The Signal Tribune newspaper

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...

Commentary: Social Security benefits everyone

April 10, 2009

By Essie Landry Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security reaches almost every family, and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It has an impact on the very fabric of the American economy. Social...

Commentary: Spring Awakening

April 3, 2009

I was jogging around my neighborhood recently and I found myself engulfed in this amazing fragrance. “What's that smell?" I wondered. Perfume? Detergent soap? No, no, it was blossoms, flowers in bloom. In the next moment...

Commentary: An Ounce of Prevention

March 19, 2009

By Bonnie Lowenthal 54th District Assembly Member It may sound trite, but it's absolutely true: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That's why you should eat right and exercise. That's why you should change...

Commentary: Volunteers Among Us

February 19, 2009

By Linda Nusbaum Recently I attend an appreciation breakfast for Long Beach area Red Cross Volunteers. It is held on a Saturday at the Holliday Inn on Lakewood Boulevard. I arrive late, pick up my name tag and make my...

Commentary: If you’re running sprinklers, you’re wasting water

February 19, 2009

By Ryan J. Alsop Director of Government & Public Affairs Long Beach Water The Long Beach Water Department is again reminding residents of Long Beach to take advantage of the rain we're getting and shut off all irrigation...

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