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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 2

Care or Kill?

A Lutheran Christian perspective entitled, “As Death Draws Near ... To Care or To Kill?” is the topic presented by Pr. Larry Vogel on Sunday Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m. in the gym of Bethany Lutheran Church at 4644 Clark Ave. Info: (562) 429-2129.


In partnership with the makers of Luna Bars, Junior League of Long Beach presents its 2nd Annual Lunafest Film Festival featuring nine award-winning films made by, for and about women. The fundraising event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St. Tickets can be purchased at Prices are $30 in advance or $40 at the door.

Lunafest is a traveling short film festival highlighting topics such as women’s health, motherhood, overcoming heartbreak, body image, and breaking barriers. Proceeds of the event will benefit the mission and impact programs of Junior League of Long Beach and the Breast Cancer Fund. For more information about Lunafest, visit

Employment Training

The Disabled Resources Center will be offering a Peer Counseling/Stepping Stones to Employment Training class starting Tuesday, Jan. 29. The training is 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday for eight weeks and will be held at 2750 E. Spring St., Suite 100. This training will focus on interpersonal communication skills and disability etiquette and can be used in a variety of work, volunteer and personal applications.

Questions should be directed to Andrew Swinton, independent living skills / peer support coordinator, at (562) 427-1000, Ext. 23. Information about the organization’s wide variety of programs and services may be found online at

Stearns Park Meeting

The Stearns Park Neighborhood Association is holding a community meeting on Jan. 31 at the Stearns Park Social Hall, 4520 E. 23rd St., 6;30-8:30 p.m. There will be discussion of community and neighborhood issues. The association area is Clark to Redondo, Traffic Circle to Willow

For further information call (562) 716-6829.

Senior Safety

The Long Beach Fire Ambassadors are offering Senior Safety Program presentations to seniors in the community. Statistics show that seniors are at risk for accidental fires and falls in the home. If you would like to schedule a fire safety presentation for your organization please contact the Long Beach Fire Department Community Services Division at (562) 570-2563.

The LBFD Fire Ambassadors are an organization of retirees over 55 that work with the Long Beach Fire Department to provide public safety education under the direction of the Community Services Division.

Check Out Sea Turtles

A nature walk to look for sea turtles in the Los Cerritos Wetlands begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. This two-hour hike is appropriate for ages seven and above. While these endangered sea turtles usually live in tropical or subtropical areas, a group has taken up residence in the San Gabriel River near where the Haynes Power Plant discharges warm water into the river.

Walk with ecologists, learn about the flora and fauna of our wetlands and search for turtles. Parking is available on the inland side of the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street, at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. Please RSVP to Elizabeth at

5K and Fun Run

Join the Pediatric Residents from UCI and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach before the Big Game on Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. to raise awareness on childhood obesity, and promote a day of fitness and wellness. Walkers and runners of all ages and experience are welcome. The fee for the 8: 30 a.m. 5K is $25. The fee includes a T-shirt.

The event is at Granada Beach, 5101 E. Ocean Blvd. with the Fun Run starting at 9 p.m. Info:

Canada’s Tar Sands

Jessica Aldridge, an organizer for Tar Sands Action Southern California will discuss Overcoming Dirty Tar Sands – A Case for a Clean Energy Economy, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 6 at the Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E. Willow St. She will detail the environmental consequences of tar sands mining and its toxic effects on humans and animals, as well as outlining the risks to the U.S. from the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline as well as tar sands projects in Southern California.

The presentation, illustrated by a PowerPoint program, is free and open to the public.

Eagle Forum of CA

You are invited to hear Michael J. Murphy speaking on “Why in the World are they Spraying?” What is the hidden agenda behind Chemtrails? Is there an incentive to control the weather without regard to human life? Why did our military implement “Operation Popeye”?

The meeting is Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. at the F&M Community Room, 12535 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach. Info:, then choose the Long Beach link.

Bauhausu Relocates

The Bauhausu Boutique has relocated to the 4th Street Retro Row with a grand opening planned for Feb. 8. Formerly Bow-Tiki Boutique of downtown Long Beach, the new and improved Bauhausu has landed at 1950 4th St. and features the works of local artists and hand-made items.

Info: (562) 726-1990 or visit their website:

Women’s Seminar

Celebrate Heart Month with Long Beach Memorial and the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation with a day full of women’s heart and stroke lectures and screenings on Saturday, Feb. 23. Blood pressure, carotid ultrasound, cholesterol and blood glucose (non-fasting) screenings will be provided throughout the day. Screenings begin at 7:30 a.m. and lectures will start at 9 a.m. Learn your risks and get info on how to prevent heart disease and stroke.

Cost is $25 with breakfast and lunch provided. For more information or to register for the seminar, call (888) 794-9466.