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Community News

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From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 12

Teen Party Expo

Thousands of teenagers and their families are once again expected to attend this one-of-a-kind, multicultural event designed as the Ultimate Teen Celebration with music, beauty and fashion for teens and parents in preparation for their Quinceañera, Sweet 16, Cotillion, Filipino Debut, Bar/Bat Mitzvah and High School Prom. From the tips of their toes, to their teeth and tiaras, teens from all over the southland will be able to find everything they need to prepare for their own coming-of-age celebrations.

The Teen Party Expo will be held Saturday, June 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at “The Dome” Queen Mary Long Beach. The event is open to the public. Admission is $10 at the door.
Animal Fundraiser
49rs Tavern is holding a fundraiser to help abandoned animals at the Long Beach Animal Care Center on Saturday, June 15, 2-6 p.m. You can donate directly to the Long Beach Animal Care Center or join the fun, games and prizes at the tavern, with specials on food and beverages. They will also accept donations for blankets, toys and other pet amenities. They can be dropped off at the tavern, 5660 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., or at the Long Beach Animal Care Center on Spring St.

For more information call Tracy at (562) 754-1047.

SCAN on Straight Talk

SCAN Health Plan is celebrating its 35th Anniversary and will be the focus of this week’s edition of Straight Talk. Joining host Art Levine to discuss SCAN’s past, present and future will be President/CEO Chris Wing and Founding CEO Sam Ervin.
This edition of Straight Talk airs in Long Beach and 40 surrounding cities on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 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. The show is Viewable on Demand at

Health Seminar

A free seminar discussing current research on the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is offered on June 19, presented by board-certified neurologist Dr. Nirav Patel and CNS Network’s Dr. Mark Leibowitz. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.; seminar 6-7 p.m. Call early to reserve your seat: (855) 425-1515. CNS Network 2600 Redondo Ave., 5th Floor, Long Beach.

Summer Solstice Soiree

The Long Beach Red Shoe Society, a network of area young professionals, is hosting the Summer Solstice Soiree on Friday, June 21, 6-10 p.m., at The Grand on Willow St., benefitting the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. Guests will enjoy food, a hosted bar and have an opportunity to win raffle prizes and silent auction items. Tickets can be purchased for $40 online at

The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House serves as a “home-away-from-home” for families of critically ill children undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals and medical facilities. The House offers low cost, and often free, temporary housing for families who travel long distances while their children receive treatment. No family is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.

Community Yard Sale

Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews will host a Community Yard Sale, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 22, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. “This is a great way for the community to come together and support one another, as well as, obtain some wonderful items that they can use. So clean out your closet and garage and get rid of unwanted items that others will consider themselves lucky to find” said Councilman Andrews.

If you would like to sell items the cost is $20 per space and you may contact Councilman Andrews’ office for an application: (562) 570-6816.

Solstice Yoga

Mas Vidal will host a special class on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trilogy Studio located at 3141 E. Broadway. This Maha Sadana, or great practice, is a creative expression of divine alignment that combines Yoga asanas and techniques while embracing the wisdom of Ayurveda. Learn how the ancients practiced these sacred techniques to experience real inner transcendence. An inner transformation brings healing to the body and balance to the doshas (air, fire, water). Cost is $35 advanced or $45 at the door.

To RSVP email

Diving Course

The Aquarium of the Pacific is offering a five-day dive program wherein participants have the opportunity to dive in temperate Southern California waters and learn what it is like to be a scientific diver. It has a capacity of 10 participants, ages 15 and up (ages 15 to 17 require a supervising adult to also sign up for the class).

The course is offered twice: June 24-28 & July 22-26, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Participation in all five days of the Scientific Diving Program is required. Cost is $750 per person (includes transportation to dive sites, dive gear except mask, fins, hood & booties, and underwater naturalist certification supplies).


Alfredo Velasco has been named the 15th president and CEO in the 129-year history of YMCA of Greater Long Beach. Velasco brings over 21 years of Y experience to the greater Long Beach community, serving most currently as the executive director of the Palomar Family Y in San Diego. Alfredo grew up in the Los Angeles area and is a graduate of UCLA, where he was an All-American place kicker on the football team.