Ready for school

Photo by Wendy Hansen The Rotary Club of Signal Hill on Sept. 8 delivered backpacks and school supplies to Jessie Elwin Nelson Academy, the first school to benefit from the Rotary Club’s backpack program. Other schools included Alvarado Elementary on Sept 13 and Signal Hill Elementary on Sept. 19. Each year, as its community project,…

Legislative, local leaders address public at community event

The event covered homelessness and the statewide teacher shortage

The public had a chance to learn about statewide and city issues and express their own opinions on those topics at a community event last Saturday at the Expo Arts Center. Seventieth District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell hosted a community-coffee event on Sept. 9 to discuss questions, concerns and ideas on legislative matters. Eighth District Councilmember…

Immortalizing the fallen

Photos by Denny Cristales | Signal Tribune GD Bro Burger, 1798 E. Willow St., hosted an honor-wall unveiling event on Sept. 13 that recognized fallen veterans who served in the U.S. military. The unveiling featured a banner that displayed the credentials of the late Army Sgt. Sammy Nguyen, who died during physical combat training in…

How I spent my summer vacation

I faintly remember that kids were supposed to stand up and tell the rest of the class what they did over their summer. Or maybe write an essay about it? I think I was actually only asked to do this once, so perhaps it was just a suburban legend in my failing memory. But I…

Around Town | September 15

FOR ART’S SAKE What Art exhibit Who Hosted by Club d’Art and the Long Beach Art Museum When Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 5 all day Where The Art Exchange, 356 E. 3rd St. More Info A new generation of young artists from LBCC will be presented in an outdoor exhibit. Visit artexchangelongbeach.org/event/lbcc-show/. MEDICINE,…

CA attorney general leads DACA lawsuit against Trump administration

County supervisors also oppose DACA ban, vow to provide support for Dreamers

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra– joined by the attorneys general for Minnesota, Maryland and Maine– filed a lawsuit Sept. 11 against the Trump administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative (DACA). The four states filed the suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California…

CSULB Alumni Relations seeks nominations for award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni awards for Cal State Long Beach. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The Distinguished Alumni is the highest award the Alumni Association bestows, and some past recipients have included Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas, health and fitness expert Denise Austin, former Disney imagineer…

California attorney general issues consumer alert following Equifax data breach

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a consumer alert Sept. 10 following an Equifax data breach that affected 143 million Americans and over 15 million Californians. Equifax is one of the nation’s three major credit-reporting agencies. According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July and compromised names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses…

Eye on Crime | September 15

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, Sept 7 3:38pm Auto burglary 1800 block Temple Ave. 4:18pm Identity theft 2700 block Walnut Ave. 10:03pm Assault with deadly weapon– not firearm, storage of firearm, contempt-of-court violation 2200 block Rose Ave. (suspect arrested) Sunday, Sept. 10 3:59am Inflicting corporal injury on spouse 2600 block Lime…

Legislative, educational leaders statewide denounce DACA decision

Local colleges offer assistance to Dreamers

Leaders on the local, state and national level reacted quickly and vocally Tuesday in publicly denouncing the Trump administration’s decision to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement during a press conference that day, saying the Obama administration immigration policy– which,…