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Entries from September 28th, 2012

Hill Street house that LB wants to demolish damaged by fire

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The two vacant houses on Hill Street that sit on the boundary line between Long Beach and Signal Hill are still in limbo, but last week, on Sept. 20, one of them mysteriously caught fire. The upscale homes, which Long Beach officials want demolished, were constructed by developer Wayne Ballinger in […]

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LB City Council agrees to look into pay-cutting ballot measure and bargain for pension reform

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Sean Belk Staff Writer With few options left to avert continual budget cuts, the Long Beach City Council has agreed to look into an initiative that would ask voters whether to turn back wages for non-public safety workers to 2010 levels in the next two fiscal years. The action, approved in a 6-2 vote at […]

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UPDATE: Moratorium proposed by LB City Council will likely halt appeal on auto-title loan firm moving into Wrigley

September 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments · News

Sean Belk Staff Writer To some Wrigley-area residents, allowing an auto-title loan firm to move into their neighborhood would create “financial blight” in an already fragile community. But representatives of the company see it differently, contesting that stopping the firm’s move would crush any chance for the vacant lot to be developed, and that the […]

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Swan song in the sky

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Community

On Friday, Sept. 21, the greater Los Angeles region was treated to a victory lap by the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which made a spin around California before its final stop, and new home, at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The shuttle was bolted to a 747 jumbo jet for its ultimate tour. “Last […]

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Using purple to stay green

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Community

A line of recyling bins sits outside Hughes Middle School Thursday afternoon, ready to be emptied. The school, along with its next-door neighbor, Longfellow Middle School, was among the winners in the Keep California Beautiful California K-12 Schools Recycling Challenge competition earlier this year. The two Bixby Knolls campuses also host free e-waste collection and […]

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