This Saturday, people can safely dispose of unused pills and liquids prescribed by doctors at a Pharmacy Take Back.
One of the top issues facing law enforcement agencies today is how to deal with Americans with mental health needs.
The new manager of Long Beach’s animal shelter may not be interested in adopting a “no-kill” moniker, but she says she is committed to euthanizing as few animals as possible.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion,” American dance legend Martha Graham reportedly said.
I was at an event recently when I bumped into a couple I hadn’t seen for some time. As we caught up over wine and cheese, the husband announced that he had retired about a year ago and was now at home 24/7.
A person who recently traveled through the Long Beach Airport did so while having the measles, the city’s Health Department announced Wednesday, April 10, putting anyone who was there at the same time at risk of contracting the infectious disease.
Community Hospital’s operators have overcome some major hurdles in their work to reopen the facility — but much work remains before the team can make a new self-imposed deadline for admitting patients again.
A public meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, to update people about efforts to reopen Community Hospital in east Long Beach.
It's taken more than three years and $56 million for construction, but Long Beach's Gold Star Manor now is state-of-the-art throughout, environmentally friendly and still the best housing bargain in town for Gold Star mothers and military veterans.
A social impact organization formed last year, Economic & Policy Impact Center (EPIC), has launched its first Leaders Institute to help people prepare to foster change in Long Beach.
Community Hospital is one step closer to reopening, after the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to approve a short-term lease deal with the hospital’s operator Tuesday.
“No Kill,” was a common sign, comment and conviction during a meeting Sunday afternoon in Long Beach aimed at starting the development of a strategic plan for the city’s Animal Care Services.
California Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, who represents the 70th District including most of Long Beach, introduced a bill today, Thursday, that would require hospitals to provide more notice to communities before shutting their doors.
The Long Beach City Council reported that no action was taken during its closed session meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, when it was scheduled to negotiate the terms of a deal to reopen Community Hospital. The lack of any reported action implied that a final agreement may not have been reached.
If there was one thing Gov. Gavin Newsom made clear throughout his gubernatorial campaign last year, it was that managing California’s housing crisis would be among his top priorities.
“Audre Lorde: A Catalyst for Change” is a celebration of the life, work and influence of Black lesbian feminist and activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992).
The president of Long Beach’s St. Mary Medical Center, Carolyn Caldwell, is disputing doctors’ accounts that potential forthcoming changes in their contracts are motivated by retaliation. But medical staff leadership appears to be sticking by its doctors’ claims.
One of the findings from a recent audit of Long Beach’s animal shelter — that staff members only provided animals with six minutes of care each per day — lacked some crucial context, said Ted Stevens, Long Beach Animal Care Services manager.
Two Long Beach people have died from the flu since influenza season began in November, the city’s health officer announced Monday, Feb. 11. Both people had underlying health conditions.
Medical staff at Long Beach’s St. Mary Medical Center is in turmoil, as its leaders believe the entire anesthesiology and radiology departments could be effectively laid off by the end of the month — and as far as the doctors know, there’s no one waiting in the wings to replace them.
During the 1980s, Arlene Mercer drove to work and worried about the hungry people she saw on the side of the road. In 1989, she said she decided to do something about the situation.
A watchdog group formed during the last election cycle has questioned the price the city is paying for the site of a year-round shelter for the homeless in north Long Beach, but city officials say the value is legitimate.
An 84-year-old woman suffering from dementia was placed in a cab after treatment at a Long Beach hospital and then dumped in the middle of the night outside a locked Alzheimer’s treatment facility, according to a complaint filed with the state by the woman’s daughter.
The Guidance Center, a nonprofit providing comprehensive mental health treatment to children and families in Long Beach and surrounding areas, just got a few more resources for its work.
North Long Beach will be home to the city’s first year-round municipal homeless shelter, which should be up and running by next summer, Long Beach officials announced today, Monday.
Long Beach State University's Center for Health Equity Research at Long Beach State University will conduct a three-year study with a goal of reducing or preventing tobacco and cannabis use among a specific group of young adults.
WomenShelter of Long Beach, the oldest nonprofit in the city dealing with victims of domestic violence, will offer a 40-hour training program to develop more counselors and advocates.
The 28th annual Interfaith Intercultural Breakfast is happening from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center Grand Ballroom, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
A smart phone application that allows people several seconds of warning before an earthquake hits is available now thanks to the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
About 60 people crowded into the Long Beach Multi-Service Center on Monday, Jan. 14, to learn more about what exactly they signed up for when they volunteered for Long Beach’s upcoming Homeless Count.
The Age-Friendly University Network (AFU) invites higher education institutions around the world to publicly promote age-friendly policies. Long Beach State University recently joined AFU, although the school already has a long-standing history of support for the older adult community.
The city of Long Beach says it has been bracing for weather-related disruptions resulting from the coming rains, including by readying sand and bags for residents fearing flooding.
More than 400 Long Beach-area volunteers are expected to give back to the community to mark the national MLK Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 21.
Now The Ecology Center has taken the effort further. Based in San Juan Capistrano, the nonprofit was formed to be a resource for sustainability, and has taken on the most basic of needs to be sustainable — food. The result is a hybrid book and cookbook called "Community Table: Recipes for an Ecological Food Future."
A Long Beach homeless shelter known as Project Achieve that’s been operating in the city’s Magnolia District since 2005 can now become a 24-hour operation, after the Planning Commission approved the move at its Thursday, Jan. 3, meeting.
Chloe, the small dog found whimpering with severe injuries in a Long Beach trash bin in December, has become quite active in her foster home as she continues to recover from surgery.