Greetings from the Plaza District in Long Beach

I’m involved in a few local projects this year, from contributing on the host committee for the Pro Bike/Pro Walk Symposium that is coming to Long Beach this September, to leading communications efforts for the Aquatic Capital of America Foundation, which promotes the...

Aquatic Capital feature in Long Beach Magazine

Here’s a nice profile of “community hero” Tom Shadden, founder of the Long Beach Aquatic Capital of America Foundation, in the December issue of Long Beach Magazine. We are keeping the group’s Facebook page current with local content and...

Baby steps to making a contribution.

Thanksgiving is a great time to consider ways that we can make a difference. I was invited to speak to my daughter’s Girl Scout Junior troop yesterday to help them earn one of their badges, one requirement of which is to interview leaders in the community. Because I...

Walk Your Bike, Long Beach

Our Bike Long Beach PR outreach campaign has been focusing on safety, and yesterday we announced a “Walk It or Lock It” intitiative — a name I helped coin — to remind bike riders to keep off the sidewalks in our districts. Some of the nice...