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Beachcomber
5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #608
Post Office Box 15679
Long Beach California, 90815-0679
Phone: (562) 597-8000
Fax: (562) 597-9410
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Feature Stories
Rev. Dale Whitney Retires After 41 Years of Service
Story & Photo by Diana Lejins
Reverend Dale Whitney threw his “hat” into the retirement ring Jan 1. While Rev. Whitney is better known as the straw-hatted manager of the Harbor Area Farmers Markets, he has continuously served as a central figure in Long Beach’s peace, social justice and interfaith movements since the 1970s. Centro ...
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Garcia's First State of the City Is Upbeat
By Steve Propes
This month’s State of the City address by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia was nearly as much showbiz as it was about the survey of matters of importance of local government. According to the mayor’s office, the Long Beach City Charter requires the mayor to issue a State of the City report to the city ...
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Microchip Returns Misty to Her Family
By Kirt Ramirez
“Misty” and her family got the best Christmas present of all this past holiday – the gift of being reunited with the help of a microchip. It was the rare date of 12/13/14 when a Long Beach resident saw a dog wandering alone on Agate Avenue heading toward the busy Del Amo Boulevard – several blocks ...
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Urgent Care or Emergency Room?
By Michael Gerardi, MD
Pop quiz: If you’re having chest pains, should you go to an urgent care center or the emergency room? The answer should be obvious. Yet according to a new poll, patients suffering from real medical emergencies like this one are not heading to the ER. Seven in 10 emergency physicians treat patients ...
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