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Commentary: Government shutdown not impacting L.A. County…yet

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

By Don Knabe Los Angeles County Supervisor Fourth District As you know, at the stroke of midnight [Monday] night, the federal government shut down due to the inability of Congress to work together. This government shutdown will have ripple effects throughout the nation, impacting programs and services like national parks, veteran pensions, Coast Guard patrols […]

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Commentary: C-17 program’s shutdown in Long Beach is result of federal government’s inability to compromise

September 27th, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

By Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fourth District After celebrating the delivery of the United States Air Force’s last C-17 with thousands of local Boeing employees just last week, I am absolutely stunned and devastated to learn that the production facility will shut down in 2015 following the completion of the final C-17 Globemaster […]

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Commentary: If you have Medicare, don’t worry about the new Health Insurance Marketplace

September 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

by David Sayen Medicare regional administrator Some people with Medicare are asking lately if their Medicare coverage is affected by the new the Health Insurance Marketplace that starts in 2014. The answer is no– the Marketplace won’t have any effect on your Medicare coverage. The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to help people who don’t […]

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Commentary: Make a difference and raise awareness for childhood cancers

September 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

By Amanda Termuhlen, M.D. Medical Director Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach In 2013, more than 11,000 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer, and hundreds will die of the disease. Although survival rates for many childhood cancers have improved dramatically over the past few decades, cancer […]

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Commentary: Keeping tax dollars close to home

August 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

By Laurie Angel I am an Uptown Girl. Not necessarily in the way Billy Joel sang in his 1983 hit with Christie Brinkley in the music video, but from uptown (the place). Located in the northwest portion of Long Beach, uptown is a huge area, generally north of the 405 Freeway to the city limits […]

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