The Signal Tribune newspaper

Commentary: Beautiful days in the neighborhood

Blair Cohn, BKBIA Executive Director

May 10, 2019

I’ve gushed about it before, and I have to gush about it again. I’m pretty fortunate to live and work in this neighborhood. It constantly creates so many, many unique memories and great friendships. One of my favorit...

Commentary: “What’s up? What’s new?”

Blair Cohn, BKBIA Executive Director

May 10, 2019

“What’s new? What’s going? What are you up to?” I’ve been to a lot of meetings, events and social gatherings lately, and people ask me these questions all the time. It’s a simple answer: “A lot.” So, I t...

Bikes, beer, bands and a Big Red Bus to characterize next First Fridays

April 1, 2011

The Bixby Knolls First Fridays art walk on April 1 will see the return of “Beer & Politics," featuring Long Beach City Manager Pat West on the panel discussing “all things bikes," at Nino's Italian Restaurant, 3853...

The mane event?

March 11, 2011

Any community can be bike-friendly, but how about horse-friendly? Read More »...

Cohn and ‘Estro Jen’ coronated 2011 Long Beach Mardi Gras king and queen

March 4, 2011

Community leaders Blair Cohn and Michelle Steiler (aka “Estro Jen" ) will lead the 2011 Long Beach Mardi Gras parade as king and queen and reign over the all-day festivities at Rainbow Harbor on Saturday, March 5. Read ...

First Fridays to ‘March’ in with Mardi Gras theme

March 4, 2011

The First Fridays Art Walk on March 4 will bring a sample of Mardi Gras to Bixby Knolls with music, food, mask-making and plenty of beads to keep things festive.  Read More »...

BKBIA paves way for more business growth at ‘State of District’ meeting

February 25, 2011

By Stephanie Raygoza Editorial Intern The continual burden of the economic downturn did not appear to affect the Bixby Knolls community last year, as evidenced in the opening or relocating of 60 businesses to the district...

After three years as BKBIA exec director Cohn still optimistic about Bixby Knolls

December 17, 2010

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Today, Dec. 17, is Blair Cohn's third anniversary as executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA). Read More »...

Harry Potter, Arty Brush Strokes, Timstrument and a man on stilts! it’s December First Fridays!

December 3, 2010

Atlantic Avenue will be lit and decorated on Dec. 3 for the holiday edition of First Fridays, which will include plenty of art, music, philanthropy, good cheer, and a tree and menorah lighting. Read More »...

BMX, local businesses celebrating anniversaries during First Fridays

November 5, 2010

Bixby Knolls' First Fridays on November 5 will be a celebration of anniversaries. Read More »...

Art, literature, music in full force at next First Fridays event

October 1, 2010

Bixby Knolls' First Fridays on Oct. 1 will be the kick-off for GLOBAL (Greater Long Beach Arts Lab), which celebrates and promotes Long Beach's diverse arts and culture. Read More »...

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