Artist’s work exemplifies hero’s journey

Menduina Schneider Gallery, 366 West 7th St. in San Pedro, will host a solo exhibit of work by artist Lauren Redding entitled Of Silver and Sword through the month of October. The gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6pm. Jorge Schneider, who co-owns the gallery with his wife Alejandra, explained…

Construction on new main library in Long Beach begins

The City of Long Beach, in collaboration with Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners, hosted a “start of steel” celebration Sept. 19 for the new main library with about 150 attendees gathered at the construction site, according to officials. “Fifty highly skilled craftsmen and women are working on this site to bring the new main library to life.…

A can-do attitude

Courtesy Terri Henry The fourth annual CANstruction® Long Beach competition benefiting Food Finders took place in the Landmark Square Building lobby on Sept. 21 beginning at 8am. Teams made up of local architecture and engineering firms designed and built unique structures made entirely out of canned goods. The structures are allowed to be built up…

How to create a trauma-informed classroom

Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma, reports National Survey of Children’s Health (NHCS). Studies show trauma is toxic to children’s developing brains and inhibits their ability to learn in the classroom. However, studies also indicate that just one healthy relationship with an adult can help enable a…

Around Town | September 22

SEW WHAT? What Meeting Who Hosted by the Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America When Friday, Sept. 22 at 11am Where Long Beach City College, building QQ in room 122, 4901 E. Carson St. More Info After the meeting, a lecture on Japanese embroidery will take place. Email barrychen99@gmail.com. RUN FOR YOUR…

County’s Office of Emergency Management stresses preparedness in wake of recent earthquakes

The recent non-related 3.6-magnitude earthquake that struck near Westwood at 11:20pm on Monday, Sept. 18 and 7.1-magnitude earthquake near Raboso, Mexico at 11:14am on Tuesday, Sept. 8 should remind Los Angeles County residents and businesses that a catastrophic earthquake could occur at any time, according to the County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The County…

Signal Hill tax business under investigation

A Signal Hill tax-form-preparation business is under investigation after it was discovered that forms had been mishandled upon eviction. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, at approximately 5:30pm, the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) was called to 3214 E. Willow Street regarding a business dispute. The investigation revealed the business, formerly known as Taxco, had recently closed…

National Federation of Republican Women recognizes local club for achievement

Long Beach Republican Women Federated won the national Diamond Award for Achievement during the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention Sept. 14-17 in Philadelphia, according to the local chapter. More than 425 awards were given out to clubs that demonstrated excellence in membership development, campaign activities, community relations, programs and club functions…

Eye on Crime | September 22

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, Sept 14 1:39am Grand theft – auto 2600 block St. Louis Ave. 6:10am Vehicle burglary 2000 block E. 21st St. 8:02am Breaking and entering 1200 block E. 23rd St. 12:33pm Vehicle burglary 3200 block Industry Dr. Friday, Sept. 15 7:46am Felony warrant; misdemeanor warrant E. PCH/Orizaba…

Can’t have a Beach without the sun

Photos by Sebastian Echeverry | Signal Tribune California State University, Long Beach officials hosted a “turning on the switch” ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15 to unveil the new solar panels on campus, the largest solar power system installed on any of the 23 Cal State University campuses. Key speakers at the event included Long Beach…