September 11, 2008

Oropeza Urges Community to Give Blood

State Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Redondo Beach, is asking residents to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, by helping build stronger communities through public service.

Oropeza, the author of a resolution to annually recognize the nation's loss on Sept. 11, has urged residents to participate in community drives for blood and food to help the needy.

All blood donors receive a ticket good for free admission to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.

Further information is at Oropeza's web site: www. oropeza.

The following is a list of locations in the area conducting blood drives. Long Beach

Long Beach City Place Farmer's Market Fourth Street and The Promenade Friday, Sept. 19, and Sept. 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus Nordic Lounge 4901 E. Carson St. Today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus Student lounge 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway Today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Long Beach Marina Farmers Market Second Street and Marina Drive Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Harbor Gateway

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Blood Donor Center Room 1M5, 1000 W. Carson St. Monday through Friday all of September, from 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. Appointment preferred; call 310-222-2148 San Pedro

San Pedro Fire Stations

Through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1414 West 25th St. 1601 S. Grand Ave. 1005 N. Gaffey St. Signal Hill

Costco (Bloodmobile) 2200 E. Willow St. Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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