Assembly Member Ted Lieu Will Run for Oropeza’s Senate Seat

Assemblymember Ted Lieu makes his candidacy for the District 28 Senate seat official. Former Assemblymember Ted Lieu announced his official candidacy for the 28th District California Senate seat formerly held by Jenny Oropeza.

Memoir Tells of Seal Beach Woman’s Escape from Nazi Germany

In her life, Eve Turkheimer has overcome many unusual difficulties; yet she has led a charmed life. Poignant Memories shares her stories. Getting through old age doesn’t just denote the number of years spent on Earth, age represents countless heartrending reminiscences and the experience that touch us and chang the world around us.

Schooner or Later: Spend A Day in The Sun

The breakfast burrito at Schooner or Later is huge -- stuffed full of bacon, eggs, potatoes, onions, cheese and green peppers. Weekday Brunch at Schooner or Later With the brisk sun finally showing its face again after a flooded week or two in December, I was in need of some Vitamin D.

New Year’s Eve Transportation: How to get from here to there free, cheap and safe

Long Beach’s many New Year’s Eve parties begin tonight and while the mood may be celebratory it’s a dangerous night to be out on the road.  Americans who drink and drive after holiday parties and festivities make the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s one of the most deadly due to alcohol-related crashes.

Go Long Beach Goes Android; Download City App from Android Marketplace

The Go Long Beach smartphone app is now available for download in the Android Marketplace. On Wednesday the City of Long Beach launched the Android version of the Go Long Beach smartphone app.  The new release comes just two months after the iPhone and mobile web versions of the app were announced in October. 

Go Metro on a free ride for New Year’s Eve

Just like the Long Beach Transit free-ride promotion, Metro will also offer a free fare program for all Metro Bus and Metro Rail lines operating on New Year’s Eve. The free fare program will be in effect between the hours of 9 p.m.

7 People Displaced by Apartment Fire on Myrtle Avenue

At about 6:15 pm on December the 27, the Long Beach Fire Department were called out to an apartment fire in the 1800 block of Myrtle Avenue.  They arrived to find a one-story, multi-family dwelling with heavy smoke and fire coming from a back unit bedroom.

Join Mickey Mouse for Free Christmas Tree Recycling in Long Beach

Meet Mickey, Minnie and your favorite Disney characters at a free Christmas tree recycling event on Tuesday, January 4, at the Long Beach Police North Sub-Station. Each year, an average of 250 tons of holiday trees are recycled in Long Beach.

USPS Unveils New Stamps for 2011

From a former U.S. president to legends of Latin music to the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500-mile auto race to the garden of love, the 2011 commemorative stamp program has something for everyone. The U.S. Postal Service today officially unveiled the images of its commemorative stamp program.

Goodwill Donors Can Find Value at

A new partnership with will give people who donate to Goodwill an easy and accurate way to value their donations for increased tax returns. From a link on Goodwill’s donate page, visitors are sent to and offered a free trial for the first $500 in donation values received, as well as an exclusive discounted membership.

Volunteers Needed for Annual Homeless Count in January

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will conduct the fifth biannual homeless count in Long Beach on Thursday, January 27, 2011. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandates that all jurisdictions that receive federal funds for providing supportive services to the homeless population must complete a point-in-time homeless count every two years.

Don’t Ring in the New Year With a Bang

The Long Beach Police Department is warning residents that indiscriminate gunfire on New Year’s Eve can be dangerous, and could result in jail time. Some residents, as part of celebrating the new year, engage in dangerous behavior, which includes discharging firearms into the air. 

More Carnival Cruises Canceled as Repairs Stretch into February

Carnival Cruise Lines has cancelled additional departures of the Carnival Splendor including the January 16, 23, 30 and February 6 and 13, 2011 voyages to allow for additional repair time following an engine room fire aboard the vessel in November.  

Program Launches in Long Beach to Help Veterans with Untreated PTSD

Nearly 20 percent of all veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but only 40 percent seek treatment for the condition. U.S. Vets is launching an innovative program in Long Beach to identify and treat combat veterans suffering from PTSD who have not sought treatment.

Ready to Get Fit? iPersonal Trainer is the App for That!

Have you ever wanted to hire a personal trainer, but thought it was too expensive? If you have an iPhone and a dollar, that excuse won’t work anymore. Two Southern California entrepreneurs recently announce iPersonal Trainer, a personal fitness app released just in time for New Year’s resolutions.

Clean Trucks Program Expanding as Port Officials Look to Penalize Companies That Skirt the Rules

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted December 20 to expand the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program to include smaller rigs, and to penalize trucking companies that switch cargo from “clean” to “dirty” trucks outside Port terminals, a tactic known as “drayage.” “Class 7” trucks are smaller and less powerful than “Class 8” trucks, which are typically used in the movement of shipping containers to and from ports.

Long Beach State Unveils New Website for 49ers

Long Beach State is proud to announce the development and launch of a fresh look for the home of 49er athletics, The 49ers new home will feature the same great content and access to Long Beach State news, statistics and information.

Subsidized Employment Leads to Real Jobs in Long Beach

The Summer Youth Employment Training Program was made possible through federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. More than 285 employers benefited from 209,000 hours of subsidized employment by 1,040 youth who earned more than $1,503,556 in payroll, and spent at least a portion of it at area businesses, schools or training.

Assistance League of Long Beach: 70 Years of Local Service

Started in 1940, the Long Beach chapter is now the largest in the National Assistance League. recently spoke with Linda Drummond, Press & PR Chairman of Assistance League of Long Beach, via email.

Discoveries by CSULB Professor Change Timeframe of Human Colonization in Eastern Polynesia

“Islands have long been used as models for saying, ‘What happens when humans arrive?,’” explains CSULB Professor Carl Lipo. “Well, a lot happens, but now it happens in a much shorter amount of time, so the degree of impact is much greater; the rate of change that needs to be taken into consideration." New research by an international team of scholars shows early human colonization of Eastern Polynesia took place much faster and more recently than previously proposed.

LB Symphony Goes Sci-Fi with Music of John Williams

Get ready for a blockbuster evening of music when the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra continues its 2010-2011 “This Ain’t Your Daddy’s POPS!” season on Saturday, January 15, 2011 with “The Music of John Williams” featuring Principal POPS!

On Christmas Eve, Noel Becomes 82nd Infant Safely Surrendered in L.A.

The Los Angeles County safe Surrender Program celebrated another success on Christmas Eve. According to Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, this is the sixth baby surrendered this year. “This case could have ended in tragedy, but because of the safe Surrender program, this baby girl has a long life ahead of her,” Knabe said.

Fire Fighters Douse House Fire in 2nd District

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Councilmember Neal, Long Beach RDA Host Paramount Petroleum Public Art Dedication on Dec. 28

On Tuesday, December 28, 2010 the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA), along with Councilmember Steven Neal, 9th District, invite the public to come celebrate the dedication of new Public Art and Façade Improvements at Paramount Petroleum, 2400 Artesia Blvd.

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