Saturday, June 14, 2008

Special Olympics torch in Long Beach

The Special Olympics torch arrived in Long Beach for the opening ceremonies at the Cal State Long Beach Pyramid. More than 3,500 law enforcement officers, including police chiefs and officers, military police and sheriffs, will have carried the torch more than 1,500 miles before it arrives around 2:45 p.m. Friday the 13th at 435 Shoreline Drive at the public dock just south of Shoreline Village.

For the first time, the Law Enforcement Torch Run route will bring the "Flame of Hope" by boat across the Los Angeles-Long Beach Channel to officers and Special Olympics runners waiting for the handoff at the dock, according to a Long Beach Police Department statement.
From there, runners will carry the torch along Ocean Boulevard to the next handoff point in front of Legends Restaurant and Sports Bar at 5236 east 2nd Street in Belmont Shores around 3:30 p.m., the statement said.

Then, officers and athletes will carry the torch to the Opening Ceremonies at the Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach. The ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. will include the lighting of the cauldron by a law enforcement officer and Special Olympics athlete, marking the official start of the games, according to the statement.
The Long Beach Police Department, the Long Beach FBI office and the United States Probation office have been supporters of Special Olympics and the Torch Run for more than a decade.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Personal fitness trainer in Long Beach

If you are looking for a great personal trainer, Linda McDonald with Beach Body Design is who you need to talk to. Located at 241 Seal Beach Blvd in Seal Beach south of PCH. She can be reached at 562-430-1271. As Linda's tag line says: It is where fitness is fun and we can take you to the next level in your quest for a healthy lifestyle. Your health is their primary concern and they make it their priority to help you get in shape and stay in shape so that you can live your life to the fullest! Serving Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach.