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Long Beach Transit implements service changes for Grand Prix

April 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News

Due to race course detours and a large influx of tourists and locals downtown for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a few key service adjustments will be made by Long Beach Transit for April 9 –13 to help offset congestion and impacted parking.

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Wilson High School’s first mayoral candidate forum offers students a taste of local politics

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments · News

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Students at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School had the chance to witness a sliver of the political process last week. At a forum hosted by the school on Thursday evening, March 20, all 10 candidates who hope to become Long Beach’s next mayor gathered together on the auditorium’s stage to voice their […]

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Experts say Long Beach and other low-lying beach cities should be prepared for tsunamis

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments · News

Sean Belk Staff Writer State officials, emergency responders and earthquake analysts warned this week that Long Beach and other low-lying beach cities of Southern California would be hit the worst if a large tsunami were to strike the coast. Rare but plausible, the worst-case scenario would be a 9.1 earthquake off the Alaskan peninsula causing […]

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City asks residents to ‘think big’ during community-wide planning workshops

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments · News

Ashley Fowler Contributing Writer The City of Signal Hill invited residents to the first of two workshops March 19 designed to update the City’s 2006-2011 strategic plan. The first of the strategic-plan visioning workshops featured presentations from the police department, Los Angeles County Fire and Public Works. The last time the City updated its strategic […]

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Environmental groups decry offshore ‘fracking’ in Long Beach while nearby cities propose moratoriums

March 21st, 2014 · No Comments · News

Sean Belk Staff Writer A group of more than a dozen environmental advocates gathered outside of Long Beach City Hall last week, condemning the use of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” on offshore oil islands in Long Beach and surrounding areas. The protest on Wednesday, March 12 took place as the California Coastal Commission […]

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