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Entries Tagged as 'Athena Mekis'

Long Beach to fund graywater sustainability program

August 26th, 2011 · No Comments · News

Athena Mekis Staff Writer Long Beach residents will have another opportunity to “go green” as the City of Long Beach funds “Laundry to Landscape,” a graywater pilot program which diverts a single-family home’s used laundry water to their property’s landscape.

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Special-needs organization supports children and adults through recreation, job training and affordable housing

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Community

Athena Mekis Staff Writer Water has long been touted as having healing powers. Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.”

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9th District Councilmember Neal uses website to open dialogue with constituents

August 12th, 2011 · No Comments · News

Athena Mekis Staff Writer Ninth District Councilmember Steven Neal unveiled his district’s community website, insidedistrict9.com, in late April, just before his first, full year taking office. The website has allowed Neal to reach more of the North Long Beach community without adding any further expense to taxpayers.

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2012 budget proposal focuses on public service and CalPERS cuts

August 5th, 2011 · No Comments · News

Athena Mekis Staff Writer Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and City Manager Pat West revealed the 2012 proposed budget, which includes reductions in every city department, Tuesday, Aug. 2nd at Long Beach City Hall. The budget reductions will reduce the 2012 fiscal year deficit of $18.5 million to $6.2 million by 2014.

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Long Beach marijuana collectives fighting zoning and permit violations

July 29th, 2011 · No Comments · News

Athena Mekis Staff Writer Now that Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Laura Laesecke has ruled that Long Beach has the authority to criminally enforce its medical marijuana ordinance, City Prosecutor Douglas Haubert can proceed legally against five Long Beach marijuana collectives who have zoning and permit violations.  

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