When I saw a lost roomba posting, I wondered if it perhaps referred to some rare marsupial from South America (see photo). You know, smuggled into this country to sell to an exotic pets dealer.
Long Beach Community Foundation will kick off a several-month celebration of 25 years of service this Thursday, March 25 with an hour-long webinar featuring five of the LBCF founders.
A refurbished and redesigned women's shower and restroom facility has opened at St. Luke's Episcopal Church for use by homeless women who have no place else to go.
Dr. Felton Williams, the founding president of the African American Cultural Center of Long Beach, has resigned from the board of directors.
Spectrum cable recently presented a $25,000 Digital Education Grant to the Long Beach Senior Center to help educate seniors and provide tablets and support the center's computer lab.
Caring for an animal is an expensive undertaking. ASPCA estimates that regular pet ownership costs more than $800 per year for a cat and $1,000 per year for a large dog.
St. Patrick's Day is next Wednesday and it's is a little different this year. Some places are offering specials with limited outdoor dining. Check with your favorite establishment to see what their plans are. Here are a few choices.
WomenShelter of Long Beach, which provides shelter and services to victims of domestic violence, skipped its annual fund-raising gala in 2020 after Stay At Home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Published author and self-proclaimed philosopher Nicholas Ryan Howard is promoting his new book, “Mercenary at Midnight,” an ode to heartbreak and love with 100 poems and stories.
The Carrie Townsend Foundation has awarded $2,500 to The Youth Center, a Los Alamitos-based organization that works to transform children's lives one family at a time. CTF was created to honor Carrie Townsend's memory by supporting nonprofits in Southern California that benefit youth.
Valorie Kondos Field, who retired a UCLA Women's Gymnastics coach after her teams had won seven national championships, will be the featured speaker on April 2 at the 53rd annual YMCA Good Friday Breakfast.
Easy, big guy: Nextdoor.com reader Bernard Serrano reports he was fishing on Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier the other morning when he saw "a paddle boarder heading toward some whales.
Its original name was the Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California. In 1926, its founders — a group of businessmen connected to the Los Angeles Rotary Club — had a vision to not only help children and adults who were suffering from polio but create ways to help them become successf…
The Port of Long Beach is inviting nonprofit organizations to apply for the Community Sponsorship Program, beginning Monday, March 1, through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31.
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.
Registration is now open for the first of the Long Beach Trifecta charitable events. It's a collection of three virtual race events to benefit JFCS of Long Beach & West Orange County, U.S.VETS-Long Beach and Meals on Wheels-Long Beach. The first event is May 1-31. For more information go…
The former home of Belmont Shore’s La Strada is about to re-open as Colossus Bread + Coffee. Fans of the bakery have been waiting for this moment since last fall, when Colossus announced plans to add a Long Beach location.
Lola’s Mexican Cuisine customer Tank Gonzales is spreading the word, telling everyone to “make their lives better” with the new birria dishes at Lola’s.
Registration opens Feb. 15 for the first of the Long Beach Trifecta charitable events. It's a collection of three virtual race events to benefit JFCS of Long Beach & West Orange County, U.S.VETS-Long Beach and Meals on Wheels-Long Beach. The first event is May 1-31. For more information …
A resident told nextdoor.com she's so upset with local crime that she's taken the ultimate step: moving her welcome mat indoors. Of course, if that approach is too subtle, there's always the take-no-prisoners greeting I once saw a few blocks from my house. "Go Away," it said.
The month of February is Jewish Disability Advocacy Month (JDAM), and Jewish Long Beach — along with the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) — is reaching out to residents with a message of inclusivity and support.
Shortly after the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) formed last March, it found itself in the middle of efforts to help those suffering in the coronavirus pandemic.
This year's Soroptimists of Long Beach Munch and a Movie will be a virtual event on Saturday, Jan. 30. Tickets are $75 and the group will deliver a lunch provided by Berg Catering and a DVD of your choice from the following movies: "All of Me," "L.A. Story," "Bringing Down the House" or "Hon…
Long Beach-based California Conference for Equality and Justice(CCEJ) will host its 30th annual Interfaith Intercultural Breakfast next month — it typically draws up to 1,000 people.
The Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force is teaming up with the Long Beach Unified School District and nonprofit #ArtistsforChange to host a digital human trafficking awareness event from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.
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.
Get food to-go from Panda Express on Friday, Jan. 29, and 20% of sales will be donated to spcaLA. There's a digital flyer available at spcaLA.com, and use this code, 320624, when ordering online. Long Beach Panda Express outlets are at 1994 Ximeno Ave. at the Traffic Circle, 501 Long Beach …
The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation announced it has expanded its annual grant application invitation process to include all eligible organizations.
For the last 10 years, Leadership Long Beach has celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day for community service — a day on, not a day off.
Goodwill SOLAC, based in Long Beach, announced Thursday, Jan. 14, that a $5 million donation had been received from philanthropist Mackensie Scott.
For the last five years, the Long Beach Soroptimists have shown a classic movie along with lunch at the Art Theatre, making money for scholarships and other assistance for girls and young women.