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From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 3

MemorialCare Open House

The MemorialCare Medical Group invites you to a community open house to preview its new primary care center at the Los Altos MarketCenter in Long Beach. The event is Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2110 N. Bellflower Blvd.

This new 30,000-square-foot facility will be a one-stop shop for families on the East side of Long Beach and an urgent care open 365 days a year. Free adult health screenings will be available, as well as fun and prizes for the kids. For more information and to register for this special event, call (866) 276-3627 or visit

Writers Event

The California Writers Club of Long Beach presents Secrets on the Shelves – Agents and Publishers. You’ll learn who they are and how to find them on Saturday, Feb. 9, 3-5 p.m. Networking starts at 2:30 at the Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr.
All writers and the public are welcome to hear the featured speaker, Pam Sheppard, who has over 20 years experience in pitching books to the “Big Six” publishing houses. She sold more than 600 books over the three yearly selling seasons to intelligent and market-savvy buyers in bookstores across the country.

2nd Amendment

Gun control and the Second Amendment is the focus of this week’s edition of Straight Talk. Joining host Art Levine will be Constitutional law expert Dr. Craig Smith who will discuss the meaning and scope of the Second Amendment.

He will also describe his imaginative proposal for the “fingerprinting” of guns, and the creation of a national digitized database that will permit law enforcement authorities to identify the gun used to fire a bullet found at the scene of a crime.
This edition of Straight Talk airs in Long Beach and 40 surrounding cities on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on LBTV Channel 3 and FiOS 21, and at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Charter Channel 101.

Looping California

Juliette Sterkens, Au.D. a National Hearing Loss Association of America Hearing Loop Advocate will speak to the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of HLAA on “Looping California” Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood.

Dr. Sterkens will temporarily loop the room and all will be able to experience hearing normally with the loop. No reservations are necessary and admission is free. For more information, call (562) 438-0597 or visit Light refreshments are served.

Heart Screenings

St. Mary Heart Center, 1050 Linden Ave, offers a $50 Love Your Heart Check-Up during the month of February that includes EKG, PAD, glucose, cholesterol screenings; diet and exercise consultation; assessment by nurse practitioner. Call (562) 491-9588 for an appointment. Included is a free emergency aspirin dispenser gift.

Feb. 13-14 are Happy, Healthy Heart Days with free screenings at the St. Mary Senior Clinics. Call (562) 491-7935 for details. Cardiologist Nik Kapoor will teach you how to Keep Your Heart Happy and Healthy at a Feb. 12 luncheon with free screenings and lunch included. Call (888) 478-6279 to RSVP.

Heart Healthy Dinner

The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial invites you to its annual heart healthy dinner – an American affair – on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at Houssels Forum. Its very own chefs will prepare fresh American cuisine featuring a fall mixed salad with apples and walnuts, sautéed green beans, roast pork with sautéed mushrooms, fresh fruit, a dark chocolate fountain and more.

Enjoy a delicious dinner and support the cardiac rehabilitation program at Long Beach Memorial. The cost is $22 per person. Call (562) 933-9326 to RSVP.

LB Heritage Awards

Join Long Beach Heritage as it celebrates the silver anniversary of its annual awards ceremony honoring excellence in architecture, preservation and restoration on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Grand Salon of the historic Queen Mary. The public is invited to join the festivities. The gala is also the primary fund-raiser for Long Beach Heritage in support of its preservation activities.

Cost is $120 per person with hosted parking. To order tickets or obtain additional information, call (562) 493-7019 or visit

Family Tree

The Questing Heirs Genealogical Society presents Wendy Elliott-Scheinburg speaking on Discovering Manuscript Collections and John McCoy addressing Genealogical Adventures in Latin on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m.

A beginning research class follows at 4-5 p.m. in the Resurrection Lutheran Church Parrish Hall, 1900 E. Carson St. Details at or call Liz Myers at (562) 598-3027.

Parental Alienation

On Feb. 23 the International Support Network for Alienated Families will host “Parental Alienation: Current Trends and Practical Applications”—an event to educate and provide resources to families and professionals in preventing this form of emotional abuse toward children called Parental Alienation. Parental Alienation is caused when one parent or other significant adult turns a child against the other parent or family members.

The program at the Hilton Long Beach includes lawyers, mental health professionals, and other parental alienation experts who will be sharing their insights into the dynamics of parental alienation and how to protect children from its devastating effects. Registration is required. Full conference information is available at

Notable Women

Rancho Los Cerritos announces a series of lectures that begin in February and run through May; the lectures explore notable women in Western history. On Thursday, Feb. 21, Amy Simon presents her one-woman multi-media show called, “She’s History! The Most Dangerous Women in History ... Then and Now.”

Meet some of California history’s “dangerous” women and learn about the tribulations that they have encountered as they fought for the right to vote, the welfare of children, fair labor laws and more. All programs begin at 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary, and pre-registration is required. Please call (562) 570-1755 for reservations.