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Community News

Community News

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 17
8/22/2014




Heron Hike

Walk with ecologists in some of the last remaining wetlands in Southern California. Learn how a recent fire impacted the wetlands. Learn how the wetlands are being acquired and restored. Learn how businesses coexist with and impact the wetlands. See some of the many creatures that thrive in the wetlands such as the burrowing owl. The walk is Saturday, Sept. 6, 8-10 a.m. Park at the intersection of PCH and 1st St., just at the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. For more information or to RSVP, contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@lcwlandtrust.org.

Suzie Saturday

Councilwoman Suzie Price will be holding her first, “Saturdays with Suzie” meeting on Saturday, August 23, at the 3rd District Field Office (340 Nieto Avenue) at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be City Manager Pat West who will provide an update on the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget. Doughnuts and coffee will be served.

St. Mary Sept. Classes

Sept. 4, Calif. Telephone Access Program – offers a range of free, specialized phones that are easier to hear, easier to dial, and easier to use. Call early for an application, which must be filled out by your primary health care physician prior to the class. Friends and family are welcome.

Sept. 11, Diabetes – Ingrid Lieu, MD, Family Medicine, will lecture about the causes of diabetes type 1 and type 2, the risks, treatments, myths, symptoms, and effects of the disease. She will also talk about meals and fitness.

Sept. 16, Glaucoma – Join eye care professional and ophthalmologist Theodore Pasquali, MD for a lecture about glaucoma. Learn about symptoms, treatments, and research.

All classes are 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Check-in time is at 9:30 a.m. RSVP by calling (562) 491-9275.

Veterans Open Forum

Ask questions. Get answers. VA Long Beach invites veterans, veterans service organizations, members of congress, and local media to join us for our first Veterans Open Forum on Sept. 9, 5-7 p.m. at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Bldg. 165, Learning Center Auditorium, 5901 E. 7th St.

Open House

Long Beach Meditation recently moved into a dedicated center and is holding an open house to give members of the public an opportunity to learn more about the organization and its programs. Located in the Peace Builders Building on 741 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach Mediation invites anyone who is interested in learning more about meditation or the organization to attend the open house on Saturday, Sept. 13, 1-3 p.m. to meet with teachers and other members of the group. Light refreshments and tours of the facility will be offered.

Long Beach Meditation was founded in 1993 and has grown into one of the most active meditation centers in Southern California. More information about the organization and its programs is available from: http://www.longbeachmeditation.com/

Future vs. Past

“Should Our Future Cling to the Past?” continues the 2014 Conversations Series, the second of four salons at Rancho Los Alamitos on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. and includes Joel Kotkin, international expert on global trends, author, and columnist for the Orange County Register, Julia Huang, the visionary founder/CEO of interTRENDS, and Gustavo Arellano, OC Weekly editor & author.
Advance purchase of the $25 tickets is required. Tickets may be obtained online at www.rancholosalamitos.org or by calling Rancho Los Alamitos at (562) 431-3541

US Sumo Open

The 14th Annual US Sumo Open will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 1-4 p.m. at California State University Long Beach. Since 2001, the US Sumo Open has been the premiere tournament in North America, and one of the largest annual sumo competitions on the planet (outside of Japan), for 14 years. Nearly 400 sumo wrestlers from 25 countries have competed.

This year, the US Sumo Open will take place at the famous Walter Pyramid, a venue where all 6,000 seats have a great view of the action. The caliber of sumo this year will be quite high, in all weight classes, for both men and women. If you ever want to see live sumo, this is your chance to watch 100+ matches in one afternoon in a state-of-the-art facility, with the highest level of international competition. For more information visit http://www.usasumo.com/ussumoopen2014.html.

Fraud Prevention

Attend a free senior fraud seminar provided by Home Instead Senior Care on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Senior Center, 1150 E. 4th St. Attending seniors and their families will receive tips on how to protect themselves from senior scam. You will receive information on the latest scams and a checklist on how to scam proof your home. RSVP: (562) 596-4884.