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B&B opens second store catering to LB’s historic districts

August 23, 2007

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By Heather Posey Staff Writer B&B Hardware owners Tom and Lola Barnes have opened their second full-service, family-owned “neighborhood hardware store" at 387 Redondo Avenue in Long Beach. The new store, known as B&B Hardware II, is l...

Remodel your windows without leaving your front door

August 16, 2007

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By Heather Posey, Staff Writer When Morgan and Leonne Bannister decided to open up their Budget Blinds franchise, they aimed to help customers redecorate with good service and competitive pricing–without the buyer ever havi...

Focus On Business : After more than half a century of hair, 80 is the new 65

August 9, 2007

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By Luis Maimoni Special to the Signal Tribune Jack Smith has been a barber in Bixby Knolls since 1969. Today, at the tender age of 76, he is still cutting hair and enjoying life at his Bixby Knolls shop, “A" Barbershop. There is some...

Focus On Business : Afraid of the gym? At SHAC, it’s no sweat

August 2, 2007

Filed under Focus On Business, Health

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer Working out can be an intimidating affair, which is why the owners of the recently opened Signal Hill Athletic Club (the SHAC) did their best to create an environment where members can concentrate...

Focus On Business : Nino’s celebrates 49 years of food, family, friends

July 26, 2007

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As longtime residents, business owners and community supporters, Vince and Inge Cristiano and their grown children Nino, Mike and Carina have always believed in the power of small businesses when it comes to building strong c...

Success tastes sweet for Edible Arrangements couple

July 19, 2007

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By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer While sending roses may be sweet, a bouquet of chocolate dipped strawberries is sweeter still–literally. At least Carl and Veronica Billingsley believe so, which is why last May they opened their own location of the ...

Longtime animal lover is the perfect sitter for any critter

July 13, 2007

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By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer From fins to fur, Rich Anderson, owner of Critter Care Pet Sitting Services and More, treats his clients' pets the way he treats his own–like part of the family. “They're like kids to me," Anderson said...

Focus On Business : It takes a family to fix a car

July 5, 2007

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By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer When Servando Orozco talks about how much his family has grown over the last seven years, he could be talking about his wife Cindy and their three young children, or he could be talking about the...

Focus On Business : Patients breathe easy thanks to doctors at AARCMC

June 28, 2007

Filed under Focus On Business, Health

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer Dr. Kenneth Kim, of the Allergy, Asthma and Respiratory Care Medical Center (AARCMC) often jokes that the allergy season in Southern California is from January to December. “There's always so...

SH mom brews successful coffee business

June 21, 2007

Filed under Business, Focus On Business, food

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer Bertha Del Rivero probably put in fewer hours of work each week when she was the public relations spokesperson for the Lynwood School District, or back when she was an editor for the Spanish language news...

Focus On Business : Golf Learning Center brings fun to family, associates

June 13, 2007

Filed under Focus On Business, Sports

Now under new management, the Long Beach Golf Learning Center (LBGLC) is likely to see some changes. Alan Tapie, Paul Penrose and John MacMillan plan to bring a new set of golf, business and range management skills to the well-e...

Focus On Business : Curious cooks find exotic fare at A.B.S. Market

June 7, 2007

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By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer When Levon Guyumjan had his first taste of buffalo meat a few years ago in a San Francisco restaurant, he was really impressed. It was a pricey steak he said, about $40, but worth every bite. The next...

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