LB mayor highlights historic milestones in annual address

Despite positives, the City will have to address critical issues in 2018, including closure of hospital and trucking crisis

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s fourth State of the City address went the way most would typically expect– a sense of fulfillment of the city’s accomplishments in the past year and flowing optimism for the challenges ahead. The feeling of gratification is not without merit, seeing as 2017 featured Long Beach’s all-time lowest homicides and…

SH City Council approves contracts for new library

New library construction will break ground on Jan. 24 and is scheduled for completion by March 2019

New library In its first meeting of 2018, the Signal Hill City Council awarded a contract to inspect new library construction, having awarded a contract to build the library at a special meeting on Dec. 19, 2017. The council had approved staff recommendations to award the building contract to Tobo Construction, Inc. for $11,149,980, which…

Sessions doesn’t strike fear in their hearts

Last week’s announcement by United States attorney general on federal marijuana policy gets a big yawn locally

When the top federal prosecutor warned last week that he would no longer follow the previous presidential administration’s policy on marijuana enforcement, cannabis advocates and local leaders in Long Beach and Signal Hill both acknowledged the announcement wouldn’t really change the day-to-day life in these cities. In a statement released Jan. 4, U.S. Attorney General…

LB boasts record year of ‘increased positive outcomes for animals in community’

Watchdog group says City’s shared stats only show part of the story

[Ed. note: The following is the second installment of a two-part story on the findings of a recent audit of the Long Beach Animal Care Services shelter. The first part is available at signaltribunenewspaper.com/?p=36345.] This week, the City of Long Beach issued a press release about the achievements of its Animal Care Services (ACS) in…

LB city clerk approves petition format for recall of Pearce

Councilmember implores constituents to decline signing ‘misleading recall petition’

Two weeks after 2nd District Long Beach Councilmember Jeannine Pearce issued a formal response to a notice calling for her recall, the group behind the effort announced that its petition format has been formally approved. The Committee Supporting the Recall of Councilmember Jeannine Pearce– a group seeking the first-term councilmember’s removal based on incidents that…

From Long Beach to Gaza

Former CNN writer, hostage and activist discusses Israeli-Palestinian conflict with local residents

In 1984, Jerry Levin was kidnapped by the Hezbollah militant group in exchange for extremists that tried to bomb the French and American embassies in Kuwait. He was in captivity for over 11 months before being freed with the help of his wife, friends and colleagues. Originally of Jewish descent, Levin converted to Christianity during…

Around Town | Jan. 12, 2018

TREE-CYCLE! What Holiday-tree recycling Who Hosted by the City of Signal Hill When Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Jan. 12 Where To find a location, visit longbeach-recycles.org. More Info Monday through Friday, City representatives will be collecting Christmas trees from 9am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday, city representatives will be collecting Christmas trees from 9am…

A picture of health

Video by: Cory Bilicko | Managing Editor Representatives from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are in Long Beach this week, conducting interviews and screenings of randomly selected residents for the National Health and Nutrition Exam Survey. The data collected during the survey will…

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital achieve Magnet designation for second time

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach attained Magnet recognition for the second time, according to MemorialCare representatives. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. The credential is the highest national recognition a healthcare organization can…