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Entries from September 25th, 2009

Cleaning up storm water, urban runoff getting more expensive

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Community, Environment

This evapo-transpiration system simulates a natural condition by allowing runoff to flow through specially designed filter media, which both remove pollutants and support plant growth. The runoff eventually flows into the storm drain system. By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Nowadays, taxpayers even have to pay for rainfall. It’s not the rain itself that costs money, […]

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Artist’s mural becomes finishing touch in Cal Heights backyard garden

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer (Part four in a six-part series on the California Heights Home and Garden Tour) Jim Cloonan and Joanne Allain, 3625 Cerritos Avenue Last Christmas, Jim Cloonan made his wife Joanne Allain happy by giving her a gift she had been asking for– a mural in the garden area of their […]

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Laura Richardson explains circumstances, insists she is not a corrupt politician

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · News

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer (Part three in a three-part series) About two weeks after the Signal Tribune interviewed Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D–37th CA District), the Washington, D.C.-based Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) put her on its annual list of “Most Corrupt Members of Congress.” This is the second consecutive year that […]

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Youth forum provides kids with tools for succeeding in life

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

Charles Williams, a student leader involved in the cultural affairs program at Long Beach City College’s PCH campus, warned teenagers about the dangers of gang violence. By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer About 175 students, mostly from the Long Beach Unified School District’s (LBUSD) middle schools and high schools, participated in the Second Annual Youth Forum […]

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Thoughts from the Publisher

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Thoughts From The Publisher

By Neena Strichart With all the news and happenings around here, our heads are spinning trying to get the details out to our readers in a timely manner. This week I am using the space in my column to fill you in on as much as I can– in chronological order.

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