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Commentary: The Nextdoors

December 1, 2008

by Linda Nusbaum They live next door, our next-door neighbors. We've known them for many years. We feel so close to them we have even given them their own special name. We refer to them simply as the Nextdoors— no "neighbor"...

Thoughts from the Publisher

November 20, 2008

by Neena Strichart So many changes are taking place in our retail corridors. Through the years we've seen our local small, medium and large businesses open, close, move and sometimes just change their names. One very recent happening is the re...

Commentary— Election Reflection

November 20, 2008

By Christopher Anderson Age 12 It was November 4 and I was happy when I woke up because it was a historic moment. Today was the day either a woman was elected vice president or a black man was elected president. I went with my mo...

Commentary: A Public-Private Health Care Partnership

November 13, 2008

By Douglas E. Schoen A recent poll from CBS News found that the tightening economy is forcing people to make some tough choices. Alarmingly, these kinds of decisions are spilling over into an area where they don't belong—...

How to Vote for a Write-In Candidate

October 30, 2008

By Brett Hawkins It is a common misconception among voters nationwide that the only citizens in the running for political office are those explicitly listed on the ballot. What these people do not know is that there are...

Communique from Rae Gabelich

October 23, 2008

Politics! Finances! Should We? What If? Thank God it will be a piece of our history within the next three weeks. Then we will live with our choices, our decisions. And hopefully we will be able to say we did our best to understand...

Ninth district staff to be honored for contributions to Pools of Hope

September 29, 2008

Vice Mayor Val Lerch and 9th District staff will receive awards for their outstanding contributions to California Pools of Hope, Inc., a nonprofit therapeutic aquatic center for the elderly and people with disabilities. The...

Letters to the Editor : Sept. 18, 2008

September 18, 2008

Loving Linda All of Linda Nusbaum's columns are similar; she starts with a simple, mundane event in her life and writes what she thinks about it in an apparently random thought process. At the end of the piece, she draws a net ...

Think sensibly, seniors

September 4, 2008

Submitted by Marjorie Grommé In the August 14 issue of the Signal Tribune Kelly Nielsen wrote of “Love, Duty, and Compassion." He wrote of the roller coaster of emotions that goes with the job he has undertaken as caregiver for his agi...

Hey, Old Dog

August 21, 2008

Submitted by Linda Nasbaum I was reminded of my old dachshund recently when a friend spoke about his. He talked about watching his 13-year-old dog try to get up and fail. I listened to his heartbreak as he described his longtime friend, a pooch so d...

Hey, Do Kids Matter?

August 15, 2008

By Christopher Anderson, Age 11 We cannot drive. We cannot work. We cannot pay taxes and we cannot vote. But, we can be mentored and shaped into the future leaders that lie within us. On August 5, 2008, there was a budget hearing he...

50 Years and Still in Love!

August 1, 2008

Submitted by Christopher Anderson, age 11 Mr. Willie and Mrs. Carrie Bryant, owners of Creative Arts Preschool and Huntington Academy K-6 in Long Beach, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 5, 2008 at the home of their o...

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