April 20, 2018 | Vol. XL | No. 17

This week, the Signal Tribune covered stories on Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s next campaign for Measure M, the postponement of Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s AB 2591, and a Belmont Shore resident who is leading her own personal ambition for tiny homes. More stories include part 2 of a townhall featuring Sen. Kamala Harris and O’Donnell’s…

At WANA meeting, Long Beach Transit highlights mobile ticketing, electric buses

Wrigley residents also discuss flood insurance and rainwater collection after recent disasters

At its April 16 meeting at the Veterans Park community center, the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) heard from Long Beach Transit about “mobile ticketing” and plans for new electric buses. In the wake of recent flooding in other parts of the state, residents also learned about flood insurance and an impending ballot initiative to…

Bill seeking deadline extension for Community Hospital postponed

After Assembly Health Committee puts AB 2591 on hold, O’Donnell stresses need for ‘expeditious’ development of seismic plan

The rally to save Community Hospital got more urgent Tuesday, when the Assembly Health Committee put Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s AB 2591 on hold until the City of Long Beach can move forward with a plan that details how seismic compliance will be achieved at Community Hospital, according to O’Donnell in an interview with the Signal…

‘This is a very well run city’

Assemblymember discusses education, ports with Signal Hill residents during meet-and-greet

During a a community meet-and-greet at the Signal Hill City Hall Council Chamber on Saturday, April 14, 70th District Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell explained to a group of residents that he flies out to Sacramento on Monday mornings and returns home midday Thursday, making it his goal to represent the district and its constituents during his…

‘[Dreamers] believe in our democracy, and we have got to keep it up’

At town hall, Sen. Kamala Harris expresses optimism about democratic process

[The following is the second installment of a two-part story on U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s April 6 visit to Long Beach, when she addressed residents during a town-hall meeting.] Immigration The people of California are impacted the most by federal decisions regarding immigration policy, Harris said, because of California’s large immigrant population. Harris described her…

Peter and the Starcatcher at Long Beach Playhouse

With exuberance galore, an enthusiastic cast of younger performers infuses Long Beach Playhouse’s Peter and the Starcatcher with the magic of imagination. Continuing through May 5, this production will delight adults with its humorous wordplay and fascinate children with Peter Pan’s fantastical origin story. Set in 1885, the story by Rick Elice– first staged in…

Musical Theatre West’s Nice Work If You Can Get It

What could be nicer than a new musical comedy based on a mélange of Gershwin songs? Though set in 1927 Prohibition-era New York, Musical Theatre West’s (MTW) raucous production of Nice Work If You Can Get It, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center through April 22, is anything but old-fashioned, fueled by forbidden booze, risqué…

EDCO features new Earth Day video on its website

EDCO has created and released a new Earth Day video, in celebration of Earth Day 2018, on its website, edcodisposal.com. The EDCO Earth Day video can be viewed under “Recycling Videos” at the bottom of the homepage and features what can be done to help reduce, reuse and recycle. Residents must put their ZIP code…

Around Town | April 20, 2018

POLITICAL POSITING What Meeting Who Hosted by League of Women Voters of Long Beach When Saturday, April 21 from 10am to noon Where Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr. More Info Chiefs of staff for local representatives will discuss how to communicate political views effectively. Email Iris Yokoi at iyokoi@msn.com. VISIONS OF PHILANTHROPY What…