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Entries from April 24th, 2009

Construction company gives Bixby Knolls free concrete cuts for tree planting

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Community, Environment

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer For years, many business owners and residents have wished that Atlantic Avenue north of the 405 Freeway could become a tree-lined boulevard. That wish is gradually becoming true. Tree planting coordinated by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) took place last year. Now, with the help of RJ Noble […]

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Taking It to the Streets

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Community, Environment

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster assists Water Commission President John Allen in hooking up a street sweeper to the City’s first recycled water filling station. Foster and the Board of Water Commissioners recently announced that the City of Long Beach will save 13 million gallons of water each year by making the shift from potable […]

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Worsening water shortage prompts SH council to tighten use restrictions

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Community, Environment

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Now that California is in its third year of drought, municipalities throughout the state are imposing increasingly stringent regulations on water use. Signal Hill is no exception. During its Tuesday meeting, the Signal Hill City Council gave its preliminary approval to an ordinance mandating an updated version of the city’s […]

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Panel discusses severe shortage of affordable housing in LB

April 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Community

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer In Long Beach, thousands of families spend so much of their income on rent that they barely have enough to pay for the other necessities of life. Last Saturday, the League of Women voters hosted a panel discussion that focused on the complexities of solving the extreme shortage of housing […]

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Councilwoman Gabelich invites residents, business owners

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Environment, Politics

Tax time has passed, and for those wondering what to do with all of their old receipts and financial documents, here’s some advice: If you no longer need them, shred them. Eighth District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich is hosting a Shred Fest Saturday, April 25 from 10am to 1pm. The event will take place at Scherer […]

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