SH Planning Commission schedules hearing on mandated sediment control for vacant parcels

If approved, property owner compliance with the ordinance would be required by April 2018

At its July 18 meeting, the Signal Hill Planning Commission scheduled a public hearing for Aug. 15 regarding an ordinance mandating owners of vacant parcels to install sediment-control devices to reduce water pollution from runoff. The commission also held a public hearing on a home construction extension, approved revised signage for a housing development, learned…

Shakespeare Orange County’s The Tempest

The Tempest is considered William Shakespeare’s final play. Its protagonist, Prospero, is a lot like a playwright, orchestrating events on his island with the help of his sorcerer’s book and staff. The other characters are at the mercy of his powerful whim, including his teenaged daughter Miranda, native inhabitant and slave Caliban, and even a…

America in Words and Music at the Richard Goad Theatre

America in Words and Music: A Vaudeville Revue, at the Richard Goad Theatre through July 29, is an entertaining tribute to America’s musical and literary heritage, appropriate for our country’s birthday month. In one hour, four members of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company (LBSC) sing, dance and recite American classics, ranging from Mark Twain to…

LB Public Safety Committee hosts meeting to discuss quality-of-life improvements

Council members and committee review 2016 incidents to improve 2017

At a Long Beach Public Safety Committee meeting at the Fire Training Center on Thursday, July 13, police and fire department personnel presented on the use of quality-of-life officers, the reporting of quality-of-life incidents, the possible re-instatement of the Safe Ride Program and the utilization of electronic road flares. Fourth District Councilmember Daryl Supernaw, 3rd…

I’m having an affair

I have been having an affair for years, and my wife knows about it. The affair started 9½ years ago when I first took the job at the BKBIA. It wasn’t intentional or something I had been looking for, but it just happened immediately. I wasn’t married yet, and the affair didn’t even start out…

High-end at low prices

Photo by Zoe Adler | Signal Tribune The Bixby Knolls Edgar & James, a “curated” Goodwill and the second of its kind, opened its doors at 9am on Friday, July 14. The store now occupies the old Trader Joe’s location at the corner of Cartagena Street and Atlantic Avenue and features farmhouse, urban and industrial…

Letters, emails and website comments | July 21

Blurred lines? As founding president of Alamitos Beach and executive director of the Council of Neighborhood Organizations, I take exception to the election of Isabel Arvea, district staff for the Councilman of the 6th District, to the board of the Wrigley Neighborhood Association. This blurs the lines between neighborhood associations and the council office. Associations…

Around Town | July 21

MEDICINE, MUNCHIES AND MOVIES What Health education lecture Who For seniors, hosted by MemorialCare Senior Plus When Friday, July 21 from noon to 3pm Where Long Beach Memorial, Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave. More Info Mariusz Wirga, M.D., psychosocial oncology, will give a 45-minute lecture entitled “Aging with Positivity,” followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session…

Eye on Crime | July 21

Crimes reported by Signal Hill Police Department LBPD reporting system is still down. Thursday, July 13 2am Possess paraphernalia, prostitution E. PCH/Molino Ave. (suspect taken into custody) 9:22am Auto burglary 2400 block Cerritos Ave. Friday, July 14 1am Possess paraphernalia E. PCH/Molino Ave. (suspect taken into custody) 10:29am Identity theft 2700 block Walnut Ave. 7:14pm…