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Friday, December 2, 2011

We Did It! Long Beach Gets Special Postal Mark for 100th Anniversary of First Flight Across America

 US Postal Service announces special postal mark for Long Beach 100th Anniversary of First Flight Across America....

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

It took several years...but we got it removed

Thanks to the wonderful work of City staff and the dollars and dedication by LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, the 226th Street pedestrian bridge that spanned Coyote Creek and connected Hawaiian Gardens to Long Beach has been removed. The bridge had a number of problems which made it unsafe and it remained locked and quite an eyesore.

As part of the project to remove the bridge, the County will also straighten the adjoining channel access roads and restore the embankments and fencing.

Thank you to everyone who worked on this issue...especially Supervisor Knabe who helped mediate its removal on the non-Long Beach side.

Next on the horizon -- I have also been working the LA County to install mile markers on the bike trail along the river so that bikers can know where they are in case they need to contact 9-1-1- for assistance. Coming soon!

Virtual Christmas Lights Parade Launched for the 5th District

 I have just launched a website at: where residents of the 5th District can have photographs of their decorated homes posted in what is probably the first ever virtual Christmas Lights Parade.

Residents can send their photographs via email to: Please identify the address of the home and a name and means of contact for the person submitting.

We will give the "best decorated" a certificate and some Christmas cookies.

This should be fun and a great way to acknowledge residents who are decorating their homes this Christmas season.

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