The Signal Tribune newspaper

Vol. 33 No. 21 – October 28, 2011

October 28, 2011

Filed under Uncategorized

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County health officials closely watching murine typhus

October 28, 2011

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CJ Dablo Staff Writer Local health officials are closely tracking murine typhus after two counties noted a rise in the number of people who have been exposed to the disease in recent years. Even though both counties of L...

Councilmembers open dialogue between residents and city employees

October 28, 2011

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Athena Mekis Staff Writer A bottom-up approach was used at the second North Long Beach Community Assembly Oct. 22 as residents and city employees discussed recent accomplishments and possible solutions to city plights. Eight...

LB Gas and Oil partners with SCE to offer rebates to homeowners for energy-conservation projects

October 28, 2011

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Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer Long Beach residents will have the opportunity to receive up to $1,280 in energy rebates for performing whole-house energy-conservation projects under a new joint partnership between the Long...

Port extends public review of, comments on proposed terminal until Dec. 2

October 28, 2011

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The Port of Long Beach has extended the public review period on a draft environmental study of Pier S, a proposal to develop a state-of-the-art, $650 million container shipping facility on Terminal Island. The Port will accept written comments until Dec. 2, 2011, providing additional time for...

LGB director appointed to board of Airports Council International

October 28, 2011

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Long Beach Airport (LGB) this week announced the appointment of Airport Director Mario Rodriguez to the Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) board of directors effective Oct. 19, 2011. Read More »...

LBPD work with Torrance PD to arrest man for indecent exposure on city bus

October 28, 2011

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The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), working in conjunction with the Torrance Police Department, has arrested a male suspect in connection with an “indecent exposure" incident that occurred on a public transit bus in the...

Emergency Alert System’s nationwide test to interrupt service for several minutes

October 28, 2011

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On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 11am, a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be conducted. Similar to local EAS tests conducted on a regular basis in our area, the national test will also include all broadcast TV...

Illegal tobacco sales to minors in Long Beach reach new low

October 28, 2011

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Illegal tobacco sales to minors in Long Beach have decreased by 79 percent since 2004, according to new data from the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department). Read More »...

Thoughts from the Publisher

October 28, 2011

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Neena Strichart Publisher Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was little, going trick-or-treating was so exciting that I rarely slept the night or two before. Planning the costume was the best part— ...

Losing the music: the ACLU and Long Beach schools

October 28, 2011

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By Kerri Hikida • Director of Operations at Jammin' Music & Arts The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) has long been lauded for its excellent school music programs. Starting in third grade, students were able to stu...

Gabelich to host birthday-party fundraiser to benefit dog park

October 28, 2011

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Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich will host a birthday party for herself that will benefit the Uptown Dog Park at Scherer Park. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7pm to 10pm at the Expo Arts Center, 4321...

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