The goal of the event is to connect the diverse population of Long Beach through a cultural and educational social event, organizers said.
“I had a little piggy bank and I would put all my quarters and dollars in there and then I would buy my backpack and back-to-school clothes,” Som said.
Yuen credited her teacher with making the transition to a new culture an easier process through her kindness and guidance.
The North Long Beach teacher learned Nancy Yuen, an immigrant from Taiwan, had never had a birthday party—so she gave her one. The memory had a lasting impact on Yuen, now a writer and speaker on race in media.
The 45-year-old reggae and hip-hop artist frequently performed at local establishments.
Former Poly High School football star Brian Banks recently returned to the Long Beach theater where he watched movies growing up—this time for a special screening of a film based on his wrongful rape conviction and eventual exoneration.
The film will be widely released Aug. 9.
If you know journalists, then you know some of us are a crazy bunch who like to test limits and explore boundaries.
The film is scheduled to hit theaters Aug. 9.
The Summer Luvin’ music festival is scheduled to take place this June in Shoreline Village.