Now Uncle Sam Approved!

Now Uncle Sam Approved!

I'm pleased to announce our official recognition by the IRS as a bona fide tax exempt organization, as of December 7, 2021. As a 501(c)(3), donors can deduct contributions made under IRC Section 170. We're also qualified to receive "tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522".

Our Mission: to promote here

What does all this mean for Long Beach and the general South Bay area? For area landmarks, groups and small businesses, it means free publicity. We want to tell everyone how cool this area is, for travel, tourism and daily life; and have fun doing it.

More Interviews!

Up until the management change at KLBP-FM, I was providing audio tours and walking interviews towards this goal, and the station broadcast a few every Sunday.

Now that the pandemic seems to be waning, we're ready to resume recording & interviewing, perhaps with some video this time around. We want them to be interesting and fun too, just like before.

More help!

But Interview recording, production and editing takes money or volunteers. We have a little bit of both, but we sure could use more. With this official letter 1076 from the IRS, we're hoping for the kindness of friends.

If there's something or some place you'd like me to cover in a segment, let me know.

If you have related experience and would like to volunteer technically, we'd love to hear from you.

Thanks.

 

Alan Holden

From the Long Beach Post

February 6, 2023
Portuguese Bend closes its kitchen amid legal fight alleging fraud, toxic work environment

It's unclear what exactly led to Portuguese Bend's recent kitchen closure, but a series of court records show that trouble has been brewing for years.

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February 6, 2023
Suspect pleads not guilty in killing of man found near Scherer Park

Seth Gomes, 33, pleaded not guilty today to murder and other counts stemming from the Dec. 20 fatal shooting of Kevin Magana.

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February 6, 2023
LBCC student will join Rep. Robert Garcia at State of the Union address

Alexis Muro, an undocumented Long Beach City College student and future health care worker, is attending President Joe Biden's State of the Union address as a guest of Rep. Robert Garcia.

The post LBCC student will join Rep. Robert Garcia at State of the Union address appeared first on News.

February 6, 2023
Long Beach artist Dave Van Patten wins Grammy for work on Grateful Dead project

You probably know Dave Van Patten for his bold, surrealistic murals, including the 60-foot one outside Alex's Bar in Zaferia. As of last night, he's also a Grammy winner.

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