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Entries from June 25th, 2010

At WANA meeting, LBUSD Board VP sheds light on recent teacher lay-offs

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments · News

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Many people– especially parents– are worried about how the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) will continue to operate under continuing budget cutbacks. In the last approximately eight years the District has had to reduce its budget by $200 million. Last Monday night, Felton Williams, vice president of the LBUSD […]

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Foster joins mayors from around the country in tour of BP oil disaster area

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments · News

The president of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), Mayor Elizabeth Kautz (of Burnsville, Minnesota), along with USCM second vice president, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, led the nation’s mayors on a mission Tuesday to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to stand in solidarity with New […]

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For young adults leaving foster-care system, Palace to help make transition into independence

June 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · News

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Susana Gonzales says she did not ask to be a foster child, stressing that no parentless youth do indeed request their orphan status. Yet, despite the obstacles she has faced, Gonzales overcame the common notion that foster kids are always looking for a ticket to ride. After spending 18 months […]

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Around Town

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Around Town

STACKS OF FUN Readers of all ages are invited to join the summer reading program at their local Long Beach Public Library, which offers activities, games, and prizes for everyone from babies to adults. The summer reading programs began June 17 and will continue through early August. Kids who sign up at their local library receive […]

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Transportation Committee: battery technology, state’s infrastructure need improving for ZEVs

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Transportation

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern By 2018, a minimum of 16 percent of vehicles produced for sale in California must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), a bar that has been set by the State. The Gulf’s oil crisis, stressing the consequences of dependence on petroleum, has magnified the urgency of finding sustainable, alternative fuel sources. The […]

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