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Wrigley community garden up for sale

July 11th, 2014 · News

Photos by Ashley Fowler/Signal Tribune Tom Flores (far right), a gardener since 1964, attends to the plants at Wrigley Village Community Garden.

Photos by Ashley Fowler/Signal Tribune

Tom Flores (far right), a gardener since 1964, attends to the plants at Wrigley Village Community Garden.

Ashley Fowler
Staff Writer

That beautiful green patch of garden, nestled conspicuously in Wrigley, is up for sale and is in danger of being uprooted.
Long Beach Organic, a nonprofit that manages nine community gardens in Long Beach, announced that the owner of the property is seeking a buyer for the commercial lot at 2044 Pacific Ave. They are hoping for a buyer who will agree to renew the garden lease.
“We took a really sad, empty lot that was kind of a distressed property and turned it into a beautiful garden that gives 23 families a chance to grow food,” Long Beach Organic garden manager Joe Corso said. “Our mission is to transform the worst properties into the nicest ones. Our gardens are always trying to improve the neighborhood.” [Read more →]

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Around Town

July 11th, 2014 · Around Town

What Inaugural Day of Service tree-planting
Who This event is in collaboration with Leadership Long Beach, the 9th District transition team and Mayor-elect Robert Garcia’s transition team.
Where Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.
When Saturday, July 12 at 8am
More Info Volunteers will plant more than 100 crepe myrtle trees along Atlantic Avenue and Artesia Boulevard. Call (562) 570-6137 or email district8@longbeach.gov . [Read more →]

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Thoughts from the Publisher

July 11th, 2014 · Thoughts From The Publisher

By Neena Strichart

It is rare these days to listen to a radio program, read a newspaper or see a news broadcast on television without hearing about the latest scam or some sort of fraudulent activity being perpetrated on some poor, unsuspecting citizen. I feel blessed to have a bit of a suspicious nature, therefore maybe making me a bit of a smaller target. Nonetheless, even the most aware and careful individuals need to use extra caution and listen to their inner voices who are telling them that something is amiss when presented with an unbelievable opportunity or over-the-top crisis demanding big dollars on short notice. [Read more →]

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Letter to the Editor: Unfortunate dog days of summer

July 11th, 2014 · Letters to the Editor

On Sunday, July 6, the temperature in Long Beach hit 88. This translates into roughly 140 degrees inside the confines of a parked car– a temperature far too hot for any dog to survive. Tragically, a little dog lost its life in a hot car on Sunday.
The owners of the dog left him in the car while they went inside a restaurant to have lunch. Upon returning to the car, they found the dog limp and lifeless. The fire department was called, and resuscitation efforts were attempted– to no avail. [Read more →]

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Commentary: A parked car in summertime is no place for kids or animals

July 11th, 2014 · Commentary

By People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Even if you’ve heard it a million times, lives continue to be lost and the message bears repeating: on a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to well over 100 degrees in just minutes, even with the windows slightly open– a fact that Escondido activist Paola Potts is well aware of. She has made it her mission to prevent children and dogs from dying in hot cars.
According to a San Francisco State University study, more than 560 children have died in hot cars between 1998 and 2012. [Read more →]

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