Business Beat Graphic

Pour On Fourth

Pour on Fourth is basically a neighborhood happy hour, and the good time is returning to Fourth Street’s Retro Row Saturday, Oct. 14.

Tickets are expected to sell out again for this fourth annual event — a community beer and wine festival — taking place from 2 to 6 p.m. Besides samples from boutique wineries and craft breweries, Pour on Fourth also features discounted cuisine and musical entertainment at participating businesses along the Fourth Street corridor between Hermosa and Temple avenues.

Attendees receive a wristband and commemorative sampling glass. Tickets are $40 in advance online at

Proceeds from Pour on Fourth will go towards Fourth Street Business Association projects such as beautification and cleanup efforts, other community events, and the continued promotion and marketing of everything Retro Row’s more than 75 independent businesses have to offer.

For details, visit and follow Fourth Street on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

City Honor

The League of California Cities is honoring Long Beach with a Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in the “Economic Development Through The Arts” category.

This award recognizes outstanding achievements by cities that improve the quality of life and services provided to local communities, and Long Beach was specifically called out for its partnership with Pow! Wow! Long Beach to beautify spaces with colorful murals.

“We are proud to be recognized for what is truly a community-wide effort to support urban art,” Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said, noting that the annual Pow! Wow! festival brings world-renowned artists to the city with the gift of “larger-than-life street art” for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Pow! Wow! was launched in 2015, spearheaded by InterTrend Communications CEO Julia Huang and Pow! Wow! Founder Jasper Wong. It’s now in its fifth year and is truly a collaborative effort with many community partners. More than 50 murals have been painted in Long Beach.

Long Beach Economic Development Director John Keisler said there have been economic benefits to infusing art into public spaces: “It raises property values, creates venues out of previously underutilized spaces, and the event itself has an economic impact and has become a major draw for residents and visitors to come experience different parts of the city and shop at local businesses.”

More Dermatologists

Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates, an award-winning medical and cosmetic practice based in Long Beach, is welcoming two new physicians to its team.

Company founders and doctors Bryna Kane and Edward Glassberg announced that Dr. Sandy Kuo, known for her work in general dermatology, and Dr. Michael Yablonsky, known as an expert and surgeon in skin cancer treatment, have recently joined them. The company also welcomed back Dr. Hong Nguyen, who rejoined the practice this summer.

“Dermatology-related diseases, conditions and cancers affect more people each year — especially in Southern California,” Glassberg said. “Our primary goal at Laser Skin Care Center is to save lives, and we have the right team in place to do just that.”

Laser Skin Care Center, which has been in business for more than 30 years, recently moved from Long Beach Boulevard to Douglas Park's Long Beach Exchange center. For details, go to

NOTE: This story has been updated to show a new location for the Laser Skin Care Center.

Load comments