It is with a very heavy heart that we post the info on the tragic killing outside Wilson High School last night. Words really can't do this justice, but we would like to convey our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Melody Ross.
Below is the statement from LBUSD which has just been released.
The 16-year-old girl who died last night after a shooting outside Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach was an eleventh grade student and athlete at the… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on October 31, 2009 at 3:44pm —
Added by JON on October 30, 2009 at 1:50pm —
I'm writing to you this important note because Catalyst has an immediate need and we can't continue forward without the support of our community. We need to raise $1,200 by November 1st so that we can cover the cost of rent for the Catalyst Space! If only 100 people will pledge to invest $12 per month
, then we can continue to do the work that we're doing. Will you please help?
Our Work So Far
We incorporated Catalyst in 2006… Continue
Added by Eric Leocadio on October 30, 2009 at 10:30am —
Tonight we will be talking with the spokesman for LBUSD about Measure T. We'll also get the word on Halloween in LB from our friend Logan of MondoCelluloid and one of the organizers of Thrill the World and Halloween on Pine. 562CityLife is also sponsoring a Best Zombie Photo Contest
for the Long Beach… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on October 29, 2009 at 8:24pm —
The Pedro (yes, I refer to myself in 3rd person VERY often) is self-employed.
He left his old career quite a while ago, and now his COBRA coverage is about to expire.
Shopping for health insurance is a pain. Anybody who has ever had to do it can confirm this. I have an added twist...my pre-existing condition.
I was diagnosed as bipolar in my early 20's. I can't function as a productive member of society without my meds. Because of this, I have always needed… Continue
Added by Pedro Masbueno on October 29, 2009 at 11:31am —
I know In this blog I will be opening myself up to a myriad of reactions and comments. I personally have so many views that contradict each other in a traditional moralistic sense. Accepting marijuana in our society as another normal natural and common thing in our lives is something that I always stay away from when conversing. legalizing it and taxing it would do this state good only if the people running it would stop ripping us off. If our government would first take care of the management… Continue
Added by Daniel Quinonez on October 29, 2009 at 10:30am —
4th Street (Retro Row) was anything but quiet last night. Gurgling's and moaning filled the street. Zombies' officially took over the night. There was a chill in the air but not from the weather. The chill was due to creepy, disfigured beings that roamed their way from Portfolio Coffeehouse to the Art Theatre. Blood, loose limbs, and tattered clothing adorned the zombies on their night to shine. And shine they did!
Logan Crow (he is in the top photo!!!) of… Continue
Added by Juls on October 27, 2009 at 10:00am —
It's Halloween time 562citylifers. And Long Beach will NOT fail you!
On Saturday, October 31st, Pine Avenue will be hosting a FREE outdoor festival filled with music, comedy, dancing, and some great costumes. There will be a costume contest with more than $1,000 in prizes. Oh yeah, you heard me right. So start brainstorming. I want to hear what you plan on putting together.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) have planned a frightening Halloween festival… Continue
Added by Juls on October 26, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Are you willing to spend more on public education?
The Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, special election on Measure T poses a basic question we all have to ask ourselves; how much are you willing to spend on public services? We are all part of a greater community and all in this community at one time or another draw on certain shared resources such as Fire Department, Police Services, Roads, and Public Education. These shared resources are often times all also… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on October 26, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I am always humbled when people compliment the Art work I create. I know they like it so they want to tell me what they feel. I find it hard sometimes to take these compliments. I love doing what I do but I sometimes have a different perspective or opinion of my own work. It sucks. With that being said. I still have a following of people that request me to paint them paintings and still enjoy looking at my art. That is wonderful. I have been getting a lot of calls and e-mails lately to show my… Continue
Added by Daniel Quinonez on October 23, 2009 at 8:37am —
Here at 562CityLife we spend a lot of time thinking green and looking for ways to spotlight our city's green efforts. Long Beach has already been recognized as a "Tree City USA
", and now it has also been ranked No. 3 out of 10 featured cities for having the most urban gardens per capita, according to the Trust for Public Land.
According to the press release out of City's Office of… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on October 18, 2009 at 9:49pm —
one of these days i am going to go to sleep after a beautiful day of enjoying time with my family and it will be the last time i close my eyes. i want that day to be the nicest day of my life. tonight could be that night. how can we make sure that the last day is going to be a good day? do what you love. love those people in your life that matter. smile and love life. make sure that you do make everyday count. surround your self with positive people. inspire others to have a passion for their… Continue
Added by Daniel Quinonez on October 18, 2009 at 1:42am —
NOOO I am not making excuses to not have hanky panky. I am giving the excuses I was making not to go out and create. when i was working the daily grind 7-6pm work come home, eat, rest, pee, poop, shower, sleepand then go do it again. I was laid off in april the first time from a very stressfull job...at least i made it that way. the very next moment i realized i have time to paint now. i got a job right away and started a non stressful job and was painting late night, weekends early am. if i… Continue
Added by Daniel Quinonez on October 15, 2009 at 9:30pm —
For more local bar and restaurant reviews, go to LBFoodReview.com!
For all the talk about change we have heard this year, the most tangible example to date comes from one of the least expected places. Yes, our old standby, The Annex, has caught the change bug, and it looks to be for the better. It even has its own Facebook page… Continue
Added by Taylor Nelson on October 15, 2009 at 6:30pm —
This week on 562CityLife Radio - Community Activism: What does it take to get YOU involved?
On this week's show, Thursday night at 9 p.m., we'll be talking to local community activists and asking the question: What does it take to get YOU involved? We'll be looking to hear from you! Do you participate in any community organizations? Do you or have you protested before? Do you care mostly about local or national issues? Who are you, what are you involved with, and… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on October 15, 2009 at 5:06pm —
hello 562. i am a mixed media abstract artist in long beach. i use rusted sheet metal as my canvas. i paint whatever i see and feel. some people like it some people dont. i dont care. i will paint what i paint. in the past i have let this stop me from showing the world what i want to create for them. i speak to the individual that loves that certain piece as any other artist would. i am not anyone special just an artist. i am just thankful that i am… Continue
Added by Daniel Quinonez on October 15, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, other City Officials and the Long Beach Fire Department encourage all City employees, residents, businesses, schools and visitors to participate in the "Great California ShakeOut" on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10:15 am. This event, similar to last year's event, will be one of the largest earthquake drills ever planned and simulated in California.
At 10:15 am on Thursday, October 15, 2009, millions of people in government offices, homes, businesses,… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on October 14, 2009 at 9:49pm —
I have no idea what "It" is yet, but yeah it looks like it'll be epic. Sorry, this is just one of those geeky things I really get all excited about, so I thought I would share! Whatever "It" is it looks be being put on by the people at Gladstones
down at the… Continue
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on October 14, 2009 at 8:00am —
, it looks like we'll get some rain! The only thing is though, they're saying that it might be a kind of big storm. So, the city issued the following advisory today, BUT before you get to that. I wanted to also to give a plug for our friends at Long Beach Water - TURN OFF YOUR SPRINKLERS! Seriously people, no need to water until AT LEAST saturday, COME ON! Sorry, I had to get that out. Here's the alert from the City, read it, it could save your life...
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on October 13, 2009 at 8:09pm —
***Updated at Bottom***
This past Saturday, October 10th, the Press Telegram ran a headline story
regarding the evident pending deal between Long Beach Studios, LLC and Boeing to build a $375 million movie studio at the 77-acre site and create 2,500 to 3,000 jobs! At first glance this story sounded awesome, and I was quick to get really
Added by JulsnMatt1028 on October 12, 2009 at 9:06pm —