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Commentary: SH Chamber mixing up its mixers

August 28, 2009

By Denise Damrow 1st Vice President Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce The goal of the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce's Social Committee is to increase attendance and make it fun for everyone who comes to our mixers while...

My Tribute to Nick

August 21, 2009

By Neena Posner Strichart The Council Man with the sparkling eyes caught my attention - I idolized — Read More »...

Goodbye to My Grandfather, Nick Mekis

August 21, 2009

By Athena Mekis Nick A. Mekis experienced a lot in his lifetime. He was always up for anything and loved to share his knowledge wherever he went. The 84-year-old grandfather, who died of cardiorespiratory failure and other ...

Social networking sites deconstructed: a layperson’s guide to tweets and getting linked

August 21, 2009

By Tessa St. Marie Editorial Intern When was the last time you tweeted? Or wrote on someone's wall? Or updated your status for the News Feed? If these terms seem foreign to you, here's a bare-bones explanation of the most...

Commentary: “Learning to Write”

July 24, 2009

I am taking a creative writing class so I can learn how to write. It feels funny to write this because I have always been a writer. I spent more than 20 years as a journalist, published a book and contributed numerous essays to...

Commentary: Help keep kids and letter carriers safe this summer

July 3, 2009

By Richard Maher Corporate Communications U.S. Postal Service Summer is here and kids are getting out of school and will be outside playing. Young children are impulsive and unpredictable, and can have little understanding...

Commentary: Being truly ‘safe and sane’ this Independence Day

June 26, 2009

By Hugh R. Parry President and CEO Prevent Blindness America Fireworks pose dangerous risks, especially to children. In fact, more than 40 percent of all fireworks injuries are to children under the age of 15. ...

Commentary: Refracting the various shades of the spectrum of autism

June 12, 2009

By Dr. Ron Leaf Autism Partnership Autism Spectrum Disorder has received tremendous attention in the media. This appears to be due to a number of factors including the increasing rates of diagnosis, outspoken celebrities and...

Commentary: Allowing Cuba the Opportunity to Rejoin the Organization of American States

June 12, 2009

By Congresswoman Laura Richardson 37th District I applaud the decision of the OAS [Organization of American States] to end the misplaced and misguided exclusion of Cuba from its membership. It is long past time that Cuba,...

Commentary: Your insurance and the recession

May 29, 2009

By Bart DeLio It happens to me all of the time. My clients are having financial issues. Maybe they lost their job, maybe they are getting a work “furlough" once a week or once a month, or maybe their credit cards are getting...

Commentary: Three-pronged approach necessary to remedy projected $43.3-million deficit

May 15, 2009

by Patrick H. West Long Beach City Manager The City of Long Beach is facing a projected $43.3-million structural deficit in Fiscal Year 2010 brought about by the national economic crisis. The economic realities we face have...

Commentary: Keeping Up Appearances

April 17, 2009

By Council member Val Lerch 9th District, Long Beach With an increase in vacant houses (some of them in foreclosure) and less money in the City budget than ever, Code Enforcement is pushed to the limit trying to keep up with...

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