Z world according to Zoe | Aug. 18

I remember the first gay person I met. I think everyone does. For me, it was my youth group leader at my church– the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach (UUCLB). She always wore a small braid in her long, blonde hair and tie-dye shirts, or so my 7-year-old memory serves me. She and her…

Letters, emails and website comments | Aug. 18

Standing up, speaking out We at the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations mourn the death of Heather Heyer and the lives damaged by the heinous act of violence of a white supremacist who plowed his car into a crowd of anti-hate protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the last weekend. Our deepest sympathies go…

New LBUSD year to begin Aug. 30

The new academic year begins Wednesday, Aug. 30 for most students in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). Students who are new to the school district may pre-register beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22. Pre-registration of new students is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis at each school, according to LBUSD. Attendance at a school of…

LBPD arrests 18-year-old for murder of LB man

On Aug. 14, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) detectives arrested Drake Loza, an 18-year-old resident of Long Beach and documented gang member, in the area of 10th Street and Orange Avenue, for the Aug. 12 murder of Jonathan Sandoval-Aleman. The killing took place in the area of 7th Street and Orange Avenue. Loza was booked…

Two pedestrians killed in separate traffic accidents

This week the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) reported two vehicular accidents that resulted in fatalities of pedestrians. The first occurred Monday, Aug. 14 at approximately 1:15am at Long Beach Boulevard and Bort Street, resulting in the death of a man who had been struck by a car. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered…

Around town | Aug. 18

MOVIES IN THE PARK What Movie screenings Who Hosted by The 100 Days of Summer When Friday, Aug. 18 through Wednesday, Aug. 23 at dusk, around 8pm Where Moana at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St. (Aug. 18); Beauty and the Beast at Scherer Park, 430 E. 49th St. (Aug. 21) and Wardlow Park, 3457…

Event to highlight artistic achievements, education

The Arts Council for Long Beach will host its annual State of the Arts event in partnership with the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6pm to 9pm. The event brings together residents, the creative community and city leaders to celebrate the arts in Long Beach. In addition to announcing new…

Port of Long Beach sees busiest month ever

Surging cargo volume in July set a record for the best month in the Port of Long Beach’s 106-year history, surpassing the previous high mark set in August 2015 for the number of containers moved across its docks, according to port officials. With total volume of 720,312 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) in July, cargo traffic has…

Health officials report increases in mosquitoes, West Nile Virus risk

In recent weeks, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has seen a marked increase in West Nile virus (WNV) activity across its jurisdiction. Forty-nine mosquito samples tested positive for WNV last week alone. Year-to-date, the vector control district has detected West Nile virus activity in more than 50 cities and communities within…

Eye on Crime | Aug. 18

Thursday, Aug. 10 11:08am Forgery 2200 block E. Willow St. 2:01pm Felony parole violation, use or access of card account data without consent 2500 block Walnut Ave. (suspect taken into custody) Friday, Aug. 11 12:53pm Rape Skyline Dr./Dawson Ave. 1:39pm Battery 900 block E. 33rd St. 4:43pm Petty theft 700 block E. Spring St. (suspect…