"Pawn Shop Queen" has been three years in the making, and Long Beach’s Katie Jo is ready to introduce her first solo country album to the public.
One local elementary school is full of Heart Heroes. Motivated by Principal Helen Makridis, the youngsters of Burcham Elementary School are raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA).
Rancho Los Alamitos is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage by producing a series of virtual tours and programs that honor the contributions of women who lived and worked at the ranch.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced an agreement Monday morning, March 1, on the state’s school reopening efforts that will provide $6.6 billion in funding incentives for schools that reopen.
An education at Cal State Long Beach involves plenty of classwork and theory, but obtaining real-world experience while in school can be challenging for some students, especially during a pandemic.
Long Beach Unified School District will bring students in grades five and below back to campuses on March 29, delaying the return to in-person learning from the initial March 1 target, in an effort to ensure all staff members get fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, officials said this week.
Following the recommendation of an appointed residents' committee, the City Council will act Tuesday, Feb. 16, to rename the Long Beach Performing Arts Center for former Mayor Beverly O'Neill.
Gina Rushing Maguire, an impactful community leader whom many credit with rescuing Long Beach’s St. Anthony High from closure 20 years ago, has announced that she is stepping down as the school’s president, effective June 30.
In a time of social stress, the Aquarium of the Pacific is offering a joyful celebration. This Saturday, Jan. 30, the aquarium will host its 18th annual Festival of Human Abilities.
With entertainment venues temporarily shut down due to the pandemic, folks have had to get even more creative to make a living plying their craft.
Third District City Councilwoman Suzie Price wrote Thursday in an email to constituents, “It is rare to get to see your Councilmember working in their ‘day jobs,' but here is an opportunity to do just that this Friday night, Jan. 8."
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $2 billion proposal on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to encourage school districts to bring back elementary school students as soon as February.
Restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic may have put the kibosh on the Naples Christmas Boat Parade, but it couldn't stop residents from continuing the tradition of lavish home decorations.
Did you hear the story about the locally world-famous comedian Gabriel Iglesias showing up at a taping of a Nickelodeon show at a Long Beach middle school and surprising the students with a check for $25,000?
Sound the alarms and get into the holiday spirit — it's the annual Toy Patrol and Spark of Love toy drives hosted by Long Beach's Police and Fire departments.
In 2017, the LGBTQ Center Long Beach relaunched the annual AIDS Walk event to help support the nonprofit and the programs it's affiliated with.
An investigation into Long Beach City College’s former superintendent-president found she misused her office on multiple occasions, including using staff for personal errands and breaching her fiduciary duty to the community college district that oversees LBCC, according to a court filing th…
“Brain-Changing Strategies to Trauma-Proof Our Schools: A Heart-Centered Movement for Wiring Well-Being” isn’t exactly the type of title that will have most book lovers searching online or scurrying to the local bookstore.
It takes a village to build new learning avenues and help students thrive, and in Long Beach, city utility departments have teamed up to provide free learning material for Long Beach Unified School District teachers and families.
Born and raised in Long Beach, Tito Rodriguez — often referred to as the city's "Hood Santa" — has been helping people around his neighborhood for as long as he can remember.
The Long Beach College Promise, the future of virtual learning and the role of police on campus were just some of the topics discussed during a Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, debate among the three candidates vying to represent Area 4 on the Long Beach Community College District board.
For the past 24 years, the Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) has shared local lore in a unique way. Each October, the group has re-enacted meaningful moments in Historical Cemetery Tours.
Two candidates vying to represent Area 2 on the Long Beach Unified School District board, Erik Miller and Tonia Reyes Uranga, faced off in a live-streamed debate Monday evening, Oct. 12, where they discussed equity, finances, the achievement gap and more.
The Long Beach Unified School District will have to make some more room in its trophy case because two more schools have been selected as national Blue Ribbon schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress i…