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Harbor commissions vote to ban oldest, dirtiest trucks from Port

November 15, 2007

By Nick Diamantides, Staff Writer On Nov. 5, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to ban the oldest, dirtiest trucks from operating in the Port of Long Beach. The ban, which was also adopted by the Los Angele...

Christmas Tree Lane will light thanks to Wrigley Association

November 15, 2007

David Carlton, President of the Wrigley Association along with Treasurer Annie Greenfeld-Wisner presented Long Beach City Council Member Tonia Reyes Uranga with a $7,000 check last Tuesday to be used for upgrades to the lighting...

Not just a ‘man’s job’: Working-class women honored at luncheon

November 15, 2007

By Vivian Malauulu Special to the Signal Tribune Several barrier-breaking women were honored last Sunday as Long Beach City Council Member Tonia Reyes Uranga recognized the “SHEroes" during the Sixth Annual Harry Bridges ...

Governor appoints Chief Batts to serve as POST Commissioner

November 15, 2007

Last Friday, Long Beach Chief of Police Anthony W. Batts was appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Batts has been on the commission since 2004 and ...

Equipment stolen from LBFD rescue boat in marine stadium

November 15, 2007

When they reported for duty on the morning of Nov. 10, the crew of Long Beach Fire Rescue Boat 3 found that their boat had been broken into during the night. Rescue Boat 3 is a fire/lifeguard rescue boat that is stationed at Marine...

Wilson Gymnastics trial postponed

November 8, 2007

By Heather Posey, Staff Writer Parents and coaches of the Wilson High School gymnastics team announced last week that school administrators will restore their former practice room, which was turned into a weight room, on a ...

More tenants sign on for Bixby Point

November 8, 2007

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer If things go well, Bixby Knolls could have a new Italian wine bar and restaurant open in time for the Christmas holiday season. The restaurant–La Vineria Italiana–is definitely coming to the not-yet...

Auto burglaries, shoplifting on the rise in Long Beach

November 8, 2007

By Nick Diamantides, Staff Writer Auto burglaries and shoplifting have increased in Long Beach during the last few months. Officials of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) are hoping that residents and store managers will t...

8th District residents meet for ‘lip and sip’ with councilwoman

November 8, 2007

By Neena Strichart Publisher Saturday morning coffee took on a new meaning last weekend when more than 50 residents and business owners gathered at Mirage Coffeehouse from 10 a.m. to noon for an informal morning lip and sip with the...

Community meeting invites residents to share the vision for Bixby Knolls

November 8, 2007

Residents will have an opportunity to share in the vision for the Atlantic Avenue corridor in Bixby Knolls. The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) is developing a plan to enhance the streetscape of the pedestrian-oriented...

Signal Hill businessman pleads no contest to embezzlement

November 8, 2007

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Gene Gluhareff pleaded no contest to six counts of felony embezzlement last Thursday and will likely be sentenced to two years in state prison later this month. The Signal Hill resident and busin...

‘Outed’ former CIA member tells her story at CSULB

November 8, 2007

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer In the Central Intelligence Agency's paramilitary boot camp, Valerie Plame Wilson learned how to use automatic weapons, endure hostile interrogation and jump out of airplanes. Later, working in Europe as an underco...

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