By Richard Guzman | [email protected] | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: April 24, 2019 at 11:03 am | UPDATED: April 24, 2019 at 2:12 pm Grab your bike, skates, or best pair of shoes and head to downtown Long Beach on April 27, just make sure to leave the car at home. Beach Streets, a program organized by the city to get people to explore local businesses and restaurants on foot by closing a street to traffic, Beach Streets moves around town to different locations and on April 27 it comes to a 2.5-mile stretch of Pacific Avenue between Third and Willow streets. As people walk or bike the street from 10 a.m.-4 p.m and check out the shops they will also pass by four entertainment hubs offering live music and other fun stuff to do. So if you’re walking the streets here are a few highlights from each hub that you will want to check out. Downtown Hub Where: At Third Street and Pacific Avenue DJ Demo will start the day here at 10 a.m. followed by a performance of the Long Beach Youth … [Read more...] about You can’t drive on Pacific Avenue in Long Beach Saturday, but that’s not a bad thing
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By Shannon M. Hoffman | PUBLISHED: April 16, 2019 at 10:03 am | UPDATED: April 16, 2019 at 10:03 am The 2019 Outstanding Seniors Luncheon, put on by The Lifetime Learning Center Senior Studies Associates Board and Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, will celebrate three older adults whose contributions have an impact on the Long Beach community. Joseph F. Prevratil, Harry Saltzgaver and Shirley Wild will be honored at a luncheon which will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., May 14 at The Grand in Long Beach , 4101 E Willow St., for a “Lifetime of Service.” The honorees: Saltzgaver is a Long Beach journalism stalwart. Saltzgaver has served as executive editor at Gazette Newspapers, based in Belmont Shore, for more than 26 years. He has worked for more than 35 years in the newspaper business, ranging from both weekly to daily papers in both Colorado and California. Popular columnist Wild has covered “social events with charitable purposes” for the … [Read more...] about Saltzgaver, Wild, Prevratil to be honored for “lifetime of service” to Long Beach at 2019 Outstanding Seniors Luncheon
By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: March 29, 2019 at 8:45 am | UPDATED: March 29, 2019 at 4:27 pm If you thought Texas companies abhor California, think again. At Home from the Dallas suburb of Plano is launching a major push into California’s home furnishings market. A new 85,000-square-foot store at Foothill Ranch Towne Center just off the 241 toll road in Lake Forest opened this month. The new At Home store in Foothill Ranch, CA will have its official opening on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The 75,000 square foot store promotes itself as a home decor superstore. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Solmaz Khoeini works the cash register at the new At Home store in Foothill Ranch, CA. The 75,000 square foot store will have its official opening on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsWendi Oliff looks at garden decorations at the new At … [Read more...] about This retailer wants to change how Californians buy home furnishings. First store’s in Lake Forest. Next? Poway, Long Beach, Temecula, Riverside.
By Contributing Writer | | PUBLISHED: February 18, 2019 at 9:27 am | UPDATED: February 18, 2019 at 9:30 am By Joshua Rosen, contributing reporter A gathering of people playing “Pokemon Go” on Second Street witnessed a strange sight on Saturday in Belmont Shore and it didn’t involve Picachu. More than hundred smiling marchers strutted a one-mile loop down the pavement — all clad in bright red shoes, some in high-heels, to boot. It was all to raise awareness for American Heart Month, as part of the ninth annual Red High Heels Walk. The participants organized themselves in Livingston Park around 11:30 a.m., 128 in all. Some carried signs, some strapped on sashes, but all strode along in the mandatory red shoes, ready to march the mile to Bayshore Drive and back. Many people attending the event had been personally affected by heart disease, and a few volunteers shared their stories before the throng took to the red carpet to begin the walk. Organizer Justin … [Read more...] about Walkers strap on red shoes in Long Beach to raise awareness for heart health
By Hunter Lee | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: February 16, 2019 at 5:22 pm | UPDATED: February 16, 2019 at 5:27 pm In 1940, amid a wave of racial injustice, Long Beach saw the emergence of its own NAACP branch, founded by the late Ernest McBride Sr. alongside three other community activists. McBride launched efforts for hiring African American police officers and ending discrimination in housing and employment. Almost 60 years later, the NAACP, which has continued to lead the march toward equality, celebrated its local legacy by recognizing those who have moved mountains in the name of freedom with its “Passing of the Torch of Leadership” awards. About 250 guests congregated Saturday at The Grand Long Beach Events Center to pass on the literal and metaphorical torch to the rising generation of youth. “Passing of the Torch is not just a fancy motto or saying,” Naomi Rainey-Pierson, Long Beach Branch NAACP president, said. “It is necessary. We must pass the … [Read more...] about Long Beach NAACP’s Passing of the Torch of Leadership event honors community leaders who inspire youth