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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 13

Raptor Ramble

Ecologists will lead a nature walk of the Los Cerritos Wetlands on Saturday, July 5. 8-10 a.m. Many raptors live and hunt in the wetlands. Participants might see red tailed hawks, cooper’s hawks and ospreys. Kingfishers, egrets, owls and hummingbirds also reside in the wetlands. Stroll along a lovely walkway among California native plants.

This walk is appropriate for ages 7 and up. Park on the inland side of the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st St., just at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. For more information or to RSVP, contact Elizabeth at

Art of the Machine...

... is a charity event to be held July 11 at the Mai Tai Bar, 97 Aquarium Way, from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. Includes a silent auction of custom tattoo machines, world-renowned artists available to the public and live music. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Burn Foundation. To participate, make a donation or become a sponsor, contact Casey Keener at

Homeowner Fair

The fair on Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Los Alamitos Ave., offers essential tools to home buyers and sellers in Long Beach. Presented by Pacific West Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors, participants will have the opportunity to speak to qualified professionals involved in the real estate industry and gain a better understanding of the benefits and requirements of homeownership.

Sessions will be held in English/Spanish throughout the day to provide more detailed information on topics related to buying a home, including down payment assistance, credit repair, and mortgage loans. The fair is a one-stop shop for home buyers to acquire the essential tools needed to successfully navigate through the home buying process.

Lucille’s Relocates

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, formerly located in Belmont Shore, has re-opened at the corner of Second Street and Pacific Coast Highway. It seats more than 200 people and will be open 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. This Lucille’s features an updated interior look with real blues art throughout the restaurant and autographed guitars and banjos in the bar. Reclaimed wood outline doors and windows for a rustic yet contemporary look.

The Belmont Shore Lucille’s closed last week and employees moved to the new location. Now there are 19 Lucille’s restaurants throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Lucille’s is part of the family-owned Hofman Hospitality Group, which also operates four Hof’s Hut restaurants in Southern California and three SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza locations.

Port Update

President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners Doug Drummond and Dr. Noel Hacegaba, acting deputy executive director of the port will provide an update on the port’s projected growth in traffic, the ambitious $3 billion capital construction program and a review of the competitive challenges facing the port. The Straight Talk TV interview also covers the port’s community involvement programs, including student scholarships and the efforts by the port to reduce environmental impacts.

The show will air in Long Beach and 40 surrounding cities on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on LBTV 3 and FiOS 21 and at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Charter Channel 101. It will be repeated the following weekend at the same times.