs Genealogy Society of Long Beach will have its monthly meeting on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 1:15pm to 4pm in the parish hall of Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1900 East Carson St. Elaine Alexander, the featured speaker, will give a presentation titled “Ports Of Our Past.” She is a specialist in materials and techniques for use in researching passenger lists and naturalization records. Call (562) 598-3027.
Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve general well-being. This worldwide non-profit organization, founded in 1937, holds weekly meetings every Monday at 10am at the San Pedro Mental Health Center, 150 W. 7th St., in San Pedro. Call (310) 306-6766 or go
The Friends of Signal Hill Library will present Bruce Hulse, author of Sex, Love, and Fashion: A Memoir of a Male Model, on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7pm at the Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 Hill St. Books will be available for purchase. Hulse reveals behind-the-scenes scoop of his globe-trotting career working with some of the industry’s biggest names, as well as details of the exhilarating successes and painful failures he experienced on his way to the top. Call (562) 989-7330.
The Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) monthly meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 16 from 7pm to 9pm at Veterans Park Community Center, 101 East 28th St. There will be presentations on the Kroc Center and the Metro Blue Line Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Plan. Contact Jill at (562) 599-1822 or email
Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal is inviting the public to a consumer education seminar Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10am to noon at the El Dorado Park Senior Center, 2800 Studebaker Rd.
Join friends, family and the Long Beach community at-large to celebrate the life of student Melody Ross on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at the Art Theatre, 2025 E. 4th St. The 16-year-old Cambodian-American teen was accidentally killed by gunfire on Oct. 30 after a homecoming game at Wilson High School. $10 donation will benefit Ross memorial trust. Event will include performances by local musicians, including; PraCh, an internationally celebrated Cambodian-American rapper from Long Beach who was Melody’s favorite musical artist; Universal Speakers; DaddyScotty, Mike the Poet, and Jumakae Yograj.
Simon Malcomber, assistant professor of biological sciences at California State University, Long Beach, is providing a number of different opportunities to improve plants for food and biofuels. He will discuss his work during a presentation on “Feeding the World” at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) Fellows Colloquium and Dean’s Breakfast at 7:30am on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the CSULB Pyramid Annex conference room. The colloquium and dean’s breakfast are free to members of the CNSM Fellows and CNSM students, and $25 for non-members. For reservations, visit or call (562) 985-7446.
Vice Mayor Val Lerch, 9th District, will host a town hall meeting with special guests from Claremont Graduate University discussing higher education, on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 6:30pm to 8pm at Community Grace Brethren, 5885 Downey Ave. (free parking in back)
At least 20 employers will be offering internship and job opportunities at a Diversity Solutions Mega Career Fair from 11am to noon on Friday, Nov. 20 at First Congregational Church, Patterson Hall, 241 Cedar Ave. The event is free, open to the public and includes free parking. More at
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites the public to participate in its monthly Beach Clean-Up and Native Garden Workdays on the first Saturday of each month. Volunteers learn about shoreline habitats and the coastal sage scrub native plant community, while discovering the benefits of protecting these environments. The collective effort of volunteers who spend two hours removing beach debris and garden weeding can make a real difference along the heavily impacted shoreline. The next clean-up and workday will be Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8am to 10am. Reservations are required. Call (310) 548-7562. Volunteers of all ages and abilities welcome. Parking tickets will be validated.
The next restaurant to be featured for the Bixby Knolls Supper Club will be Hof’s Hut at 4251 Long Beach Blvd. on Monday, Dec. 7 at 6:30pm. Bring your own wine; no corkage fee. Order straight off the menu, and enjoy free individual pie for dessert with dinner order. Reservations a must. RSVP to: The purpose of the club is to promote local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically their slowest nights.

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