Groundbreaking for new North Long Beach fire station is Saturday

Full story: Long Beach Press-Telegram

Shortly after taking office in 2002, Vice Mayor Val Lerch remembered how laughable it seemed to some that a new fire station would ever open in his 9th City Council District.

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Jensen

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<quoted text>you want to know someting I did the same things you did,I saved a few people from death so what that what being a man is about I did for free because where I come from thats what men did.I see what the police do and its a disgrace,its a disgrace the way the police treat people you have no honor,no respect,you only care about the money.so dont pretent that you are so holy.I dont need to yell at 3rd and pine you can stand anywhere and see the destruction the police do.long beach has the worst police record in this nation.so stop tring to sell me a car.if you are what you pretent to be why dont you try to make a better life for the children you know what goes on you know all the secrets why dont you stand up and be a man instead of hiding behind that broken badge.you watch this city go down in flames and do nothing.so what does that make you.at least I care,at least I try,I am a simple man but a least I stand.what do you do beside hide the truth.
Michael - your rambling incoherent manifesto type blogging is getting old. At first you posed a couple legitimate questions, but now your just stirring the pot. You know exactly where RDA money comes from... the State. You know exactly what it can and cannot be spent on because 6 people have replied to your comments. You seem more interested in drumming up hysteria that addressing problems or issues in a thoughtful way... so I say... GO %^$# Yourself
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michael, not that i believe it for a moment, but when did you ever save anyone's life? when do you have the time between posting on every topic four or five times an hour; between riding the bus to and from your open houses; between checking out the number of police and fire on scene of an incident? i will agree with you on one thing, though, you are from another world. you must be in hog heaven; this is the most attention you have garnered in a very long time. i have a wish for you: that you are comfortable in your padded room watching the cartoon network 24 hours a day
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Jensen wrote:
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Michael - your rambling incoherent manifesto type blogging is getting old. At first you posed a couple legitimate questions, but now your just stirring the pot. You know exactly where RDA money comes from... the State. You know exactly what it can and cannot be spent on because 6 people have replied to your comments. You seem more interested in drumming up hysteria that addressing problems or issues in a thoughtful way... so I say... GO %^$# Yourself
if some one stirred the pot years ago may be this city wouldnt be in the shape its in.the RDA has 106.7 million budget for FY 2010 that money doesnt come from the state.its hard to track but from what I have found ,parking fees for sure, the rest is coming from city taxes, the port, tickets,they keeping a lot of secrets.I glad you like my posts
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michael, not that i believe it for a moment, but when did you ever save anyone's life? when do you have the time between posting on every topic four or five times an hour; between riding the bus to and from your open houses; between checking out the number of police and fire on scene of an incident? i will agree with you on one thing, though, you are from another world. you must be in hog heaven; this is the most attention you have garnered in a very long time. i have a wish for you: that you are comfortable in your padded room watching the cartoon network 24 hours a day
your funny you have nothing to say so you just try to put me down.it funny how you try to pretend that all this police and firemen work is so hard.there is nothing hard about saving some ones life you see a person drowning you jump in and save them easy.I dont do open houses,I do take the bus and train.it very easy to see the police or firemen since there every where downtown,if you just open your eyes you can see a lot.attention is easy to get, I have my reasons for doing these dumb posts and listening to all the dumb remakes for now.its just amazing how bad people live in this county.as far as hog heaven,living in this county is like being in a nightmare
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michael wrote:
<quoted text>you want to know someting I did the same things you did,I saved a few people from death so what that what being a man is about I did for free because where I come from thats what men did.I see what the police do and its a disgrace,its a disgrace the way the police treat people you have no honor,no respect,you only care about the money.so dont pretent that you are so holy.I dont need to yell at 3rd and pine you can stand anywhere and see the destruction the police do.long beach has the worst police record in this nation.so stop tring to sell me a car.if you are what you pretent to be why dont you try to make a better life for the children you know what goes on you know all the secrets why dont you stand up and be a man instead of hiding behind that broken badge.you watch this city go down in flames and do nothing.so what does that make you.at least I care,at least I try,I am a simple man but a least I stand.what do you do beside hide the truth.
michael, it is fairly obvious that your tenuous, tip o' the fingernails, grip on reality is quickly coming unraveled, if not already completely shredded. I now see that my crack about shouting at the lamp post wasn't too far off the mark.

I'm going now michael, be sure to say hello to the Mad Hatter at tea this afternoon...
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michael wrote:
<quoted text>your funny you have nothing to say so you just try to put me down.it funny how you try to pretend that all this police and firemen work is so hard.there is nothing hard about saving some ones life you see a person drowning you jump in and save them easy.I dont do open houses,I do take the bus and train.it very easy to see the police or firemen since there every where downtown,if you just open your eyes you can see a lot.attention is easy to get, I have my reasons for doing these dumb posts and listening to all the dumb remakes for now.its just amazing how bad people live in this county.as far as hog heaven,living in this county is like being in a nightmare
you're repeating yourself.
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I Hate LB wrote:
no wonder the long beach fire union is taking such a positive spin on the mayors rumor spilling...they are getting something for easter this year. Duree arent you close to the former fire union president who retired. so you have been working some back door deals as well...hhmm... even if this is done on a grant the city still has costs..usualy match costs of the grant
You must hate Long Beach as much as I do! And if that's the case, then why are we living here? That's easy: we live here because we like to complain. It is our pastime. And in Long Beach we obviously have a never-ending supply of things to complain about. Oh well, at least it keeps us from getting bored. And besides, SOMEONE has to do it! Now get out there and have a miserable day! Brawk!
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little lulu wrote:
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you're repeating yourself.
little lulu flattery will get you every where thank you
michael

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honu wrote:
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michael, it is fairly obvious that your tenuous, tip o' the fingernails, grip on reality is quickly coming unraveled, if not already completely shredded. I now see that my crack about shouting at the lamp post wasn't too far off the mark.
I'm going now michael, be sure to say hello to the Mad Hatter at tea this afternoon...
you getting funny again.it your world coming unraveled.things will change those fat pensions,those big paychecks.soon they will be just memories.hey I see you got a lot of people agreeing with your posts.remember there are millions in LA county that want change,the people will win.
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It is so hard to figure out what you are saying. I work up off Artesia and Walnut and I see the Fire Engine and Rescue Ambulance going all day and late into the night. The fire station they have on Gundry is closer to 90 years old, the Fire Engine barely fits in the station and the station houses 6 guys, and was designed to house 4. RDA money is specifically designed for infastructure and improvements to city facilities, and can't be used for salary or pension contributions. We asked the city to be more responsible and this is them doing just that. Instead of this money coming from the general fund it is coming from RDA money, which is funded not only by other city fund revenue, but from Tidelands revenue and state revenues. I hope they continue to act responsibly for all of us up here in Northtown. Instead of complaining just to complain, when you go out and talk to people, start talking to people that understand what is going on so you don't sound stupid when you spout off.
Dammmnnn! Michael you just got served!!!! If I were you I would have kept quiet after this beating, but you persist. You must love punishment. Quality post Chris.
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Dammmnnn! Michael you just got served!!!! If I were you I would have kept quiet after this beating, but you persist. You must love punishment. Quality post Chris.
what beating,if you guys want the fire dept to have every thing why dont you pay for it.
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michael wrote:
<quoted text>how many fires does LB have.its time to save money not just keep on spenting,this station will make no diffence to any body.
I don't know how many fires Long Beach has. And yes, it will make a difference. I'd rather have them spend my tax money on a fire station than their own salaries.
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Mar 16, 2010
 
Long Beach Fire Department responded to over 5000 fire calls in 2009.
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Mar 17, 2010
 
michael wrote:
<quoted text>you want to know someting I did the same things you did,I saved a few people from death so what that what being a man is about I did for free because where I come from thats what men did.I see what the police do and its a disgrace,its a disgrace the way the police treat people you have no honor,no respect,you only care about the money.so dont pretent that you are so holy.I dont need to yell at 3rd and pine you can stand anywhere and see the destruction the police do.long beach has the worst police record in this nation.so stop tring to sell me a car.if you are what you pretent to be why dont you try to make a better life for the children you know what goes on you know all the secrets why dont you stand up and be a man instead of hiding behind that broken badge.you watch this city go down in flames and do nothing.so what does that make you.at least I care,at least I try,I am a simple man but a least I stand.what do you do beside hide the truth.
Please get back on your meds or did the County cut that from their budget so this is what we get?

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