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Dr. Gerhard Kohn and his wife Irena had studied the impacts of early childhood development — or the lack of it — intensely in the mid-20th Century. In 1967, they determined to do something about it, at least in Long Beach.

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Sunset Sip on Sept. 14 raised more than $170,000 for the Guidance Center, which provides children and family mental health care to residents of Long Beach, San Pedro and Compton.

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Six homes in the largest historical district in Long Beach will open their doors to the public on Sunday, Oct. 6., for the Cal Heights Historical Home Tour.

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Runners and walkers are hitting the beach Saturday, Sept. 28, to raise money for cancer support programs at Long Beach MemorialCare, and there's still plenty of time to register before the price to participate goes up.

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The LBS Financial Credit Union donated supplies to the Franklin School earlier this month including 1,400 Crayola markers, 864 colored pencils, 60 uniform shirts, 50 gift cards for student incentives and more.

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A Night at the Aquarium, a fundraiser for Century Villages at Cabrillo, runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 12), at the aquarium, 100 Aquarium Way. Tickets are $100 and money raised supports the Villages, which works to break the cycle of homelessness. Go to www.centuryvilla…

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Sanghak Kan and his wife, Sophea Chim, moved to the United States from Cambodia in 2017 with their two daughters — now 7 and 2 years old — leaving behind their home, job and family.

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John Chapman, a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

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Paul Kaminski, former vice president/chief development officer at  the Providence St. Joseph Health St. Mary Medical Center, has become the new executive director of the Long Beach City College Foundation.

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What would you do after a 44-year career of public service, almost half of that square in the public eye as one of Long Beach's top elected officials?

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Giving quilts to those in need, knowing what a difference a little warmth can make in a person’s life, is the driving force behind North Long Beach-based Wrap the Kids: The Homeless Making a Difference.

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The Harbor of Hope Women's Cancer Foundation hosts a Meet-and-Greet fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Seal Beach Yacht Club, 255 N Marina Dr. in Seal Beach. There will be live music, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. Visit www.harborofhopewcf.org/events.

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It's 7 p.m. on a Tuesday night on Fourth Street and people have been lined up since 2 p.m. outside a laundromat here. They've been waiting for a chance to do their wash — for free.

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Donate a towel or blanket to the spcaLA between now and Sept. 1 at SusieCakes, and you can buy-one get-one free in exchange for the donation. The Long Beach SusieCakes is at 4201 McGowan St.

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What would you do after a 44-year career of public service, almost half of that square in the public eye as one of Long Beach's top elected officials?

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“Mentoring is really about being there for someone, offering guidance … opening up horizons, and just providing an open ear and an open heart,” Dr. Pamela Blake said.

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Every August, the history of the automobile rolls onto the competition field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This year, 216 classic cars from 17 countries and 31 states represented the evolution of the automotive dream.

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The We Run the City 5K/10K/Kids Run featuring a USC/UCLA rivalry begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the airport, 2830 E. Wardlow Rd. The event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Southern California. Entry fees start at $40 for adults. Go to www.sosc.org/events.

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For more than a century, Long Beach has been dubbed the Iowa by the sea, and this marks 119 years Southern California Iowans will gather for the annual Iowa by the sea picnic.

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This year's Special Olympics Nordholm Golf Classic is Friday, Aug. 2, a Rec Park Golf Course, 5001 Deukmejan Dr. Entry fee is $175. Go to https://sosc.org/nordholmclassic.