Community Hospital to possibly merge with Memorial

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (LBMMC) and Community Hospital of Long Beach (CHLB) have entered talks regarding LBMMC’s becoming the owner and operator of CHLB. Currently, the two nonprofit organizations are negotiating the terms of a management services agreement. Meanwhile, CHLB has continued to operate as an independent organization. Serving…

Small-business owners get helping hand through new Goldman Sachs program

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Salon owner Andrew Kripp is stepping closer to his dream of having three salon locations in Long Beach, thanks to incoming funds from a $500-million, nationwide, five-year initiative launched by Goldman Sachs called “10,000 Small Businesses.” The investment banking and securities firm modeled the program after its “10,000 Women,” a…

New license plates to help ‘fix’ pet overpopulation problem

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Each year more than three million cats and dogs are euthanized nationwide, and most of those animals’ lives are brought to an end simply because there are not enough homes to take them in. Furthermore, most of the homeless pets found in shelters or on the street are the offspring…

Eggs, meat and good company

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Do not be fooled by the City of Signal Hill’s urban environment. Farm animals, like chickens, are indeed allowed. In fact, as long as the proper regulations are observed, residents may own up to 20 hens, which translates into approximately 20 eggs a day. The average chicken will lay one…

Johnson unseats Reyes-Uranga for 7th District Council

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Taking 52.9 percent of the votes, James Johnson won the race for Long Beach’s 7th District, unseating Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga, who was running for her third term as a write-in candidate. The victory marked the end of a campaign that started April 13, 2009. Johnson, who is Long Beach assistant…