LB Department of Health and Human Services receives $150,000 grant to expand bicycle, pedestrian safety education

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to expand its bicycle and pedestrian education activities. “This funding will expand our City’s effort to prevent injuries while promoting active transportation,” Mayor Robert Garcia said. The grant will help fund…

LBPD South Division to host open house

The City of Long Beach will celebrate the reestablishment of the police department’s South Patrol Division, 400 W. Broadway, with a free community open-house event on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 11:30am to 2:30pm. “Restoring the South Patrol Division will improve the safety of our community and demonstrates the City’s commitment to use Measure A funds…

Pedestrian not in crosswalk struck by vehicle, killed

A pedestrian was killed in an accident last week, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Dec. 8, at approximately 8:50pm, officers from responded to Pacific Coast Highway and Myrtle Avenue on a report of a vehicle-versus-pedestrian traffic collision. When officers arrived, they found that the collision involved a 2010 Chrysler 300, driven…

Eye on Crime | Dec. 15

Crimes reported by the Signal Hill Police Department Thursday, Dec 7 3:40am Grand theft– motor vehicle 2900 block Hummingbird Lane (suspect arrested) 1:13pm Burglary 2200 block Sarah Court 10:05pm DUI E. Hill St./Temple Ave. (suspect arrested Friday, Dec 8 2:09am DUI E. Wardlow Rd./Linden Ave. (suspect arrested) 10:53am Grand theft– motor vehicle 1500 block E.…

Thomas fire burns 96,000 acres, forces evacuation of 50,000

Two LBFD strike teams deployed to assist with regional firefighting efforts

Although not in imminent danger, residents of Signal Hill and Long Beach could smell smoke Thursday from various wildfires in Los Angeles County, including the Thomas wildfire currently burning in Ventura County, near and within the cities of Ventura, Ojai and Santa Paula. The blaze had begun north of Santa Paula, near Steckel Park and…

Staying on the ‘GRID’

Solar-panel installation company completes its 200th clean-energy project in Long Beach, trains students

In a constantly evolving city, solar panel installations are becoming a more common sight in Long Beach, but for a particular group of construction workers who installed solar energy panels atop a residential home on E. 16th Street, it was more than just a routine project. GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit solar-power company, hosted a press…

ICTF JPA board meets to approve agenda items, discuss dormant on-dock rail study

The brief meeting at the Port of Long Beach office also focused on the project’s EIR status

A public meeting on Dec. 6 at the Port of Long Beach’s Interim Administrative Offices primarily featured discussion about the status of the LA ports’ on-dock rail study– which has not been updated since 2006– and the subsequent draft environmental-impact report (EIR), both of which, up until now, had been in “limbo,” according to Richard…

Exploring ‘The Edge’

Photos by Izzie Hallock | Signal Tribune On Thursday, Nov. 30, authors Kim Steinhardt and Gary Griggs shared their newest book, The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast, at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Steinhardt and Griggs analyzed the book’s focus of the California coast’s past, present and future with climate…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Dec. 8

I can hardly believe that Christmas is less than three weeks away, and, according to friends and family, they too are amazed at the speed with which the holiday is approaching. Besides attending all the holiday parties and events, I suspect many of our readers and advertisers will soon be dashing from store to store,…

One fact you should know about disability

Disability is something many people aren’t faced with in a direct way. The reality is, a 20-year-old worker currently has a one-in-four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. That makes Social Security disability benefits something you should learn about and understand. One fact you should know is Social Security’s definition of disability: the…