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Entries from July 27th, 2012

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LB City Council okays new standards for restaurants with dog-friendly patios

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · News

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Long Beach restaurants may now welcome dogs to outdoor patios thanks to a decision from the Long Beach City Council last Tuesday. The Council voted 7-0 to approve a new policy that gives restaurant owners the discretion to allow dogs to join their owners for a bite to eat in their outdoor […]

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California Gardens to possibly become Long Beach’s next big regional park

July 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · News

Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Spending a day in the country might be an easy thing to do for Long Beach and Signal Hill residents in the not-too-distant future if lovers of the outdoors have their way. Last Saturday, Long Beach city officials and a landscape design group invited local residents to the first planning workshop […]

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Property, violent crime up in east Long Beach, more staffing cuts to police department expected

July 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments · News

Michelle Lecours Staff Writer Long Beach Police Department’s East Division held its quarterly community gathering at the Groundwater Treatment Plant on Monday, outlining rising crime statistics for June 2012. Long Beach’s east division encompasses approximately 170,000 of the half a million Long Beach residents and receives about 55,000 calls for service per year, said East […]

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First District Councilmember Robert Garcia elected vice mayor of Long Beach

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · News

By a unanimous vote, the City Council elected 1st District Councilmember Dr. Robert Garcia as the youngest vice mayor in the history of Long Beach and the first Latino to hold that post. Garcia, now 34, is also the youngest person ever elected to the Long Beach City Council.

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Study says LB Airport generates $11 billion in regional economic impact, supports 43,000 jobs

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · News

The Long Beach Airport Area Complex supports 43,000 jobs and generates more than $11 billion into the regional economy, according to a new study that confirms the airport’s positive economic impact on the community. “The Long Beach Airport is a powerful economic engine that supports thousands of well-paying jobs,” said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster.

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