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Entries from December 30th, 2011

LBPD officers make arrests of six suspects in burglaries at two schools

December 30th, 2011 · No Comments · News

On Sunday, Dec. 25, officers from the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) and the Board of Education (B.O.E.) responded to two burglaries at schools that resulted in the arrests of six individuals. At approximately 11:15am, LBPD officers were called to Garfield Elementary School, 2240 Baltic Ave., to assist B.O.E. officers with two male suspects who […]

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Thoughts from the Publisher

December 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Neena Strichart Publisher A few weeks ago Steve and I were invited to be participants in the Long Beach Daisy Lane Parade. Although the experience itself was quite a treat, an extra bonus was meeting local celebrity, Southern California television’s Troubleshooter Judd McIlvain, who was riding in a beautiful convertible. Judd and I exchanged a […]

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Keeping kids out of gangs

December 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Commentary

(Part 2 of a three-part series on gangs in Long Beach) by Doug Haubert Long Beach City Prosecutor Last week, I wrote about the death and devastation that follows the Gang Life. Gang membership typically leads to only two outcomes: a sudden, violent death on the streets, or a slow death behind bars. I told […]

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Former CSULB ASI president chosen to work with State Senator Padilla for fellow program

December 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Community

Christopher Chavez, a former ASI (Associated Students Inc.) president at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), was recently selected a 2011-12 Capital Fellow and, as such, is working in the state’s capitol with State Senator Alex Padilla, a Democrat who represents most of the San Fernando Valley in Sacramento. The Capital Fellows Programs consists of four […]

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LB’s plastic-bag ban expanding in 2012

December 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Community

The City of Long Beach ban on single-use plastic bags will be expanded on Jan. 1, 2012, when smaller retailers will stop distributing plastic carryout bags. “Our plastic bag ban has been very successful in helping to reduce litter in our neighborhoods, reduce plastic debris in our waterways and storm drains, and reduce waste transported […]

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