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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 5

Marijuana Forum

The public is invited to an interactive discussion on “Marijuana: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” presented by: American Society for Neurochemistry. Experts in the field of cannabinoids will discuss issues pertaining to use of marijuana for pain and addiction. Learn from the nation’s top research specialists. This event is free and open to students, patients, family members, caregivers, doctors, researchers and anyone interested in learning more.

It will be held on Saturday, March 8, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 S. Pine Ave. Self parking is available for $9.

Writers to Meet

California Writers Club of Long Beach presents “Tips from a Publishing Coach — New Rules, New Tools and New Ways to Be Fooled” on Saturday, March 8, 3-5 p.m. (networking starts at 2:30) at the Los Altos Branch Library. The speaker is Flora Brown, Ph.D., a freelance writer, speaker, radio host, author and publishing coach. Her educational background as a USC graduate includes a B.A. in English with a minor in drama, a M.S. in education with a specialization in reading, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. For information see

Diabetes 101

Join Community Hospital Long Beach for a three-week diabetes education class led by Linda Basile, RN, certified diabetes educator, Community Hospital Long Beach, in Conference Room 2, lower level. Participants will learn the basics of living with diabetes and cover the important topics of nutrition, complications, stress and fitness. Classes are free and open to the public, beginning Wednesday, March 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m. To register, call (562) 494-0810.

Groundwater Festival

We can’t see it or touch it, but there is a “Treasure Beneath Our Feet.” That treasure is groundwater and it protects us during times of emergency such as drought or earthquake. Since 1959, the Water Replenishment District has managed this important resource for you and for future generations. Come learn all about it at the WRD Groundwater Festival in Lakewood on March 15. More information is available at, or by calling (562) 921-5521.

Book Signing

Beachcomber reporter Steve Propes, author of the just-published “Old School: 77 Years of Southern California R&B & Vocal Group Harmony Records 1934 - 2011” will be signing the book at Dyzzy On Vynyl, 3004 E. Seventh Street on Saturday, March 22 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.