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Community News

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From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 8

Love Light Festival

The Long Beach Light Tribe Mission will host the Love Light Festival on the beach at Alfredo’s Beach Shack, April 20, from noon to 10 p.m. This is an opportunity for artists, yogis, musi-cians, light-workers, DJ’s, energy healers and all visionaries to network and share input on consciousness expansion and communal celebration. The festival will include live performances, ven-dors, healers, art and food. Entry fee is $10. Proceeds will help Young Horizons, an organization that specializes in childcare for single mothers while they look for work. For more information, visit

Solanki Lecture

Shankar Vedantam, science correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), will be the featured speaker at the 11th annual Uka and Nalini Solanki Foundation Lecture on Wednesday, April 24, in The Pointe of The Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach. The event is presented by CSULB’s Yadunandan Center for Indian Studies.

The event will include a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. that features a full Indian dinner followed by the lecture from 7-8:30 and a book signing for Vedantam’s “The Hidden Brain: How our Un-conscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives.” For more information or to RSVP, visit the Yadunandan Center website or e-mail

Robotics & Medicine
The California State University, Long Beach College of Engineering will present the 2013 Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series, “Bioengineering: Robotics and Medicine” on Thursday, April 25, at 5 p.m. at The Pointe at the Walter Pyramid on campus. The event is free of charge, but reservations are required. RSVP to

The panel of experts will include: Gary Johnson, Applied Medical, who will address design and engineering; Howard Fried, CAE Healthcare, who will address applications; and Melvin Marks, MemorialCare, who will address economic, ethics and policy matters. Another topic on the agenda will be a machine interface, Nick Sramek, Port of Long Beach, will be the moderator.

5K Run/Walk

St. Mary Medical Center, Molina Healthcare and St. Anthony High School will host the 4th Annual SAINTS Run 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, April 27, raising funds to help underserved students in the greater Long Beach Area attend Long Beach’s only, private college preparatory high school.

The walk is now in its 4th year and expects to draw more than 1000+ participants focusing on good health and a Green Long Beach. The race, which starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. across from La Palapa restaurant, on the Bike Path near the Olympic Pool, is a flat and fast USATF Certified course along the beautiful Long Beach shoreline, finishing at the Olympic Pool Plaza at La Palapa, which will be open early to serve breakfast burritos after the race. For Race Registration, please visit the St. Anthony Website at:

Jewels of the Night

On Saturday, April 27, The Walter Pyramid will host the 19th annual Jewels of the Night festivities. Hosted by the 49er Athletic Club, the fundraising division within Long Beach State’s ath-letic department, this is the marquee event for generating revenue to support the more than 300 Long Beach State student-athletes in their quest to realize both their academic and athletic ambi-tions. With an array of unique auction items up for bid, delectable food from area eateries and enjoyable live entertainment, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Call (562) 985-4550 for reser-vations.

Children’s Day

The Children’s Day and Earth Day Celebration will be held at El Dorado Park on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. by The Duck Pond, 2400 Studebaker Rd. Admission is free with entertainment, a parade inside the park (1-1:30), plus educational, uplifting and fun activities. The Children’s Day Motto is “Do Something Wonderful to Make Our World a Better Place!” You can be a Children’s Day participant or supporter, provide a booth/space, entertainment, volunteer or be a co-sponsor. Call (562) 424-0656. Learn more at

Syd Manning Open

This Saturday, April 27, event at the Bixby Village Golf Course is hosted by the Belmont Shore Rugby team and supports the local rugby team. Start times are 9 a.m. to noon. Register by April 23 with Aaron at or call (310) 995 1485.

Cost is $50 per single entrant, which includes 9 holes of golf and entry into various on course contests. There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony and reception with drinks to follow. All com-munity members, active players, alumni, and supporters are cordially invited to attend. Non Golfers are invited to attend as this is meant as a community mixer as well.

Rotary Golf

Recreation Park will be hosting the 3rd Annual Long Beach Rotary Golf Championship on April 29. Entry to the event includes golf, a golf cart, range balls, lunch and hors d’oeuvres. All pro-ceeds will be used to support the Rotary Foundation and their community efforts. Check in time is at 11 a.m. with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Admission is $20 a person. Mulligan packets and raffle tickets will be sold separately. For more information, call (562) 436-8181 or visit

Volunteers Sought

The Long Beach Unified School District is seeking four qualified individuals to serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee for the Measure K School Facilities Bond program. The inde-pendent committee is appointed by the Board of Education to inform the public about expenditures of Measure K bond proceeds, to review expenditures, and to develop an annual report on the progress of school improvements and bond expenditures.

Interested individuals should mail or fax to (562) 595-8644, a completed application by 4 p.m. April 26 to the LBUSD Facilities Development & Planning Branch. Applications are available under Measure K Program Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee at this link:

Healthy Kids Day

YMCA of Greater Long Beach offers a variety of events on May 4 at Heartwell Park (corner of Clark and Carson) from 9 a.m. to noon.
This free event open to the public will include: LB Fire Dept., Petting Zoo, Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica hardy, arts & crafts, refreshments, Mobile Technology Lab, cooking & nutrition demo’s, Y sport & class demos and much more.