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Friday, October 1, 2010

No wonder they want to sell marijuana in Long Beach

Take a look at how much medical marijuana sells for in California and across the US. Especially check out how much it sells for in Long Beach. No wonder they want to do business here.

Click here to see website on prices.

4 Firefighters Injured While Responding to Call for Help

Four of the firefighters assigned to Station 5 were seriously injured two nights ago while responded to a call for help from a motorist who had been in an accident on the 605 Freeway.

Upon responding, the fire truck was hit by another vehicle, sending the four firefighters to the hospital.

Please send a get well soon card to these guys who put their lives on the line every day they respond to a call for help:

The injured FF's were all from E5. They are:

Captain Jim Currier
Engineer John O'Keefe
FF Fernando Vazquez
FF/PM Dwayne Preston

Send your good wishes in care of: Chief Alan Patalano, Fire Administration, 3205 Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90808

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Schipske to Ask Council to Dedicate Special Olympics Leased Building in Honor of Eunice Kenney Shriver


            CONTACT: Tiffany Andrews, 570-6932
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Pursues Approval to Dedicate Building to 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Building on Carson St. currently houses Special Olympics Southern California Headquarters
Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 27, 2010 – Friday, September 24,  communities throughout the world celebrated the first annual Global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day.  This worldwide day of remembrance is in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics movement, long-time supporter of Best Buddies International, and leading international advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities[1].  In 2008, awarding her the first “Sportsman of the Year Legacy Award,” Sports Illustrated called her “…one of those revolutionaries who saw opportunity where others saw barriers, someone who started a movement and changed a world.”
To celebrate Shriver’s legacy and underscore support for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC), Long Beach City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is requesting that the SOSC headquarters building at 6730 E. Carson St. be renamed the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Building. “For more than half a century, until her passing in 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver was an indomitable champion for those among us who have been neglected and ignored for too long. Her love for all people, her belief in justice and her relentlessly energetic pursuit of a better life for people with intellectual disabilities serves as an example for all of us. For that reason, I will ask that the City Council approve the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Building at its meeting in October.”

Schipske’s announcement coincides with the global initiative to commemorate Shriver’s achievements. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim supported EKS Day during a ceremony at its 6:05 p.m. game. SOSC Sports Ambassador and Pitcher Jered Weaver is among those presented a $75,000 check to Special Olympics, represented by SOSC President & CEO, Bill Shumard; Chairman of the Board, Patrick McClenahan; and Special Olympics athletes and coaches. For more information, about Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day visit

[1] Intellectual disability is the current terminology that replaced “mental retardation” and in some countries includes additional or other terminology – for example, developmental disabilities, learning disability.

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