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Medical marijuana regulations adopted by LB City Council

March 26, 2010

Filed under News

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The times they are a changing. Twenty-five years ago, who would have thought that one day it would be legal to grow pot in indoor gardens right here in Iowa By The Sea, aka Long Beach, Cali...

Jim McDonnell sworn in as LB’s 25th chief of police

March 19, 2010

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By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Inspirational words and lofty goals moved like a gentle wind in the confines of the Terrace Theater last Saturday, bringing a sense of hope to the approximately 1,000 people who came to watc...

Ed Wilson becomes Signal Hill’s new mayor

March 19, 2010

Filed under News, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The Signal Hill City Hall Council Chamber had a capacity crowd Tuesday night as well-wishers came to see Councilman Ed Wilson appointed as the city's new mayor. Annually, at the second meeti...

Amid controversy over selection process, new LB police chief to assume post in March

February 12, 2010

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By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Last Wednesday, Feb. 3, Long Beach City Manager Pat West announced he had selected Jim McDonnell as the city's new chief of police. McDonnell, a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Depar...

Gabelich’s Community Coffee reveals residents’ concerns with spate of crimes

February 12, 2010

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By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer It wasn't supposed to be a discussion on crime, but that seemed to be the only topic the locals wanted to talk about. Eighth District Long Beach City Councilwoman Rae Gabelich hosted one of her “...

‘Rose Kennedy of Signal Hill’ leaves legacy of compassion, community involvement

January 29, 2010

Filed under Remembrance

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The light and love that characterized Velma Robinett's life will never die. She was in turn a farmer's daughter, devoted wife and mother, grandmother, businesswoman and matriarch, but what people ...

SH working with area cities to prepare Sustainable Communities Strategy

January 22, 2010

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By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Managing a city in California became an even more complex affair in 2008, when the legislature passed and the governor signed SB-375. The law requires cities and counties to develop land-...

Las Brisas offers scholarships, helps young residents prepare for college

December 18, 2009

Filed under Community

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer A college education is one of the best ways to break the cycle of poverty. The problem is that low-income parents often do not know how to prepare their children for college. For about two ye...

In-N-Out coming to SH, but plans delayed

December 18, 2009

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By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer An In-N-Out drive-thru restaurant is definitely coming to Signal Hill, but plans for its development have been slightly delayed. The Signal Hill City Council had scheduled a public hearing...

St. Barnabas assembly focuses on freedom as it honors members of armed forces

November 13, 2009

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Photos and story by Nick Diamantides Staff Writer On Tuesday morning, the entire student body (235 students) of St. Barnabas Parish School, their teachers and some of their parents paid tribute to those who served or are now ...

LB City Council to consider ordinance to regulate marijuana stores

November 6, 2009

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By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Next Tuesday, November 10, the Long Beach City Council will consider an ordinance drafted by City Attorney Robert Shannon to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Last Tuesd...

Construction of SH materials recovery-transfer station could start by next spring

November 6, 2009

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By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Construction of EDCO's materials recovery-and-transfer station in Signal Hill could begin by spring of 2010. On Tuesday night, the Signal Hill City Council approved the last in a series of a...

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