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Entries from September 29th, 2008

Ninth district staff to be honored for contributions to Pools of Hope

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Commentary, Health

Vice Mayor Val Lerch and 9th District staff will receive awards for their outstanding contributions to California Pools of Hope, Inc., a nonprofit therapeutic aquatic center for the elderly and people with disabilities. The awards will be presented on Saturday, October 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Annual Evelyn duPont Awards Dinner. […]

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NAACP forum focuses on civil rights agendas, Richardson still targeted

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments · News

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer The forum was supposed to focus on only one issue: civil rights. Nick Dibs, however, veered off that path and zeroed in on Laura Richardson’s voting record and taxpayer-funded lavish lifestyle. That challenge drew a sharp rebuke from Naomi Rainey, president of the Long Beach Chapter of the National Association […]

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Thoughts from the Publisher: Sept. 25, 2008

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Thoughts From The Publisher

By Neena Strichart As a rule, I stick pretty close to home. Whether it’s work, entertainment, dining out or visiting friends, my personal hamster wheel is quite small. Need proof? I have a 5-year-old car with just 21,000 miles on the odometer. I feel comfortable in my own neighborhood and, like in the theme song […]

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Supporting Senior Housing

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Letters to the Editor

I found your report on the senior housing project at Elm and 37th interesting [“Residents object to five-story senior housing proposal in their neighborhood,” Sept. 18, 2008]. This vacant property is at the end of the single-family home area with the LDS church and Boy Scouts building as a buffer. The reference to the home […]

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Student overcomes hardships, earns Hearst award

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Education

Melany Aiken, a teaching credential student and future graduate student in history at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been selected as a recipient of a 2008-09 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The Hearst/CSU Trustees’ awards provide $3,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated financial need, experienced personal hardships and have […]

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