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"Long Beach Unified is going to do everything in its power to ensure that you're able to go to (Long Beach) City College, Cal State Long Beach, do whatever you want to do in life," LBUSD Superintendent Chris Steinhauser said to the 115 Webster Elementary School fifth graders present. "But yo…

I am writing as a Long Beach citizen concerned for the safety and welfare of our community’s residents. My training and experience as a physician, hospital administrator, pubic health advisor, mental health advocate and innovator, provide me with a broad view of some of the facts associated with intended and unintended consequences resulting from closure of Long Beach Community Hospital (LBCH).

The Greek playwright Euripides mined the Trojan War for drama more than 2,400 years ago. He wrote a trilogy of plays on the historic event. One of them, "The Trojan Women," took a more progressive, feminine perspective on the subject. Euripides's work has been adapted multiple times since then, including a 1972 film adaptation that starred Katherine Hepburn.

The League of Women Voters of Long Beach Area are hosting an event addressing women's health issues in politics from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 17, at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave.