07/17/2011 03:00:52 PM PDT

East Anaheim business group meets

Long Beach. The East Anaheim Street Business Alliance will have its regular monthly meeting and luncheon at noon July 26 at the Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St.

Guest speakers will be Jeff Williams, executive director of Leadership Long Beach, and April Economides, program manager of the city of Long Beach's Bike-Friendly Business District program.

There also will be updates from 4 th District City Councilman Patrick O'Donnell and the Police Department.

The catered buffet lunch costs $12. RSVP as soon as possible by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 562-494-3800.

Date: Thursday, August 18th

Time: 12 noon

Location: Large Conference Room (2nd Floor)

Please join us at this informal lunch meeting to learn more about the East Anaheim Street Business Alliance (the local Business Improvement District).

Learn more about what EASBA has to offer your business as well as give feedback to the EASBA Board of Directors.

Lunch (from Hole Mole) will be provided free of charge.

For more information, go to www.easba.com

Please RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 562-494-3800

We hope to see you next Thursday at noon!

by Long Beach Post | Staff Reports | 10.19.11 |

12:02pm | Long Beach Playhouse executive director Lauren Morris announced she is leaving the Playhouse effective November 5. The board of directors voted unanimously to appoint Liz Lydic to the interim executive director position. Lydic has been a past volunteer at the Playhouse, and has extensive and varied theatre management experience.

Morris will be the new Managing Director at Georgia Shakespeare in Atlanta, GA.

"Lauren's leadership of The Playhouse has been outstanding and we will miss her both professionally and personally. We wish Lauren all success," stated board president David Haberbush.

"It was a very difficult decision for me to leave the Playhouse when so many wonderful things are happening. The community has really supported our efforts to create a thriving arts center here, and I will be very sad to leave not only the Playhouse, but Long Beach as a whole. It is extremely important to me that the momentum we've created continues to grow, and I have every faith that Liz and the board of directors will make that happen," stated Morris.

Long Beach SWAT called out to Anaheim and Obispo

By Tracy Manzer, Staff Writer

09/12/2011 02:29:46 PM PDT

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Police Department SWAT team was called to an East Long Beach neighborhood Monday afternoon in the search for a federal fugitive.

Long Beach Police were assisting the U.S. Marshal's Service with an arrest warrant for an armed and dangerous suspect wanted on narcotics violations, said Sgt. Rico Fernandez, an LBPD spokesman.

The suspect was spotted at about 1:10 p.m. near Anaheim Street and Obispo Avenue and fled from authorities, police said.

Police locked down a large area of the neighborhood in their search for the suspect, warning residents and business owners and employees to stay inside for their safety.

The suspect was found and taken into custody without incident shortly before 3 p.m. and turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service, Fernandez said.

The fugitive's name and age were not immediately available, he said.

By Joe Segura Staff Writer

10/29/2011 08:20:55 PM PDT

LONG BEACH - Robert Salamon and son Ben are busy packing these days.

They're closing a family-operated store - Fishermen's Hardware Fishing Tackle - that's been anchored at 2801 E. Anaheim St. for nearly 25 years, nestled against the west side of Joe Jost's, a popular beer and hot dog bar.

It's one of the last tackle shops in Long Beach.

Robert Salamon has been renting and operating the tackle business.

Now, it's time to close up the tackle box, and the shop, and until Nov. 14, all merchandise items are on sale with a 50 percent discount.

Ben Salamon, the manager, said the area's demographics have changed, becoming less affluent.

"Fishing is a luxury sport," he said. "And the entertainment dollar is shrinking."

The rent for the 3,100-square-foot location has jumped at a time when business is slow, he said.

"We're not making money," Salamon the younger added. "We're pounding our heads against the wall."

Still the liquidation foot traffic has been brisk.

But Robert Salamon said the closure is a consolidation of the business, not the end of it.

Fishing enthusiasts, he said, will still be able to fish for new tackle and poles at the Sav-On Tackle shop, 9917 Orr And Day Road, Santa Fe Springs, and they can be reached at 562-864-2911.

The Santa Fe Springs location draws in a larger number of sportsmen than the Long Beach site, and it benefits from the strategic location by the Santa Ana (5) and the San Gabriel (605) freeways, according to Robert Salamon.

Maynard Poynter, of Huntington Beach, made a Long Beach stop last week, buying dozens of lures, and he said he had just learned of the pending closure.

"I come here all the time," he said.