header image 4

Entries from June 27th, 2011

Port of Long Beach celebrating its 100th year

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments · News

Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Photo (above) from 1911, showing the SS Iaqua, the first ship to call at the Port of Long Beach Once a one-pier facility, the Port of Long Beach has experienced exponential growth into becoming a seaport giant and Long Beach’s most well known achievement. What a difference a century makes. […]

[Read more →]

Tags:·

SH officials adopt balanced budget, reprove state lawmakers for threatening RDAs

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments · News

CJ Dablo Staff Writer At Tuesday night’s Signal Hill Council meeting, officials adopted the 2011-2012 budget with one bragging right– a humble projected surplus that totals just over $41,000. But even though city officials celebrated a balanced capital and operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, they also acknowledged that they were waiting to see whether […]

[Read more →]

Tags:·

New law requires carbon monoxide detectors in homes

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments · News

Starting July 1, new legislation will go into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in every California home, a move that California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection officials say will save lives. “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, each year claiming the lives of an average of 480 people,” said Acting State […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Chiang finds state’s budget did not balance on paper

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments · News

State Controller John Chiang announced Tuesday that his analysis of the State budget vetoed last week shows the spending plan was incomplete and unbalanced. His analysis sought to determine whether the budget met the requirements of Proposition 25 and Proposition 58, which forfeit Legislative pay if a balanced budget is not passed by June 15. […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Commentary: Recyclers shouldn’t get paid unless they handle e-waste responsibly

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Commentary

By Bonnie Lowenthal State Assemblymember–54th District California rightly prides itself as an environmental trailblazer among the states. Our leadership on environmental issues has not only lead to a cleaner, safer environment for the people who live here, but our businesses have attracted as much as 56 percent of the nation’s venture capital for clean and green […]

[Read more →]

Tags: