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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 11

Mayoral Candidates

Damon Dunn and Robert Garcia, run-off candidates for mayor of Long Beach, will be interviewed this weekend on Straight Talk. They join host Art Levine in separate half -hour interviews to discuss their qualifications for office and their views on a variety of topics, including economic development, public safety and leadership.

As a public service, Charter Communications will provide airings of these interviews on Friday, May 30 and Monday, June 2, at 4 p.m. (Damon Dunn) and 4:30 p.m. (Robert Garcia) on Channel 101. The interviews will also air in Long Beach and 40 surrounding cities on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. The weekend Damon Dunn interview will air at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. and the Robert Garcia interview at 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. The shows are also viewable on demand at

Sidewalk CPR

In honor of National CPR Week, the American Heart Association is collaborating with the LA County Emergency Medical Services Agency and the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial to coordinate a free hands-only CPR training session in Long Beach as part of their county wide CPR program. The training will take place at The Home Depot (751 Spring St.) on June 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CPR instructors will be on hand to teach Hands-Only CPR to the community. By using Hands-Only CPR, bystanders can still act to improve the odds of survival, whether they are trained in conventional CPR or not. Participants will not become CPR certified, but information on how to get certified will be available.

Don’t be a bystander in a cardiac emergency. For more information about the free Hands-Only CPR training, contact Darice Hawkins at (562) 933-0596 or for more information.

Women & Wine

Heels for Hearts, a fundraising group that supports the Center for Women’s Cardiac Health & Research at Long Beach Memorial, is hosting a heart healthy mixer on Thursday, June 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. At the 5 O’Clock Wine Bar, 194 Marina Dr. Women’s heart disease is different than men’s; learn about important heart health issues facing women today. Complimentary wine flight and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to April Barnes at (562) 933-1655.

LBMA Fundraiser

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Long Beach Museum of Art, together with its fundraising affiliate Phoenix, will host its Old Bags and Baubles Luncheon. Proceeds from this premier event support the Museum’s annual exhibition and related educational programming. Tickets for the event are $85 per person.

This special fundraising event offers guests the opportunity to bid on a wide selection of luxury designer handbags, unique baubles,
designer scarves and accessories. In addition to the silent auction, this lavish afternoon will feature a luncheon held on the museum’s landscaped oceanfront lawn with champagne cocktails and mimosas. Complimentary admission to the galleries is also included, which features the current exhibitions Baroque Sensibilities: Sherrie Wolf and Enriching and Engaging: Selected Recent Acquisitions.

Sponsorships are also available with sponsor packages starting at $500. For more information on sponsorships please contact the development department at (562) 439-02119, Ext. 336.

Turtle Trek

Walk with ecologists, learn about the flora and fauna of our wetlands and search for sea turtles. This two-hour nature walk takes place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, and is appropriate for ages 7 and above. Parking is available on the inland side of the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street, at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. Please RSVP to Elizabeth at

Sugar Beet Festival

The City of Hope blood mobile is coming to the Southland Credit Union Sugar Beet Festival on June 7 to collect donations to combat summer blood shortages. The blood drive, begins at 8 a.m. in the parking lot behind Sprouts at The Shops at Rossmoor. The drive continues until 2:30 p.m., throughout the running of the 5K-ish Sugartown Challenge Obstacle Run and the second Sugar beet festival.

In one hour’s time, a person can donate one unit of blood that can be separated into four individual components that could help save multiple lives. Donors will receive a $5 gift card to Yogurtland, Chipotle and Subway. In addition to the blood drive, over 30 other non-profit agencies and school groups are participating in the day’s Sugar Beet Festival.

Torch Run

Sponsor a Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center patient with cancer and serious blood disorders at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach’s annual Torch Run on Saturday, June 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shoreline Aquatic Park. More than 250 children with cancer and other serious blood disorders will run, walk, wheel or be carried in a relay race — passing an Olympic-style torch to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Visit or call (562) 933-8600.

Seafood Feast

The Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles will host the 27th Annual Seafood Feast and Memorial Scholarship Fundraising event on Wednesday, June 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the San Pedro Fish Market, 1190 Nagoya Way (Berth 78) in Ports O’ Call, San Pedro.

The Seafood Feast and Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 to honor the memory of longshore workers who have lost their lives working on the waterfront and to assist local high school seniors entering college. Tickets are $40 per person and available by calling (818) 951-2842, by emailing or by contacting local ILWU offices. No children under 16 will be admitted to the event.

Eagle Forum

Phyllis Schlafly, founder and National President of Eagle Forum will be speaking at the 14th Annual Eagle Forum State Conference on Saturday, June 14. The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Conference will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, 3350 Ave of the Arts, Costa Mesa. Open to everyone. There is a discount for early registration and also a student discount for ages 13-25. Registration is online at

Home Companion 2014

On June 18 at 5:30 P.M., for the fourth year, politicians, community leaders and actors will gather at the offices of Keesal, Young and Logan to tell stories about Long Beach politics, culture and newsmakers. Tongues firmly in cheek, the political players promise to reveal the real truth about all that is happening in town.

The Radio Show is a fundraiser for the Playhouse and a truly unique event. Tickets are $85, for the chance to hang out with the city’s movers and shakers, eat great food and have a drink at the hosted bar. Opportunity drawings for great prizes. Tickets are limited; call the Playhouse box office at 562-494-1014 X 1 to purchase yours today.