Wellness event to provide mental-health information, resources

Approximately one out of every four Americans suffers with some form of a mental-health challenge in their lifetime. With May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with many community organizations, will conduct the “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” community health and…

The Campaign Trail

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster has announced his endorsement of James Johnson for Long Beach City Council, 7th District. “James Johnson has the experience and leadership we need on the Long Beach City Council,” Foster said. “I know James will always put the neighborhoods of the 7th District first and get right to work on…

LB has two-wheeled activities planned for National Bike Month

In celebration of National Bike Month and to further advance the City’s goal of becoming the most bike-friendly city in America, the City of Long Beach has put together a calendar of activities for Bike Month 2010. The activities featured on the calendar have appeal for cyclists of all ages and skill levels, from the…

World TeamTennis coming to LB this summer

Professional World TeamTennis will come to the Billie Jean King Tennis Center this summer, with the Newport Beach Breakers’ home match on Wednesday, July 21. Gates will open at 5:30pm and the match will start at 7:05pm. The first 100 juniors up to age 12 will receive a free Breakers T-shirt. Tickets are $20 and…

Pink Party to kick off Pride weekend downtown

The 3rd Annual Pink Party is set to kick off Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride weekend on Friday, May 14 at 7pm on Pine Avenue between Broadway and Third Street, where an expanded venue will accommodate enhanced entertainment and an anticipated record-breaking crowd.

Low voter turnout marks LB election; changes in store

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Only 34,976 of Long Beach’s 238,294 bothered to vote in the city’s primary nominating election on Tuesday, April 13. Of those who voted, 15,269 went to the polls and 19,707 mailed in their ballots. The two groups combined totaled 14.7 percent voter participation. That small minority of voters picked most…

LB names new park after civil-rights activist Rosa Parks

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Long Beach has found a way to provide open space to one of its communities while honoring a person who was pivotal in America’s Civil Rights movement. Last Thursday, April 8, city officials conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park named after Rosa Parks, the famous African-American woman who…

Long Beach divers compete at national championships

Three Long Beach high-school students competed in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the USA Diving Western Junior National Championships last weekend. Wilson High School senior Larry Reinhard, Jr. and Poly High School sophomore Deon Reid both qualified to compete in the boys 16- to18-year-old competition. Millikan High School senior Paulina Guzman qualified in the girls 16- to…

LB offering online parking reservations for Grand Prix

For the third year in a row, the City of Long Beach is offering online parking reservations that allow customers to reserve a parking space in advance for the 2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. New services this year include evening valet parking reservations for the Rainbow Harbor/Pike restaurants and businesses, including online valet…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart Dear Long Beacheans (is that a word?), Next Tuesday is a very important day for Long Beach’s voting residents. Not only are you being asked to vote for mayor, prosecutor and city attorney, those of you in Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 also need to decide who you want to…

New candidate joins race as write-in for 7th District

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Just when it seemed as if most of the election campaigning was done, a new write-in candidate threw his hat into the ring. On March 29– 16 days before the April 13 Long Beach Primary Election– Fernando Bernabe filed papers with the city clerk’s office to run as a candidate…