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Port of Long Beach getting greener in air and water

August 2, 2007

By Nick Diamantides, Special to the Signal Tribune About 5,000 ships enter the Port of Long Beach every year, and an average of 16,000 big-rig trucks per day carry cargo into or out of the harbor district. The environmental im...

Improved Target store hits the mark with locals

August 2, 2007

By Nick Diamantides, Special to the Signal Tribune More than 10,000 people visited Signal Hill's Target store during the July 29 grand opening. After seven months of being closed for remodeling the store on 33rd Street at Atlantic A...

Regional Water Board proposes $471,000 fine for Boeing after stormwater runoff violations

August 2, 2007

The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board staff has assessed a $471,190 fine against The Boeing Company for 79 violations of the California Water Code. Between October 2004 and January 2006, Boeing released wastewater...

Bixby Point shopping center on track to open early 2008

August 2, 2007

By Nick Diamantides Special to the Signal Tribune The Bixby Point Shopping Center is on the fast track toward development and will likely be open for business in early 2008. “We have been waiting a long time to bring back some ener...

AQMD sponsoring leaf blower exchange; offers monetary, environmental incentives

August 2, 2007

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is sponsoring a leaf blower exchange program which allows professional gardeners and landscapers to visit several locations to trade in their old, loud, pollutant leaf blower for...

Sramek takes seat as Harbor Commissioner

August 2, 2007

The Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners welcomed its newest member, Nick Sramek, to his first meeting last week. Sramek, appointed by Mayor Bob Foster and unanimously approved by the City Council earlier this month,...

No Doubt, There’s Drought

July 26, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger toured the Long Beach Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project Monday, a chance for the governor to spotlight California's water crisis. Though Long Beach's water system work...

CarMax plans delayed, Hyundai on the way

July 26, 2007

By Nick Diamantides, Special to the Signal Tribune Plans to develop a CarMax automobile dealership in Signal Hill are moving forward slowly, but a Hyundai dealership is likely to come to town soon. To enable that to happen, ...

City audit finds Long Beach Police Department on right track

July 26, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer In November 2006, the Long Beach city auditor's office tapped Public Financial Management (PFM) to assess the Police Department and recommend ways to improve its efficiency and fiscal conservan...

LB City Auditor Laura Doud looks back on first year

July 26, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer Laura Doud's office has an amazing view. Walking past people behind windows or sitting in their cubicles, you finally approach the double doors into her office. Any visitor's eyes will immediately d...

They know they can

July 19, 2007

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Pacific Harbor Line commissioned the first of a fleet of lower-emission, clean-diesel locomotives earlier this month. The new trains will improve air quality and make PHL the most en...

Workshop recommends new police station locale

July 19, 2007

By Joseph Serna, Staff Writer City officials from Signal Hill pitched relocating the new police station to a 4-acre site on Walnut Avenue to more than 20 residents, a move the staff presented Saturday as having no legitimate do...

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