Long Beach BARK
BARK volunteers Linda Attardo and Guinness
For anyone that owns a pet it isn’t hard to understand how they provide their own form of therapy for us humans. They brighten your mood when you’re feeling down and relax you when you’re stressed.
The Long Beach Public Library is implementing a program to help children increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.
“This program will be especially useful for students who might be uncomfortable reading aloud in class, but would still love to read to a non-judgmental, calming dog,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
On December 10, 2011, more than 30 certified therapy dogs and their handlers from BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) will be walking in the Long Beach Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade and giving away 2,200 books to neighborhood children.
As part of GLOBAL (arts month) in Long Beach, and for some pre-Halloween flavor, First Fridays tonight, October 7 will “Raise the Spirits” for a jam-packed night in Bixby Knolls.
Transit Oriented Development Will Support Active, Creative Seniors
A 200-unit, transit-oriented residential community designed for active seniors will begin to take shape on Thursday, April 21, with the groundbreaking ceremony for the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony (Colony).
Photo by Wayan Vota
Our Howl’oween Spooktacular will showcase a costume contest, groovy gift bags and prizes!
Hey dog lovers! Do you also love Halloween? i Love Dogs and Hotel Maya are holding their fifth and final “Mojitos & Mutts” Happy Hour.
Photo by Sheryl
Calling all dog lovers! i Love Dogs and Hotel Maya are holding their fourth “Mojitos & Mutts” Happy Hour. We’re pleased to announce that this event will benefit the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, a rescue organization based out of Southern California.
Photo by Sheryl
Attention dog lovers! The Hotel Maya–i Love Dogs “Mojitos & Mutts” Happy Hour series is back with event No. 3 and this time around the party will benefit Molly’s Mutts & Meows, a Los Angeles-area non-profit rescue group that pulls dogs and cats out of shelters and works to find them loving forever homes.
By Dennis C Smith
It’s 6:30 as we quietly close the front door. We head down our walk, Harrison trotting to the end of his leash looking for Bailey. Blaire holds tight to the leash and slips her small hand into mine.
We head up the street to turn east on Claiborne, no Bailey.