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Campaign Seeks to Raise $30,000 for Bridge Lighting

You’ve heard of a thousand points of light. But have you ever seen a thousand points of light?

You might get the opportunity if enough money is collected to put lights on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which connects San Pedro with Long Beach.

A fund-raising goal has been launched to raise an additional $30,000 to be added to the $340,000 already collected to light the structure. The first lights are expected to be turned on in late August.

The Vincent Thomas Bridge Lighting Committee has gotten $150,000 in government funds and $140,000 from the Shuwa Corp. for the project that has been gathering money for nearly 10 years, said committee chairman Louis Dominguez.

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The committee is looking for businesses that want to serve as coin collection sites for the fund. They can contact Dominguez at (310) 547-4145.


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