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Events Calendar: Oct. 20- Oct.26

Events Calendar: Oct. 20- Oct.26

Spiders and Monsters and Ghosts, Oh My! at Flights of Fantasy Story Theater on Thursday, October 26 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Hill Avenue Branch Library 55…

Free Lip Reading Classes Resume in January

Monday and Wednesday reoccurring free Lip Reading classes resumed on Monday, January 12th and Wednesday, January 14th and are offered through the Hearing Loss Association of America Long…

Long Beach Playhouse Hosts the American Association of Community Theatre’s California State Festival

The Long Beach Playhouse is pleased to be the host of the American Association of Community Theatre’s (AACT) 2015 California State Festival (AACTFest). AACT is a national organization…

Community

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Buy Time as Bag Ban Is on Hold

On September 30 of this year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill…

CSULB Receives the Carnegie Foundation’s 2015 Community Engagement Classification

Students, Faculty and Staff Bring Strong Institutional Focus and Applicable Service-Learning to Long Beach and…

Countywide Services Division Acquires Three Trailing Canines

Countywide Services Division Acquires Three Trailing Canines

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has added three new canines to its repertoire, increasing…

Undetermined Deaths; Possibly Related To Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

On Monday, January 12, 2015, at approximately 6:50 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to…

Police Release Photos of Vehicles of Interest in July 2014 Murder Case; Seek Public’s Help

Police Release Photos of Vehicles of Interest in July 2014 Murder Case; Seek Public’s Help

Long Beach Police are asking for the public’s help with the investigation of the gang-related…

Entertainment

HLAA Celebrates Food, Bingo and Technology

Members and guests of the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America are set to meet for their Annual Pot Luck on Thursday, December 11th to…

New Year’s Eve 2015 aboard the Queen Mary – Auld Lang ‘Shine’:

New Year’s Eve 2015 aboard the Queen Mary – Auld Lang ‘Shine’:

The Queen Mary bids farewell to 2014 with a legendary New Year’s Eve party certain to make her birthplace proud – Auld Lang ‘Shine’. Inspired by the liner’s…

Gone Girl is a Heightened but, Unfortunately, Accurate Reflection of Our Culture

By Michael James Gonzalez It’s not surprising that this weekend’s number one movie at the box office was Gone Girl. The film stars a handsome, all-American male, the…

Celebrate the Queen Mary’s 80th anniversary:

Everyone is Invited to join the Sept. 26 celebration The world’s most beloved ocean liner turns 80 on September 26 and the public is invited to join a…

Crime

Young Man Shot; Motive and Suspect Unknown

On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 1500 block of Sherman Place regarding…

Upset Protestors Rally Against Ferguson Verdict, Block Freeways

by Jennifer Schlueter With great suspense spectators all over the nation awaited the verdict of the grand jury in Ferguson last…

National News

Elections: Gov. Brown stays in office for record term, Prop 47 passes

by Jennifer Schlueter Last Tuesday, Republicans celebrated their victories across the nation, which gave them control over the state Senate. In California, they were able to deny…

California ranks 48th best on business taxes

California has the 48th best tax climate in the U.S. according to the latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released last Tuesday by the…

Arts and Culture

New Queen Mary exhibit shows why America, and 11 U.S. presidents, loved Bob Hope

New Queen Mary exhibit shows why America, and 11 U.S. presidents, loved Bob Hope

The Queen Mary is proud to host a traveling exhibit on America’s “most honored” entertainer Bob Hope – friend of U.S. troops, presidents and generations of fans.…

Playhouse extends Fiddler on the Roof Two added performances August 22 & 23, 2014

Due to sell-out crowds, the Long Beach Playhouse is extending its production of Fiddler on the Roof for one additional weekend: August 22 and 23. “The production…

Real Estate/Home & Garden

Port helps fund homeless center garden and solar carport

Port contributes $330,000 to green projects In a festive ceremony, two Port of Long Beach grant-funded environmental projects had their grand openings Wednesday morning, Sept. 10, at…

HGTV.com features Arcadia Designer Bruce Snell

In February HGTV’s “Designers Showcase” staff contacted an Arcadia designer and asked him to do an interview on HGTV’s website. They explained the goal of the website…

Education

Significant Drops in Suspensions and Expulsions for Second Year in a Row

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in…

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

By Jennifer Schlueter “Everyone is at risk and more than 300 death cases! We are all scared,” Hindo ends his email from Sierra Leone to his sister…

Restaurants

Inaugural Oktoberfest brings out beers lovers at Santa Anita

Inaugural Oktoberfest brings out beers lovers at Santa Anita

[wowslider id=”11″] On Saturday October 12 Santa Anita’s infield hosted the Dog Haus inaugural Oktoberfest to the delight of German beer lovers everywhere. 28 German and craft…

SANTA ANITA PARK OPENS THE GATES TO THE MOST UBER-RIFICOKTOBERFEST SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2013

SANTA ANITA PARK OPENS THE GATES TO THE MOST UBER-RIFICOKTOBERFEST SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2013

Need a tip on where the hottest and coolest Oktoberfest celebration is this year…Santa Anita Park is your best bet by far! On Saturday October 12 at…

Community

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc. Announces Annual Theme & Art Contest

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc. has selected the 2015 Annual Pride Celebration theme of “Color our World with Pride” and is currently seeking entries of…

Long Beach Health Dept. Holding Health Insurance Enrollment Event at The Center Long Beach on Dec. 6

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will hold a health insurance enrollment event on Saturday, December 6, from 10 am to 2 pm at…

Real Estate/Home & Garden

Colorado Street Bridge Centennial Exhibition opens at Pasadena Museum of History

Colorado Street Bridge Centennial Exhibition opens at Pasadena Museum of History

The Colorado Street Bridge – iconic landmark, connecting thoroughfare, engineering marvel, artistic inspiration, preservation model, and film star – is the focus of a new exhibition at…

Housing investors fuel the market recovery, favoring buy and hold over flipping, A.A.R. finds

More than two-thirds (67 percent) of investor buyers paid cash Investors have played a key role in the California housing market recovery for the past four years.…

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