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Willow Urgent Care in Signal Hill to close by end of April, wellness senior center already shuttered

April 11th, 2014 · News

Photos by Sean Belk/Signal Tribune Willow Urgent Care, owned by Memorial Healthcare Independent Physicians Association (MHIPA) at 2704 E. Willow St. for more than 10 years, is expected to close its doors by the end of April. Patients are encouraged to check for local urgent care/after-hours care locations in their plan’s provider network.

Photos by Sean Belk/Signal Tribune

Willow Urgent Care, owned by Memorial Healthcare Independent Physicians Association (MHIPA) at 2704 E. Willow St. for more than 10 years, is expected to close its doors by the end of April. Patients are encouraged to check for local urgent care/after-hours care locations in their plan’s provider network.


Sean Belk
Staff Writer

Willow Urgent Care in Signal Hill recently announced it is closing its doors by the end of April, a month after a nearby wellness senior center shuttered. The news came as a surprise to some local patients looking to sidestep emergency-room lines.
“That’s a shock,” said Long Beach resident Bruce Gillies, who was sitting in the urgent-care facility’s lobby this Wednesday, April 9 with his friend, Lakewood resident Jill Liter, who had abdominal pains. “I’m disappointed to hear it’s shutting down,” Gillies said, adding that he has frequented the place for years.
Letters posted on the front doors and in the lobby of Willow Urgent Care indicate that the facility, located in a complex called Willow Medical Center at 2704 E. Willow St. off of Temple Avenue, will be officially closing at 1pm on April 30. [Read more →]

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Part two of Signal Hill visioning workshop focuses on community services, economic development

April 11th, 2014 · News

Photos by Ashley Fowler/Signal Tribune Scott Charney, director of community development (far right), relays some of the issues he and his staff will encounter updating the City's strategic plan during a planning workshop on April 2.

Photos by Ashley Fowler/Signal Tribune

Scott Charney, director of community development (far right), relays some of the issues he and his staff will encounter updating the City’s strategic plan during a planning workshop on April 2.


Ashley Fowler
Staff Writer

Rising personnel costs, new regulations and an aging population were just some of the issues cited as prospective challenges facing various departments in the City of Signal Hill during the second session of a two-part Strategic Plan Visioning Workshop.
During that second meeting on April 2, City staff also asked residents for guidance in updating its strategic plan, which will be used to aid development over the next five to seven years. The existing strategic plan, drafted in 2006, does not address some of the newer issues facing the city, according to City Manager Ken Farfsing, who addressed the attendees at the beginning of the workshop, which focused on community services, community development, economic development and finance.
Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt said handling rising personnel costs and the impacts of state legislation are two of the administration department’s top concerns. [Read more →]

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SHPD plans DUI/driver license checkpoint

April 11th, 2014 · News

The Signal Hill Police Department’s (SHPD) traffic unit will conduct a DUI/driver license checkpoint on Tuesday, April 15 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:30pm and 2:30am, according to a press release issued by the department. [Read more →]

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Los Angeles man killed in Long Beach; other victim shot but stable

April 11th, 2014 · News

A Los Angeles man was killed in the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue on Saturday, April 5, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
Around 9:07pm on April 5, police were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the area. Arriving officers discovered two adult males with apparent gunshot wounds to their lower bodies.
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported both victims to a local hospital. One victim appeared to be in critical condition and the other in stable condition with a non-life threatening injury. [Read more →]

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Around Town

April 11th, 2014 · Around Town

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What Mexican Mobile Consulate
Who 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Consul General of Mexico Carlos Manuel Sada
Where McBride Teen Center,1520 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
When Saturday, April 12 from 7:45am to 2pm
More Info Interested individuals can attend the free event to obtain important documents such as passports and consular ID cards. The event is open to the general public. All those interested in obtaining documents must make an appointment by calling 1-877-639-4835. [Read more →]

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