• Soapbox Derby Debuts at Queen Mary’s

    By Joseph Baroud, Contributor Racers kept their heads down. Their eyes pointed straight ahead as they steered their wheels went for the gold at the All-American Queen’s Cup Soap Box Derby race. The derby took place Aug. 23 and 24 at the parking lot adjacent to the Queen Mary in Long Beach. A ramp was placed at the beginning of the tr

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  • Residents Say, ‘Not So Fast’ to Road Diet at Town Hall

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Councilman Joe Buscaino hosted an informational town hall meeting on the Pacific Avenue Road Diet” Aug. 27 in a bid to squash rumors of San Pedro’s take over by the Bike Lane mafia. “This is not a bike lane project,” Buscaino reiterated almost at the start of the meeting. Whethe

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  • All is Now

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer A decade ago, author Ekhart Tolle brought the concept of ‘now’ into popular psychology with his book The Power of Now. Artist Jay McCafferty preceded Tolle with a practice of art that necessitates presence of spirit, focus and mindfulness that would test all but the most dedicated Zen practitioner

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  • RLn ARTS: Aug. 28, 2014

    Aug. 31 10th Annual GLAMFA Exhibit An artists’ reception for the 10th Annual Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts Exhibit will take place, from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Cal State Long Beach Student Art Galleries. The exhibition is a representation of the next wave of contemporary artists

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  • RLn COMMUNITY calendar: Aug. 28, 2014

    Aug. 30 Share your memories of the Port of Los Angeles You are invited to a workshop to gather photos, stories and memories to share on Historypin.com, from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 30, at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro. Details: http://tinyurl.com/P

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  • Shins Bruised During Extreme High Tide in Long Beach

    No homes were damaged on the Long Beach Peninsula Wednesday night during the extreme high tide occurring at approximately 11 p.m. due to Hurricane Marie, but there was one casualty. Greggory Moore, a resident of downtown Long Beach who ventured to the Peninsula to "see the big waves, dude" was slightly injured in the area of 63 Place when the la

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: Aug. 27, 2014

    Aug. 28 Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Land Use, Public Works Committee The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Land Use and Public Works Committee meets, at 6 p.m. Aug. 28, at The Whale & Ale. Agenda items include:

    1. Proposal to convert Sixth and Seventh Streets in downtown San Pedro

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  • RL NEWS update: Aug. 27, 2014

    Long Beach Technology Services Director Retires LONG BEACH — Curtis Tani, director of the Long Beach Department of Technology Services, recently announced his plans to retire, effective Sept.12, 2014. Curtis has been director since 2004. Prior to that time he was acting director and also customer services manager for Technology

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  • RLn COMMUNITY calendar: Aug. 25, 2014

    Sept. 5 A Sip of Long Beach A Sip of Long Beach is having a cocktail mixer, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, at Gaucho Grill in Long Beach A Sip of Long Beach takes place the first Friday of every month in a different location in town. It is an opportunity to meet, sip, network, laugh, mix, converse, unwind and h

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  • Israel Divestment Campaign Organizers Launched Another Zim Shipping Protest

    Photo and article by Barry Saks More than a 100 protesters affiliated with Block the Boats and BDS-LA formed a circular picket line outside the Long Beach Harbor Pier A terminal at the arrival of the Israeli shipping firm, Zim American Integrated Shipping Services Company, on Aug. 23. Read More

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