By Jay Beeler Beachcombing

Wanna know a secret? The real reason the unions and their elected puppets are strongly supporting Herlinda Chico for the 4th District is that she will be the fifth vote on the City Council to support a “tax and spend” policy. One way or another, your taxes and the costs for city services will increase dramatically if she is elected. Count on it. More than one in four Long Beach city employees currently ... more

By Taylor Ramsey Job Market Improving and Dressing to Fail

The unemployment rate is dropping and that is a very good thing. We have been a part of one of the slowest turnarounds in history, but big business and local entrepreneurs are beginning to hire people! Very exciting. The bad part is that according to a National Employment Law Project report the majority, 58 percent, of all the jobs added are lower-wage positions paying from $7.69 to $13.83 per ... more

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Desmond Bridge Becoming More Visible

The construction of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project has reached the point where people will start seeing more of the new bridge. Since the beginning of its construction in 2013, the clearing for the bridge’s foundation has been finished and now concrete is finally being poured. The project is supposed to finish construction and be ... more

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Ficus tree roots on Termino Avenue, near Lakewood Blvd. and Willow St.

Ficus tree roots on Termino Avenue, near Lakewood Blvd. and Willow St.

City Tree Committee Hopes to Avoid Cuts

Approximately 900 million trees are felled annually in the United States, mainly for use in the construction and paper products industry. On the flip side, Long Beach has created a system for removing a parkway tree that can easily require six months to complete. Along these lines, the city manager’s office has posted a position statement. “Long ... more

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Dog Neutering to Be Mandatory

The Long Beach City Council voted on ordinance 15-0115 in its regular meeting of March 10. The ordinance would amend Title 6 of the Long Beach Municipal Code to make it mandatory for dog owners to spay or neuter their pets, unless they possess a medical exclusion or exemption. The second part of the ordinance that was voted on is the so-called Pet ... more

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4th District Election

Editor: Over the past few weeks when traveling around the Los Altos area, capturing my attention was a near constant sound, which prompted me to call my good friends who are active in the Audubon Society. My first thought was that there was a nest of owls that might be in stress over the increased numbers of coyotes, which have invaded the area. But, ... more

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Best of Long Beach Winners

Congratulations to the following businesses as winners in our 14th annual Best of Long Beach contest, in the services categories. They will be featured in our April 3rd issue. Restaurants, retail businesses and other product-oriented businesses will be in a July reader poll and announced in our September 4 issue. If your business is listed and ... more

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