At NAACP meeting, CSU chancellor shares progress of African-American students

White also stressed availability of financial aid for low-income students

When Timothy P. White, chancellor of the California State University (CSU) system, received an invitation from Long Beach Branch NAACP President Naomi Rainey-Pierson to speak at one of its meetings, little did he know he would encounter a live protest during his presentation. White was called to deliver an update on Sunday, Feb. 11 at…

Signal Hill City Council reviews fees charged for services

Council to conduct workshop on streamlining fees to better reflect true costs

During its Feb. 13 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council heard project updates and presentations, conducted routine business and began an unexpectedly complicated workshop on revising fees charged for City services. Because the council eventually realized that providing appropriate direction on fee changes warranted more time and consideration, it agreed to conduct a separate budget…

‘Do something good with these memories’

The family of World War II veteran and Marine Corporal Sam Richiusa gathered to honor his treacherous war journey through the medium of art on Saturday, Feb. 10 when representatives from the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM) opened their doors to dedicate a display to hold a piece of a downed Japanese plane Richiusa…

Medicare can help protect your eyesight

Are you at risk for glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision—usually side vision—by damaging the optic nerve, which sends information from your eyes to your brain. Some forms of glaucoma don’t have any symptoms, so you may have it even if you don’t have trouble seeing or feel any pain.…

Around Town | Feb. 16, 2018

CANDID WITH CANDIDATES What Candidate brunch Who Hosted by the Deforest Neighborhood Association When Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9:30am to 1pm Where The Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery, 167 E. South St. More Info Candidates from the odd-numbered districts of Long Beach will be outlining their future campaigns. Call (562) 428-7710. PUT YOUR WALKING…

Becerra issues advisory providing guidance on privacy requirements of Immigrant Worker Protection Act

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday issued an advisory providing an overview of and guidance on the privacy prescriptions under the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450). Becerra and Labor Commissioner Julie Su also issued joint guidance on frequently asked questions to help employers and workers understand and comply with the new state…

Lowenthal leads sustainability advocates in Congress on release of comprehensive infrastructure plan

Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) this week joined with the 54 other members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) to release the SEEC Sustainable Infrastructure Plan, which serves as a blueprint for smart, environmentally sustainable infrastructure investment throughout the nation. The SEEC plan also stands in stark contrast to the recently released Trump…

LB announces Presidents’ Day holiday closures

City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, Feb. 19. City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Closed on Monday, Feb. 19: Animal Care Services and spcaLA– Animal-control officers will be available to respond to calls for service, and lost pets can be redeemed by appointment only…

Eye on Crime | Feb. 16, 2018

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, Feb. 8 8:20am Auto burglary 2600 block E. 28th St. 11:25am Elder abuse 1300 block E. 23rd St. 7:20pm Disorderly conduct; intoxication drug with alcohol; 72 hours mental health hold; misdemeanor warrant 1800 block Stanley Ave. (suspect arrested) Friday, Feb. 9 9:06am Trespassing; refusing to leave…

O’Donnell working to buy Community Hospital more time

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D–Long Beach) introduced AB 2591 Thursday in an effort to keep Long Beach Community Hospital open. The bill seeks an extension for seismic compliance at the hospital. O’Donnell is working with the City of Long Beach on the bill in response to numerous pleas from the community calling for action, according to…

Lowenthal, Crowley introduce legislation to honor Billie Jean King with Congressional Gold Medal

Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) on Tuesday joined with House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14) to introduce the Billie Jean King Congressional Gold Medal Act in the House of Representatives to award King the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of her vast achievements and contributions to athletics, women’s rights, the LGBT community and American culture,…