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LB City Council okays new standards for restaurants with dog-friendly patios

July 27, 2012

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CJ Dablo Staff Writer Long Beach restaurants may now welcome dogs to outdoor patios thanks to a decision from the Long Beach City Council last Tuesday. The Council voted 7-0 to approve a new policy that gives restaurant owner...

California Gardens to possibly become Long Beach’s next big regional park

July 27, 2012

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Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Spending a day in the country might be an easy thing to do for Long Beach and Signal Hill residents in the not-too-distant future if lovers of the outdoors have their way. Last Saturday, Long...

Property, violent crime up in east Long Beach, more staffing cuts to police department expected

July 27, 2012

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Michelle Lecours Staff Writer Long Beach Police Department's East Division held its quarterly community gathering at the Groundwater Treatment Plant on Monday, outlining rising crime statistics for June 2012. Long Beach's east div...

First District Councilmember Robert Garcia elected vice mayor of Long Beach

July 27, 2012

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By a unanimous vote, the City Council elected 1st District Councilmember Dr. Robert Garcia as the youngest vice mayor in the history of Long Beach and the first Latino to hold that post. Garcia, now 34, is also the youngest person e...

Study says LB Airport generates $11 billion in regional economic impact, supports 43,000 jobs

July 27, 2012

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The Long Beach Airport Area Complex supports 43,000 jobs and generates more than $11 billion into the regional economy, according to a new study that confirms the airport's positive economic impact on the community. “The Long...

Around Town

July 27, 2012

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SCHERER IN THE VISION What Garden planting beautification project Who Hosted by The Visionaries from the Neighborhood Leadership Program Where Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd. When Saturday, July 28 from 8am to 2pm More...

Thoughts from the Publisher

July 27, 2012

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by Neena Strichart Those of you locals who enjoy dining out have a lot to celebrate this week. Last Tuesday at noon, the long-anticipated opening of Creperie La Rue in Bixby Knolls finally took place. Located at 4280 Atlantic Ave., the eatery offers sweet and savor...

It’s what you know

July 27, 2012

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The Taxpayers Right to Know and Vote is a local initiative petition being circulated by Signal Hill Community First, an association of Signal Hill residents. Local registered voters are being asked to sign the petition to put...

A ‘mental’ note

July 27, 2012

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Thanks to the Signal Tribune and reporter Michelle Lecours for covering the ongoing saga involving the proposed police substation and homeless accommodation at Willow and Grand [“Debate over mentally-ill homeless site stalls...

Weapon of mass discussion

July 27, 2012

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Yes, children, guns kill, as do knives, hammers, spears, poison, rocks, even water in drowning, to name a few. Before guns were even invented, people were killing each other for one reason or another. So, let's face it— blame...

Harbor Commission awards bridge design-build contract to replace Gerald Desmond Bridge

July 27, 2012

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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a $649.5-million contract on July 23 with a joint venture team headed by Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., FCC Construction SA and Impregilo SpA (SFI) for the design and construction ...

Signal Tribune writer named editor of PBS SoCal online election-coverage production

July 27, 2012

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Signal Tribune staff writer Michelle Lecours will step in as senior interactive editor of PBS SoCaL's election 2012 online production Checked and Balanced, a hyper-local effort with an early and continued multi-platform focus on Lon...

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