The Signal Tribune newspaper

Vol. 33 No. 43- March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

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As precautionary measure, county health officials inform local residents about how typhus is spread

March 30, 2012

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Diagrams from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health brochure entitled “Answers to Your Questions About Endemic Typhus Fever Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Not many people in Los Angeles County get e...

LB Cares provides behind-the-scenes support for local groups helping people

March 30, 2012

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Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Some of the private organizations that provide vital services and programs to the people of Long Beach rely on an invisible means of support. That assistance comes from a group of volunt...

Budget balancing, business growth and community infrastructure among city problems debated during fourth district council candidate forum

March 30, 2012

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Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer Balancing Long Beach's ever shrinking budget, promoting business growth and enhancing local community infrastructure were some of the hot-topic issues discussed during the March 22 fourth dist...

LBUSD Board of Education appoints local PTA leader to fill District Five seat vacancy

March 30, 2012

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The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education voted 4-0 on March 23 to appoint longtime school volunteer and PTA leader Diana Craighead to fill the District 5 seat on the five-member board. Craighead has lived in District 5 for 19 years and has served on several school district committ...

Long Beach among five California benefactors of HUD safety grants

March 30, 2012

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $12.7 million in grants to five local projects in California to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially...

Emergency medical services to work with local fire departments to improve patient data collection

March 30, 2012

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At last week's Los Angeles County Supervisors meeting, the Board granted permission for the Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS) to enter into agreements with local fire departments to improve patient data collection. Th...

Hit-and-run witness struck and killed by driver who had hit parked vehicle

March 30, 2012

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On Saturday, March 24, at approximately 12:50am, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue regarding a call that had initially begun as a hit-and-run incident, which police are...

Annual maintenance project to close southern terminus of 710 Freeway on Sunday morning

March 30, 2012

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On Sunday, April 1, the southern terminus of the Long Beach (710) Freeway will be closed below Anaheim Street from 6am to 1pm so that crews can complete as much work as possible during an annual maintenance project. Signs will...

Lowenthal bill requires CalWORKS recipients to learn English

March 30, 2012

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The state Assembly will soon consider a bill by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal that would add English classes to the list of activities the state requires of direct-aid recipients. “There are about a dozen ways that CalWORKS...

Thoughts from the Publisher

March 30, 2012

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by Neena Strichart I find it refreshing that so many of our local small businesses and restaurants (including our loyal advertisers) are stepping up their efforts to offer superior customer service as well as to keep their...

The meat of the matter

March 30, 2012

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I was amused when I heard that the people who heard, or read, the reports on the additive “slime" in their meat products were horrified and vowed to not buy any meat product unless they are sure the product doesn't contain...

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