The Signal Tribune newspaper

Vol. 34 No. 13 – August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012

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Programs for intellectually disabled people threatened by state funding cuts

August 31, 2012

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Nick Diamantides Staff Writer With a 4.25 percent cut in state funding, Advocacy for Respect and Choice (AR&C) needs to raise approximately $200,000 from individual and corporate donations in order to provide the same level of services...

Postal service moves ahead with plans to close processing center in LB
Some first-class mail service switches from overnight to two-day delivery

August 31, 2012

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Sean Belk Contributing Writer In recent months, the United States Postal Service started implementing changes to first-class mail service in which mail delivered outside of a specific service area now arrives in two days...

SH Oversight Board and CarMax await state’s final answer on disputed $6 million debt

August 31, 2012

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CJ Dablo Staff Writer Representatives of used-car retailer CarMax haven't forgotten about that $6 million CarMax paid Signal Hill's former redevelopment agency (SHRDA) four years ago, long before California state officials ...

Two arrested for burglary at antique store in Signal Hill

August 31, 2012

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On Sunday, Aug. 19, at approximately 5:17pm, Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers were dispatched to the Long Beach Antique Mall, located in the 1800 block of Freeman Avenue, for a robbery in progress. When officers...

Marijuana dispensary owner arrested; charges pending

August 31, 2012

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The Long Beach Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT), and the State of California Franchise Tax Boa...

Around Town

August 31, 2012

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MY BIG FAT GREEK FESTIVAL What 63rd annual Greek festival and cultural event Who Sea and Cultural Event Where Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 E. Colorado St. When Saturday, Sept. 1 through Mo...

Thoughts from the Publisher

August 31, 2012

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by Neena Strichart Although the following is funny as heck, and I am writing it as if it really happened to me, it is NOT a true story. I took most of it from a Facebook posting from a well-known gal-about-town who also claims ...

More to ‘Know’

August 31, 2012

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In August 24th's letter to the editor, the Civil Service Commissioner questioned: Is the right to vote on new city taxes for Signal Hill residents worth the cost to put that question on the ballot? Know and Vote provides the...

An attitude of gratitude

August 31, 2012

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Please let Nick know how much all of us here at AR&C (Advocacy for Respect and Choice-Long Beach) love his article [“Local organization provides job training and employment to intellectually disabled persons," Aug. 24]. Volunteers,...

Picture perfect

August 31, 2012

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Just read the Signal and wanted to say a big “thank you" for the wonderful job with the photos and story on the Everyday Joy exhibit [“Signal Hill gallery to exhibit photographs taken with disposable cameras by orphans in India...

Party with a purpose

August 31, 2012

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After several weeks of planning...we created and hosted a “Back to the '80s" luau block party and community food drive for the Long Beach Rescue Mission on Aug. 11 at the 400 block of West 31st Street. It was a huge success,...

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