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Community Hospital Long Beach joins MemorialCare Health System CJ Dablo Staff Writer

Community Hospital Long Beach is starting a new chapter in its long history to provide health care in Long Beach. On April 29, the hospital, located at 1720 Termino Ave., officially became the sixth hospital under the MemorialCare Health System, a healthcare network that serves both Los Angeles and Orange counties. The facility is now one of three hospitals in the network that serves the Long Beach area. The transition to MemorialCare Health systems took about 10 months to culminate in April’s official announcement, according to one hospital official. “We believe strongly . . .that ensuring access to health care on the east side of Long Beach is absolutely

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Community Hospital Long Beach (pictured circa 1924), a designated historic landmark that’s known for its Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, has been part of the city’s landscape for several decades.

critical,” said Diana Hendel, one of the key players who helped plan for the transition. Hendel serves as the CEO of Community Hospital Long

Beach, Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. “I think it’s just one more step towards stabilizing and

sustaining the community service,” she said in a telephone interview, explaining how the new transition helps provide access to health care

over a newly expanded region. “We are here for every single citizen in the greater Long Beach area,” Hendel

said. Hendel highlighted the emergency room and acutecare health services available from Community Hospital Long Beach and emphasized the hospital’s reputation for providing mental-health services. The announcement of Community Hospital Long Beach’s new management was welcome news to the councilmember who serves the district. “This is a huge benefit to our city and will preserve health care on the East Side,” said Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell in an emailed statement. The hospital, a designated historic landmark that’s known for its Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, has been part of the city’s landscape for several decades. The neighborhood hospital looks more like a Spanish see hospital page 15

County Supervisor Knabe visits Bonnie Lowenthal cohosts Holocaust memorial, honors survivor from LB D.C. to press for job creation Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and other members of the Board of Supervisors were in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with Congressional leaders and The White House to discuss the priorities and challenges facing LA County, the largest county in the United States. The Board addressed key issues on their trip, including urging the House of Representatives to oppose a proposal to cut Medicaid by $1.4 trillion over 10 years and turn it into a block grant to the states. The proposal would disadvantage both California and the county’s most vulnerable lowincome populations, as well as see knabe page 3

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Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in Washington, D.C. this week. The focus of Knabe’s visit with her was job creation in LA County.

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) cohosted the Capitol’s annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday, May 2, in the Assembly Chamber, an event that drew survivors, liberators and their children from all over the state. Survivors and liberators were seated among the lawmakers, as the full Assembly marked the memory of the Holocaust. “We take the time to remember,” said Lowenthal, “because to forget is to risk repeating the past.” Lowenthal’s personal honoree was Robyn Solovei, a Judaic specialist from the Barbara and Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center and children’s recording artist, and her see holocaust page 5

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Robyn Solovei, a Judaic specialist from the Barbara and Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center; Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal; and Dr. Marion Solovei, a Holocaust survivor; on the Assembly Floor last week

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LBPD, Dea end three-month drug-bust operation with arrests of 150 individuals The Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Drug Investigations Section, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Mobile Enforcement Team (MET), joined forces and conducted a threemonth operation that resulted in the removal of numerous criminals from the streets of Long Beach, as well as the seizure of guns, drugs, and money. The 22-member task force consisted of 11 members of the LBPD, 10 members of the DEA’s MET, and one agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

The operation, which began Jan. 25, 2011 and ended April 28, focused on removing street-level narcotics from the community. The task force placed the emphasis of the citywide operation on areas that have been impacted by violent crime and gang activity. In conjunction with the citywide task force operation, the LBPD members of the task force also continued to work their existing cases regarding the enforcement of street-level narcotics sales during the three-month timeframe. Altogether the members of the task force served 50 search warrants and seized eight guns, close to $17,000

that had been used for the purpose of illegal activities, and various amounts of cocaine, rock cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, PCP, and pills. In addition, 150 individuals were arrested, including 35 gang members. “The Long Beach Police Department’s partnerships were a significant factor in the success of this operation, as well as the many others we coordinate,” LBPD Chief Jim McDonnell said. “We thank MET, ATF, and the residents of our city for their support in sending the message that crime is not tolerated by the Long Beach community.” ß

CSuLB announces new dean for its College of the arts Officials at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have announced the appointment of Raymond Torres-Santos as the campus’s dean for the College of the Arts (COTA). He is expected to begin his new duties on Aug. 1. Currently the dean for the College of the Arts and Communications at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, Torres-Santos replaces former dean Don Para, who is now CSULB’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Para was the COTA dean for eight years. “I am very pleased that Raymond Torres-Santos has accepted our offer to become the new dean of the College of the Arts at Cal State Long Beach,” Provost Para said. “He brings to this position significant university experience as a faculty member and administrator, a broad knowledge of the arts, and an impressive professional profile as a performer, composer and conductor. And, most importantly, he maintains a passion for the arts and a deep commitment to arts education and student success. “The College of the Arts is one of the largest and most recognized arts colleges in the nation, and he comes to CSULB and COTA at a most challenging time in our history,” the added. “I am confident that he will be a highly effective leader who will work collaboratively with the administration, other deans, department chairs, faculty, staff and the university community to build on the significant accomplishments and recognition that has become the standard of COTA.” In his new role, Torres-Santos will be responsible for leading the college department chairs and staff in managing the college’s fiscal resources and personnel, for recruiting, evaluating and retaining a wellqualified faculty and staff, and for developing effective student recruitment and retention programs in the college. He will report directly to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. CSULB’s College of the Arts is the largest and most comprehensive publicly funded school for the arts in California with more than 4,000 graduate and undergraduate majors. It includes the departments of Art, Dance, Design, Film and Electronic Arts, and Theatre Arts, as well as the

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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, the University Art Museum and the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Within the college, the Art Department is the largest department on the CSULB campus, and one of the largest visual arts programs in the country. More people study art and design at CSULB than at any other public university in the nation. “The College of the Arts at Cal State Long Beach is the heart and the creative face of the university, and the commitment of the administration to the arts is evident,” said Torres-Santos. “What attracted me to the campus was the unconditional commitment of the distinguished faculty during difficult times, the high quality of students and professional staff as well as the prestige of the academic programs in the college. “I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students to solidify the quality of teaching,

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scholarship, creativity and service in the college,” he continued, “and make Cal State Long Beach a solid and innovative artistic and cultural center in the region, the state and the nation as we prepare better citizens to society.” Professionally, Torres-Santos is an accomplished arranger, conductor and pianist. Considered one of the leading composers of his generation, his works include orchestral, electronic and vocal music for the concert hall, ballet, film, theater, television and radio. Prior to serving as dean at New Jersey’s William Paterson University, Torres-Santos was chancellor of the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music; coordinator of the Music Technology Center and chair of the Music Department, both at the University of Puerto Rico; and coordinator of the Commercial/Electronic Music Program at the California State University, San Bernardino. He also has held teaching positions at the California State University, City University of New York, University of Puerto Rico, UCLA and Rutgers University. Born in Puerto Rico, Torres-Santos studied at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and at the University of Puerto Rico. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in composition from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed advanced studies at Stanford and Harvard University. He furthered his studies in Europe at the Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik in Germany and at the University of Padua in Italy. His major professors were Henri Lazarof and David Raksin. ß

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LEARN ABOUT VETERANS What Long Beach Veterans Forum Who Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal and the City of Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services When Friday, May 13 from 9:30am to 12:30pm Where Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St., LB More Info This forum will feature panel presentations on: Women in the Military, Veterans and Families, Veterans and Homelessness, and other resource information. Contact (562) 733-1147 ext. 110 or patti.laplace@longbeach.gov. Space is limited. HELP THOSE IN NEED What 6th District clothing and food drive for Alabama tornado victims Who Councilman Dee Andrews, Juanita Wilson and DHHS Central Facility Center When Friday, May 13 from 10am to 5pm; Saturday, May 14 from 9am to noon Where DHHS Central Faculty Center, 1143 Rhea St., LB More Info Call (562) 570-6816 or visit longbeach.gov/district6. SEE YOU AT THE FAIR! What Annual St. Joseph Parish and Elementary School Fair When Friday, May 13 from 4pm to 11pm; Saturday, May 14 from 11am to 11pm; and Sunday, May 15 from 11am to 6pm Where St. Joseph School, 6200 Willow St., LB More Info Carnival rides, games and prizes, a tiki hut and lots of food will be available. Enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 10pm. Call (562) 596-6115. GIVE AND TAKE What Yard sale/Hughes Middle School music program fundraiser When Saturday, May 14 from 8am to 1pm Where 3829 Pacific Ave., LB More Info To donate or find out more, call Liz Vozzella at (562) 424-4446. A RIVETING AFFAIR What Armed Services Day ceremonies Who Councilwoman Schipske, singling out DAR and Mayor Foster for helping raise funds When Saturday, May 14 at 10am Where Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center, 3695 Clark Ave., LB More Info National World War II Memorial artwork will be dedicated. There will be a flag presentation by the Army JROTC from Millikan High School to honor the armed forces. Representatives from each branch of the military will be present to read off the names of the 12 servicemen from Long Beach who gave their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. A member of the Long Beach Police Department will play "Taps." Also included will be the public dedication of the "Rosie the Riveter" bas relief produced by Raymond Kaskey, designer of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Contact (562) 570-1600. THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM What Annual rummage sale Who Signal Hill Historical Society When Sunday, May 15 from 8am to 3pm Where Curley's Cafe parking lot, 1999 E.Willow St., SH More Info For more information or to donate items for sale, call (562) 5446003. ART & MUSIC TO AID JAPAN What Benefit jazz concert and art exhibit Who LA Harbor College Jazz Orchestra, Onaje Murray and P.S. Island, Gee Mack & the Boogaloo All Stars, plus guest artists’ exhibits When Sunday, May 15 at 3:30pm Where Expo Building, 4321 Atlantic Ave., LB More Info A donation is $15 is requested. All proceeds benefit American Red Cross for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. Contact lendahand4jp@gmail.com. FEEDBACK What North Long Beach Initiative Town Hall meeting When Tuesday, May 17 from 6pm to 7:30pm Where Jordan High School Auditorium, 6500 Atlantic Ave., LB More Info This is an opportunity for the community to give important feedback regarding draft policy recommendations. Call (562) 423-1471. FOUR-LEGGED FUNDRAISER What FOLBA theater benefit for animals When Thursday, May 19 at 6:30pm; play begins at 7:30pm Where Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E Anaheim St., LB More Info The benefit will feature William Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew. Join pianist Ralph Brunson beforehand at his “piano bar” and enjoy finger foods, a silent auction and a raffle. A donation of $25 is requested. Visit folba.org or call (562) 988-7647 to find a ticket vendor. DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? What A free exhibit of devices to help with hearing difficulties Who Hearing Loss Association of Long Beach/Lakewood When Friday, May 20 from 10am to noon Where Craft Room of the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., LB More Info Hands-on examination of the devices, as well as information on how they work and where they can be purchased, will be provided. Call (562) 425-5651 or visit HLALongBeachLakewood.org. LIFE SAVERS What CPR Saturday Who Sponsored by Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross When Saturday, May 21 from 8am to 4:30pm Where Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus, LB More Info Learn crucial life-saving skills to protect friends and family. CPR courses run throughout the day and may last up to two and a half hours. Select classes will also be taught in Spanish, and classes are available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Pre-registration ends May 15, and walk-up classes are available on May 21 for open classes only. Register online at redcrosslb.org.

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California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has issued an official proclamation declaring the month of May as California Small Business Month. “In these turbulent economic times, it is the small-business owners who are leading the charge back to prosperity and job creation,” Brown said in his proclamation. “When we, along with all of our partners in local and national organizations, support private-sector job creators, we enhance the human and capital infrastructure of California.” Brown’s proclamation highlights the role of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GoED) in facilitating economic growth through collaboration with small businesses, promotion of technical assistance and procurement opportunities, partnerships with economic and workforce development agencies and facilitation of networking

across the economy. “It is important that the state turn the spotlight on the job-creating potential of our small-business owners and support their efforts to lead the recovery,” said GoED Deputy Director and small-business advocate Marty Keller. “Our continued goal is to increase the integration and effectiveness of technical support services that state government and nonprofits provide entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Give them good information, connect them to thriving networks, and small businesses will grow and hire.” GoED will continue to work closely with small-business owners in the weeks ahead by hosting a series of meetings in Sacramento between small-business owners and government decision makers. These meetings are designed to bring elected officials together with smallbusiness owners, representing every

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Police investigating murder of elderly woman, attempted suicide On May 5, at approximately 10am, Long Beach Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Los Coyotes Diagonal regarding a deceased female inside and a male subject threatening to commit suicide. When officers arrived, they discovered a 63-year-old male subject who had sustained stab wounds, and an 88-year-old female in another room bleeding. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced the female deceased. They then transported the male subject to a

local hospital for treatment. The male subject underwent emergency surgery and is listed in critical condition. The preliminary investigation revealed that the male subject had harmed the woman, causing her death, before attempting to take his own life. Detectives believe that the male and female subjects were related but are withholding their identities until next of kin is notified. Anyone with any information ontact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244. ß

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Many years ago, I consulted my then doctor about my sudden and chronic intestinal distress issues. I won’t go into the details of the symptoms, as they are rather “yucky.” After asking me a few questions, he said that I probably had IBS– irritable bowl syndrome. When I asked what I should do to treat the malady, the doctor politely told me that it was something I would just have to live with. Having no one else in my family or circle of friends with IBS, I just went about my business and suffered through the daily unpleasantness. Years later, Mom and I were both diagnosed with celiac disease, and my most unpleasant symptoms have all but vanished since I began my strict glutenfree diet. A couple of days ago I received a press release from Cedars Sinai offering new information about IBS and its effects on the general public as well as our troops. I hope that sharing the infor-

mation with our readers may help even one person find a way to conquer their IBS– a chronic “pain in the…”(as if dealing with war isn’t bad enough for our military personnel). Read on. Cedars-Sinai researchers have reported two advances in the understanding of irritable bowel syndrome, the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 30 million people. One study provides further evidence that IBS is linked to an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut. In a separate study, a mathematical model reveals the disease’s link to food poisoning and shows that military personnel are at a much higher risk for the disorder than the rest of the population. “The better we understand this disease, which affects millions of Americans, the more tools we will have for fighting it,” said Mark Pimentel, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai GI Motility

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Fighting drug-resistant superbugs By Dr. Daniel Uslan Assistant clinical professor of infectious diseases David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Superbug CRKP is just the latest in emerging strains of drug-resistant bacteria. While new drugs to combat these stealthy microbes like MRSA and CRKP remain in development, what can we do to prevent catching and spreading these dangerous bugs? The first line of defense is good hygiene and infection control such as hand-washing, both in the hospital and in the community. It sounds so simple, but people forget to wash their hands. Overuse of antibiotics also plays a role in promoting drug-resistant bacteria, as microbes over time build up resistance to commonly used antibiotics. The following precautionary measures can help people avoid superbugs like CRKP: • Cover your nose and mouth

with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. •Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way. • If you are seeing your doctor for a bad cold or flu, discuss the use of antibiotics with your physician. If it’s a viral infection, antibiotics aren’t effective and will only add to the problem of antibiotic resistance. • If your doctor determines that you do not have a bacterial infection, do not pressure your doctor to prescribe antibiotics. Instead, ask about methods you can use to reduce your symptoms. • Take antibiotics exactly as prescribed by your physician, even if

Program and a primary investigator on the studies. “Patients with this condition suffer serious quality-of-life issues. It’s a disease that is frequently misunderstood and difficult for people to talk about, but it’s important for the medical community to understand the causes of the disease so we can develop the most effective treatments possible.” IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, affecting more than 20 percent of the population. Doctors commonly categorize patients with a “constipation predominant” condition, a “diarrhea-predominant” condition, or an alternating pattern of diarrhea and constipation. These patients also often experience abdominal pain or cramps, excess gas or bloating, and visible abdominal distension. In collaboration with researchers at Sismanogleion General Hospital in Athens, Greece, and at the University of Athens, scientists looked at small bowel cultures to confirm the presence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth– or SIBO– in patients with IBS. Previous studies have indicated that bacteria have a role in the disease, including breath tests finding methane (a byproduct of bacterial fermentation in the gut), as well as the disease responding to antibiotics. In this study, 320 patients underwent an endoscopy of their upper GI tract, from which a small bowel culture was cultivated. Of those patients

with IBS, 37.5 percent were positive for bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, compared to fewer than 10 percent of those who did not have the disorder. The overgrowth was more prevalent in those with the diarrhea-predominant version of the disease. Researchers also found more different kinds of bacteria in IBS patients. In a separate study, using a mathematical model, researchers concluded that food poisonin – gastroenteritis– may account for the majority of irritable bowel syndrome cases. Further, it predicts a greater incidence of the disease for populations at a higher risk of these kinds of infections, such as military personnel. The study was based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and other research studies. The model projects that nine percent of those with a genetic predisposition would contract IBS after 10 years. However, among high-risk groups such as deployed military, nine percent of that population would develop the disease in a six-month time frame. “While everyone understands that our troops encounter great danger and difficult conditions while serving their country, this study reminds us that we need to pay greater attention to the dietary woes and digestive upsets that long have been the subject of wry discussion among overseas forces,” Pimentel said of the study results. ß

you feel better. • Do not save leftover antibiotics for the next time you become sick. • Do not take antibiotics prescribed for someone else. • In the hospital, ask if healthcare workers have washed or sanitized their hands before working with a patient. • Take special care to keep clean and cover and protect scrapes and

cuts when in a high-risk environment like a healthcare facility, since some germs can spread this way as well. Uslan directs the UCLA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program that promotes the appropriate use of antibiotics for the hospitals in the UCLA Health System. -----------------------------------MORE INFORMATION cdc.gov/getsmart/antibioticuse/index.html

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Something to not sink your teeth into National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 15–21, and in light of California ranking first in dog bite claims with State Farm, please allow me to share these dog bite prevention tips: Always spay or neuter. Unaltered dogs tend to be more territorial and more aggressive, which makes them three times more likely to bite. For the nearest low-cost spay/neuter clinics, call 1-800-248-SPAY. Never chain or cage dogs. Lack of socialization and inability to escape perceived threats make chained dogs nearly three times more likely to

attack than dogs who are not tethered. Report cruelty to animals immediately. Dogfighters and people using dogs as “guard dogs” often beat, starve, and taunt dogs, which can make them aggressive. Never leave animals and children unattended together. Both can be unpredictable, and even the most docile dog may bite if a child pulls the animal’s tail or startles the dog awake. Treat dogs as part of the family— it’s the best way to have a safe, friendly, and well-adjusted canine companion. To learn more, visit PETA.org. Lindsay Pollard-Post The PeTa Foundation

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mother, Dr. Marion Solovei, clinical director at Family Service of Long Beach for more than 30 years.  Marion is a survivor of the Holocaust, only because her parents moved the family to South Africa after a number of her relatives were taken by the Nazis. The Soloveis are involved in their own family project, “A Reason to Remember,” which seeks to educate others about the loss of over 6 million Jews and others by Nazi atrocities during WWII. The Assembly floor ceremony is the culmination of a process that has been going on for months. It is essentially an oral history project in which students interviewed survivors and liberators then compiled those stories into a single document. In a departure from years past, this year’s “document” will be in the form of a video that is available on many Assembly member websites. “The video captures nuance and gives a renewed sense of urgency to this terrible chapter in history,” Lowenthal said. Lowenthal co-hosted of the ceremony along with San Diego-area Assemblymember Marty Block. ß

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The park grounds will be covered in mulch instead of grass for cost efficiency and will include a dog drinking fountain and benches. residents wanted. From that survey, Johnson and Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine determined that residents wanted a dog park and that it could be opened up soon because of its low cost. “I’m excited that, after years of talking, we’re going to do it,” Johnson said. “I think we’ve been talking about these parks for a long time, and we need to start opening them up.” The addition of other amenities will likely be opened up to the community further down the line and would likely be funded through private dollars, large corporate sponsors or grant funding. “Once we open the park and we have people using them, I think the smart thing to do is get input from

those communities to figure out what [else] they want,” Johnson said. “People need to come together as a community to figure out how we’re going to make this happen.” At Saturday’s grand opening, park staff will be on hand to answer questions, and Johnson will be announcing the timeline for other park developments that include a passive-use park and community garden. “The park will enhance the community because it will have taken a closedoff, blighted piece of property and activated it as an exciting park that’s serving the residents,” Johnson said. “[It will] serve those residents that have dogs by giving them a safe place to exercise.” ß

LB Parks, recreation and Marine summer class guide now available Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine is now accepting registration for this year’s summer camps, classes and events. The Summer 2011 Recreation Class Guide is now available at local community centers, parks, and libraries. The season will be filled with fun for all ages, and new classes include everything from Little Picasso’s PreSchool Art to Adult Ballroom/Latin Dance combo course. There is a wide variety of summer camps available at

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After nearly four years of waiting and discussion, on Saturday, May 21, the Wrigley Heights community will see the unveiling and addition of the largest dog park in Long Beach. The Wrigley Heights Dog Park, located at 3400 Golden Ave., is the site of a former horse property near the Los Angeles River and measures over two acres. The park is being developed with park staff and will use minimal funds from the existing budget and a small amount of material, according to a press release on Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson’s website. “We need to provide people with a safe, legal place where they can run their dogs off-leash,” Johnson said. “By having a dog park, not only do you have a resource for people with dogs, but also you’re making the neighborhood safer for everyone else because we can send the message that running your dog offleash throughout the community, which can provide a potential hazard, is not going to be tolerated.” The City of Long Beach has a law in effect that prohibits anyone from walking his or her dog without a leash. “To me, the reason why I focus on parks is because we already own the property. We don’t need to do a lot of environmental review. We can very quickly open them up,” Johnson said. “At some point you need to say we’re going to get something done.” The park grounds will be covered in mulch instead of grass for cost efficiency and will include a dog drinking fountain and benches. Johnson conducted a door-to-door survey of every street in Wrigley Heights to determine what type of park

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Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young and others reflect on the novel’s power, influence, and popularity, and the many ways it has shaped their lives and careers. Although Lee has not given an interview since 1964, Mary McDonagh Murphy’s reporting, research and rare interviews with the author’s friends and 99-year-old sister Alice add new details and never-beforeseen documents and photos of the Mockingbird phenomenon. Many

speak on the record for the first time ever, sharing intimate recollections, anecdotes, and biographical details. Murphy is an independent filmmaker and the author of Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird, published by Harper Collins. She was a producer for CBS News for 20 years, where she won six Emmy Awards. ----------------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 433-3363 foundtheatre.org

Former cadets to reunite at So Cal Military academy in SH Former Southern California Military Academy (SCMA) cadets will be reuniting for a dedication ceremony at the former school site to unveil a bronze plaque and conduct a treeplanting to honor the memory of SCMA for its years of service from 1924 to 1987. The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 21 at 11am at Alvarado Elementary School, 1900 E 21st St, where the cadets will honor their

alumni members for their service to their country and civilian community, representing all branches of military they served during WWII to the present-day war in Afghanistan. It will also celebrate Armed Forces Day with the presentation of the colors by the Millikan High School ROTC and performance of patriotic songs by the acclaimed orchestra band The Goldenwest Pops. A barbecue lunch will follow the ceremony.

The event is reserved for SCMA alumni members and their immediate families and invited guests. To learn more about the event and or donate to the event, contact former cadet member Kirk Schenewark at SCMAALUMS@yahoo.com. RSVPs are required. For more information, see their Facebook page– The Cadets of Southern California Military Academy. ß

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Sister Alice Marie Quinn, director of St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels program, with David Fields, executive director of the Los Angeles Council at last Saturday’s benefit

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles Council, which has served Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for more than a century, honored Sister Alice Marie Quinn, director of St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels program, during its “Evening with the Society” benefit last Saturday at the Universal Sheraton. More than 300 guests feted “Sister Sam,” as she’s known to many, and raised thousands of dollars for the Society which will benefit its Circle V Ranch Camp program and Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Quinn and her team serve over 4,700 meals each day, delivered to homebound seniors throughout the Los Angeles area. Funds raised from the event will send hundreds of at-risk

children to summer camp at St. Vincent’s Circle V Ranch Camp in Santa Barbara County. Additionally, the benefit will provide housing, food and other essentials for thousands of homeless men and women with children at the Society’s Los Angeles Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row. “Our annual benefit honors local citizens who have committed to improving the lives of members of our communities in the region we serve in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties,” said David Fields, executive director of the Council. “It’s our way of thanking them and awarding them with some well-deserved recognition from over 300 community leaders who will be joining us that evening.” ß

Two arrested for armed robberies On Saturday, May 7, shortly after 10pm, Long Beach Police Department officers were called to the area of Florida Street and Cherry Avenue regarding an armed robbery of a person that had just occurred. The suspects were described to police as two black males, and a handgun was used to commit the robbery. Several minutes later, the same two suspects committed another armed robbery to a person in the 1800 block of East 3rd Street, which is several blocks away from the first robbery location. Believing the suspects were still in the general vicinity, numerous police officers responded to the area. A patrol officer saw two males who matched the description of the robbery suspects near 3rd Street and Esperanza Avenue. While attempting to detain them, the two subjects fled on foot from the officer and into a residential area. Officers quickly began to contain the area, however, in the course of setting up containment, the two subjects surfaced from the area and an officerinvolved shooting occurred. Immediately following the shooting, one of the suspects was quickly

apprehended and the other fled back into the neighborhood. The Long Beach Police Department’s SWAT team was activated to search for the suspect who fled. During the search of the area, SWAT officers found the suspect hiding, and he was taken into custody after a K9 contact. Officers also found a handgun in the area where the suspect was hiding, and detectives are currently investigating the possibility of this weapon being the one used by the suspects to commit the robbery. The two suspects involved in the robberies are: LaRon Burns, 20, of Long Beach; and Alexander Carter, 18, of Long Beach. They were both booked for armed robbery. Neither suspects nor officers were injured as a result of the shooting. The Long Beach Police Department is continuing the investigation and requests that those who may have information about this incident call Long Beach Police Department’s Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson or Malcolm Evans at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via text or email by visiting longbeach.gov/police. ß

Traffic collision results in death of motorcycle rider On Monday, May 9, shortly after 9pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Home Street regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. The preliminary investigation revealed that the 1999 Yamaha motorcycle ridden by Josue Corado, a 27year-old resident of Norwalk, was traveling northbound on Long Beach Boulevard approaching Home Street when a 1995 Chevy pickup, driven by Josue Avalos, a 24-year-old resident of Long Beach, made a left turn onto Home Street from southbound Long Beach Boulevard in front of the

motorcycle. Upon colliding with the pickup truck, Corado was ejected from his motorcycle and came to rest a few feet away. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded to the collision and transported Corado to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Charges are pending against Avalos. Those with information regarding this traffic collision are asked to call Long Beach Police Department Accident Investigations Detail Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7355. ß

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Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West announced this week the appointment of John Gross as director of Financial Management, effective July 11, 2011. Gross is currently director of Finance of the City of Aurora, Colorado. “Long Beach is an incredibly complex organization, and I am pleased to appoint Mr. Gross to head our city’s Financial Management Department,” West said. “John Gross is a finance professional with a proven track record of solid financial management. His expertise will be critical as the City continues to offer outstanding services with limited resources.” Gross has worked since 1990 for the city of Aurora, which has a population of 325,000. There, he has overseen all aspects of the city’s finances, including budgeting, accounting, debt management, business licensing, investment and cash management, and sales tax collection and auditing. Gross has significant experience dealing with public pension systems. He sits on two pension boards, the Old Hire Police Pension Board, the Old Hire Fire Pension Board, and he is also the administrator for the Elected Officials and Executive Personnel Pension Plan. His accomplishments over his

career include providing financial stability to a municipal parking authority that had cash flow issues and could not meet payroll, turning it profitable in three short years. Gross has also helped lead the City of Aurora through a process to address its structural deficit, similar to the process adopted several years ago by the City of Long Beach. Gross has also served as finance director of Arlington Heights, Illinois, and the fiscal officer for the State of Illinois Bureau of Employment Security, and as an interim deputy city manager for the City of Aurora. Gross holds a master’s degree in Urban and Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. Gross has also been a committee chair for the national Government Finance Officers Association.

“I’m pleased to be appointed to this challenging position,” Gross said. “Long Beach is a dynamic city with incredible assets and a great team of professionals. ” Gross is replacing Lori Ann Farrell, who accepted the position of director of Financial Management with the City of Huntington Beach in December 2010. ß

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George and Gloria Deukmejian will be the honorary co-chairs for Long Beach Day Nursery’s annual Tea for Tots Luncheon and Silent Auction on May 21.

Long Beach Day Nursery announced this week that George and Gloria Deukmejian will be the honorary co-chairs for its annual Tea for Tots Luncheon and Silent

Auction on Saturday, May 21 at the Long Beach Yacht Club. The silent auction will open at 11am, followed by lunch at 12:30pm. The highlight of the event will

be a special performance of the Long Beach Day Nursery Children’s Choir at 1:30pm. Tickets are $75 for adults and $40 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the programs and services of the Nursery. To purchase tickets call (562) 591-0509 ext. 112. “We are delighted to be honoring George and Gloria, both of whom have contributed so much to our community over the years, not to mention all of their accomplishments while George was governor of the state of California,” said Brian Russell, chairman of the board of Long Beach Day Nursery. “And we are very grateful for the support we have received so far for this wellattended event. Thank you, one and all, on behalf of the entire board.” -------------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 591-0509 lbdn.org

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Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA), a local organization dedicated to animal welfare and humane education, has cooked up Pawsitively Perfect Recipes, a compendium of homemade treats for animals and humans, all contributed by local animal-loving residents. The cookbook is available for a donation of $15 at the following local pet-related outlets: Belmont Launderpet, 3429 E. Broadway, (562) 433-3605

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Memorial Medical Center Foundation President Jim Normandin, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Long Beach City Manager Pat West ride bikes to work Monday morning in honor of National Bike Month.

City of Long Beach Bicycle Ambassador/US Olympian Tony Cruz, Long Beach City Manager Pat West, Memorial Medical Center Foundation President Jim Normandin and others joined Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster in a “Bike to Work” ride Monday morning to promote the 2011 Tour of Long Beach. “We’re celebrating May as ‘National Bike Month’ and our upcoming Tour of Long Beach by biking to work today,” Foster said. “The Tour is going to be a great event that takes riders through our best bike routes along the beach, parks and the two rivers. I encourage people to join me on the May 14 ride that is not only fun, but it’s for a good cause.” Proceeds from the Tour of Long Beach will benefit Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. The Tour invites amateur cyclists and bicycle enthusiasts of all skill levels to ride on a 31-mile open course along bike paths throughout the city. Registration is still open.

“It was last year’s event that made me into a cycling enthusiast,” Foster said. “I bought my bike for the first Tour of Long Beach and since then, I’ve made it a point to ride at least 100 miles every week.” This year, Foster will ride the Tour of Long Beach course twice as part of the Metric Century Ride. The mayor also has a team called the Mayor’s Mighty Milers that any riders can join. The bike tour is part of the Long Beach Bike Festival, which will take place Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 in downtown Long Beach at the Pike at Rainbow Harbor. The festival is free to the public and will include bike stunts and competitions, outdoor bike-related movies, live music, activities for kids, bike safety information and a vendor fair. ---------------------------------MORE INFORMATION touroflongbeach.com dlba.org/LongBeachBicycleFestival

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Edible Gardening for California is Beaver’s second book– she published Container Gardening for California in 2009.

Local writer and gardener Jennifer E. Beaver will discuss her latest book, Edible Gardening for California, at Gatsby Books on Saturday, May 14 at 2pm. Edible gardening– the practice of growing vegetables, fruit, and herbs in a dedicated area or mixed in with traditional flower beds– has grown in popularity as a money-saving way to enjoy delicious fresh food. Long Beach-area gardeners can grow food year-round thanks to the region’s Mediterranean climate. People are hungry for advice on getting the most out of their efforts, says Beaver. “We all love gardening but want to know the best tomatoes, the right kinds of fruit trees, and how to plant them so we can get more food for our families,” she said. “There are only a handful of books specifically for California edible gardeners. This is the one you can easily take to the nursery to get what you want.” For both new and experienced

gardeners, the presentation will cover some of the challenges of urban gardening, such as limited space, ways to start an edible garden without a lot of sweat and bother, suggestions for mixing attractive edibles in with an existing garden, and much more. Edible Gardening for California is Beaver’s second book, joining Container Gardening for California. She is currently at work on Vegetable Gardening for California, to be published in 2012. All three titles are from Lone Pine Publishing International. Owned and operated by California Heights resident Sean Moor, Gatsby Books is located at 5535 East Spring St., at the corner of Bellflower Boulevard. -------------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 208-5862 gatsbybooks.com

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Long Beach against terrorist threats became a high priority. Perrone took port security into the computer age with port-wide domain awareness systems that include surveillance cameras, radar, sonar and other technology deployed throughout the port complex. Recognizing the need for improved coordination among the region’s security agencies, he was instrumental in establishing the Port’s Security Command and Control Center, a centralized location for multiple agencies to gather and coordinate intelligence and respond to emergencies. Cosmo was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry” and called a “Port Authority visionary” by Security Magazine, a leading trade

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PuBLiC noTiCeS TST3741 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARION F. MCCALLEN CASE NO. BP128467 to all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the Will or estate, or both of Marion f. MCCallen. a Petition for ProBate has been filed by SHaron MCCallen in the Superior Court of California, County of loS angeleS. tHe Petition for ProBate requests that SHaron MCCallen be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. tHe Petition requests the decedent’s Will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. the Will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. tHe Petition requests authority to administer the estate under the independent administration of estates act with limited authority. (this authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) the independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. a Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/06/11 at 8:30aM in dept. 9 located at 111 n. Hill St., loS angeleS, Ca 90012 if yoU oBJeCt to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. if yoU are a Creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. the time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. yoU May exaMine the file kept by the court. if you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a request for Special notice (form de-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. a request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. attorney for Petitioner MarSHal a. oldMan Peta-gay gordon oldMan Cooley SallUS gold BirnBerg & ColeMan 16133 ventUra Blvd #Pent a enCino Ca 91436 5/13, 5/20, 5/27/11 CNS-2099544# THE SIGNAL TRIBUNE 5/13, 5/20, 5/27/2011 TST3742 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ETHEL MAE MCCALLEN CASE NO. BP128466 to all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the Will or estate, or both of etHel Mae MCCallen. a Petition for ProBate has been filed by SHaron MCCallen in the Superior Court of California, County of loS angeleS. tHe Petition for ProBate requests that SHaron MCCallen be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. tHe Petition requests the decedent’s Will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. the Will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. tHe Petition requests authority to administer the estate under the independent administration of estates act with limited authority. (this authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived

notice or consented to the proposed action.) the independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. a Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/06/11 at 8:30aM in dept. 9 located at 111 n. Hill St., loS angeleS, Ca 90012 if yoU oBJeCt to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. if yoU are a Creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. the time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. yoU May exaMine the file kept by the court. if you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a request for Special notice (form de-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. a request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. attorney for Petitioner MarSHal a. oldMan Peta-gay gordon oldMan Cooley SallUS gold BirnBerg & ColeMan 16133 ventUra Blvd #Pent a enCino Ca 91436 5/13, 5/20, 5/27/11 CNS-2099547# THE SIGNAL TRIBUNE 5/13, 5/20, 5/27/2011 TST3734 notiCe of trUStee’S Sale tS no. 110006217 title order no. 11-0004103 aPn no. 7215-027-004 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated 10/05/2006. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeeding againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. notice is hereby given that reContrUSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by trUdy KalUSH, a Single WoMan, dated 10/05/2006 and recorded 10/11/06, as instrument no. 06 2255324, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/27/2011 at 1:00PM, at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, los angeles, Ca at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced deed of trust. the street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 2164 oHio avenUe, Signal Hill, Ca, 90755. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. the total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale is $949,510.21. it is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. in addition to cash, the trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “aS iS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed of trust with interest thereon as provided in said note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of

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No one would’ve ever believed, even if hearing the news from a psychic, that the two-time defending champs would be swept in a series trying to make it back the Conference finals this year. The Lakers are still the trending

topic of the NBA after losing the series 4-0 to the Dallas Mavericks less than two weeks ago. There is a lot of speculation that the Lakers locker room unraveled between the last two months of the regular season. We still don’t know who to point the finger at, or who to blame for the meltdown. After the team was demolished by Dallas in game four 122-86, it’s hard for Laker fans to appreciate what they have done for the city the last three years. What everyone failed to realize

is that this moment was coming sooner or later. We have to understand that nothing in this world lasts forever, and that includes winning a championship every year. As we would all love to see that happen, it just isn’t reality. If you followed the Lakers at the beginning of the playoffs, when they played the New Orleans Hornets in the first round, you could see that the focus wasn’t there. Sometimes after being a champion for two years you don’t work as hard as you worked to get

May 13, 2011 where you are now. You kind of want things to come easily and not put in the extra work. From the looks of things, other teams came up with a plan to find ways to beat the champs. They knew it would take dedicated, hard work to put out the two-time defending champs. The champs, being the champs, probably just didn’t expect to get beaten. Now all the underdogs in the Western Conference are still fighting, trying to accomplish what the Lakers have. Lakers Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom are being called “sore losers” following game 4. After being down by almost 30 points, Bynum and Odom lost their composure and got very physical with Dallas players. It was a “heat of the moment” situation, and there is no excuse for their actions. But it happens in sports all the time, mainly during the playoffs of any sport. If you recall when the Lakers played the Dallas Mavericks at the end of March, and were beating the Mavericks by almost 20 points, Terry took

a cheap shot at Blake. All players get frustrated and, when that happens, they usually take the emotional reaction out on their opponents. The Lakers have made their fans and city elated for over a decade. In 63 NBA seasons the Lakers have advanced to the playoffs 58 times. They have won 16 championships, and I’m almost certain that there will be more in the future, as long as Jerry Buss is affiliated with the organization. There’s no doubt that the Lakers have pampered their fan base, and right now fans are mourning and bashing them for not advancing to the Western Conference Finals. What happened to appreciating and cherishing the happiness they brought to this city for years? They’ve also brought competitiveness just about every season for the last 10 seasons. I know it’s hard to swallow the atrocious loss, but you have to look at the positive to get overcome the negative. It’s not the end of the world, and the Lakers will be back in years to come. ß

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Ron Artest and the Lakers are taking a lot of criticism for their performance in the second round of the playoffs.

Dodgers to provide free tickets to military members during month of May Tommy Lasorda, a Hall of Fame manager and special advisor to Chairman Frank McCourt, has announced that he is offering free tickets at Dodger Stadium to all military members during the month of May. Lasorda, who is an Army veteran, wishes to salute members of the armed forces and thank them for their service to the United States of America. All members of the joint services with a valid military ID, including active, reserve and retired veterans as well as their dependents, may take advantage of this offer by showing their military ID at any Dodger Stadium ticket booth the day of a game. Each military ID will be good for two complimentary tickets, based on availability. More details are available at dodgers.com/military. The Dodgers honor a “Veteran of the Game” at every home game by treating them to field-level tickets and a batting practice experience and recognizing them on the field during pregame ceremonies. This season’s honorees so far have included a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a Navy Seabee combat war specialist, a mili-

tary police officer serving in the “Honor Guard” protecting the President of the United States and a thirdgeneration combat veteran who is currently in his 17th year of military service and who recently returned from Iraq. For the last 12 years, the Dodgers have donated 10 season tickets to a group of military veterans called the California Paralyzed Veterans Association that is based in Long Beach and serves the community of paralyzed veterans by assuring that they have a lifestyle similar to that of an average American citizen. Lasorda has visited more than 40 military bases around the world, including a five-country goodwill tour in 2009 with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, through the Middle East. General Kevin Chilton, Commander, US Strategic Command, threw out the ceremonial first pitch as a part of Lasorda’s birthday celebration last season and Admiral Mullen threw out a ceremonial first pitch in 2009 and enjoyed the game as Lasorda’s guest. ß

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hacienda with its wrought ironwork over its windows and arches and central fountain in a courtyard area. Sitting in the Wilton Street Historic District, the hospital has served the east Long Beach area since it opened in 1924. But it’s the atmosphere of the hospital that one former state lawmaker remembers well. Former State Senator and Assemblymember Betty Karnette remembers the hospital as a “friendly place” for the constituents. “And they felt more comfortable there than at the bigger hospitals,” said Karnette in an interview Tuesday. “[When] you went there, it was like going to your family, and there are people in Long Beach [who are] very attached to Community Hospital.” Karnette remembered when the hospital had shut down in 2000 and then later reopened the following year. The former California lawmaker suggested that the push by the community to preserve the hospital may relate to the overall feeling and affinity for Long Beach. “It may have a large population,” said Karnette, “But [Long Beach] will always have a small-town feeling. And that’s why people like that small-town feeling and small-town hospital.” Dr. Eugene Temkin, MD, has fond memories of the hospital where he served from 1958 to 1985. Temkin

CoMMuniTy said he helped start the hospital’s former cardiac department and intensive care and cardiac units. “We had a lovely, wonderful unit, even as I look back. We still had an outstanding department,” Temkin said of the departments where he served. He remembered a cooperative spirit from both the staff and the administration. The 90-year-old doctor from Long Beach was also a patient there. He sought treatment at his neighborhood facility when he had back problems and also when he had a stroke. He said he was pleased that the hospital joined MemorialCare Health System. Temkin emphasized the advantage of the hospital’s emergency services. He observed that there are shorter wait times at this facility than at other larger hospitals. “Community [Hospital] takes care of this side of the city,” said Temkin, pointing out that the hospital has the ability to handle a major catastrophe. “It’s important to know there would be a facility to treat people in the event of an emergency.” And the hospital’s CEO, Hendel, recognized that there were possibilities to serve more emergency room patients at its newest hospital. Although the emergency medical service personnel know Community Hospital’s services, usually the patient decides which hospital they want for treatment during an emergency, according to Hendel. The

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Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster speaks to the crowd gathered for the announcement of the merging of Long Beach Community Hospital with Memorial Care Health System last week.

other two facilities at Miller Children’s and Memorial Medical Center are trauma centers. “There is capacity, and there is ability for more patients to be cared for at Community without a doubt,”

Hendel said. “We certainly want that word to be out.” Although they’ve now already assumed the lease of the hospital campus from the City of Long Beach, the hospital network still

needs to roll out more details during this transition. Hendel said that they will soon officially announce the appointment of a new hospital administrator who will begin at the end of the month. ß

Berkeley coach to be keynote speaker for LB’s inspiring Students awards One of the top coaches in basketball, U.C. Berkeley’s Mike Montgomery, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Most Inspiring Students Awards at 6pm on Thursday, May 26 at the Long Beach Hilton. The evening of inspiring stories about local students who have beaten the odds is sponsored by the Long Beach Education Foundation. One student from each school in the Long Beach Unified School District is recognized at the event. Montgomery, a Millikan High School and Cal State Long Beach alum, was named head coach at Berkeley three years ago. Last season, he led the team to its first conference championship in 50 years and helped the Bears reach the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season, advancing to the second round. A four-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year and recipient of a John R. Wooden “Legends of Coaching” Lifetime Achievement Award, Montgomery brought a proven record of success to Berkeley and has collected 20 postseason appearances, claimed five conference championships and reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. Montgomery previously coached at Stanford University and was head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. He was also assistant athletic director at Stanford and worked as a TV commentator for two years before accepting the offer to coach at Cal. Masters of ceremony at the event will be Frank Mottek, news anchor for KNx 1070 Radio, and Mike Murray, president of the Foundation. The event’s theme is Mardi Gras, featuring the Cabrillo High School Steel Drum Band and Renaissance High School Dancers and Singers. During the dinner, the Superintendent’s Annual Distinguished Community Service Award also is given to an individual or organization that has made a positive difference for local schools and

students. This year’s honor goes to The Port of Long Beach. The inspiring students recognized at the awards dinner represent one or more of the following qualities. Each winner: • is an inspiring example • is unusually persistent • makes a tremendous effort • is an exemplary good citizen who is dedicated to serving the school or community • could be described as a hero for overcoming adversity or circumstances that might have prevented a less determined student from succeeding

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• has made a dramatic improvement or turnaround. Proceeds of the event support Long Beach Education Foundation charities with grants, school uniforms for students whose families cannot afford them, scholarships and other assistance. Reservations are available by calling the Foundation at (562) 997-8693. The donation is $100 per person or $1,000 for a table sponsorship. Checks are payable to Long Beach Education Foundation. ß

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