Planting 1,000 trees is a lofty goal, but that’s exactly what students in the Environmental Club at Millikan High School plan to do.
Seven Long Beach high school seniors will receive $1,500 scholarships from the Long Beach Grand Prix Foundation even though the coronavirus pandemic cancelled the group's 2020 fund-raising events.
Jewish Long Beach, Alpert Jewish Community Center and Long Beach Hillel are honoring Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, on Zoom and Facebook Live.
Two of Long Beach State’s student-run publications — the Daily Forty-Niner and Dig Mag — collected 17 awards from the California College Media Association awards ceremony held virtually last Saturday, March 20.
Long Beach's Parks, Recreation and Marine Department announced Thursday it will continue to offer four after-school programs until June 18.
Long Beach City College announced Monday that Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia will be the keynote the speaker for the 2021 Commencement Ceremony happening on Saturday, June 12.
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).
Something old meets something new in the latest tech-driven programming by Shared Science, a Long Beach based nonprofit that’s aiming to educate students in the sciences for almost free.
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.
While plenty of things have been placed on hold thanks to a global pandemic, there’s still work to do, and plenty of employers that are hiring — folks just have to know where to look.
Southland Credit Union, which operates in Los Angeles and Orange counties, has donated more than $100,000 in computer equipment and software to the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department.
The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department announced Monday, Feb. 2, that the popular "Nature Detectives" after-school camp program at El Dorado Nature Center will continue in March and April.
Long Beach City College's 2020 Alumni Hall of Fame class includes a theater producer and director, a photographer, a musician, a civil servant and an educator.
A community journalism scholarship of $1,250 has been established at the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Long Beach State, the department announced Thursday, Feb. 25.
Habitat for Humanity is hosting a caravan parade celebrating Black History Month from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Feb. 27, beginning at the corner of Pacific Avenue and 14th Street.
A Cal State Long Beach partnership will launch the "Voices for Justice: Equity & Arts Series" Wednesday, Feb. 24, through the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
Long Beach area school officials said Tuesday, Feb. 16, that they were still figuring out how and when to open campuses, a day after Los Angeles County announced that many schools could be cleared to open for in-person instruction for grades six and below as early as this week.
This past Sunday was evaluation day for Los Altos Youth Baseball, the league in El Dorado Park where my son will play Single-A ball this year. It was a brisk, sunny morning at the park. My daughter and I sat on a picnic blanket reading comic books while we watched my son go through his paces…
The Aquarium of the Pacific announced the recipients of its African American Scholar Program Thursday, Feb. 11, and will honor them during a virtual award ceremony later this month.
Last October, three Long Beach city departments announced a partnership with The National Theatre for Children (NTC), a production company that creates education plays and programs for children.
A new food pantry location at Cesar Chavez Elementary School (730 W. Third St.) has opened its doors thanks to Help Me Help You (HMHY), a nonprofit that provides food, shelter and assistance to low income residents in Long Beach.
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.
Emily Dickinson wrote that “Hope is the thing with feathers/that perches in the soul/And sings the tune without the words/And never stops at all.” On this cold, blustery day in Long Beach, I’ve got a fluttering in my chest that I haven’t felt in a while.
Long Beach's Human Trafficking Task Force has organized a virtual Youth Empowerment Safety Symposium in partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District and Artists for Change.
“Shikata ga nai.” It’s a well-known phrase in Japanese, usually translated as “Nothing can be done.” It’s used to encourage stoic perseverance and honor, especially in the face of tragedy or injustice, which is why it’s especially tied to the Japanese-American community’s experience in the U…
Long Beach's Parks, Recreation and Marine Department will host another round of "Nature Detectives" beginning Feb. 2 at the El Dorado Nature Center.
A new webinar series aiming to assist small business owners starts today, thanks to the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management.
On Jan. 1, 1896, a group calling itself the Long Beach Library Association opened the city's first library in a small building on Ocean Boulevard.
Virtual classes from Amazing Americans to Strength Training will be offered this spring semester at Long Beach City College's Lifetime Learning Center.
It’s the last week of 2020, and this seemingly endless year is finally coming to a close. Although this is usually the season for retrospection and reflection, it’s honestly hard to even put myself back into my January mindset. Looking at photos from the first few months of this year seem to…
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.
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?
Earlier this week, LBUSD announced that we will continue with distance learning until at least March 1, postponing our previous re-opening date of Jan. 28. I heard the news during my 5th period class on Monday, and I shared it with my students.