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,…

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…

Local attorney honored on ‘Rising Star’ list

Super Lawyers Magazine has named local attorney Shafiel A. Karim to its 2017 California Rising Stars list, according to Karim. Karim is an attorney at the Law Office of Shafiel A. Karim, P.C., a boutique litigation firm dedicated to representing small and medium-sized businesses in commercial and class-action lawsuits, and designated complex matters. The list…

Nurturing nature

This past weekend, Long Beach celebrated the reopening of the Colorado Lagoon. Along with the El Dorado Nature Center’s new entry and the latest phase of the Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project, we are highlighting our city’s dedication to valuing nature and providing access for our community. The Colorado Lagoon restoration improvements focus on water quality…

Fences at Long Beach Playhouse’s Mainstage Theatre

Theatre review

Having not seen Denzel Washington’s recent Oscar-nominated film Fences, I unexpectedly found myself on a rollercoaster ride of raw emotion at Long Beach Playhouse’s (LBPH) production of the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning August Wilson play. To say that this play is powerful is an understatement; it’s an ambitious dramatic undertaking about a man’s bitter conflict…

Open-studio tour to feature 15 local artists

Fifteen Long Beach visual artists will open their studios to the public during the 8th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 11am to 4pm. The tour is free and made possible through a microgrant from the Arts Council for Long Beach. Artworks include paintings, mixed-media constructions, handmade artist…

Art-studio tour to feature works of 15 local artists

Fifteen Long Beach visual artists will open their studios to the public during the 8th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 11am to 4pm. The tour is free and made possible through a microgrant from the Arts Council for Long Beach. Artworks include paintings, mixed-media constructions, handmade artist…

It's official: Woods, Wilson re-elected; Copeland fills third spot on council

Discrepancy in results leads to recount on Thursday night, but Copeland is ultimately elected.

UPDATE: After press time on March 16, the ballot recount had ended, and City Clerk Robert Copeland was officially the third candidate to fill the final spot on the Signal Hill City Council. Candidate Keir Jones conceded on his Facebook page on Thursday, as well. The headline has also been changed to reflect the final…

‘The most important election of your lifetime is going to be in 2018’

At townhall, Lowenthal fields questions on immigration, health care and civil rights.

By: Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Although the audience response to Rep. Alan Lowenthal at a townhall meeting this week was predominantly positive– with long stints of applause and cheers for his remarks on issues pertaining to immigration and health care– there were a few in attendance that seemed to take a page right out of…

Advocates ready to protest Airport Advisory decision

Drama surrounding the international terminal won’t fade into the sunset.

By: CJ Dablo Staff Writer Neighborhood advocates opposed to any more talk of an international airport have braced for impact. Last month’s decision by the Long Beach Airport Advisory Commission to discuss the possibility of asking the city council to revisit the international-terminal issue has galvanized staunch critics, and they planned to make their voices…