‘It’s not the party of no anymore’

Major Republican organization celebrates opening of LB headquarters and works to get its party members elected

The last time Los Angeles County voters favored the Republican party, the Olympics were in town and the first Beverly Hills Cop movie had just hit theaters. Fast-forward 33 years, and the county is now blue, despite a Republican president being in the White House. Most of the policies that President Donald Trump has implemented…

Signal Hill City Council approves contract to build dog park

Council also approved contracts to refurbish Hilltop Park artwork and redesign City’s website

It was a night of awards at the Sept. 26 Signal Hill City Council meeting as the council approved contracts for various services– including building a new dog park– and presented prizes to the winners of the 2017 Summer Photo Contest. The council also recognized the sponsors and volunteers who made the summer concerts-in-the-park series…

United Cambodian Community to celebrate 40th year of service with gala

Killing Fields director and founding UCC member to attend anniversary event

It was 40 years ago that a group of Cambodians living in Long Beach joined together to establish an organization– the United Cambodian Community (UCC)– to assist in the resettlement of traumatized refugees from Cambodia. Those refugees had relocated to Long Beach during the Cambodian genocide that occurred from 1975 to 1979 under the Khmer…

Facing ‘this mortal coil’

Longtime disc jockey and Shakespearean director Helen Borgers is fighting for her life and learning about public support along the way

The vibrant, harmonious sounds of the music genre of jazz can prove difficult for many to define. The genre’s origins date back to the late 19th century, when it would eventually evolve from the classical roots of blues and utilize raw instruments, such as trumpets and horns. There has been many a jazz enthusiast over…

How to create a trauma-informed classroom, part 2

Understanding how trauma impacts developing brains and applying that knowledge with love are key components of the trauma-informed model. Armed with this new perspective, the following tips from The Guidance Center’s It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) program that I developed can help you integrate this approach into your classroom. 1. The foundation of…

Trauma-informed education program expands to second LBUSD school

The Guidance Center, a nonprofit child and family mental-health agency, this week announced the expansion of its pilot program It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) and collaboration with Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders High School (PAAL) staff. PAAL is the second school within the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) that has partnered…

Around Town | Sept. 29

PRESENTING… What Gala and awards ceremony Who Hosted by the Centro Community Hispanic Association When Friday, Sept. 29 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm Where Long Beach Convention Center Pacific Ballroom, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. More Info The 20th annual Nuestra Imagen Awards Ceremony will include traditional folklorico dancing, mariachi music and Latin food. Contact Susan Gonzalez…

Eye on Crime | Sept. 29

Thursday, Sept 21 2:00am DUI Redondo Ave./E. 19th St. (suspect arrested) 9:05am Stolen vehicle recovered 2700 block Cherry Ave. 5:29pm Auto burglary 2200 block E. Willow St. 7:03pm Three felony warrants; misdemeanor warrant 700 block E. Spring St. (suspect arrested) 11:09pm Grand theft 3300 block Industry Dr. Friday, Sept. 22 9:32am Auto burglary 2500 block…

EDCO service to continue on Columbus Day

Despite Columbus Day being Monday, Oct. 9, there will be no delay in EDCO’s waste and recycling collection services, according to the company. EDCO’s customer-service offices, including its public disposal site in Signal Hill, will also remain open. This includes Park Waste and Recycling Services and Signal Hill Waste and Recycling Services. Source: EDCO