Long Beach schoolchildren
Councilmember Al Austin and the Andy Street Community Association are joining together to help more than 1,000 kids get ready for the start of school.
On Saturday, schoolchildren are scheduled to receive backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as free haircuts, health screenings and free food at the “Back to School Summer Blast.” During the event, there will also be an opportunity for community members to provide input on what they would like Phase II of Davenport Park to look like.
Before students can get back to their desks and pick up the traditional three Rs — reading, writing and arithmetic — there’s one end-of-summer hurdle to get out of the way: back-to-school shopping!
Parents, before you run in horror, hide your car keys and tear up your checkbooks, you should know that the back-to-school shopping season doesn’t have to be stressful or wallet draining.
A speed detection system, dubbed “Operation Rest in Red” has been installed on the 7500 block of East Wardlow Road to calm traffic between Studebaker Road and Claremore Avenue. Drivers have been known to speed along this 6,000 foot stretch of roadway despite the City’s best efforts to compel compliance with the 45 mile per hour speed limit.
Hundreds of students from area schools visited the Aquarium of the Pacific on April 13 thanks to a donation from SAVOR…Long Beach. The corporation donated to the Aquarium’s scholarship program for the tenth consecutive year, allowing children to visit during the Grand Prix of Long Beach, when the Aquarium is closed to the general public.