Archive for February, 2012

Women get naughty to raise money to fight breast cancer

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – The event was to celebrate the opening of a health clinic. But everybody wanted  to talk to the girl featured in the semi-nude calendar. Vanessa Melendez and her crew of money-raising crazies on Wednesday stole the show from the traditional giant scissors at the grand opening of the Family Health Care Centers of […]

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New policy allows dogs on restaurant patios

Posted on 28. Feb, 2012 by .

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Hey dog lovers, here’s a post from Don Knabe’s office: A new public health policy will give restaurants with outdoor dining areas the authority to allow dogs, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe announced today. The policy change was prompted by interest on the part of both restaurant and dog owners. “This new policy has […]

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Ricardo Lara is a human being, and a Raider-hater

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

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I went to a water meeting Friday in at the Los Amigos County Club , and Downey’s Assemblyman Ricardo Lara, D-South Gate spoke to a crowd of about 40-60 water people and other public officials. The meeting in itself was fairly interesting. The state this week is releasing a 1,500-page environmental document outlining plans for […]

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City looking to hire outside company in effort to collect more ambulance fees from patients, medical companies

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – The city is considering bringing in an outside company to collect ambulance fees, with estimates the new company will bring in $878,000 more than the city’s finance department could. The City Council on Tuesday will consider hiring medical billing company Whitman Enterprises. The company’s pay would come from a 5.9 percent cut of […]

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Dave from GreaterLongBeach.com asks a great pension question to a local water potentate and Long Beach political hopeful

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

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Greater Long Beach asks a great question of Lillian Kawasaki,  a member of the Water Replenishment District, which is suing Downey to stop the city from pumping water. Kawasaki is running for the Long Beach City Council. Here’s the question: Lillian Kawasaki, if you are elected to the Long Beach City Council, how will the Lillian Kawasaki […]

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City looking to install 20 solar-powered speed feedback signs

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

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Drivers at 10 intersections will get a reminder of exactly how fast they are driving if the City Council on Tuesday agrees to spend $220,000 to install solar-powered speed feedback signs. The 20 signs would be placed on poles throughout the city in April or May, according to a report from the staff. Most of […]

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Treasure Island Park to get $600,000 makeover

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – The city is aiming to use a clean-water program to completely overhaul Treasure Island Park, according to a City Council report for Tuesday’s meeting. The project will include a new pirate ship playground, picnic benches, a walking trail, native plants, walking bridges, barbecues, nature-information signs and regrading. The city has drawn up plans, […]

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This guy wants to legalize it… sort of

Posted on 25. Feb, 2012 by .

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DOWNEY – He has all the marks of a pot head. A long career as a prosecutor and judge. A nice suit. Big silver eyebrows. Retired Judge James Gray has never tried pot. But he thinks you should be able to if you’re an adult. Ryan spoke to the Southeast District Bar Association on Wednesday […]

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