Category Archives: People

They could be your neighbor, running partner or book club buddy. But what these folks do on a day-to-day basis for their community is how the vast majority of Long Beach citizens are able to get through their weeks with less stress and a little more love.

Eyebrow Artist

Krista Trust, Sage Salon & Spa 4240 E. 4th St. 562-761-8881 If the eyes are the windows to your soul, your brows are the frame, and readers say nobody shapes and styles them better than Krista Trust at Sage Salon & Spa. Clients say Krista has the expertise and personality to boot. As one fan […]

Healthcare Provider

Dr Misha Heller, Heller Dermatology 1760 Termino Ave Suite #114  562-498-2459 Dermatologist Dr. Misha Heller cares about your skin care. If you’re looking for professionalism and exceptional service during a doctor’s visit, Dr. Misha Heller at Heller Dermatology is the number one pick. From a quick check up, to helping you manage the health […]

Pet Sitter

Pet Waggin’ Pet Care [email protected]  562-716-6544 It is difficult to find someone you can trust to take care of your cuddly best friend, Pet Waggin’ has done the hard work for you by putting together a team of people you can trust with your cat, dog, bird, guinea pig, and even rabbit. “They went […]

Real Estate Agent

Mike Dunfee, Engel & Völkers 401 Pine Ave.  562-221-2187 For 23 years, Mike Dunfee has been selling, leasing and managing Long Beach Real Estate. His extensive knowledge of all things regarding properties in Long Beach makes him respected throughout the city. Voter H.L. put it simply, “He truly cares and always has your best […]

Social Media Influencer

Justin Rudd [email protected] Who doesn’t know and love Justin Rudd? From the Bulldog Beauty Contest to adult spelling bees, turkey trots and beach cleanups, Rudd has become the unofficial mayor of Long Beach who makes it all happen. Through his nonprofit Community Action Team, he is known for his tireless efforts in making Long […]


Mrs. Jennifer Kellam, St. Barnabas School 3980 Marron Ave.  562-424-7476 It’s notable that readers nominated over 130 educators as their favorite teacher. In many ways, Mrs. Kellam, Principal of St. Barnabas School in Bixby Knolls, is representative of the similar comments so many readers left about others: “She holds students to high standards and […]


Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital 627 Redondo Ave.  562-439-4228 The skilled veterinarians at Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital will also take care of your birds and exotic pets with the kind of care they deserve. And they also make house calls!

Yoga Instructor

Heather Carroll, Beyond Well [email protected]  714.580.6345 Passionate, caring, and supportive are just some of the words voters used to describe yoga instructor Heather Carroll. Carroll hosts events that educate and motivate the younger generation in Long Beach to find joy in trying new yoga poses. As reader, E. shares, “Heather cares about each and […]

Tattoo Artist

Kari Barba, Outer Limits Tattoo & Museum 22 S. Chestnut Pl.  562-437-9121 Working in the oldest continuously operated tattoo shop in America, Outer Limits Tattoo, isn’t the only thing that makes Kari Barba a Long Beach icon. She has dedicated herself to the art of tattooing for 36 years and is world renowned. Her […]

Community Leader

Scott Jones, We Love Long Beach [email protected]  562-999-2444 For more than a decade, Scott Jones has been keepng the farflung neighborhoods in the city closer to each other through his We Love Long Beach orgnization, throwing several citywide events, such as the Citywide Breakfast, Ice Cream Social, Pumpkin Party and Homebrew Festival.