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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rosie the Riveter Honored At Long Beach Veterans Parade Today

 The women featured below were honored as Grand Marshals of the Long Beach Veterans Parade. These women worked in the aircraft factories, shipyards, munitions plants and other businesses during World War II so that the men could serve in the military. They were collectively and affectionately referred to as "Rosie the Riveter: after a song performed by an African American group called the Four Vagabonds.

Councilman Steve Neal of the 9th District hosted the parade and award ceremony.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 6th Veterans Parade in Long Beach

Veterans Parade

18 Rosie the Riveters to be feted at Long Beach Veterans Parade November 6th

18 "Rosie the Riveters" will be feted as Grand Marshals of the November 6th Veterans Parade.

These are the women who worked on the homefront during World War II and made the planes, tanks, munitions and ships that helped win the war.

All will be riding in "antique" firetrucks (which by the way means any truck made before 1953!!)

Come out on the parade route on Atlantic Avenue beginning at 10 am and cheer them on.

Public Documents You Need to Read

Here are a variety of public documents you need to read so that you know what I know:

Service Credit Opportunities for Youth Ages 15 - 19

City of Long Beach Seeking Youth for New Animal Care Exploring Post

Animal Care Services Launches New Career Development Program

Contact: John Keisler, Manager, Animal Care Services    562.570.7387

Youth between the ages of 15 and 19 who are interested in a career involving law enforcement and animals, are invited to attend the orientation kickoff meeting of the Animal Care Exploring Post on Nov. 9 from 7 to 8 pm.  The meeting is at 7700 E. Spring Street, Conference Room 3, Long Beach, and attendance is strongly encouraged for people who want to join the Post.

The program with monthly meetings is open to qualified young people who wish to serve the public and make the community safer for people and animals.   Students of Long Beach Unified School District will receive service hours credit.
The program is designed to provide interested young people exposure to careers in public safety and the humane treatment of animals, with opportunities to grow personally and professional through a program of community service, in a climate emphasizing leadership and responsibility. 

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants Must:

Be at least 15 and not yet 19 years old by start of the academy.

Have a clean police record and good citizenship record.

Maintain at least a "C" grade average at school.

By physically fit with plenty of stamina and courage.

Be willing to devote necessary time to meetings emergencies.

Explorers will be trained in the procedures of handling animal-related situations related to public health and safety which they will encounter throughout their lives and briefly explore the many phases of the law enforcement, animal care, and public health service professions.  More information is available online at  

The Post is supervised by professional animal control officers and veterinary professionals from the City of Long Beach, and includes classes in animal handling, veterinary care, herd health care, rabies control, law enforcement, wildlife management, and special investigations. 

Animal Care Services is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The Village is closed on Monday, Tuesday and all holidays.  Call 570-PETS (7387) for service.  Visit ACS online:


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