Signal Hill Planning Commission considers new industrial park

If approved, the project would create nine industrial buildings along Walnut Avenue just south of Hill Street

At its Jan. 16 meeting, the Signal Hill Planning Commission held a public workshop on constructing a “Walnut Park Industrial Project” consisting of nine light-industrial buildings. Commissioners also heard from City staff about a homeless-population count scheduled for Jan. 24, as well as new state legislation reforming the 1982 Housing Accountability Act to help assure…

‘It’s not reform– it’s a scam’

Signed into law last month, GOP’s tax bill promises to bolster the economy, but local elected officials are unconvinced

Late last year, President Donald Trump promised a Christmas present for Americans in the form of tax reform, and he, along with those in favor of the legislation, managed to deliver. However, regardless of residents accepting or rejecting the revamped plan, there are no returns– and not everybody, namely Democrats, is happy about it. A…

‘Fiscal restraints are needed more than ever’

Brown releases balanced budget proposal that increases Rainy-Day Fund to maximum level

When Gov. Jerry Brown released his balanced budget plan for 2018-19 last week, he cautioned that, despite the lack of deficit, California should stay vigilant in its fiscal responsibility and another recession could be looming. The 2018-19 budget proposes spending $190.3 billion in total state funds that consist of $131.7 billion from the General Fund,…

The quarterback behind the ‘nuclear football’

Former senior military aide who oversaw nuclear launch codes discusses White House experiences with LB Republican group

When a phone call from the White House informed Lt. Col. Robert Patterson that he had obtained a job in a highly crucial and classified position alongside the president, he wanted to turn it down. “I called my then girlfriend, now wife, and said, ‘I think I’m going to say no,’” Patterson said. “She said,…

Workshop provides information on how to care for loved ones

However, the event also emphasized the importance of caring for oneself first

On Sunday, Jan. 14, Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) teamed with senior citizen center, AARP, to present a workshop for community members on how to develop caregiving skills when taking on responsibilities for loved ones. Representing AARP, Leigh Broadway explained the purpose of the “Prepare to Care” workshop. “Today,” Broadway said, “our goal is…

How Medicare covers mental health

Let’s hope it never happens, but there may come a time in your life when you need mental-health care. Your Medicare covers a wide variety of such services, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings. If you have Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), you’re eligible for mental-health services when you’re admitted to a hospital as…

Dollars and centenarians

Photo courtesy F&M Farmers & Merchants (F&M), a 110-year-old bank, welcomed one of its long-time clients into the centennial club. Richard D. Cords, born January 15, 1918, celebrated his 100th birthday among friends and family at the bank’s Bixby Knolls office on Tuesday. Cords, a client with F&M for over 30 years. He was celebrated…

Ten years and 2,000 miles, and counting…

Photo by Izzie Hallock | Signal Tribune Last Saturday, the Bixby Strollers met at their usual location, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Atlantic Avenue, for their three- to four-mile walk. However, on this day, the club members celebrated their 10-year anniversary, having logged a total of about 1,976 miles. Participants enjoyed free coffee…

Around Town | Jan. 19

GET OUTTA HERE What Adult excursion Who Hosted by the City of Signal Hill When Friday, Jan. 19 Where Meet at Signal Hill City Hall, 2175 Cherry Ave. More Info The tour will depart at 5:30pm and return that same day at 11:30pm. Attendees will travel to the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo.…

Robbery-spree suspects arrested, charged

Felony charges were filed Jan. 12 against two men in connection with multiple robberies at local businesses, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Jan. 10, detectives had arrested 34-year-old Cody Joel Ibershoff of Long Beach and 51-year-old Jesus Cortez of Compton for their involvement in commercial robberies. Pursuant to the arrests, detectives…

CA secretary of state announces results of randomized alphabet drawing for April 10 local election ballots

Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s staff on Thursday conducted a randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order in which candidates’ names will appear on April 10, 2018 local election ballots. The results of the drawing are as follows: In accordance with Elections Code section 13111, the names of candidates on the ballot are arranged based…

Signal Hill Library to host children’s book sale

The Friends of the Signal Hill Library will host a children’s book fair and sale on Thursday, Feb 8 from noon to 6pm at the Signal Hill Library, 1780 E. Hill St., behind the basketball courts. The event will offer high-quality, gently used books for toddlers, pre-schoolers, primary grades and teenagers at affordable prices. Children’s…