Port of Long Beach celebrating its 100th year

Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Photo (above) from 1911, showing the SS Iaqua, the first ship to call at the Port of Long Beach Once a one-pier facility, the Port of Long Beach has experienced exponential growth into becoming a seaport giant and Long Beach’s most well known achievement. What a difference a century makes.…

Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance meeting provides insight into medical marijuana dispensaries, LB’s Redevelopment Agency

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern The Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) had its monthly meeting on Monday at Veterans Park Social Hall, 101 E. 28th St., from 7pm to 9pm to discuss upcoming volunteer opportunities, police activity in the West Division, 6th and 7th District council reports, the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) in Long Beach,…

LB native competes for Survivor’s million-dollar prize in Nicaragua

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern After 21 seasons and over ten years of competition, CBS’s reality behemoth Survivor has cast its first contestant who’s also a current Long Beach resident, for its 22nd season, Survivor: Redemption Island. The chosen applicant is 26-year-old Stephanie Valencia, a distribution manager for a Signal Hill-based tequila label, Marquez…