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CHP wants a happy holiday season

With holiday celebrations upon us, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing for this heavily-traveled time of year by educating the motoring public about safety on our roadways. As part of its upcoming Maximum Enforceme...
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Alamitos Bay closed to swimmers due to sewage spill

A sewage spill Wednesday night in Alamitos Bay has resulted in a beach closure for all swimming areas in the bay. The spill has been contained. The total volume of the spill was estimated at approximately 11,250 gallons with 5,...
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Three cases of heroin-related wound botulism reported in Orange County

Three cases of botulism associated with heroin use have been reported in Orange County adults in the last month. All were hospitalized and two required admission to the intensive care unit. Most people with injection drug-assoc...
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Representatives of Rossmoor Dental Group at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: Rossmoor Dental Group

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Rossmoor Dental Group for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support of sponsors an...
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Representatives of Berro Orthodontics were giving away cards good for a free orthodontic exam at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: Berro Orthodontics

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Samuel S. Berro, DDS, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, for participating in and supporting the community ...
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Braithwaite Chiropractic at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: Braithewaite Chiropractic

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Dr. Sean Braithwaite for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support of sponsors and...
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One of the youngest patients at Clinique Lambert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti has recovered from her surgery performed by the Miller Children’s pediatric heart surgery team and other nurses and physicians from across the United States and France and awaits to be sent home. Courtesy photo.

Pediatric heart surgery team travels to Haiti from Long Beach

In early September, several members of the pediatric heart surgery team at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to perform cardiac surgery on children with very critical hear...
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Janice K. Woods, owner of Curves in Garden Grove, and Marlene Greteman, owner/manager of Curves in Cypress, at their booth at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: Curves

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendors Marlene Greteman of Curves in Cypress and Janice K. Woods of Curves in (west) Garden Grove for participating in and suppor...
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MemorialCare Health System Hospitals honored as safest in U.S.

MemorialCare Health System hospitals—including Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills and San Clemente and Long Beach Memorial—were once again honored wit...
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New report notes leading causes of premature death in OC are cancer, heart disease, drug overdose

A new study by the Orange County Health Care Agency examines the leading causes of premature death in Orange County residents. Over 6,000 deaths in 2010 were premature – people less than 75 years of age. The three leading cau...
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Long Beach city health officials strongly urge avoidance of bats

City health officials are warning the public to avoid contacts with bats, after a bat found in downtown Long Beach tested positive for rabies. The bat was found by a local resident on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2014 at Victor...
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CHP reminds motorists to stay alert

During the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the busiest travel times of the year, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to stay alert of travel conditions, exercise caution on busy roadways, and always designat...
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CHP supports Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

With the busy holiday season upon us, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is supporting the independence of our most experienced drivers on the road. As part of the CHP’s mission of providing the highest level of Safety, Serv...
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Seal of the City of Long Beach, CA. Courtesy graphic.

Long Beach to host Medi-Cal and Covered California enrollment event

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will hold a health insurance enrollment event on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Center Long Beach, 2017 E. 4th St. Certified Enrollment Counselors will ass...
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