What’s in this week’s Sun? – December 23, 2021

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College Park East shines for Christmas

The College Park East Neighborhood Association this week announced the winners of the  Annual Holiday Lights Contest. “It was a tough choice,” wrote Patty Campbell in a recent email.
“Our Board members presented the awards this afternoon—a yard sign proclaiming their enhanced neighborhood status plus a $50 gift card,” wrote Campbell.
To see the Christmas lights of College Park East, visit… [more]


Beach cleanup after recent storm

SaveOurBeach co-founder, Kim Masoner, loved this quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
At last Saturday’s cleanup a group of thoughtful, committed, citizens changed the look of our beach. Many saw the devastating trash that came down the San Gabriel River after last week’s storm, and several were called into action. Quite a few people immediately headed out into the sand bar in the river with … [more]


‘Can I hold a kitty? I’ll be gentle!’

Nonprofit rescue Helen Sanders CatPAWS’ Traveling Feline Comfort and Therapy Show has returned to delight residents of assisted-living homes with playful kittens.
CatPAWS had been bringing kittens to Glen Park Senior Residence in Long Beach for three years when the pandemic hit and put a halt to the program. Now that restrictions have been lifted, CatPAWS is spreading three times as much joy each month.  Besides Glen Park, Sunrise Senior Living in … [more]


‘We love Lucy’ – A community unites

At 10-years-old, Lucille “Lucy” Polanco had already found her way in the world.
Lucy knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. And with a heart larger than her ambition, Lucy actively embraced every day of her life.  Unfortunately a very rare form of brain cancer ended there dreams way too early.
“Her dream was to become a veterinarian,” says her mother, Maria Castillo Polanco in an interview.
“Her love for all animals was so much bigger than anything else in Lucy’s life,” she said. Polanco said her daughter was… [more]

Author: Los Al TV

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