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Pilates Joe: A friendly, affordable fitness studio


Although it’s taken nearly a century to become mainstream, Pilates is now here to stay. Pilates — with its focus on the body’s core and its practice of slow and smooth strengthening, breathing, stretching and concentrating — began in the mid-1920’s with a man named Joe Pilates.

Sweet Embellishments Dessert Bar: Treats that need no reason to celebrate

Tasty Looking Logo!

If you think this logo looks tasty, wait until you try the cupcakes. Okay, so who wants to visit another cupcake shop? Well, Sweet Embellishments Dessert Bar is definitely not just another cupcake shop! It offers a great deal more.

Dana Leigh Photography puts the focus on families, children and pets


Let’s see: On the lawn in your backyard; At the beach by the surf; In a studio, in front of a backdrop… Where do you want your family to be photographed? Where will your engagement pictures be taken? Who can get your baby to giggle?

Long Beach Artist: Tom Vadakan

by Tom Vadakan

by Tom Vadakan Tom Vadakan is a freelance artist located in the Los Altos area of Long Beach, California. His independent work has been shown in galleries around the world, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Barcelona.

WALL-E will be shown at Los Altos Neighborhood Library May 16


Join your neighbors at the Long Beach Public Library for an afternoon matinee. “WALL-E” will be shown at the Los Altos Neighborhood Library on Saturday May 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lynda Fritz Community Room. WALL-E, Pixar’s Academy Award winning tale of a robot who finds romance and a reconnection with humans after hundreds of years alone, is a family-friendly film that received accolades from critics and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

eBook Author Susan Culp to Speak at Los Alto Library May 9


On May 9, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., Long Beach native and author, Susan Culp, will talk about her new E-book: 50 Frogs, 5 Babes and a Bulldog, a comedy about today’s dating world featuring a crazy English bulldog. Culp will also discuss the pros and cons of the E-book industry.

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