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William Seal was WWII veteran, educator and mentor to disadvantaged

March 22, 2013

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William Blois Seal, who was born in Long Beach on June 14, 1924 at Seaside Hospital, passed away Friday, March, 15, 2013. He died peacefully of natural causes in the arms of his daughter Judy Seal, surrounded by family, according to Judy. William attended Burnett and F...

Councilmember Gabelich’s mother-in-law was ‘lady of style and grace, strength and wisdom’

November 11, 2011

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Rae Fullen, mother-in-law of 8th District Long Beach Councilmember Rae Gabelich, passed away on Oct. 30 2011, after a two-week period of fighting to regain her strength, which was compromised after a fall. “She lived a full life of 95 years ...

LB RDA chairman helped save city’s redevelopment funds

May 20, 2011

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Last weekend, the city of Long Beach lost one of its leaders who, in recent months, worked diligently to protect the city's redevelopment funds. Read More »...

SH resident Murtaugh was veteran, mechanical engineer and baseball coach

March 4, 2011

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Tom Murtaugh, a 25-year resident of Signal Hill, died peacefully in his sleep of respiratory failure on Feb. 16, 2011. Read More »...

State senator was champion of health, environmental causes

October 22, 2010

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District 28 State Senator Jenny Oropeza, whose representation included Long Beach, died Wednesday night at Long Beach Memorial Hospital at the age of 53. Read More »...

Alpert Jewish Community Center to host memorial for gerontology program director

October 8, 2010

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Dr. Jeanne E. Bader, Ph. D, retired gerontology program director at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), died Monday, Sept. 20. Read More »...

Senior police partner was ‘tremendous asset’ to LBPD

October 1, 2010

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Five days after retiring from the Long Beach Police Department's Senior Police Partner Program, to which she had served 10 years, Rita Jennings passed away. Read More »...

Former SH councilmember’s wife was outspoken, involved in community

August 3, 2010

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By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Ethel Mae McCallen, a 56-year Signal Hill resident, businesswoman, and wife of former Signal Hill Councilmember Marion “Buzz" McCallen, passed away on July 15, 2010. The 88-year-old Ca...

Powell to be posthumously honored as Pride marshal

May 14, 2010

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Local longtime community activist Gail Murchison Powell, who died on April 19 in Long Beach at the age of 68, will be posthumously honored as Female Community Grand Marshal for the 2010 Pride Festival. Powell was active in political...

Co-worker remembers former police officer Jim Fontaine

April 9, 2010

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Submitted by Casey Carver James “Jim" Fontaine, who served almost 30 years over two different career paths at the Long Beach Police Department, died in Long Beach on March 20. He was 82 years old. Carl Vaughn, an old f...

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