Main Library's Maker Space Lets Public Design, Build, Explore, Create

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Long Beach Rapper Christ Bearer In Stable Condition After Suicide Attempt

Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson, the Long Beach rap artist who allegedly severed his own penis before throwing himself out the second story window of his North Hollywood apartment Wednesday morning, is in stable condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where doctors were unsuccessful in reattaching his mutilated genitalia.


Main Library's Maker Space Lets Public Design, Build, Explore, Create

Welcome to The Studio, the city’s first maker space, part of the Long Beach Public Library system’s vision to make their branches more than just quiet places to study. By incorporating the technology-based DIY ethos of the Maker Movement into public spaces, progressive cities and institutions around the world are providing places where patrons of all ages can let their imaginations run wild.


Long Beach Jewish Life Magazine Shines Light On Local Religious Community

Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York and the Fairfax District in Los Angeles are just two of the regions that come to mind when you think of Jewish enclaves in the United States. But what about Long Beach? That’s the question that 59-year-old John Strum found himself asking when he moved to the city five years ago and found a Jewish community yearning for representation. What about Long Beach?


Long Beach Breast Cancer Activist Name to Orange County's Susan G. Komen Board

A local doctor and founder of Long Beach-based nonprofit Treasure Your Chest, was named to the Susan G. Komen Orange County board of directors this month. Dr. Robina Smith is a breast cancer surgeon at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton and founded her Long Beach nonprofit as a way to educate and spread awareness of the disease to the African American community.