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10/12/2017 - 11:51pm
SMOKEY SKIES covered Long Beach on Monday, Oct. 9, as ash flew from the Anaheim Hills fire. It has scorched more than 8,000 acres, destroyed 15 structures and damaged 12 others while being combatted by 1,600 fire personnel.
10/12/2017 - 12:33pm
Although a new retail development project proposed at 2nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is tentatively scheduled to go before the Long Beach City Council on Oct. 24 for final approval, city staff has confirmed that at least one of two appeals has been retracted. Warren Blesofsky, a Long Beach resident who represents a group called Long Beach Citizens for Fair Development, Inc., told the...
10/12/2017 - 12:30pm
In the Fourth and Fifth Council Districts, it’s “city, no thanks.” In the Eighth Council District, it’s “city, do more.” It’s not every day the proprietor of an admittedly “dive bar” takes on the responsibility of changing the business-scape of his admittedly troubled neighborhood. Such is the self-assigned task of 29-year-old Patrick Conlon, owner of Muldoon’s Saloon at 5646 N. Paramount Blvd.,...
10/12/2017 - 12:26pm
As a new fiscal year started for the City of Long Beach this month, revenue from the voter-approved Measure A will cover costs for several projects and public safety. The controversial sales tax increase passed in June 2016 and took effect this past January. This first year concluded. At the start of year two of Measure A, the city, through it’s public relations department, provided an update Oct...
That's the Way It Was
Blanche Collins
10/12/2017 - 10:25am
It may surprise readers that each year, libraries across America observe “Banned Book Week.”  This year the week was observed on Sept. 24-30 under the theme: “Our Right to Read.” For those of you who think the banning of books is a thing of the past, please understand that books are still being banned in some parts of the country even though it is pretty clear that the First Amendment guarantees...
10/12/2017 - 8:30am
Local franchise owner Kristie Bergstrom has opened Metro LA’s newest Chick-fil-A restaurant at the Traffic Circle on Oct. 12, bringing 110 new jobs. The grand opening events at the restaurant, located at 4401 E. Pacific Coastal Hwy. were on Wednesday, Oct. 11 with 100 dedicated fans who walked through the doors after a 24-hour campout in the parking lot to win free Chick-fil-A for a year. Fans...

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