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Remembering a war long past

Khanh Doan, Website comment

November 1, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Letters to the Editor

As a Vietnamese living through the war time in Vietnam, and as a friend of Mike, I read [“Fighting and living in Vietnam: LBUSD member recalls living in Vietnam villages during war,” Oct. 26, 2018] in one go. As I finished...

Shyness can stop you

Blair Cohn, BKBIA Executive Director

October 26, 2018

Filed under And in this corner..., Commentary

I’m a fairly shy guy, although some folks would say otherwise. Maybe I’m shy-converted or shy-reformed. I still prefer to be behind the curtain rather than in the center spotlight. I certainly couldn’t run for public...

Thoughts from the Publisher | Oct. 26, 2018

Neena Strichart, Publisher

October 26, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Thoughts From The Publisher

Halloween is upon us. So many of us enjoy all the spookiness and candy that surrounds the holiday. I, too, get a kick out of the whole thing, but for a different reason than most; I am grateful for all the distractions the ho...

Urban legends and orphans: A tale of Dr. Michael Schutz

Claudine Burnett, Former Long Beach librarian

October 24, 2018

Filed under Commentary

I was surprised to come across an urban legend in writing this column. According to a 2002 Mayfair High graduate, the story about orphans helping automobiles climb Signal Hill was already well established by the time she e...

Thoughts from the Publisher | Oct. 19, 2018

Neena Strichart, Publisher

October 19, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Thoughts From The Publisher

Over the years, I have written column after column regarding different types of scams that I have been approached with, or those that my pals have either experienced or are aware of. Just a few days ago, I discovered an e...

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

Filed under Commentary

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

Filed under Commentary

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...

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