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Entries from December 31st, 2009

Apartment Flooding Displaces 11 People

December 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

At 10am on December 22, a malfunctioning fire sprinkler head flooded three apartments in an apartment building located on the 2200 block of Locust Avenue near Hill Street in Long Beach, destroying furniture, personal items and Christmas presents. Eleven adults and six children were displaced after their apartments were determined uninhabitable. The Red Cross of […]

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Wrigley couple honors daughter through Christmas Tree Lane

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Every year since WANA press & public relation/historian Jim Trout and his wife Nancy’s then 21-year-old daughter Jaime passed away in July of 2002, family and close friends have gathered on the first Sunday in December to celebrate her life and decorate the tree dedicated to her on Daisy Avenue […]

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Christmas gift tradition continues at Lakeview Lock Shop

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Holiday, Uncategorized

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer It’s Christmastime in the city, and one of the obvious signs of the holiday season is the annual Christmas gift giveaway at Lakeview Lock Shop in the California Heights section of Long Beach. Owner Solomon Barnes has been offering the gifts to children of needy families for many years.

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Sorensen retires from SH Community Services Department

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer After more than 12 years at the helm of the Signal Hill Community Services Department, Kathy Sorensen has retired. Sorensen holds a bachelor’s degree in park and recreation administration from Western Washington University and a master’s degree in public administration from Seattle University. She worked for the City of Seattle’s […]

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More street improvements coming to Bixby Knolls; less impact expected

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer “There are two street-work projects coming to Bixby Knolls,” said Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association. “But we don’t want everybody to panic, because it’s not going to be nearly as extensive as what was done this past year.” Cohn explained that one of the […]

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