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What do you expect from your local media?

By Denny Cristales, Managing Editor

October 19, 2018

Filed under Commentary

Fake news. Today’s day and age could perhaps be the most uncertain time to digest information for the masses. It is a time when any person with basic internet fundamentals could gain access to any online medium and begin spreading b...

Do you believe in ghosts?

Claudine Burnett, Former Long Beach librarian

October 9, 2018

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A recent USA Today poll says that 34 percent of Americans believe in ghosts– that’s one in every three people. Twenty-three percent say they have seen a ghost or believe they have been in one’s presence. Are you one ...

My den mother

Blair Cohn, BKBIA Executive Director

October 5, 2018

Filed under And in this corner..., Commentary

Everyone was excited to have Mrs. E, Jeff’s mom, as our Cub Scouts den mother. After school on Thursdays, we’d walk to his house just a few blocks away to do activities to earn new badges. Mrs. E was funny and very devo...

COMMENTARY Diagnosing breast cancer

By Angela Sie, M.D., MemorialCare Breast Center, Long Beach Medical Center

October 1, 2018

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Most Americans have had a family member or close friend diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2018, it is estimated that more than 266,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States, alon...

Thoughts from the Publisher | Sept. 28, 2018

September 28, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Thoughts From The Publisher

Over the last decade or so, there has been so much talk about identity theft and fraud. Those in the public-safety field have warned about keeping one’s credit cards, social-security cards and driver’s licenses protected...

And in this corner… | Sept. 21, 2018

Blair Cohn, BKBIA Executive Director

September 21, 2018

Filed under Commentary

Hidden Long Beach I think most of us have seen or read annual “Best of” or “Things to See and Do” tips for cities. Writers have created dozens of lists of best restaurants, tourist attractions, haunted spots, w...

Thoughts from the Publisher | Sept. 21, 2018

Neena Strichart, Publisher

September 21, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Thoughts from the Associate Publisher

I, like many of our readers, belong to nonprofit organizations and/or donate to local charities. My hubby and I attend fundraisers that include pancake breakfasts, casino nights, theater performances, fancy (and lots of not...

COMMENTARY: September is California Pedestrian Safety Month

Long Beach Police Department

September 14, 2018

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September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) will be joining the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), along with other law-enforcement agencies, transportation agencies and pedestrian...

Oil– the tragic cost of doing business

Claudine Burnett, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2018

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On Thursday, June 23, 1921, the Shell Oil Company struck oil at its well at Temple Avenue and Hill Street. A new era was born, and a new city, Signal Hill, came into being. The city of Signal Hill has been built on oil, so has...

And in this corner… | Sept. 7, 2018

Blair Cohn, BKBIA Executive Director

September 7, 2018

Filed under Commentary

When I was younger, I vowed to stay current with music, movies, TV shows and most things in pop culture. I didn’t want to become that old out-of-touch guy. But, at 51, it’s much harder to do and, to be honest, I find myse...

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