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Entries from February 26th, 2009

League of Women Voters celebrates 89 birthdays

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

The League of Women Voters (LWV), Long Beach Area, will join with Leagues across the United States to celebrate the 89th birthday of the national League and its own 85th birthday. The League was founded by many of the same powerful and courageous women who gained the vote for women. To honor this history, the […]

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Edward Villanueva, lone challenger, has plans for SH City Council

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Edward Villanueva is running for a seat on the Signal Hill City Council. He hopes to unseat one of the three council incumbents who are running in Tuesday’s Signal Hill municipal election.

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Ed Wilson asking voters to reelect him to SH City Council

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer First elected in 1997, Ed Wilson is seeking his fourth term on the Signal Hill City Council. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from USC and certificate from SAP, a leading Enterprise Resource and Planning program. He became a CPA while working for KPMG, one of the largest accounting […]

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First-rate cast of singing actors dramatizes story of ‘Mack the Knife’

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments · theatre, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Beggars and hookers and thieves (Oh, my!). This motley crew depicts the harsh realities of life in (nineteenth century?) London in an updated version of The Threepenny Opera, the scathing 1920s musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. Michael Feingold’s very English translation of this originally German social commentary and operetta […]

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Candidate brunch draws people from all walks of life to historic farmhouse

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

The historic Dairy and Creamery in North Long Beach– site of the informal candidate brunch BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Just about every elected official in Long Beach and its surrounding cities knows Dan and Holly Pressburg. In fact, many of them have been to the Pressburgs’ more-than-100-year-old farmhouse for brunch. For the past five […]

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