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From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 17

LBUSD – School starts Wednesday, Sept. 4 for about 80,000 students in the Long Beach Unified School District. Learn about late registration, immunizations, lunch menus and transportation at this link:

The Cerritos College Economic Development and the Culinary Arts programs, in partnership with Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board (SELACO WIB) and the Hospitality Training Academy (HTA), are working to recruit and fill over a hundred jobs with qualified individuals in openings at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The positions vary from retail to culinary openings at stores and restaurants. For more information about the program, contact Belle Gomez at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2510.

Chadwick School is a K-12 independent coeducational school on a beautiful 45-acre campus in Palos Verdes. Chadwick’s mission emphasizes academic excellence, character development and self-discovery through experience within a diverse and close-knit school community. Small class sizes and an 8-1 student to teacher ratio allow students to enjoy meaningful relationships with their peers and teachers and to fully participate in multiple activities. Chadwick’s research-based curriculum includes fine and performing arts, global languages and physical education in all grades and a full-day kindergarten. It is located at 26800 S. Academy Drive on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Phone (310) 377-1543 or visit

The Long Beach Unified School District will offer fee-based preschool starting Sept. 3 at Tincher Preparatory School, 1701 Petaluma Ave. in Long Beach. Instruction will be provided by certified preschool teachers and will be integrated with the school district’s elementary school curriculum. Children must be at least three years old and potty trained to join the program, which will run from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $825 per month. For registration or additional information, contact Diane Karidakis or (562) 430-6810.

Dave’s Island Instruments is a locally owned and run Ukulele and Steel Drum specialty store. They carry a wide variety of ukuleles, steel drums, handpans, didgeridoos, Native American flutes and much more. Interested in one of these instruments, but not sure how to get started playing? No problem. They have group classes and private lessons on a weekly basis. For more information, call (562) 706-1719, or check out Aloha!

Algalita Marine Research Institute has launched its 2013 Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions International Youth Summit, taking place at the Dana Point Ocean Institute, March 22 & 23, 2014. As many as 75 students and advisors will work directly with scientists, artists, media pros and sustainability experts to refine and implement their project ideas for action plans to help solve plastic pollution worldwide.