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The Ocean Park Food Bank would like to thank the post office delivery staff and local residents for the food drive conducted last Saturday. We received 350 pounds of food items which is greatl…

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The Wellness Walk on May 11 brought the largest number of donors, walkers, and volunteers that we have had since the walks began 10 years ago. We joined again with the Stepping Up Initiative a…

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Over the last year officers from the Long Beach Police Department have been involved in undercover narcotics investigations in the area of South Pacific County. The investigations began due to…

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There’s a certain magic that happens when you visit an animal shelter. Yes, it can be loud and chaotic, overwhelming and sometimes a little sad. But it can also be the most wonderful place on …

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During Emergency Medical Services Week, it is fitting to salute all those in our Long Beach Peninsula community who are trained and ready to respond to any crisis with skilled professionalism.

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A couple weeks ago, a friend and I were notified that the cruise ship had room for us. We’d signed up on a kind of standby basis and had nearly forgotten about it. But, sure ‘nuf, there was th…

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At the end of 2018, my aunt collapsed on her way to the bathroom. After being rushed to the hospital, she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome; her immune system was attacking her periph…

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“Lily” is a beautiful one-year-old shepherd mix that has been at the shelter since January. When she first came to us, she was heartbroken that her people had surrendered her because they were…

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Last week I was a fly on the wall for the annual Pacific County Marine Resource Council’s science conference. It’s the best food deal on the Peninsula: three luscious square meals, all free. B…

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The tables at China Beach are set with fine linen and china; little wizard-capped desserts and other tea fancies are on trays in the kitchen; and the grey midday skies of Ilwaco are about to t…

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Cats all have their own personalities, just as people do. Some are quiet and aloof while others are outgoing and friendly. “Odie” definitely belongs in the latter category!

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I invite you to review April 17 edition’s guest column titled “Local bigotry left untreated metastasizes into violent hate,” by Dave Gauger. Let me be clear, I’m only discussing all individual…

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Scott Fenter is interim superintendent of Ocean Beach School District and will remain so until June 30, the end of the 2018-19 school year, when Amy Huntley becomes permanent superintendent an…

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The first thing I see in morning is the awful stillness — the way the air sits shallow, the way it hangs there, laying flat against the walls as if it was stale skin, as if everything around m…

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Returning home from a profound journey over the sea, I watch as the clouds below either recede or come closer as my plane either rises or falls. And, here, back on the Peninsula, spring is eve…