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Candidates for City Council, school board face off at forum

March 6, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer While an atmosphere of civility and respect prevailed, nothing could mask the strongly held differences of opinion and, in some cases, the animosity the candidates had for each other. The Wrigley Neighborhood Association Candidates' Forum gave two L...

Lowenthal introduces carbon monoxide, native plant and mental health bills

March 6, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-27th District) recently introduced three bills pertaining to carbon monoxide poisoning, native California plants and mental healthcare reform. It could be month...

LB unveils plans for modern transit and visitor center

March 6, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Figuring out where to go in Long Beach and how to get there will be easier for downtown visitors starting when the new Long Beach Transit and Visitor Information Center opens in about a year. Last Thursda...

SH: City budget in good shape; auto mall expansion explored

February 28, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The news presented during the Feb. 26 Signal Hill City Council meeting was good. Even with the present downturn in the economy, the city budget is in the black. In fact, the council express...

Pacific Avenue improvement project could begin by early summer

February 28, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Residents of Long Beach's Wrigley Village area have been pushing for improvements of the Pacific Avenue corridor north of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) for about five years, and it looks as if...

Celebration emboldens residents to stand together against gangs

February 28, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer It was more than just a group of residents cleaning up their neighborhood and having an outdoor party. It was adults and children who are normally afraid to walk on their own sidewalks gathering ...

2030 Visioning Plan still being refined by city officials

February 28, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The City of Long Beach is preparing to update its General Plan, which will serve as the framework for all that the city tries to accomplish between now and 2030. Read More »...

LB’s Community Code Enforcement Teams report local scofflaws

February 21, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The City of Long Beach has a secret weapon against people who violate local building and health and safety codes: volunteer code enforcers. The program has been operating for about a decade, but r...

Art Deco building planned for new Signal Hill police headquarters

February 21, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The Art Deco exterior and sloped seamed-metal roof of the new Signal Hill Police Department headquarters will make it look more like a modern, upscale motel than the hub for police activities. B...

Residents, police, city, nonprofits cooperate to take back streets in Wrigley

February 21, 2008

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Imagine what it would be like to be afraid, even in broad daylight, every time you set foot outside your home. Imagine living in a place so infested with gangs that you wouldn't go out at ni...

WRD budget honored

February 21, 2008

The Water Replenishment District received the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers Meritorious Award for outstanding budget presentation and process for the fourth consecutive year. Read More »...

Bundle of Blankets

February 14, 2008

The patients at Miller Children's Hospital received a special delivery last Friday from Becky Stoltz, past worthy advisor of the Buena Park assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. The charitable service organization ...

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