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Ex-military officials recount what they did to ensure proper job designation to servicewomen

The first world war officially marked the beginning of the inclusion of women in the United States military. Traditionally, positions of leadership throughout all branches have mostly been filled by men. However, as time goes on, high-level positions of military command are starting to be occupied by women, such as Wilma Powell and Neya Gilliam.…

Home, safe, home | Jan. 13

I want to remind the public what a valuable resource CERT training is. The City of Signal Hill partners with the Los Angeles County to present Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to provide basic training in safety and life-saving skills for the general public. Following a major disaster, police, fire and other medical professionals…

Thoughts from Publisher | Jan. 13

To the disappointment of local diners, in August of 2016, Nino’s Ristorante Italiano closed down after 58 years of business. Six years earlier, in 2010, Arnold’s Family Restaurant, after more than five decades of serving loyal patrons, shut its doors forever at the end of the day that Sunday, Mother’s Day. Both having been located…

Long Beach DMV now features self-service kiosk

The Long Beach Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office, 3700 E. Willow St., now has a self-service kiosk to simplify the processes for customers to conduct some tasks. The blue and gold “DMV Now” self-service terminals are designed for customers who need their vehicle registration cards and license plate tags immediately, according to the DMV.…

Port seeking public input on rail facility

The Port of Long Beach this week conducted the first of two public hearings on a draft environmental study for the proposed redevelopment of an existing rail yard into a new facility that could increase the use of “on-dock” trains, moving cargo faster while making operations more sustainable, according to port officials. The port will…

Around Town | Jan. 13

AND… ACTION! What Monthly meeting Who Hosted by the Long Beach Republican Women Federated When Saturday, Jan. 14 at 9am Where Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr. More Info John Sullivan, writer, director and executive producer, will be the guest speaker at the meeting. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for…

Letters, emails and website comments | Jan. 13

Truly making a difference in a child’s life Each year, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits, trains, and supports volunteers who become advocates for children placed in the foster-care system. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to what are oftentimes the direst cases: children with prior maltreatment or contact with child welfare, cases of…

MLK events to celebrate ‘Love and Forgiveness’

The 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade and Celebration will take place Saturday, Jan. 14, with a theme of “Love and Forgiveness.” The parade will kick off at 10:30am at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Anaheim Street. The grand marshals this year are 64th District Assemblymember Mike…

Long Beach Transit elects board members

In December 2016, at its annual election board meeting, the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors re-elected Maricela Renteria de Rivera as LBT’s board chair and Sumire Gant as vice-chair. Colleen Bentley was elected as secretary-treasurer. Maricela Renteria de Rivera is the co-founder/director of Long Beach Breastfeeds, and she formally worked as a public affairs…

EDCO service unaffected by MLK holiday

There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Monday, Jan. 16. EDCO’s customer service offices, including its recycling center and public disposal site in Signal Hill, will also remain open. This includes Park Waste and Recycling Services and Signal Hill Waste and Recycling Services. For more information, visit edcodisposal.com. Source: EDCO