The Long Beach City Council unanimously supported a request that the City Attorney look into amending the Municipal Code regarding tobacco include e-cigarettes and vapor devices, as well as products which contain biologically active amounts of nicotine.
Back in September, I previewed a screening at the Art Theatre of The Paw Project, a documentary that laid out the painful project of feline declawing, its effects on cats both large and small, and rehabilitation efforts. The film was part of Long Beach’s Kindness to Animals Weekend and also had a recent showing in Los Angeles; it was developed and produced by the Dr. Jennifer Conrad, DVM and founder of The Paw Project. The organization’s mission, as stated on the website, is “to educate the public about the painful and crippling effects of feline declawing, to promote animal welfare through the abolition of the practice of declaw surgery, and to rehabilitate cats that have been declawed.”
Dr. Toni Shapiro-Phim is one of the leading experts on traditional Cambodian dance, and has written extensively on the intersection of arts and social justice. She and many others will be gathering this Sunday to share their academic and performative works at the inaugural Forum for Art and Peace, a free event organized by the local grassroots effort, Children Of Refugees, and hosted by the Khmer Arts Academy.
Just months after winning five medals and being named Best Mid-Sized Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival, Long Beach's Beachwood BBQ and Brewing has garnered even more acclaim for its beers.
A Long Beach City Council agenda item proposed for tonight's meeting seeks to restrict the way e-cigarette users use their vaporizers in public, as cities across the nation and world question the supposed benefits they provide chronic cigarette smokers in quitting and the possible adverse health affects they might have on the public.
This Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM, the community is gathering to celebrate the birthday of Doors front-man Jim Morrison. The event is also a food drive for Food Finders, so people are encouraged to bring new cans of food. In this interview with Food Finders' Executive Director Patti Larson, she speaks about the amazing work they do.