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LB politicians vie to fill Congressional vacancy

May 3, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer State Sen. Jenny Oropeza announced her candidacy for the 37th Congressional District at the Alameda corridor in Compton Wednesday, where she and Juanita Millender-McDonald jointly left their footp...

Congress members, hundreds mourn loss of Juanita Millender-McDonald

May 3, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Hundreds of mourners, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the mayor of Los Angeles and more than 60 other members of Congress came together Monday to honor 37th District Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald. The seven-term...

Mason will focus on attracting, keeping high-quality workforce

May 3, 2007

After competing against a very strong field of public and private human resources professionals, Suzanne Mason has been appointed director of human resources for the city of Long Beach. She will assume her new duties immediately...

California State Firefighters Association finds hero in Assemblywoman Karnette

May 3, 2007

The California State Firefighters Association presented Assemblywoman Betty Karnette with its 2006 Legislator of the Year Award Tuesday night. Each year, CSFA recognizes a member of the legislature for his or her work on behalf of fire safety and f...

LB Council gives airport expansion approval, 5-3

May 3, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer The Long Beach City Council approved in a 5-3 vote to expand the Long Beach Airport to 89,995 square feet last week, a sort of middle ground between proposals as low as 67,495 and as high as 118,3...

BK residents, developers meets to discuss possible plaza tenants

April 26, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer More than 100 Bixby Knolls residents and storeowners met with Bixby Plaza representatives at Charles Evans Hughes Middle School Monday, a chance for the businessmen to hear directly from residents wh...

Expansion moves LB closer to 1,000-acre open space goal

April 26, 2007

Long Beach 4th District Councilman Patrick O'Donnell and representatives from the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency were on hand for Saturday's building demolition adjacent to Orizaba Park. The removal of the buildings–three ...

SH Council meeting full of surprises

April 26, 2007

Joseph Serna, Staff Writer For a Signal Hill City Council meeting short on legislation, it certainly was long on the surprises. Tuesday's first pleasant surprise came to Chandler Brainard and Gilbert Greigo, two gentlemen...

LB residents encouraged to vote in May 1 special election

April 26, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer The Long Beach Special Municipal Election is only five days away, and many candidates with a stake in the race are making their final push to get residents to go out and vote. There are approximatel...

Obituary: Juanita Millender-McDonald’s public service will be remembered by many

April 26, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer State representative for the 37th District, Juanita Millender-McDonald, died Saturday night in her Carson home. She was 68. Millender-McDonald, who represented Signal Hill, a large swath of Long...

Late night theft in Signal Hill serves as reminder to stay alert, be prepared

April 26, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer As she described it, it was like a ghost popped out of nowhere. When Emma Harmon walked up to her front door last Wednesday night, past the burnt out street lights to the front door with no por...

Richardson honors local Holocaust survivor

April 26, 2007

Assemblymember Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) recently honored holocaust survivor Melvin Mermelstein in the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in the Assembly. “I am privileged to participate in today's memorial ceremony in honor of t...

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