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Once again PAPA has presented the Peninsula with a treat. This year’s cast and crew of the Mary Poppins performance have given us ideas to reclaim our imagination. Every year when we attend PAPA productions we ask “how can they ever top this?” and then we go back the next year and are amazed…

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The eight-day July 4th fireworks “extravaganza” on the Long Beach Peninsula continues despite the fact that a well-conducted study by the Not A Ban A Better Plan group determined that approximately 80% of residents feel that the current use, abuse, and (lack of) regulation of personal firewo…

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We are having a kitten shower at the shelter this Saturday, July 20, from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the arrival of the darling kittens who have been in foster care until they have reached at…

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Plays, and concerts, and tours… oh my. What’s a person to do? Seems like every evening on the Peninsula these past few weeks we’ve had a surfeit of riches. Add in cultural events across the ri…

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I have never had the pleasure of really thanking Dr. James Bruce at Ocean Beach Hospital. I guess this is really the only way I can properly do so. On Sept, 2, 2018, he saved my life. And, to …

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Once again PAPA has presented the Peninsula with a treat. This year’s cast and crew of the Mary Poppins performance have given us ideas to reclaim our imagination. Every year when we attend PA…

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The eight-day July 4th fireworks “extravaganza” on the Long Beach Peninsula continues despite the fact that a well-conducted study by the Not A Ban A Better Plan group determined that approxim…

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Mr. Robert Brake: Your vitriolic hatred for our current president is probably one of the most disgusting letters you have ever submitted to this paper. Obviously, the patriotic holiday of the …

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Many of us find it inconceivable that a person could choose to take his or her own life. But recent reports of suicides on the Astoria-Megler Bridge and elsewhere have made this issue more imm…

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Thank you for your Coast Weekend article on "Mary Poppins"! We went to the show and found it delightful and had a great time. To miss out on seeing this show during its run would be an unfortu…

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National Wildlife Magazine, June/July 2019, reports on the Snake River dams and notes the Columbia River Basin for thousands of years “constituted the largest anadromous fishery migration on t…

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Concerning the meeting June 29 regarding the annexation of Seaview by Long Beach: As a property owner in Seaview, I do not feel this is an issue that I would have requested. I have spoken with…

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Seaview, a small, unincorporated community with some ability to protect its surroundings, does not need Long Beach’s agenda or growth-management plan.

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In last week’s edition of the Chinook Observer, I read Allen Lebovitz's response to the letter submitted by the PUD No. 2 commissioners and included in the June 12 edition of the Observer. Leb…

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I’ve been reading the opinions about tearing down existing dams that are actually producing power for our electric grid, apparently, because the salmon need to swim upstream. Now we get an art…

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Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden. They ate food food and drank water, but there was one that God said, “This isn't good for you. It would be good if you didn't drink from it.

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Once again, I see the fireworks tents being assembled. I don’t believe that the minority on the Long Beach Peninsula (money changers) have once again managed to go against the will of the majo…

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Ask our brave friends in the U.S. Coast Guard and they will tell you with cool assurance that the people who survive a rescue at sea are wearing lifejackets. Those who fish or sail without wea…

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Barney is a handsome and very affectionate seal point mix Siamese kitty who was raised in a home with his two littermates. Sadly, their owner died, and no one in the family could take care of …

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Over the years, the issue of Long Beach annexing Seaview has persisted. Now we are hearing about new annexation discussions that will lead to lots of promises to “make things better” for Seaview.

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I wish to express my opposition to the proposed Seaview annexation. Statements from fellow citizens, and letters to the editor of this paper have eloquently expressed the historical significan…

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A big thank you to Kenneth Brisbene for mowing the very tall grass on the shoulder of Birch Street. It was especially bad at the intersection of Cranberry and Birch. Thank you again. Your neighbor,

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Here on the North Coast, we live in such a rich area for diverse scientific opportunities, from forestry to wetland restoration to maritime science. Our varied landscapes inform and inspire th…

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The rumors of quaint residential Seaview being annexed by the tourist-dollar-driven city of Long Beach have always floated about, but now it seems that some higher level discussions have taken…

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This handsome AKC Australian shepherd lived in a home with another dog.