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04/12/2018 - 3:50pm
Long Beach officials are looking into combining the Water Department and Gas & Oil Department into one utilities department. For over a century the Long Beach Oil & Gas Department and Long Beach Water Department have been operating as two separate entities. On March 29, the Long Beach Water Commission unanimously voted to support the consolidation of the two departments. “Our City Council...
04/12/2018 - 3:49pm
Beachcomber Photo by Diana Lejins STACY MUNGO poses with supporters Dave See (left) and Dave Atkinson, board members of the Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association at the Airport Marriott on Tuesday evening to monitor election results for the 5th District. Falling short of the 50-plus percent votes needed at 48.5 percent, Mungo is headed for a June 5 run-off election with Rich Dines, who...
04/12/2018 - 3:46pm
City officials and others are doing all they can to keep Community Hospital Long Beach open for service. City staff gave council members positive information during a special study session before the regularly scheduled Long Beach City Council meeting April 3. As many recall, the hilltop hospital on Termino Avenue near Pacific Coast Highway – the only hospital in Long Beach’s east side – is...
04/12/2018 - 3:45pm
As the county begins to enact a new plan to reduce emissions, transportation industry players propose alternative solutions. The Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors has already begun to focus on some key areas, such as traffic from the ports that impact the areas surrounding the 710 freeway. The 710 freeway serves as a key transportation corridor for trucks leaving the Los Angeles and Long Beach...
04/12/2018 - 3:43pm
As a way to give back to his community, property owner Brad Johnson took a risk nearly three years ago by housing Section 8 voucher holders and homeless veterans. Today, his 36 apartment units  provide affordable housing for 20 low-income tenants and 16 U.S. veterans, and a handful were once homeless, he said. Although such government-subsidized tenants might come with their own challenges, the...

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