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…

Signal Hill City Council approves vacant parcel ordinance

Council approved a permit allowing sale of alcohol for on-site consumption at Mother’s Market

With a packed agenda at its Sept. 12 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council approved an ordinance requiring owners of vacant parcels of more than one acre to install sediment controls by April 2018. It also approved a conditional-use permit allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at the future Mother’s Market and…

Ready for school

Photo by Wendy Hansen The Rotary Club of Signal Hill on Sept. 8 delivered backpacks and school supplies to Jessie Elwin Nelson Academy, the first school to benefit from the Rotary Club’s backpack program. Other schools included Alvarado Elementary on Sept 13 and Signal Hill Elementary on Sept. 19. Each year, as its community project,…

Legislative, local leaders address public at community event

The event covered homelessness and the statewide teacher shortage

The public had a chance to learn about statewide and city issues and express their own opinions on those topics at a community event last Saturday at the Expo Arts Center. Seventieth District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell hosted a community-coffee event on Sept. 9 to discuss questions, concerns and ideas on legislative matters. Eighth District Councilmember…

Immortalizing the fallen

Photos by Denny Cristales | Signal Tribune GD Bro Burger, 1798 E. Willow St., hosted an honor-wall unveiling event on Sept. 13 that recognized fallen veterans who served in the U.S. military. The unveiling featured a banner that displayed the credentials of the late Army Sgt. Sammy Nguyen, who died during physical combat training in…

How I spent my summer vacation

I faintly remember that kids were supposed to stand up and tell the rest of the class what they did over their summer. Or maybe write an essay about it? I think I was actually only asked to do this once, so perhaps it was just a suburban legend in my failing memory. But I…

Around Town | September 15

FOR ART’S SAKE What Art exhibit Who Hosted by Club d’Art and the Long Beach Art Museum When Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 5 all day Where The Art Exchange, 356 E. 3rd St. More Info A new generation of young artists from LBCC will be presented in an outdoor exhibit. Visit artexchangelongbeach.org/event/lbcc-show/. MEDICINE,…

CA attorney general leads DACA lawsuit against Trump administration

County supervisors also oppose DACA ban, vow to provide support for Dreamers

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra– joined by the attorneys general for Minnesota, Maryland and Maine– filed a lawsuit Sept. 11 against the Trump administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative (DACA). The four states filed the suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California…