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Entries from August 31st, 2012

LB residents air concerns about cuts during Eighth District budget meeting

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments · News

Sean Belk Contributing Writer Long Beach residents voiced concerns about potential deep and noticeable cuts to community services and public safety that are so far outlined in the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2013, which starts Oct. 1. Newly elected 8th District Long Beach City Councilmember Al Austin organized the two-hour community budget meeting […]

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Beating the heat in your garden

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Garden Variety

Jennifer Beaver Columnist Fortunately, that merciless heat wave has passed. What will you do when the next one arrives? Here are five ways to keep you and your plants from wilting. 1. Mulch. A three-inch topping of mulch keeps plant roots cool, conserves water and inhibits weeds. Of course, lugging bags of bark chips or […]

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Lights in the Heights

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Community

Historic lampposts (as the one seen above) in California Heights were restored in 2010– the largest installation since the California Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) program began over 12 years ago and followed on the footsteps of the 2007 phase that saw every lamppost restored on the Cal Heights portion of Orange Avenue. The above photograph, […]

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LBPD solves its oldest cold-case homicide to date

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments · News

On Friday, Jan. 21, 1972, officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to the 6600 block of Olive Avenue in response to a man who had just come home to find his wife stabbed to death. The case went unsolved until detectives were able to give it a second look and advances in […]

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LA DA’s office files charges against man for arson and burglary at Signal Hill Target store

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments · News

On June 4, 2012, Signal Hill Police Officers (SHPD) were dispatched to the Target store located at 950 East 33rd St. to investigate a crime of arson. Employees also reported that a group of individuals attempted to steal shopping carts loaded with stolen merchandise. A Target employee attempted to detain the suspects, and they continued […]

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