Bixby Knolls revving up for Dragster Expo, Car Show

The cackle of the 3000-horsepower racing machines reverberates through the ears, the flames leap out of the engines in the dusk of the summer evening, the smell of nitro fuel permeates the air, and the mind recalls the legends of the famed Lions Drag Strip, as a dozen vintage Top Fuel dragsters simultaneously fire up…

BKBIA tackling potential graffiti problem head-on

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) recently partnered with the Department of Public Works to eliminate graffiti in the Bixby area as soon as it occurs. The BKBIA is encouraging all business owners and residents to call the city’s graffiti hotline to report any “tags” as soon as possible, but the organization is also…

Two Bixby eateries among Restaurant Writers Association’s four-star winners

Twenty-two Long Beach restaurants were honored with special awards from the prestigious Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. Three restaurants earned double gold, winning the coveted Golden Sceptre–5 star and Golden Bacchus Wine awards. Additionally, Elise Benavidez of Elise’s Tea Room was recognized as Pastry Chef of the Year. Long Beach had the honor of hosting…

Audience participation highlighting next First Fridays

Coming out of holiday hibernation with plenty of art, music, and opportunities for attendees to show off their performance skills, the Feb. 5 First Fridays event will celebrate the theme “Universal Love.” The improv troupe Held2Gether will provide entertainment for “Tea Room Comedy Night” at Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave., encouraging audience participation and…

Holiday lighting events planned

The cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill will be ringing in the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Avenue, in Signal Hill, on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6pm. The Wireless Communication Antenna Tower Holiday Tree will be lit as Kris Kringle makes a guest appearance. Entertainment…

Roberts demolition underway for Marshalls store in Bixby Knolls

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer When the bucket of the 100,000-pound excavator smashed into the wall, cheers and applause rose up from the approximately 100 onlookers. They were there to observe and celebrate the beginning of the demolition of the old Roberts Department Store building last Thursday (October 15) morning. The building, located in the…