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Entries from December 28th, 2012

Pause for prayer

December 28th, 2012 · No Comments · News

On Friday, Dec. 21, the California Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) organized a candlelight vigil in honor of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. A total of 41 neighbors gathered quietly at the corner of Bixby Road and Atlantic Avenue for a moment of prayer in memory of the children, […]

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LBUSD school board approves cutting summer school, reducing teacher positions in 2013-14

December 28th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Sean Belk Staff Writer Though the passage of Prop. 30 may have averted a billion-dollar blow to the public-school system in California, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) is still projecting a “growing structural deficit” due to shrinking state revenue caused by the continued economic downturn. The school district also anticipates a drop in […]

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Signal Hill-based Food Finders sees more donors and funders this year, but demand remains high

December 28th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Sean Belk Staff Writer Food Finders, a multi-regional food bank headquartered in Signal Hill, saw more donated food items and financial contributions from businesses and individuals in 2012 over last year, but demand for assistance remains relatively high, according to representatives from the organization. “We’ve had a really good year,” said Patti Larson, the nonprofit’s […]

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LBUSD and LA County Supervisor Knabe criticize proposed “Clean Water, Clean Beaches” measure

December 28th, 2012 · No Comments · News

CJ Dablo Staff Writer The list of items that have floated down the Los Angeles River has a shuddering “yuck” factor. Just ask Kerjon Lee, a spokesman for Los Angeles County’s public works department. Lee has a long list of the stuff that floats down the river: cigarette butts, fast food containers, mannequin heads, and yes, […]

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Apartments required to have carbon monoxide-detectors starting on Jan. 1

December 28th, 2012 · No Comments · News

The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) wants to remind communities in the Long Beach area that the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, also known as Senate Bill – SB 183, which requires that a carbon-monoxide (CO) device be installed in all residential dwelling units, goes into effect for apartments and multi-family dwelling units having fossil-fuel […]

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