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LBPD awarded grant to fund prevention of traffic-related deaths and injuries

The Long Beach Police Department has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related death...
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Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services receives $225,000 Covered California Navigator grant

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has received a $225,000 Covered California Navigator grant, aimed at increasing health insurance enrollment in the state. Covered California anticipates a total registratio...
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City of Long Beach urges everyone to get ready for flu season

The change in seasons and cooler weather is a reminder that it’s time for residents to get their annual flu shot. While winter is the typical time for flu activity, outbreaks can occur as early as October, so it’s n...
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Trick or Treat?

It’s Halloween! In front of you is a huge bag, full of calorie-laden candy. You think, I am strong and I will eat only one piece of candy! Care to make a wager? The last week of October is the beginning of the TRICK OR TREAT ...
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First “Walk to School Day” a success in Los Alamitos Unified School District

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, elementary students from across the Los Alamitos Unified School District participated in the International Walk to School Day. The District has initiated this effort as a commitment to educate students and...
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California flights power study on cleaner aircraft fuels

There’s more than one way to study the impact of biofuels. For NASA scientists, it means trailing an aircraft from as little as 300 feet behind while flying 34,000 feet in the air. Earlier this year, a NASA-led team conducted...
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Long-time Rossmoor resident seeking kidney donor

For the last two years, my husband, David Lara, has been my caretaker in helping me battle terminal cancer. He has successfully changed my status from being terminal cancer to now just a person who has cancer and is being monit...
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Pictured left to right are Youth Center after school children Nathan Gonzalez, Abraham Macias, Gregory Wong, and Pearson Sapiga enjoying the new dual hooped indoor basketball game that was purchased thanks to a grant from the Run Seal Beach committee. Photo courtesy of The Youth Center.

Youth Center thanks Run Seal Beach for its new sports equipment

More than a hundred kids at the Youth Center’s after school program in Los Alamitos are now enjoying new indoor/outdoor sports equipment thanks to a $2,900 grant from the Run Seal Beach committee. New indoor equipment include...
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LAMC doctor performs first stroke intervention using new visualization lab

According to the American Stroke Association, one person suffers a stroke every 45 seconds in the United States, accounting for at least half of all patients hospitalized for acute neurological disease. In an effort to enhance ...
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LBFD and Red Cross launch Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Home fires kill an average of seven people every day across the nation, and cause approximately $7 billion in direct property damage every year. The Long Beach Fire Department is excited to work in partnership with the American...
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Three confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 in Orange County

The Orange County Health Care Agency has received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that three patients in Orange County have tested positive for enterovirus D68. The three patients, all of the...
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The newly-opened parking garage at Los Alamitos Medical Center. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Los Alamitos Medical Center opens new parking structure

Los Alamitos Medical Center officially opened a new paid parking structure this week. With over 1,000 parking spaces, the six-level structure has spacious parking stalls, bike racks, and two elevator towers. There are two entra...
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St. Irenaeus Parish invites caregivers to participate in workshop

Claudia Ellano-Ota, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Director of the Orange County Caregiver Resource Center and the Brain Injury Network at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, will be the guest speaker at the thi...
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Cypress Senior Center to offer sleep class

A five-week Sleep Class will be offered at the Cypress Senior Center on Mondays, starting November 3 through December 1, 2014 from 10:30 – 11:30 am. The class will discuss sleep, its importance in health maintenance, and the ...
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