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Entries from March 26th, 2009

It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s Obama!

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments · News

Touching ground in Long Beach for only a few minutes, President Barack Obama landed at the city’s airport on Air Force One shortly after 3pm then boarded the executive helicopter Marine One after briefly greeting the press and saluting members of the armed forces. “It was amazing how many people turned up at the end […]

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St. Mary Disaster Resource Center and LBFD HAZMAT Team host decontamination demo

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Community, Health

The St. Mary Medical Center Disaster Resource Center (DRC) and the Long Beach Fire Department Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Team gave a decontamination demonstration last Friday morning at the medical center. The demonstration took place at the decontamination trailer located behind the Health Enhancement Center and taught “first receivers” and “first responders” necessary and safe decontamination […]

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Elected officials turn out to discuss economy, bailout over coffee

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments · News, Politics

With Assemblyman Warren Furutani at the left, Congresswoman Laura Richardson chats with constituents at It’s A Grind during Saturday morning’s Coffee and Conversation event. By Dan Pressburg NLBCentral.com Following on the heels of the Bixby Knolls Strollers, an overflow crowd estimated at 100 people jammed It’s A Grind at 4245 Atlantic Avenue last Saturday morning […]

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Luncheon kicks off fundraising for Rosie the Riveter memorial

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Community, History, News

Douglas Aircraft referred to the B-17 as “A Lady’s Airplane” because female crews made most of them in the Long Beach plant. The B-17 was the favorite of the U.S. Army Air Corps and the preferred plane of Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. Gerrie Schipske (far left) with “Rosie the Riveters” at last Saturday’s honorary luncheon […]

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Three golfers added to LB Hall of Fame

March 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Community, Sports

The Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame will be welcoming three exceptional golfers as new members in 2009, according to Hall of Fame chairman Len Kennett. The new members are John Mallinger, John Merrick and Peter Tomasulo. “The City of Long Beach has a rich tradition of good golf and good golfers, and these fine […]

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