Thoughts from the Publisher | April 7

By: Neena Strichart Publisher A couple of weeks ago in my column, I published a vintage photo that had been shared with us by our buddy Steve Hastings. The picture showed many men posing together for what appeared to be an important event, and it was. The picture showed several gentlemen grouped for a photo…

Thoughts from the Publisher | March 31

Last year, our paper’s distribution day fell on April 1, April Fools’ Day. For that issue, I wrote my column about the history of that celebrated date. This year, April Fools’ Day is on Saturday, the day after our paper publishes. Nevertheless, I figured I would basically rerun the same column today, with just a…

Thoughts from the Publisher | March 24

I love looking at photographs of years gone by. I especially enjoy vintage pictures of local people, events and cityscapes of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Back in the early years of the Signal Tribune, we published a feature titled “Reminiscing.” Every week, we would print a photo from my collection that depicted local happenings,…

Thoughts from the Publisher | March 17

Once in a while, our paper publishes on the date of a well celebrated holiday. With today being St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to do some detailed investigation about the holiday and share my findings with our readers. I figured the research would take me several hours, so I started my detective-like online search days…

Thoughts from the Publisher | March 10

Earlier this week, I had a visit from a woman asking about our procedure for placing obituary notices. When I asked her for some of the details, I learned that she wanted to run the information regarding her mother. During our conversation, I learned that I had known her mother, Virginia Cullen, and that dear…

Thoughts from the Publisher | March 3

Steve and I absolutely adore our pets. They are our sweet and loving four-legged kids who rescued us from lives that would otherwise be fraught with intact furniture, clean carpeting, full pocketbooks and a pristine lawn. Needless to say, without our dogs and cats, we would be quite bored and most likely burdened with sleeping…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Jan. 27

Over the years, we have received thousands of press releases. When we receive such requests for a free publication, the quality of the information given to us falls into one of the following categories: great, good, bad and/or delete. As of late, it seems that we are being sent more and more requests written with…

Thoughts from Publisher | Jan. 13

To the disappointment of local diners, in August of 2016, Nino’s Ristorante Italiano closed down after 58 years of business. Six years earlier, in 2010, Arnold’s Family Restaurant, after more than five decades of serving loyal patrons, shut its doors forever at the end of the day that Sunday, Mother’s Day. Both having been located…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Jan. 6

Learning to drive was quite an event for me. As a Wilson High School student, I was given the opportunity to not only take a class that taught rules and regulations of the road, but I was also offered a chance to take behind-the-wheel instruction. I turned down the latter. Instead of learning my driving…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Dec. 30

With today’s issue being the last one of 2016, I thought I would write about New Year’s resolutions. In my opinion, to those of you who choose to make resolutions, do make those goals attainable, instead of putting pressure on yourself that causes stress and ends up impossible to accomplish. Be kind to yourself, and…