Atlantic Avenue project complete

The City of Long Beach has completed a major street improvement project on Atlantic Avenue between 52nd Street and the city’s northern border, according to city officials. The rehabilitation included constructing cement concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks; replacing and overlaying asphalt concrete pavement; and furnishing and installing pavement markers, markings, and traffic striping. Existing medians…

O’Donnell introduces ‘green port’ legislation

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-70th District) introduced legislation last week to help make California ports greener and more energy-efficient. Assembly Bill 678 would create the Energy Efficient Ports Program, which would assist in funding energy-efficiency upgrades and investments at California’s public ports, according to O’Donnell’s office. “We currently provide financial assistance to other public entities to…

Letter: Sign out

Thank you for your “Thoughts from the Publisher” in the Feb. 20 issue regarding the upcoming election. I was beginning to wonder if it had actually been cancelled! I am baffled by this agreement not to use campaign signage. Personally, I would view the agreement more as an effort to continue the “status quo” rather…

Developer agrees to acquire property and build new affordable-housing community in Signal Hill

Sean Belk Staff Writer Los Angeles-based nonprofit developer Meta Housing Corporation officially entered into an agreement this week with the Signal Hill Housing Authority to acquire a 1.6-acre property and develop the site into a new affordable-housing complex being designed by Long Beach-based architecture firm Studio One Eleven. The project, however, is contingent on the…

SHPD now offering permanent drop box for unused meds

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) has installed a permanent prescription-medicine drop box in the lobby of the Signal Hill Police Station, 2745 Walnut Avenue, according to police. The drop box was installed in furtherance of the National Take Back Initiative, according to the SHPD. The service is free, and those who drop off medications…

SHPD searching for convenience-store robber

On Friday, Feb. 6, at approximately 2:28pm, a male suspect wearing a labcoat and surgical mask robbed a convenience store, known as Munchies at 2331 Orange Ave., at gunpoint, according to information the Signal Tribune obtained from the social-media service Nixle. The suspect, described as a Hispanic or Filipino man who is 5 feet 7…