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Entries Tagged as 'Community'

Police Chief Jim McDonnell getting his message out to LB communities

May 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Community, News

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Long Beach’s new chief of police is becoming a familiar face around town. Sworn in about two months ago, Jim McDonnell has gone to several informal gatherings to introduce himself to the city’s residents. Last Monday, he was the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Wrigley Association. About […]

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Schipske seeking donations for 3rd Community Baby Shower

May 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Community, News

The Third Annual Community Baby Shower, organized by 5th District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, will take place Thursday, May 20, at the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department, 2525 Grand Ave. 
The Community Baby Shower is a program designed by Schipske, a registered nurse practitioner, which collects donations of basic necessities for newborns. […]

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Local officials help celebrate downtown school’s 10th birthday

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Community, Education, News

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, City Councilman Robert Garcia, Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal and Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Chris Steinhauser all showed up at a birthday party last Thursday (March 11). It was the 10th anniversary celebration for the New City School, […]

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Groundbreaking marks construction start for new North LB fire station

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Community, News, Safety

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer After almost a decade of behind-the-scenes work by community activists and city officials, a new fire station is about to be built in North Long Beach. Even though a sometimes-heavy rain was falling, about 80 people came to the official groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station 12, on the northeast corner […]

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Shannon v. Reeves forum focuses on track records, philosophies

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Community, News, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The two seasoned lawyers argued politely over which one of them was the best choice for Long Beach City Attorney. Incumbent Bob Shannon pointed to his 12 successful years in the office, while challenger Tom Reeves, who is currently the Long Beach City Prosecutor, insisted he could do a better […]

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