The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center was awarded the California Arts Council's "Arts Education Exposure" Grant for the third year in a row.
This year, all running events in the city have been cancelled, including the Grand Prix Race the Course 5K, Storm the Beach and St. Anthony High School's Saint's Run fundraiser.
Events are cancelled and venues are empty, but people still hunger for live entertainment. Blending the desire for fun with the need for safety, one Long Beach businesswoman has devised a plan for small-scale shows.
It was only natural that an engineering firm focused on the waterfront included a boat in the corporate fleet for touring company projects from the best vantage point possible — on the water.
When the Safer at Home order was announced in March, scheduled events were cancelled, performances were postponed and gatherings limited. For Long Beach's art world, that meant figuring out how to engage audiences without the usual venues.
Last Sunday, May 3, Long Beach nonprofit Steel Magnolias was scheduled to host its annual Signature Event, benefiting the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Millers Children’s and Women’s Hospital.
Small shops are working to weather the coronavirus storm that's shut down any brick and mortar space deemed non-essential.
When Eric Gustafson, the co-owner of Flying Cloud Yacht sales, started working with a client a couple of years ago in the market for a power boat with creature comforts, he sensed his buyer was something more than a wannabe stink potter looking for a floating Barcalounger.
The 2020 OC Fair won’t take place this summer because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus and uncertainty over when the state may lift its ban on large events.
Cheers to the weekend — a freedom has emerged in this time of illness and restriction: restaurants and bars can now sell beer, wine, and cocktails “to go.”
Last week, the Bixby Knolls Food Pantry — an effort launched by Long Beach Unified School District students to help feed neighbors in need — and employees at the Law Offices of Robin D. Perry partnered together to create a fund that provides essential workers with gift cards for area eateries.
Last summer, while walking in Ala Wai Harbor visiting TransPac finishers, I came upon a boat with some Long Beach history. With everyone safer at home these days, it is an ideal opportunity to provide the current status on vessels like this one.
If you want a safe, egg-cellent Easter egg hunt in these social-distancing coronavirus days, take a drive or walk down Pepperwood Avenue in Lakewood Village.
Writers Note: This story was written a week before most of us were asked to “social distance” ourselves from well...everyone else! So unfortunately the menudo spot mentioned in this story (as of me writing this) is no longer serving the magical soup on Saturdays due to the COVID-19 crisis. B…
Businesses deemed non-essential during the coronavirus crisis are to remain closed until further notice, with no specific date to reopen in sight. People who depend on those businesses for their entertainment — or even their livelihood — are stuck waiting for the situation to change.
Back in the 1960s, while anchored on our family boat in Catalina’s Cherry Cove, my brother John would wish he was at the nearby Camp Cherry Valley Scout Camp. It is located two coves north of Two Harbors, and when he was camping there with his Boy Scout troop, he wished he was in a boat anch…
As healthcare workers are picking up extra shifts to help manage an influx of patients, one Long Beach mother and daughter duo are aiming to supply those workers with homemade masks in case there are shortages of medical-grade face masks.
When the Fred Hall Show was in town last month, I went to crawl on boats, wiggle lures, cast rods and try everything out. It was an outdoorsman version of tire kicking — back in the good old days before social distancing.
Good things come to those who wait. This summer and fall are going to be chockfull of so many great events. Sure, we keep hearing about all the regattas and other events that are kiboshed — but it just means the months ahead will be action-packed.
Months ago, up-and-coming Long Beach band Wargirl mapped out a 14-performance tour that included stops in England, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As it turned out, however, the eclectic indie band flew unwittingly into the heart of a pandemic.
It was a busy weekend: Harbor Cup was raced at Los Angeles YC with Cal Maritime’s Keelhaulers taking top honors, with Long Beach’s Ryan Schack on mast and Hailey Thompson on pit.
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will close through the end of March amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and an executive order from the state regarding large gatherings at entertainment venues.
An executive order from the California governor calling on entertainment venues to cancel or postpone events does not apply “at the moment” to Disneyland or other theme parks, but guidelines were expected for the tourist destinations in the “immediate future.”
St. Patrick's Day is next Tuesday and here is list of some activities to help celebrate, with the action starting this weekend. It's always a good idea to double check the details of any event you're planning on attending — some major events, including the party on the Queen Mary, have been …
Long Beach is meeting at the movies for a good cause with the annual Children's Benefit League fundraiser on Saturday, March 21, at the Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel, 3841 N. Lakewood Blvd.