ICTF JPA board meets to approve agenda items, discuss dormant on-dock rail study

The brief meeting at the Port of Long Beach office also focused on the project’s EIR status

A public meeting on Dec. 6 at the Port of Long Beach’s Interim Administrative Offices primarily featured discussion about the status of the LA ports’ on-dock rail study– which has not been updated since 2006– and the subsequent draft environmental-impact report (EIR), both of which, up until now, had been in “limbo,” according to Richard…

Exploring ‘The Edge’

Photos by Izzie Hallock | Signal Tribune On Thursday, Nov. 30, authors Kim Steinhardt and Gary Griggs shared their newest book, The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast, at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Steinhardt and Griggs analyzed the book’s focus of the California coast’s past, present and future with climate…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Dec. 8

I can hardly believe that Christmas is less than three weeks away, and, according to friends and family, they too are amazed at the speed with which the holiday is approaching. Besides attending all the holiday parties and events, I suspect many of our readers and advertisers will soon be dashing from store to store,…

One fact you should know about disability

Disability is something many people aren’t faced with in a direct way. The reality is, a 20-year-old worker currently has a one-in-four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. That makes Social Security disability benefits something you should learn about and understand. One fact you should know is Social Security’s definition of disability: the…

Around Town | Dec. 8

A CLEAN SWEEP What Clean-up Who Hosted by East Village Association When Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8am to 11am Where 423 E. 4th St. More Info Volunteers will help clean the neighborhoods. Gloves, trash bags and tools will be available at the event. After the clean up, a barbeque lunch will be provided. Visit facebook.com/events/146712639280638/.…

LB Port studying upgrades to transmission lines, commission to review plan for Cerritos Channel towers

The Port of Long Beach announced last week that it has prepared its final environmental-impact report (EIR) for a Southern California Edison (SCE) proposal to modify existing transmission and telecommunication lines to improve navigational safety in the inner-harbor area. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider the EIR during a public hearing at…

Musical Theatre West’s White Christmas

What a festive way to start the season! Musical Theatre West’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas delivers everything you could want in a holiday musical– excellent singing, dancing, romance, humor– even snow! Continuing through this weekend, White Christmas is the rare holiday musical that also offers a compelling story. Based on the film White…

Eye on Crime | Dec. 8

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, Nov 30 11:50am Burglary 3300 block E. PCH 6:05pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 2300 block Lewis Ave. Friday, Dec 1 11:02am Stolen vehicle recovered 3000 block California Ave. 5:50pm Auto burglary 2400 block Orange Ave. 10:03pm Auto burglary 1100 block E. Willow St. Saturday, Dec 2…

Lowenthal introduces bipartisan legislation honoring 69th anniversary of Human Rights Day, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) on Thursday introduced a bipartisan House Resolution honoring the 69th anniversary of Human Rights Day and the 1948 ratification by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). “The promotion of respect for human rights as embodied in the UDHR is a key component of the leadership…

Dec. 8, 2017 | Signal Tribune

This week, a Long Beach Fire Department strike team was deployed to assist in the Thomas Fire, a plaque was set up in honor of a local student who was killed in the 2015 Paris terror attacks and the Long Beach City Council discussed plans for a citywide fiber-optic network.

Hospital closure will also prolong transport distance for patients

LB Community Medical Center ending emergency-care services in 2019

Acute care An active fault line detected beneath the Community Medical Center in Long Beach is forcing the hospital to end its emergency-care services and other acute healthcare needs by mid-2019, according to City officials. During a Long Beach City Council meeting on Nov. 14, John Bishop, chief executive with MemorialCare, said the hospital does…