Monthly Archives: May 2011

THEN AND NOW: Community Hospital Long Beachm, 1930s & 2011


TOP: Community Hospital of Long Beach sometime in the 1930s. The hospital was founded in 1924 as Long Beach Community Hospital with 100 beds and 175 surgeons and physicians on staff. In 1980, the hospital was deignated as a Historical Landmark.

BOTTOM: Community Hospital of Long Beach, which opened in1924 has gone through many owners. Today it is part of the MemorialCare Health System and simple know as Community Hospital Long Beach. The hospital has 536-employee. In March, the City Council agreed to end the city’s lease with Community and start a new lease with Long Beach Memorial for the city-owned building at 1720 Termino Ave., which sits on 8.7 acres. The 20-year lease, which can be extended to a total of 55 years, allows Memorial to take on Community’s needs there, including the $16 million state-mandated seismic retrofit of the building.

PHOTOS: First of Nine Long Beach State Graduations


LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Doug Robinson, vice president of student services gets pelted with confetti during the Health & Human Services graduation ceremony at Cal State Long Beach on May 25, 2011. The ceremony includes 900 students in Communicative Disorders, Criminal Justice, Family & Consumer Sciences, Professional Studies, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Social Work. See more pictures/buy reprints>>

PHOTO: Poly Playwrights


Poly High School playwrights; Maddie Dobson, left, Sam Pflugrath, Avalon Tipton, center, Akira Olivia Kumamoto, sitting, and Jordan Barrick at the Poly Playhouse on May 12, 2011, in Long Beach, Calif. The five students recently won a playwriting contest and are having their plays professionally directed and produced at The Theatre of Note in Hollywood. This is the first time that all five winners were chosen from Poly High School.