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Thoughts from the Publisher

April 18th, 2014 · Thoughts From The Publisher

by Neena Strichart

A couple of weeks ago, we had a problem with our washing machine that caused it to overflow. Unfortunately, Steve didn’t notice the water on the floor until it was too late, and he took a pretty bad fall after slipping on the soapy liquid.
Taking to the bed with an ice pack on his knee, poor Steve stayed mattress-bound until about 5pm when I insisted we make a trip to Healthcare Partners Urgent Care. Once we arrived, the young man at the check-in desk informed us that we would have about a two-hour wait. We quickly decided to go have a light dinner and to use my cell phone to call the check-in desk later and see when the wait time was a bit shorter. Sure enough, after a bite at Golden Eagle Restaurant in Signal Hill, we called, found out that the wait time was down to about an hour, and we high-tailed it back to urgent care. [Read more →]

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Letter to the Editor: Urgent news

April 18th, 2014 · Letters to the Editor

Kudos to The Signal for being the only news outlet to cover the pending closing of Willow Urgent Care (located at Willow and Temple). As one who has used their services almost from the time they opened their doors and found their location to be fairly convenient, I found your article to be somewhat disconcerting.
I went to Willow Urgent Care to ascertain who/what they could recommend for a replacement and to attempt to find out why they were closing. Nobody would tell me anything; all the remaining staff would do was give me a sheet of paper listing the locations of six other urgent-care facilities. [Read more →]

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Letter to the Editor: A year later

April 18th, 2014 · Letters to the Editor

On April 15, 2013, two bombs ripped through the crowds at the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding hundreds. John and Karen Odom were at the finish line that day cheering on their daughter, who was running the race. [Read more →]

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Letters to the Editor: Election reflection

April 18th, 2014 · Letters to the Editor

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and deepest gratitude to all who supported my 7th district city council campaign. They assisted me from near and far by providing advice [and] donations, making phone calls, door knocking, hosting meet-and-greets, displaying my lawn signs and much more. They allowed me to contact them at any time, day or night, and always answered with guidance and words of encouragement when I needed them most. [Read more →]

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Members of neighborhood-revitalization association honored at Jordan High event

April 18th, 2014 · Uncategorized

Jordan High School’s African-American History & Culture Club hosted an awards ceremony and benefit on Saturday, March 29 at Willow Ridge Clubhouse to to raise funds for graduating youth to participate in college tours later this year.

Jordan High School’s African-American History & Culture Club hosted an awards ceremony and benefit on Saturday, March 29 at Willow Ridge Clubhouse to to raise funds for graduating youth to participate in college tours later this year.


The north Long Beach nonprofit organization Andy Street Community Association (ASCA) was honored during a benefit organized by Jordan High School’s African-American History & Culture Club on Saturday, March 29 at Willow Ridge Clubhouse. The goal of the event was to raise funds to enable graduating youth to participate in college tours later this year.
LaVerne Duncan, ASCA founder, was recognized for outstanding leadership in transforming the Andy Street neighborhood. [Read more →]

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