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Commentary: It’s not just about time at this gem of a jewelry-repair shop

August 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

By Betty Karnette Rush-a-Fix at 495 West Willow St. is a friendly local shop in the Wrigley area that is frequented by local residents. They know this is a dependable shop that is open Monday through Saturday from 11am until 6pm with well-informed people behind the glass storefront. There is also interesting jewelry available at […]

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Commentary: Local urban agriculture has underlying issues that need to be addressed

July 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

By Deborah Turner, Humane educator This is targeted at the residents of Long Beach and Signal Hill, California. Many of you reading this may reside outside of our area, but this may pertain to you in the future as a new urban-farming movement is gaining momentum. I only mean to inform you, not to influence […]

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Commentary: AB 880 will severely harm tourism, manufacturing, construction, restaurants and more

June 21st, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

By Randy Gordon President/CEO, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Today (Tuesday, June 18), a broad group of Long Beach and South Bay business leaders came together to encourage legislators to oppose Assembly Bill 880 (Gomez). AB 880 will harm the region’s economic recovery in addition to nearly every industry in California, including manufacturing, construction, tourism, […]

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Inpatient or outpatient? It makes a difference with Medicare

June 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

By David Sayen, Medicare regional administrator When you go to a hospital, does it make any difference if you’re considered an “inpatient” or an “outpatient?” Yes, it does. Your hospital status (whether the hospital classifies you as an inpatient or outpatient) affects how much you pay for hospital services like X-rays, drugs and lab tests. […]

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Commentary: Time-tested medic response on the Long Beach chopping block

February 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Commentary

by Rex Pritchard Long Beach Firefighters President Big changes have been proposed for emergency medical services in Long Beach, and the impact will be felt by taxpayers waiting for an ambulance. City officials intend to begin an experimental program to split up the two-person paramedic teams that have served Long Beach for decades. This will […]

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