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Airing Weeks of March 14 & 21

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Artistic Director/Producer, International City Theatre


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Chair, ICT Sustainability Campaign


”Sir Francis Drake”
Renaissance Pleasure Faire


Airing Weeks of March 28 & April 4

Jim Michaelian
President/CEO, Grand Prix Assoc. of Long Beach


Steve Goodling
President/CEO, Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau


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March/April Issue



Jim Michaelian, President/CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, will be the guest on the next edition of Straight Talk. He joins host Art Levine to provide an update on this year’s race and some of the exciting new additions. Also, Steve Goodling, President/CEO of the Long Beach Convention & Visitos Bureau will outline the value of the race in attracting new convention business.

The show will air in Long Beach and 70 surrounding cities on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 at 9am and 7pm on LBTV 3 and FiOS 21 and at 10am and 8pm on Charter Channel 188. It will be repeated the following weekend at the same times.

Straight Talk is Viewable on Demand at this website and on YouTube and can be heard on iTunes.



The 41st Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is coming to town Friday through Sunday, April 17-19. The race is Long Beach’s annual “Spring Break” party and is expected to attract more than 170,000 fans over the 3-day weekend.

Straight Talk will have a Straight Talk Night honoring the Toyota Grand Prix on Wednesday, April 8 from 6- 8pm at Phil Trani’s Restaurant, 3490 Long Beach Blvd. Special guests will be Jim Michaelian, President/CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach and Steve Goodling, President/CEO of the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. Jim will provide an update on this year’s race and Steve will discuss the enormous economic impact of the race on the City and its value in attracting convention business.

Also present will be C300 Members (the “Red Coats”) who provide such a welcoming environment to race fans. The Pace Car will be on display.

Enjoy hosted appetizers. No-host bar. Free on-site parking. Please plan to join us for a fun evening.



Click here to watch our interview with Lesley Gore two years ago. She was a unique talent and will be missed.



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Cerritos Acura combines a state of the art facility and a dedicated staff that provides quality products and world class service. Our goal is to make your car buying and servicing experience outstanding.

Cerritos Acura is located in the world famous Cerritos Auto Square. We have one of the largest inventories in California and have over 300 years of combined sales experience.

Our Service Department is open six days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. We offer customer workstations equipped with WiFi, complimentary Starbucks coffee, pastries, convenient early bird and night auto drop off, shuttle service and much more. We’re designed for customer comfort and satisfaction.

Cerritos Acura has one of the largest parts inventories on the West Coast and offers 24 hour online purchasing for your convenience. Acura parts are engineered to original specification and designed for seamless integration into your vehicle.

We invite you to stop by. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you with your vehicle needs.

Located at 18827 Studebaker Road in Cerritos Auto Mall.

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Toyota Grand Prix 3
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Citibank 5
Leonard Cutuli 6
The Finishing Touch 8
Belmont Athletic Club 9
Long Beach Airport 10
Long Beach Water 11
McCarty's Jewelry 12
Boathouse on the Bay 13
Naples Rib Company 15
Performance Plus 16
Polly's Gourmet Coffee 17
Rossmoor pastries 18
Seaside Travel 19
Picarelli's Cucina Italiana 20
Long Beach Petroleum Club 21
ABM 22
Independence at Home 23