Monthly Archives: August 2014

River Finds a Home

wrigley, long beach, ca

River was first noticed living the Los Angeles riverbed during the summer of 2013.  She was extremely emaciated and struggling to survive. Several people tried to earn her trust and catch her but she was obviously scared of people and very smart. It took a community effort but she was finally rescued in July 2014. River is a very sweet girl who doesn’t have an aggressive bone in her body but she is very scared of people. She is currently

Mini-Trad Mysteries – Pantry, Service Porch; Can YOU help?

This is the first in a series of posts about some of the odd and unusual mysteries that my husband and I are discovering as we attempt to bring our 1948 home back to some of its former retro glory! It’s adapted from a post on my blog, The Moderne Hausfrau. When it came time to buy our house, I had—like most shoppers—a very keen idea of exactly what I wanted. We found that house, too.  But it wasn’t meant to

Live Honeybee Rescue – Save Those Bees!

Honeybees are welcome guests as they go from flower to flower pollinating the plants in your garden. Finding a hive in your fuse box, compost bin, or a swarm descending from the sky and settling into you lime tree, however, can be a bit intimidating. We can help. If you have a swarm or beehive that needs rescuing please contact us via mail. LBBeeRescue@yahoogroups.com Please leave your phone number, your general location (cross streets and city) and what you know

Barbara Sinclair – How to ‘Bee’ an Activist

Staff emerita Barbara Sinclair has always believed in activism through education. From 1994 to 2011, she lent her passion about women’s rights to the CSULB Women’s Resource Center as its office manager. “I’ve always been a feminist and a women’s activist,” Sinclair said. “It was just a perfect fit. In fact, my degree is in women’s studies (B.A., 1999), which I finished off with a fee waiver at CSULB. I just really wanted to help young women because I didn’t

National Night Out

Tuesday August 5th, 2014 Bring your lawn chairs and your snacks. Learn more about community safety. Daisy Ave. Green at 19th Street, Long Beach, CA 90806 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Featuring: LBPD West Division – Your Neighbors – Neighborhood Watch – Wrigley Is Going Green – Wrigley Association – Wrigley BBQ (samples) It’s America’s Night Out Against Crime! The “Annual National Night Out” (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been

Local Farmer Turns a City Dump into a Charming Urban Farm

Long littered with car bumpers, scrap metal and trash, a land plot in Long Beach, California has been transformed into an enchanting petite urban farm. There, everything is organically grown and tended to the old fashioned way— by hand, without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Farmer and founder Sasha Kanno has built a successful enterprise with the help of grants, donations and a team of community volunteers. Long Beach Local, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an agriculture-based operation focused

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